Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics headed to Houston

The Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics, an annual forum for traditional dispensationalists to discuss biblical interpretation and related matters coordinated by Baptist Bible Seminary Dean Dr. Mike Stallard, will be held this fall in Houston.

The October 3-4 event at the College of Biblical Studies will be the first time in its five-year history that the Council will meet away from BBS' Clarks Summit, PA campus.

"What we do needs to be seen and heard in other parts of the country," Dr. Stallard said. "We expect to move Council meetings to other locations every other year. That way, other schools can host discussions while inviting pastors from those particular regions."

"Dispensationalism and Biblical Preaching" is the theme for the 2012 Council.

A preliminary schedule, registration details, and more are online at www.bbc.edu/council. Papers and information on past Councils are also posted at the site.

Inside the Council
Dispensationalism holds to historical-grammatical principles of interpreting the Bible, including prophecy. The Council meetings add academic weight and credibility to the effort at keeping objective interpretation of scripture at the forefront of modern biblical presentation in churches

Dr. Stallard describes the Council as "a 20-year project" to advance academic dispensational discussions to the church level and beyond. The advancements may include book projects as well as the rotating sites for Council meetings.

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

Dr. Parle, Academic Dean at the host College of Biblical Studies, earned his Ph.D. at BBS in 2009.

"The need for such discussion among traditionalists is highlighted by the fact dispensationalism seems to be greatly maligned at the present hour," Dr. Stallard said. "It is our goal to pave the way forward in advancing the cause of inductive Bible study and proper theological method. In the process, clarification of dispensational positions will emerge."

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Posted on: 8/9/2012 8:55:12 AM