Originally an annual conference in the Pacific Northwest, the venue changed in response to the SARS-CoV-2
pandemic of 2020. To continue our efforts of serving the greater church with wonderful freely available Bible
study resources, we moved this conference to the Internet.
Someone recently shared that a renown Christian evangelist, reflecting upon his life, said, "I wish I spent
more time reading the Bible than reading books about the Bible." His admission was making 3 statements:
1. Bible study is difficult.
2. Commentaries make Bible study easier.
3. Commentaries aren't always correct.
Amid declining biblical literacy around the world, this conference brings together concerned scholars,
pastors and teachers who desire to inspire you to read the Bible. We want to show you the beauty of God's word
and His great agapē love.
Scholars have long recognized the need for sound objective biblical hermeneutics and the underlying
issues that cause much theological confusion. Addressing the primary causes of erroneous biblical interpretation,
academic theologians have produced two statements that are worth reviewing:
The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy (1978)
emphasizes that only a high inerrant view of Scripture maintains the force of God's word.
The Chicago Statement on Biblical Hermeneutics (1982)
confronts erroneous hermeneutic approaches and clarifies biblical hermeneutic principles and methodology.
And the most important factor that should drive one's desire to study the Bible as well as care about another's
progress in salvation, whether initial or ongoing, is agapē.
"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" And He said to him, "'You shall
love (agapaō) the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This
is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, 'You shall love (agapaō) your neighbor as
yourself.' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."
A new commandment I give to you, that you love (agapaō) one another, even as I
have loved (agapaō) you, that you also love (agapaō) one another. By this all men will know that
you are My disciples, if you have love (agapē) for one another."
Who is This Virtual Conference For?
For those who have difficulty reading the Bible, this conference will introduce you to new methods and
For those who are in a Bible study funk, this conference can inspire and re-ignite your desire to know
For those who are confident in their Bible study skills, this conference can serve as a tool to mentor or
For pastors who seek to build up their church body, this conference can fill a biblical hermeneutics gap
in your Christian education program as well as free on demand videos of past
conferences for your study groups.
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