Contextual Mission: Bearing Witness to the Ends of the Earth
A talk from the 69th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (Nov. 15-17, 2017). The theme for this year's conference: "The Heritage of the Reformation," points to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. In addition, some sessions will focus on a secondary theme of "religious liberty," reflecting on the significance of meeting in Providence, Rhode Island where Roger Williams, author of "The Bloody Tenent of Persecution," planted a free church in the 17th century to protest the idea of an official state church. The plenary speakers for this conference are: Gwenfair Adams (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) "Shock and Awe: The Reformers and the Stunning Joy of Romans 1-8," Timothy George (Beeson Divinity School) "Where Are the Nail Prints? The Devil and Dr. Luther," Scott Manetsch (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) "John Calvin's Doctrine of the Christian Life.
John R. Franke served as a presenter at the Evangelical Theological Society Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island (2017), addressing the theme, Engaging Diverse Views on the Church's Mission - and is affiliated with Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis.