The Present God: Exploring a Major Biblical Theme
For many Christians, the theological value of the Old Testament is limited to messianic prophecies and the comforting assurances of the Psalms. Such a perspective runs the risk of impoverishing our teaching and preaching by failing to recognize the foundational role of the Old Testament for the Christian faith and the rich variety of ways in which its theology is communicated. In this presentation, Dr. David Adams will explore one major theological motif, the presence of God, and show how it shapes the faith in the Old Testament and the fulfillment of that faith in the person and ministry of Jesus Christ in the New Testament.
Professor of Exegetical Theology and the W.G. Ray and Louis J. Rechtzigel Professor of Biblical Studies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Dr. David Adams joined the faculty of Concordia Seminary in 2000. During the past 23 years, he has brought to the classroom wide-ranging interests from philosophy to archaeology. He wrote the study notes for the Psalms and Old Testament wisdom literature in the ESV Archaeology Study Bible (Crossway, 2018) and was centrally involved in the 2007 archaeological dig at Khirbet Qeiyafa from which an inscription was unearthed that provides historical evidence for the existence of King David and the united monarchy. He is best known for his work on the Old Testament and has been devoting much of his time to thinking through a Lutheran theology of the Old Testament with a special focus on the presence of God. Adams loves to talk theology at the drop of a hat and does so in a way that his conversation partner always leaves enriched in ways that start one thinking in new ways.
|Monday, June 19||1-4 p.m.|
|Tuesday, June 20||9-11:30 a.m.|
|Wednesday, June 21||9 a.m.-noon|
Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the workshop presenters.