Tim Gray is president of the Augustine Institute and is a well-known Catholic speaker and author. Under Dr. Gray’s leadership, the Augustine Institute has established the largest Catholic graduate school of theology in the country and has created best-selling programs including Symbolon, a comprehensive program of faith formation for adults; The Search, a celebrated evangelization series; and Signs of Grace, a sacramental preparation program for children. Also under his leadership, the digital platform FORMED was created, which offers a vast array of Catholic films, eBooks, and audio talks.
Dr. Gray has a PhD in Biblical Studies from Catholic University of America. He is the author of several books, including Peter: Keys to Following Jesus (Ignatius Press; Augustine Institute, 2016) and Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina (Ascension Press, 2009). Tim and his wife, Kris, and son, Joseph, live in Littleton, Colorado.
Brant Pitre is Distinguished Research Professor of Scripture at the Augustine Institute Graduate School of Theology. He earned his PhD in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity from the University of Notre Dame, and an MTS in Biblical Studies and Theology from Vanderbilt University.
He is the author of several popular books, including Jesus, the Tribulation, and the End of the Exile (Baker Academic, 2005); Jesus and the Last Supper (Eerdmans, 2015); Paul, A New Covenant Jew: Rethinking Pauline Theology, co-authored with Michael Barber and John Kincaid (Eerdmans, 2019); and The Case for Jesus (Image Books, 2016).
He has also produced dozens of Bible studies on CD, DVD, and MP3, in which he explores the biblical foundations of Catholic Faith and theology. He currently lives in Louisiana with his wife, Elizabeth, and their five children.
Dr. Mary Healy is professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit and an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing, and the spiritual life. She is a general editor of the Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture and author of two of its volumes, The Gospel of Mark and Hebrews. Her other books include Men and Women Are from Eden: A Study Guide to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and Healing: Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World. Dr. Healy is chair of the Theological Commission of CHARIS (Charismatic Renewal International Service) in Rome. She serves on the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity as a member of the Pentecostal-Catholic International Dialogue. In 2014 Pope Francis appointed her as one of the first three women ever to serve on the Pontifical Biblical Commission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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)