The University of Indianapolis will present the 2008 Showers Symposium "Christian Missions in the United Methodist Church: Past, Present and Future" on Thursday March 27, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Topics and participants include: "Mission and the Quest for the Homeland: The Legacy of the Evangelical United Brethren" with J. Steven O'Malley of Asbury Theological Seminary; "Evangelism Without Apology" with Stephen Graham of the University of Indianapolis, who will speak about E. Stanley Jones; "Affection Without Attachment: Toward a Theology of Christian Mission" with Thomas Thangaraj (Church of South India) of Candler School of Theology; and "No Bootstrap Theology: Grace and Holiness in Mission" with Beth Felker Jones of Huntington University.

The Showers Symposium is free, however those who wish to register to participate in one of the lunchtime discussions need to contact Cindy Tyree at 317-788-2106 or e-mail her at An event brochure is available by logging on to