Moncton – Crandall University continued its series of Public Lectures on Thursday with a book launch from Dr. Stephen Dempster.
Commentary on Micah
Dr. Stephen Dempster opened the evening, discussing his commentary on the Book of Micah, part of the Two Horizons Commentary series. The book, he dedicated to his daughter Jessica, who had previously worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators and encouraged him to consult for some of their translation projects. In discussing the reasoning behind the book itself (and its placement in the Two Horizons series), Dempster shared his admiration for the series’ uncommon desire to create a resource that combined both exegesis and theology – seeking to understand the biblical text in its own right, as well as its implications for the world today.
Fake News, False Prophets, and the Voice of Truth
Titling his talk “Fake News, False Prophets, and the Voice of Truth,” Dempster shared a passage from his book discussing the challenge of discerning between true and false prophets, both in the biblical context and in our culture today. At the core of the matter, he stated, was the fact that a true prophet has a fundamental love for the people they are trying to reach, while false prophets were ultimately out for themselves.
Crandall University is Eastern Canada’s leading liberal arts university devoted to the Christian faith. Crandall offers undergraduate degrees in Arts, Science, Business, Education, and Technical Education as well as graduate degrees in Organizational Management and Education. Founded in 1949, Crandall University is provincially chartered to grant degrees and certificates, and is located on a beautiful 200-acre campus in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.