The FHU Lectures of 1996 focused on the authority of God's Word and how to apply that Word to life. Using the phrase "settled in heaven" (Ps. 119:89), the committee developed a rationale for lectures that logically relate. The rationale springs from the concept that God has spoken (and is still speaking) to contemporary man through the revelation of his will. Lectures are designed to reflect a conceptual connection of seven key areas of study in the following order: revelation, inspiration, authority, translation, exegesis, interpretation, and application.