Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is honored to host the 2008 Southeastern Regional meeting of the
Evangelical Theo...
of the Phrase “Zeroa' YHWH” in Early Jewish and Christian Literature.”
Lecture Hall 1 -- Jeffrey Riley, New Orleans Baptis...
A204 -- (EMS) -- Lee. I. Bruckner, Mekong Evangelical Mission, “Case Study on the Formation of the Mekong
Evangelical Miss...
Teaching Greek in the twenty-first Century.”
5:45-6:45 P.M. Banquet Meal in the Betty Howard Room
6:45-7:00 P.M. Logos Pre...
Preaching Lab 1 -- Logos Software
10:45-11:25 A.M. Parallel Session 6
A 202 -- (EMS) - J. D. Payne, Southern Baptist Theol...
Lecture Hall 1 -- Ross Inman, Talbot Theological Seminary, “Supervenience As All the Rage These Days.”
Lecture Hall 2 -- M...
Lecture Hall 1 -- Ross Inman, Talbot Theological Seminary, “Supervenience As All the Rage These Days.”
Lecture Hall 2 -- M...
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  1. 1. Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary is honored to host the 2008 Southeastern Regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society on March 14-15, 2008. Darrell Bock and Wayne Grudem are our plenary speakers. Dr. Bock will speak in plenary sessions two and three and Dr. Grudem will speak in plenary sessions one and four. Bock will speak on “Christianity in the Public Square and Dr. Grudem will discuss “Evangelicals, the Bible, and the 2008 Election.” The cost of the conference is $40 for a professional and $20 for students and spouse. This price includes the banquet meal, which will consist of beef, potatoes, green beans, a salad, desert, coffee, and tea. Chicken instead of beef will be offered upon request on your registration form. Vegetarian plates will be available upon request on your registration form. We have arranged for the Hampton Inn & Suites, 2935 Germantown Road, Bartlett, TN (1-901-382-2050), and the Wingate Inn, 2270 North Germantown Rd., Memphis TN (1-901-386-1110), to house our guests. Each guest will be required to provide a credit card number to guarantee a room for late arrival (after 6:00 pm). For convenience, both the Fairfield Inn and the Wingate Inn accepts cash, check, or credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, and Discover Card. Check-in time at Hampton Inn & Suites is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm. The special code for the discounted rates at both hotels is ETS. You may register for the conference by going to www.mabts.edu or you may request by e-mail a form for snail-mail registration. Likewise, you may e-mail for a program. We have 78 parallel sessions scheduled. If you have any questions please call or e-mail Steven Cox at 901-751-3020 or scox@mabts.edu stevenldr@bellsouth.net. Program Schedule as of March 14-15, 2008 Fridav, March 14 1:00-1:30 P.M. - Registration (Main Entrance Lobby) 1:30-1:55 P.M.-Call to Order, Welcome, and Opening Instruction (Gurley Chapel) 2:00-2:40 P.M. Parallel Session 1 Seminar Room 1 -- Vivian Cox and Sanrea Seal, A Forum of Wives of Men in Ministry (Academic/Pastoral) A 202 -- (EMS) - Mark Terry, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “Contemporary Trends in Missions” A203 -- Terry Wilder, Broadman-Holman Publishing, “Literary Property, Pseudonymity, and the New Testament.” A204 -- Roger D. Duke, Baptist College of Health Sciences, “John A. Broadus, Rhetoric, and A Treatise On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons” A205 -- Daryl C. Cornett, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Dropping the “J-Bomb”: Remarks on the Current Controversy Concerning Military Chaplains Use of Jesus’ Name in Prayer.” A206 -- Doug Burleson, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, “Beyond Peter’s Quote: The Resignification of the Book of Joel in Acts 2.” A207 -- (EPS) -- Justin Barnard, “Evangelism and Inclusivism.” A208 -- Wayne Cornett, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Singular Reading of the Firsthand Scribe of Codex Sinaiticus in John 1-9: a Case Study in Scribal Habits.” A209 -- Matt Akers, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “The ‘Arm of the LORD’ as Messiah: A Survey
  2. 2. of the Phrase “Zeroa' YHWH” in Early Jewish and Christian Literature.” Lecture Hall 1 -- Jeffrey Riley, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, “Human Rights in a World of Wrongs: Theological, Ethical Reflections on the Language of Subjective Natural Rights and Equality.” Lecture Hall 2 -- Robert Stewart, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, “Doing History the (W)right Way: Is N. T. Wright a Modernist, a Postmodernist, or Something Else Altogether?” Preaching Lab 1 -- Preaching Lab 2 -- John Carrick, Greenville Presbyterian Seminary, “Theocentrism in the Preaching of Jonathan Edwards.” 2:45-3:25 P.M. Parallel Session 2 A 202 -- (EMS) - Amy West, SIL, “Responding to Death: The Powerful Influence of Relationships on Balangao Christians in the Philippines.” A203 -- Kevan C. Barley, “Should Church-State Policy Follow the Backusian Pietists or the Virginia Latitudinarians?” A204 -- Gary Cangelosi, “The Historical Impact of Eschatology on Church and State.” A205 -- Peter Beck, Charleston Southern University, “The True Spirit of Prayer”: Jonathan Edwards, Pneumatology and Prayer.” A206 -- David Filson, Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church-PCA, “Toward the Trinitarian and Liturgical Polemics of Francis Cheynell (Westminster Divine, 1608-65).” A207 -- (EPS) -- Douglas Kennard. Bryan College, “Contextulization of Theology.” A208 -- Wiley Richards, The Baptist College of Florida, “Neitzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Christian Interpretation.” A209 -- Steven L. Cox, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “A Study of the Genre Implied by the Prefaces of Luke and Acts.” Lecture Hall 1 -- Jere Phillips, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “The Emerging Trends of the Emergent Church Conversation: A study of the emerging church movement in its adolescence.” Lecture Hall 2 -- Robert Arnold, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “Was John Bunyan a Baptist?” Preaching Lab 1 -- Stephen Miller and Kirk Kilpatrick, with Logos Software, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Forum on Teaching Hebrew in the twenty-first Century.” 3:30-4:00 P.M. Fellowship and Refreshments 4:00-4:40 P.M. Parallel Session 3 A 202 -- (EMS) - David Sills, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “Teaching Them: The Great Omission of the Great Commission.” A203 -- Garrett Pendergraft, University of California, Riverside, “Divine Deliberation (or the Lack Thereof.”
