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October 16, 2013

Interdisciplinary Theology Conference on New Creation Addresses Aspects of Scripture, Theology and Praxis

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College and the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association (CETA), are co-sponsoring an interdisciplinary theology conference featuring over 40 scholarly papers on the New Creation theme on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Professors, practitioners and student theologians from around the country are presenters and join keynote speaker, J. Richard Middleton, Ph.D., professor of biblical worldview and exegesis, at Northeastern Seminary, for the conference held at Pearce Memorial Church, 4322 Buffalo Road, North Chili, NY 14514.

Dr. J. Richard MiddletonMiddleton’s keynote address, titled The Bible’s Best Kept Secret, draws from his most recent book on eschatology, A New Heaven and a New Earth, due for release in November 2013. In addition to teaching responsibilities at Northeastern Seminary, Rochester,  N.Y., he also serves as adjunct professor of Old Testament at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology in Kingston, Jamaica, and is the current president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association. 

Paper presentations include the following topics:

  • Re-creation after the Flood (Stephen J. Bennett: Alliance Theological Seminary and Nyack College)
  • Mark’s Creation Theology (C. Clifton Black: Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Eschatology and Ethics (Steven Bouma-Prediger: Hope College)
  • New Creation in the Sermons of Martin Luther King, Jr. (James H. Evans: Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity College)
  • The Servant of Yahweh in Second Isaiah (J. Gerald Janzen: Christian Theological Seminary)
  • Job’s Renewal of Faith (August Konkel: McMaster Divinity College)
  • Spirituality of the Body (Rebecca Letterman: Northeastern Seminary)
  • John Wesley’s Vision of New Creation (James E. Pedlar: Tyndale Seminary)
  • The Human Role in Renewing Creation (Nancy Rourke: Canisius College)
  • Jesus and the Earth (Howard A. Snyder: Asbury Theological College)
  • The New Jerusalem in Revelation 21 (Kulli Toniste: Houghton College)
  • Mark’s Ethic of Discipleship (Gerald Wheaton: Seminario ESEPA)

The day’s schedule, which begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m., includes five sessions, continental breakfast, and lunch.  Cost is $50/student registration and $80/regular registration.  Students registering for the conference will receive a complimentary one-year membership in the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association, which comes with a subscription to the Canadian Theological Review.

For more information, please contact Northeastern Seminary at 585.594.6420, email, or visit the conference website at:


About Northeastern Seminary

Since opening its doors in 1998, Northeastern Seminary on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College has continued to grow in prominence as a significant resource for the church community in upstate New York.  Northeastern Seminary is a multi-denominational graduate school of theology offering five academically and professionally accredited degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Theology and Social Justice, Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership, and Doctor of Ministry.  The student body is comprised of more than 30 different Christian faith traditions represented among 180 students and 350 graduates ministering around the nation and world.  For more information visit or call 585.594.6800.

New Creation Conference Website