American, British, Russian professionals to conduct
evangelism conference at ACU
For immediate release
May 19, 1999
Russian Law and Culture: Impact on Evangelism will be
conducted May 28--29, 1999, in Room 114 of ACU's College of
Biblical Studies building.
The keynote speakers are Lawrence Uzzel, director of the
Keston Institute of Oxford, England; Ekaterina Smyslova, a
Moscow attorney; and Joel Nichols, an Atlanta lawyer.
Uzzel has served as the director of Keston's Moscow
office for seven years and is also a registered journalist
whose writings have appeared in major news media. Smyslova
has worked closely with missionaries in Russia in complying
with the law, and Nichols has a deep background in the
issues of discussion. Missionaries, missions educators,
historians, and missionaries in Russia also will be
Gwynneth Curtis, missions consultant at ACU, has
organized this event to learn more about and to discuss
critical issues involving Russian law and culture. Those
encouraged to attend include current and prospective
missionaries to Russia, churches sponsoring Russian
missionaries, anyone interested in taking the gospel to
Russia or supporting those who do, and those interested in
learning about Russian history, culture and law.
To register for this conference, call Gwynneth Curtis at
Russian Law and Culture: Impact on Evangelism
FRIDAY MORNING 8 a.m.
- Devotional and Prayer
- Welcome -- Dr. Royce Money, president, Abilene
- Introduction of Keynote Speakers:
- Lawrence Uzzell, director, Keston Institute,
- Yekaterina Smyslova, attorney, Moscow, Russia
- Joel Nichols, attorney, Atlanta, Ga.
- Who's here? -- Introduction of conference
- "An Overview of Russian History" Dr. Arlie Hoover,
history professor, ACU
- "Russian Evangelical Awakenings" Wesley Jones, World
Christian Broadcasting, Nashville, Tenn.
- Keynote speakers:
- "Summary of the Russian Law and How it Affects
Religious Liberty" -- Joel Nichols
- "Status of Various Religious Confessions in Light
of the Law" -- Lawrence Uzzell
- "Current Political Situation in Relation to the
Law" -- Ykaterina Smyslovoa
- Lunch Break -- Noon
FRIDAY AFTERNOON -- 1 p.m.
- "The Russian Mind" -- Roger Chapman, former
missionary to St. Petersburg, Russia
- "Incarnational Missions" -- Dr. Gailyn VanRheenen,
ACU missions faculty
- "Russia's Soul: Before I Go, I Want to Know" -- Dr.
Prentice Meador, Prestoncrest Church of Christ,
- "Literature and the Arts: Keys to Russian Character"
-- Dr. Darryl Tippens, ACU English faculty in
collaboration with Alexi Nelayev and Oleg Kryuchik, ACU
students from Ukraine
- "Co-workers, Not Missionaries" -- Dr. David Worley,
Institute for Christian Studies, Austin
- Dinner Break -- 5:30 p.m.
FRIDAY EVENING -- 6:30 p.m.
- Keynote Speakers
- "Theological Reasons Behind the Law"
- "The Law's Encounter with Missiological
- "How Can They Hear, If WE Don't Listen?"
- Will Banister, former missionary to Rostov-on-Don,
Russia, and Rob Browne, former missionary to Barnaul,
Siberia, summarize and share Russian thoughts from
- "Imposing the American Worship Template" A paper by
Wesley Jones, Nashville, Tenn.
- "Night Owl Session" Web site demonstration, browsing
through resource material, informal visits
SATURDAY MORNING -- 8 a.m.
- "A Vicarious Guest" Clay Whidden, missionary,
- "Where Do We Go From Here?" -- Keynote Speakers
- "Swap Shop"
- Open Forum involving attendees with something to
share: book reviews, discussion of resouce materials,
reports, new ideas, needs
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