Each of our two Fellowships meet for an annual Symposium at the historic Calvary Memorial Church in Oak Park, Illinois just outside of Chicago. (The First Fellowship meets in October, the Second Fellowship in June.) Pulling together a diverse body of evangelical pastor-theologians from across the country, our Fellowships include representation from the Lutheran, Pentecostal, Episcopal, Baptist, Messianic Jewish, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Independent Bible church traditions. Each Fellowship gathers for a working three day symposium that allows for discussion and collaboration on theological issues related to the life of the church. Attendance to the symposium is limited to the SAET Fellows, or by invitation.
Topic: Male and Female He Created Them: A Theology of the Body by John Paul II
Theological Consultant: Dr. Peter Leithart
Paper Presentations: Dr. Bill Barker, Dr. Joel Lawrence, Dr. Dave Morlan, Pastor Gerald Hiestand, Rev. Matthew Mason, Dr. Christopher Bechtel, Dr. Jeremy Treat
Topic: To Change the World, by James Hunter
Paper Presentations: Rev. Greg Thompson, Dr. Todd Wilson, Dr. Owen Strachen, Dr. Chris Bruno, Dr. Ryan Jackson, Dr. John Yates
Topic: The Drama of Doctrine, by Kevin Vanhoozer
Theological Consultant: Dr. Kevin Vanhoozer
Paper Presentations: Dr. Trgyve Johnson, Dr. Joel Lawrence, Dr. John Yates, Dr. Jason Hood, Rev. Matthew Mason, Jeremy Treat, Pastor Gerald Hiestand
Topic: The Identity of the Pastor Theologian
Theological Consultant: Dr. Douglas Sweeney
Paper Presentations: Dr. Joel Lawrence, Dr. Jim Samra, Dr. Stephen Witmer, Dr. David Rudolph, Pastor Gerald Hiestand, Dr. Owen Strachen, Dr. John Yates, Rev. Jay Thomas, Dr. Josh Genig
Topic: Resurrection and Pastoral Ministry
Theological Consultant: Dr. Scott Hafemann
Paper Presentations: Dr. Bill Barker, Dr. David Rudolph, Dr. Ryan Jackson, Rev. Jay Thomas, Dr. Josh Genig, Pastor Gerald Hiestand, Dr. Stephen Witmer
For more information about the CPT Fellowship or Symposium, please contact Gerald Hiestand at ghiestand[at]saet-online.org. See below for pictures from our 2008 symposium.