Quia Scriptores Christian Writers Conference 2019

Quia Scriptores Christian Writers Conference 2019
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM PDT
WHERE: Shadow Mountain Community Church – 2100 Greenfield Dr., El Cajon, CA 92019  
 
Quia Scriptores (Latin: “for writers”) is a one-day conference designed for Christian writers who are interested in improving their craft. Whether you are a published author looking to expand your platform, or a novice, excited to learn how to get started writing, this conference offers something for everyone!
 
  • Nationally Recognized Speakers
  • Multiple Break-Out Sessions
  • Christian Writer’s Resource Manual
  • Local and National Publishers
  • Tools for New and Experienced Authors

KEYNOTE PRESENTERS

 

H. WAYNE HOUSE is recognized among the most respected names in Evangelical Christian publishing. For over three decades he has authored and edited numerous titles for leading Christian publishers, including Baker Books, Zondervan, and others. Besides his illustrious career as an author, Wayne started Lampion Press which publishes a wide range of Christian fiction and non-fiction titles from an assortment of up-and-coming Christian authors.

  • Charts of Christian Theology and Doctrine (Zondervan, 1992)
  • The Evangelical Dictionary of World Religions(Baker Books, 2019)

Plenary Session: “Sage Advice for Up-and-Coming Christian Writers”

 

COSTI W. HINN is the Executive Pastor of Mission Bible Church in Orange County, CA. He is passionate about equipping Christians to live boldly for Jesus Christ. Due to his background and expertise, he educates people around the world on strategies for dealing with the prosperity gospel. His work has been featured on CNN, Christianity Today, and in numerous other publications. He resides in Irvine, CA with his wife and three children.

  • Defining Deception (SCS Press, 2018)
  • God, Greed, and the (Prosperity) Gospel (Zondervan, 2019) 

Plenary Session: “Finding Time to Write Amidst Your Busy Schedule”

 

 

 

WORKSHOP PRESENTERS AND BREAK OUTS

 

JAMES I. FAZIO has been an educator for over 20 years, working in both public and private sectors. He has taught high school English and college writing classes and is the author of several books and articles. Currently, he is conducting post-doctoral research in the U.K. at Queens University Belfast, Northern Ireland, on the life and impact of John Nelson Darby (1800-1882). Together with his wife, Amy, they homeschool their four children.

  • Two Commissions (SCS Press, 2015)
  • Forged from Reformation (SCS Press, 2017)

Break-out Session: “Where Do I Start? Writing for Beginners”

You have a story to tell and a unique voice to be heard, only you’re not sure where to begin… You are not alone! There isn’t a single writer who hasn’t experienced anxiety and uncertainty over taking that next important step to see their creation come to life. In this workshop Dr. Fazio will present 10 practical, easy-to-follow steps for the beginning writer to take his/her idea from concept to completion.

 
J.R.MILLER serves as the director of SCS Press, as such, he has led the editorial review board for all of its publications, to date. An accomplished writer in his own right, Dr. Miller has successfully navigated the world of self-publishing as well as major national publishing houses. With over twenty years of pastoral experience, including two church plants, Joe has authored multiple books on church leadership among other research interests.
  • Elders Lead a Healthy Family (Wipf & Stock, 2017)
  • Holy Spirit Book (SCS Press, 2019)

BREAKOUT SESSION: “The Ins and Outs of Self Publishing: Your Plan, Your Pick”

Dr. Miller self-published his first book, A Comprehensive Guide to Church Construction, in 1994 and today serves as the Director for SCSPress. A lot has changed since that time in the world of publishing: the tools for authors are more accessible, the costs are manageable, and self-published books are far more respectable. In this workshop, Dr. Miller will draw from his 20+ years of publishing experience to share both a strategy and detailed process for anyone looking to self-publish in the age of Amazon. 

BREAKOUT SESSION: “From Blog to Book: Taking the Next Step”

Blogging is one of the most empowering tools available to aspiring authors looking to hone their craft. The internet offers a place where writers get instantaneous feedback on how readers perceive their words. The road from simple blog to shrewd book, however, is an intricate journey where serious writers must become skilled wordsmiths. In this workshop, Dr. Miller shares blogging strategies and techniques to set writers on the course to publishing success.

