Enjoy these photos from BFS 2022! If you couldn’t make it this year, we’d love to see you next year at Appalachian Bible College, Aug 1–3!
The committee has heard encouraging feedback about this year’s Summit. We continue to work to improve papers and even see some published. The Publishing Roundtable was also a success.
An important announcement: the 2023 Summit will be held at Appalachian Bible College in Mount Hope, WV, Tuesday–Thursday, August 1–3.
A few more notes:
First, the BFS committee has updated the Paper Proposal Guidelines to include the following guidance for academic papers:
In order for your paper to be properly academic while being thoroughly biblically orthodox, it should:
- demonstrate awareness of the history (ancient and modern) of the dialogue/debate/conversation surrounding its topic.
- engage the key participants in that dialogue respectfully; i.e., with the respect you would want someone to show your best efforts.
- extend the conversation substantively via alternate construals, additional evidence, critique of logic and/or method, etc.
- evidence commitment to biblical authority and theological triage.
Second, please notify Paul Himes, who keeps up our Publications page, about any publications that result from your Summit papers. Popular-level publications based on Summit papers count, too!
Third, the committee suggests that busy teachers this year consider aiming some of their lecture prep at producing an academic paper. And don’t forget some other publishing tips from the roundtable: a) be ready for two to three rejections when submitting a journal article, b) format your footnotes in advance to match the journal’s standards (thank you, Kyle Dunham), c) take a look at some of Paul Himes’ advice for journal submissions.
Fourth, enjoy this little article on the relationship between writing and expertise. I (Mark Ward) think it expresses well how a lot of us frequently feel—and provides wisdom for those of us who wish to promote scholarship in service of the church. May the Lord bless your teaching and other work this year!
A reminder: registration for the 2022 Bible Faculty Summit will close next Tuesday, July 12. Those who have requested to be housed with church members from Intercity Baptist Church will hear from Detroit Baptist Seminary‘s Ryan Meyer by July 15. Those who need airport transportation will also hear details from him by that date.
Register for the Summit using the button below.
The committee apologizes for the late notice, but Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary has secured a group rate at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Allen Park, mere minutes from the church and seminary property.
Please use this link by July 1 to book either a king room or a double queen for the nights of July 26 and 27. After July 1, they will release all rooms that have not been reserved.
The schedule for the 2022 Bible Faculty Summit is as follows:
Tuesday, July 26
- 3:00–5:00 pm – Registration
- 5:00 pm – Dinner
- 6:00 pm – Greetings from Mark Ward and Dave Doran
- 6:15 pm – Joel Arnold
“A Biblical Theology of Intertextuality”
- 7:05 pm – Mark Ward
“Does Psalm 12:6–7 Promise Perfect Textual Preservation of the Bible?”
Wednesday, July 27
- 7:30 am – Breakfast
- 8:15 am – Devotional
- 8:30 am – Phil Brown
“Holiness and Proverbs: Reading Proverbs like the Author of Hebrews”
- 9:15 am – Jon Pratt
“The Hyper-Grace Movement: A Third Stream of Evangelical Antinomianism”
- 10:00 am – Break
- 10:15 am – Timothy Little
“Woman’s Desire in Gen 3:16 and Man’s Desire in Song 7:10”
- 11:00 am – Timothy Hughes
“Save Yourself and Your Hearers: The Relationship between the Minister’s Sanctification and Ministry Effectiveness in 1 Timothy”
- 11:45 am – Group Photo
- 12:00 pm – Lunch & Publishing Roundtable
- 1:00 pm – Brian Collins
“Reviewing Recent Books on Covenant Theology”
- 2:00 pm – Break
- 2:15 pm – Ken Casillas
“An Evaluation of the Progressive-Covenantal Approach to the Application of the Mosaic Law Today”
- 3:15 pm – Paul Himes
“Testing the Theological-Conspiracy Theory: Utilizing Jude as Test-Case for ‘Heretical Alexandrian’ and ‘Suppressive Orthodox’ Positions on Deliberate Corruption in Textual Transmission”
- 4:00 pm – Break for Dinner at DBTS Faculty Home
- 6:15 pm – Tim Miller
“Titus 1:6 and the Requirements for a Pastor’s Children”
- 7:00 pm – Mark Snoeberger
“The Originalist Hermeneutic in Biblical and Constitutional Contexts: Comparison and Contrast”
Thursday, July 28
- 7:30 am – Breakfast
- 8:30 am – Devotional and BFS Comments: Mark Ward
- 8:45 am – Kristopher Endean
“All Things New: A Biblical-Theological Evaluation of the Term ‘Redemption’ To Describe Scripture’s Metanarrative”
- 9:30 am – Kyle Dunham
“Qohelet and Royal Power in Ecclesiastes 8:1–8’
- 10:15 am — Break
- 10:30 am – Andrew Goodwill
“Ambiguity as Narrative Strategy? Three Test Cases in Kings”
- 11:15 am – Break and Lunch