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Archive for the Clarus 11 Category


Feb 3

Clarus ’11 Q&A with G.K. Beale and Carl Trueman, Video Round Up

2012 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 11

This week we published a series of three posts including videos from last year’s Clarus Q&A with speakers, G.K. Beale and Carl Trueman (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). The theme was, “Scripture: God Speaks,” and the questions ranged from how we got the Bible to how we should listen to sermons.

By way of reminder, Clarus ’12 is just around the corner, March 9-11, and will be hosted here at Desert Springs Church. Speakers, D.A. Carson and Fred G. Zaspel will address the theme, “The Cross-Shaped Christian Life.”

To whet your appetite for this year’s conference, enjoy this round up of fifteen 2-10 minute video clips from last year’s Q&A.

  1. What is the relationship between Jesus as the Word and Scripture as the Word?
  2. What is the relationship between the nature of God and the nature of Scripture?
  3. Is Scripture personal or propositional?
  4. Historically, what has the church considered to be the most essential Christian beliefs?
  5. How did the Bible become the Bible?
  6. Are some Bible stories just borrowed myths?
  7. Are there contradictions in the Bible?
  8. Why do we call the Bible inerrant?
  9. Is the Bible clear? If so, then why so many denominations?
  10. Recommended reading on the doctrine of Scripture.
  11. What is the tribulation and are we in it?
  12. Is the preaching of the Word of God the Word of God?
  13. How should we listen to sermons?
  14. Is the idea of a “quiet time” helpful or unhelpful?
  15. Is newer technology helping or hurting the way we think?

You can also read the Clarus ’11 Recap for a summary of last year’s conference including photos and links to conference audio. And visit the Clarus page for more information or to register for this year’s conference.

Feb 2

Clarus ’11 Q&A with Carl Trueman and Greg Beale (Part 3 of 3)

2012 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 11

This is the third installment in a three part blog series with videos from the Q&A with G.K. Beale and Carl Trueman on last year’s conference theme, “Scripture: God Speaks.” What follows are videos 11-15:

Question 11: What is the tribulation and are we in it?

Question 12: Is the preaching of the Word of God the Word of God?

Question 13: How should we listen to sermons?

Question 14: Is the idea of a “quiet time” helpful or unhelpful?

Question 15: Is newer technology helping or hurting the way we think?

Visit the Clarus page for more information or to register for this year’s conference, “The Cross-Shaped Christian Life,” with D.A. Carson and Fred Zaspel, March 9-11.

Feb 1

Clarus ’11 Q&A with Carl Trueman and Greg Beale (Part 2 of 3)

2012 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 11

Yesterday we posted part one of a three part blog series with videos from the Q&A with G.K. Beale and Carl Trueman on last year’s conference theme, “Scripture: God Speaks.” What follows are videos 6-10:

Question 6: Are some Bible stories just borrowed myths?

Question 7: Are there contradictions in the Bible?

Question 8: Why do we call the Bible inerrant?

Question 9: Is the Bible clear? If so why so many denominations?

Visit the Clarus page for more information or to register for this year’s conference, “The Cross-Shaped Christian Life,” with D.A. Carson and Fred Zaspel, March 9-11.

Jan 30

Clarus ’11 Q&A with Carl Trueman and Greg Beale (Part 1 of 3)

2012 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 11

With Clarus ’12 a little over one month away, we’ve decided to whet your appetite for this year’s conference with some clips from last year’s Q&A with speakers G.K. Beale and Carl Trueman. Over the next few weeks we will release three post of five videos each from the Q&A on last year’s conference theme, “Scripture: God Speaks.

Question 1: What is the relationship between Jesus as the Word and Scripture?

Question 2: What is the relationship between the nature of God/Scripture?

Question 3: Is Scripture personal or propositional?

Question 4: Historically, what are the most essential Christian beliefs?

Question 5: How did the Bible become the Bible?

Visit the Clarus page for more information or to register for this year’s conference, “The Cross-Shaped Christian Life,” with D.A. Carson and Fred Zaspel, March 9-11.

May 9

Clarus ’11 Recap – “Scripture: God Speaks”

2011 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 11

Clarus is Latin for clear, bright, or radiant. From April 29-May 1, believers from Albuquerque, NM, and the surrounding Southwest region gathered at Desert Springs Church for Clarus ’11, a Regional Conference of The Gospel Coalition.

This year’s theme, “Scripture: God Speaks,” focused our attention on the subject of the Bible, God’s Word written. Our speakers, G.K. Beale and Carl Trueman, both professors at Westminster Theological Seminary, approached this theme from a variety of angles: what Scripture says about itself, how Christians have understood the nature of Scripture throughout history, the effects of meditating on Scripture, the need to defend Scripture, how the Scriptures persevere us in suffering, how Jesus fulfilled Scripture, why and how Scripture is meant to be preached, and how Scripture shapes Christian marriage.

In addition to a panel discussion led by Ryan Kelly, both men spoke a total of four times. For those who couldn’t join us, video will be available in the weeks to come, and audio is available now:

G.K. Beale

Carl Trueman

We look forward to having D.A. Carson and Fred Zaspel with us for Clarus ’12, March 9-11. Save the date now and visit the Clarus site for more details in the months ahead.

While the heart of Clarus are these sessions, conference attendees interacted with a number of organizations and went home with books gifted from five publishers. We’re thankful for their partnership and commend these Scripture-grounded ministries to you.

Finally, some pictures. The following photos represent something of the rich weekend we shared together:

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May 1

Clarus ’11: Saturday Recap and Photos

2011 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 11

Yesterday we enjoyed four sessions and an afternoon panel discussion for our second day of Clarus ’11. Saturday’s sessions on the theme of Scripture were varied. Dr. Trueman worked from church history to show us the demonstrated authority and clarity of Scripture. Dr. Beale clarified the importance of defending the gospel against the ever-present threat of false teaching and showed us the centrality of Scripture in marriage from Genesis 2 where God spoke to the first human couple with words. Audio for Clarus ’11 will be available in the coming week at the messages portion of this site.

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Apr 30

Clarus ’11: Friday Recap and Photos

2011 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Clarus 11

We’re thankful for what is turning out to be a great conference. Dr. Beale began our conference by preaching from Psalm 1, which shows us that “true happiness and success come by not living our lives in the counsel of the world but in the counsel of God and Christ in the Word.” Dr. Trueman followed up by preaching on the subject of preaching. Speaking of preaching and relevance, Dr. Trueman challenged both preachers and listeners to rest their confidence in the power of the Word: “I’ll tell you what is relevant: Preparing people to die.”

Here are some photos from our first day together:

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