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Recordings of the Laurence Turner study weekend are now available.

March 11, 2016
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
March 12, 2016
10:00 amto11:00 am
11:15 amto12:30 pm
4:00 pmto5:30 pm
6:30 pmto8:00 pm

turner-laurenceThe first of the 2016 study weekends.

Our speaker is Dr Laurence Turner, retired Principal Lecturer in Old Testament at Newbold College.

 

Synopsis

Genesis 1-11 provides an introduction to the whole of Scripture.  It has always been considered foundational for everything that follows.  Unfortunately, in recent years it has also become controversial.  Most of these controversies rage over matters of science and history.  However, the primary purpose of these chapters in Genesis is spiritual.  So, we will spend time assessing the spiritual value of Genesis 1-11 by reading the text closely and asking what significance its words would have for its original readers.  The aim will be to show how unexpectedly radical the narratives actually are and their relevance for us in the 21st century.  Once we appreciate those matters we might have a different response to the usual scientific and historical questions.

Audio recordings

plus PowerPoint presentations.

November 13, 2015
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
November 14, 2015
10:00 amto12:30 pm
5:00 pmto10:00 pm
November 15, 2015
8:30 amto10:00 am
10:00 amto11:30 am

It is with great pleasure that we welcome back our former pastor, Llew Edwards (and Karin!), to our church.  He will be leading out in a weekend of study and practical Christian advice.  All events are happening at the Church unless otherwise indicated.

Friday
Saturday
  • 10am ‘Mind the Gap’ (MP3 recording – FYI the video referred to by Llew is a Skoda advert with the tag line “It’s a Skoda – Honest“).
  • 11:15am ‘The Call of Matthew’ – Matthew 9:9-13 (MP3 recording and PowerPoint slides)
  • 5pm until late, informal gathering with supper, discussion and a devotional

Sunday

  • 8:30. A proper full-on Sunday breakfast!  Many many thanks to Gail and Grant and the kitchen helpers.
  • 10-11:30am. Workshop. With MP3 recording plus PowerPoint. More stories about Ritz Carlton and their ethos can be found on their website along with the ‘Gold Standards’. The videos featured by Llew were
  • Afternoon.  As Llew now lives in the grim South East of the UK we feel it’s only fair that we try to drag him up a local hill.  So there will be a hill walk for the adventurous.

On May 31st Dr Daniel Duda, the TED Education Director, gave a series of presentations at Crieff Church entitled ‘Ordination of Women ~ Keeping The Church United’.

You can listen to the presentations and discussions by following the links below:

TEDOrdinationBookThe TED book on ordination: “Ministry, Mission and Ordination” by Tom de Bruin is available from Stanborough Press (and should be available soon from Amazon on Kindle).  Tom’s book is an abbreviated and popularized version of the full TED Study Report.

An oversight on our part – we forgot to upload the PowerPoint slides from Dr Jean-Claude Verrecchia’s presentations at the 2015 Study Weekend…

They are now available from the Study Weekend page

A reminder that the MP3 recordings from the 2015 Study Weekend are now available.

April 24, 2015
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
April 25, 2015
10:00 amto11:00 am
11:15 amto12:30 pm
2:30 pmto4:00 pm
6:00 pmto9:00 pm
April 26, 2015
10:00 amto11:30 am

verrecchia2The Crieff 2015 Study Weekend was presented by Dr Jean-Claude Verrecchia.


Dr Verrecchia is Principal Lecturer in New Testament at Newbold College where he specialises in the Gospels, Hebrews and Biblical Hermeneutics.

His subject was

“Reading and Interpreting Scripture”

and more specifically

“Adventists: Between a mere reading and the risk of interpretation”

The schedule ran as follows:

  • Friday
    • 6pm, soup and bread at the church
    • 7-8:30pm, ‘The Reliable Bible, but God is not the Author’.
      Manuscripts, variants, authorship, the ‘myth’ of the original text, translations.

  • Sabbath (Saturday)
    • 10am: ‘The End of the Gutenberg Galaxy’. The Bible as an oral piece of literature.
    • 11:15am: ‘Do You Understand What You Are Reading?’
    • 2:30pm: ‘Reading Behind the Text’. The author-centred approach of the Bible (with examples).
    • 6pm: General discussion!  Informal gathering at Steve and Muriel’s house
    • PowerPoint slides for various Sabbath presentations
  • Sunday

 

Reading List

Jean-Claude recommends the following titles:

Radio 4 Recording from Croydon SDA Church

As some of you will know the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Sunday Worship’ came from the Croydon SDA Church on 11th January.

