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Rodger Nishioka is Keynote Speaker for 2005 Ennis Lectures on October 15-16


Decatur, GA.—Rodger Nishioka, associate professor of Christian Education at Columbia Theological Seminary, will be the keynote speaker at the 2005 Enniss Lectures to be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta on October 15-16. Nishioka will speak on “Faith and Courage: Called to Be Brothers and Sisters in Christ.” He will lead discussions about what it means for Christians to be multicultural in a pluralistic world and how we can build congregations that address the challenges of racism, sexism, and classism that keep us from living out God’s call to live in peace with one another. Saturday’s program will be an interactive workshop with two plenary sessions, followed by small group discussions and a closing forum. A separate track for young people will be offered during the morning session, with all participants coming together for the second session. On Sunday, Nishioka will lead a joint church school class for youth and adults at 9:45 a.m. before regular Sunday worship at 11. Lunch will be available on Saturday for $6 per person. For more information or to make a lunch reservation (by Friday, October 7) please call Trinity Presbyterian Church at 404.237.6491 or e-mail Childcare for children five and under will be available, and parents should bring a bag lunch to leave with their child. In the spring of 2000, Central Presbyterian Church launched the P. C. and Jane Enniss Lecture Series to honor Columbia alumnus P. C. “Buddy” Enniss, Central’s second longest-serving pastor, now theologian-in-residence at Trinity Presbyterian Church, and his wife, Jane. The series honors the couple for their service to the community and the church with an annual educational and worship event that focuses on major theological issues. In 2003, Trinity joined Central in its continuing sponsorship and support of the Enniss Lectures. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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