REVIVE2014, Day 2.

Another great day!!

Shabbat with 600 of my newest close friends!!

How cool to walk the hall between sessions and run into friends that I didn’t know were coming (the Lindseys and the Mercks) or to see a name flash by and my mental Rolodex spins and I turn and holler, “Ray Gardener!”  He turns and looks with a huge question mark over his head and I say as I stick out my hand, “Pete Rambo.  We’ve never met, but we’ve spoken a few times on the phone.  Thank you for your binders full of Torah portion teachings!!  What a huge help!”  And, we are fast friends!

Also, so much fun is being able to meet and just be near so many of the teachers that help me on a regular basis through their internet sites, etc…

Yesterday was such a full day, that it was a challenge to drag out of bed this morning, ut coffee has been plentiful!  Hyatt does have good coffee in the rooms!  (Plus I brought honey and cream for mine…  LOL!)

Rico Cortes, teaching Intro to the Sects of the First Century, was first on the plate this morning.  As with most of these sessions, the time is shorter than the material.  Rico is a fun teacher, even moreso in person than on line, who brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding.  But if I could use one word to classify him, it would be ‘humble.’  Truly, Abba has specially selected him for this time and role!!  His topic was very interesting, but time limits forced some shallowness.  He readily pointed to sources, so I can pursue some of the study on my own by chasing his sources!! Continue reading “REVIVE2014, Day 2.”

REVIVE2014, Day 1.

(Belated post…  internet access troubles…)

Wow! What a day!!

My head is so full already, but the buffet is still set for a couple more days, so we’ll continue to absorb as much as possible!

Previously, I linked the schedule of speakers and events while trying to decide who/what to see. Tough decisions. For starters, I chose Dr. Hollisa Alewine’s The Four Horsemen and the Beast was just fascinating in all the connections she made to Genesis and Torah. In two hours she completely reframed my perspective of much of Revelation, a thought process I plan to pursue. Just incredible!!

After her class, Kelly and I went to the Marketplace where about 25 or so vendors had displays. Lots of great stuff!! I’ll post links and names later when I have time.

In the early afternoon I heard Victor Schlatter speak on How Saved in the Jew? I look forward to reading and reviewing several of his books on various topics. His talk confirmed some of what I have been thinking regarding the Jew in the salvation plan. Frankly, his talk was a little scattered and more anecdotal than Scripture based, but what he had to say has encouraged me to pursue the topic further on my own. Continue reading “REVIVE2014, Day 1.”

REVIVE2014 Hebraic Roots Conference

The annual Revive conference is next weekend.  This will be the first I have been able to attend…  Can’t wait!!

If any of my friends on here are planning to attend, please hunt me down.  Would love to meet and talk!!  My wife and I will be staying in the host hotel!!

If you haven’t made plans, there is still time!  Here is the schedule for the weekend and other details!!