New Wine Event: Saved By Grace? A Mormon & Evangelical Conversation Sunday May 7th

Sunday, May 7, 2017: 7 – 9pm

Cedar Mill Oregon Stake Center

955 NW 173rd Avenue

Portland, Oregon 97006

Co-hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – Portland Area Public Affairs Council & The Institute for Cultural Engagement: New Wine, New Wineskins of Multnomah University and Biblical Seminary

In the past, Mormons and Evangelicals have often misunderstood and demeaned one another.  More recently, some Mormon and Evangelical leaders have made concerted efforts in various parts of the country to discuss key differences, as well as similarities, in a civil and constructive way. However, nothing comparable has occurred in the Greater-Portland area. This changes on May 7th. Saved By Grace? A Mormon & Evangelical Conversation will be a unique opportunity for our two movements to model civility, cultivate understanding amid key differences, and foster friendships.  

On May 7th, two Mormon leaders and two Evangelical leaders will meet to discuss core themes: What is grace? How do works relate to grace? Who is Jesus? and What is salvation/exaltation? There will also be occasion for the audience to ask questions of the presenters. 

The four presenters participating in the conversation are:

PAUL LOUIS METZGER, Ph.D.  Paul is Professor of Christian Theology & Theology of Culture at Multnomah University and Biblical Seminary.  At Multnomah, he also serves as the Director of The Institute for Cultural Engagement: New Wine, New Wineskins.

J. SPENCER FLUHMAN, Ph.D.  Spencer is Professor of History and Religion at Brigham Young University.  At BYU, Spencer also serves as Executive Director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship. 

JOHN W. MOREHEAD.  John holds a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies from The Salt Lake Theological Seminary, UT.  John is the Custodian of the Evangelical Chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy. 

EDGAR L. STONE.  Ed holds a Master of Theological Studies degree from The Harvard Divinity School.  Ed is also a past President of the Hillsboro and Cedar Mill Oregon Stakes of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Ed also served, with his wife Linda, as President of The Nigeria Port Harcourt Mission.