JACKSON, Tenn. – March 5, 2009– New Testament scholar D.A. Carson will be the featured speaker at the Word Within the Word conference April 24-25 at Union University.
The conference, sponsored by Union’s R.C. Ryan Center for Biblical Studies, will address the topic of how the New Testament uses the Old Testament.
“The conference will focus on interpreting and applying the Bible well,” said Ray Van Neste, director of the Ryan Center and associate professor of Christian studies. “It is ideal for training pastors, Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders and anyone who wants to learn more from the Bible.”
Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill., and the author or editor of more than 50 books, including such titles as “The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism,” “How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil,” “A Call to Spiritual Reformation” and “Christ and Culture Revisited.”
“It is a privilege for us to have Dr. Carson speaking at this event,” Van Neste said. “He is one of the most prominent evangelical Bible scholars of our day and in great demand as a speaker. Dr. Carson combines a deep knowledge of the Scriptures with a wonderful ability to communicate these truths in an understandable and engaging way.”
In addition to keynote addresses from Carson, the conference will feature breakout sessions led by Ray Clendenen of B&H Publishing Group, Greg Spears of Mid-South Baptist Association and members of Union’s Christian studies faculty.
David and Sally Michael, of Children Desiring God in Minneapolis, Minn., will also lead three separate breakout sessions on teaching the Bible to children.
Cost for the conference is $60, or $50 for groups of 10 or more or those who register before March 23. Registration deadline is April 6. Registration fee includes the entire conference, two meals and a continental breakfast.
To register, or for more information, visit www.uu.edu/events/WordWithinTheWord or call (731) 661-5579.