ReNew 2018 includes a half-day preaching clinic, “The Word Wore Red: Reimagining Preaching for the 21st Century World,” with Meghan Good.
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Despite confessional statements that affirm Scriptural authority, the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada recently noted that only 23% of Christians in Canada strongly agree that the Bible is relevant to modern life. 500 years after the Reformation and sola Scriptura, how might the church (re)claim the Bible as the centre of its life, so that its conversation, deliberation and ministry are continually reoriented to its demands and promises? How does Scripture exercise its authority? How might the Bible become alive and vibrant among us, deepening our spiritual and ethical lives? How might coming to Scripture become a joy rather than a task?
Tim is Professor of New Testament at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California. His numerous publications include Mark in the Believers Church Bible Commentary series, All Right Now: Finding Consensus on Ethical Questions, and Hearing God’s Word Together. Foundational to all of his work is the conviction that followers of Jesus who are training to provide leadership for God’s people must be life-long learners for whom Scripture is an inexhaustible source of challenge and inspiration.
Meghan is Teaching Pastor at Trinity Mennonite Church (Glendale, AZ). She is a graduate of Duke Divinity School (Durham, NC) and Gordon College (Wenham, MA) and is currently completing a DMin in “Preaching as Story” at Portland Seminary. Meghan is a frequent preacher and lecturer at churches and universities across the country, speaking on subjects such as biblical hermeneutics, emerging Anabaptism, and innovative preaching. She is the author of a forthcoming book on Christocentric interpretation (Herald Press, spring 2019). Meghan lives in Phoenix, AZ with a prized dinosaur bone and a ridiculously large book collection.
Gerald is President Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Bible at Canadian Mennonite University. Two courses he especially enjoyed teaching are Reading Scripture in the Church and Seeing the Bible with New Eyes. He recently published Deuteronomy in the Believers Church Bible Commentary series. His passion is to help Scripture live and shape our being in the church of today.
ReNew is intended for ALL involved in ministry, within the sponsoring conferences, or any other congregation.
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