looking at the Old Testament, the New Testament, systematic theology, covenant theology, original sin, science, and preaching

Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th September

Adam is under increasing fire not only from some scientists and moral critics of the Bible’s doctrine of original sin, but also from voices within the church. This poses unique challenges for pastors and preachers: how do we teach and preach Adam today? The conference looked at Adam from a number of angles and the speakers brought us faithful, theologically stretching, and applied material on this important topic. 

Introduction:  Garry Williams

Session 1: David Green

Adam in the Old Testament

Session 2: Lane Tipton

Adam in the New Testament

Session 3: Lane Tipton

Adam and Christ in Systematic Theology

Session 4: Stephen Lloyd

‘Adam, Where art thou?’

Session 5: Garry Williams

Adam in the Covenant of Works

Session 6: Steve Jeffery

Original Sin: Unbiblical, Unjust and Unreasonable?

Session 7: Michael McClenahan

Preaching Adam to Adam’s Race

"Adam & the Bible" Conference Audio

Dr. Lane G. Tipton, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology atWestminster Theological Seminary, describes logical positivism, a type of analytic philosophy incorporating mathematical and logico-linguistic constructs and deductions of epistemology.

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