A couple of days ago, TGC announced on its website that professors from Reformed Theological Seminary will be participating in a couple of panel discussions during the first evening (April 8 at 5:30) of its upcoming annual conference in Orlando.
I will be participating in the first panel discussion on the authority of Scripture, moderated by Justin Taylor. I look forward to joining my RTS colleagues John Currid, Chuck Hill, and Bruce Baugus. Should be an interesting discussion that ranges from text and canon issues (Chuck and myself), to the relationships between the OT and ANE literature (Currid), to the theological and philosophical foundations for our view of the Bible (Baugus).
The second panel looks equally interesting as it explores the theme of “Seeing Christ in the Old Testament.” That panel will include Derek Thomas, Miles Van Pelt, Scott Redd and Mark Futato, moderated by David Mathis. A discussion between three excellent OT scholars (Futato, Van Pelt and Redd), and one of our finest theologians and preachers (Derek Thomas), should make for a fascinating session.
You will not want to miss either of these. For the full TGC article, see here.
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Rev. Bryant J. Williams III says
Looks like an interesting conference. Couple of questions and a statement.
First question, Will the conference have the Panel Discussions published in Open Access?
Second question, How will the proliferation of finding Christ in the OT be handled?
Statement: The reason for the second question is that there are too many instances where Christ is found everywhere. I think of A. B. Bruce in his commentary on Leviticus. The misuse of allegorical interpretation in the works of Origen, Clement of Alexandria, Augustine, etc. It would appear to me that UNLESS the NT clearly designates by quote or allusion to some person, event or thing in the OT then there should not be an identification to Christ. The two statements by Christ in Luke 24 are the hinges on this. Furthermore, it would appear that one’s view of interpretation of OT Theology would be critical in this endeavor.
Will it be recorded to hear afterward? I am really curious with what Dr. Currid has to say.