Church of the Brethren

Annual Conference

Brethren Ministers' Association  Pre-Annual Conference Continuing Education Event

Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don’t Belong to
June 27-28, 2017 * Grand Rapids, Michigan

Registration: June 27, 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Session 1: Four Types of Nones (Tuesday, June 27, 6-9:00 p.m.)

Session 2: Spirituality Without Stereotypes (Wednesday, June 28, 9-11:45 a.m.)

Session 3: Religion Without Ranting (Wednesday, June 28, 1-3:45 p.m.)

Pre-registration cut-off date is June 15. Prefer to register by mail? Get the form at

Featured in the New York Times and on PBS, Lillian Daniel's writing is described as "biting, hilarious, pitch perfect, tender, and often stunningly beautiful."

She has taught preaching at a number of schools, including Chicago Theological Seminary, the University of Chicago Divinity School and at her alma mater, Yale Divinity School, but don't hold that against her. She can't be held responsible for everyone who falls asleep in church.

Lillian Daniel has spoken at the National Cathedral, Duke Chapel, Kings College, London and Queen's College, Ontario, but on Sundays you can find her preaching at First Congregational Church in Dubuque, Iowa.

*Receive a free copy of Lillian Daniel's book, Tired of Apologizing for a Church I Don't Belong To: Spirituality Without Stereotypes, Religion Without Ranting at the event.

If you need to cancel your registration, you must do so in writing (emails accepted: [email protected]). Written cancellations must be received by June 15, 2017. All refunds are subject to a $25 cancellation fee. If the fees for attendance are prohibitive, you may request assistance by contacting [email protected]

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