Speakers

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Rev. Dr. Tony Cook

Rev. Dr. Tony Cook is an associate professor of practical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Tony teaches in the areas of education, pastoral theology, pastoral leadership, and postmodern studies including courses on preaching to postmoderns, post-liberal theology, and emerging Christianity. Tony studies the growth of emerging Christianity in and around London. Tony also serves as Concordia Seminary’s Director of Curriculum Design and Development and Director of Continuing Education. He received his Ph.D. from St. Louis University. His dissertation explored the perceived spiritual impact of seminary training on second-year seminary students. He has been married to his wife Elizabeth for 26 years and has an 19 year-old son, Ben.

 

Cook is a plenary speaker. He will also lead a workshop.

 

Creating an Atmosphere for Generous ConversationParents and youth workers alike cite struggles in speaking truth and love into the lives of young people who hear so many messages which are contrary to the Christian Scriptures.  Rev. Cook invites us to consider a place of “generosity” in our youth ministry and lives and how this connects to the lives of adolescents.