You can listen to a recording of that programme here.

March 28, 2014
7:00 pmto8:30 pm
March 29, 2014
10:00 amto12:30 pm
2:30 pmto5:00 pm
March 30, 2014
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Jan BarnaOur annual study weekend for 2014 was taken by Dr Jan Barna.


Dr Barna comes to us from Newbold College where he is a Senior Lecturer in Systematic and Biblical Theology. His topic was:

“Is the Bible a Sure Word of God?  Origins, Canon and Biblical Narrative”.

The timetable for the weekend is given below, with links to audio recordings and copies of Jan’s slide presentations.

Jan Barna is a senior lecturer in systematic and biblical theology in the Department of Theological Studies at Newbold College in the United Kingdom. Jan comes originally from Slovak Republic (former Czechoslovakia) where he worked as a church pastor for several years.

He completed his undergraduate studies in theology in Prague, Czech Republic, received his Master’s degree from Andrews University in Christian leadership and completed a doctorate in 2009 under the supervision of the renowned NT scholar David Wenham at Trinity College Bristol, UK.

In 2013, Jan published his doctorate under the title Ordination of Women in Seventh-day Adventist Theology: A Study in Biblical Interpretations. His book offers the most comprehensive guide to the hotly debated subject available today, addressing not just the theological and biblical aspects, but also the central hermeneutical issues.

Jan is also an ordained minister and an active elder in his local church. He frequently participates as speaker at various events in Europe. Jan is married to Ivana, who works as a medical doctor.

This is Jan’s second visit to Crieff.  He presented our 2007 Study Weekend where his subject was “The History of Adventist Beliefs: A Continuous Search for Identity“.  We welcome him back!

MP3 recordings of Derek Morris

Recordings of Derek Morris’ presentations at the Scottish Mission Camp Meeting are now available.

(We apologise for the sound quality of some of the recordings!)

October 25, 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm
October 26, 2013
9:30 amto5:00 pm
October 27, 2013
10:00 amto12:30 pm

The Crieff SDA Church will be closed today. All are invited to the Scottish Mission Camp Meeting programme.

Scottish Mission Camp Meeting 2013

25 – 27 October 2013

with Pastor Derek Morris

Derek Morris servehttp://www.floridaconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/DerekMorris.jpgs as an associate secretary in the General Conference Ministerial Association, Editor of Ministry, an international journal for pastors, and teacher for Hope Sabbath School, an international interactive Bible study on the Hope Channel. His greatest joy is found in helping people to experience a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Andrews University in Practical Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

MP3 files of Pr Morris’ presentations are available by clicking on the links below.

Our apologies in advance! We had some major technical problems over the weekend and the recordings are not up to our usual standard. So please ignore the faults and listen to the words!

Venue

Wallace High School
Airthrey Road
Stirling
FK9 5HW

Friday 25th October:

Sabbath 26th October:

Please bring a packed lunch with you on Sabbath.

Sunday 27th October:

  • 10:00 Workshop – Powerful Biblical Preaching (download MP3 ~ please note that the first 12 minutes of this recording are badly distorted for which we apologise!)
  • 11:15 ‘Personal Preparation for Harvest Work’ (download MP3)

For further information visit the Scottish Mission web site.

MP3 and Powerpoint from Bjorn Ottersen’s devotional on the Church Officers Training Day in Crieff on 27 Jan 2013.

For more details see the Training Day page…

Four MP3 recordings and associated Powerpoint prsentations from ‘New Times – New Opportunities‘ with Bjorn Ottesen, our first Study Weekend of 2013.

Find out more on the ‘Study Weekend ~ Pastor Bjorn Ottesen‘ page.

If you find them interesting please let us know!

January 25, 2013
7:30 pmto9:00 pm
January 26, 2013
January 27, 2013
9:00 amto10:30 am

New Times – New Opportunities

Reflecting on the task of the church and how it can be put into practice in our time.

 

Timetable:

Bjorn Ottesen

Guest speaker, Pastor Bjorn Ottesen is a lecturer at Newbold College. He has worked as a pastor in Adventist churches in Norway, Sweden and Denmark for 17 years, and as president for the Danish Union and Swedish Union for the last 11 years. He is currently working on a DMin degree with Fuller Theological Seminary. Pastor Ottesen is married and has four grown up daughters.

We’ve just uploaded four MP3 recordings of our 2012 Study Weekend presentations.

You can find them on the ‘Annual Study Weekend ~ Jim Nix and Cindy Tutsch, “Understanding Ellen White in 21st Century Britain” page.

If you find them interesting please let us know!

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