2018 Annual Conference

Loving God with All Your Mind

In his endorsement of John Piper’s book, Think, Dr. Al Mohler says, “An essential dimension of Christian discipleship is the life of the mind, and this may well be the most neglected Christian responsibility of our times.” Dr. Mohler is right and that means we have work to do. Classical Christian schools have a strong commitment to the minds of our students. We offer the depth and beauty of the Western Tradition. Yet, the classical curriculum is inherently challenging, misunderstood, and often intimidating. When intertwined with a strong commitment to pursue Christ as the basis and telos of our thinking, many schools struggle. They struggle with convincing parents that while their school is committed to developing minds, it is not at the expense of hearts. Schools struggle with providing a wise amount intellectual rigor and the temptations of pride and intellectual hubris.
Of course, our Lord calls us to love Him with all our hearts, all our souls, and all our minds. We cannot isolate or reduce the call to discipleship to a single dimension. Throughout the 2018 annual conference, we will consider what it means to love God with all our minds. We will also discuss how to teach our students to do the same. We will explore the cultural challenges, both inside and outside the church, that make this calling difficult, yet urgent.

Dates

June 28-30, 2018

Location

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Westminster School at Oak Mountain

5080 Cahaba Valley Trace
Birmingham, AL 35242

Lodging

Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park, 8 Perimeter Park South, Birmingham, AL 35243

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SpringHill Suites Birmingham Colonnade, 3950 Colonnade Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35243

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Plenary Speakers

Albert Mohler

Albert Mohler is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an esteemed authority on contemporary issues and has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. In addition to his presidential duties, Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: “The Briefing,” a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview; and “Thinking in Public,” a series of conversations with the day’s leading thinkers. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues.

Carolyn Weber

Carolyn Weber is an author and speaker. She taught literature to undergraduates for 15 years, most recently as associate professor of Romantic Literature at Seattle University. As the Canadian Commonwealth scholar for literature, she completed her M.Phil and Doctoral degrees at Oxford University, and later served as the first female Dean of St. Peter’s College, Oxford. Carolyn writes and lives in London, Ontario Canada with her husband and their 4 children.

Keith McCurdy
Keith McCurdy is President and CEO of Total Life Counseling, Inc. and provides counseling and consulting services as well as a variety of seminars and workshops on improving parenting skills, building strong marriages, and maintaining healthy relationships. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board at Faith Christian School, a Christian Classical school in Roanoke, VA. Keith is an avid outdoorsman and is actively involved with Boy Scouts of America and coaching high school basketball.  He and his wife Lynnie have been married for 21 years and enjoy raising their two teenagers.

Schedule

TBD

Cost

Early Bird Annual Conference (Member): $400
Early Bird Annual Conference (Non-Member): $450
Annual Conference (Member): $450
Annual Conference (Non-Member): $500

Note: There will be a $50 fee for cancellations and no refunds will be issued after June 25.