Third Council to focus on language, scripture

"Dispensationalism, Language, and Scripture" is the theme for the third Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics.

The third meeting of scholars is set for September 22-23 at Baptist Bible Seminary. Last year's sessions attracted more than 120 members and observers to the Clarks Summit, PA, campus.

Organized and moderated by Seminary Dean Dr. Mike Stallard, the 2010 session follows meetings in 2008 and 2009.

Read more about the 2010 meeting and past sessions at www.bbc.edu/council. An online form to register to attend is also at the site.

About the Council
Dispensationalism holds to historical-grammatical principles of interpreting the Bible, including prophecy. It views scripture as literal unless strong textual evidence suggests otherwise.

The council meetings serve to add academic weight and credibility to the effort at keeping objective interpretation of scripture at the forefront of modern biblical presentation in churches and academia. The event serves as a forum for traditional dispensationalists to discuss biblical interpretation and related matters.

Ten papers will be presented in September, with an allotted time of 30 minutes each followed by an hour of discussion.

Members of the council steering committee are:

- Dr. Rod Decker, Baptist Bible Seminary
- Dr. George Gunn, Shasta Bible College
- Dr. Elliott Johnson, Dallas Theological Seminary
- Dr. Joe Parle, College of Biblical Studies
- Dr. Mark Soto, Grace Seminary
- Dr. Mike Stallard, Baptist Bible Seminary

Baptist Bible Seminary offers students a genuine blend of rigorous academic content and transformational hands-on applications. Five advanced degrees are available in several flexible formats.

To learn more, call 800.451.2287 or email pgolden@bbc.edu.

Posted on: 8/9/2010 7:49:18 AM