Video conference - “Discerning the Work of the Holy Spirit in and Through the Church”
Conference: 2020 August 28, 2020 – August 29, 2020
Main topic of the FEET video conference: “Discerning the Work of the Holy Spirit in and Through the Church”
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions the FEET Conference cannot take place in Prague. The FEET executive committee took this decision because of the uncertainty of the current circumstances. But we invite all to a video conference on the same subject and with the same main speakers.
Friday, Aug 28, 2020 15:00 – 17:00 Introduction and address by the chairman of FEET, Prof. Pierre Berthoud (Aix-en-Provence, France) Prayer and Bible Reading: Isaiah 61 - Dr Hetty Lalleman (Spurgeon’s College, London) 1st paper: “The Holy Spirit in the Bible” - Dr Ksenija Magda (University of Zagreb, Croatia) and discussion afterwards 2nd paper: “The Work of the Holy Spirit in, through, and outside the Church: A New Paradigm”- Prof. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen (Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena/CA, USA; University of Helsinki, Finland) and discussion afterwards
Saturday, Aug 29, 2020 10:00 – 12:00 Prayer and Bible Reading: Acts 2 - Prof. Evert van de Poll (EEA Theological Commission; Evangelische Theologische Faculteit Leuven, Belgium; Nîmes, France) 3rd paper: “The Transforming work of the Spirit in the worship of the Church” - Prof. Terje Hegertun (MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo, Norway) and discussion afterwards 4th paper: “The Transforming Work of the Spirit in the personal life” - Dr Pablo Martinez (Medical Doctor and Psychiatrist, Barcelona, Spain) and discussion afterwards
15:00 – 16:00 5th paper: “The work of the Holy Spirit through the witness of the Church in the public sphere” - Prof. Corneliu Constantineanu (‘Aurel Vlaicu’ University, Arad, Romania) and discussion afterwards
A growing interest in the work of the Holy Spirit is evident in our time. We see this not only in the growing worldwide Pentecostal and charismatic movements, but in many churches Christians are longing for spiritual renewal and the fulfilment of their mission and ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit. The biennial FEET conference will deal with these themes from a theological perspective. It will discuss the dialogue between the Pentecostal and charismatic movements and traditional churches and provide a biblical perspective on the work of the Holy Spirit, on worship, on the spiritual gifts and on spirituality in Christian ministry. Although we very much regret the renunciation of the personal meeting in Prague in view of the present circumstances, we expect also in this reduced virtual format a dynamic exchange and a lively discussion on this challenging topic. FEET warmly invites theologians from all over Europe to this discussion at its 2020 video conference. You are most welcome! Registration under: www.feet-europe.org or send an e-mail to Dr Klaus Bensel: email@example.com Those who register will receive the texts of the lectures by e-mail a few days before the conference.
Price: The FEET video conference is free of charge. Of course there are expenses for the technical management, so we are grateful for a voluntary donation for FEET which can be given on the FEET website.