Frank and Pauline Patterson Spring Colloquy 2021

Living Truth in a Cheap Talk World

The featured speaker for Frank and Pauline Patterson Spring Colloquy 2021 is Dr. Louise Kretzschmar.

May 24-25, 2021

Dr. Louise Kretzschmar, professor of theological ethics at the University of South Africa, will speak on “Living Truth in a Cheap Talk World.”

  • Session 1:  Session One: Reversing Neglect
  • Session 2:  Session Two: Avoiding Toxic Leadership
  • Session 3:  Session Three: Bearing Fruit in a Cheap-Talk World
Living Truth in a Cheap Talk World

Dr. Kretzschmar

Dr. Louise Kretzschmar

Professor of Theological Ethics, University of South Africa

Known for her significant contributions to academic journals and book chapters on African Christianity and Baptists’ work in South Africa, Dr. Kretzschmar is past vice-president of the Commission on Christian Ethics for the Baptist World Alliance. She is also author or editor of seven books on expressions of Christian ethics and evangelical Christianity in South Africa.

Dr. Kretzschmar holds a Ph.D. in Christian Studies from the University of Cape Town and an M.Phil. in Theology from the University of Cambridge. She writes and speaks often on the interface between Christian Ethics and spiritual formation, as well as the on the subject of women, society, and the church.

The Voice of Black Theology in South Africa
Questions about life and morality: Christian ethics in South Africa today
What is a good life? An introduction to Christian Ethics in 21st century Africa

With modified COVID protocols still in place in Dallas County, the meeting will be virtual.

Colloquy Schedule

Monday, May 24th

1:45 - 2:15pm Welcome and Opening Worship
2:15 - 3:15pm Session One: Reversing Neglect
3:15 - 3:45pm Break
3:45 - 4:30pm Q&A with Dr. Kretzschmar
5:00 - 6:00pm Family Circle: Share, Care, and Prayer

Tuesday, May 25th

9:45 - 10:15am Welcome and Morning Worship
10:15 - 11:15am Session Two: Avoiding Toxic Leadership
11:15 - 11:45am Q&A with Dr. Kretzschmar
12:00 - 1:45pm Lunch Break
1:45 - 2:00pm Announcements and Introductions for Session Three
2:00 - 3:15pm Session Three: Bearing Fruit in a Cheap-Talk World
3:15 - 3:30pm Break
3:30 - 4:00pm Q&A with Dr. Kretzschmar
4:00 - 4:15pm Prayer and Closing Worship