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L IVED THEOLOGY COURAGEOUS FAITH TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES

Metro-Urban Institute At Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

MARCH 27-28, 2015

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Lived Theology Conference

MUIs instructional, research, and community engagement activities include:

Contextualized Learning and Instruction

Graduate Certificate in Urban Ministry Doctor of Ministry in Urban Change

Urban Christian Leadership Certificate International Educational Experiences The Justice League- Seminarian Community Involvement Initiative Annual Conferences, Panel Discussions, Symposia, and Special Events

Participatory Action Research

Research on Neighborhood Capital Community Partnerships and Policy Advocacy

Urban Community Partners

Conversations on Race

ABOUT THE METRO-URBAN INSTITUTE Metro Urban Institute (MUI) is an academic, advocacy, and programmatic action arm of

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, concerned with factors that shape contemporary urban

life and that shape Christian ministry within urban contexts. MUIs activities have two

primary emphases: facilitation of experiential, curricular, and scholarly engagement

with urban poverty contexts and concerns, especially engagement by theological stu-

dents and educators; and analysis, mapping, and reinforcement of the socio-religious re-

sources of churches, community organizations, social networks, and leadership sectors

within low-income neighborhoods.

INITIATIVES

Kimberly Gates Merrell, Director of the Metro-Urban Institute

Katie Campbell, Administrative Assistant

Lisa Franklin Robinson, Assistant Conference Coordinator

Allan Irazarry-Graves, Work Study Student

STAFF

http://www.pts.edu/urban-certificatehttp://www.pts.edu/Urban_Change_Focushttp://www.pts.edu/Christian_Leadership_Certificate_Program

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Lived Theology Conference TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Welcome Letter .4

Conference Schedule At-A-Glance........5

Opening Session/Plenary...........6

Panel Discussion 1.........7

Panel Discussion 2.........8

Worship Service ...........9-10

Plenary..........11

Panel Discussion 3...........12

Keynote Speakers.13

Plenary Panelists.....14-15

Workshop Tracts & Speakers..16-18

Legacy Award Honorees.......18

Campus Map .......19

Long Hall Map ....20

Advertisements ...21-25

Metro-Urban Institute Council.31

Exhibitors ....32

Note Pages ..33-35

Sponsors ..36

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Lived Theology Conference

March 27, 2015

Dear Conference Participants:

Welcome to Metro-Urban Institutes 2015 Urban Intensive Weekend conference. As an

academic, advocacy, and programmatic action arm of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Met-

ro-Urban Institute (MUI) is concerned with factors that shape contemporary urban life and that

shape Christian ministry within urban contexts. This years conference embraces these dual

concerns in vital and timely ways, reactivating a rich tradition of similar conferences convened

across MUIs nearly 25 year history.

Our 2015 conference theme, Lived Theology: Courageous Faith Transforming

Communities, points to connections between analysis and action, faith and responsiveness,

and courage and change. The presenters and participants assembled at this conference embody

insights, viewpoints, and experiences that shed essential light on many intersecting dimensions

of transformative, socially-grounded faith praxis. It is our hope that the deliberations, dia-

logue, and interactions resulting from these conference proceedings will strengthen resolve,

sharpen strategies, and deepen and expand collaborations as we continue to pursue justice,

wholeness, and prosperity within our communities.

We thank each of you for your presence at this conference, and we pray Gods blessings

upon your work and ministry.

On behalf of the MUI team,

R. Drew Smith, PhD.

Professor of Urban Ministry

Chair, Metro-Urban Institute Council

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Lived Theology Conference

Friday, March 27, 2015

9:00-10:00 a.m. Registration - Lower Chapel

10:00-10:30 a.m. Opening Session - Chapel Auditorium

10:30-12:00 p.m. Plenary with Q&A- Chapel Auditorium

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch - Kadel Dining Room

1:00-2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion #1- Chapel Auditorium

2:30-3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion #2-Chapel Auditorium

