Reformation 500: Sola Scriptura weekend with Dr Pete Williams
As part of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Highfields Church Cardiff has arranged a weekend with Dr Pete Williams, Warden of Tyndale House Cambridge, centred on the Reformation principle of Sola Scriptura or ‘Scripture Alone’. Saturday evening and a series of Sunday services and sessions – check out the details below.
Saturday, 14 October
- 2 x 45min sessions
- Moral objections to the Bible
- Four major objections are often made against the Bible, especially the Old Testament: it supports genocide (destruction of the Canaanites), condones slavery, is thoroughly sexist, and is homophobic. These sessions will tackle the toughest questions head on and show how the Bible can be our moral guide today
Sunday, 15 October
- Services 1 OR 2
- Church Morning Services: 9.30am repeated at 11.15 (choose one)
- 1 repeated 35min exposition as part of the Church Service
- Samson: A Guy to Imitate?
- Samson looks just the opposite of a good model of behaviour. So why is he featured as a hero in the Book of Judges or held up as an example of faith in the Book of Hebrews? This sermon will show not only the value of these stories to us today, but also how we can handle many other difficult Old Testament characters.
- Session 3
- Student Lunch with any questions
- Session 4
- Interested in theology/apologetics/academics?
- Afternoon tea for interested parties
- Session 5
- Facethebook: Can we trust the Bible?
- 35min talk followed by Q&A
- A key thing everyone does today is trust. You can’t survive without trusting. This session looks at practical and easily accessible evidence that it’s just as rational to trust the Bible as trust many other things in life which people don’t question.
Peter J. Williams (PhD Cambridge) is Principal of Tyndale House, Cambridge, an institution committed to promoting trust in the Scriptures. Formerly Senior Lecturer in New Testament in the University of Aberdeen, he’s also a member of the English Standard Version committee and Chair of the International Greek New Testament Project. Blissfully married for 21 years to Kathryn, they have a daughter, Magdalena, and a son, Leo. The family is regularly involved in United Beach Missions in France and Belgium.
Book your free ‘ticket’ below, so Highfields are aware of how many visitors to expect at the various sessions.