RUF Northeast Winter Conference

Hotel Viking in Newport, ri

Friday to Sunday (February 23-25, 2018) we will be returning to the historic Hotel Viking in Rhode Island's own scenic destination, Newport! Joining with RUFs from Columbia, Harvard, MIT, NYU, and UConn, we will hear Prof. Wesley Hill (bio below) speak from God's word on the following topics:

Friday Night: Hope Against Despair (select passages from Genesis)

Saturday Morning: Hope Against Presumption (Isaiah 31)

Saturday Night: Hope on the Pilgrim Road (Romans 8)

Sunday Morning: What We're Hoping For (Revelation 21 and 22)

There will be lots of free time and recreational activities for those who want. The hotel comes with fitness center, indoor pool, wifi, cafe area, and restaurant. Also it is just minutes away from the main "drag" of downtown Newport's marinas, shops and restaurants. You won't want to miss this!


Associate Professor of New Testament in the Biblical Studies Department of Trinity School for Ministry (Pittsburgh, PA), Wesley Hill earned his B.A. at Wheaton College (IL), and his M.A./Ph.D. at Durham University.

"I discovered a love for Scripture and theology while an undergraduate at Wheaton College where I majored in Ancient Languages. From there, I began a long and winding journey into the Anglican fold and was confirmed in the Church of England while in graduate school at Durham University. My teaching and research interests are shaped by the conviction that the study of Scripture and attention to the church’s creedal and doctrinal traditions belong together in the theological task. I try to help my students understand how attention to Scripture formed the church’s creedal heritage and, likewise, how that heritage can now help us to read Scripture afresh as the word of the Triune God for us today."

He has authored numerous articles and several books including:

Paul and the Trinity: Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015). amazon

Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian (Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2015). amazon

Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Grand Rapids:Zondervan, 2010). amazon

Date & Time: Friday 2/23 to Sunday 2/25
Location: Hotel Viking in Newport, RI
Fee: $85 (Scholarships available!)

All are welcome!

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