  3. 3. A204 -- (EMS) -- Lee. I. Bruckner, Mekong Evangelical Mission, “Case Study on the Formation of the Mekong Evangelical Mission.” A205 -- Taylor B. Worley, Union University, “Theological Aesthetics and the Contemporary Artworld: Models for Engagement.” A206 -- Art Vandalay, “When Blood is Spilt: An Examination of the Impact of Violence Against Missionaries” A207 -- (EPS) -- Darrell Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary, “Handling the Bible in University Contexts: From History to Theology.” A208 -- Benjamin Shaw, Greenville Presbyterian Seminary, “The Date and Authorship of Ecclesiastes.” A209 -- Jonathan White, “The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “To Offer or Not to Offer: An Examination of John Gill’s View of the Offer of the Gospel.” Lecture Hall 1 -- Travis R. Freeman, The Baptist College of Florida, “The Timing of the Great Tribulation in Mt. 24:1-34.” Lecture Hall 2 -- Michael L Chiavone, Liberty Theological Seminary’s DLP program, “No Other Gods: The Danger of Medical Idolotry.” Preaching Lab 1 -- Logos Software 4:45-5:30 P.M. Parallel Session 4 A 202 -- (EMS) - Mike Kessler, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “Cognition and Communication within the Oral Majority.” A203 -- Alan Amorim, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Miracles as Means, not an End in Themselves: an Analysis of Selected Miracles in the Gospel of Mark and the Implication for Faith and Healing Issues.” A204 -- Stan May, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Mending Missiological Misconceptions.” A205 -- David Mapes, Luther Rice University, “The body as an integral part of a person's substance from a substance dualism perspective.” A206 -- Stephen Clinton, The Orlando Institute, “Apologetics in the Next Five Years. A207 -- (EPS) -- Scott Mixon, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, “Apologetic Response to the Problem of Evil in the 21st Century.” A208 -- Chris Morgan, California Baptist University, “The Doctrine of God and James’s Exhortations.” A209 -- Jeremy T. Vanetta, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Exegetical Issues in Matthew 23.” Lecture Hall 1 -- Garnett Reid, Free Will Baptist Bible College, “Confirmation and Challenge: Thematic Shadings and the Theology of the Chronicler.” Lecture Hall 2 -- Stephen Fix, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “The Biblical Doctrine of Church Discipline as Viewed by Baptists.” Preaching Lab 1 -- Steven Cox with Logos Software, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Forum on
  4. 4. Teaching Greek in the twenty-first Century.” 5:45-6:45 P.M. Banquet Meal in the Betty Howard Room 6:45-7:00 P.M. Logos Presentation in the Gurley Chapel 7:00-7:10 P.M. Music led by Rev. Alex Lobo Plenary Session 1 Darrell Bock 7:10-7:45 + 10 minute Q & A Plenary Session 2 Wayne Grudem 8:00-8:45 P.M. + 10 minute Q & A Saturday March 15, 2008 7:15-8:00 A.M.-Coffee and Donuts Future Program Chairmen’s Meeting 7:30-7:45 A.M. A 209 Plenary Session 3 Wayne Grudem 8:00-8:45 A.M. (no Q & A) Plenary Session 4 Darrell Bock 8:50-9:35 A.M. (no Q & A) 10:00--10:40 A.M. Parallel Session 5 A 202 -- (EMS) - Adam J. Luchkowec, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, “The Rise of Global Christianity: Is the Church of the Majority World the Best Hope of Reaching Muslims with the Gospel?” A203 -- Doug Powell, Biola University, “The Evangelistic Power of Artistic Excellence.” A204 -- Jeremy T. Vanatta, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Historical Backgrounds and Metaphorical Language in Matthew 23.” A205 -- Matthew Woodside, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Truman, Carter and Clinton: A Look at the Southern Baptist Convention's Relationship with Southern Baptists Who Have Served as United States President.” A206 -- Tim Mills, Whitton Baptist Church, “The Smallness of Christ's Gospel.” A207 -- (EPS) -- Eric Peterson, Harvest Schools of San Antonio, “On Klima’s Reformulation of Anslem.” A208 -- Jason Alan Garrison, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Gilgamesh Imagery in Daniel 4.” A209 -- Aaron O’Kelley, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “The New Perspective on Paul and the Doctrine of the Atonement.’ Lecture Hall 1 -- Doug Kennard, Bryan College, “A Deuteronomist Perspective or Maybe the New Perspective in the Psalms: Torah and Covenant Renewal Psalms Revel in Israel’s Relationship with Yahweh as that of Covenant Nomism, a View Continuing into the Second Temple Jewish Age.” Lecture Hall 2 -- Shaun Price, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, “Luther and Calvin on the Decalogue.”
