Old Tes­ta­ment for a newer au­di­ence

Bi­ble con­fer­ence to ap­ply old takes on mod­ern is­sues

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS - Jack Lawrie jack.lawrie@cnbtimes.com.au

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.”

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