Cornerstone University Hosts Talking Points 2013 at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary: Creation in Scripture

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A day-long discussion about Creation in the Scriptures with sought-after theologians including Dr. John Walton.

Creation. Scripture.

Four theologians will discuss various aspects of creation from the Old Testament, the New Testament and books of the Bible.

Every communicator has expectations about how he or she wishes to be heard. So, what approach to reading the creation texts of Scripture best respects what God intended? This question is at the forefront of recent discussion about the Bible and creation. The aim of this Talking Points event is to foster thoughtful theological dialogue on this important topic.

The annual Talking Points event, sponsored by Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, on March 18 will feature John Walton, Ph.D. of Wheaton College and Graduate School, David L. Turner, Th.D., Ph.D. of GRTS, Dr. Mike Wittmer and Dr. John Hilbur of GRTS.

The discussion will be moderated by Cornerstone University President Dr. Joseph M. Stowell, III.

Register for the event at Cost is $35, $20 for CU and GRTS alums and $15 for students. Lunch is included. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in Matthews Auditorium, at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.

Dr. Walton is author of the following selected works: Genesis 2-3, The Lost World of Adam and Eve (forthcoming); Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, Genesis, NIV Application Commentary and founder of

Dr. Turner has authored The Gospel and Letters of John, Teach the Text Series (Baker, forthcoming), Matthew, Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Matthew, Cornerstone Biblical Commentary; Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation (contributor); Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (contributor).

Dr. Hilbur, professor of Old Testament at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, has written: Genesis 1 and the Latter Prophets, Psalms in Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary; Cultic Prophecy in the Psalms; The Culture of Prophecy and Writing in the Ancient Near East, Egyptian Prophecy in Broader Ancient Near Eastern Perspective

Michael E. Wittmer, Ph.D., Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, GRTS has authored The Last Enemy: Preparing to Win the Fight of Your Life; Christ Alone: An Evangelical Response to Rob Bell's Love Wins; Don't Stop Believing: Why Living Like Jesus is not Enough; Heaven is a Place on Earth: Why Everything You Do Matters to God.

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