Thursday, December 04, 2008

West Coast Biblical Studies Conference--Jan. 24-25, 2009

January will soon be upon us and that means one of my favorite annual conferences is right around the corner, the West Coast Biblical Studies Conference. This year the conference will be held January 24-25, 2009 at the Riverside Convention Center.

Scott Hahn, Brant Pitre and I will be focusing our talks this year on St. Paul. Specifically, the titlee of the conference is "The Gospel of St. Paul."
I'll post more information below, but let me just say this: if you haven't attended this conference yet, you don't know what you're missing. This is a truly unique event. For one thing, all of the presentations are coordinated with the theme. Each of them actually builds on one another. We all have a very good idea of what the other speakers are going to say. So we can actually go much deeper into our own subject matter, knowing that the audience has already been introduced to key passages and concepts.
It is also unique because of the people who attend. If you ever wondered where all the Catholics are who own marked-up, highlighted Bibles just come and we'll introduce you. And of course we also have a good number of non-Catholics show up each year. Suffice it to say, it's a great crowd and an excellent place to network with other people who are on fire for studying God's Word.
It's an amazing time of prayer, study and fellowship--and it's always one of the highlights of my year.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!
Oh, and please help us spread the word. Somehow every year I meet people who, for whatever reason, didn't hear about the event and wished they could have attended.
Read on for more information... and follow the links to sign up!
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This January, as the Church continues her year-long celebration of St. Paul the Apostle, the St. Paul Center will co-host the annual West Coast Biblical Studies Conference in Riverside, CA.
Over the course of two Scripture-packed days, from January 24-25, 2009, Center President, Dr. Scott Hahn, along with St. Paul Center fellows Michael Barber and Dr. Brant Pitre, will break open “The Gospel of St. Paul.” Through a series of talks and panel discussions, they’ll help you discover just what made St. Paul such a unique and powerful witness to Christ. They’ll also explore how Paul’s preaching and teaching helped the early Church take shape, and how it impacts the way each of us lives the Catholic faith today.
Talk titles for the conference include:
“From Saul to Paul: Called or Converted?”
“What is the Gospel According to Paul?”
“St. Paul and the Mystery of the Church”
“St. Paul and the Mystery of the Angels”
“Justification: Faith and Works of the Law”
“The Resurrection of the Body”
Along with the teaching, the conference will feature ample time for conversation and fellowship with the speakers and conference participants, making it the perfect way to commemorate the Year of St. Paul.
Registration: To register or to find out more, visit CatholicRC.org or call 877-526-2151. Register before Friday, November 28, 2008 and you’ll receive a $20.00 Gift Certificate from the Catholic Resource Center. Accommodations: Riverside Marriott Hotel – Call 951-784-8000 for reservations.

6 comments:

patrick said...

Michael,
Any chance that CDs of the lectures will be made available for purchase after the conference is over? Travel costs prohibit me from attending at this time. Thanks.

Patrick
Houston, TX

David Cox said...
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David Cox said...

I have attended this conference for the past four years and the talks helped me decide to come into the church. If you are anywhere near California at the end of January, attendance is a must. The talks, resources and fellowship are fantastic.

Michael and Brant, I look forward to seeing you again this year.

Patrick
You can get the CD's from St.Joseph's Communications. They are usually avaible for sale right after the conference. You may be able to pre order. Check here: http://www.saintjoe.com/departments.asp?dept=2

patrick said...

David, thanks I'll check it out.

Brandy said...

I wish I could go...I live so close to Riverside but have no job and no funds...maybe next year.

Sean McVeigh said...

This is great stuff. Scott is a tremendous blessing to the Church and always worth listening to!
Sean McVeigh from McVeigh Ministries Inc.
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