Month: August 2013

BACI Annual Conference, ‘The Spirit of Biblical Interpretation’, to take place at Church of Ireland Theological Institute on 7th September 2013

Reading the Bible has always been at the heart of Christian identity. It has shaped both our doctrine and how we live as Christians. How do we make sense of the Bible today and how does it become for us both the ‘living bread’ and the ‘sword of the Spirit’? Our two speakers bring a wealth of wisdom and experience to the area of biblical interpretation and are committed to equipping clergy and laity to be faithful readers and interpreters of Scripture.

The day begins at 9.30 with registration and coffee and will conclude by 4p.m.  The cost is €20 and this will include coffee and lunch.  Whilst the conference is a Church of Ireland initiative, it is open to Christians of all traditions. The keynote speakers are Rev. Dr Ian Paul and Dr Andrew Rogers.

Revd Dr Ian Paul is Director of Communication at St John’s College Nottingham.  He also teaches New Testament and hermeneutics. He has published both popular and academic works on the Bible and its interpretation. He is also a regular speaker at New Wine and other national and regional conferences.

Dr Andrew Rogers is Senior Lecturer in Practical Theology and Programme Convener for Ministerial theology at Roehampton University. He is also the author of the h+ Course, a 10 week course on the art and science of biblical interpretation. 

Please contact Rev. William Olhausen ( or Dr David Hutchinson Edgar ( for further details and/or to book a place. Payment on the day by cash or cheque.