Scripture and Church Seminar

  Convener: Bill DeJong      Email convener


The Scripture and Church Seminar explores the implications of Scripture for the terrain that is normally referred to as practical theology. Its particular purpose is to promote rigorous and faithful biblical scholarship for ecclesial contexts and to forge bonds among scholars so motivated. For more information, contact Bill DeJong (billdejo@gmail.com) or see the Kirby Laing Centre Scripture Collective website (https://kirbylaingcentre.co.uk/scripture-collective/).

Theme: "The Psalms and the Life of the Church." The Scripture and Church Seminar explores the nexus between Scripture and the Church in terrain typically denominated "practical theology." Our papers this year will address: i. The Psalms and the Faith of the Church: How is the faith of the church formed by diverse interpretations of the Psalms in terms of her worship and liturgy. ii. The Psalms and the Preaching of the Church: How should the Psalms be preached in a cultural and theological context so far removed from their original setting? iii. The Psalms and Music of the Church: What are some ways in which the Psalms are inspiring church musicians to compose music?

Bill DeJong, Redeemer University, Presiding (10 min)
Opening Liturgy
Scripture Reading and Prayer

Susan Bubbers, The ATLAS Theological Center
The Psalms and the Faith of the Church: How is the faith of the church formed by diverse interpretations of the Psalms in terms of her worship and liturgy (25 min)

William Olhausen, Anglican Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough
The Psalms and the Preaching of the Church: How should the Psalms be preached in a cultural and theological context so far removed from their original setting (25 min)

Break (10 min)

Delvyn Case III, Wheaton College (Massachusetts)
The Psalms and Music of the Church: What are some ways in which the Psalms are inspiring church musicians to compose music?(25 min)

Discussion (50 min)

Closing Liturgy