Lisburn Day Conference, 16 March 2024
Join us on Saturday 16 March 2024, for a day of teaching from Tyndale House researchers to investigate the world of the Bible.
We’ll be teasing out some threads that run through the Bible, digging into the cultural context of the Old Testament, and discovering the genius of Jesus.
The day is open to anyone interested in finding out more about the Bible.
Book before 29 February 2024 to benefit from our early bird prices:
Standard ticket: £15
Student ticket: £7.50
Book after 29 February 2024:
Standard ticket: £20
Student ticket: £10
Location: Maze Presbyterian Church, Lisburn, BT27 5RR
Tickets are limited, book now on Eventbrite.
Schedule for the day
0930 Registration and coffee
1000 Welcome and introduction
1015 Session 1 – Tony Watkins | Following the threads of Scripture's story
The Bible was written by dozens of people over a period of around 1500 years, yet it has remarkable unity and a cohesive message. In this session, Tony Watkins, Fellow for Public Engagement at Tyndale House, will trace some of the many themes that are woven throughout Scripture, as we discover a new appreciation for its depth, richness, and capacity to still speak to us today.
1115 Coffee break
1145 Session 2 – Caleb Howard | Unearthing biblical history: The Amorites and the Assyrians
In the Old Testament story, the Amorites and Assyrians play an important part in God’s purposes for Israel: God uses them to test and discipline his people and both are objects of his judgement. But what more can we know about them? Join Caleb Howard, lead researcher on the Tyndale House Old Testament Project, as he fills out some of the historical portrait of Amorites and Assyrians from evidence inside and outside of the Bible and their impact on the world of the Old Testament.
1300 Lunch break – lunch will be provided
1400 Interview: What have biblical scholars ever done for us?
1430 Session 3 – Peter J. Williams | The surprising genius of Jesus
Peter J. Williams, author of Can We Trust the Gospels? (Crossway, 2018), will share insights from his latest book, The Surprising Genius of Jesus (Crossway, 2023). He will be focusing particularly on the parable of the prodigal son as an example of how much detail and creativity Jesus packs into one simple story.
1530 Panel Q&A
Lunch will be provided. Please let us know in your registration if you have any dietary restrictions.
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The event venue offers parking.