Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:00 PM - Sunday, September 23, 2018, 12:00 PM
John Walton PhD is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School. His research focus is the literature and cultures of the ancient Near East and the Old Testament. John’s Lost World books series, including The Lost World of Genesis One, The Lost World of Adam and Eve, The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest, The Lost World of the Flood and The Lost World of Scripture address critical concerns with clarity and scholarship.
Public Lecture: The Origins Debate
Friday | September 21st, 7:30 PM
Mountain View Campus (Room A1)
Open to the Public
General Survey of the Science and Faith dialogue (surveys the major organizations—Answers in Gen, Reasons to Believe, Discovery Institute, BioLogos, ASA—as a way of talking about the different positions). What is at stake? How big can the tent be? How do we think through the options?
The Cultural River and the Problem with Translations
Saturday | September 22nd, 9:00AM-11:00AM
Mountain View Campus (Main Auditorium)
Open to the Public
The Cultural Background Study Bible introduces the Cultural River idea, and it also has a chart in the front of about 50 common Hebrew words (e.g., shalom and hesed) that there is no adequate English word for, and that therefore we often misunderstand (attached so that you can see the possibilities). Talking about that can give people healthy insight into the limitations of translations and in the process, can address some key theological issues in the OT.
Sunday Morning Preaching | EXILES: Finding Home
John will set up our new teaching series, Exiled, with a look at God’s covenant with Israel, their disobedience to the covenant, the exile, and God's purpose in discipline, as well as the unique features of the Babylonian exile and what might be applicable to today, assimilation and resistance.