IBI is now offering short courses around the country to make study at IBI more accessible as we seek to serve the church in Ireland effectively.
Upcoming Short Courses
The Story of the Bible
Monday evenings May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.
Time: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Venue: The Riasc Centre, Swords
Cost: €10.00 per class or €35.00 if you enrol for all 4 classes together. You can also choose to do an assignment at the end for an additional fee of €15.00 which you can put towards gaining an IBI Foundation award.
One of the most remarkable things about the Bible is that, while it is made up of 66 books written by numerous authors in different language over centuries, it nevertheless takes the form of one great overarching narrative or story. If the main plot-line is the redemptive work of God for all creation, within it are many other sub-plots. The focus of biblical theology is to identify, understand and reflect on the significance of that ‘big story’ and how the sub-plots fit within it.
Over the 4 weeks we will look at;
- The ‘big story’ of the Bible
- The story of the Eikon (mankind made in the image of God]
- The story of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
- The story of the Spirit of God
Teacher: Patrick Mitchel
Summer Institute 2017
Prof. Ben Witherington III
We are absolutely delighted to welcome Professor Ben Witherington of Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky as the speaker at our 2017 Summer Institute. Professor Witherington is one of the top New Testament evangelical scholars in the world. He has written over 50 books, including commentaries on every NT book, books on Jesus, Paul, the gospels, the NT world, biblical ethics, Christology, biblical archaeology, baptism, the Lord’s Supper and a series on day to day theology (themes of work, worship, money and rest / study / eating / sex). He has also written a very moving book reflecting as a Christian on the sudden death of his daughter Christy. As well as many other book chapters and articles, Prof Witherington is an internationally known speaker who has a passion for connecting the Bible to the life and mission of the church.
Dates: Thursday evening lecture June 1st at Trinity College Dublin
Friday Institute day June 2nd at IBI, 22-24 Foley Street.
More details to follow shortly