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The Karam Forum

Karam, the Hebrew verb meaning “to tend vineyards,” is a collective description of the vast number of tasks that result in a flourishing vineyard. Bearing good fruit requires careful, creative work.

Date: January 4-5, 2018

Location: Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Airport

Price: $125 for early registration; discounted rooms available until Dec. 4

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Thursday, Jan. 4
3:30 – 5:00 pm Panel: “Law in a Pluralistic Society: Christian Perspectives”
Daniel Kelly, Joe Gorra, David Iglesias, Myron Steeves, Eric Enlow
5:00 – 6:00 Reception
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 9:00 Rooted: What is Flourishing?
Host: Chris Armstrong
Plenary Speaker: Any Crouch
Panel 1: “How does the Church Help People Understand Flourishing?”
Majo Fujimura, Stephen Gabrill, Amy Sherman, Vincent Bacote
Panel 2: “What are Christian Hopes for a Globalizing World?”
Brian Fikkert, Bruce Fields, Brent Waters, Sajan Matthews
FRIDAY, Jan. 5
7:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:00 – 12:00 pm Growing: God’s Mission as a Way of Life
Host: Vincent Bacote
Panel 1: “How does Theology Help People Discover the Missions of God?”
Darrell Cosden (Moderator), Debbie Gill, Nathan Hitchcock, Jay Moon
Panel 2: “How Can Christian Higher Education Help People Discover the Mission of God?”
Donald Guthrie (Moderator), Greg Jones, Amy Sherman, Marty Harris, Tod Bolsinger
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:15 Fruitful: Seeking Economic Wisdom
Host: P.J. Hill
Panel: “What Perspectives Does the bible Offer Us on Economic Wisdom?”
Darrell Bock (Moderator), Josh Jipp, Keith Reeves, Eric Tully
 2:15 – 3:30 Breakout Session
 3:30 – 6:00 Break
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 Tended: Educating for God’s People and World
Host: Greg Forster
Plenary Speaker: Charlie Self

Scheduled Speakers

Join Andy Crouch, Mako Fujimura, Amy Sherman, Vincent Bacote, P.J. Hill, David Iglesias, Darrell Bock, Brian Fikkert, Stephen Grabill, Greg Jones and Brent Waters for a fruitful time of insight, networking, and equipping. Learn More →