The Henry Center is pleased to announce its next Scripture and Ministry lecture — Dallas Willard is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and has taught there since 1965.

Dr. Willard will give a talk titled “Transformed by the Renewing of your Mind: the Use of Scripture in ‘Spiritual Formation.'” The Apostle Paul tells us to ‘not be conformed to the world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind’ (Rom 12:2). But how are we to go about renewing our mind? This lecture will consider the role of Scripture, the pastor, and the congregation in the process of the renewing of the mind. Special consideration will be given to why current uses of Scripture often fail in ‘Bible-based’ churches and how this can be changed, how ‘spiritual formation’ relates to ‘growth in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,’ and what ‘being saved’ has to do with transformation of character.

Come and join us for a stimulating and instructive time together, with Q&A to follow. The lecture is free to all and will take place in the ATO Chapel on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 1pm.