Educational Event

“Pre-Conference Educational Event”
Presented by Dr. Daniel Ulrich
Wieand Professor of New Testament Studies at Bethany Theological Seminary
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The Ministers Continuing Education Event is open to all church leaders
November 8, 2019
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Friday 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
At Franciscan Renewal Center in Scottsdale, Arizona

Dan Ulrich
“Appreciating Intercultural Biblical Interpretation”
…….As Dr. Dan Ulrich, Wieand Professor of New Testament Studies at Bethany Theological Seminary, will lead participants in an experience of intercultural biblical interpretation. Discussions will focus on John 15:1-17, plus other related passages from the Gospel of John. The conference theme comes from John 15:5, “Apart from me you can do nothing.” The workshop will include two-way translation in English and Spanish so that pastors and other leaders can fully participate without a language barrier.
…….Intercultural biblical interpretation seeks to deepen understandings of scripture through intentional conversation between people who view the text from different cultural standpoints. To use an illustration by Justo González in Santa Biblia: The Bible through Hispanic Eyes (Abingdon, 1996), when people view the same valley from different ridges, they tend to see different things. They can get a more complete picture of the valley by sharing with one another what they see. Similarly, understandings of scripture often deepen when people with different experiences help one another see it through their eyes. Attention to the cultural backgrounds of the authors and earliest audiences of biblical texts is also an important aspect of intercultural interpretation. The workshop will offer .6 CEU in Biblical Interpretation.
…….Dan is the lead faculty member in the Certificate in Intercultural Biblical Interpretation program at the Seminary. He has co-taught a study of 1 Corinthians with Dr. Pandang Yamsat, a professor emeritus at the Theological College of Northern Nigeria. A video connection facilitated intercultural conversation between participants meeting in Jos, Nigeria, and in Richmond, Indiana. In another recent course titled Santa Biblia: The Gospel of Mark in Puerto Rico, Dan led face-to-face discussions between North American seminary students and Church of the Brethren leaders in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Dan is fluent in Spanish, and this fall will teach Evangelio de Mateo for students in the SeBAH program.
…….Registration cost for the event is $25 and includes lunch at Franciscan Renewal Center. Registration for this will occur as part of registering for the conference. If you need childcare for this event (provided for those up through grade 2), you must indicate that in the registration process so that we make plans to provide for this need. Registration for the event and childcare closes on October 15.

Friday, November 8, 2019
8:30.am Check-In
9:00 – 12:00 Session 1 –
12:00.pm
Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 Session 2 –
4:30 – 5:00 Closing worship
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