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West Coast Chinese Christian Conference 2017 Bible Study Training

The West Coast Chinese Christian Conference is held annually at the end of the year.

One aspect of the Conference is the small group Bible study that takes place in the mornings. Below are some of the training videos that were prepared to help the group leaders.

The first one below is in Cantonese.

This one below is in English.

In the Conference, the following portions of the Bible were studied in the small groups: Matthew 16:13-28, Luke 14:25-35, and 1 Peter 2:11-25.

 

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Prof. Ben Witherington and The Historical Jesus

In a wide ranging talk, Prof. Ben Witherington discusses the portrait of Jesus that the Bible paints. He does so with an eye toward our Christian faith but also in light of the methods of historical inquiry. Thus, he spends part of the time dismantling the confusion about Jesus caused by the best selling novel The DaVinci Code.

Kevin Vanhoozer “Inerrancy and hermeneutics”

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If you take the Bible seriously, how would you describe its significance to your life and to the life of your community?

Theologians have selected certain words and concepts to explain what the Scriptures are and what the role of the Bible should be in our lives. For example: inspiration, inerrant, and infallible. What do these words mean?

Certainly, the meaning can vary with who is offering the definition!

The podcast link below is with Kevin Vanhoozer offering his perspective.

https://go.efca.org/podcasts/episodes/episode-105-inerrancy-and-hermeneutics-kevin-vanhoozer

Bible Project: Heaven & Earth

Just recently heard about a team of animators working with theologians to share about the teachings of the Bible.

In the video below, they discuss what is heaven and what is earth.

What do you think?

The Bible Project has many more videos some to explain important ideas in the Bible and in others exploring specific portions of the Bible.

 

Prophecy is not for curiosity but for spirituality

Prophecy is not for curiosity, but for spirituality

To learn more, go to this video at http://youtu.be/ID64P3RW8n4

Is reading the Bible “chronological” worthwhile?

Have you tried it? What do you think?

Greg Koukl offered his thoughts on that in this video below:

Was Jesus married?

During Christmas and Easter, various items that are provocative about Jesus and Christianity often comes up in the popular media. One controversial idea is that Jesus was married. In the video below, Bible scholar Ben Witherington addresses that proposition.