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2009 Bible Conference Features D. A. Carson

August 13, 2008 - Renowned New Testament scholar D. A. Carson will headline the Ryan Center’s upcoming 2009 Bible Conference. It is a great privilege and honor to be hosting Dr. Carson, a widely popular teacher, speaker, and writer.

Carson has written or edited more than 45 books including The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism (Zondervan 1996), which won the 1997 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s Gold Medallion Book Award in the category "theology and doctrine."

Carson has served in many roles. He has been a pastor, seminary professor, a book series and journal editor, and the founding dean of the seminary at Northwest Baptist Theological College in Vancouver.

A recent reviewer summarized Carson this way: “Professor Carson possesses qualities which are not often found in combination. He is a New Testament scholar who sees the Bible as a whole; a biblical scholar with a concern for both the theological and the practical implications of the Bible’s teaching; a blunt writer with a pastoral heart; and (perhaps rarest of all) an academic with a clear, vigorous, occasionally even slangy style.” (Paul Ellingworth, Evangelical Quarterly 64, 1992).

Andreas Kostenberger, a biblical scholar in his own right, heralds Carson as “one of the most respected evangelical scholars at the dawn of the twenty-first century.”

Carson will be the keynote speaker for the two day conference which will be held on Union’s campus April 24-25, 2009. The conference will also include many other scholars and speakers from a variety of fields and vocations.

Registration for the conference will begin in the fall. For more information visit http://www.uu.edu/events/WordWithinTheWord/ or contact Brian Denker at bdenker@uu.edu.