4:00-5:00 p.m. Workshop #1 See Pages 16-17 for Workshop Rooms

5:00-6:45 p.m. Dinner - Kadel Dining Room

5:00-7:00 p.m. * Exhibitors Booths Open John Knox

7:00-9:00 p.m. Worship Service - Main Chapel

Saturday, March 28, 2015

8:30-9:30 a.m. Registration Lower Chapel

9:30-10:00 a.m Prayer/Devotions/Recap- Chapel Auditorium

10:00-11:30 a.m Plenary with Q&A - Chapel Auditorium

11:30-1:00 p.m Lunch- Kadel Dining Room

11:30-1:00 p.m. * Exhibitors Booths Open John Knox

1:00-2:30 p.m. Panel Discussion #3- Chapel Auditorium

2:45-3:45 p.m Workshop #2- See Pages 16-17 for Workshop Rooms

4:00-5:00 p.m. Workshop #3- See Pages 16-17 for Workshop Rooms

6:30-9:00 p.m. Legacy Banquet- Kadel Dining Room

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

* Speaker book signings will take place and the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern

Archaeology will be open.

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Lived Theology Conference OPENING SESSION / PLENARY

KIMBERLY GATES MERRELL, PRESIDING

Director, Metro-Urban Institute

OPENING REMARKS Kimberly Gates Merrell

PRAYER

WELCOME Kimberly Gates Merrell

Rev. Dr. William Carl

President, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

MUI HISTORICAL REFLECTION Rev. Shane Austin

Pastor, St. Paul Baptist Church

FRAMING THE CONTEXT Rev. Dr. R. Drew Smith

Professor of Urban Ministry

Chair, Metro-Urban Institute Council

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Rev. Dr. R. Drew Smith

PLENARY SPEAKER Rev. Dr. Cheryl Sanders

Professor of Ethics, Howard University School of

Divinity

Q&A

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(BREAK FOR LUNCH IN THE KADEL DINING ROOM)

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015, 10:00 A.M.

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Lived Theology Conference PANEL DISCUSSION 1

REV. DR. LISA THOMPSON, PRESIDING

Assistant Professor of Homiletics

INTRODUCTION OF PANELISTS Rev. Dr. Lisa Thompson

FRAMING THE DISCUSSION Rev. Dr. Lisa Thompson

PANELIST PRESENTATIONS RaShall M. Brackney

Zone 1 Commander, City of Pittsburgh,

Bureau of Police

Dr. David A. Harris

Distinguished Faculty Scholar and

Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh

Jeffery Lukacs

Pastor, Mary S. Brown-Ames United Methodist

Church and PTS MDiv Student

Former West Mifflin Police Officer

Q&A

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015, 1:00 P.M.

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Lived Theology Conference PANEL DISCUSSION 2

DR. HELEN BLIER, PRESIDING

Director, Continuing Education

INTRODUCTION OF PANELISTS Dr. Helen Blier

FRAMING THE DISCUSSION Dr. Helen Blier

PANELIST PRESENTATIONS Fred Brown

Associate Director for Program Development,

Kingsley Association

Rev. Ricky Burgess

Pastor, Nazarene Baptist Church

City Council Member, District 9

Rev. Dr. Randy Bush

Senior Pastor, East Liberty Presbyterian Church

DeAnna Davis

Board Member, Larimer Consensus Group

Realtor, Keller Williams Realty

Q&A

ANNOUNCEMENTS

(BREAK FOR WORKSHOP #1, FOLLOWED BY DINNER AND EXHIBITS)

FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015, 2:30 P.M.

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Lived Theology Conference WORSHIP SERVICE

REV. K. J. NORRIS, PRESIDING

Member, MUI Council

CALL TO WORSHIP (See pg 26) Rev. K. J. Norris

OPENING HYMN (See pg 26)

Holy, Holy, Holy

INVOCATION

MINISTRY OF MUSIC (See pg 27) Eastminster Presbyterian Church Praise Team

Every Praise

You Reign

Alpha and Omega

WELCOME/REMARKS Kimberly Gates Merrell

Director, Metro-Urban Institute

WORSHIP LITANY (See pg.28-29) Allan Irrizary-Graves

PTS MDiv & MUI Student

MUSICAL SELECTION Eastminster Presbyterian Church Praise Team

For the Healing of the Nations

SCRIPTURE READING Karyn Bigelow

2 Samuel 21:1-14 PTS MDiv & MUI Student

INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Rev. Dr. R. Drew Smith

Professor of Urban Ministry

Chair, Metro-Urban Institute Council