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Friday, January 22
All Evening at Hyatt Regency Boston, Cape Cod Room
|4:00 p.m.||Arrival and Check-In—Hotel Assignments/Keys Issued
(anytime between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.)
Hyatt Regency Boston: Augustine Collective Registration Desk, outside the Cape Cod Room, 3rd Floor
|6:30 p.m.||Welcome and Introductions
Tim Norton and Andrew Schuman, Co-Founders, Augustine Collective
Cape Cod Room, Hyatt Regency Boston
|7:00 p.m.||"Cracks in the Secular: How Christian Thought Speaks to a Secular Age"
James K. A. Smith, PhD, Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College
|8:00 p.m.||Small Group Discussion
Students discuss opportunities and challenges for thoughtful Christianity on campus and share highs and lows from the year as a publication.
|9:15 p.m.||Coffee & Dessert Fellowship|
Saturday, January 23
Park Street Church, Hyatt Regency
|8:00 a.m.||Breakfast on Your Own|
|8:30 a.m.||Welcome and Greeting
Walter Kim, Ph.D., Associate Minister, Park Street Church
Park Street Church, Welcome Center
|9:00 a.m.||"Publishing as Mission: Lessons from Augustine and Abraham Kuyper"
James K. A. Smith
|10:10 a.m.||Editors-in-Chief Panel
Student editors-in-chief discuss highs, lows, and lessons learned.
|10:50 a.m.||Publication Workshop #1
Publications gather by team to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the past year, diagnose strategic needs, and prepare for the practical workshops in the afternoon.
Fellowship Hall, Park Street Church
|1:00 p.m.||Breakout Session 1 (Room Map Page 1 Page 2)
Students attend practical workshops on skills for producing and sustaining a successful publication; choose one for Session I and one for Session II.
A gentle reminder: each participant should preregister beforehand. Due to limited space, each school should nominate only four members to attend James K. A. Smith’s workshop (two per session). Please decide on your school's nominations beforehand.
1. The Art and Science of Editing – Charlie Clark (WELCOME CENTER)
2. Writing to Persuade: Crafting Compelling Prose – James K. A. Smith (COMMON ROOM)
3. The Key to Sustainability: Developing Leaders – Gregg Fairbrothers (Room 508, 5th Floor Board Room)
4. Funding Your Journal – Tim Norton (Library)
5. Effective Design: Journal Layout and Aesthetics – Inez Tan (Granary Room)
6. Starting a Publication: Launching and Succeeding – Andrew Schuman and Jordan Monge (Fellowship Hall Room 3/4)
7. Getting the Word Out: Social Media and Audience Engagement – Ryan Stewart (Room 301)
8. Write About What?: Diagnosing Questions on Your Campus – Justin Hawkins (Terrace Room)
|2:00 p.m.||Breakout Session 2
Breakout Session I Workshops repeated.
|3:00 p.m.||Publication Workshop #2
Publications gather by team to evaluate the afternoon workshops and craft a strategic plan for the year.
Welcome Center, Park Street Church
|4:30 p.m.||Dinner on Your Own|
Fare Forward prize announcement, journal sharing and updates, and prayer.
Cape Cod Room, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Boston
|8:30 p.m.||Closing Thoughts
Alycia Wood, RZIM Speaker
|9:00 p.m.||Coffee & Dessert Fellowship
Cape Cod Room, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency Boston
Dr. James K. A. Smith
James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College where he holds the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview. The award-winning author of Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism? and Desiring the Kingdom, his most recent books include Imagining the Kingdom (2013), Discipleship in the Present Tense (2013), Who’s Afraid of Relativism? (2014), and How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor (2014). His popular writing has appeared in magazines such as Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and First Things and periodicals such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Detroit Free Press. He is a Senior Fellow of Cardus and serves as editor of Comment magazine. Jamie and his wife, Deanna, have four children.
Tim Norton has worked as a consultant in development, communication, marketing and government relations with educational institutions and non-profit organizations over his 25-year career, including Reinhardt University where he serves as vice president for advancement & marketing, and Appalachia Service Project where he was, until mid-2015, chief advancement officer responsible for annually generating revenue in excess of $8 million. Having created Augustine Collective in 2006, together with co-founding partner, Andrew Schuman, Tim is leading the Augustine Collective to broaden its reach nationally based on its success in the six New England states. A graduate of the University of Central Florida and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Tim has been married to Dawn for over 31 years, and together they have one son, Luke, a senior clarinet performance major at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.
Andrew Schuman graduated from Dartmouth College in 2010, where he served as the founding editor of The Dartmouth Apologia, Dartmouth’s journal of Christian thought. After graduation, he was the founding director of the Waterman Institute and the Eleazar Wheelock Society as well as a pastoral intern at Christ Redeemer Church in Hanover, NH. Andrew is pursuing an MAR/MBA at Yale University.
While at Dartmouth, Charlie Clark was Editor-in-Chief of Apologia. After graduating with a degree in Classics, he earned his law degree from the University of Tennessee, and he now works in his family’s fourth-generation scrap metal recycling business. Charlie is a founding editor of Fare Forward and chairman of its board of directors.
Jordan Monge served as Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Ichthus, before graduating with her degree in Philosophy in 2012. She has been published since then in Christianity Today and Fare Forward, and currently works as a tutor in Irvine, CA. She is also serving with a high school ministry at the Irvine Canaan Christian Community Church, and is attempting to spread her love of “I Don’t Wanna Be a Goat” everywhere she goes.
Gregg Fairbrothers has served as an adviser for The Dartmouth Apologia and the Eleazar Wheelock Society. He is the author of From Idea to Success: The Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network Guide for Start-Ups, along with Tessa Winter. He is the author of From Idea to Success: The Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network Guide for Start-Ups, along with Tessa Winter.
Inez Tan is the web and social media manager and communication coordinator for the Augustine Collective. Previously, she worked in the Communications Department at Williams College. As a student, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Williams Telos and moderated extensive discussions on Pantone colors. Inez holds an MFA in fiction writing from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan and has been published at Fare Forward.
After leading the founding of The Claremont Ekklesia, Ryan graduated from Pomona College in 2014 with a major in Religious Studies. Nowadays, he’s learning to better integrate faith, justice, and media as Online Assistant for Sojourners. When he’s not stressing about the meaning of life, or rather when he is stressing about the meaning of life, he can be found yelling at an Arsenal game or scouring D.C. for a game of pick-up soccer.
Justin Hawkins graduated with a degree in political philosophy from Georgetown University (’11), where he was a writer and editor for Utraque Unum, Georgetown’s undergraduate research journal in the humanities. He is currently in his final year of the MAR program in Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School, where he is Editor-in-Chief of Glossolalia: The Graduate Theological Journal at Yale Divinity School. One of his proudest moments in life was giving an unwelcome and unreciprocated bear-hug to the FOX news anchor Geraldo Rivera during the middle of a student demonstration.
Alycia Wood is an OCCA Fellow with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. The OCCA Fellows are graduates of The Oxford Centre For Christian Apologetics, trained in evangelism and apologetics by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries. OCCA Fellows are strategically placed by RZIM in key locations around the world for up to two years, where their responsibilities include serving their local communities through evangelism and outreach, exploring avenues for future outreach, coming alongside ministry leaders, and participating in events and initiatives on behalf of RZIM.
Walter Kim is the Associate Minister at Park Street Church. His sermons are available online.