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Events

The Old Testament is Dying: A Diagnosis & Recommended Treatment

Oct. 21, 2017 - Oct. 22, 2017

Time: 8:30 am 10/21 & 9:40 am, 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm 10/22/17
Phone: 865-521-0266
Email: risbell@churchstreetumc.org
Location: Church St. UMC
Price: Free!

Church Street UMC will be hosting the Rev. Dr. Brent Strawn, Professor of Old Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University for a series of 5 lectures on October 21-22.  His overall theme of the 5 lectures is “The Old Testament is Dying:  A Diagnosis & Recommended Treatment.”  Dr. Strawn is an ordained Elder in the North Georgia Annual Conference and also serves as the Director of the Doctor of Ministry program for Candler.  He has authored and edited numerous books and articles including The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness:  What the Old &New Testaments Teach Us About the Good Life,The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law and The Old Testament is Dying: A Diagnosis andRecommended Treatment.  He was also a member of the editorial board and translation team of The Common English Bible.  Dr. Strawn preaches and teaches across the country and has appeared on CNN numerous times on topics ranging from the Bible and politics, religious holidays, and gun violence. 
0.1 CEU per session or 0.6 CEUs for full series.

Schedule:

Saturday, Oct. 21
8:30 am               Gathering, refreshments
9:00                     Lecture 1:  The Old Testament is Dying
10:15                     Break
10:30                    Lecture 2: Initial Testing and Researching the Sickness

 Sunday, Oct. 22

9:40 am               Lecture 3:  Signs of Morbidity
4:00 pm               Lecture 4:  Pathways to Treatment
5:15                       Supper Break at the church
6:00                      Lecture 5:  How to Save the Old Testament form Extinction