125th Anniversary Convocation To Be Held at Union Seminary

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The Lord’s Day Alliance of the U.S. may be old, but its 125th anniversary convocation—hosted with the Academy of Preachers at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York—will focus on its bright future.

The two-day convocation, September 27-28, will be held at the historic Union Theological Seminary, a division of Columbia University.

Featured events include:

An opening luncheon with Dr. Richard J. Mouw, prolific author, historian, and just-retired president of Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, Calif.;
A Friday afternoon and Saturday morning Festival of Young Preachers featuring up-and-coming preachers, ages 14-28;
A celebration worship service at Abyssinian Baptist Church, Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts III preaching, and featuring The United Voices of Abyssinian Gospel Choir; and
A closing luncheon with Dr. Barbara Lundblad, Engle Professor of Preaching, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.

For more details, see the full schedule. (Last updated 8/29/2013)

Founded in 1888 at a time of public unrest over labor/leisure issues, the Lord’s Day Alliance (LDA) was instrumental in supporting legislative action. At the turn of the 21stcentury, the LDA refocused its attentions on collaboration and cooperation as it encourages people of faith to more seriously engage in the various expressions of their own faith tradition.

Today, the LDA has partnered with organizations like the Academy of Preachers, a young organization (2009) whose purpose it is to identify, network, support and inspire young people in their call to Gospel preaching.  And, the LDA has worked with educational organizations like Princeton Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Beeson Divinity School, Boston Theological Institute, Boston University School of Theology, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, and Union Theological Seminary to conduct annual symposia on topics centered around the Ten Commandments.

To be released just before the convocation is Formation for Life: Just Peacemaking and 21stCentury Discipleship (Pickwick/Wipf & Stock—2013) co-edited by Glen H. Stassen, Rodney L. Petersen, and Timothy A. Norton. The book is a compilation of essays coming out of the LDA’s 2010 symposium at Fuller Theological Seminary. In 2010 the LDA sponsored publication of Sunday, Sabbath, and the Weekend: Managing Time in a Global Culture(Eerdmans, 2010), a work coming out of previous symposia.

For more information about the Convocation, or to register now, please send an email to info@ldausa.org or call (404)693-5530.

Registration deadline: September 18