Dallas Theological Seminary
Campbell Building
Monday, February
27th, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Shaped by the Future

This interactive, one-day conference seeks to explore how the church can effectively engage eschatology in the world today.

The phrase “end times” brings a multitude of images and charts to mind. Often, believers encourage preparation for the “latter days” in a way that invokes fear.

However, we need to bring into sharper focus the Bible’s most powerful theme involving the end times: Hope. Shaped by the Future: Reclaiming the Hope of Eschatology is a one-day conference that will reshape the way you integrate the biblical message of the end times into your life and ministry.

Hosted by the Hendricks Center and Dallas Theological Seminary’s Theology Department, Shaped by the Future will focus on the interaction between eschatology and contemporary culture, the public square, and even the arts. If you want to be better equipped to integrate the hope of eschatology into your ministry and personal life, this conference is for you!


Event Information

  • $70/person (until 01/06/17)
  • $85/person (until 02/17/17)
  • $95/person (after 02/17/17)

Discounted Rates

  • $25/person for current DTS employees
  • $25/person for current DTS students
  • $60/person for groups of 5 or more (until 2/13/17)
  • $68/person for DTS alumni
Special volunteer rate available. Contact Heather Joy Zimmerman at hzimmerman@dts.edu to apply.
Pastors, ministry leaders, volunteers, and anyone who wrestles with how believers are to live in light of what Scripture says about the latter days.
The conference will occur on the campus of Dallas Theological Seminary. We will be meeting in Lamb Auditorium for the keynote sessions. Workshops and lunch will take place throughout the Campbell building.
Dallas Theological Seminary does not have any special agreements or price discounts at area hotels.

Program  schedule

8:30 AM — Registration Opens

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM — Keynote Session 1

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM — Break

10:50 AM – 11:50 AM — Workshop A

12:10 PM – 12:50 PM — Lunch and Q&A/Panel Discussion

1:10 PM – 2:10 PM  —  Workshop B

2:10 PM – 2:30 PM — Break

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM — Keynote Session 2

Keynote Session 1

Glenn Kreider: “Reclaiming the Hope of Eschatology: Framing the Discussion”
Michael Svigel: “Shaped by the Future: Living Now in Light of Then”


Workshop A

T. Maurice Pugh: “A Ministry of Hope: A Pastor’s Perspective on the Need for Eschatology”
John Adair: “Projecting the Future: Eschatology and Hope in Film”
J. Scott Horrell: “The End in World Religions: Global Eschatologies and Christian Hope”
Nathan Holsteen: “This End Up: Comparison and Critique of Evangelical Eschatologies”


Lunch and Q&A/Panel Discussion

Sandra Glahn, Andi Thacker, Todd Agnew (moderated by Glenn Kreider, Michael Svigel) “Redeeming Eschatology”


Workshop B

John Hannah: “The End from the Beginning: Warnings from the History of Eschatology”
Michael Svigel: “The Beginning of the End: The Promised Renovation of Creation”
Glenn Kreider: “The Future in Pop Culture: Hope in Music and Art”
J. Lanier Burns: “A Light in the Darkness: The Therapeutic Value of Hope”


Keynote Session 2

Nathan Holsteen: “Eschatology Matters: Contemporary Issues Facing the Future”

Conference  Speakers

Publicity and More Info

Press kit (contains logo, banner images, and posters): download here

Exhibitor registration: register here.

Contact us


3909 Swiss Ave.
Dallas, TX 75204


Reserve your place at the Shaped by the Future conference