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“…In Christ All Things Hold Together” – Colossians 1:17

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Friday, January 23

All Evening at Hyatt Regency Boston, Cape Cod Room
Time Event
4:00 p.m. Arrival and Check-In—Hotel Assignments/Keys Issued
(anytime between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.)
Hyatt Regency Boston
6:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
Tim Norton and Andrew Schuman
Co-Founders, Augustine Collective
Cape Cod Room, Hyatt Regency Boston
6:45 p.m. Opening Session/Theme Interpretation
"…In Him All Things Hold Together" – Colossians 1:17

Tim Norton
7:15 p.m. Opening Address
"It Matters How We Think: Persuasion in a Secular Age
James K.A. Smith, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College
8:15 p.m. Small Group Discussion
Students discuss opportunities and challenges for thoughtful Christianity on campus and share highs and lows from the year as a publication.
9:15 p.m. Coffee & Dessert Fellowship

Saturday, January 24

General Sessions at Park Street Church, Welcome Center
Time Event
8:00 a.m. Breakfast on Your Own
9:00 a.m. Introduction and Logistics
Walter Kim
9:15 a.m. Second Keynote Address
"It Matters What We Make: A Vision for Publishing
James K.A. Smith
10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. Lessons from Starting and Running a Journal
Jordan Hylden and Jordan Monge
11:10 a.m. Journal Workshop 1
Journal teams evaluate their year: what are our strengths and weaknesses?
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Fellowship Hall, Park Street Church
1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Practical Workshops
1. Editing: An Art and Science – Fare Forward Team (Room 301)
2. Leadership Development – Gregg Fairbrothers (Common Room)
3. Funding Your Journal – Tim Norton (Library)
4. Writing: Crafting Compelling Prose – James K.A. Smith (Room 508, 5th Floor Board Room)
5. Design: Aesthetics Matter – Ian Callahan (Welcome Center)
6. Starting a Publication: From A to Z – Andrew Schuman (Park Street Meeting Room)
7. Social Media: Getting the Word Out In A Digital Age – Ruth Malhotra (Terrace Room)
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. "Common Themes of Successful Journals"
Andrew Schuman
3:40 p.m. Journal Workshop 2
Journal teams discuss strategic vision and next steps: where do we go from here?
4:30 p.m. Adjourn/Dinner on Your Own
6:45 p.m. Third Keynote Address
"It Matters How We Love: Formative Practices for Creative Culture Making"

James K.A. Smith
Cape Cod Room, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Boston
7:45 p.m. Large Group Sharing
What is your journal team taking back to your campus?
9:00 p.m. Worship/Closing Devotion & Challenge
Alycia Wood
9:30 p.m. Coffee & Dessert Fellowship
Cape Cod Room, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Boston

Speaker Bios

Plenary Speakers

Dr. James K.A. SmithJames KA Smith
James K.A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College where he holds the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview. The award-winning author of Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? and Desiring the Kingdom, his most recent books include Imagining the Kingdom (2013), Discipleship in the Present Tense (2013), Who’s Afraid of Relativism? (2014), and How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor (2014). His popular writing has appeared in magazines such as Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and First Things and periodicals such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Detroit Free Press. He is a Senior Fellow of Cardus and serves as editor of Comment magazine. Jamie and his wife, Deanna, have four children.

Twitter: @james_ka_smith

Tim NortonTim Norton
Tim Norton has worked as a consultant in development, communication and marketing with educational institutions and non-profit organizations over his 25-year career, including Appalachia Service Project where he is chief advancement officer responsible for annually generating revenue in excess of $8 million. A graduate of the University of Central Florida and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Tim has been married to Dawn for 30 years, and together they have one son, Luke, a junior at Indiana University. In his spare time, Tim is interim minister of faith formation at Central Baptist Church of Bearden, Knoxville, Tenn.

Andrew SchumanAndrew Schuman
Andrew Schuman graduated from Dartmouth College in 2010, where he served as the founding editor of The Dartmouth Apologia, Dartmouth’s journal of Christian thought. After graduation, he was the founding director of the Waterman Institute and the Eleazar Wheelock Society as well as a pastoral intern at Christ Redeemer Church in Hanover, NH. Andrew is pursuing an MAR/MBA at Yale University.

Jordan HyldenJordan Hylden
Jordan Hylden (Harvard ’06, Government) started up The Harvard Ichthus ten years ago now with some friends, about the same time that a classmate of his was starting up a little “face-book” website a few dorms away. Both start-ups have done well. Since then he’s been a junior fellow at First Things and a graduate student at Duke, where he’s pursuing a Th.D. in theology and ethics. Jordan is an ordained Episcopal minister serving part-time at a church in Columbia, SC, is happily married to Emily (also a priest), and enjoys writing, reading, and watching too much Duke basketball.

Jordan MongeJordan Monge
Jordan Monge served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Ichthus, before graduating with her degree in Philosophy in 2012. She has been published since then in Christianity Today and Fare Forward, and currently works as a tutor in Irvine, CA. She is also serving with a high school ministry at the Irvine Canaan Christian Community Church, and is attempting to spread her love of “I Don’t Wanna Be a Goat” everywhere she goes.

Alycia WoodAlycia Wood
Alycia Wood is an OCCA Fellow with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. The OCCA Fellows are graduates of The Oxford Centre For Christian Apologetics, trained in evangelism and apologetics by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. OCCA Fellows are strategically placed by RZIM in key locations around the world for up to two years, where their responsibilities include serving their local communities through evangelism and outreach, exploring avenues for future outreach, coming alongside ministry leaders, and participating in events and initiatives on behalf of RZIM.

Walter Kim