I’ll write more later, but I am currently in Chicago attending the 2007 Ancient Evangelical Future conference in Chicago. Kevin Vanhoozer spoke this afternoon on "The Drama of the Christ" – kind of a very short paper based on his book The Drama of Doctrine. Scot McKnight speaks tonight, then Edith Humphrey tomorrow morning.
Part of the fun of the conference has been how small it is (probably only 150 people in the room), so there’s a lot of interaction with the speakers, and there’s also a panel (the speakers plus a few others). It’s very conversational and engaging.
I’m here because this year’s conference is all about the primacy of the biblical narrative – I believe that idea has a lot of relevance to where the church needs to go in terms of how it tells God’s story, and how we think about our lives fitting into that story, how we preach and teach, etc, etc. It’s been very stimulating so far. It’s time to eat, though, and get back so I don’t miss Scot.