Old Testament for a newer audience
Bible conference to apply old takes on modern issues
A BIBLE conference run by North Burnett Grace Church will be held over the next two weekends, based on the Book of Isaiah.
It will be conducted by Dr Terry Clarke, principal of Sunshine Coast Theological College and a specialist in Old Testament studies.
Both weekends will start with a lecture on Friday, 7-9pm, at the Monto Community Hall function room.
This will be followed on Saturday with lectures from 9.30am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, and finish on Sunday with a 10am church service at Mulgildie Hall.
The theme for the evening is ‘Understanding Isaiah: Can I trust God even when my world is falling apart?’, and centres on the idea of bridging the gap between the troubles of the modern world and the world described in the book of Isaiah.
Grace Church co-ordinator John Knight said he expected it to touch on a lot of subjects, both personal and big picture.
“There seems to be a bit of continuity between what happens in Isaiah and what happens now, regarding oppression,” Mr Knight said.
“People talk about how corrupt and bad this world is at the moment, but it’s been like that since before Christ.
“There’s nothing new to what happens now than to what happened thousands of years ago, and those lessons can give people perspective on what happens now.”