Who should attend?

Harbor Media exists to help Christians navigate a post-Christian world. Much has changed in our culture in the last decade, and Christians everywhere find themselves under increasing pressure to either conform or disappear from public. This event is for those seeking to answer questions like, "How are we to respond to these pressures? What does a life of faithful presence look like in a hostile world?" We want to wrestle with these questions, and we want to suggest a way forward.



Monday, October 23



The Church as Counter-Culture : Brett McCracken
Drawing on themes from his books, Hipster Christianity and Uncomfortable, Brett will describe the Church’s place as a counter-cultural institution, challenging the surrounding world with its commitments to community, faithfulness, and sense of history.


Q&A : Mike Cosper (Moderator) & Brett McCracken
Text-in Q&A from the audience.

10:50 — BREAK


Fierce Convictions : Karen Swallow Prior
Drawing on themes from her biography of abolitionist Hannah More, Karen will talk about the role of conviction in confronting cultural evils, such as abortion. How can the church corporately and Christians individually resist the pressures of institutionalized evil?


Q&AMike Cosper (Moderator) and Karen Swallow Prior
Text-in Q&A from the audience.

11:50 — BREAK : Lunch served (Chick Fil-A)


Wonder and Faithful Presence : Mike Cosper
Mike will discuss the role of the imagination in cultivating a counter-cultural life and a counter-cultural church. Themes explored will include the role of the arts and the role of worship in forming the imagination.


Q&A : Mike Cosper and Bret McCracken (Moderator)
Text-in Q&A from the audience.


Main Session



2:50 — BREAK


Churches, Christians, & Faithful Presence Panel  

4:00 — End