April 27 conference to present 5 views on infants, children in the church

The upcoming Infants & Children in the Church conference, set for April 27 in Hardin Student Center room 217, will examine issues like: How are infants and children impacted by sin? When and how are children considered members of the church? How does God treat people who die in infancy or childhood? When and how are children instructed in Christian doctrine?

Speakers will include Jason Foster (Eastern Orthodox perspective), pastor of Holy Nativity of Our Lord Orthodox Church in Bossier City, La.; NOBTS Associate Professor of Theology Adam Harwood (Baptist perspective); Notre Dame Seminary and Graduate School of Theology Professor David Liberto (Roman Catholic perspective); David Scaer (Lutheran view), professor of New Testament and theology at Concordia Theological Seminary; and pastor of All Saints Church in Lancaster, Penn., Gregg Strawbridge (Presbyterian perspective). Donna Peavey, professor of Christian education at NOBTS, will present on children’s ideas of God.

Harwood and Kevin Lawson, professor of Christian Education at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology, will co-edit a forthcoming book based on papers and discussion from the conference.

To register or for more information, go to www.nobts.edu/infantsandchildren.