Bible Conference To Focus On Book Of Job

Oct. 3, 2002

"The Book of Job: Questions of Suffering, Doubt and Faith" will be the focus of Baylor University's 21st annual Bible Conference. Sponsored by the department of religion and the Waco Baptist Association, the conference will run Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, in Miller Chapel on the Baylor campus. Approximately 250 pastors and church leaders are expected to attend.

"The study of Job is an intriguing one," said Dr. Jeter Basden, professor of religion and associate director of ministry guidance. "Many people are asking about suffering, especially on the heels of Sept. 11."

Dr. Howard Batson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Amarillo, will serve as guest preacher. A graduate of Lander University in South Carolina and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Batson holds a doctorate in religion from Baylor. He served as pastor of Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Waco from 1991 to 1995, when he was called to First Baptist Amarillo. He is a member of Baylor's Board of Regents and the Baptist General Convention of Texas administration committee. Batson also is the author of "Common Sense Church Growth."

He will preach at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 11 and Oct. 12 in Miller Chapel.

Dr. Randall O'Brien, professor and chair of the religion department, will serve as conference leader. Dr. David Music, professor of church music at Baylor, will serve as music leader for the worship services.

The conference will conclude at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 12. Participants then will attend the Baylor vs. Texas A&M football game at 11:30 a.m. at Floyd Casey Stadium.

For more information, call (254) 710-3739.

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