Academic Presentations and Publications

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Dr. Steve Bird

Articles:

  • Bird, Steven. (2013). Scripture Engagement and Living Life as a Message. In P. Hoggarth, F Macdonald, B Mitchell, & K. Jorgensen (ed.s),  Bible in Mission. (238-246). Oxford: Regnum Press.

Presentations:

  • Spiritual Metrics Conference – Pennsylvania
  • “The Scripture Engagement of Students at Christian Colleges,” The Bible in America Conference (by The Center for the Study of Religions and American Culture, Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana, August 2014 — Steve Bird
  • “Scripture Engagement Research: What We’ve Learned and How Doing Some Research Might Help You.” Dr. Steve Bird, Eurasia Media and Distribution Consultation, Netherlands, April 2015

 

Dr. Phil Collins

Presentations:

  • Forum of Bible Agencies International – Malacca, Malaysia
  • North American Professors of Christian Education – Seattle, Washington
  • Scripture Engagement and Young Adults:  The Taylor University Findings – Forum of Bible Agencies International in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, April 2013 – Phil Collins
  •  “The Scripture Engagement Practice of ‘Speaking Scripture’: The Most Impactful Means of Spiritual Growth?” Dr. Phil Collins, Eurasia Media and Distribution Consultation, Netherlands, April 2015.

  • “Scripture Engagement Emerging Assumptions:  Correlation of Research Studies.” Dr. Phil Collins, Forum of Bible Agencies International, Ft. Worth, Texas, April 2015.

  • Video Training Sessions:  A series of video training sessions have started to be developed which are being posted on Bible Gateway. Videos at this point include Timelining and Storying.

 

Fergus Macdonald

Articles:

  • ‘Do the Psalms Speak Today?’ Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, Vol. 26, No. 2, Autumn 2008.
  • ‘Engaging the Scriptures: The Challenge to Recover Biblical Literacy’, Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, Vol. 27, No. 2, Autumn 2009.
  • ‘Making Culture with Scripture Songs’, Evangelical Quarterly: An International Review of Bible and Theology, Vol. LXXXII No. 4, October 2010.
  • ‘David and Derrida: The Psalms and Postmodernism’ in The People’s Theologian: Writings in Honour of Donald Macleod, I.D. Campbell & M. Maclean, eds., Fearn, UK, 2011.
  • ‘Whose Interpretation is it Anyway? Building Consensus on what the Bible is Saying,’ Haddington House Journal, PE, Canada, January 2013
  • ‘The Spirituality of Jesus – Word-mediated, Prayer-oriented, Spirit-led,’ Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology, Autumn 2013, Vol 31, No 2

Presentations:

  • Lausanne III (world-wide conference on Evangelism) Multiplex Session – Cape Town, South Africa
  • ‘Confronting the Blind Spots’ – Reflection on the Emmaus Story, Forum of Bible Agencies Consultation, Malacca, Malaysia, October, 2009
  • ‘Engaging the Psalms,’ Iglesia Verbo Retreat, Cuenca, Ecuador, March 2010
  • ‘Servants of the Word,’ Forum of Bible Agencies International Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, April, 2010.
  • ‘Why are the Scriptures not Transforming Lives?’ Lausanne III, Cape Town, October, 2010
  • ‘Mary’s Engagement with the Word of God,’ Open Doors, Harderwijk, Holland, 2011
  • ‘Scripture: the Sceptre of Jesus,’ World Reformed Fellowship Board, Sydney, Australia, April, 2012.
  • ‘Touching the Sceptre’: Commencement Address, Taylor University, May, 2012.
  • ‘Jesus and Scripture Engagement,’ South Tenerife Christian Fellowship, Los Cristianos, Canary Islands, Spain, November 2012.
  • ‘Building Trust for Collaboration: Bible Study on Genesis 26 and Romans 12,’ Forum of Bible Agencies International Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, April 2013
  • ‘By the Right, Quick March’, Superb Choice Club, Stirling, Scotland, 1 June, 2013.
  • ‘Engaging Scripture in a Postmodern Milieu,’ Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference, Scotland, September 2013
  • ‘Scripture Engagement and World Evangelization’, Taylor University, 2015.
  • ‘Engaging Holistically with Scripture: How to create a biblically literate church,’ Free Church of Scotland Ministers’ In-Service Training Course, Edinburgh, January 2015.
  • ‘The Crises of the Christ: Lectio Divina in Gospel of Luke, Iglesia Verbo, Cuenca, Ecuador, and Pueblo Libre Presbyterian Church, Lima, Peru, February 2015.
  • Host of the Symposium on Scripture Engagement and Faith Formation:  A Preliminary Consultation for Ministry Leaders.  Phil Collins, Fergus Macdonald and Steve Bird.  Taylor University, October 2015
  • ‘Facilitating Biblical Literary: Steps Towards Getting Members of your Church Engaged with SCE website, but ripture,’ Free Church of Scotland Ministers’ In-Service Training Course, January, 2016.
  • ‘What has Jerusalem to do with Jakarta? How David’s preparations for the Temple can guide our strategic planning,’ World Reformed Fellowship Board, Jakarta, Indonesia, March 2016.
  • ‘Experiencing the Power of Scripture: How we may recover the power of Holy Scripture in the 21st Century Church,’  National Presbyterian Church in Merida and Tabasco, Mexico, October 2016.

 

Dr. Steve Bird & Dr. Phil Collins

Presentations:

  • Association of Christian Student Development – Workshop and presentation to 23 University Vice Presidents
  • Forum of Bible Agencies International – Scotland
  • Forum of Bible Agencies North America – “Uncover” – Orlando, Florida
  • “Scripture Engagement and Focus on God at 13 Christian Universities,” Association of Youth Ministry Educators, Chicago, Illinois — Steve Bird and Phil Collins
  • Scripture Engagement and Focus on God at 13 Christian Universities – Association of Youth Ministry Educators, Chicago, IL, October 2013 – Steve Bird & Phil Collins
  • “Spiritual Life at Thirteen Christian Colleges: Results of the 2013 Christian Life Survey,” Association of Christian Student Development, Steve Bird and Phil Collins, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 2014
  • Host of the Symposium on Scripture Engagement and Faith Formation:  A Preliminary Consultation for Ministry Leaders.  Phil Collins, Fergus Macdonald and Steve Bird.  Taylor University, October 2015

 

 

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