Conference attendees

Chinese and Brazilian Pastors' Conference

On April 17–19, 2015, the center sponsored the Templeton-funded conference “Evangelicalism in Brazil and China: Current Perspectives, Future Directions” in association with the proposal’s Leadership Team and Peter Berger.

On Saturday during these meetings, we held a pastor’s conference for Brazilian-American and Chinese-American pastors, called “Faith Alive: What’s next for Brazil and China”, also funded by the Templeton Foundation.

Conference Program

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Faith Alive: What’s Next for Evangelicals in Brazil and China

Gordon College | Ken Olsen Science Center |Wenham, MA
Saturday, April 18, 2015

9:00 am Welcome & Introductions: Tom Haugen (Chaplain, Gordon College)
Introduction to Conference Schedule: Kaye Cook (Project Leader)
Meet the Pastors

9:30 am Opening Conversation: Churches, Modernity, and Pluralism (Click to listen to audio of interview)
Peter Berger (CURA, Boston University)
Kaye Cook, Interviewer (Gordon College)

10:00 am Break  KOSC Lobby

10:30 am Evangelicals and the Changing Brazilian Context

11:15 am Space, Place, and Face: China’s Church in Urban Transformation
Brent Fulton (ChinaSource)

12:00 pm Lunch – Lane Student Center

1:00 pm Roundtable: China and Brazil: Evangelical Conversations
Todd Johnson, Moderator (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
Al Dueck (Fuller Seminary)
Paul Freston (Wilfred Laurier University/Federal University of Sao Carlos)

2:30 pm Mapping Chinese Christianity in Global China
Fenggang Yang (Purdue University)

3:15 pm Break – KOSC Lobby

3:30 pm What will be the foundation for reform in China? How will such reform be expressed in practice?
Diane Obenchain (Fuller Seminary)

4:15 pm What’s Next for Evangelicals in Brazil and China
Rodrigo de Sousa (MacKenzie University, Sao Paulo)
XiYi Yao (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

4:45 pm Adjourn