Interactive 2-Day Bible Program – Austin, TX

February 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – February 10, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin
1309 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX 78701
$45 /online or $60 / door
Bible & Spiritual Life Community

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin is hosting the Winter 2018 Interactive Bible and Spiritual Life Program on February 9 and 10 with Richard Davenport and Barry Huff.

As in the past, these programs from BSL have proved to be very inspiring and have drawn people from all over Texas and beyond.

Presented by:

  • Richard Davenport: Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry ABD Chaplain, LtCol, USAF (ret); Former Dean of Students at Principia College; Executive Director, Bible & Spiritual Life Community


  • Barry Huff: Ph.D. in Biblical Studies; Religion & Philosophy Department Chair and Assistant Professor of Religion at Principia College; 2013 Principia College Teacher of the Year

This workshop will include deep dives into the Bible and the very best of contemporary scholarship and application of its biblical spirituality to the changes and challenges of our times. These will be reinforced by Spirit-filled songs from the heart that support transformative Bible study in compassionate community.

Saturday morning will examine how the inspired Word functions throughout the Bible as a “sufficient guide” for countering and correcting more narrow, judgmental, and harsh passages, transforming thought and action, healing prejudice, cherishing the “other,” and proclaiming God’s infinite embrace. The implications for how and with whom we practice compassionate community are immense.

Lunch onsite, will include table discussions of questions from the morning session with rotating groups so as to facilitate your own integration of the workshop themes to your own experience. Questions arising will be addressed in the first half hour of the afternoon session.

Saturday afternoon will offer fresh biblical perspectives on creation that inspire our prayers and care for ourselves, our communities, and our environment.  These are very helpful to our own demonstration of wellness and our greater effectiveness in joining the societal and generational conversations of today (and tomorrow) on spirituality, ethics, and religion.

Register:  Website:

Note: the website has information for both the Austin event and an event at the Willows in CA. Make sure to choose “Austin, Texas” when registering.
*You do not need to purchase a lunch for the Austin event.*

A potluck lunch is being coordinated.
Please contact Barbara Houston with questions.
Phone:  512-633-9766 Email: