The Bible Thinks: Is God Perfect? Does that Matter?

The Bible Thinks: Is God Perfect? Does that Matter?
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From Fri 14 February 2020 to Sat 15 February 2020
From Friday 14 February 2020 to Saturday 15 February 2020
6:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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"The Bible Thinks" workshops help Christians think through and apply biblical thinking to complex and current topics.
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ABOUT THE PUBLIC LECTURE:

Join the Center for Hebraic Thought and Dr. Peter Leithart for a public talk on questions of God's perfection. Why do we think of God as perfect? Does this matter to the Church? This event is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be served.

Friday night, February 14th, only.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:

Leaders, teachers, pastors, and laypersons, join us for a combination of lectures and workshopping for those interested in understanding biblical teaching on complex theology. Dr. Peter Leithart from the Theopolis Institute will work through questions of God’s perfection, with the aim of helping us in the Church think more clearly about what Scripture teaches and how biblical thought can guide our theology. Dr. Dru Johnson from the Center for Hebraic Thought will be leading the workshop.

The cost of the workshop is $35 per person, $15 for students. Breakfast and lunch will be served on Saturday.

SCHEDULE

February 14:

6:30 PM - Is God Perfect? Does that Matter?

February 15:

8:00 am breakfast/coffee registration

8:30 am introduction/worship/prayer

9:00 am "Divine Metaphysics according to Scripture"

10:00 am Workshop 1

break/snack

11:00 am "Divine Eternity" (Test Case #1)

12:00 pm Workshop 2

1:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm "Divine Immutability" (Test Case #2)

3:00 pm Workshop 3

SPEAKERS

Peter Leithart is President of Theopolis Institute and serves as Teacher at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.

He is the author of many books, including a two-volume commentary on Revelation (T&T Clark, 2018) and a commentary on 1&2 Chronicles (Brazos, forthcoming). He writes a regular bi-weekly column at FirstThings.com, and has published articles in many periodicals, both popular and academic.

Leithart has served in two pastorates: He was pastor of Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church (now Trinity Presbyterian Church), Birmingham, Alabama from 1989 to 1995, and was pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Moscow, Idaho, from 2003-2013. From 1998 and 2013 he taught theology and literature fulltime at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho.

He and his wife, Noel, have ten children and twelve grandchildren.

Dru Johnson is the director of the Center for Hebraic Thought. He teaches Biblical literature, theology, and biblical interpretation at The King’s College. He is an ordained minister in the EPC, an editor for the Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Biblical Criticism series, an associate director for the Jewish Philosophical Theology Project at The Herzl Institute in Israel, and a co-host for the OnScript Podcast.

He has been a Research Fellow at the Logos Institute of Analytical and Exegetical Theology (University of St Andrews, Scotland), the Institute for Advanced Studies—Shalem Center (Jerusalem, Israel), and a Senior Research Fellow at The Henry Center’s “Creation Project” (TEDS). Interviews, articles, and a full list of his books can found at drujohnson.com.

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Theopolis teaches, develops tools, and fosters networks to assist church leaders throughout the world to form thoroughly biblical, liturgical, and catholic churches.

Theopolis comes from two Greek words, “God” and “city.” We believe that the Spirit of God works through faithful preaching and teaching of God’s Word, through vibrant, rich, transformative Liturgy, and through courageous and diligent pastoral leadership to form the church into an image of the future city of God.

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The Center for Hebraic Thought, an academic center at The King’s College in New York City in partnership with the Philos Project, is a hub and community for research, resources, and conversations about biblical literacy and the intellectual world of the Bible. It provides a dynamic platform where scholars, pastors, and normal folks can interact with one of the oldest, richest, and yet most neglected traditions, discuss how it has shaped our culture, and explore how its concepts can be applied to the big questions of today.

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