On October 23rd and 24th (Friday-Saturday) I'll be visiting Praise Chapel Paramount/Paramount Bible Institute (Paramount, CA) for their "Theology Matters" Conference to talk about reading the Bible, faithfully and critically. While I'm still ironing out the precise details of my talk (Friday evening) the central focus will have to do with our mindset as readers of the Bible and our posture toward the text. I will try to present a way (or, ways) for modern people to be honest about the contents of our Bible—both the enticing and disconcerting elements—while continuing to recognize it as a central, authoritative sacrament for the Church. On Saturday I'll join several of the leaders from the Praise Chapel Fellowship for a panel discussion. It should be a good time!