Trinity Days 2013

September 26-27

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Darrell L. Guder is the Henry Winters Luce Professor of Missional and Ecumenical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he also served as Dean of Academic Affairs from 2005 to 2010. He previously served on the faculty at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Columbia Theological Seminary. A native of California, Dr. Guder earned his Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and served as a Presbyterian minister in the German Lutheran church as a student outreach pastor and as a faculty member in a German church worker college. He also served as minister of Christian Education at Hollywood First Presbyterian Church, as director of the Institute of Youth Ministries of Fuller Theological Seminary/Young Life, and as dean of the faculty of Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. His publications include Be My Witnesses (1983, 2003), The Continuing Conversion of the Church (2000), and The Incarnation and The Church’s Witness (2000), and he contributed to Treasure in Clay Jars: Patterns in Missional Faithfulness (2004). He has published numerous articles in the field of missional theology and has been active in the Gospel and Our Culture Network, focusing on the missional challenges to the churches in the cultures dominated by the earlier paradigms of Christendom.


The Ecumenical Movement of the 20th century was a direct outgrowth of the dynamic foreign missionary movement of the 18th and 19th centuries. As the Christian movement became truly global, the concern for the unity of the church was profoundly linked to the commitment to witness to the Gospel of the reigning Lord Jesus Christ. The vision of one church serving one Lord as his witness was compelling. It evoked profound and even daring responses as divided Christians took Christ’s prayer seriously, “that they may be one as we are one.” Rapid and comprehensive change has characterized the world Christian movement as the 21st century unfolds. The compelling vision of the early Ecumenical Movement seems to have lost its energy. The linkage of Ecumenics and mission is questioned by many. What is the meaning of the ecumenical vocation of the church from the perspective of “missional theology?” If the “pilgrim church is missionary by its very nature,” as the Second Vatican Council emphasizes, how will that theological definition shape the churches’ commitment to Christian unity and the practice of unified witness? Join this year's T.A. Kantonen lecturer, Darrell L. Guder, as he addresses these questions.


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Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 25

Bexley Hall Day

Called to Common Mission: Crossing the Bridge from Ecumenical Relations to Full Communion.
Bexley Hall will be offering an opportunity to explore where Full Communion is today for Episcopalians and Lutherans, and the opportunities for expanding our future for ministry together. For a schedule and more information about the program visit


Thursday, September 26

8:30-10:00 a.m.
Registration and coffee
Koinonia Center
8:45-9:30 a.m.
Choir and musician rehearsal for opening worship
Gloria Dei
10:00 a.m.
Opening Eucharist & Presentation of Distinguished Alumni awards
Gloria Dei
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Koinonia Center
1:00-2:00 p.m.
First Presentation
Darrell L. Guder

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Second Presentation
Darrell L.Guder
Dr. Taylor will be signing copies of his recently published book, Paul: Apostle to the Nations, An Introduction.
(Copies available for purchase)

Steeple People Bookstore
3:30-4:00 p.m.
Book Signing
Steeple People Bookstore
Darrell L.Guder will be signing a number of his publications
(Copies available for purchase)
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Alumni Reception
Koinonia Lobby
5:00 p.m.
Alumni Banquet
Koinonia Center


Friday, September 27

9:00 a.m.
Anglican Morning Prayer
10:30 a.m.
Alumni vs. Students Flag Football Game
Capital University Campus
12:00 p.m.
Cookout Lunch
Christ the Teacher Courtyard, Trinity

Additional events marking Bexley Hall Days will be available on the Bexley Hall Seminary website

Hotel Accommodations

Marriott Columbus Airport
1375 North Cassady Ave.
Ask for Trinity Lutheran Seminary Good Neighbor Rate

Country Inn and Suites
2900 Airport Drive
Ask for Trinity Lutheran Seminary rate

Courtyard by Marriott
2901 Airport Drive