Return
to the Lord

Saturday, March 5
A BIBLE CONFERENCE
FOR YOUR LENTEN PILGRIMAGE

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Saturday, March 5

This Lent, return home to the Father’s house. Register today and join us on March 5, the first Saturday of Lent, for this free virtual event hosted by Dr. Tim Gray and featuring trusted scholars from the Augustine Institute. These talks will help you delve into the riches of the Scriptures and more fruitfully embark upon your Lenten journey.

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Speakers

Dr. Brant Pitre
Distinguished Research Professor of Scripture

Dr. Brant Pitre is Distinguished Research Professor of Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. He earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he specialized the study of the New Testament and ancient Judaism. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, The Case for Jesus, and Introduction to the Spiritual Life.

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Dr. Tim Gray
President, Augustine Institute

Tim Gray is President of the Augustine Institute and a well known Catholic speaker and author. He received an M.A. from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Th.M. from Duke University, and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Catholic University of America. He is the author of several books including Peter: Keys to Following Jesus and Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina.

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Dr. Gwen Adams
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

Dr. Adams is a teacher and writer, working in the intersection of faith and culture, with emphasis on parish life, education, and theater. She has served in a number of apostolic and academic endeavors, including positions as diocesan marriage tribunal advocate, youth minister, mentor of Catholic undergraduate households, and teacher on the high-school, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

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Dr. Michael Barber
PROFESSOR OF SCRIPTURE AND THEOLOGY

Michael Barber is Professor of Scripture and Theology at the Augustine Institute. His most recent academic publication is Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology, co-written with Brant Pitre and John Kincaid. In addition to his teaching, academic research, and publishing, he also gives popular-level presentations at Catholic conferences and parish events around the United States.

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Dr. Michael Braber

PROFESSOR OF SCRIPTURE & THEOLOGY AUGUSTINE INSTITUTE GRADUATE SCHOOL
Michael Barber is Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. His most recent academic publication is Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019), co-written with Brant Pitre and John Kincaid. In addition to his teaching, academic research and publishing, he also gives popular-level presentations at Catholic conferences and parish events around the United States.

Dr. Michael Braber

PROFESSOR OF SCRIPTURE & THEOLOGY AUGUSTINE INSTITUTE GRADUATE SCHOOL
Michael Barber is Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. His most recent academic publication is Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019), co-written with Brant Pitre and John Kincaid. In addition to his teaching, academic research and publishing, he also gives popular-level presentations at Catholic conferences and parish events around the United States.

Dr. Michael Braber

PROFESSOR OF SCRIPTURE & THEOLOGY AUGUSTINE INSTITUTE GRADUATE SCHOOL
Michael Barber is Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. His most recent academic publication is Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019), co-written with Brant Pitre and John Kincaid. In addition to his teaching, academic research and publishing, he also gives popular-level presentations at Catholic conferences and parish events around the United States.

Dr. Michael Braber

PROFESSOR OF SCRIPTURE & THEOLOGY AUGUSTINE INSTITUTE GRADUATE SCHOOL
Michael Barber is Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. His most recent academic publication is Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019), co-written with Brant Pitre and John Kincaid. In addition to his teaching, academic research and publishing, he also gives popular-level presentations at Catholic conferences and parish events around the United States.

Schedule

This livestream event will begin at 7:00 A.M. (PST) / 10:00 A.M. (EST) on Saturday, March 5, 2022.
A weblink to view the following program online will be sent to all registrants via email:
Dr. Tim Gray
Welcome
5 MINS
Dr. Michael Barber
Lent and New Life in Christ:
The Gift of Grace and Almsgiving
30 MINS
Dr. Gwen Adams
The Corpus Christi Plays:
The Drama of Salvation
in the Streets of the City
30 MINS
Break
10 MINS
Dr. Tim Gray
The Spirituality of Lent
30 MINS
Dr. Brant Pitre
The Three Temptations
30 MINS
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Panel Discussion
Questions & Answers
25 MINS
Dr. Tim Gray
Closing Remarks
5 MINS

Welcome
Dr. Tim Gray

Lent and New Life in Christ
Dr. Michael Barber

The Corpus Christi Plays
Dr. Gwen Adams

11:05 A.M. (EST)

Break

The Spirituality of Lent
Dr. Tim Gray

The Three Temptations
Dr. Brant Pitre

Panel Discussion
Dr. Tim Gray

Closing Remarks
Dr. Tim Gray

Featured Bible: ESV®
Catholic Edition

Approved by the Vatican, this easy-to-read Catholic Edition of the English Standard Version® is the most precise and up-to-date translation available. The ESV-CE will be referenced throughout the Bible Conference.

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Frequently Asked Questions

I might have to miss a portion of the conference; will recordings of the talks be available for replay afterwards?

Yes. All five of the talks as well as the panel Q&A discussion will be posted a number of days after the conference to FORMED, where you can view any missed content or rewatch your favorite speakers.

I have never studied theology or the Bible. Will I be able to understand the speakers or will the talks be over my head?

While all of our speakers are accomplished in their respective fields and teach at the graduate level, the aim of these conferences is to make the riches of the Holy Scriptures and the Catholic faith available to anyone who is interested in delving deep and learning more. Consider the testimony of two previous Augustine Institute Bible Conference attendees, who remarked:

“I appreciate how three biblical scholars speak on a level that is understandable for the lay-person without a Ph.D.”

“The lecture was at a perfect level for me to understand. I just loved getting to read the Scripture and then listen as it was unpacked.”

Will the Augustine Institute be hosting other Bible Conferences in the future?

Absolutely. This is now the fourth online Bible Conference we have been able to offer for free to attendees around the globe, thanks to the continued generosity of our Mission Circle. We plan to continue bringing you more great conferences like these in the months and years ahead.

Stay tuned this summer for information about our next free Bible conference.

I can’t keep all these different translations of the Bible straight. Can you please explain the difference?

While there are a host of English translations of the Bible, the English Standard Version® Catholic Edition (ESV-CE) is the primary biblical text that will be used by our conference speakers. This esteemed translation is noteworthy both for its fidelity to the meaning of the original Hebrew and Greek as well as the beauty of its language. Learn more about the ESV-CE at CatholicBible.org.

Following are other translations that our speakers have referenced in the past:

New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)
Revised Standard Version, Second Catholic Edition (RSV-2CE)
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

I really enjoy the AI Bible Conference talks and I’m looking to dig deeper into my understanding of the Scriptures. What should I do next?

The Augustine Institute is committed to helping Catholics at any stage of their walk with Christ to better understand, live, and share their faith. For those who want to take a deep dive into the riches of Sacred Scripture, consider the Augustine Institute Short Courses.

These 3–4 hour courses give you the opportunity to learn from Augustine Institute Graduate School faculty at your own pace and on your own time. Continue having the Scriptures opened for you by some of our conference speakers. Enroll today and begin with Dr. Tim Gray’s course Jesus and the Gospels or Dr. Michael Barber’s course entitled The Letters of St. Paul.