Retired Pastors and Missionaries Picnic

Retired Pastors and Missionaries Picnic
Date Saturday, July 18, 2015
Noon - 2 p.m.
FeaturingDavid Howard, Professor of Old Testament at Bethel Seminary, St. Paul
Location Seminary Campus Center - View maps and directions
Instructions for GuestsPlease note that the County Road E bridge over Snelling is under construction. View maps and directions for current detour information to get to Bethel University and follow signs to the Seminary. Park in the Seminary Commuter Lot or the Faculty Lot. Enter the side or main entrance and go to the Seminary Campus Center. 
CostThere is no charge. Please bring a dish to share.
RegistrationRegister today! The last day to register is Monday, July 13.  Register
SponsorsThe Retired Pastors and Missionaries Picnic is sponsored by the Office of Church Relations.

Event Description

Join us for a time of food and fellowship as we hear from guest speaker David Howard, Professor of Old Testament, Hebrew, and Hermeneutics at Bethel Seminary. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck-style picnic. We'll supply the beverages, plates, and utensils.

About our Presenter:

Dr. David Howard is Professor of Old Testament at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He grew up in Costa Rica and Colombia, son of missionary parents, and he has also taught at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

He has many publications, including numerous journal articles, book chapters, encyclopedia essays, and book reviews.  He is the author or editor of seven books, including two on the Psalms, The Structure of Psalms 93-100 (1997) and (ed.) The Psalms: Language for all Seasons of the Soul (2013), and several on Old Testament narrative texts: An Introduction to the Old Testament Historical Books (1993), Joshua (New American Commentary; 1998), and (ed.) Giving the Sense: Understanding and Using Old Testament Historical Texts (2003). He also wrote the notes on the book of Psalms in the new NIV Zondervan Study Bible, scheduled for release in August 2015.


He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research, and the Society of Biblical Literature.  He served as Book Review Editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and was elected to the ETS Executive Committee in 2000-2007, serving as president of the Society in 2003.  Since 1998, he has traveled once or twice a year to Oradea, Romania, where he teaches at the Emanuel University of Oradea.  He also has taught in recent years in several countries in Southeast Asia.  He and his wife Jan have two married daughters and two grandchildren.



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