On Wednesday, we will hold our next Talking Points Conference on the topic “Thy Kingdom Come,” a conversation about New Creation Theology. We pray for God’s Kingdom to come “on earth” in the Lord’s Prayer, and the New Testament refers often to “new creation” as central to the Gospel and the mission of Christ in the world. What “kingdom” and “new creation” are we talking about, and what difference does it make for discipleship and mission today?
Here is a quick run down on our speakers:
DOUGLAS MOO, PH.D.
Dr. Moo is the Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School, serves as co-director of their Ph.D. in Biblical Studies and chair of the Committee on Bible Translation (responsible for the popular New International Version).
Dr. Moo will speak on “new creation” biblically, how the New Testament communicates this truth.
MICHAEL WITTMER, PH.D.
Dr. Wittmer is professor of systematic and historical theology at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He has published several book including two on new creation theology: “Becoming Worldly Saints: Can You Serve Jesus and Still Enjoy Your Life?” (Zondervan, 2015) and “Heaven Is A Place on Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters To God” (Zondervan, 2004).
Dr. Wittmer will reflect on “new creation” theologically.
JOHN DUFF, PH.D. AND MARTIN SPENCE, PH.D.
Drs. Duff and Spence will discuss “new creation” historically.
CORNELIUS PLANTINGA, PH.D.
Dr. Plantinga serves as President Emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary and senior research fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. He has extensive experience as a pastor, preacher, teacher and writer in service to the Church.
Dr. Plantinga will proclaim “new creation” homiletically.
We will also have a special guest: songwriter Keith Getty who will be giving a concert in the new Christ Chapel on Wednesday evening.
Tickets to the conference and to the concert are still available. Click here to register/purchase.
Hope you can make it!