Come Back Day, 2017

Do you wonder how your classmates are doing?  Would you like to talk about the challenges you have faced after high school? Are you wondering about your future, and your place and role in God’s unfolding world?

The Reformed Bible College, in cooperation with Credo Christian High School, and Cornerstone Christian School, has organized a “Come Back Day.”

We start with a pizza dinner where you can reconnect with former classmates and teachers. After dinner there will a brief presentation by Rev. Janssen on worldview, followed by time for small-group discussion.

The matters you raise during discussion will form the basis for our September Retreat at the DeRoche Christian Retreat Center.

This invitation is open to all those who graduated from Grade 12 in the last two years.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 3, 7:00-9:00pm

Place: Credo Christian High School

Cost: free

Please register online by clicking here – that way there will be enough pizza.

Understanding God’s Written Word

Among the questions much discussed among Bible-believing Christianity today are the following: How do we read the Bible? How do we distinguish between literal and figurative language? How does the original context (historical, literary, cultural) impact our understanding of Scripture? How does our context influence our reading of Scripture? Are there right and wrong ways to use Scripture? What are common fallacies?

In the Fall of 2015 the Reformed Bible College offered a course on the topic entitled “God’s Word in Writing”. In the winter of 2016 a follow up course was offered, entitled “Understanding God’s Written Word.” Both those courses were offered in the east end of the Fraser Valley. In the Fall of 2016 the course “God’s Word in Writing” was again offered, this time in the west end of the Fraser Valley. The plan is to offer again the sequel to that course, Understanding God’s Written Word.

This course is considered especially helpful for (aspiring) church leaders such as elders, for teachers, and for post-secondary students. Of course anyone interested is welcome to attend. Topics to be covered include: the ‘rules for exegesis’: the impact of language, genre, and culture on our understanding of Scripture. As illustrations for the influence of culture the final lecture looked at the topics of man’s creation (Genesis 2:7) and the role of women (1 Timothy 2:12).

The course will again be taught by the Rev. Dr. Karlo Janssen. This time the location for the classes will be the Willoughby-Heights CanRC building. Dates for the 4 two-hour classes have not yet been determined. Classes will begin each evening at 7:30pm.

Online registration will open in August.