THSC operates under the leadership of Rev Dr Craig Bartholomew, the Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics and Senior Research Fellow at Tyndale House.
THSC has its origins in the Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar (SAHS), established by Dr Bartholomew in 1998. It was conceived as an ambitious eight-year project to address key issues at the heart of a renewal of biblical interpretation that was rigorous and in the service of the Church. Since then SAHS has continued to meet each year at the Society of Biblical Literature in partnership with the Institute for Biblical Research. It has also given birth to two further seminars: the Scripture and Doctrine Seminar and the Scripture and Church Seminar (practical theology).
Each year in November THSC organises three seminars and an Annual Meal held in North America in partnership with the Institute for Biblical Research at Society of Biblical Literature/American Academy of Religion.