On Sunday, February 25th we will have John Walton with us at Dawson Family of Faith. John Walton is a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Illinois and an editor and writer of Old Testament Comparative Studies and Commentaries. Throughout his research, Walton has focused his attention on comparing the culture and literature of the Bible and the ancient Near East. He has published dozens of books, articles, and translations, both as writer and editor, including his latest book The Lost World of Genesis One.

This is a free event sponsored by a grant with STEAM. Although the event is free we do need people to register for the lunch so we can plan accordingly. Please take a minute to register and invite whoever you would like!


9:40 a.m., Chapel, Origins Today: Genesis and Science

John will spend the first hour laying out the methodology and the terrain. He will talk about how authority works and why it is important to understand the ancient world for interpreting the OT well. He will then conclude with a discussion of the relative positions represented by Answers in Genesis, Reasons to Believe, the Discovery Institute, and BioLogos.

12:30 p.m., Lunch in Fellowship Hall, Genesis 1-2 through Ancient Eyes

In the afternoon session, Walton will summarize his proposals for understanding Genesis 1 and 2 and how that leads us to think about Genesis and Science.