 
JENNIFER EWING is the Library Director for Southern California Seminary and the copy and layout editor for SCS Press. While she earned a B.A. in History from Christian Heritage College, nearly every elective was an English class. She currently attends Signum University, working towards her third master’s degree, this time in Literature and Language with an emphasis in Tolkien Studies. She someday hopes to have time to finish a scrapbook of her Lord of the Rings trip to New Zealand in 2012; a tour fondly called by the group, “A Long Expected Journey.” Her provost tells everyone she is going to wizarding school, while her students consider her to be a grand master in the dark arts of Turabian (the style manual)—it says so on the nameplate on her desk.

Ewing, Jennifer. (2018). “The bitter watches of the night: From Anne Elliot to Éowyn Of Rohan—crossing frontiers from the home front to the battlefront,” presentation at Mythmoot V: Fantastic Frontiers, National Conference Center, Leesburg, VA, June 2018.

Ewing, Jennifer, and Ruth Martin. (2016). “Using your library’s objectives as the organizational framework for library documentation in planning, assessment, and accreditation.” The Christian Librarian 59(2): 244-255.

Jones, Alison R., and Jennifer S. Ewing. (2012-2013). “Can memoirs be used for spiritual development?” The Christian Librarian 55-56(2-1): 2-4.

BREAKOUT SESSION:Reading to Write: Making Key Connections Between Reading and Writing

 
LEROY HILL is a pastor who has years of experience in helping churches and ministries acquire and maintain a strong social media presence. With Hootsuite and Hubspot certifications, his intimate knowledge of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Linked In, has helped his clients to present a consistent message across platforms. Leroy graduated with a Bachelor of Biblical Studies and a Masters in Philosophy and Apologetics at Southern California Seminary. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Theology. Leroy is the senior admissions officer at the Seminary and is an integral member of the social media team.

BREAK OUT SESSION: “SOCIAL MEDIA: ESTABLISHING YOUR ON LINE AUTHOR PRESENCE”

The world of social media can get complicated for anyone. Writers ask questions like: which platform should I use; how should I market myself; where do I begin? This workshop will answer those questions and provide easy steps that the writer can immediately apply toward the goal of establishing an online presence.

 

MARGY HILL is an author and Bible teacher of life-changing Bible studies and curriculum for women. Over the last ten years, her studies have been widely used in churches throughout the United States. She is also the founder of the Women’s Ministry Connection, a North County organization that provides training and leadership development for women in the local church. Because of Margy’s passion and experience in women’s ministry, she is a frequently requested speaker for retreats, seminars, and conferences. Margy recently graduated with her Bachelors in Biblical Studies and is currently pursuing her Masters in Christian Counseling at Southern California Seminary. She is also the student advisor and assistant to the Dean of Bible and Theology.

BREAKOUT SESSION: “For Women: Writing to Change Lives”

What if changing lives became the primary focus of your writing? How would that goal bring fresh passion and purpose to your efforts? In this engaging and interactive workshop for women, discover five ways you can begin to transform lives with your writing.

 

PETER VIK teaches Biblical studies and Greek at San Diego Christian College. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, practicing martial arts and spending as much time as possible enjoying the magnificent hiking trails in Southern California. His first young adult fiction novel, Hope, was released in 2016 with Ettelloc Publishing. It is the first book in a series of three. The second and third novels are forthcoming through the same editor.

  • Hope (Ettelloc Publishing, 2016)
  • Light and Darkness (Ettelloc Publishing, 2019)

BREAKOUT SESSION:”Fantasy Fiction: Writing the Unreal”

 

CORY MARSH, a frequent conference speaker, has been published in academic journals, books, and scholarly sites focusing on Christian theology, philosophy, history, and biblical languages. He is a member of The Evangelical Theological Society, The Evangelical Philosophical Society, The Society of Biblical Literature, and the Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics. Additionally, Cory is a founding member of the Center for Dispensational Thought, an academic publishing imprint at Southern California Seminary where he also serves as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies. Cory and his wife Shannan of 10 years are members of Mission Bible Church in Tustin, CA.

