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Fall Pastors' Forum Focuses on the Old Testament

September 8, 2009

Dr. Carol Kaminski, Acting Academic Dean of Faculty and Associate Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, will be the speaker for the first fall Pastors’ Forum hosted by the Ockenga Institute at Gordon-Conwell on Sept 19.

The forum, entitled “Understanding the Big Picture of the Old Testament,” will focus on tracing God’s redemptive plan through the Old Testament to its fulfillment in the New Testament. Dr. Kaminski will use her CASKET Timeline to visually divide the progression of the Old Testament story into six categories: Creation, Abraham, Sinai, Kings, Exile and Temple. With the goal of deepening her listeners’ understanding of the Old Testament story and its place in the whole of Scripture, she will locate every Old Testament book, along with key people and events, within these categories.  
Dr. Kaminski, who is a native of Australia, teaches Old Testament and Hebrew language at Gordon-Conwell. Her dissertation has been published as From Noah to Israel: Realization of the Primaeval Blessing after the Flood, and she is writing a book entitled, Was Noah Good? Finding Favor in the Flood Narrative. She is working on a CASKET Study Guide to complement her CASKET Timeline. She holds an M.A. from Gordon-Conwell and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge.
Gordon-Conwell Pastors' Forums are one-day seminars to enrich pastors and other church leaders in various areas of ministry. The second forum will be held Oct. 6,with speaker Stuart Briscoe. The third forum will be held Nov. 10, with speaker Paul Tripp. Dr. Kaminski’s seminar will be held in the Kaiser Chapel from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration and more information are available online or by contacting the Ockenga Institute at 1.800.294.2774.
The Harold John Ockenga Institute serves as a bridge for all types of students to the rich educational opportunities of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. The Institute exists to equip the Church for renewal, global outreach and cultural transformation through opportunities for pastors and the public, and through a variety of centers and programs such as the Semlink distance-learning program and the Wilson Center for World Missions.