Conference Schedule

  • 8:00 am – Registration and coffee
  • 8:30 – Introduction

Theology and history

  • 8:45 – Is Christian Zionism rooted primarily in premillennial dispensationalism? (Dr. Gerald McDermott)

Theology and the Bible

  • 9:05 – How are we to interpret the relation between Tanach and the New Testament on this question? (Dr. Craig Blaising)
  • 10 – 10:30 – Break
  • 10:30 – Do the people of Israel and the land of Israel persist as abiding concerns in the gospel of Matthew? (Dr. Joel Willitts)
  • 10:50 – Do the people of Israel and the land of Israel persist as abiding concerns in Luke/Acts? (Dr. Mark Kinzer)
  • 11:10 – Does Paul eliminate particularity for Israel and the land in his portrayal of salvation available for all the world? (Dr. David Rudolph)

Theology and its implications

  • 2:00 – What theology do the churches use when they oppose Christian Zionism? (Mark Tooley)
  • 2:20 – Theology and politics: Can Christians maintain theological integrity when they give political support for a particular nation-state? (Dr. Robert Benne)
  • 2:40 – Theology and the law: Does the modern state of Israel violate its call to justice in the covenant by its relation to international law? (Robert Nicholson)
  • 3:00 – Theology and morality: Is modern Israel faithful to the moral demands of the covenant in its treatment of Palestinians? (Shadi Khalloul)
  • 3:20 – 3:50 – Break

Theology and the Future

  • 5:00 – Conference concludes

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