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Center for Renewal Studies

Center for Renewal Studies

The Holy Spirit & the Christian Life

A conference focusing on emotion, desire and the Spirit

Hosted by the Regent University Center for Renewal Studies
Dale M. Coulter & Amos Yong

March 1 & 2, 2013

Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA

Plenary Speakers

(Click on each plenary speaker to read his/her abstract):

Bradley Nassif
North Park University
Elizabeth Dreyer
Fairfield University
Michael McClymond
St. Louis University
Paul Lim
Vanderbilt Divinity School


Conference Schedule

Click Here to view the current schedule for The Holy Spirit & the Christian Life Conference.

Call for Papers

[The call for papers closed on December 2, 2012]

Regent University's Center for Renewal Studies (CRS) seeks to provide venues that foster mutual dialogue among scholars, professionals, and the broader public on the renewing work of the Holy Spirit. Toward this end, CRS is hosting a conference in March 1-2, 2013, that seeks to promote research on the renewing work of the Holy Spirit as that has unfolded across the Christian tradition and as that has implications and applications to Christian life.

The CRS is now receiving proposals on these themes in relationship to:

  1. charisms and the charismatic in the church and in the world
  2. the role of emotions, the affections, and the passions in religious experience
  3. emotions, affections, and passions and the relationship between crisis and process in Christian formation
  4. the experience of love and desire in human nature
  5. the Spirit as source of renewal, revival, and revitalization in the church today


Conference accommodations will be provided by Founder’s Inn (which shares Regent’s campus). Call 800.926.4466 to make your reservations and be sure to mention “Regent University’s Holy Spirit Conference” to get the conference rate of $109.00 per night.

For those traveling from out of state, the nearest airport is Norfolk International (ORF). There is a shuttle service from the airport to Founders Inn from 6 AM-11 PM, based on availability, for $12.00 per person, each way (which is still cheaper than taking a taxi). Advanced reservations required: call 757-424-5511 or contact the Inn at