Conference for Area Clergy Will Examine
"Scripture and the
Posted January 28, 2003
HOLLAND -- A one-day conference at Hope College
designed for area clergy will focus on "Scripture and the
The conference will take place on Tuesday, Feb.
18, and will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the
college's Haworth Inn and Conference Center. The event will
feature eight presentations by members of the Hope religion
faculty based on books or articles they have published
recently, on topics such as the Bible and ecology, the Bible
and feminism, the use of scripture in capital punishment,
and the way that the Bible can liberate the disenfranchised
in U.S. society.
The event is sponsored by the college's department
of religion and by the Christian Reformed Church-Reformed
Church in America (CRC-RCA) Action Committee. It is
designed as a continuing education opportunity for local
clergy, an opportunity to think together about important
topics in ministry, and an occasion for area clergy to
become better acquainted.
Scheduled activities include four morning
presentations and four afternoon presentations, with lunch
The morning presentations will be "Electronic
Exegesis," by Barry Bandstra; "Useful... for Training in
Righteousness," by Allen Verhey; "Biblical Wisdom and
Ecological Vision," by Steve Bouma-Prediger; and "Feminism
and the Bible" by Lynn Japinga. The afternoon presentations
will be "Reading the Bible from the Margins," by Miguel De
La Torre; "A Case Study in the Use of Scripture: Capital
Punishment," by Steve Hoogerwerf; "'Abide in Me': The
Christian Life in John," by Wayne Brouwer, who is also
senior pastor with Harderwyk Ministries; and "Re-covering a
Woman's Head with Authority," by Jenny Powers.
The registration fee for the conference is $15,
including lunch. Area clergy interested in registering may
contact the college's department of religion by calling
(616) 395-7750 during weekday business hours.
The Haworth Inn and Conference Center is located
facing College Avenue between 9th and 10th streets.