By Matthew Barrett—

This January I am looking forward to attending the very first Los Angeles Theology Conference hosted at Biola University. The conference is titled, “Christology, Ancient and Modern: Explorations in Constructive Theology.” The conference dates are January 17-18.

Here is the description:

Christology was the central doctrine articulated by the early councils, and it remains the subject of vigorous theological investigation today. The doctrine of Christ is a field of broad ecumenical convergence, inviting theologians from all denominational settings to fruitful collaborative exploration. In the contemporary setting, it is especially crucial for theologians to investigate the scriptural witness afresh, to retrieve classical criteria and categories from the tradition, and to consider the generative pressure of soteriology for Christology proper. This first annual Los Angeles Theology Conference seeks to make a positive contribution to contemporary dogmatics in intentional engagement with the Christian tradition. A panel of accomplished plenary speakers will survey the field and articulate the sources, norms, and criteria for constructive theological work.

And here are some of the main speakers and their papers:

“Desiderata for Models of the Hypostatic Union” – Oliver D. Crisp, Professor of Systematic Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

“A Typology of Modern Christologies: High, Middle and Low” – George Hunsinger, Hazel Thompson McCord Professor of Systematic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary

“We Saw His Glory: Implications of the Sanctuary Christology in John’s Gospel” – Peter J. Leithart, Senior Fellow of Theology, New Saint Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho

“The Humility of the Son of God” – Katherine Sonderegger, Professor of Theology, Virginia Theological Seminary

You can look at the entire schedule here, as well as pricing to register and attend.

Matthew Barrett (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at California Baptist University (OPS). He is also the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. Barrett has contributed book reviews and articles to various academic journals, and he is the editor of Whomever He Wills: A Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy, as well as the author of several other forthcoming books.