  5. 5. Preaching Lab 1 -- Logos Software 10:45-11:25 A.M. Parallel Session 6 A 202 -- (EMS) - J. D. Payne, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “In Through the Back Door: Reaching the Majority World Through North America.” A203 -- Jason Sampler, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, “Do This in Remembrance of Me: Southern Baptists and the Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper.” A204 -- Cody King, Union University, “Christian Community is not an Ideal, but a Divine.” A205 -- Sungjin Bae, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “The Concept of Semeia in the Fourth Gospel.” A206 -- Robert Stewart, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, “What Do Daniel Dennett and Jesus Have to Do with Each Other? Lessons Learned About Cultural Engagement from the Greer-Heard Forum.” A207 -- (EPS) -- Tony Kim, Colombia Theological Seminary, “Faith, Philosophy and the Existence of God.” A208 -- Brad Green, Union University, A209 -- Steven L. Cox, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “A Reconstructed Ending of Mark?” Lecture Hall 1 -- Delio DelRio, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, “Was Paul Influenced by the Targums? Exploring dia propheteia.” Lecture Hall 2 -- Matthew Elia, Union University, “Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the New Monasticism: An Intersection of Thought and Practice.” Preaching Lab 1 -- Logos Software 11:30 A.M.-12:15 P.M. Parallel Session 7 A 202 -- (EMS) - Jere Phillips, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Empowering Kingdom Growth in the Commonwealth of Independent States of the Former Soviet Union.” A203 -- Matt Akers, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Who are the Habiru of the Amarna Letters?” A204 -- Mark Baker, Bryan College, “Eden: The Temple and the River for God's Glory.” A205 -- Gary L. Shultz Jr., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “From the Cross to Conversion: The Holy Spirit’s Application of the Atonement to Believers.” A206 -- Keith Goad, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “Lindbeck’s Regulative Theology and the Trinity.” A207 -- (EPS) -- Steve Cowan, Southeastern Bible College, “How to Make a Case for the Inspiration of Scripture in the Current Milieu.” EMS Business Meeting to follow. A208 -- Ikechukwu Ugo, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Paul’s Missionary Strategies in Church Planting as Revealed in Selected Passages in Acts.” A209 -- Stephen Fix, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, “Building a New Testament Historiography.”
  6. 6. Lecture Hall 1 -- Ross Inman, Talbot Theological Seminary, “Supervenience As All the Rage These Days.” Lecture Hall 2 -- Matthew R. Crawford, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “On Signs, Faith, and Fruits: Martin Luther’s Theology of the Lord’s Supper.” 12:20-12:30 P.M. Business Meeting _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Mid-America Baptist Seminary will host a conference “Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Biblical Interpretation” April 21-22, 2009. Please find updated information in Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary’s quarterly magazine, The Messenger, The Biblical Archaeological Review, and the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary webpage: www.mabts.edu for continuing updates. Feel free to call or e-mail Dr. Steven Cox for more details: (901)-751-8453 and scox@mabts.edu. The speakers will be: Emanuel Tov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Kirk Kilpatrick (Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary), Jodi Magness (The University of North Carolina), Lawrence Schiffman (New York University), James VanderKam (Notre Dame University), Michael Spradlin (Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary), and Steven Cox (Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary).
  7. 7. Lecture Hall 1 -- Ross Inman, Talbot Theological Seminary, “Supervenience As All the Rage These Days.” Lecture Hall 2 -- Matthew R. Crawford, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, “On Signs, Faith, and Fruits: Martin Luther’s Theology of the Lord’s Supper.” 12:20-12:30 P.M. Business Meeting _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Mid-America Baptist Seminary will host a conference “Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Biblical Interpretation” April 21-22, 2009. Please find updated information in Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary’s quarterly magazine, The Messenger, The Biblical Archaeological Review, and the Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary webpage: www.mabts.edu for continuing updates. Feel free to call or e-mail Dr. Steven Cox for more details: (901)-751-8453 and scox@mabts.edu. The speakers will be: Emanuel Tov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Kirk Kilpatrick (Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary), Jodi Magness (The University of North Carolina), Lawrence Schiffman (New York University), James VanderKam (Notre Dame University), Michael Spradlin (Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary), and Steven Cox (Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary).

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