Fourth Council to focus on the Holy Spirit

"Dispensationalism and the Holy Spirit" is the theme for the fourth Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics at Baptist Bible Seminary.

The fourth meeting of scholars is set for September 21-22 on the Clarks Summit, PA campus. Last year's sessions attracted more than 100 members and observers.

Organized and moderated by Seminary Dean Dr. Mike Stallard, the 2011 session follows meetings in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Details on the 2011 meeting along with papers and information on past sessions are online at
www.bbc.edu/council. A form to register to attend this September is also at the site.

About the Council
Dispensationalism holds to historical-grammatical principles of interpreting the Bible, including prophecy.

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.

Presentations of papers will be followed by discussion among those in attendance. Topics include "The Regeneration and the Indwelling of the Old Testament Saints," "The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament," and "The New Testament Origins of the Baptism of the Spirit."

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

Barndollar Lectureship
The Council dates coincide with the annual Barndollar Lectureship Series at BBS. "Building Christ's Church in the 21st Century: Re-envisioning the Church" will be presented by Dr. Aubrey Malphurs, Senior Professor of Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary.

Lectures will be September 19-22 at 9 a.m. each day in the Stowell Seminary Building. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

The series was established in 1993 in memory of W.W. Barndollar, honoring his years of service to Baptist Bible College & Seminary as a professor committed to academic excellence.

Details on the Barndollar Lectureship are online at www.bbc.edu/barndollar.

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

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

Posted on: 9/7/2011 9:55:59 AM