Hot Dogs and Veils … A Theological Lunch …

Last Thursday I was in Hatfield, PA helping finish up our latest ETREK course at Biblical Seminary. The group spends time continuing to think about course content and get to know others better over lunch. We were discussing where to go to lunch when one of the students commented he would be staying on campus for lunch. We inquired about the event he would be attending and discovered it was a “Connections” lunch. Steve told us John Franke was speaking at the lunch. Lunch would be free – hot dogs.

I confess, hot dogs are not my favorite meal. But, the prospects of hearing John made the “dog” a great meal. His lecture will come out in Reform magazine and then be posted under the faculty section of the Biblical Seminary website. I found his use of Barth’s “veiling and unveiling” quite fascinating. When the article comes out, I will blog about it so you may want to check back later this Spring as it is due out during this time.

I recommend both, Beyond Foundationalism John co-authored with the late Stanley Grenz and his recent workThe Character of Theology. You could visit the Biblical Seminary site and read several of Dr. Farnke’s papers. I recommend, “Reforming Theology” and “Barth Revividus.” I am in the process of reading another on “missional theology.”

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

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