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With a Shout: What Difference Does the Ascension Make for Everyday Life?

This day-long conference exploring the meaning of the Ascension culminated in a community worship service at Woodlawn CRC. The conference and service were co-sponsored by the Dean of the Chapel, Calvin College, and the Center for Excellence in Preaching.


Opening Worship
Audio and Text of sermon by Scott Hoezee

First Plenary
A Face Like This One: The Significance of the Doctrine of the Ascension
Gerrit Scott Dawson

Second Plenary
Ascension, Adoption, and Homecoming
Tom Boogaart
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Third Plenary
The Meaning of the Ascension for Christian Scholars
Stephen Davis
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Panel Discussion with Calvin College faculty
Moderated by Laura Smit
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Breakout Sessions

  1. Gerrit Scott Dawson "The Ascension in the Mission, Worship and Education of the Church"
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  2. Laura Smit "Integrating the Ascension into Teaching and Scholarship"
  3. Betsy Steele Halstead "Connecting the Incarnation, Ascension, and Pentecost: the Challenges and Benefits of Visual Arts in the Church"
  4. Greg Scheer handout "Songs for Ascension: Looking Beyond Your Hymnal"

Worship Service

Community-wide Ascension Worship service Calvin College Chapel
Hosted by Woodlawn Christian Reformed Church
Music led by Roy Hopp

Worship Service Program
Sermon: "Investing in a Field of Flesh" (Jeremiah 32:6-15) by Gerrit Scott Dawson
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Presenter Information

More information about this conference

Related resources on the Ascension


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