a worthwhile event coming up soon in Philadelphia …

My friend Michael Harden puts together what is to me one of the truly important – and different – annual gatherings in the US. Here’s the info – coming up in a few weeks:
Book of Peace, Book of Power: Rediscovering the Authority of the Bible
June 3-4, 2009 Eastern University, Philadelphia
Featuring: Tony Campolo & Walter Wink
Can Christianity afford to make the same mistakes it always has, or is the time here for us to reconsider how to read and interpret scripture the way Jesus did?
Jesus came as the Prince of Peace. Does it bother you that for almost two millennia Christians have interpreted the Bible as justification and warrant for war, pogroms, inquisitions and all manner of personal and corporate violence?
Can’t we do better than this? We believe we can! Join us as we begin forming an overarching hermeneutic for the 21st Century. A way of interpreting scripture that takes seriously the intellect of modern persons and our commitment to follow in the faith and footsteps of our Risen Lord Jesus.
Additional INFO at our site: http://www.preachingpeace.org/peacepower.htm
More after the jump:

Register NOW by CC at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/323362185
Register NOW with check or M.O. at http://www.preachingpeace.org/documents/BoP.pdf
Great News! We still have some scholarships available for local commuters and a few for distance attenders if you can get yourself to Philadelphia!!! Call or email your request and pertinent information to our numbers listed below. Don’t lose this opportunity.
We welcome your help to forward this invitation to 10-20 people who are your closest associates and friends in ministry. We still have room at the conference and feel it is going to be a time that people will not want to miss! Thanks for your assistance.