Schedule

Thursday, January 17
9:00 a.m. Registration and exhibits open
10:45 a.m. – 11:00a.m. Opening Worship
11:00 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Welcome

Plenary 1: Oliver Crisp, “Meticulous Divine Providence”

12:45–2:00 p.m. Lunch break
2:00–2:50 p.m. Breakout Session 1

Greg Ganssle, “Prospects for God’s Direct Conservation at Each Instant”

Julian Gutierrez, “Who is this King of Glory? Recovering the Identity of the God of Providence”

Martha Elias Downey, “Theology Goes to the Theatre: Dramatic Theology as Schema for Engaging with Divine Action”

David Hunsicker, “Virtue and Natural Law in Reformed Theological Ethics: A Critical Evaluation of Recent Trends”

2:50–3:30 p.m. Break (refreshments provided in exhibits area)
3:30–4:20 p.m. Breakout Session 2:

Jonathan Hill, “Should a Christian be an Occasionalist?”

Nathaniel Gray Sutanto, “Divine Providence’s Wetenschappelijke Benefits: Retrieving A Bavinckian Model”

Rebekah Earnshaw, “Finding the Absent Father in Scriptural Portrayals of Fatherly Providential Care”

R. David Nelson, “Old and New Actions of God: Reimagining the Doctrines of Divine Agency and Providence after the Apocalyptic Turn”

4:20–5:30 p.m. Free time
5:30–7:00 p.m. Dinner break
7:30–9:00 p.m. Plenary 2: William Abraham, “Providence and the Quest for A non-interventionist vision of Divine Action”
Friday, January 18
9:00–10:30 a.m. Welcome

Plenary 3: Christine Helmer, “Schleiermacher, Trust, and the Hiddenness of Divine Action”

10:30–11:00 a.m. Break (refreshments provided in exhibits area)
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Plenary 4: Brenda Deen Schildgen, “Divine Providence: A Distorted Theology of History?”
12:30–2:00 p.m. Lunch break
2:00–2:50 p.m. Breakout Session 3:

Jordan Wessling and Roger Turner, “Competing with God: On an Incompatibility between Divine Action and Human Freedom”

Ross Hastings, “Divine and Creational Agency in Asymmetric Compatibilism: A Barthian Option”

Steve Duby, “Motion, Divine Action, and the Logic of Eternity”

David Worsley and David Efird, “‘So That Where I Am, There You May Be Also:’ Divine Action and Divine Providence in the Beatific Vision”

2:50–3:30 p.m. Break (refreshments provided in exhibits area)
3:30–5:00 p.m. Plenary 5: Philip Ziegler, “The Devil’s Work: Divine Providence and its Antithesis”
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Panel Discussion with Plenary Speakers

Biola UniversityBiola University—Torrey Honors InstituteFuller Theological SeminaryZondervan Academic