On Monday, February 27, 2006, the Kuyers Institute and the Korean Institute for Advanced Theological Studies will be cosponsoring a one-day conference. The conference will be held in the Commons Annex lecture hall on Calvin College and will be open to the public free of charge.
A (tentative) schedule follows:
|10:00 a.m.||Welcome: Gaylen Byker (president, Calvin College)|
|10:30 a.m.||David Smith (director, Kuyers Institute)|
| ||"Faith and Teaching in Christian Education"|
|11:30 a.m.||In Sun Kim (Pacific Academy, Canada)|
| ||"A Progress Report on the Pacific Academy in Korea"|
|12:30 p.m.||Lunch (available only to those who have already preregistered)|
|2:00 p.m.||Dr. Robert DeVries (professor emeritus of church education, Calvin Theological Seminary)|
| ||"Educating Toward Christian Maturity"|
|2:55 p.m.||Young Taek Kang (Ph.D. candidate, educational administration, Michigan State University)|
| ||"On Public Aid
to Christian Schools: A Reformed Christian Approach"|
|4:10 p.m.||Albert Boerema (assistant professor of education, Calvin College)|
| ||"Educational Leadership: Shaping Culture for Student Enablement"|
|5:05 p.m.||Yong Duck Park (SHEMA, Calvin Theological Seminary)|
| ||"Retrospect and Prospect of Christian Schools in Korea"|
(cooperative project with Ha Min Baek, Seung Chan Noh, Su Jin Kang, and Joon Wan Bae)
The conference's cosponsor, the Korean Institute for Advanced Theological Studies, is an interdenominational and independent institute established to carry out the visions shaped through Boondang Central House (BCH). BCH is a Christian scholarship foundation founded in 1999 with the
purpose of supporting and fostering the theological studies of Korean doctoral students studying abroad. Through financially supporting scholarly work and promoting international conferences, BCH has been striving to achieve the following three goals: first, to provide an open forum for
scholarly discussions about various theological agenda of contemporary Korean and world Christianity; second, to offer various academic projects for scholars working around the world to promote the advancement of Korean theological studies; third, to establish a network of Korean scholars around the world and to promote their interaction and cooperation with international scholars on behalf of the Korean church. Based upon these goals and experiences, BCH is currently
launching the International Junior Fellowships program. It is designed to promote scholarship and academic networking on behalf of non-western Christianity, and will also provide a network in which Korean, Western, and other non-Western Christians can collaborate for mutual benefit.
Although we try to order a few extra, lunch can only be guaranteed for those who have already preregistered.