The first Roundtable focused on the topic of eschatology; from there topics have included pastoring human sexuality, the "Already, Not Yet" dynamic of the kingdom, gospel ethics, and recent moves of God ("From Charismatic to Kerygmatic"). The result in each case has been an invigorating, edifying and productive time of fellowship and discussion around aspects of theology that have been ignored because of controversy, or exploited based on poor understanding of Scriptural interpretation and worldview. All who have participated are agreed that it is worthwhile to continue these discussions.
Once again, we are planning the Theological Roundtable at Tesoro Escondido, and this year we are focusing on an exciting theme:
A Sovereign Kingdom in a Secular Culture
October 17-19, 2017
Tesoro Escondido Ranch
Mineral Wells, Texas
We have become subjects of a sovereign kingdom in a secular culture. Why has God left us on earth after reconciling us to himself? What kind of interaction with our contemporary culture is warranted by our calling? These and other related questions beg for answers if we take seriously our role as image-bearers of Jesus. The church has taken various paths throughout history. We want to know what this season calls for. Is it time to retreat and rebuild, or is it time to gear up and go? Or is there another path? I pray that we will have a lively discussion and that we will get some clarity in our approach. While so many are trying to make the Bible relevant to current philosophy, we want to make the ancient truth of the gospel applicable to present culture. We can’t just tweak our current strategy. We must align with the calendar of heaven’s armies. Let's talk about it on the banks of the Brazos River!
The Theological Roundtable is by invitation only. If you have been invited it is because we believe you are a key player in the leadership of the church. Your voice will impact thousands as the generational influence continues. It will be well worth your investment to be a part of these vital discussions. Also, I value your opinions and perspectives in regard to these issues. Your perspective needs to be included. There will be several papers presented and discussions will follow the presentations.
This Roundtable Discussion will take place October 17-19, 2017, at the Tesoro Escondido Ranch near Mineral Wells, Texas. If you’ve never been there, it is a beautiful retreat facility on a bluff over-looking the Brazos River approximately 1½ hours west of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The cost inclusive of meals and lodging is $275. We’ll begin with an opening session at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, October 17 followed by dinner, and we'll conclude with lunch on Thursday, October 27.
If you will be able to join us, please register as soon as possible. There is limited space available at the ranch, and this year we are extending more invitations than there is space. Click on the "Register Now" button below. Call our office (817-267-9224) or send an email if you have any questions.