Monday October 17th
Evening Lecture 7:30pm - "The Hermeneutics of Origins" - K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre,
Tuesday, October 18th
Evening Lecture - 7:30pm - "The Lost World of Genesis One" - K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre,
Wednesday, October 19th
Talk Back Session - 10:30am - 11:15am - Langley Room, Acadia Divinity College
Worship Service - 11:30am - 12:30pm - Manning Memorial Chapel
Evening Lecture - 7:30pm - "The Lost World of Adam and Eve" - K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre,
About dr. john Walton
It was in my college years that I encountered a book by Joseph Free, a former Wheaton professor, called Archaeology and Bible History. It was apologetic in focus but brought to my attention the tremendous impact that archaeology and cultural background studies could have on our understanding of the Old Testament. It was in the very year that I read that book that I made the decision to pursue Old Testament studies as a vocational discipline. Instead of training to be an archaeologist, I determined to focus my attention on studies comparing the culture and literature of the Bible and the ancient Near East. I have never lost my fascination with this subject. But comparative studies only provide one of the means by which I try to get people excited about the Old Testament. I am saddened by how little exposure to and understanding of the Old Testament many Christians have, but I am passionate in doing whatever I can do to remedy this spiritual and theological loss.
I came to Wheaton after twenty years of teaching at Moody Bible Institute. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity I had there to train students for ministry and am no less enthusiastic about the interaction with students here. Whether in teaching or writing, I am constantly challenged in my own life because the material that I am presenting stretches me as much as it stretches my students or readers. Whatever I am writing or teaching also has a way of infiltrating my family. My wife, Kim, was trained as a biochemist, which has made for interesting dinner conversations-especially when I was working on my Genesis commentary. My three kids often have gotten involved in the discussions, and it has been fun to respond to them and see our family grow together.
For more information on Dr. Walton, please visit his biography page at Wheaton Colllege