Announcing the 2010 Covenant Creation Conference!
The 2009 Covenant Creation Conference held at
Fairborn, Ohio, on May 14, 2009, was a tremendous success.
Speakers and attendees from across America gathered to discuss the
developing Covenant Creation view of Genesis.
We are very pleased to announce the 2010 Covenant Creation Conference! The conference this year will feature new speakers and more sessions than the 2009 Covenant Creation Conference. We expect this time to be very productive in further developing the Covenant Creation view of Genesis creation.
Conference topics will include:
- What is Covenant Creation?
- What is the historical context of Genesis?
- Do Ancient and Near East cultures help illuminate the expectations and mindset of the original audience of Genesis?
- Does a poetic/artistic aesthetic help us get the
most out of the Biblical text?
- How does our understanding of the Curse and
Noah's Flood logically relate to New Testament prophecy?
- How does Covenant Creation complement Covenant
Eschatology and highlight the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
- Can Covenant Creation, in tandem with Covenant
Eschatology, make thorny debates among Christians obsolete?
- How can Covenant Creation/Eschatology impact the
future of God's Kingdom in regard to modern science?
- How does consistent Preterism, from Genesis to
Revelation, help answer Christianity's TWO great challenges?
- What are the implications of placing Biblical Creation in it's proper Covenant Context?
- How does Covenant Creation augment our understanding
of the New Testament?
- How will the Covenant Creation model transform citizens of the Kingdom of God?
A New Format for a Live Conference
One of the drawbacks of the traditional conference format is the necessary expense to bring people from all across America (as well as other countries) together in one location. Due to other obligations, time constraints, and schedule conflicts, many who would like to attend various preterist conferences are simply not able to travel for a one-weekend event.
There has got to be a better way, especially in these difficult economic times.
Our plan this year is to hold the 2010 Covenant Creation Conference live online via PreteristRadio.com. Yes, that's right! This will be the first full-feature preterist conference that will take place entirely over the World Wide Web.
This new format allows for a potentially huge audience to attend, anywhere in the world, at virtually no cost. Our goal is to utilize available technology to remove barriers that can impede the widespread growth of both Covenant Creation and Covenant Eschatology. The other advantage is that the content of the conference will be available for download and future study at your convenience.
Mike Loomis of PreteristRadio.com has graciously agreed to help execute
the logistics of broadcasting the conference live. Some are also
planning to hold mini-conferences at various
respective sites, allowing interaction with others and the ability to do talks
before a live audience. More details will be announced as we get closer to conference time.
The 2010 Covenant Creation Conference will be held online via PreteristRadio.com over two consecutive Saturdays in August. The dates will be August 7th and 14th. This weekend schedule will allow the regular programming on PreteristRadio.com to continue without interruption. The weekend schedule will also be the most convenient option for attendees allowing for the largest possible live audience. All sessions will be available for podcast download immediately after broadcasting.
Conference Schedule (all times Pacific Standard Time)
Saturday, August 7th:
9:00 AM: Tim Martin - Finding the Lost World of Genesis One
12:00 Noon: Norm Voss - First-Fruits Christian Understanding of Second Temple Judaism Temple Literature
3:00 PM: Timothy King - Sin and Righteousness as Community Issues
6:00 PM: Alan Bondar - The Image of God and the Nakedness of Man
Saturday, August 14th:
9:00 AM: Jeff Vaughn - The Old Covenant Begins When?
12:00 Noon: Jerel Kratt - Adam the First Covenant Man & the Old Heavens and Earth of 2 Peter 3
3:00 PM: Tami Jelinek - The Language of Creation from Genesis to Revelation
6:00 PM: Tim Martin - The New Covenant Creation According to the Gospels
2010 Covenant Creation Conference Speakers:
Bondar is the pastor of Messiah Reformed Church in Fort Myers, Florida. He has
attended Philadelphia Biblical University, Reformed Presbyterian
Theological Seminary, and Reformed Theological Seminary, and has been a
youth director in the Presbyterian Church in America for nine years.
Alan is happily married to Gail Ann.
Alan Bondar will speak on: "The Image of God and the Nakedness of Man"
Tami Jelinek is a full-time homemaker residing with
her husband Keith and their three children in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Tami attended
Multnomah Bible College and then went on to receive her BA in
Language Arts Education from George Fox University in 1985. While
raising her family, she has held many volunteer positions in the
community from teaching all ages at church to counseling women and
teens in crisis pregnancy centers.
