AWAF Ancient Wisdom Anglican Futures Conference, II June 16-17-18, 2011 #dmingml


Trinity school for Ministry have their second AWAF Ancient Wisdom Anglican Futures Conference taking place in June. The last one was superb, and this one looks just as great.  I just wish I could make it.


AWAF Ancient Wisdom Anglican Futures Conference 2011
June 16, 17 and 18, 2011
Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, Pennsylvania

How can the historic catechumenate help us make disciples in an age marked by biblical illiteracy and spiritual shallowness? Join us at Ancient Wisdom Anglican Futures (AWAF) Conference 2011 as we explore these important questions!

Surveys of the North American religious landscape have made it abundantly clear that Christians are biblically illiterate and scandalously misinformed about the foundations of their faith.  A lack of instruction, formation, and training has posed a challenge to the viability of mainline denominations, and diminished the vibrancy of ministry and mission in evangelical churches.  Is the Christianity of our day a mile wide and an inch deep?  Is there a “deep church” alternative to the spiritual shallowness that splashes over the front porches of our faith communities?

This is the challenge, and these are the questions that will be addressed at the next Ancient Wisdom Anglican Futures (AWAF) Conference at Trinity School for Ministry.  In partnership with the Robert Webber Center, this international conference will draw deeply from the well of the Great Tradition.  Disciple-making and –deployment were priorities of the early Church in its robust catechumenate and, from time to time, this vision has been renewed in the history of our faith.  From pre-evangelism to catechesis to crossing the sacramental threshold into the life and witness of the Church, an ancient-future vision of the Catechumenate awaits rediscovery in today’s North American mission field.

This sweeping range of pre-modern to post-modern perspectives will be accompanied by varied forms of interaction as well as “roll-up-your-sleeves” workshops.  Theologians and practitioners will mix and mingle, and the whole event will be flavored with worship and fellowship.

Keynote speakers:

The Rev. Dr. William Harmless, S.J. is Professor of Theology at Creighton University in Omaha.

The Rev. Dr. Tory Baucum is the Rector of Truro Church, Fairfax, Virginia.

The Rev. Dr. Ashley Null is an internationally respected scholar on the grace and gratitude theology of the English Reformation and joins us from Berlin.

The Rev. Dr. Graham Tomlin is Dean of St Mellitus College in London.

The total cost for the 3-day conference is only $150.00 (which includes all meals), $60.00 for students.

To register, go to and click on Register.