Religious and Philosophical Forum Presents "Is Anybody Listening"

On Friday, April 24, 2009 at 12 noon in the R. Michael Fryer Conference Center, the Religious and Philosophical Forum will present This month's forum is entitled: "Is Anyone Listening?  The Strained Voice(s) of the Church in Today's Culture" and it will be presented by Dr. Kenneth H. Miller, Professor of Christian Theology at Evangelical Theological Seminary in Myerstown, PA.  

Dr Kenneth Miller is a graduate of Penn State University (BA), Evangelical School of Theology (MDiv) and Trinity International University (PhD).  He has served as pastor of congregations in Dauphin and York counties and in Highland Park, Ill.  He began teaching at Evangelical in 1993. Ken served as Academic dean from 2002-2005.  Thereafter, he decided to return to fulltime teaching.  In the spring of 2007 he taught at the Evangelical College of Theology in Manipur, India. 

Ken has continued to be involved in pastoral ministry, serving at six different churches over the past nine years.  In addition to his being very actively involved in community activities in and around Myerstown, he has authored articles in "The Evangelical Journal" and is currently working on a survey of doctrines for the Evangelical Congregation Church.  His current scholarly interest is the church in contemporary culture.

In his lecture on April 24, Dr Miller will address the challenges of the Christian church in Postmodernity and beyond by considering some of the issues that confront leaders both within and outside the Christian church.  These include the nature of truth, the essence of faith, the confusions of contemporary culture and the challenges of a world in crisis.  This lecture will outline these topics from the perspective of the historic Christian faith and it will raise questions on how that faith must constantly critique its own captivation by cultural trends.
This final presentation provides a close to this academic year's theme, "Religion Today: Faith in the Twenty First Century."  It also provides one more opportunity to reflect upon intellectual contexts and contemporary issues in their intersection with religious faith.

Please attend this final lecture in a remarkable series and bring a friend to what will be a very informative presentation. As always, there will be ample time for questions and discussion and lunch will be provided