This July 22-24, 2015, you are not going to want to miss the Applied Biblical Studies Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville! It promises to be one of the most incredible conferences they’ve hosted, with a stellar line up of speakers. The conference theme this year is, “The Joy of the Gospel: Paul’s Letter
to the Philippians.” The event will kick off Weds. evening, the 22nd, with Scott Hahn overview of Philippians. His is just one of the many exciting talks that we’ll get to hear throughout the conference. We’ll hear about: Philippians 1 from Michael Barber; Philippians 2 as well as a second talk on the Eucharist from Brant Pitre; Philippians 3 as well as a second talk on Pope Francis from Edward Sri; Philippians 4 from John Bergsma; the joy of the Lord as our strength from Kimberly Hahn; recent scholarly discussions on Paul from Fr. Pablo Gadenz; a talk on Mary in the Old
Testament as well as a second talk on the mystery of Israel and the Church from Lawrence Feingold; Paul’s use of Isaiah from Curtis Mitch; the notion of redemptive suffering from Matt Leonard; Paul as a priest from Taylor Marshall; and then last and least I will be giving two talks, one on the historical reliability of the Old Testament and another on the historical reliability of the New Testament.
I know most of these speakers very well, and can tell you that they are amazing! If you chose to attend, be prepared for a thrilling
conference, jam-packed with loads of exciting and practical information on Scripture and the Catholic faith. I’ve spoken at this conference for seven summers in the past, and I always come away learning a ton from my fellow speakers. There are literally hundreds of Catholics yearning to learn more about Scripture and the Catholic faith, coming together for one of the most incredible conferences I’ve ever attended. I know I’m looking forward to it. It will be, as it always is, one of the highlights of my summer. I hope to see you there as well.