Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Bible & Church Conference @ Westminster Chapel in London

If you're near London in June, here's an event to put on your calendar: The Bible & Church day conference, June 20 (er, I mean 20 June) in Westminster Chapel, London. The event, sponsored by Tyndale House in Cambridge, is designed "to support and equip Churches with excellence in Biblical Scholarship."

Here are the three talks with presenters for that day:
Have we got the history right? Dr Peter J. Williams

A widely held idea is that Christian beliefs arose over a long period of time through a mixture of gullibility and conspiracy. Early Christian records are held to be legend, myth or fabrication.

Have we got Jesus right? Dr Simon J. Gathercole

Probably the most popular idea in relation to the Bible is that books have been missed out or put in due to political pressure and various media have been full of talk about ‘other gospels’.

Have we got the text right? Dr Dirk Jongkind

Another popular idea is that the Bible has been corrupted, either by deliberate falsification or simply lost through passage of time. Such ideas are promoted in the British media.

So if you live on that side of the pond, spread the word. These are top shelf scholars, and it should be an edifying event. There will also be time for Q&A. I'll post any audio/video if it becomes available.