As I mentioned in a previous post, I will be in Lubbock, TX, this weekend with my co-blogger Brant Pitre and our good friend Scott Hahn for a Catholic Bible Conference. Specifically, we will be looking at the biblical roots of the Sacraments. I will be tweeting the conference on Twitter.
I am always excited to head out to Lubbock. This the third year in a row Brant and I have been invited to do a Biblical conference there (this is the second year Dr. Hahn will join us). Over that time we have come to know and love Bishop Placido Rodriguez, who always comes out to be part of the event and generously lend his support. He is an inspiring example to us of Christian leadership. He is a shepherd who truly loves the Lord--and we always have fascinating conversations with him! In addition, the people are absolutely on fire to study Scripture. It's great being there with people who love Jesus! I might also add that the conferences in Lubbock are always especially well-organized (despite my usual efforts to muck this up!).
Here are the talk titles for the weekend:
"So help me God: An Overview of the Seven Sacraments"
"Lord, Have Mercy: The Healing Power of Confession"
"Confirmation: The Sacrament of Martyrdom"
"Ephesians 5 and St. Paul's Life-Changing Vision of the Christian Family"
"Born from Above: Baptism and the New Creation"
"'A Priest Forever': Priesthood in Scripture"
Brant Pitre and Michael Barber:
"Tag Team Talk on John 6 and the Eucharist"
I'm especially excited about the last talk. Brant and I have never done a "tag-team" presentation before, but I think it will be fun. During Q&A sessions at these sorts of conferences we always have fun interacting with each other. People often come up to me saying that we are really funny as a team. I'll let you know how it goes.
Finally, I ought to add that we'd love to get comments here from anyone who actually attends the event. Feel free to drop us a hello in the comment box.