Scripture and Church Seminar (SACS)

The Scripture and Church Seminar (SACS) is a new seminar that will explore the interface between Scripture and the church, covering the terrain that is normally referred to as Practical Theology. For further information contact the chair, Mike Wagenman, or see The SAHS/SADS/SACS dinner will take place at 7:30 PM, contact Gillian Fernie for details at


4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: 103 (Plaza Level) - Hynes Convention Center (HCC)

Michael Wagenman, Western University, Presiding

Vince Bantu, Covenant Theological Seminary
Biblical Interpretation and Liturgical Performance in Global Christian Perspective (30 min)

Ryan O’Dowd, Cornell University,
Dark Things in the Depths: Wisdom Confession, and the Kingdom of God (30 min)

Break (15 min)

Ruth Padilla-deBorst, Boston College
The Kingdom of God and Everyday Liturgies in the New Testament (30 min)

Dru Johnson, The King's College (New York)
Placebos, Elevator Buttons, and High Powered Lasers: How Ritual Ethics Enable Us to See the
Kingdom of God
(30 min)

Discussion (15 min)