A Theology Conference. For the Church.
 

τέχνη [techne]

A Christian Vision of Technology

 
 
 
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CHICAGO, IL

October 14–16, 2019

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About the 2019 CPT Conference

The modern world presents Christians in general and pastors in particular with many profound and complex questions related to a biblical vision of and for technology. The rate of technological advancement in human culture has accelerated significantly in the last 200 years, and then accelerated again in the past 20. How should Christians think about smartphones? Artificial intelligence? Genetic technologies? Multi-site church? Virtual reality? Contraceptive technology? Social media?

The 2019 CPT Conference will seek to address these questions through the lenses of biblical wisdom, the historical Christian tradition, modern sociology, and ministry praxis. We invite you to join us. 

 

 PLENARY SPEAKERS

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Dan Brendsel

Pastor of College and 20s Life – Grace Church of DuPage, IL

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Charlie Dates

Senior Pastor – Progressive Baptist Church, Chicago, IL

 
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Andy Crouch

Author – The Tech-Wise Family

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Joel Lawrence

Senior Pastor – Central Baptist Church, St. Paul, MN

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Karen Swallow Prior

Professor of Literature – Liberty University

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Felicia Wu Song

Professor of Sociology – Westmont College

 

RATES + REGISTRATION 

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INFORMATION + ACCOMMODATIONS 

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Schedule

 

Monday, October 14

2:00pm
Pre-Conference Session | TBD

4:00pm
Plenary 1 | Joel Lawrence

7:30pm
Plenary 2 | Charlie Dates

Tuesday, October 15

9:00am
Plenary 3 | Felicia Wu Song

10:30am
Breakout Session 1

1:00pm
Plenary 4 | Dan Brendsel

2:30pm
Breakout Session 2

4:30pm
Breakout Session 3 | Panel Discussions

7:30pm
Plenary 5 | Andy Crouch

Wednesday, October 16

9:00am
Plenary 6 | Karen Swallow Prior

10:30am
Plenary 7 | Speakers’ Panel

12:00pm
Dismissal

 

*Schedule is not final and is subject to change

 

What is the CPT Conference?

 

Venue

 

The 2019 CPT Conference will be hosted at historic Calvary Memorial Church. The church is located about 7 miles directly west of downtown Chicago.

Lodging

 

The CPT has secured block rates at hotels near the conference venue in Oak Park. Click below for more information.

Breakout Speakers and Panelists

Douglas Estes

Douglas Estes

Author – Braving the Future: Christian Faith in A World of Limitless Tech

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Chris Ganski

Senior Pastor – City Reformed Church

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Jonathan Huggins

Chaplain – Berry College

 
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Jennifer Powell McNutt

Professor of Theology – Wheaton College

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Matt O’Reilly

Pastor – Hope Hull United Methodist Church

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Neal Presa

Associate Pastor | Village Community Presbyterian Church

 
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Eric Redmond

Pastor of Adult Discipleship – Calvary Memorial Church | Professor of New Testament – Moody Bible Institute

 
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Dillon Thornton

Lead Pastor – Faith Community Church

 

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Cory Wilson

Pastor – City Church Cleveland

 

Check back soon as we confirm more breakout speakers…

 
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