Theology students of all sorts, and especially those of you within driving range of southern California, it’s time to register for the first annual Los Angeles Theology Conference (Jan 17 & 18). It’s two days on the doctrine of christology from some of the top scholars in the field: Crisp, Hunsinger, Leithart, Sonderegger, Torrance. And we’ve got nine good parallel papers from folks like Telford Work and Scott Swain.
And never mind the presenters, just take a look around the audience at this LA Theology Conference and you’ll find Murray Rae (Otago), Dan Treier (Wheaton), Marc Cortez (Western), Steve Sherman (Regent), Gary Deddo (Grace Communion), and a crew of professors from Cal Baptist including Matthew Barrett. Discussion should be lively and informative throughout the event.
The conference fee is $100, but the student discount is $20 off of that. And if you get a group of ten students together, you can also each take the group discount, which is another $15 off.Another price incentive for students to consider is that several publishers will be exhibiting their books on site (Zondervan, Eerdmans, Baker, InterVarsity, Wipf & Stock, etc.), and conference attenders will be able to purchase books at a deep discount.
If you’re still not convinced, or maybe you just prefer your information in video format, here’s a film of two of the conference planners explaining why you should come. Notice the subtle symbolism involved: Crisp’s gesture shows wisdom. The curtain behind him symbolizes the veiling/unveiling dialectic of revelation. The partial frame behind my head represents the need for closure and the possibility of re-framing a discussion. Our reflections in the tabletop show the depth of reflection at this event. The water glasses mean refreshments will be provided.