2010 – Abba
Welcome to Varberg June 28-July 1 2010!
Corpus Christi is delighted to welcome you to the conference “Abba” 2010. Here you and other youths from the Nordic countries will have the opportunity to discover more about Christ as limbs in his body! ”Abba” means father. Jesus prays to Abba, the heavenly father, something Gods children are allowed to do. What makes you a child of God and how do you get to partake in the security and blessing his care gives? Are there signs of the divine sonship and what is “the Spirit of adoption” that cries “Abba” (Rom 8:15)? Through life Gods children are nourished by the Church as a mother cares for her children. Can one really call the church a mother? Who is Abba? Who is the mother?
During the conference we come closer to Abba through divine services and lectures and learns how we become his children.
through Johan Sidenvall
Rev. Daniel Preus, a pastor of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod and Executive Director of the Luther Academy. To Swedes, Rev. Preus is best known for his book Why I Am A Lutheran: Jesus at the Center, which has been translated into Swedish and received with much appreciation.
In depth sessions:
1. To become a child of Abba (about Baptism)
Rev. Dr. Didzis Stilve, a pastor of the Lutheran Church of Latvia and a teacher at the Luther Academy in Riga. Received his Ph.D. in Missiology from Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft Wayne, IN.
2. Who, then, is the Mother? (about the Church)
Rev. Dr. Timo Laato, a pastor in the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Finland and a teacher at the Lutheran School of Theology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
3. To live with Abba (on the first article of the Creed)
Rev. Michael Nygaard, Lutheran pastor in Kolding, Denmark; previously Admissions Director for the Lutheran School of Theology in Aarhus.
4. Pray to Abba (about Prayer)
Rev. Jan Bygstad, widely known Lutheran pastor and author from Bergen, Norway. A leader in the Confessional movement in Scandinavia.
5. To be an abba (on being a parent, marriage, family)
Mrs. Linda Preus, serves on the Lutheran Network on Mental Illness and the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Disablities Task force. Speaker for the National Alliance on Mental Illness to police, congregations, medical and seminary students.