I have had the privilege of joining nearly 400 pastors of the Evangelical Free Church of America to worship, theological discussion and prayer. It's been in Colt's country, Indianapolis, IN. Go Colts!! :)
The conference has been about "Inerrancy, Hermeneutics and Eschatology." Since 1950, the EFCA has been a premillennial denomination, that is they believe the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ will include a literal 1,000 year reign of Jesus Christ on the throne of David where a myriad of promises found in the Old Testament for Israel will be fulfilled. There are different streams of premillennialism and we had 3 professors share from 3 particular view points: Elliott Johnson (dispensationalism), Darrell Bock (progressive dispensationalism), and Doug Moo (historic premillennialism.) Also, at the conference we had a gentleman, Greg Beal, from Wheaton College who expresses belief in something he calls "inaugurated millennialism" which is a strand of amillillennialism. Since that currently is not considered an acceptable belief in the EFCA, not many listeners concurred with Beal's assessment of Scripture, but he was a sharp guy.
It's been a good event. maybe I'll blog more in the future.