The Next Great Challenge: Thinking Together About Aging

Speaker(s): J.I. Packer, James Houston, Margaret Somerville, Maxine Hancock
Date: May 18-19 2012
Length: 6h15min
Product ID: RGDL4208S

Purchase Options:

MP3 Download - $33.99
MP3 CD - $43.99
CD - $58.99

Description

More people are living longer today than in any other time in history. Seniors are the fastest-growing age group in North America. Yet neither church nor culture seems adequately prepared to face the needs, the costs, and the moral consequences of this 'grey tsunami.' Join one of Canada's leading public intellectuals and three of Regent's own gifted and beloved scholars as they think about the implications and the opportunities that this next great challenge offers us. Lectures include:

  • Courageous Aging - Maxine Hancock
  • Questions and Answers
  • The Challenge of Aging for the Culture and the Church - James Houston
  • An Aging Society as a Litmus Test for Our Ethics - Margaret Somerville
  • Questions and Answers
  • Panel Discussion
  • Toward a Blessed Hope: An Eschatology for the Aging - J.I. Packer

See All Audio by J.I. Packer James Houston Margaret Somerville Maxine Hancock

James I. Packer is the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. His many books include Knowing God and Rediscovering Holiness.

James M. Houston is Board of Governors' Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. Previously, he was University Lecturer at Oxford University. He is author of I Believe in the Creator, In Search of Happiness, The Heart's Desire: A Guide to Personal Fulfillment, The Transforming Power of Prayer: Deepening Your Friendship with God., Joyful Exiles, and Letters of Faith Through the Seasons.

Margaret Somerville Samuel Gale Professor of Law, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine Founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law (McGill University). Margaret has an extensive national and international publishing and speaking record and frequently comments in all forms of media. Her work has included research, speaking engagements, and consultation on issues related to euthanasia; aging populations; human rights in health care, including in a global context; the role that scientific and medical research and technology play in the formation of societal values and the societal paradigm; and many other issues. Her books include The Ethical Canary: Science, Society and the Human Spirit , and The Ethical Imagination: Journeys of the Human Spirit .

Maxine Hancock is Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies and Spiritual Theology at Regent College. Among her books are several on family relationships, including Living on Less and Liking in More, Re-evaluating Your Commitments and Creative, Confident, Children, as well as a study on John Bunyan in A Key in the Window: Marginal Notes in Bunyan's Narratives. She received the Word Guild's Leslie K. Tarr Award in 1990 for her contribution to Christian writing in Canada, and the Leading Women's Award in Communications and Media in 2004 for her leadership in communicating the Christian faith in Canada.

Related Audio

Details / Buy

Sources of Christian Identity

Speaker: James Houston

Details / Buy

Come to the Table

Speaker: Don Lewis

Details / Buy

Tangible Expression of Glory

Speaker: David Kim

Details / Buy

I Saw Satan Fall Like Lightning: On Why Being a Christian is Not About 'Doing the Nice Thing'

Speaker: David Fitch

Details / Buy

Pointing to Jesus

Speaker: Jeff Greenman

Details / Buy

What Does Regent Have to Do with Syria?

Speaker: Miriam Adeney

Details / Buy

Shepherds After the Order of Christ

Speaker: Daniel Block

Details / Buy

What is Truth?

Speaker: Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin

Details / Buy

The Gift of a Just Government

Speaker: Jonathan Chaplin

Details / Buy

Fan into Flame the Gift of God

Speaker: Peter Shaw

Details / Buy

Even the Wind and Sea

Speaker: Mark Noll

Details / Buy

Lighten Up and Play

Speaker: Phil Long

Details / Buy

Genesis & Generosity

Speaker: Malcolm Guite

Details / Buy

Epiphany on the Jordan

Speaker: Malcolm Guite, Steve Bell

Details / Buy

Exilic Discipleship: A New Paradigm for Discipling Millennials

Speaker: David Kim

Details / Buy

Eucharist on the Move: Shaping a Church for God's Mission in the World

Speaker: David Fitch

Details / Buy

Public Theology: Coming to a Street Near You

Speaker: Jonathan Chaplin

Details / Buy

The Ten Commandments: The World's First Bill of Rights

Speaker: Daniel Block

Details / Buy

Steadfast in Faith: Women Martyrs in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Speaker: Lynn Cohick

Details / Buy

Chaotic Coherence of Sola Scriptura: 500 Years after the Reformation

Speaker: Mark Noll

Details / Buy

Meet the Faculty

Speaker: Lynn Cohick

Details / Buy

Poetry and the Word: Roundtable Discussion

Speaker: Lynn Cohick, Malcolm Guite, Phil Long … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Promo - Film Screening of "Golden Sea" Q&A

Speaker: Makoto Fujimura

Details / Buy

Christian Perspectives on Law and Justice

Speaker: David Skeel

Details / Buy

Taking Regent Home

Speaker: Andrea Tisher, Jeffrey Greenman, Melissa Lochhead, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

The Outcast's Voice: Josephine Butler and the Sexual Double Standard

Speaker: Amanda Russell-Jones

Details / Buy

Stepping Backward to Go Forward

Speaker: Lynn Cohick

Details / Buy

Worthy is the Lamb Who was Slain!

Speaker: Amanda Russell-Jones

Details / Buy

A Pipeline Through Naboth's Vineyard? Watershed Discipleship in Cascadia

Speaker: Matthew W. Humphrey

Details / Buy

Ancient Apologetics

Speaker: John Dickson

Details / Buy

Translating for Pagans

Speaker: Drew Lewis

Details / Buy

A Word to the Wise

Speaker: Daniel Treier

Details / Buy

I Am With You

Speaker: Richard Bauckham

Details / Buy

What Are We For?

Speaker: John Owen

Details / Buy

The Image of God, Gender and Reflection on Post-Modern Attitudes on Marriage

Speaker: Darrell Bock

Details / Buy

A God-Cultivated Life

Speaker: Susan Phillips

Details / Buy

Cultivating Life Amidst Disordered Attachment & Attachment Disorders

Speaker: Susan Phillips

Details / Buy

From Gospel Event to Gospel Text: Orality, Memory, and Eyewitnesses

Speaker: Darrell Bock

Details / Buy

Church and State in the Modern World

Speaker: Sarah Williams

Details / Buy

2014 Evening Public Lectures

Speaker: Alan Torrance, Bruce Hindmarsh, David Lyon, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

The Problem of Pelagianism in Ecclesiology

Speaker: Alan Torrance, Douglas Farrow, Ross Hastings … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Aslan's Mother: C.S. Lewis's Theological Blind Spot?

Speaker: Jason Lepojarvi

Details / Buy

God and the Multiverse

Speaker: Deborah Haarsma

Details / Buy

Entertainment in the Ancient World: Perspectives of the Church Fathers

Speaker: Christopher Hall

Details / Buy

In Whose Image? From God-centred to People-centred Worship

Speaker: Christine Longhurst

Details / Buy

Scissored and Pasted: The Impact of the Authorized Version of the Bible

Speaker: Valentine Cunningham

Details / Buy

Paradoxology - Why Christianity Was Never Meant to Be Simple

Speaker: Krish Kandiah

Details / Buy

True Paradox: How Christianity Makes Sense of Our Complex World

Speaker: David Skeel

Details / Buy

Culture, Christian Identity, and the Authenticity Hoax

Speaker: Julie Canlis