The Missional Hermeneutic Conversation

August 12, 2008

Based on a series of breakfast conversations at AAR/SBL from 2002-2004 hosted by Tyndale Seminary (Toronto) and a series of Additional Meetings at AAR/SBL from 2005-2007, the GOCN will continue to host this conversation at the AAR and SBL during their separate meeting schedules the next three years and their joint venue in years following. This year's conversations will be held at these times and places.

SBL 2008 in Boston: Saturday November 22, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Mission and Biblical Interpretation: Toward a Missional Hermeneutic

Dalton Room, Sheraton Hotel

What would it mean to read the Bible with an explicit methodological starting point in an ecclesial location understood as fundamentally missional? George Hunsberger, professor of missiology at Western Theological Seminary, will present an address entitled Starting Points, Trajectories, and Outcomes in Proposals for a Missional Hermeneutic: Mapping the Conversation, tracing accents and implications in the presentations of recent years and exploring the way forward. The meeting will include formal responses and small group engagement of particular biblical texts. For further information, contact Michael Barram, Saint Mary’s College of California, mbarram@stmarys-ca.edu.

AAR 2008 in Chicago: Saturday November 1, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Mission and Biblical Interpretation: Toward a Missional Hermeneutic

What would it mean to read the Bible with an explicit methodological starting point in an ecclesial location understood as fundamentally missional? George R. Hunsberger, professor of congregational mission and director of doctor of ministry studies at Western Theological Seminary will present an address entitled Starting Points, Trajectories, and Outcomes in Proposals for a Missional Hermeneutic: Mapping the Conversation. The address will trace accents and implications in the presentations given at this Additional Meeting in recent years. The meeting will include formal responses and small group engagement of particular biblical texts. For information, visit www.gocn.org or contact Jeffrey Greenman, Wheaton College, Jeffrey.P.Greenman@wheaton.edu.