It's Not Too Late to Register for BibleTech:2011!

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Jayson Bradley | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Mar 1 2011 8:57 AM

It's Not Too Late to Register for BibleTech:2011!

Have you attended a BibleTech conference yet? Tell us about it!

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Dale Frye | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 9:05 AM

As I read the list of presenters, I must admit to being pretty alarmed to see the inclusion of Rob Jex of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. While I understand that this is a conference about Technology and the Bible and not one of Theology, I am troubled, as this inclusion would seem to legitimize a belief system that by their own prophets words, sees the Bible as an inferior document to the Book of Mormon, Doctrines and Covenants or ANY written teachings of LDS prophets for that matter. They deny that the Bible is the inerrant word of God and believe that it has been corrupted by man.

The icons to the right of Rob's photo on your speaker page links to their Illustrations of the New Testament. The very first one, details the plan of the "heavenly father's" desire for each of us to become "like him" as well as indicating Jesus as just another one of his "spirit children." The last illustration is entitled "After the New Testament were it details how God removed Jesus' church from the earth until it was given back to Joseph Smith.

Again, I understand that this is a "Technology and Bible" conference. But I believe this sets a very dangerous precedent. I believe Logos does an excellent job of creating a product that allows it's users access to tools to help us rightly divide the Word of God. Therefore, I believe it is inappropriate to align with a body of people who treat the Word of God capriciously.

Thank you for listening.

Dale

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 10:18 AM

Well, personally, they could have saved themselves a lot of time by just having Andi Wu discuss his project on searching across languages. WOW. Now THAT is going to be interesting.  (Just joking about skipping the other presenters).


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spitzerpl | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 10:21 AM

I would absolutely love to attend something like BibleTech. No way it would work for me though, unfortunately. I would probably be lost with 3/4 of what is said, but I would so love being lost in it :-)

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 3 2011 2:41 PM

Dale Frye:

the inclusion of Rob Jex of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. 

Go watch his NT videos [you might want to skip the introduction one] then ask yourself if the producer of those videos should get an invite to share at something called Bible Tech.    [try Goggle on his name and church]        [poster is not connected with that church but finds the techniques used interesting]

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Chris D. Mallea | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 5 2011 6:59 AM

According to my reckoning they might just as well invite Muslims, Buddists, and all the other false religions and cults.  You legitimize one, you legitimize all.  I know I won't be going.

 

 

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 5 2011 9:48 AM

Chris D. Mallea:
According to my reckoning they might just as well invite Muslims, Buddists, and all the other false religions and cults.  You legitimize one, you legitimize all.

I fully appreciate the concerns expressed in this thread over this issue. When I was a child my father refused to patronize any establishment that sold alcohol. I knew friends who would not do business on the Lord's day. The closest convenience store to my home sells pornography. I refuse to buy gasoline there on principle.

That said, I would like to offer a another perspective for consideration.

The purpose of BibleTech  is to investigate the application of technology to improve Bible study. It is a convention intended for tech-minded people who are primarily Service Providers. It is assumed everyone interested is already a Preacher, Teacher, Professor, Administrator, Programmer, Developer, SysAdmin, or someone in a position of decision-maker. In other words, the attendees are not interested in the doctrinal bent of any of the speakers so much as the expertise that can be gleaned from them and applied to the attendees's own professional goals. There will be few attendees that are "vulnerable to" or "impressionable by" any incorrect theology and doctrine of others.

When you go to worship this weekend look around the parking lot. How many General Motors vehicles are there? Do the worshipers know GM gives benefits to "domestic partners" of  employees? How many of those worshipers use AT&T phones? How many Logos users have Apple Macs? (All these companies provide medical benefits for same sex partners. I imagine Microsoft does too)  It does not mean Logos users support homosexuality. The light bulbs you use in your home are probably produced by Buddhist, Muslim, or atheists somewhere in Asia. Your cashier at Walmart is possibly unsaved. (You could try witnessing to them today.  Angel)

A co-worker of mine was a Mormon Elder. He tried desperately to get me to convert. He reasoned I was already 90% in tune with his church. I already had about 7 kids then. I schooled them at home. My stay-at-home wife and daughters wore dresses, long hair, and were quiet & modest. We had home-baked bread every day, made from freshly milled grains  We had even rid our home of TV and had "family nights."  I did not have a problem holding the same family-values my Mormon co-worker did. I just did not believe his theology. We should not refuse to learn good things from others just because we don't agree with all they believe. It would do us well to mimic the evangelistic efforts of the youth on bicycles, going out two-by-two with what they perceive is the Gospel.

Chris D. Mallea:
I know I won't be going.

Me neither. Not because I agree or disagree with the theology of the speakers but because I am not a Service Provider. My attendance doesn't legitimize much of anything.Big Smile

 

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disclosure: I was raised Independent Christian Church. I worship in an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist church. I can ride the bus with Catholics, Lutherans, Pentecostals, Presbyterians, Calvinists, Free-Will Baptists, COGIC, Mennonites,  Buddhists, SDA, Unitarians, Shinto, Christadelphians, Jehovah's Witnesses, SGI,  Mormons, Zoroastrians, Bahá'í, Democrats, Republicans, Populists, Communists, Socialists, Atheists, immigrants, and every race and ethnic group imaginable. Just no Texas Longhorns fans! 


 

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 6 2011 9:19 AM

Matthew C Jones:

to investigate the application of technology to improve Bible study

Amen

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William | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 6 2011 11:25 PM

Matthew C Jones:
  Are you a sooner?   Let's just say I don't know......My mom is a sooner my dad is a cowboy, I attended Stillwater when Murrow building came down and we went to final 4......but I still root for OU.....Wink

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Matthew C Jones | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 7 2011 12:02 PM

William Bingham:
Are you a sooner?   Let's just say I don't know......My mom is a sooner my dad is a cowboy,

Let's just say The OSU fans in the family tend to be the over 50 crowd. The young-uns keep getting their college degrees from OU (along with that attitude.)

                                                                                               

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