2023 Annual Conference
The Institute for Justice Formation Proudly Presents
In Search of Biblical Justice
3rd Annual Conference
June 9 – 10, 2023
Critical engagement with the Bible discloses the mandate for Christians to seek first the Kingdom of God and the eternal beauty of His justice (Matthew 6:33). Unfortunately, controversial political divides and toxic social aversions in society have contaminated the clarity of this eternal mandate, especially in recent decades. Unresolved, controversial social problems involving race, poverty, violence, gender roles, and other tangible injustices have confused many. Into this often-toxic nexus, the Institute for Justice Formation has taken up the challenge to help the Church reach its potential as the salt and light of society regarding the pursuit of biblical justice.
The Mission of The Institute for Justice Formation (IJF) is to establish enduring, robust relationships between religious and cultural institutions through a holistic program of Worship, Education, and Advocacy.
The Institute for Justice Formation sponsors “In Search of Biblical Justice,” an annual conference for professors, pastors, students, and public advocates to challenge us through worship, presentations, panels, and workshops to wake up and stay awake to God’s love for justice. Be on the look out for more information coming soon!
June 9, 2023
June 10, 2023
Rev. Dr. Drew Hill – Host Pastor
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Pruitt, President, JLCTS
Rev. Samuel Feemster. Director, IJF
|10:30 am||Connecting Biblical Justice, Human Rights, and Civil Rights: The Last Frontier
Henry L. Allen, Ph.D.
|11:30 am||The Sanctity of Biblical Justice
Rev. Samuel L. Feemster, JD., MDiv.
|12:30 pm||Lunch (Box Lunch)|
|1:00 pm||Theological Anthropology and Human Rights
Rev. Dr. Daniel Houck
|2:00 pm||Public Theology and Human Rights
Dr. Rick Elgendy
|3:00 pm||Theology and Human Rights
Rev. Allyson McKinney Timm
|4:00 pm||Panel: Human Rights, civil rights, and the mission of the church
Rev. Dr. James Victor
Rev. Dr. Robert Wallace
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey G. Willetts
7 – 8:30 pm
|Welcome||Rev. Dr. Drew Hill|
|Introduction of Speaker||Rev. Samuel L. Feemster|
|Sermon||Dr. Drew G. I. Hart|
|9:00 am||Theological Ethics and Civil Rights
Dr. Barbarsa Fears
|10:00 am||Thinking Theologically about incarceration
Rev. Dr. Harold Trulear
|11:00 am||Human Rights, Civil Rights, and Faith Formation
Rev. Dr. Jim Melson
|12 pm||Lunch and Workshop
Connecting human rights, civil rights, and biblical justice: What must we do now?
Dr. Drew G.I. Hart
Rev. Dr. Drew Hill