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Crossing the Lines

Point Loma Nazarene University
October 22-24, 2019

The purpose of this conference is to nurture a Christian conversation about the social and other differences that divide people and about the church’s calling in the face of those differences. The conference’s emphases include but are not limited to race, gender, immigration, and disability

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Lisa Sharon Harper

From Ferguson to New York to Germany and South Africa Ms. Harper leads trainings and helps mobilize clergy and community leaders around shared values for the common good. A prolific speaker, writer and activist, Ms. Harper is the founder and president of, a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by convening forums and experiences that bring common understanding, common commitment, and common action toward a just world. Ms. Harper is the author of several books and has appeared on TVOne, FoxNews Online, NPR, and Al Jazeera America.

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M. Daniel Carroll R.

Dr. M. Daniel Carroll Rodas celebrates his heritage from both Guatemala and the United States. He has taught for many years at both Denver Seminary and Wheaton College. He is affiliated with the Evangelical Theological Society, Institute of Biblical Research, Society of Biblical Literature, Society for Old Testament Study (Great Britain), Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana, and Evangelicals for Social Action. He serves on the international editorial boards of Religion & Theology (South Africa) and DavarLogos (Argentina), is a contributing editor to Prism (the journal of Evangelicals for Social Action), and an editorial consultant for Ex Auditu.

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Thomas E. Reynolds

Tom joined the Emmanuel College faculty in 2007. He previously taught in the Religious Studies department at St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI). Committed to an interdisciplinary and relational vision of theology, his teaching and research address a range of topics related to constructive theology (particularly the doctrine of God and theological anthropology), theological method, intercultural and interfaith engagements, contextual theologies and globalization, philosophical theology, disability studies, and the thought and influence of Friedrich Schleiermacher.

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Jennifer Givhan

Jennifer Givhan grew up in Southern California’s Imperial Valley. She received an MFA from Warren Wilson College and an MA in English literature from California State University–Fullerton. She is the author of Protection Spell (University of Arkansas Press, 2017), selected by Billy Collins for inclusion in the Miller Williams Series, and Landscape with Headless Mama (Louisiana State University Press, 2016), winner of the 2015 Pleiades Editors’ Prize. Givhan has received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices fellowship. She currently serves as the poetry editor of Tinderbox Poetry Journal.

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Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, San Diego County 92106

(619) 849-2549

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