Creatively Engaging Conflict for God's Sake

Creatively Engaging Conflict for God's Sake
Date Wednesday, May 1, 2019
7 - 9 p.m.
FeaturingDr. Luther E. Smith, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Church and Community, Emory Candler School of Theology, a world expert on the life and writings of Howard Thurman.
Location Eastlund Room - View maps and directions
Instructions for GuestsFind directions to Bethel University here. Please park in the West lot and follow signs to the Eastlund Room. 
SponsorsReconciliation Studies Program

Event Description

Our dreams for nurturing relationships, creative work, and experiencing beloved community are often shattered by situations of conflict. Although conflict is blamed for such broken outcomes, more fundamental matters are the real culprits. Avoiding conflict, rushing to resolution, political maneuvering, character assassination, and remaining anxious and silent are just some of the dysfunctional behaviors in disputes. With skills to befriend conflict, even at times to initiate it, we can create transformational opportunities that honor God's dream for us.

See Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr.'s professional profile here

Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr. is the author of Intimacy and Mission: Intentional Community as Crucible for Radical Discipleship; and Howard Thurman: The Mystic as Prophet. 

The books of Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr. are available for sale in the Bethel campus bookstore and before and after the evening forum. Dr. Luther E. Smith, Jr. will also conduct a book signing at the close of the evening.


Contact Suzi Nelson at or 651.638.6577.