2022 Conference Info – Does Dispensationalism Matter?

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The 2022 National Conference for the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics will be hosted at Southern California Seminary in El Cajon, California on September 14-15, 2022. There will be 18 papers presented. Below you will find material needed to prepare you for participating in this years conference.

I want to take this opportunity to alert everyone to the process for our upcoming Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics to be held at Southern California Seminary in the San Diego area on September 14 & 15.  Some items of interest:

1. The address for Southern California Seminary is 2075 E. Madison Ave., El Cajon, CA, 92019.

2. An individual must be registered for the conference to have access to a downloadable version of the papers.  A password will be provided during the actual presentations.

3. We give presenters one month to update their papers in light of the discussion.  Then we post all papers for public access without passwords.

4. Each presentation is designed for 30 minutes of presentation followed by one hour of discussion.

5. There will be many workshops to choose from since we have a record number of 18 presentations this year.

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Conference Schedule

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

8:00am – Opening Matters

8:30am – Plenary Session – Mike Stallard, “The Term Dispensationalism in Historical Perspective: How Useful is the Term in Today’s Theological Climate?”

10:00am – Break (15 minutes)

10:15am – Workshop Session #1

Workshop #1 (10:15am) – Gary Gromacki, “A Critique of Progressive Covenantalism from a Traditional Dispensational Perspective”

Workshop #2 (10:15am) – Jesse Randolph, “The Overlooked Importance of Dispensational Hermeneutics in Modern Trinitarian Scholarship”

11:45am – Lunch (2 hours)

1:45pm – Workshop Session #2

Workshop #1 (1:45pm) – Elliot Johnson, “The Meaning and Application of Exodus 19:1-6 from a Dispensational Perspective”

Workshop #2 (1:45pm) – Chris Burnett, “The Grammatico-Historical Method and Missionary Expectation”

3:15pm – Break (15 minutes)

3:30pm – Workshop Session #3

Workshop #1 (3:30pm) – David Fredrickson, “Three References to Eschatological Postponement in Matthew 13/Psalm 78”

Workshop #2 (3:30pm) – Wayne House, “Will We Eat and Drink in the Coming Kingdom of God? An Interaction with Origen, Cerinthus, the Church Fathers, and the Literal Interpretation of the Scriptures on the Nature of the Millennial Kingdom”

5:00pm – Dinner (2 hours)

7:00pm – Workshop Session #4

Workshop #1 (7:00pm) – Christopher Cone, “The Double-Edged Sword of Dispensationalism: Destructive as Methodology, Constructive as Outcome”

Workshop #2 (7:00pm) – John Yeo, “An Exegetical and Biblical-Theological Case for Prophetic Foreshortening between Daniel 9:26 and 9:27”

Thursday, September 15 2021

8:30am – Workshop Session #5

Workshop #1 (8:30am) – Cory Marsh, “Doctrines of Demons or Doctrines of Scripture? The Essential Safeguard of a Dispensational Reading of 1 Tim 4:1–5”

Workshop #2 (8:30am) – Peter Goeman, “A Critique of the Concept of One Unifying Covenant—the Covenant of Grace”

10:00am – Break (15 minutes)

10:15am – Workshop Session #6

Workshop #1 (10:15am) – Chris McIntyre, “Why Dispensational Preachers Need Christ Centered Preaching”

Workshop #2 (10:15am) – Jeremiah Mutie, “Dispensational Implications of the Rev 5:9–10 Textual Variants”

11:45am – Lunch (2 hours)

1:45pm – Workshop Session #7

Workshop #1 (1:45pm) – John Oglesby, “The Importance of a Biblically Derived Interpretive Method as Modeled Through Symbols within the Book of Revelation”

Workshop #2 (1:45pm) – Ward Crocker, “Dispensational Theology and the Necessity of Divine Temporality”

3:15pm – Break (15 minutes)

3:30pm – Workshop Session #8

Workshop #1 (3:30pm) – Taylor Walker, “The Root of Moral Epistemology:  Dispensationalism’s Relevance in Establishing Moral Truth in a Relativistic World”

Workshop #2 (3:30pm) – Christian Twombly, “He Has Overcome the World: The Importance of Dispensational Propositions in Addressing the Anxieties of Millennials and Generation-Z Related to Salvation, Political Upheaval, and the Environment”

5:00pm – Dinner (2 hours)

7:00pm – Plenary Session – James Fazio, “The Phineas Covenant: God’s Everlasting Covenant with the Levitical Priesthood”

8:30pm – Closing Matters