Tami currently serves as an emergency
services interviewer for a non-profit social service organization. She is a passionate student of the Bible
with a heart to communicate the gospel of grace in ways that are both
Biblical and relevant. Tami teamed up with Ward
Fenley and Shannon Shogren in 2005 to form New Creation Ministries
International. Together they produce articles, audio podcasts and video
messages with the goal of highlighting the central theme of Scripture
from Creation to Revelation, which is the eternal comfort of God's
people through the death, resurrection, and presence of Jesus
Tami Jelinek will speak on: "The Language of Creation from Genesis to Revelation"
is an Agronomist and Technical Sales Representative for Actagro LLC,
in Bakersfield, CA. Jerel has worked in the
Agricultural industry for 15 years as a large corporate farm manager,
agronomist, and fertilizer salesman. He has a Bachelor of Science
California State University Bakersfield in Environmental Resource
Jerel currently works with and markets a patented chemistry involving
acids derived from leonardite ore which has properties that are
unique in the field of organic chemistry and agricultural crop
Leonardite is a rich, organic strata developed from ancient, prehistoric
and animal residues by anaerobic bacteria under heat, pressure, and
complex organic structures of soil humus are unlocked by Actagro through
several chemical reactions. (Just one of the many awesome
our God and this complex planet He created that fascinates Jerel
research in soil chemistry.)
During the time period of 2005 to 2008,
served as an Evangelist and Teacher for the Mount Vernon Church of
Mount Vernon, WA, while having his own agricultural consulting and sales
business in the Pacific Northwest during that time. Jerel also spoke at the 2009 Preterist Pilgrim
Ardmore, OK sponsored by the Preterist Research Institute, and is
speak again in 2010. Jerel is
married to Jessy, and
they are homeschooling their 4 children, ages 6 to 9 months.
Jerel Kratt will speak on: "Adam the First Covenantal Man" and "2 Peter 3 and the Removal of the First Heaven and Earth."
Vaughn is a research mathmatician in Southern California. He earned his
PhD from the University of California. Growing up with young-earth
creationism, Jeff first learned there was a debate over creation in the
Church from Hugh Ross
around 1990. Jeff read a book by J. Marcellus Kik, An Eschatology of Victory,
in 1992. This book changed his end-time views. Within a short time,
Jeff realized that the two issues of prophecy and creation are related
and has dedicated his theological study to developing a common and
consistent view of both ends of the Bible. He is co-author of the
latest edition of Beyond Creation Science. Jeff and his wife,
Karen, have now completed the homeschooling of their five children.
Jeff Vaughn will speak on: "Covenant, The Created Thing in Genesis One" and "Noah's Flood in Covenant Context."
Norm Voss grew up in large farm family in
Oklahoma graduating from High School in 1971. He attended Oklahoma
Christian University in Oklahoma City graduating with a degree in
Business Administration. He worked 17 years for the Kroger
National Grocery chain as a store manager and then opened a computer
sales and networking company called New Dimensions Computing in 1996
which he still owns and operates. Norm has served as a Deacon in two
churches of Christ and currently serves as an Elder with the First
Colony church of Christ in Sugar Land, Tx in which he chairs the care
and concern committee of elders. He also serves as a certified Texas
Volunteer Prison Chaplain in which he has worked extensively with
Prisoners since 2000 on a weekly basis. Norm has been
married to Beth for 35 years and they
have two grown children who are both married and one grandchild.
Norm Voss will speak on: "First-Fruits Christian Understanding of Second Temple Judaism Temple Literature."
Timothy King lives in Grand Junction, Colorado
with his wife, Debbie. He was in the Southern Baptist ministry for 16
years before resigning in 2002. He is now a merchandise manager at
Barnes & Noble bookseller. Tim now meets with a small family of
believers in homes calling themselves Restoration Ministries.
Timothy King will speak on: "Sin and Righteousness as Community Issues."
Tim Martin was home educated
for the majority of his schooling and finished his high school studies
by graduating from Bob Jones Academy. Tim spent three summers on staff
at Summit Ministries
in Manitou Springs, Colorado. He also graduated with an A.A. in
Liberal Arts from Christ College
at Greenville, South Carolina (currently Lynchburg, Virginia). Tim is a
columnist for PlanetPreterist.com.
In 2001 he wrote the first edition of Beyond
Creation Science which focused on the relationship between New
Testament prophecy and the Genesis flood. Tim
currently operates a small business in SW Montana and serves in
congregational ministry in his local congregation, Covenant Community
Church. He now
lives in Whitehall, Montana, with his wife, Amy, and their seven
Tim Martin will speak on: "Finding the Lost World of Genesis One" and "The New Covenant Creation According to the Gospels"
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