Pastors & Church Leaders Conference 2015 - Holy Ground: Answering God's Call to Creation Care

Speaker(s): Chris Wright, Ed Brown, Jonathan Moo, Jonathan Wilson, Katharine Hayhoe, Leah Kostamo, Loren Wilkinson, Miranda Harris, Peter Harris, Ross Hastings, Terry LeBlanc
Date: May 5-8, 2015
Length: 13h20m
Product ID: RGDL4507S

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This conference seeks to inspire you to incorporate earthkeeping practices into your personal and congregational life. We will examine the theology behind creation care, and look at examples of it in practice. Our aim is that you will walk away invigorated and equipped with resources and practical steps that your church can take as a community.

See All Audio by Chris Wright Ed Brown Jonathan Moo Jonathan Wilson Katharine Hayhoe Leah Kostamo Loren Wilkinson Miranda Harris Peter Harris Ross Hastings Terry LeBlanc

Christopher J. H. Wright is the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership International. Earlier, he was the principal of All Nations Christian College. He is author of numerous books including God's People in God's Land, Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament, Walking in the Ways of the Lord, What's So Unique about Jesus, as well as a commentary on Deuteronomy.

Ed Brown is Director and CEO of Care of Creation, an environmental missions organization. He also serves as the Lausanne Senior Associate for Creation Care for the Lausanne Movement. He served as Chief Operating Officer for Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies, and has worked with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and as a pastor in the US and overseas. He and his wife Susanna both grew up as children of missionaries in Pakistan, and carry a love for that country and for overseas ministry. They live in Madison, WI and have four grown children.

Jonathan Moo teaches New Testament and environmental studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He is the author of a number of essays and books on early Judaism, the Bible and ecology.

Jonathan R. Wilson (Ph. D, Duke) is Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology at Carey Theological College. Before joining the Carey faculty in 2006, he was Professor of Theology and Ethics at Acadia Divinity College and Professor of Religious Studies at Westmont College. Among his books are Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World, God So Loved the World: A Christology for Disciples, A Primer for Christian Doctrine, and Why Church Matters: Worship, Ministry, and Mission in Practice.

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change. Her work has resulted in over one hundred peer-reviewed publications that evaluate global climate model performance, develop and compare downscaling approaches, and quantify the impacts of climate change on cities, states, and ecosystems over the coming century. Her work as a climate change evangelist has been featured on the Emmy award-winning documentary series 'Years of Living Dangerously.'

Leah Kostamo is an earthkeeper and storyteller. She is passionate about inspiring others to care for creation from a place of joy. Leah and her husband Markku helped found A Rocha in Canadau2014a Christian conservation organization that endeavors to show God's love for all creation.Leah's book Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling and Community, wrestles with issues of poverty, justice, and the environment through the narrative of her own experience.

Loren E. Wilkinson is retired as Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies & Philosophy at Regent College. Previously he served as Associate Professor in the Department of English at Seattle Pacific College and Fellow at the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship. He is editor of Earthkeeping in the Nineties: Stewardship of Creation, and co-wrote Caring for Creation in Your Own Backyard with his wife, Mary Ruth.

Miranda Harris CertEd (Homerton College, Cambridge) is a Founder of the international conservation organization A Rocha.

Peter Harris is International Co-ordinator for the A Rocha Trust, an international Christian organization working in conservation.

Ross Hastings is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College. Previously, he served as the Senior Pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West.

Terry LeBlanc is Executive Director of My People International.

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