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Southwest Bible Conference

  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church 2312 East Campbell Avenue Phoenix, AZ, 85016 United States (map)

Join us in Phoenix this November for the Southwest Bible Conference. This year's theme is Unlocking the Treasure: Discipleship on the Road to Emmaus. Don't miss this unique chance to study Scripture from the heart of the Church with Scott Hahn and John Bergsma, two renowned leaders in Catholic Scripture study. Learn to encounter Christ in Scripture and accept the challenge of following him in discipleship.

In Luke's Gospel, we're given a powerful example of Christ's personal invitation to discipleship. When Jesus appears to two disciples on the road to Emmaus, he unlocks the Scriptures so that they might encounter him first in Scripture: "Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them what referred to him in all the Scriptures" (Luke 24:27). Jesus sets their hearts on fire by breaking open the Scriptures, but it is only in the breaking of the bread that their eyes are opened to who Jesus really is (Luke 24:31-32). 

Accept the challenge of discipleship. Like the two disciples on the road to Emmaus, encounter Jesus in Scripture and the Mass, and be sent forth to proclaim with the Apostles, "The Lord has truly been raised" (Luke 24:34). 

Register now—don't miss this unique opportunity to study Scripture from the heart of the Church and to encounter Jesus in the Word and the Eucharist.


8:00 a.m. — Mass celebrated by Bishop Thomas Olmsted
9:00 a.m. — Talk by John Bergsma
10:00 a.m. — Talk by Scott Hahn
11:00 a.m. — St. Paul Center Presentation
11:15 a.m. — Lunch, books available for sale
1:00 p.m. — Talk by John Bergsma
2:00 p.m. — Talk by Scott Hahn
3:00 p.m. — Closing announcements, raffle


St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church
2312 E Campbell Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Dr. Scott Hahn

Dr. Scott Hahn is the founder and president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and has written numerous books on biblical theology. He holds the Father Michael Scanlan, T.O.R., Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he has taught since 1990. He and his wife, Kimberly, have six children and seventeen grandchildren. 

Dr. John Bergsma

Dr. John Bergsma is a Senior Fellow at the St. Paul Center and professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Before entering the Catholic Church, he served as a Protestant pastor for four years. Dr. Bergsma is a prolific author and popular speaker. He specializes in the Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls.