|Nyvall Hall, home of North Park Theological Seminary’s
Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture
Photo by Max Lee ©2014
One by one, I’m working my way through the videos that Cov.Tv streamed and also posted on their youtube channel. Sometimes, these videos are hard to find, so I’m organizing them here on this post, with the speaker names and paper titles. Chris Spinks, editor at Wipf and Stock, also posted on the symposium and included some very nice excerpts from each of the paper presenters.
Also, all the videos are unedited, so there are sometimes long gaps between start times. Be sure to look where to scroll for each video (red print) so you don’t have to wonder where to begin.
On Friday Sept 25, for sessions 2-5, we had the following speakers. In the morning, Néstor Medina (previous CV), Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto and author of Mestizaje: Remapping Race, Culture, and Faith in Latina/o Catholicism, gave the paper “What’s Missing? Toward an Hermeneutics of Absence.” The response was given by Bruce Fields, Associate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical School, and in the past a plenary speaker for our lectureships.
In the late morning session, Emerson Powery (our Lund lecturer) gave the paper “Lost in Translation: Ethnic Conflict in English Bibles.” The response was by our own university provost, Michael Emerson, author of the award-winning and prophetically challenging book Divided by Faith.
In the afternoon, Raymond Aldred, Assistant Professor of Theology at Ambrose Seminary presented the paper “An Indigenous Reinterpretation of Repentance,” with a response by one of our North Park alumni, Mark Tao, Pastor of Immanuel Covenant Church, here in Chicago.
Friday ended with the evening paper by Kyle Small, Dean of Formation for Ministry and Associate Professor of Church Leadership at Western Theological Seminary, who presented “What Kind of Enemy Are You? Gentile Privilege in the Gospel of Matthew,” with the response by Alex Gee, Pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church.
In late morning session, Elizabeth (Lisa) Sung, Associate Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, gave the paper “Racial Realism in Biblical Interpretation and Theological Anthropology: An Evaluation of Recent Accounts,” with the response by doctoral candidate Valerie Landfair from Regent University, and adjunct instructor at North Park.
The last session featured the paper by Lewis Brogdon, Assistant Professor of Religion and Biblical Studies at Claflin University with the title “Reimagining Koinonia: Confronting the Legacy and Logic of Paul’s Letter to Philemon.” The response was given by Al Tizon, Executive Minister of Serve Globally for the Evangelical Covenant Church and soon a regular lecturer at the seminary.
Whew! That’s it. Enjoy, be blessed, and be challenged by the sessions. MJL