Cornerstone University Society for Philosophy

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CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY SOCIETY FOR PHILOSOPHY
INAUGURALSPRING CONFERENCE
April 20-21, 2012

The Cornerstone University Society for Philosophy is pleased to announce that the theme for its inaugural Spring Conference for 2012 will be “Thinking Christianity in the Present-Tense: The Politics of Discipleship.”
In his introduction to Graham Ward’s The Politics of Discipleship, James K.A. Smith succinctly articulates what he suggests should be a fundamental conviction of the Church. Namely, that the ever present task of faithful Christian discipleship might be summed up in the Church’s willingness to ask the following two questions: (1) What time is it? and; (2) What do we do now?

In recent history, no one has done more to encourage the importance and immediacy of asking these two questions than 20th century pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Addressing a conference of young Christians in 1932, Bonhoeffer spoke these words: “The word of the…

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