Bible Forum Release

The Bible is God’s never-changing Word…. But is it still relevant in our time? What use and value does it have for present-day Philippines and modern-day Filipinos? What can Christians do to make more people appreciate the Bible? How can we best minister the Word of God in a context like ours? These questions are just some of the issues that the first-ever Philippine Bible Forum seeks to address.
Sponsored by the Philippine Bible Society, the Bible Forum slated for November 19-20, 2007 has for its theme: “The Bible in the 21st Century Philippine Context”. This inter-confessional event will feature the plenary speeches of Prof. Takamitsu Muraoka, professor emeritus of Hebrew Language and Literature of the Leiden University, the Netherlands; Amb. Henrietta de Villa, National Chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV); social anthropologist Dr. Melba Maggay, and Dr. Agustin B. Vencer, Jr, vice-President of DAWN Ministries.

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The Forum will also feature divided sessions where practical papers will be presented by men and women of the cloth and lay people, among them Evelyn Miranda-Feliciano (A Stranger No More:LeavingHome with theBook of Ruth); Pastor Philip Flores (God’s Message, not just Good Message: The Pastor and his Bible); Rev. Fr. Francis B. Lucas (And the Word was made Flesh: Communication and Spirituality); Pastor Eric Maliwat (Bible, Heart Language, and the Media) and Rev. Fr. Luke Moortgat (Kerygma: Bringing the Good News to the Houses, Slums, and Streets).
Technical paper presenters, on the other hand, include noted Filipino Bible scholars and theologians inclduing: Bishop Daniel C. Arichea, Jr. (Revisiting Gospel and Culture and their Relevance for Faithful Interpretation of the Scriptures), Dr. José M. de Mesa, (“Hamartia and Pandaraya: A Contextual Co-Relation), Dr. Jonathan Exiomo, (Some Implications of Postmodernity to a Dichotomic Worldview of “Interpretation and Application” in Biblical Studies), Rev. Fr. Gerardo Tapiador, SVD, (In the Light of the Risen Lord: A Biblical Theology on Cremation), Dr. Madeline Vega of the Asian Theological Seminary, and Dr. Rebecca Cacho of St. Scholastica’s College Department of Theology.
So, if you’re among those who seek answers to biblical questions and enjoy theological discourse, join this scholarly but relevant discussion on God’s Word. Be part of the first-ever Bible Forum in the country and help make God’s Word known and be more meaningful to fellow Filipinos! Registration fee is P800 but early birds, who registers on or before October 31, will get a P100 discount! For more information, call the Philippine Bible Society at 524-7598 and look for Mars Magbitang or Sheila Hipe.

I am a Bible Ambassador because I believe that the Bible can help people a lot. And knowing the Bible, people come in touch with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.
Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D.Apostolic Administrator, Achdiocese of Manila

Gusto kong makipag-fellowship sa kanila, masaya sa Philippine Bible Society kapag may mga (membership) meetings.  Gusto ko rin madagdagan knowledge ko... yung opportunity makapag.distribute ng Biblia sa maraming tao at magamit ako ng Panginoon. Pangatlo ay yung ma.bless din ako and be a blessing to many people.

Ptra. Dolores “Loy” Fulgencio
Ptra. Dolores "Loy" FulgencioAnnual PBS Member

It's an honor and a privilege for me to support the Philippine Bible Society - to reach out to the unreachable people by giving Bibles not only in the Philippines but the whole world.

Ptra. Nina Vergara
Ptra. Nina VergaraAnnual PBS Member

“It is a blessing to be able to support our local churches in need of Bibles and Bible study programs. It is our hope that they not only grow in terms of membership but also have the heart to extend spiritual help to others, just like how they have received help.”

Ptr. Callum TabadaUCCP Cosmopolitan Administrative Pastor (AACP benefactor)

“We are thankful since each individual now has a Bible. Our members will no longer have a hard time reading. Thank you also for the discipleship materials for these will help all in getting to know Jesus and to know how to be a better Christian.”

Ptr. Eric BulanteChurch Pastor, Shepherd's Church in Hills of Zion, Talim Island (AACP beneficiary)

“Philippine Bible Society organizes trainings that really respond to the needs of people who are suffering.
It has well-equipped leaders who facilitate trainings and workshops.
Its mission to reach out to Filipinos using God’s Word is fulfilled through its works.”

Miriam del RosarioExecutive director at The Birthright Educators Foundation

“I praise and thank our Almighty God that, through PBS, I now own a Poimen version of MBB (Magandang Balita Biblia) in the national language of the Philippines – Tagalog.
Knowing Matthew 10:32-33, I read and study the Bible so that I will not be dismayed when the Lord Jesus Christ comes. Life is too short compared with the promise of eternal life in God’s Kingdom.”

Jorge BianesLocal Church Elder at LJOR Unified Commonwealth

I think this is very helpful to every readers. The word of the Lord are the food of our soul which we always need every minute of our life. I dont often read the Bible but everytime i open it, God was always like in front of me and speaking as what is something i'm just needing to hear. He speaks to me and i can feel it. A million thanks to You my Lord.

CrisTin Bocar AtregenioHousewife, Stay-at-home parent

I love the ministry of the Philippine Bible Society in sharing the Word to the world. God bless PBS!

Ganni BanzueloScripture Marketing Officer at Philippine Bible Society