Ambassadors: Christ in the Public Square (Pastors and Leaders Conference 2018)

Speaker(s): Iain Provan, Jeffrey Greenman, Ross Hastings, Soonwan Park, David Leong, John Fils-Aime, Justin Tse, Margaret Cottle, Mike Baird, Nikki Toyama-Szeto
Date: Spring 2018
Length: 18h 20m
Product ID: RGDL4810S

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Speakers: Jeff Greenman, Iain Provan, Nikki Toyama-Szeto, Margaret Cottle, Soohwan Park, John Fils-Aime, Mike Baird, David Leong, Justin Tse, Ross Hastings

A - Morning Plenary: "Whose Gospel? Which Spirituality? Reframing the Church's Public Witness" (Jeff Greenman)

B - Morning Plenary: "First Things: Getting Our Story Straight" (Iain Provan)

C - Afternoon Plenary: "Radical Love Made Visible: Faith in the Public Square" (Nikki Toyama-Szeto)

D - Closing Plenary: Panel Discussion

E - Workshop: "Advocating for End of Life Issues in the Public Square" (Margaret Cottle)

F - Workshop: "Case Study: Local Churches and Their Partnerships in Fukushima, Japan" (Soohwan Park)

G - Morning Plenary: "What Has Lecrae to Do with Piper?" (John Fils-Aime)

H - Morning Plenary: "Prophets, Priests, and Purveyors: Re-imagining God's People in the Public Square" (Nikki Toyama-Szeto)

I - Afternoon Penary: 'The Journey of a Christian into Politics I" (Mike Baird)

J - Closing Plenary: Panel Discussion

K - Workshop: 'Crossing Colour Lines: Public Space and Christian Communities" (David Leong)

L - Workshop: "Cantonese Protestants Engaging Public Spheres" (Justin Tse)

M - Morning Plenary: "When Will the Church "Woke" Up?" (John Fils-Aime)

N - Morning Plenary: "The Journey of a Christian into Politics II" (Mike Baird)

O - Closing Plenary: "On Building the New Jerusalem... Slowly" (Iain Provan)

P - Closing Homily (Ross Hastings)

See All Audio by Iain Provan Jeffrey Greenman Ross Hastings Soonwan Park David Leong John Fils-Aime Justin Tse Margaret Cottle Mike Baird Nikki Toyama-Szeto

Iain W. Provan is the E. Marshall Shepherd Professor of Biblical Studies (Old Testament) at Regent College. He has previously taught at King's College London, the University of Wales, and the University of Edinburgh. He is author of Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why it Matters, Convenient Myths: The Axial Age, Dark Green Religion, and the World that Never Was, commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings, Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs, and Lamentations, and co-author (with V. Phillips Long and Tremper Longman III) of A Biblical History of Israel. He is also a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge.

Jeffrey Greenman is President of Regent College. He previously served as Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies and Professor of Christian Ethics at Wheaton College. He has co-authored many books, including Understanding Jacques Ellul and Unwearied Praises: Exploring Christian Faith through Classic Hymns. He is also a member of a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics.

Soohwan Park is a freelance consultant focusing on international NGOs in relief and development. Soohwan's passion led her first to work among Dalits and Muslim poor in urban slums of Bangladesh, then to start a holistic ministry training network among urban churches in Korea, and finally to Bangkok, Thailand to head up global training and human resources for Food for the Hungry. Following the completion of her masters at Regent, she worked as a senior staff member at the Marketplace Institute of Regent, and volunteered at the Listening Post on the downtown east side of Vancouver. Drawing on her experience in Thailand during the Asian tsunami in 2004, Soohwan led a consortium of international NGOs to innovate local church-based holistic relief work in Fukushima, Japan after the devastating triple-disaster of 2011.

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Margaret Cottle is a medical doctor in the Canadian health system who speaks extensively on the subject of palliative care.

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.

Nikki Toyama-Szetois the Executive Director of Evangelicals for Social Action, an organization which works with Christians who are motivated to have their faith engage with some of the most pressing issues of today. She currently serves on the board of Interserve USA, Missio Alliance and Casa Chiralagua. She has written articles on gender issues and multi-ethnicity for various magazines and is a co-author of The God of Justice: IJM Institute's Global Church Curriculum (IVP, 2015)

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