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Prof Insights: Faculty-Led Workshop – Professor Adams in York, NE
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 of the Old Testament and the fulfillment of that faith in the person and ministry Jesus Christ in the New Testament.
Professor of Exegetical Theology; W.G. Ray and Louis J. Rechtzigel Professor of Biblical Studies, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
Dr. David Adams joined the faculty of Concordia Seminary in 2000. During the past 20 years, he has brought with him to the classroom wide-ranging interests from philosophy to archaeology. With respect to the latter, 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 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 in 2007. Of course, he is best known for his work on the Old Testament and has been devoting a much of his time to thinking through a Lutheran theology of the Old Testament with a special focus the presence of God. Adams is one of those people who loves to talk theology at the drop of a hat and does so in a way that enables his conversation partner to start thinking in new ways.
|Wednesday, June 15||1-4 p.m.|
|Thursday, June 16||9-11:30 a.m.|
|Friday, June 17||9 a.m.-noon|
Note: The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the workshop presenters.