In an effort to make it easier for people to attend lots of workshops at next year's conference, we have begun to collect suggestions for SuperBrief Breakouts. Here are a couple we've received: Puritan Jokes Practical Benefits of Pragmatism Fashion Fads of the 8th Century Got any more ideas?
From the virgin birth to the death conquering death of Christ, the Christian faith is a religion of ironies, historical and spiritual. Maybe one of them is precisely that the spiritual is the historical, that the physical is the locus of the spiritual. Next year, our conference will be a contemplation of humor. Certainly, we'll need to draw on this rich tradition of Christian irony to really explore this theme.
On July 27-29 of 2008, the CiRCE Institute will be conducting our 7th annual conference in Houston, TX. Our Savior Lutheran School is hosting the conference in a church that can only be described as a national treasure. Patterned on a beautiful rural copy of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, it is an octagonal structure made of stone and wood and it is unquestionably among the most beautiful and unique churches I have ever entered (which include the "Dome" in Cologne, St.
Please bear with us as we sort out some technical problems that have arisen in the transfer of our blog to this new format. Our archives have all gone missing, so please pray that we can find them as many are written as raw materials for extended articles and even, potentially, books.