Word & Note 2018


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Brandon Scott & Jason BeDuhn

"Paul in Context and in Conflict"

Weekend Schedule

The historical Paul is as intriguing a figure as the historical Jesus, but unlike Jesus, Paul wrote letters. The authentic letters of Paul make it possible to talk about what Paul believed and to discover his vision of a radically transformed world. Paul resists Roman imperial theology, he identifies Jesus with the dispossessed among the nations, and he insists on the practice of equality within the communities of Christ. But what becomes of the real Paul when he became the subject of conflict in the Church?

Brandon Scott

Bernard Brandon Scott (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is the Darbeth Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A charter member of the Jesus Seminar, he is the author of several books including The Real Paul (2015) and The Trouble with Resurrection (2010).

Jason BeDuhn

Jason BeDuhn is Professor of the Comparative Study of Religions at Northern Arizona University, a Guggenheim and National Humanities Center Fellow, and the author of numerous articles and books including The Manichaean Body (2000, winner of the American Academy of Religion Best First Book Award), and The First New Testament: Marcion’s Scriptural Canon (2013).

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Musical Guests 

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Cello Fury

A cello rock powerhouse featuring three cellists and a drummer, Cello Fury's original music combines the symphonic sounds of the cello with driving rock beats. Cello Fury's cinematic, progressive rock sound appeals to a diverse audience throughout the United States and abroad with over 100 performances yearly in venues ranging from concert halls to rock clubs.

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 Word and Note 2012

Barbara Brown Taylor 2011

Gully and Mulholland 2009

Borg and Crossan 2010

Friday, February 9
7 - 8:30 PM 
Brandon Scott Lecture:
"Finding the Real Paul,"  speaking in the Sanctuary. Reception in the Fellowship Hall ($20.00)

Saturday, February 10
9:30 -10:30 
Jason BeDuhn Workshop
: "Marcion, Disciple of Paul" speaking  in the Sanctuary with Q&A.

11:00-12:00 Brandon Scott Workshop: "The Political Paul" speaking in the Sanctuary with Q&A. (Morning Workshops $30) 

12:00 -1:00 PM 

Lunch in Fellowship Hall or on your own. (Reserve a box lunch when purchasing tickets, $7.00)

1:00 - 2:30 PM Jason BeDuhn Workshop: "The Making of the Biblical Paul"

3:00-4:00 Brandon Scottand Jason BeDuhn Q&A (Afternoon Workshops $30)

7:00 PM 
Cello Fury Concert in the Sanctuary followed by a reception in the Fellowship Hall.($20.00)  


Sunday, February 11
10:30 AM 
Worship in the Sanctuary.


Tickets at the church
on sale January 11

Fri. 7:00 PM 
Brandon Scott Lecture & Reception

Sat. 9:30 AM
Jason BeDuhn Workshop 

Sat. 11:00
Brandon Scott Workshop
Morning Workshops


Sat. 1:30  
Jason BeDhun Workship

Sat. 3:00
Brandon Scott and Jason BeDuhn Q&A
Afternoon Workships


All Sessions


Pre-Reg before Jan 26


Additional Family Member or Student


Sat. 7:00 PM
Cello Fury Concert & Reception


All Lectures & Concert
(A $100.00 Value)

Sat. Box Lunch $7.00

Tickets may also be purchased at our church office or by calling: 316-684-0221

Credit Cards Accepted



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