Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar

 Sponsors: Dave Beldman and AJ Culp

1:00 to 3:30 pm
Salon M

The Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar is continuing its multi-year project: Spiritual Formation and Biblical Interpretation. In a paper presentation at last year's seminar Dr. Megan Roberts introduced the notion of memory into the discussion of spiritual formation and sparked a stimulating discussion. Catalyzing on that discussion and in recognition of the foundational role memory has to play biblically in communal and individual formation, this year’s theme will explore the intersection of Scripture, memory, and formation. This is obviously a massive and multi-faceted topic. Through an introductory presentation and three more focused papers, we hope to open up a fruitful discussion about this important topic. For more information, contact Dave Beldman ([email protected]) and AJ Culp ([email protected]), or visit the KLC website (

William Olhausen, Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Welcome (5 min)

Opening Liturgy

Susan Bubbers, The Center for Anglican Theology, Presiding (5 min)

David Beldman, The Missional Training Center and AJ Culp, New College, University of New South Wales
Memory, Spiritual Formation, and Interpretation (25 min)

Megan Roberts, Prairie College
Poetic Imagination as a Memory Vector for Emotional Healing: Zion's Memory Formation in Isaiah 49–54 (25 min)

Break (10 min)

Lissa Wray Beal, Wycliffe College, Toronto
The Book of Jeremiah: Memory as Repentance and Restoration (25 min)

Lindsey Croston, Southeastern University
Forming Identity through Gospel Participation: Memory, Testimony, and Calling in Galatians (25 min)

Discussion (25 min)

Closing Liturgy

Susan Bubbers, The Center for Anglican Theology, Presiding (5 min)