The Empowered 21 Scholars Consultation took place October 12-14 in Dubai, UAE. This theme invited scholars in the movement (and others wishing to help) to reflect on how the global Spirit-empowered Church responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies include multidisciplinary explorations of theological, ecclesiological, historical, sociological, medical or missiological responses to the pandemic.

These papers are restricted to conference participants only and are not available for download. These essays will be published at a later date in a volume from ORU Press.

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Tuesday, October 12th
12:00 AM

2021 Consultation Plan

Wonsuk Ma, Oral Roberts University

12:00 AM

Wednesday, October 13th
12:00 AM

2021 Scholars Consultation Report

Wonsuk Ma, Oral Roberts University

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

8:00 AM

The “Flourishing of Life” in the Spirit on earth after the Pandemic: Trinitarian approach to the Kingdom of God.

Sanna P. Urvas

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

8:30 AM

Christian Justice in a Global Pandemic: The Church’s call to merciful advocacy for Roma communities and asylum seekers in Southeastern Europe

Melody Wachsmuth

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM


Opoku Onyinah

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Pentecostals Among the Plagues: Early Chinese Pentecostal Theologies of Sickness, Healing, and Pandemics

Alex Mayfield, Boston

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

10:30 AM

Pentecostals and Pandemics: A Historical Perspective

Daniel D. Isgrigg, Oral Roberts University

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

11:30 AM

Pentecostal Hope in the Age of Covid-19

Peter Althouse
Audrey McCormick

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM

A Theological Approach to the Origin of Coronavirus through the Lens of Pain and Disease

Jun Kim

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM

State-Church partnerships: opportunities and challenges in a Spirit-filled response to the global pandemic

Ulrik Josefsson, Prorector Academy for Leadership and Theology
Niclas Lindgren, Director PMU Interlife, Sweden

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Pentecostalism and Coronavirus: Reframing the Message of Health-and-Wealth in a Pandemic Era

J. Kwabena Asamoah-Gyadu, Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

3:00 PM

Pandemic, Depression, and the Church: A New Norm for the New Normal

Robert D. McBain, Oral Roberts University

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

COVID-19, Science, and Race: A Black Pentecostal Engagement

David Daniels

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM