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Our Ancient Evangelical Future

posted by xscot mcknight

Nov 30 and Dec 1, at Northern Seminary here in the suburbs of Chicago, The Ancient Evangelical Future Conference and the Grow Center are hosting an event dedicated to the primacy of the biblical narrative. There will be some papers — promised to be both academic and pastorally practical — by Kevin Vanhoozer, yours truly, and Edith Humphreys along with responses by both pastors and professors. My piece, called “Stories of the Story,” will look at how we are taught to read the Bible and how we really read the Bible.
A major highlight of this event is that it is smaller so you can interact with the speakers more than is often the case. There are only three sessions and so everyone enters the same set of conversations. Because the originator of this entire AEF vision was Robert Webber, and since he passed into the presence of our good God this year, it will be good to gather with those who loved and knew Bob to carry on his vision for a church that draws on the ancients in order to move into the future.



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Wolf N. Paul

posted November 21, 2007 at 3:47 am


Scot,
this is not necessarily for posting.
I wish I could be there, to meet you and somehow resolve whether we really met in Baden many years ago, but also to say hello to Kevin and his wife whom I knew at Lamorlaye Bible School in France when they were courting. If you remember give him my regards — I’m curious whether he still remembers me.



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Mark Farmer

posted November 21, 2007 at 6:32 am


I’m glad it was posted, Wolf. I taught at Lamorlaye for a year (2000-2001). And am looking forward to the AEF conference….



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steph

posted November 21, 2007 at 11:20 am


And I WISH I could be at the AEF Conference. Every blessing. Can’t wait to hear the report!



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Lisa S.

posted November 21, 2007 at 2:11 pm


I would love to hear more about your topic. Sounds really interesting. Maybe for some future blogs :-).



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Wolf N. Paul

posted November 21, 2007 at 3:04 pm


Mark,
of course by that time I was long gone … and this must have been towards the end of the school’s existence?
Wolf



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Daryl

posted November 21, 2007 at 3:19 pm


Scot,
As a pastor, your paper topic sounds very interesting. Will your paper or a video be available on the web?
Thanks!



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Jason Barr

posted November 21, 2007 at 9:48 pm


Much grace to you as you prepare for this conference. I think Webber’s ancient-future vision is an important one and I’m glad to see people carry it on. We have an awful lot of history and tradition to tap into and too often those of us rooted in the modern Evangelical movement forget that.



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