Session # 1: Contextual Biblical Interpretation

Time: 9:00-11:30; Saturday November 22, 2008

Room: TBA

Gospel of Mark: Preparing a volume for the TEXTS@CONTEXTS Series Fortress Press

Nicole Duran, Presiding (10 min)
Round Table Discussion:

Jin Young Choi,

Sejong Chun,

Menghun Goh,

Israel Kamudzandu,

Hisako Kinukawa,

Raj Nadella,

Daniel Patte,

Elsa Tamez,

Osvaldo Vena,


Discussion (70 min)


Session # 2:   Contextual Biblical Interpretation

Time 1:00-3:30 PM Sunday, Nov 23

Room TBD

Genesis: Preparing a volume for the TEXTS@CONTEXTS Series Fortress Press

Gale Yee, Episcopal Divinity School, Presiding (15 min)

 Round Table Discussion:

Yairah Amit,

Athalya Brenner,

Carole Fontaine,

Archie Lee,

Gerald West,

Wai-ching angela Wong,


Discussion (60 min)


Session # 3:   Contextual Biblical Interpretation

Time 4:00-6:30 PM Sunday Nov 23

Room TBD LCD (data) Projector with screen was requested

Contextual Interpretations of New Testament Texts 

James Grimshaw, Presiding 

Round Table Discussion:

William John Lyons,

‘Preaching the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10.25-37)’: A Study of Shifting Meaning in a (Published) Sermon (20 min)


Discussion (10 min)


Sung Uk Lim,

Speak My Name: Anti-Colonial Mimicry and the Samaritan woman in John 4:1-42 (20 min)


Discussion (10 min)


Meng Hun Goh,

Reading Mark 2:18-22 from a Chinese Malaysian Cultural Context (20 min)


Discussion (10 min)


Ji-Eun Park,

Who Touched Me? Reading Two Women’s Stories in Mark 5:21-42 from a Korean Woman’s Perspective (20 min)


Discussion (10 min)


Amanda C. and Alec Miller,

First Dates in the Last Days? A Dialogue on 1 Corinthians 7 in Gendered Perspectives (20 min)


Discussion (10 min)


Session # 4:   Contextual Biblical Interpretation

Time 4:00-6:30 PM Sunday, Nov 24

Room TBD

Yung Suk Kim, Presiding

Hendrik L Bosman,

Contextual readings of Exodus in Africa: negotiating identity amidst contending narratives of origin and migration in Africa (20 min)


Discussion (10 min)


John Hill,

The Bible and Context: An Antipodean Angle (20 min)


Discussion (10 min)


Alissa Jones Nelson,

“The Lord Has Given and the Lord Has Taken Away”: The Prosperity Gospel, the Book of Job, and the Latin American Context (20 min)


Discussion (10 min)


Rohun Park,

Bible, Minjung, and Identities: An Intercontextual Reading of Christian Identities in Light of the Gospel of Luke (20 min)


Discussion (10 min)


Frederick L. Downing,

"Re-Writing the Cultural Myths: Clarence Jordan and the Cotton Patch Gospels" (20 min)


Discussion (10 min)