We are glad that in such a short time we can offer you information about another significant event that will take place in ARCHE, Hamburg, Germany (see the map below) on 13 – 15 of May, 2012 called “GOD SPEAKS” (The word of the Lord remains forever). In here you will have a special opportunity to be a part of a conference, where you can connect with hundreds of like-minded people, pick up something useful at one of the different workshops and listen to some of the top speakers and preachers of the 21st century. And all of this without any entrance fee!
John Piper is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 40 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.
“God si most glorified in me, when I am most satisfied in him. This is the motor that drives my ministry as a pastor. It affects everything I do.”
Don (D. A.) Carson (b. 1946) – Reformed evangelical at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His theology is similar to that of Wayne Grudem except on charismatic issues, where his view may be described as “open but cautious.” Carson’s tendency is to strive for balance and amicability in disputes but is uncompromising on the essentials of the faith. He is a complementarian but supports gender-neutral Bible translations. Carson’s areas of expertise include biblical theology, the historical Jesus, postmodernism, pluralism, Greek grammar, Johannine theology, Pauline theology, and questions of suffering and evil. He has written books on free will and predestination from a generally compatibilist and Calvinist persepective. He is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, and the Institute for Biblical Research. Dr. Carson and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Carson enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.
“Many reffer to him as to the one who wrote the commentaries about Biblical commentaries.“
Besides these there will be Kai Soltau, Christian Wegert and M. Lohmann that will also offer us their insight and knowledge into a variety of Biblical truths.
While there are 5 simultaneous workshops on Monday between 14:30 and 15:30 only M. Reakes-Williams’: „Correctly handling the word of truth – the Christian and the Old Testament“ will be in English. All the other workshop will unfortunately makes sense only to the German speaking population. Yet it seems that besides this little trouble there needs to be no other worry for we can read in their flyer that “In addition, simultaneous translation will be offered into English and Russian for those main sessions which are held in German. Depending on demand and availability there will also be translation into other languages.”
At last, a small but obvious need is to find a hotel for yourself. While the entrance is for free, a 3 day stay in Hamburg will require a place to stay. If you have troubles finding one you can cross a square in the registration form of the flyer to ask for some possibly helpful information regarding the lodging.