BREAKOUT SESSION: “Writing for Academic Journals: Goals for Your Papers”

Publishing in journals has become the traditional way of accomplishing two goals in academia: contribution to an existing body of knowledge at a premier level; and elevation of a writer’s institution’s status. As such, theological journals demand the highest caliber of expression for writers offering ideas advancing Christian scholarship. Author and seminary professor Cory M. Marsh will present in this workshop the basic expectations of academic writing necessary for Christian authors to take their research and institution to the foremost level of recognition—publication in academic journals

PRESS RELEASE: Defining Deception Amazon #1 Best Seller by SCSPress

PRESS RELEASE: Defining Deception Amazon #1 Best Seller by SCSPress

SCSPress (the publishing arm of Southern California Seminary in El Cajon, CA) is excited to announce the release of our latest book, Defining Deception from authors Costi W. Hinn and Anthony G. Wood and Foreword by John MacArthur.

The global movement of mystical-miracle enthusiasts have put a modern face on historical heresies. Men and women posing as prophets and apostles make millions preying on the sick, poor, and emotionally fragile. Behind a veil of glamour, many self-proclaimed pastors mask their spiritual abuse with claims of special power from the Holy Spirit. Defining Deception pulls back the curtain to reveal the truth behind this lucrative industry. Written with a unique blend of theology, history, and personal experience, Costi Hinn and Anthony Wood have lovingly, yet sternly, exposed the mystical-miracle fraud in the hope that Christians will unite against those who have turned Jesus into a commodity. It is also a call to all Christians of good faith to help those trapped by these corrupt leaders rediscover the biblical Gospel of Christ. Every Christian is called to “earnestly contend for the faith” (Jude 3) even when it’s controversial—Defining Deception will equip Christians to do just that.

Dr. John MacArthur writes, “…this could prove to be one of the most important books of the decade.”

Dr. H. Wayne House writes, “The authors take care to distinguish standard Pentecostalism from the extreme miracle movements of Word-Faith and Third Wave Charismatic movements.”

BUY IT NOW on Amazon, or LEARN MORE about the book and the authors on their website.

PRESS RELEASE: Defining Deception Amazon #1 Best Seller by SCSPress

SCSPress (the publishing arm of Southern California Seminary in El Cajon, CA) is excited to announce the release of our latest book, Defining Deception from authors Costi W. Hinn and Anthony G. Wood and Foreword by John MacArthur.

The global movement of mystical-miracle enthusiasts have put a modern face on historical heresies. Men and women posing as prophets and apostles make millions preying on the sick, poor, and emotionally fragile. Behind a veil of glamour, many self-proclaimed pastors mask their spiritual abuse with claims of special power from the Holy Spirit. Defining Deception pulls back the curtain to reveal the truth behind this lucrative industry. Written with a unique blend of theology, history, and personal experience, Costi Hinn and Anthony Wood have lovingly, yet sternly, exposed the mystical-miracle fraud in the hope that Christians will unite against those who have turned Jesus into a commodity. It is also a call to all Christians of good faith to help those trapped by these corrupt leaders rediscover the biblical Gospel of Christ. Every Christian is called to “earnestly contend for the faith” (Jude 3) even when it’s controversial—Defining Deception will equip Christians to do just that.

Dr. John MacArthur writes, “…this could prove to be one of the most important books of the decade.”

Dr. H. Wayne House writes, “The authors take care to distinguish standard Pentecostalism from the extreme miracle movements of Word-Faith and Third Wave Charismatic movements.”

BUY IT NOW on Amazon, or LEARN MORE about the book and the authors on their website.

COMING SOON: Defining Deception, New Book from Costi Hinn & Anthony Wood

Costi Hinn + Anthony Wood

DEFINING DECEPTION

[ Coming Soon | February 2018 ]

Costi Hinn + Anthony Wood

 

DEFINING DECEPTION

[ Coming Soon | February 2018 ]

“DEFINING DECEPTION IS COMING AND YOU CAN EXPECT THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY TO TAKE NOTICE.”

