Conference 25 - 27 July 2019
Healing. Restorative. Biblical. Patristic.
We are in the process of editing the recordings from the conference. We will post them here in September. Please check back.
The earliest Christians believed Jesus died not to satisfy divine vengeance, but to conquer the corruption of sin within our human nature as a human being, and restore human nature in his resurrection. The Orthodox Christian tradition has maintained this understanding of Christ from ancient times. Explore with us the practical applications - as well as the biblical and historical foundations - of this medical view of atonement.
For a brief introduction to “atonement” in general, and “Medical Substitution” in particular, click here.
Thu 7pm : Jesus Retells Our Story: How and Why Jesus Retold His People’s Story
Fri 9am: God Purifies Like a Dialysis Machine: The Jewish Sacrificial System and the Retelling of Moses’ Ascent
Fri 10:30am: Restorative Justice: Why God’s Justice is Restorative, Not Retributive
Fri 1:30pm: Restorative Justice Today: Christian Engagement in Public Policy (e.g. criminal justice, sustainable economics, housing, banking, etc.)
Fri 3:30pm: Language, Emotions, and Counseling: The Impact of Atonement Theories on Emotional and Mental Health
Fri 7pm: Language, Emotions, and Pastoral Leadership
Sat 9am: Evangelism and the Hero’s Journey
Sat 10:30am: Jesus Retold David’s Pre-Enthronement Story: Reframing Psalm 22
Sat 1:30pm: Spiritual Formation, Worship, and Prayer
(TBD mealtime) Atonement in Irenaeus and Athanasius: The Power of Recapitulation Theory
Breakout Discussion Sessions by Interest/Vocation: New Explorers, Pastors, Counselors, Activists, and Scholars. If enough teachers, businesspeople, non-profit leaders, etc. are in attendance, we will make more breakout sessions.
Confirmed Presenters and Speakers. Check for updates as we receive confirmations. To expand, click on photos (on some devices, then lower right hand dot).
Meeting Space and Lodging at The Guest House, 670 Broad Street, Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863 (closer to Providence T.F. Green Airport, about one hour from Boston Logan Airport). The Guest House is a former Catholic rectory now owned by a friend of The Anástasis Center.
From: Thursday 25 July 2019, 7:00 PM
To: Saturday 27 July 2019, 3:00 PM
Registration With Onsite Housing (limited to approximately 30). Please wait for our confirmation email. Payments collected on site, at the conference. Partial attendance will be prorated by sessions attended.
EARLY: $60 - until June 30
LATE: $85 - until July 27
Registration Without Onsite Housing (you make arrangements to be nearby):
EARLY: $30 - until June 30
LATE: $55 - until July 27
Food is not included in the cost. There are many great options available in the community, in walking distance (La Casona Colombian Restaurant, La Sorpresa Bakery, etc.). We will have refreshments (coffee, tea, etc.) and snacks on site.