Baton Rouge, LA Regional Conference

Saturday, January 24, 2015University_PC_Baton_Rouge

University Presbyterian Church

3240 Dalrymple Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Marriage Matters:
A Matter of Life and Love




Keynote Speaker the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rigby is the W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  An engaging speaker, Dr. Rigby’s special area of interest is setting Reformed theologies in conversation with theologies of liberation, particularly feminist theologies.  Cindy served as a member of the General Assembly task force that authored “The Trinity: God’s Love Overflowing,” a document that articulates the relevance of trinitarian doctrine to our lives of faith today.  She earned her M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary.



Preacher the Rev. Dr. Kenneth E. Kovacs, a member of the Board of Directors of the Covenant Network, is the Pastor of Catonsville (Maryland) Presbyterian Church. Ken is also on the Board of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary.  His book The Relational Theology of James E. Loder: Encounter & Conviction  was published by Peter Lang in 2011.  He earned his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland).

Read his sermon on Colossians 3:12-17, “Dress You Up in My Love.”




8:30    Gathering and Coffee

9:00    Worship — Ken Kovacs, preaching

9:45     Plenary: The Covenant Network Today — Brian Ellison

10:00   Keynote Address and Q&A — Cindy Rigby

11:00   Break

11:15    Workshops I

12:15    Workshops II

1:00     Lunch

1:45     Plenary: Navigating the Winds of Change — Tricia Dykers Koenig and Brian Ellison

2:30    Presbytery Caucus Groups

3:15    Closing Worship

Workshops I
Legal Matters — Chris Otten:  Legal Review and Update on Court Decisions
The Bible Matters — Cindy Rigby:  Changing Understandings of Marriage in the Bible and the Church

Workshops II
Marriage Matters — Ken Kovacs, moderating: Stories of Life and Love
Welcoming Matters:  Is My Church Gay-Friendly?

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