The eighth annual Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics has been scheduled for September 16-17, 2015 at Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Our topic this year is “Dispensationalism, Israel, and the Church.” I am doing a paper on what Israel and the Church share from a traditional dispensational point of view. I believe that we often times spend all of our time discussing the distinctions. This is appropriate since it marks dispensationalism as unique. However, Israel and the Church do share some things in God’s design for those institutions. We must not lose sight of that side of things. I am looking forward to the interaction at our Council. Anyone is welcome to attend as an observer. There is no charge for the two-day Council. For more information for registration see http://www.bbc.edu/council.