Spring 2017 Talking Points Conference
On March 14, 2017, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary hosted a Talking Points conference on how to preach the ancient story of the Bible in today's contemporary context. Scholars and area pastors explored how to communicate the ancient world of the Bible.
- Session 1: "Introduction to Backgrounds and Interpreting the Bible" with Dr. Jonathan Greer
- Session 2: Zechariah 3 with Rod Vansolkema
- Session 3: "Understanding Old Testament Backgrounds" with Dr. Jonathan Greer
- Session 4: Haggai 1:1-11 with Dr. Howard Earle
- Session 5: Amos 5:18-27 with Jennifer Greer
- Session 6: Panel discussion moderated by Darrell Yoder, Director of Talking Points
- Session 7: 1 Timothy 6:6-8 with Jeff Manion
- Session 8: "Understanding New Testament Backgrounds" with Dr. Tim Gombis
- Session 9: Philemon with Rev. Dr. Royce Evans
- Session 10: 1 Timothy 6:17-19 with Jeff Manion
- Session 11: Panel discussion moderated by Darrell Yoder, Director of Talking Points
- Session 12: "Preaching that Transforms the Heart" with Jeff Manion
Speakers include two GRTS professors whose life work focuses on understanding the biblical story in its ancient context and several West Michigan preachers who minister in diverse settings around Grand Rapids.