September 23, 6 p.m.
Biblical interpretation is a rational and spiritual pro- cess that attempts to understand an ancient inspired writer in such a way that the message from God may be understood and applied in our day. We must be consistent and fair to the text and not be influenced by our personal or denominational biases. We are all historically conditioned. None of us are objective, neutral interpreters. This seminar offers a careful ra- tional process containing four interpretive principles structured to help us overcome our biases. The first principle is to note the historical setting in which a biblical book was written and the particular histori- cal occasion for its authorship (or when it was ed- ited). The second principle is to identify the literary units. The third principle is to read the Bible in dif- ferent translations in order to grasp the widest pos- sible range of meaning (semantic field) that biblical words or phrases may have. The fourth principle is to note the literary genre.
Cost $15. Under the leadership of Dr. Bob Utley
Bob Utley is married to the former Peggy Rutta and they have three children and six grandchildren. He has degrees from East Texas Baptist College, Southwest-ern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and has done post-graduate work at Baylor University, Wycliffe Bible Translators’ Summer Institute of Linguistics, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
He has pastored several churches in Texas. Bob taught for 16 years in the Religion Department at East Texas Baptist University. Currently he conducts Bible Con- ferences and Revivals in the U.S. and abroad.
Preaching a First Person Sermon Without Notes
February 24, 6 p.m.
Dr. Torrey Robinson, son of the late Pastor Haddon Robinson, who co- wrote the book “It’s All in How You Tell It,” will join us in leading a special webinar geared towards training our Expository Teaching and preaching students.
Cost $15. Registration not yet open
Torrey has been Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Tarrytown since 1997. He and wife Sue have two grown sons - Carey and Carl. Torrey earned his Master of Divin- ity from Denver Seminary and his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon- Conwell Seminary. His passion is to make a tangible difference for God in Westchester County.