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2017 Wesley Forum

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Every year, Wesley Forum invites unique and interesting people to share their insights into how Wesleyan theology contributes to a vibrant, intelligent, and authentic faith. We are honored to welcome Dr. Bill T. Arnold (bio) from Asbury Seminary to present at our 2017 Wesley Forum.

Dr. Arnold will address the topic: “A Singular Israel in a Pluralistic World.” Christians throughout church history have struggled with how to be “in the world” but not “of the world.” At times, the Church has even misrepresented the Gospel of Jesus Christ by wrapping the core of Christian faith in certain cultural features. Surprisingly, the Bible itself offers a better example of how faith and culture relate, although many Christians miss it. Ancient Israel as described in the Old Testament provides deep roots in our faith heritage. These lectures explore three ways in which Old Testament Israel was completely at home in ancient Near Eastern culture, while at the same time emerging as a unique people of God with a religious faith unparalleled in ancient history.

Lecture titles

  • Where Israel Worshipped
  • When and How Israel Worshipped
  • The “Appearance of” God to ancient Israel

This year’s Wesley Forum will be held at First United Methodist Church of Lancaster, PA. Lunch will not be provided, but you will be given time to partake of local cuisine within walking distance (View Local Eateries).

You also have the option to purchase a box lunch with your registration.

Registration begins at 8:30 am, program at 9:00am. For questions contact Ken Nafziger at knafziger@evangelical.edu.

This event is sponsored by Boehms Chapel Society.


Online registration is now closed. To register contact Ken Nafziger at knafziger@evangelical.edu.


April 6
9:00 am - 3:30 pm


Evangelical Seminary


First United Methodist Church of Lancaster
29 E Walnut St.
Lancaster, PA 17602 United States
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(717) 394-7231
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