On Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18-19, the MacLaurin Institute of Minneapolis will be hosting a Conference on Biblical Reliability: Cracking the DaVinci Code and Other Modern Fables That Discount the Trustworthiness of the Bible.
The lectures will cover such issues as canonicity, the nature of revelation, transmission of the text, tests of the internal and external coherence, textual purpose and message (worldview), and historical reliability.
The vision of the conference is to raise the level of confidence in biblical revelation through a high-quality conference that provides substantial scholarly arguments for biblical reliability while also modeling an effective apologetic.
Professors Craig Blomberg and Walter Kaiser will be the two plenary speakers. The Saturday evening panel will be on the trusting the Bible in matters of science and history. Panelists will include Blomberg and David Howard, OT professor at Bethel Seminary, along with Dr. Corrine Carvalho, Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas, Philip Sellew, Associate Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, and another member of the religious studies faculty at the U of Minnesota.
You can check online for the schedule and for ticket information.