On Tuesday, November 22, our Chapel period will be extended for a Thanksgiving Praise service in conjunction with Grace Baptist Church. The service will be from 7:25 PM to 8:05 PM and will include congregational singing, choir, and a special Thanksgiving message. Class times will be a bit shorter that night, as follows: 1st Hour: 5:25-6:20 PM 2nd Hour: 6:25-7:20 PM Thanksgiving Praise Service: 7:25 PM-8:05 PM 3rd Hour: 8:10-9:00 PM An offering will be taken to help defray the operating costs of the Institute. Offering envelopes are available from the instructors or the table in the church lobby.
Robert A. McLaughlin has been appointed Director of Birmingham Bible Institute, effective July 2016. Bob has held pastorates in Oglesby, Illinois; Royal Oak, Michigan; and Frankfort, Michigan. He taught at Birmingham Bible Institute from 1999 to 2003. Since his retirement in 2015, Bob and his wife have returned to this area and resumed their membership at Grace Baptist Church. Bob was named part-time Pastor of Education and Outreach at Grace in July 2016.
Dr. Jason Lisle, Director of Physical Sciences at the Institute for Creation Research in Dallas, is coming to speak at Grace Baptist Church on Wednesday, July 27, at 7:00 PM. Dr. Lisle is a Christian astrophysicist who writes and speaks on various topics relating to science and the defense of the Christian faith. Dr. Lisle graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he double-majored in physics and astronomy and minored in mathematics. He then earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in astrophysics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Lisle specialized in solar astrophysics and has made a number of scientific discoveries regarding the solar photosphere, including the detection of giant cell boundaries using the SOHO spacecraft. He also does theoretical research and has contributed to the field of general relativity. Since completion of his research at the University of Colorado, Dr. Lisle began working in full-time apologetics ministry, specializing in the defense of Genesis. He has written a number of articles and books on the topic. His most well-known book, The Ultimate Proof of Creation, demonstrates that biblical creation is the only logical possibility for origins. Dr. Lisle wrote and directed the popular planetarium shows at the Creation Museum, including “The Created Cosmos.” Dr. Lisle has authored a number of books and articles. His books include Understanding Genesis: How to Analyze, Interpret, and Defend Scripture; The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky; Taking Back Astronomy; Discerning Truth: Exposing Errors in Evolutionary Arguments; The Ultimate Proof of Creation; Logic & Faith: Discerning Truth in Logical […]
Our Winter Semester ended last night. Three students graduated. Kelly Savage and Phil Bloom earned their Bible Diplomas, and Alzadie Johnson received her Christian Living Diploma (one of the advanced diplomas offered by BBI). Graduates gave testimonies during the Chapel period, followed by a brief Bible message from our Director, Pastor Craig Hurley. Congratulations to all our students who successfully completed classes this semester!
Sixteen Bible and related classes are being taught this semester at the Bible Institute. New this semester is Group Voice Lessons, taught by Brian Holloway, Music Pastor at Grace Baptist Church of Birmingham. Two sections of this course are being offered, at 6:30 and 8:00 PM. Enrollment is now closed for this semester.
There will be a special Thanksgiving service on Tuesday, November 24, for Birmingham Bible Institute and its host church, Grace Baptist of Birmingham. The service will be from 7:15 PM to 8:05 PM. Class times will be adjusted as follows: 1st Hour: 5:25-6:15 PM 2nd Hour: 6:20-7:10 PM 3rd Hour: 8:10-9:00 PM Teachers should dismiss classes no later than 7:10 PM so that the service can start promptly.
Next Tuesday marks the halfway point in our Fall Semester. Some instructors have planned for mid-term exams or projects. Behind the scenes, we have begun to plan our schedule of classes for the Winter 2016 Semester that will start on January 19. It is our hope that the course selections will be appealing to and profitable for our students.
Birmingham Bible Institute starts its Fall Semester one week from tonight. Instructors are finalizing their lessons, books have been ordered, and behind-the-scenes preparations continue. As of September 14, forty students have preregistered for classes. We pray that word will get out to all Christians who could benefit from the instruction in Bible and related disciplines that we offer here at the Birmingham Bible Institute.
The brochure for the Fall 2015 semester is being printed and mailed. You should expect it to arrive soon.
We are glad to announce that Dr. Ron Wagner is returning to the faculty at Birmingham Bible Institute this fall.