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2014 Annual Sjolander Road Fellowship Conference

Posted by Rick Crotts on January 3, 2014 at 1:40 AM

Sjolander Road Fellowship Annual Conference

January 24-26, 2014

4464 Sjolander Road

Baytown, Tx 77521


Theme: Atonement Theories and the Associated Bible Metaphors


Perhaps, like me, you have been intrigued by the many words or terms you encounter in the Bible as describing the work of Christ. Just a few examples are forgiveness, salvation, reconciliation, justification, propitiation, ransom, restoration, etc. The existence of so many different descriptive devices in the scriptures has led to the development of differing views of what Jesus accomplished during his earthly ministry. These different views are known academically as atonement theories. Each represents a different emphasis or focus on the many ways the mission and work of Jesus can be seen based on the different biblical words loyed.

Current day Christian Orthodoxy in this country tends to lean toward a rather narrow view of atonement and what it means. The prevailing western view of atonement is not the only one embraced today nor is it the only one held in the past.

In the Baytown Conference this year, we have invited a series of speakers to explore and share their thoughts on atonement and how it can be seen in light of scripture. Some people undoubtedly feel that there is only one possible way, but history proves otherwise. We can summarily dismiss other views or attempt to learn from them. At this gathering of Bible students we hope to step outside our normal religious "box" and explore beyond the dictates of conventional religious thought.

 The conference presentations begins at 7PM on Friday the 24th and ends at noon on Sunday the 26th. Admission is free.



2014 Sjolander Road Fellowship Annual Conference Schedule

4464 Sjolander Road, Baytown, Texas 77521

January 24-26, 2014

Theme: Atonement Theories and Associated Metaphors

Friday, January 24, 2014   

5:00 PM Group Fellowship Hour

6:00 PM Group Dinner at Conference Site

Presentation 1   7:30 PM Rick Crotts Introduction. What's the real issue? The historical background.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Presentation 2   9:00 AM Mark Eaton The Terminologies of Atonement. Different translations and associated word studies

Presentation 3   10:00 AM Willie Cripps Atonement Deals with Sin. The scope and aspects of atonement. The human response to atonement- please or thank you, Lord?

Presentation 4   11:00 AM Amie May Perception is Reality. Or is it? God’s will and human nature.

12:00 PM Group Lunch at Conference Site

1:00 to 6:00 PM Group Break for the Afternoon.

Please note: There will be no evening meal provided at the Conference Site

Presentation 5   6:00 PM Harold Lovelace  God All in All   Harold deals with I Corinthians 15:28 

Presentation 6   7:00 PM Donna Brown Environment vs Spiritual Heritage. How our religious environment misrepresents our spiritual heritage

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Presentation 7  9:00 AM Mark Eaton Death from a New Perspective. Cross cultural comparisons and the various biblical meanings of death

Presentation 8   10:00 AM Amie May Atonement and Sacrifice. The breadth of the message of Jesus

Presentation 9   11:00 AM Willie Cripps New Birth. Born of water and spirit. How? Did we initiate our own birth?

12:00 PM Group Lunch at Conference Site/Wrap-up

















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