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Renewal Theology Conference

November 2, 2024

The God Who Renews

“And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new'”. – Revelation 21:5

Renewal Theology is the exploration, formulation, and proclamation of the renewal of the Church through the loving-kindness and holiness of God, the eternal Father, in the death and resurrection of the Son, Jesus Christ, and the renewing power of the Holy Spirit.

Doctrinal Statement

The Conference for Renewal Theology affirms the Nicene Creed, grounded in the belief that the Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative source of Christian doctrine and precept.

“But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

– Titus 3:4-7, ESV

“The concern of Renewal Theology in every area of study is truth. This is not an attempt to advance a particular cause but to understand in totality what the Christian faith proclaims. It is not only a matter of individual doctrines but also of the full round of Christian truth.”

– J. Rodman Williams (1918-2008), Renewal Theology.

Dr. Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University)

Dr. Craig S. Keener (PhD, Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the author of 37 books, over 100 academic articles, 7 booklets, and more than 200 popular-level articles. His books have won thirteen national and international awards, including six from Christianity Today. Dr. Keener is a former president of the Evangelical Theological Society, former editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research, and former program chair for the Institute for Biblical Research. His works pertinent to this conference include Spirit Hermeneutics: Reading Scripture in Light of Pentecost (Eerdmans, 2017), The Mind of the Spirit: Paul’s Approach to Transformed Thinking (Baker Academic, 2019), Gift and Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today (Baker Academic, 2020), and Miracles Today (Baker Academic, 2021).

Dr. Mark A. Jumper (PhD, Salve Regina University)

Dr. Mark A. Jumper (PhD, Salve Regina University) is an Associate Professor and Director of Chaplaincy and Military Affairs at Regent University School of Divinity. Holding ordination in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, he is a third-generation Presbyterian minister, experienced pastor, and retired U.S. Navy chaplain with 24 years of service with the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. He is the author of Presbyterian Prophet: The Life and Ministry of J. Rodman Williams (Stone Tower Press, 2024), co-editor of The Holy Spirit and the Reformation Legacy (Pickwick, 2020), co-author of Chaplaincy: A Comprehensive Introduction (Baker Academic, 2024).

The Conference for Renewal Theology is accepting proposals for presentations within the broad range of theological knowledge (Biblical studies, Biblical languages, Church history, systematic theology, pastoral theology and ministry, apologetics, ethics, and philosophy) related to Renewal Theology and the conference theme. Authors with a terminal degree, or doctoral students, in a theological discipline may submit proposals. Submissions must include the following:

· Paper title and abstract of 500 words or less.
· Sent as an email, not as an attachment, to
· Adherence to the conference doctrinal statement.

Proposals are due by August 2, 2024. Presenters will be notified by September 3, 2024, if a proposal is accepted or denied. Papers are typically 20-25 minutes in a session, with 10-15 minutes for discussion. The details of a paper’s time allotment are up to the presenter.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Worship
9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.Introductory
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Plenary Session 1 – Dr. Craig Keener
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Break
10:45 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.Presentation Session A
11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.Presentation Session B
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.Lunch
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Plenary Session 2 – Dr. Mark Jumper
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.Presentation Session C
3:35 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Presentation Session D
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Closing