Conference to Explain the Kingdom of God

Feb. 4, 1998

Since biblical times, people have struggled with what Jesus meant when he spoke about God's kingdom. A Baylor University conference on Tuesday is designed to help clarify his meaning.

At 11:30 a.m. in the VIP Room of the Ferrell Center, the Baylor religion department's ministry guidance program and the George W. Truett Theological Seminary will sponsor a spring continuing education conference for church and denominational workers. The conference will address the topic "The Doctrine of the Kingdom." Dr. Barry Harvey, lecturer in religion at Baylor, will lead the seminar.

Harvey said he will lead participants in a discussion of questions such as, is the kingdom a present or future reality? How does the church fit into Jesus' proclamation of the kingdom? Is the kingdom a social or individual reality?

Harvey has served as a member of the Baylor religion faculty since 1988. Before coming to Baylor, Harvey served on the religion faculty at Elon College in North Carolina. He also has pastored at the Union Grove Baptist Church in Kentucky.

For more information, contact Dr. Jeter Basden, associate professor of religion and coordinator of the conference, at 710-3739.

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