Day 1, Monday (12:30PM-8PM)
Day 2, Tuesday, (9AM-8PM)
Day 3, Wednesday, (9AM-5PM)
Founder and Executive Director of “Under the Fig Tree Ministries.” Author of “In a Word.” Study program leader to Israel, Egypt, and Jordan.
Executive Director & Senior Teaching Fellow, “Preserving Bible Times;” author of nine books on biblical context; study program leader to Israel and Italy (Roman World).
Founder and Executive Director of “Walking the Text,” author of “Make Your Mark,” study program leader to Israel and Turkey, attended Jerusalem University College.
Campus Ministry at Grand Valley State
University, Conference Worship Leader, attended Jerusalem University College.
“Come and Learn to Walk Ministries,” studied at Jerusalem University College, Advisory Board Biblical Language Center, “Jerusalem Perspective” contributor. Leads study tours to Israel.
Founded Great Commission Bible Institute and Christian Travel Study Program, blogs on “The Wandering Shepherd.” Studied at Hebrew University, Ecole Biblique, Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies. Leads study tours of Israel, Turkey, Greece and Italy.
The Institute of Biblical Context’s (IBC) vision is to preserve and present biblical truth and meaning through integrating the biblical text with its visual, geographical, literary, historical and cultural context. The Institute’s approach utilizes an expert faculty gathered in one place at one time to share their respective areas of expertise – favorite contextual tools, frameworks and resources – as well as their unique thematic insights into the context of God’s Word. IBC’s purpose is to allow the Scriptures to increasingly come alive in fresh and new ways for pulpit and pew. Distinctives of an IBC Conference include:
ABOUT BIBLICAL CONTEXT
For the words of Scripture to be transformational, they need to be heard and understood as the biblical writers intended them to be. The Bible writers conveyed precise meanings through their words, idioms, sites, names and images used. They assumed their audience would know what they were describing, together with its intended meaning. To more fully appreciate that meaning, a passage’s context needs to be restored in order to (re)discover the transformational impact originally intended by the Holy Spirit.
The Institute of Biblical Context is a Ministry Affiliate of Preserving Bible Times