Welcome

The Institute for Biblical Research, Incorporated (IBR) is an organization of evangelical Christian scholars with specialties in Old and New Testament and in ancillary disciplines. Its vision is to foster excellence in the pursuit of Biblical Studies within a faith environment. The achievement of this goal is sought primarily by organizing annual conferences, conducting seminars and workshops, and by sponsoring academic publications in the various fields of biblical research. IBR's conferences, seminars and workshops are open to the public and its publications are available for purchase.


Annual Meeting 2018
Denver
November 16-19

Denver


 

Scripture and Doctrine Seminar (SADS)

11/16/2018
1:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Room: Mile High Ballroom 3A (Lower Level) - Convention Center (CC)

The Scripture and Doctrine Seminar (SADS) focuses on the intersection of Scripture and Doctrine. It explores how Scripture leads to the formulation of doctrine and how doctrine illuminates our reading of the Bible. For further information, click here to go to the SADS page under "Research Groups."


 

IBR Research Groups

11/16/2018
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

IBR is delighted to facilitate the research of our membership by providing space and promotion of research groups created by members of IBR. We are very pleased that fourteen such research groups have been created. Click here to go to our "Research Groups" page and view their programs for our Annual Meeting. Anyone is welcome at these sessions and if you would like to join one of these groups feel free to contact the scholars listed with each group.


 

IBR Member Registration

11/16/2018
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Room: Foyer of the Four Seasons Ballroom (Lower Level) - Convention Center (CC)

*IBR will be placing an IBR membership sticker on the SBL name badge of active IBR members. IBR members are encouraged to arrive early and get their SBL name badges in advance.


 

Institute for Biblical Research Annual Lecture

11/16/2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 2&3 (Lower Level) - Convention Center (CC)

Tremper Longman, Westmont College, Welcome (10 min)

S. Aaron Son, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Scripture Reading and Prayer (10 min)

Mark Boda, McMaster Divinity College, Introduction (5 min)

Richard Hays, Duke University

Figural Exegesis and the Retrospective Re-cognition of Israel’s Story (40 min)

Jeannine Brown, Bethel Seminary (San Diego, CA), Respondent (10 min)

Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary, Respondent (10 min)

Discussion (20 min)

Presentation by Zondervan Publishing Company
The IBR Reception follows the Annual Lecture and is sponsored by Zondervan


 

Annual Reception Sponsored by Zondervan

11/16/2018
9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom 4 (Lower Level) - Convention Center (CC)

The Annual Reception, following the IBR Annual Lecture, is generously sponsored by Zondervan Publishing House


 

IBR Breakfast for Women Scholars

11/17/2018
7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Room: Silverton Ballroom 2 (Second Level) - Embassy Suites Downtown (ES)

For further information contact Beth Stovell (BStovell@ambrose.edu). RSVP required to attend.


 

IBR Ethnic Minority Breakfast

11/17/2018
7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Room: Silverton Ballroom 1 (Second Level) - Embassy Suites Downtown (ES)

IBR invites members and potential members of ethnic minority background (Latino, Asian, African and/or Native American) to a breakfast for networking and brainstorming. This year our speaker will be Dennis Edwards (Northern Serminary) and Jim Kinney (Baker Academic). For further information, contact Milton Eng (miltoneng@verizon.net) and Danny Carroll (danny.carroll@wheaton.edu).


 

IBR Unscripted

11/17/2018
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Silverton Ballroom 3 (Second Level) - Embassy Suites Downtown (ES)

This session of the IBR annual meeting offers biblical scholars from throughout the academy the opportunity to present their new and innovative ideas in an engaging forum inspired by the famous TED talks. Scholars will speak without notes and are encouraged to use a variety of media to help the audience interact with their ideas. A generous discussion time will follow each presentation.

Holly Beers, Westmont College, Presiding

Esau McCaulley, Northeastern Seminary

Towards a New Testament Theology of Policing: Rom 13:4, Luke 3:14, and the Hopes of Black Christians (17 min)

Discussion (17 min)

Break (17 min)

Christine Palmer, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

The High Priest in Glorious Array: Embodying the Meeting of Human and Divine (17 min)

Discussion (17 min)

Break (17 min)

L. Daniel Hawk, Ashland Theological Seminary

How Biblical Narratives Manage the Anger of God (17 min)

Discussion (17 min)


 

Scripture and Church Seminar (SACS)

11/17/2018
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Room: Silverton Ballroom 3 (Second Level) - Embassy Suites Downtown (ES)

The Scripture and Church Seminar (SACS) is a new seminar that will explore the interface between Scripture and the church, covering the terrain that is normally referred to as Practical Theology. For further information, click here to go to the SACS page under "Research Groups."


 

Worship Service

11/18/2018
7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Room: Silverton Ballroom (Second Level) - Embassy Suites Downtown (ES)

This worship service is sponsored by the Institute of Biblical Research.

Lynn Cohick, Wheaton College (Illinois), Presiding

Worship

Lesson from the Hebrew Scriptures

Lesson from the New Testament

Sermon: Richard S. Hess Denver Seminary and Jean McLachlan Hess, 316 Church Denver,

The Purpose of Prayer in Celtic Christianity


 

Scripture and Theology: Perspectives from the Majority World, Part 1

11/18/2018
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Director's Row I (Plaza Building-Lobby Level) - Sheraton Downtown (SD)

Theological educators from the Majority World will present their current research being conducted as part of the Langham Partnership International Postdoctoral Research Seminar Project. This research group showcases theologians working with key issues in Scripture and Theology within their contexts. For further information, please contact Ian J. Shaw (ian.shaw@langham.org). Click here for further information under our IBR Research Groups.


 

Scripture and Theology: Perspectives from the Majority World, Part 2

11/18/2018
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room: Director's Row I (Plaza Building-Lobby Level) - Sheraton Downtown (SD)

Theological educators from the Majority World will present their current research being conducted as part of the Langham Partnership International Postdoctoral Research Seminar Project. This research group showcases theologians working with key issues in Scripture and Theology within their contexts. For further information, please contact Ian J. Shaw (ian.shaw@langham.org). Click here for further information under our IBR Research Groups.


 

Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar

Joint Session With: Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures, Institute for Biblical Research

11/19/2018
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Room: Centennial Ballroom D (Third Level) - Hyatt Regency (HR)

Theme: An Engagement with Jeremiah Unterman's Justice for All

This session is jointly sponsored by the Theology of Hebrew Scriptures Group and the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar/Institute for Biblical Research and features an engagement with Jeremiah Unterman's Justice for All. Click here for further information under our IBR Research Groups.

 
 
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Elmer Mar­tens  (1930-2016)
Elmer Mar­tens  (1930-2016)