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Wheaton Conference, March 18-19

There are plenty of ideas swirling around about the relationship of evangelicals to orthodoxy and the early church, and so I am looking forward to this conference. (Here for link to registration.)

9:30-10:30 AM Registration
10:30-11:30 AM Plenary Address: Christopher A. Hall, Evangelical Inattentiveness to Ancient Voices: an Overview, Explanation, and Proposal.
11:30-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM Jeffrey Barbeau, The Spirit and Christian Antiquity: John Wesley, History, and the Early Church (response by D. Stephen Long)
2:00-3:00 PM Darryl G. Hart, The Use and Abuse of the Christian Past: Mercersberg, the Ancient Church, and American Evangelicalism (response by Doug Sweeney)
3:00-3:30 PM Break
3:30-4:30 PM Elesha Coffman, The Chicago Call and Responses (response by David Neff)
5:30-7:00 PM Dinner
7:00-8:00 PM Keynote Address Everett FergusonWhy Study Early Christian History and Literature?
(This lecture is free and open to the public.)
March 19, 2010
8:30-9:30 AM Scot McKnight on The Need for Creedal Confessions Within Evangelicalism (response by Daniel J. Treier)
9:30-10:30 AM Jeffrey Bingham on The Rule of Faith and Evangelical Theology (response by Bryan Litfin)
10:30-11:00 AM Break
11:00-12:00 PM Michael Graves on Evangelicals, the Bible, and the Early Church (response by Timothy Larsen)
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch
1:30-2:30 PM Gerald Bray, Evangelicals: Are They the Most Catholic and Orthodox Christians? (response by Keith Johnson)

2:30-3:30 PM Break 

3:30-4:30 PM George Kalantzis on The Radical-ness of the Evangelical Faith (response by Jeffrey P. Greenman) 
4:30-5:30 PM Panel Discussion
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Taylor George

posted March 3, 2010 at 5:57 pm

$50 seems like a great value. Wish it were on a weekend.

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Steven Rossi

posted March 3, 2010 at 9:56 pm

I heard of this conference a week or so ago, but I didn’t actually look at the speakers/schedule until just now. Wish I had heard of it sooner! Looks like it will be a fantastic event. This almost competes with Wheaton’s April theology conference! (…almost. I mean, it’s hard to beat N.T. Wright.)

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posted March 3, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Wow, that sounds like a great conference. I met Elesha Coffman at a mutual friend’s wedding reception several years ago. At that time I think she was doing graduate work at Duke. What is she doing now?

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Tim Hallman

posted March 3, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I won’t be able to attend, but I hope something gets published so I can read up on what was discussed.

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posted March 4, 2010 at 1:38 am

What happened at Mercersberg? I googled it, but did not come up with much.

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posted March 4, 2010 at 7:04 am

Probably referring to this: Mercersberg Theology

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