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More Symposium Content

by Theological Commission

Recently we enjoyed another excellent Theological Symposium. For those who weren’t able to enjoy it in person or online, we have more Symposium content we’d like to make available. For a Digest of Papers, please place your order through emailing fwbtheology@gmail.com. You can also indicate if you’d prefer a PDF downloadable copy. For direct download access, you can click here and order through our new online store.

In the meantime, below is more free audio content from our event. One is the chapel presentation co-presented by Matthew Steven Bracey and W. Jackson Watts, editors of The Promise of Arminian Theology: Essays in Honor of F. Leroy Forlines. The second is a presentation given by Andrew Harrison, a pastoral staff member at the Madison FWB Church in Madison, Alabama. Harrison, a first-time presenter, gave a paper which elicited a great deal of discussion during the Q&A time. We think you’ll enjoy it.

Symposium Program Live Stream

by Theological Commission

The 20th annual Free Will Baptist Theological Symposium will be held next Monday and Tuesday on the campus of Welch College. Activities will take place in Memorial Auditorium.

Sessions will be Live-Streamed at our New Facebook Page. Click Here to Join the Live Streams 10/24/-10/25.  You can view on your mobile device, laptop, or desktop computer.



Symposium Program Now Available

by Theological Commission

The 20th annual Free Will Baptist Theological Symposium will be held next Monday and Tuesday on the campus of Welch College. Activities will take place in Memorial Auditorium. Below is this year’s program. We hope to have you with us for this special event, considering the theological legacy of F. Leroy Forlines.

Monday Evening

6:00-6:10     Welcome and Prayer

6:10-7:05     Leroy Forlines, The Abrahamic Covenant

7:05-7:25     Break

7:25-8:20     Richard Clark, The Influence of Leroy on a non-Free Will Baptist

Tuesday Morning

9:00-9:05    Welcome and Prayer

9:05-9:55     Ramón Zúñiga Barrón, Leroy Forlines’s Influence among Mexican Bible Institutes:  Upholding and Spreading Free Will Baptist Doctrine

9:50-10:00    Break

10:00-10:45    Welch Chapel, Matthew Steven  Bracey & W. Jackson Watts, Celebrating the Legacy of F. Leroy Forlines                   

10:45-11:05    Break

11:05-12:00    Matthew McAffee, The Old Testament  Text and Canon 

Tuesday Afternoon

12:00-1:40    Lunch at Area Restaurants or Cumberland Cafeteria

1:40-2:35      Andrew Harrison, The Role of Doctrine  in the Church: Revisiting Forlines’s “A Plea  for Unabridged Christianity

2:35-3:30   Daniel Webster, Culture and the Arts: A   Conversation with Leroy Forlines and the Early Church Fathers                                 

3:30-6:30     Dinner at Area Restaurants or Cumberland Cafeteria

Tuesday Evening

6:30-7:25   Jeff Cockrell,  Israel’s Identity and Salvation in Romans: A Discussion of the Forlinesean Hermeneutic  

7:25-7:45     Break

7:45-8:40    Panel Discussion: The Legacy of F. Leroy    Forlines and the State of Free Will Baptist Theology                     


*We encourage all attendees to please sign in at the registration table, even if you only attend one session. Also, the digest of papers will be available for purchase.


2016 Symposium Approaches

by Theological Commission

Welch College to Host 2016 Theological Symposium

 NASHVILLE, TN—The 2016 Theological Symposium will meet October 24-25 on the campus of Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 24, and will end around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25.

The symposium will be a time for presentation of papers and lively discussion of important theological issues. Papers will include an array of topics, though all will in some way relate to the broader symposium theme of the theological legacy of F. Leroy Forlines. Presenters will include pastors, professors, graduate students, and Free Will Baptist authors. On the heels of Randall House Academic’s release of a book honoring Forlines, the Commission hopes the impact of Forlines on multiple generations of Free Will Baptists, as well as a diverse arena of subjects, will be evident through the symposium.

Registration is free, but bound volumes of the papers will be available for purchase. For more information on the symposium, contact the Program Chair, Jackson Watts (fwbtheology@gmail.com).

The symposium is an annual event sponsored by the Commission for Theological Integrity of the National Association of Free Will Baptists.

Announcement: The 2016 Theological Symposium

by Commission

The Commission for Theological Integrity is pleased to announce its plans for the annual Theological Symposium later this fall. The 2016 program will be held on the campus of Welch College on October 24 and 25. This year’s theme is “The Theological Legacy of F. Leroy Forlines.”

Like past symposia, this year’s event will feature an array of thoughtful presentations that interact with and reflect upon some aspect of the theological contributions of Leroy Forlines. As this event will take place just weeks prior to Forlines’s 90th birthday, the Commission believes it to be an excellent season in our movement to take stock of the multilayered impact he has had on the modern Free Will Baptist movement.

Inquiries about the Symposium and paper proposals may be directed to fwbtheology@gmail.com. We hope that many will make plans to participate in this historic program.