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* Speakers and Talk titles, especially in breakout sessions, are subject to change in consultation with speakers.



7:30 am

Registration and Breakout Session sign-up Opens

8:20 - 8:30

Welcome and introductions

8:30 - 8:50

Opening Worship

8:50 - 9:35

What is at Stake?, a Call for Gracious Discourse, and the Limits of Gracious Discourse.

Craig Blaising, Provost and Executive Vice President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

9:35 - 9:45
Worship and Artistic Interlude
9:45 - 10:10

10:10 - 10:50

Genesis 1-2: A Literal Reading

Todd Beall, Professor of Old Testament, Capital Bible Seminary, Lanham, Maryland

NOTE:  Each speaker will include a brief overview of their epistemology and hermeneutics in the presentation of their specific interpretation

10:50 - 11:30

Reconciling the Cosmos: Orthodoxy and Beauty

John Mark Reynolds, Professor of Philosophy, Biola University, Los Angeles, CA, founder and director of the Torrey Honors Institute, a great books program

11:30 - 1:05pm

Lunch and Musical Interlude
1:05 - 1:15 Worship and Artistic Interlude
1:15 - 1:55

Genesis 1 & 2:  One or Two Narratives?

Walter Kaiser, Colman M. Mockler distinguished Professor of Old Testament and President Emeritus of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

1:55 - 2:35

Genesis 1 & 2: An Ancient Near Eastern Cosmogony

Bruce Waltke, Reformed evangelical professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, currently at Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

2:35 - 3:00

3:00 - 3:40

The Cosmic Temple Inauguration View of Genesis One

John Walton, Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College and Graduate School Wheaton, Illinois

3:40 - 4:20

Six 24-Hour Days, A Reformed View

Ligon Duncan, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson Mississippi, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary

4:20 - 4:40
Worship and Artistic Interlude
5:00 - 6:15
6:30 - 7:30

Breakout Session

Each speaker will have a Breakout Session which will be an opportunity for questions and interaction around the content presented in their plenary talk

8:00am Registration Open

8:30 - 8:50

Worship and Artistic Interlude

8:50 - 10:00

Panel Discussion: Strengths and Tensions in Each of These Interpretations

Moderator:  Craig Blaising

10:10 - 11:10

The Implications of My Position on the Core Christian Doctrines

Presented by each speaker. Each will have 10 minutes.

11:10 - 11:25


11:25 - 12:35

Panel Discussion: Questions for Each Speaker About the Implications of Their Perspective

Moderator: Craig Blaising

12:35 - 12:50

12:50 - 1:50
Lunch and Musical Interlude
1:50 - 3:00

Panel Discussion: Can Young-Earth and Old-Earth Christians Work Together to Build the Kingdom of Christ? What are the foundations for cooperation? What are the current impediments?

Moderator:  Craig Blaising

3:00 - 3:15

3:15 - 4:30

Breakout Session

Opportunity for questions and interaction around the content discussed by the previous panels

4:30 - 5:00

Closing Session

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