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Baptist Identity Conference to begin Feb. 15

Union's second Baptist Identity Conference will feature Frank Page, Paige Patterson, Timothy George, Thom Rainer and David Dockery, among other speakers.
Union's second Baptist Identity Conference will feature Frank Page, Paige Patterson, Timothy George, Thom Rainer and David Dockery, among other speakers.

JACKSON, Tenn.Feb. 7, 2007 – Frank Page, Paige Patterson, Timothy George, Thom Rainer and David Dockery will be among the speakers at Union University’s second “Baptist Identity Conference” Feb. 15-17 in Jackson, Tenn.

The conference will address the theme “Convention, Cooperation and Controversy.”

“Baptist Identity II is a much needed conversation for Southern Baptists as we seek to better understand our history and heritage in order to build a new sense of cooperation for our shared service in the 21st century,” said Dockery, president of Union University. “The conference speakers will be outstanding. Each is prepared to address a key issue facing Southern Baptists at this time in our history. I would strongly encourage pastors, denominational leaders, and key laypersons to make plans to attend.”

Speakers and their topics for the conference are as follows:

The conference will begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 15, with the last session scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Feb. 17. Cost for the conference is $50, which includes three meals.

“Registration numbers are especially strong and represent both the geographical and ideological breadth of our convention,” said Charles Fowler, Union’s senior vice president for university relations. “This in itself is strong affirmation of the importance of these conversations.”

Participants are strongly encouraged to register for the conference ahead of time in order to ensure adequate seating. Register online and see a complete conference schedule at www.uu.edu/events/baptistidentity. For more information, call (731) 661-5162.


Media contact: Mark Kahler, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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