Meet our Speaker for 2017

October 13 and 14, 2017   
General Session Bible Teacher:  Dr. Karen Jobes

Walking in the Truth:  Studies in John's Letters
 Session 1:  Walking in the Truth About Christ
 Session 2:  Walking in the Truth About Sin
 Session 3:  Walking in the Truth About Love 


Dr. Karen Jobes (Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia) is the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor Emerita of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College and Graduate School.  She has authored several books, including a commentary on 1, 2, 3 John (Zondervan, 2014) which won an Evangelical Christian Publishers Best Book award in 2015.  Karen has been a passionate teacher of God’s word for more than 25 years. In her leisure time she enjoys the Jersey shore, recreational reading, and cooking classes.  She and her husband are members of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and currently reside in Chestnut Hill, PA.  

Visit Karen Jobes' website.



From 2016:

PAIGE BRITTON --  "Seeing a Tree, Remembering the Forest"

Paige will explore practical tools for a :"studied reading" of Scripture. 

In 2016, Paige talked about strategies we can keep in our “toolkit” for Bible study which will help us get to know a passage in detail as well as in its larger context  -- while still letting it speak to our hearts.  The background work you do to prepare for the Workshop will require a more intense effort than you would usually put into your personal Bible study time.  But some of the study skills that you apply to your preparation can carry over into your day-to-day encounters with Scripture.  So let’s identify those skills, and perhaps you’ll decide to commit to adding a couple of them to your typical study routine.

Paige and her husband live in Lancaster County, PA, where she home-schools her son and daughter.  Paige is a writer and moderator for the Reformed blog Green Baggins ( and does freelance editing for pastors, seminarians, and The Confessional Presbyterian.  Her writing has also appeared in Modern Reformation Magazine,, and the World Reformed Fellowship website (  Paige has created a new webiste called "the Grass Roots Theological Library." to support people who study Scripture largely on their own.  Check it out!  She and her family are members of Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church in Quarryville, PA

One of the most important gifts we hope Workshop participants will take away is the sense that the Bible tells a coherent, interconnected story about God's intention to save a people for Himself through Christ. Each book and passage fits somewhere on the timeline of this story, and our understanding of this "Big Picture" will affect our ability to carefully interpret each smaller part. 

Women in the Word recommends that you listen to Paige's 2012, 2013, and 2014 talks for an overview of what "redemptive history" is, if the concept is new to you.









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