Preaching the Old Testament...TODAY!

Monday, June 13, 2011, 12:00 pm - Thursday, June 16, 2011, 12:00 pm
Smee Hall, Rm 100

Seminar Overview

The Old Testament scriptures are an indispensable resource for preaching and teaching, yet, understanding how to thoughtfully translate these texts to today's context can prove challenging.  This four-day course will help you preach more effectively from the Old Testament as well as open discussion on how to interpret the diverse genres found throughout.  Seminar topics inlcude: 

  • What is the Old Testament and how should we read it?
  • Models for preaching the Old Testament
  • Preaching the Old Testament within its varying genres
  • Preaching the “hard texts” of the Old Testament

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 Registration Information

  • Early Bird Registration - $79 (Registrations received by June 3)
  • General Registration - $99 (Registrations received June 4-13)

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Dr. Tim Green 

For the past eighteen years, Tim Green has been ministering at Trevecca Nazarene University where he serves as Dean of the School of Religion, the Chaplain of the University, and the Professor of Old Testament Literature and Theology.  Prior to his ministry at Trevecca, he served in churches in Tennessee, Ohio, Springdale, and Tennessee.  Following his undergraduate work, he received the M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Old Testament studies.  

Tim’s deepest passion is to glorify the Lord through his preaching and teaching ministry and to challenge the people of God to recognize and celebrate life as the great gift from God and to share that gift with their world.  He particularly counts it a great privilege to share in ministry on a day-to-day basis with university students as they prepare to serve as leaders and servants in the church of Jesus Christ

Dr. Brad Kelle

Dr. Kelle is the Assistant Professor of Biblical Literature at Point Loma Nazarene University, where he has taught for the past 7 years. He currently teaches courses on the subjects of Hebrew, Old Testament History and Religion, Old Testament Prophets, Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom, Origins of the Hebrew Nation, New Testament History and Religion. 

Brad earned his Ph.D. in Hewbrew Bible from Emoray University's School of Theology.  Prior to Emory, Dr. Kelle graduated with his B.A. in relgion from Trevecca Nazarene University.         





Monday June 13, 2011

12:30-2:00pm What Is the Old Testament and How Should We Read It?: A Refresher     (Dr. Brad Kelle)
2:15-3:15pm The Obsolete Testament?: Why Preach the OT? (Dr. Tim Green)
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-4:30pmAn Opaque Book?: Models for Preaching the OT (part 1) (Kelle)
4:30-4:45pm Break
4:45-5:45pmAn Opaque Book?: Models for Preaching the OT (part 2) (Green)
6:00-7:30pm  Dinner/Text Workshop and Discussion (Green)

Tuesday June 14, 2011

8:00-10:00amThe Story of God: Preaching OT Narrative (Green)
10:00-10:15am Break
10:15-11:30amLooking for Gospel in All the Wrong Places?: Preaching the OT Law (Kelle)
11:45am-12:30pmText Workshop and Discussion (Kelle)
1:45-2:45pm The Space Between: Discussion of Textbook Reading (Davis ch.3)      (Kelle)
3:00-5:00pm Listen, My Child: Preaching the OT Wisdom Literature (Green)

Wednesday June 15, 2011

8:00-10:00am Thus Says the LORD: Preaching the OT Prophets (Kelle)
10:15-11:15amText Workshop and Discussion (Green)
11:30am-12:30pmPsalms and the Life of Faith: Preaching the OT Psalms (Green)
12:30-1:45pm  Lunch
1:45-3:00pmThe Costly Loss of Lament: Preaching the OT Lament Psalms  (Kelle)
3:00-3:15pm  Break
3:15-4:15pm Preaching the Hard Texts of the OT: Discussion of Textbook      Reading (Kent, Kissling, and Turner ch. 12) (Kelle)
4:30-5:30pmText Workshop and Discussion (Green)

Thursday June 16, 2011

8:00-9:15amText Workshop and Discussion (Green)
9:30-11:00amFrom Here To Where?: Concluding Thoughts (part 1) (Green)
11:15am-12:30pm From Here To Where?: Concluding Thoughts (part 2) (Kelle)
  1:30-2:30pmHope Matters:  Ministry and the Wilderness Experience (Dr. Norm Shoemaker)
2:45-4:45pmThe Psalms and Spiritual Formation: Small Group Encounter and  Post-Course Assignment (Shoemaker)
 4:45-5:00pm Course Wrap-up