2017 SPCE Conference
October 26-28, 2017
Dr. Jim Estep
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Last October we enjoyed a fun-filled event in sunny South Florida. This year we travel to one of our favorite and most-popular conference locations: Dallas! Join us for the Christian Education event of the season this October 26-28, 2017. In our time together, we will think about the role of scripture in Christian education as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. All the while, we’ll enjoy luxurious accommodations at one of the premiere properties in the entire Hilton family of hotels, the Dallas Anatole (ana-toll).
Join us as we celebrate together!
Dr. Jim Estep
Conference Vice President
Conference Theme: Scripture Alone
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This year, in October 2017, Evangelical Christians around the world will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Made famous during that time of renewal were the “Five Solas,” representing the primary biblical convictions that drove the reform. Those Solas were:
1. Sola Scriptura: “Scripture alone”
2. Sola Fide: “faith alone”
3. Sola Gratia: “grace alone”
4. Solo Christo: “Christ alone”
5. Soli Deo Gloria: “to the glory of God alone”
Our society made the decision to celebrate the Reformation by taking two of its “Solas” as our 2016 (Faith) and 2017 (Scripture) conference themes. Here in 2017, SPCE will focus our attention on the role of scripture in evangelical Christian education. This year’s conference title is “Scripture Alone” (Sola Scriptura).
As those who directly shape the faith of ministry students and other disciples, our 2017 conference will call our attention to these fundamental truths. We will be discussing the principles and practices of Christian education that a profound commitment to the Word of God (scripture) demands.
Our 2017 Keynote Speakers will include leading voices in theology, faith, and scripture. Our keynote speakers are noted theologian, Dr. Gregg Allison (Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary), and long-time Christian Education stalwart, Dr. Robert Pazmiño (Professor of Christian Education, Andover Newton Theological School).
Dr. Gregg R. Allison (CV)
For the last 13 years, Dr. Gregg Allison has served as Professor of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to that he taught for nine years at Portland’s Western Seminary.
Dr. Allison has 18 years of ministry experience as a staff member of Campus Crusade (Cru), where he worked in campus ministry, as well as serving as a missionary to Italy and Switzerland. During part of that time, he co-pastored a church in Lugano, Switzerland.
Dr. Allison is the author of Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church; Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment; The Baker Compact Dictionary of Theological Terms; and other books.
He is currently the book review editor for theological, historical, and philosophical studies for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Gregg is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, in which he functions as secretary, serves on the editorial and membership committees, and regularly presents papers at its national meetings.
Dr. Robert Pazmiño (CV)
Robert W. Pazmiño (Bob) originally from Brooklyn, New York is Valeria Stone Professor of Christian Education at Andover Newton Theological School where he has taught since 1986. He has also taught at Gordon-Conwell Theological seminary for five years and other theological schools across the country and abroad. He is the author of several books, including: Latin American Journey: Insights for Christian Education in North America (1994), Basics of Teaching for Christians (1998), God Our Teacher (2001) So What Makes Our Teaching Christian? (2008) and Doing Theological Research (2009). A third edition of his widely used text Foundational Issues in Christian Education was published in 2008. His educational and spiritual memoir A Boy Grows in Brooklyn was published in 2014. Bob is currently completing a work along with Octavio Esqueda entitled Anointed Teaching: Partnership with the Holy Spirit.
He holds an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in cooperation with Union Seminary. He is ordained in the American Baptist Churches and serves as a national consultant for the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. Bob is married to Wanda R. Pazmiño who served as a home-school liaison for the Newton Public Schools and they have two children and two grandchildren who live nearby in Newton.
The schedule is posted below but is subject to change as the event approaches. Members are invited and encouraged to come early or to extend their stay in order to enjoy Dallas with colleagues or family.
2017 Call for Papers and Presentations
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We are currently receiving proposals for Current Research and Professional Presentations through July 31 (please submit early, subject to change).
Each year we invite scholars to submit proposals for sharing your current research projects or professional presentations at our annual conference. We welcome research proposals that address the conference theme and its strands, but also honor other ministry-based and educational research of interest to SPCE members that are consistent with our mission. This research can be empirical in nature or fit more of a historical-theological model. A high quality of workmanship is expected. Once selected, our slate of 2017 Conference Papers and Presentations will appear below.
Current Research and Professional Development Paper Inquiries can be made to:
John David Trentham
Director of Ed.D. Program
Assistant Professor of Leadership
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280
E-mail: John David Trentham
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