Calvin Theological Seminary in the US is holding an excellent looking conference this November on the theme of ‘A Missional Reading of Scripture’.
As well as including some key missional hermeneutics scholars, I like the way it aims to address the application of the approach to matters of preaching and theological education as well.
Here are some details plus a link to CTS’s website.
A Missional Reading of Scripture
Wed-Thurs, November 20-21, 2013
3233 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Over the past century a number of scholars have recognized that mission is not simply a peripheral theme in the biblical story. Rather, it is a central thread in the biblical writings and central to the identity of the church. Thus, a missional hermeneutic is a way of reading Scripture in which mission is a central interpretive key that unlocks the whole narrative of Scripture. It
does not simply study the theme of mission but reads the whole of the biblical canon with mission as one of its central themes. This conference will explore what it might mean to read both the Old Testament and the New Testament with a missional hermeneutic, and what that might mean for missional praxis of the church, specifically preaching, theological education, and the life of the local congregation.
Speakers & Plenary Topics
Christopher J.H. Wright – A Missional Reading of the Old Testament
Michael W. Goheen – A Missional Reading of Scripture and Preaching
N.T. Wright – A Missional Reading of the New Testament
Darrell L. Guder – A Missional Reading of Scripture and Theological Education
For more information visit the Calvin Theological Seminary website