Westminster Seminary California
Faculty Conference Preview: Van Ee
Faculty Conference Preview: Van Ee

If you haven't already signed up for our upcoming faculty conference, please do so! One of our conference speakers is Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Josh Van Ee. Here's a brief glimpse at what Prof. Van Ee will cover in his lecture:

Why is the Old Testament so Different?

In much of the Old Testament we read about various battles, kings, food laws and sacrifices. It seems so unrelated to our present life in the church. Why is the Old Testament so different? It is not because God had a different plan back then. Instead, God's unified plan of redemptive history is broken up into different periods, times in which God shapes his revelation and his covenant community for his particular purposes. Therefore, for example, we need to ask how the food laws operated in Israel, what God was teaching Israel (and us) through them, what role they played in furthering the history of redemption. We should not look to them to provide a model Biblical diet for us. Thus, when we study a passage of the Bible, we need to interpret it in light of its period in redemptive history or we end up ignoring the unfolding nature of God revelation to us and wrongly applying it.

The conference is January 13th and 14th, 2012. You can find out more information about the conference here. We hope to see you there!