Is it really “lack of faith” that keeps some people in a wheelchair or hungry in a third world nation? Christianity Today recently released an article detailing how millions of young adults now venture into churches hoping to experience the “mystical” and the miraculous. In these churches, wealthy preachers explain that, “God wants people to experience miracles that heal.” How should evangelicals respond to this version of faith proffered by the likes of Bill Johnson, TD Jakes, Robert Morris, and Benny Hinn? In Defining Deception, Costi Hinn & Anthony Wood, document the one hundred year rise of these so-called “miracle preachers” along with the flourishing new mystical-miracle movement that’s abruptly turning mainstream Christianity into a show of emotion, stunts, and manipulation.

“Little did I know that this coastline was part of the Aegean Sea—the same body of water the apostle Paul sailed while spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. There was just one problem: We weren’t preaching the same gospel as Paul.”

COSTI HINN | SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 | CHRISTIANITY TODAY

Defining Deception Book by Costi Hinn Cover Art

“DEFINING DECEPTION IS COMING AND YOU CAN EXPECT THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY TO TAKE NOTICE.”

Is it really “lack of faith” that keeps some people in a wheelchair or hungry in a third world nation? Christianity Today recently released an article detailing how millions of young adults now venture into churches hoping to experience the “mystical” and the miraculous. In these churches, wealthy preachers explain that, “God wants people to experience miracles that heal.” How should evangelicals respond to this version of faith proffered by the likes of Bill Johnson, TD Jakes, Robert Morris, and Benny Hinn? In Defining Deception, Costi Hinn & Anthony Wood, document the one hundred year rise of these so-called “miracle preachers” along with the flourishing new mystical-miracle movement that’s abruptly turning mainstream Christianity into a show of emotion, stunts, and manipulation.

“Little did I know that this coastline was part of the Aegean Sea—the same body of water the apostle Paul sailed while spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. There was just one problem: We weren’t preaching the same gospel as Paul.”

COSTI HINN | SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 | CHRISTIANITY TODAY

Defining Deception Book by Costi Hinn Cover Art

ABOUT
THE
AUTHORS

COSTI HINN & ANTHONY WOOD are committed to exposing deceptions surrounding the modern “mystical-miracle” movement. Both have written and spoken extensively on the matter, describing it as, “Attempting to corrupt the evangelical church from the inside…”

Costi is the nephew of notorious “faith healer” Benny Hinn and grew up entrenched within the inner circle of greed and chicanery. Anthony founded a 2,000 person weekly ministry to college students and participated in conferences and television specials by infamous televangelists. These unique backgrounds inspire each man’s holy zeal for people to know the dangers involved with false teaching and false promises.

READ MORE ON THEIR WEBSITE

ABOUT THE
AUTHORS

COSTI HINN & ANTHONY WOOD are committed to exposing deceptions surrounding the modern “mystical-miracle” movement. Both have written and spoken extensively on the matter, describing it as, “Attempting to corrupt the evangelical church from the inside…”

Costi is the nephew of notorious “faith healer” Benny Hinn and grew up entrenched within the inner circle of greed and chicanery. Anthony founded a 2,000 person weekly ministry to college students and participated in conferences and television specials by infamous televangelists. These unique backgrounds inspire each man’s holy zeal for people to know the dangers involved with false teaching and false promises.

READ MORE ON THEIR WEBSITE

Book Release Event: Forged From Reformation

To All Associated with SCS (and beyond),

On Friday Oct 27 @ 6:30pm at the Event Center on the Shadow Mountain campus, we will be hosting a promotional event for the new SCS Press publication, Forged From Reformation: How Dispensational Thought Advances the Reformed Legacy.

The evening will consist of several of the book’s authors speaking on its importance, as well as a panel discussion to field audience questions. Light refreshments will be served.

