NEXT EVENT IN THE SERIES: Oct 27 – 29
The Bible Speaks is a celebration of the Bible and a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation we are gathering Bible scholars, historians, and theologians for an exploration of the Bible’s role in the life of the believer. Come join us for a day of learning and conversation as we hear from world-renowned teachers.
FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURE & RECEPTION
Ronald C. White (Ph.D. Princeton University) is professor and the Academic Dean of The New Theological Seminary of the West. He has taught at UCLA, Whitworth University, Princeton Seminary, San Francisco Seminary, and Fuller Seminary. White is the author of three books on Abraham Lincoln, A. Lincoln: A Biography, Lincoln’s Greatest Speech: The Second Inaugural, and The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words. His most recent book is American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant.
Kenneth L. Waters, Sr. (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is Associate Dean of the School of Theology Division of Religion and Philosophy, Professor of New Testament, and University Chaplain at Azusa Pacific University. He is the author of Afrocentric Sermons: The Beauty of Blackness in the Bible, I Saw the Lord: A Pilgrimage through Isaiah 6, and the Survey of the Pastoral Epistles in the Logos Bible Software Mobile Ed Series. He has served across denominations as a local church pastor for 28 years prior to becoming a university professor. He is an ordained minister in the Missionary Baptist Church.
John Goldingay (Ph.D., Oxford University) is David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary and priest-in-charge of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California. His many books include Do We Need the New Testament? Letting the Old Testament Speak for Itself, Old Testament Theology: Israel’s Gospel, and his most recent, Reading Jesus’ Bible: How the Old Testament Helps Us Understand the New Testament.
Janna Gosselin (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Professor of Christian Spirituality at the New Theological Seminary of the West and adjunct faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary. She regularly speaks at academic conferences, including the American Academy of Religion and the International Congress on Medieval Studies. She is currently at work on a book on the English Christian mystic, Julian of Norwich. Janna also teaches the summer lecture series, “Learning from the Christian Mystics,” at the La Canada Presbyterian Church.
Jeff Hoffmeyer (Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union) Jeff is the Senior Pastor of La Cañada Presbyterian Church. He received a Ph.D. in theology from the Graduate Theological Union, and wrote his dissertation on the doctrine of atonement according to the Roman Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. He previously has served other churches in California and Colorado. He blogs regularly at jeffhoffmeyer.com
Michael Kelly (M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary) is Partnership Manager for Biblica (The International Bible Society). After doing further graduate work at Westminster and the Free University of Amsterdam, he joined the faculty of Westminster Seminary, where he taught Old Testament for twenty years. He is a contributor to The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, editor and contributor to Eyes that See, Ears that Hear: Essays in Memory of J. Alan Groves, and an assistant editor of The Westminster Hebrew Morphology.
SUNDAY WORSHIP SPEAKER
Erin Dufault-Hunter (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary. She teaches, writes, and speaks as a someone shaped by a Catholic upbringing and an Anabaptist faith. She is author of The Transformative Power of Faith: A Narrative Approach to Conversion and is currently working on a book about sex, shame, and salvation. She participates in the life of Mountainside Communion near her home in Monrovia.
We hosted our first event on May 20th in the church’s Family Room. Attendees had the privilege to listen to bible scholar, Dale Bruner teach on the Gospels of Mathew and John.