The Goodness of Creation and Human Responsibility

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Date(s) - February 18, 2021 - February 20, 2021
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This is our Father’s world. He created it, and it reflects the goodness and greatness of its Creator. But Scripture also shows us that this universe is a place where a cosmic conflict is playing out. When humanity was called to take part in this great drama, we rebelled. Humanity joined the war against our Creator. Instead of acting as faithful stewards, we squandered God’s gifts. Now Christ has reconciled us to God, and the Church is called to minister in this sin-damaged world.

The goal of this conference is to show the integral link between creation and redemption, to explore how evangelicals can recover important biblical themes concerning the goodness of creation, to examine the place and responsibility of humans in creation, and to present practical actions we should take now. As we explore these themes together, we want to glorify Christ and advance his kingdom.

Conference Speakers

  • Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford
  • Katharine Hayhoe, Climate scientist and endowed professor of public policy and law at Texas Tech University
  • Norman Wirzba, Gilbert T. Rowe Distinguished Professor of Theology at Duke University, and a Senior Fellow at Duke’s Kenan Institute for Ethics
  • Jonathan Wilson, Senior Consultant for Theological Integration, Canadian Baptist Ministries, and Teaching Fellow, Regent College
  • Rusty Pritchard, Vice President of Tearfund USA, a nonprofit dedicated to international relief, community development, and advocacy
  • Mark Liederbach, Professor of Theology, Ethics and Culture, Dean of Students, and Vice President for Student Services at Southeastern Seminary

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