This is a truly unique book written by appx 15 different scholars from across the nation demonstrating the fact that Dispensationalism is the truest, most consistent theological heir of the Reformation and its 5Solas. Not only does the book contain contributions by four SCS professors, it is also endorsed by a remarkable amount of the most respected names in dispensational scholarship.

While the book will officially be released on October 31 in celebration of the Protestant Reformation’s 500th birthday, copies will be on hand at the event on the 27th at a discounted rate for all who attend. Various authors will be there to sign books.

Please visit the book’s website and click on the RSVP tab for the book signing event. Come support this monumental work spearheaded by Southern California Seminary!

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RSVP BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT

RESERVATION: Forged From Reformation

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New SCS Press Release – A Hero’s Welcome

SCS Press is proud to announce our newest publication from our very own Professor Ronald Barnes

Martin Luther marked two critical days on his calendar—today and That Day—the day he would graduate to Heaven. Everyone who believes that Jesus is God and trusts in Him alone as Savior has assurance of eternal life; but Luther knew that Heaven is not the same for every believer. God’s Word reveals how Christians can graduate to Heaven Summa Cum Laude! God wants every Christian to have a “rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 1:11), but a rich welcome—a hero’s welcome—is not automatic. A Hero’s Welcome answers questions, such as:

  • In what sense does every moment matter forever?
  • What will Jesus examine about my earthly life at His Judgment Seat?
  • What is the meaning of the 5 Crowns of Reward in the New Testament?

Eternal rewards are one of the most neglected and misunderstood doctrines in Scripture; but when properly understood it compels every believer to pray, “Lord Jesus, help me to live this day the way I will wish I had lived this day when I stand before you on That Day!”

WHAT EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ETERNAL REWARDS

SCS Press is proud to announce our newest publication from our very own Professor Ronald Barnes

Martin Luther marked two critical days on his calendar—today and That Day—the day he would graduate to Heaven. Everyone who believes that Jesus is God and trusts in Him alone as Savior has assurance of eternal life; but Luther knew that Heaven is not the same for every believer. God’s Word reveals how Christians can graduate to Heaven Summa Cum Laude! God wants every Christian to have a “rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 1:11), but a rich welcome—a hero’s welcome—is not automatic. A Hero’s Welcome answers questions, such as:

  • In what sense does every moment matter forever?
  • What will Jesus examine about my earthly life at His Judgment Seat?
  • What is the meaning of the 5 Crowns of Reward in the New Testament?

Eternal rewards are one of the most neglected and misunderstood doctrines in Scripture; but when properly understood it compels every believer to pray, “Lord Jesus, help me to live this day the way I will wish I had lived this day when I stand before you on That Day!”

WHAT EVERY CHRISTIAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ETERNAL REWARDS

“I have used my first edition copy of A Hero’s Welcome in sermon preparation, class research, and personal study. I’m humbled to be able to endorse this exceptional work twenty years later to a new generation of believers.”

Dr. Keith Krell, Senior Pastor, Fourth Memorial Church, Spokane, WA; Professor of Biblical Exposition, Moody Bible Institute-Spokane.

“I have used my first edition copy of A Hero’s Welcome in sermon preparation, class research, and personal study. I’m humbled to be able to endorse this exceptional work twenty years later to a new generation of believers.”

Dr. Keith Krell, Senior Pastor, Fourth Memorial Church, Spokane, WA; Professor of Biblical Exposition, Moody Bible Institute-Spokane.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ronald Barnes (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., San Diego Bible College & Seminary) is a Professor of Biblical Studies at Southern California Seminary. He is the author of “Three Things God Finds Impossible To Do,” and “On The Edge of Their Seats.” He and his wife, Ginny, live in San Diego. They have 3 grown daughters, and 9 grandchildren.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ronald Barnes (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., San Diego Bible College & Seminary) is a Professor of Biblical Studies at Southern California Seminary. He is the author of “Three Things God Finds Impossible To Do,” and “On The Edge of Their Seats.” He and his wife, Ginny, live in San Diego. They have 3 grown daughters, and 9 grandchildren.