The third annual Restoration Studies Symposium (Sunstone Midwest) kicks off tomorrow (Thursday) night with the third annual Wallace B. Smith Lecture, presented by Don H. Compier, Dean of the Community of Christ Seminary. Dr. Compier will address the symposium’s theme by discussing: “Who is a Christian? The Perspective of Ecumenical Christianity.” The lecture begins at 7:00 PM and the conference registration tables will open at 5:00 PM. If you haven’t registered, walk-ins are very welcome — be sure to arrive in time both to register and also to peruse the book tables. We will have copies of several newly released titles, including Restoration Studies XI, Community of Christ: An Illustrated History, and 150 Years of Song: Hymnody in the Reorganization 1860-2010. The Wallace B. Smith Lecture will be followed by an opening reception.
We have a full program that promises to enlighten. This year’s presenters and panelists include: Phil Barlow, Christopher Blythe, Don Bradley, Newell Bringhurst, Seth Bryant, Carol Cease Campbell, Ryan Combs, Don Compier, Ron Dawbarn, Marcello Jun de Oliveira, Craig Foster, John Glaser, Rachel Gostenhofer, Michael Humiston, Liana Kerzner, Page Kimball, Christine Magula, Sherry Morain, Stuart Parker, Mary Ellen Robertson, Michael Reed, Ryan T. Roos, Bill Russell, Gordon Shepard, Steve Shields, George D. Smith, Chrystal Vanel, and Barbara Walden.
You can view the whole program here: View Program
And you can still register online, just bring your printout and check to the symposium registration table: Register Now
All sessions will be held at the Graceland University Independence Campus, 1400 W. Truman Road in Independence: Map
If you’re planning to attend the Community of Christ World Conference, this will be a great way to kick off your experience. Hope to see you there tomorrow!