UDTS to Hold Spring Renewal Conference

Mar 7, 2019 | University Relations

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Theological Seminary’s Spring Renewal 2019 Conference, “The Bible and Immigration,” will be held Monday, March 25, on University of Dubuque’s campus.

The 2019 Woods Lecturer is Danny Carroll, PhD, professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and author of Immigrant Neighbors Among Us: Immigration Across Theological Traditions and Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible. He will lead a worship service focused on “Strangers and Foreigners, All? Migration Lessons for Faith;” an afternoon workshop, titled “The Bible and Immigration: The Scripture as Foundation and Compass;” and a dinner presentation on “The Process of Migration: Reading the Scripture with an Immigration Lens.”

Carroll, who celebrates his heritage from both Guatemala and the United States, was raised bilingual and bicultural. He spent many summers as a child in Guatemala and later taught at El Seminario Teológico Centroamericano in Guatemala City for 13 years. The realities of Central America sparked Carroll's fascination with the Old Testament. The relevance of the biblical text for the challenges of poverty, war, and politics in those developing countries led him to a passionate focus on Old Testament social ethics and the social sciences.

The conference is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. To register by Monday, March 18, please visit bit.ly/UDTSContinuingEd.

The conference is funded, in part, by the John P. Woods Distinguished Lectureship in Religion and Culture. The lectureship seeks to bring to campus a person who speaks about the links between culture and religion through workshops, worship, and other presentations.