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Sundays at CTU with Stephen Bevans, SVD

January 24, 2021 @ 3:00 PM CST - January 24, 2021 @ 4:30 PM CST

Stephen Bevans

Stephen Bevans, SVD
Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD Professor of Mission and Culture, Emeritus

Steve Bevans is a priest of the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) and Emeritus Professor of Mission and Culture at CTU. Author and editor of some twenty books, Steve has taught and lectured all over the world, and continues to do so by Zoom in these strange times. He currently serves on the SVD Chicago Province’s provincial council and is one of three Catholic representatives appointed by the Vatican to the World Council of Churches’ Commission on World Mission and Evangelism.

Pope Francis’ Theology of Attraction

“The Church grows,” writes Pope Francis, “not by proselytism [i.e. forced conversion] but ‘by attraction.'” This phrase, which Francis has uttered more than once, expresses concisely and forcefully his vision for the Church and its mission in the world. The term “attraction” appears over and over again in the pope’s writings and is concretized in his actions, his appointments, and the coming document on curial reform, tentatively entitled “Praedicate Evangelium” or “Preach the Gospel.” In this talk, long-time CTU professor Steve Bevans, SVD will speak of Francis’s vision of “a God who attracts,” “a Church that attracts,” and “a message that attracts,” outlining how this vision is embodied in the coming curial reform. 
This program is sponsored by CTU’s Committee of World Mission.

3:00 pm Prayer Service
Lecture will follow immediately

This event will take place live on ZOOM. Please register below to receive the login information. Please contact devoffice@ctu.edu if you have any questions or need help accessing the program.

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