January 16, 2015 | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: 3420 W. Peoria Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85029
Hosted by Phoenix Seminary and The Gospel Coalition Arizona with Tyndale House at Trinity Bible Church.
COST: $25 until 11/31/14 then $35 until 1/15/15.
$45 at door
*Seminary credit from Phoenix Seminary is available for those who take the full conference-course.
Every pastor and church leader needs this conference. When it comes to the text of the Bible, Christians in our congregations are being exposed to confusing teaching. We ought to expect a trickle down effect in our churches resulting in challenging questions like:
- Can I trust the authenticity of the biblical text?
- Why do Protestants and Catholics have different Bibles?
- Can I confidently preach and teach from my English Bible?
- Isn’t the KJV the only version we should use?
- What is the best English translation today?
We’ve assembled a great team of professors to address these timely issues and to equip you to lead your people confidently through these and other difficult questions. Join us as we consider these critical topics together.
- The Dead Sea Scrolls: What do a Fortress and “the Cave of Letters” Reveal about the Textual History of the Old Testament? (60 minutes) – John Meade
- Why I Don’t Believe in the Septuagint (60 minutes) – Peter Williams
- The New Testament before the New Testament: On the Early Christian Recognition of Scripture (60 minutes) – John DelHousaye
- The Benefits of Essentially Literal Bible Translation with Special Reference to the ESV (60 minutes) – Wayne Grudem
Dr. Peter Williams is the CEO of Tyndale House Cambridge and a Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Aberdeen and a lecturer at University of Cambridge. He earned his M.A., MPhil., and PhD. at Cambridge University studying ancient languages related to the Bible. Dr. Williams is now recognized as one of the foremost Old and New Testament language scholars in the world. He has spoken in locations across the US and the world on Biblical subjects including Bible translation and apologetics.
Dr. Wayne Grudem is Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. He received a B.A. from Harvard University, an M.Div. and a D.D. from Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia, and a Ph.D. (in New Testament) from the University of Cambridge, England. He has published twenty books, including his newest book, The Poverty of Nations: A Sustainable Solution, which was published in August, 2013. He was also the General Editor for the 2.1 million-word ESV Study Bible (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book of the Year and Worldmagazine book of the year, 2009). He is a past president of the Evangelical Theological Society, a co-founder and past president of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and a member of the Translation Oversight Committee for the English Standard Version of the Bible.
Dr. John Meade is professor of Old Testament at Phoenix Seminary. His research interests and publications are related to Origen’s Hexapla ( www.hexapla.org), the Septuagint, Dead Sea Scrolls, textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, and biblical theology. He serves the local church through teaching and leading small groups.
Dr. John DelHousaye is professor of New Testament at Phoenix Seminary. His academic interests include Jesus, Judaism, the Church Fathers and Mothers, gender, justice, non-Western expressions of Christianity, and spiritual formation. He serves the local church through preaching and teaching, as well as through the development of discipleship materials.