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2021 Symposium: The Bible and Politics

September 16 – 17, 2021

The North Park Theological Seminary Symposium on Theological Interpretation The Bible and Politics will take place virtually September 16 – 17, 2021

The Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture features prominent scholars from around the world and provides a forum for interdisciplinary theology from a biblical perspective for the benefit of the church. This year’s topic, The Bible and Politics, includes scholars representing a cross-section of academic disciplines as well as Christian traditions.

 Presenters

Listed below are those who have agreed to present papers during the Symposium. Papers will be distributed to registered attendees ahead of the Symposium.
Vincent BacoteProfessor of Theology and Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics, Wheaton College
Stephen B. Chapman, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School
Colby DickinsonAssociate Professor of Theology, Loyola University Chicago
Kay Higuera SmithProfessor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Azusa Pacific University
Janel Kragt BakkerAssociate Professor of Mission and Culture, Memphis Theological Seminary
Jules Martinez, Associate Professor of Ministry, North Park Theological Seminary
Timothy Milinovich, Associate Professor, Theology, Rosary College of Arts and Sciences

Respondents to papers being presented include,
Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom
Rose Lee-Norman
Christy Randazzo
Kaitlyn Schiess
Christopher Skinner
Bret Widman
Jonathan Wilson

Video Archive

Please contact Luke Palmerlee with any questions or to request additional information. 

Previous Symposium Topics

  • 2019: Holy Land: Biblical Perspectives and Contemporary Conflict
    Videos of the session from the event are available online.
  • 2018: Human Violence
    Videos of the sessions from this event are available online.
  • 2017: Participation/Union with Christ
    Videos of the sessions from this event are available online.
  • 2016: Science and Religion
    Videos of the sessions from this event are available online.
  • 2015: Race and Racism
    Videos of the sessions from this event are available online.
  • 2014: The Human Encounter with God
    Videos of the sessions from this event are available online.
  • 2013: Urban Ministry
    Videos of the sessions from this event are available at CovChurch.tv.
  • 2012: Family
  • 2011: Money and Possessions
  • 2010: Atonement