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Our Future is our Past

Which is one of the major ideas of Robert Webber’s Ancient Future series. So it is a good time to remind once again of the conference this weekend in the Chicagoland. 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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Miguel Mesa

posted November 28, 2007 at 1:12 am

Scot will their be a visual, audio or literary resource that will be available to those unable to attend. Podcast?
I wish I could go but am on work stand-by. Have fun.

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posted November 28, 2007 at 2:00 am

And even if there is not going to be a podcast, are you going to share (an outline, some parts, all of) your paper with us? It is making me think of Peterson’s “Eat This Book”, which I am working through again! 8)
Be blessed, friend…I know you will be a blessing.

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Scot McKnight

posted November 28, 2007 at 6:59 am

As is typical with me, I don’t know if AEF folks will be publishing these talks in media form. My presentation is rooted in two chps for a book I’m writing called “The Blue Parakeet.” (How’s that for a title that tells you nothing?! It’s a book on the Bible.)

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posted November 28, 2007 at 10:08 am

Indeed–I hope those talks are available somehow. ‘The Blye Parakeet’? Definitely a title that says nothing about the content! I’d love to sit on the train reading that–I’ll get a lot of “What the heck are you reading?!” questions!

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