Evening Public Lecture Series 2010

Speaker(s): Bruce Marchfelder, Charles Ringma, David I. Smith, David Skeel, David Smith, Denis Alexander, Don Lewis, James Hoffmeier, James K. A. Smith, James K. Hoffmeier, James Smith, John Hare, John Stackhouse, Mark Buchanan, Maxine Hancock, Maxine Ringma, Michael Buttrey, Rikk Watts, Rod Wilson, Simon Gathercole, Steven Bouma-Prediger, Susan Phillips
Date: Jan to Dec 2010
Length: 24hr 21min
Product ID: RGDL4000S

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This is set of all the Evening Public Lectures of 2010:

  • History, Hermeneutics, and Talk About God from the Greeks to the Gospels - Rikk Watts
  • Understanding Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland: Behind the Balfour Declaration of 1917 - Don Lewis
  • Creation and Evolution: The Difficult Questions - Denis Alexander
  • Why is Emotional Intelligence Missing in So Many Churches and Christian Institutions? - Rod Wilson
  • The End of Feature Film as We Know It - Bruce Marchfelder
  • Welcoming Strangers: The Ethics of Genetic Screening - Michael Buttrey
  • God's Concern for the Poor: Liberation Theology's Challenge to Evangelicals - Charles Ringma
  • Remembering Margaret Avison: Margaret Avison Remembering - Maxine Hancock
  • Learning From the Stranger: Christians and Other Cultures - David I. Smith
  • Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy - James K.A. Smith
  • Your Church is Too Safe: Becoming Those Who Turn the World Upside Down - Mark Buchanan
  • Who Were the Gnostics? - Simon Gathercole
  • Friendship Matters: Attending to a Neglected Discipline - Susan Philips
  • Can We Be Good Without God? - John Hare
  • Beyond Bracketing: Why Accounting for the Supernatural Cannot Be Infinitely Postponed - John G. Stackhouse Jr.
  • The Sermon on the Mount for Lawyers and Other Sinners - David Skeel
  • The Exodus From Egypt in Light of Recent Archeological Work in Sinai - James Hoffmeier
  • Sojourners in a Time of Homelessness - Steven Bouma-Prediger

See All Audio by Bruce Marchfelder Charles Ringma David I. Smith David Skeel David Smith Denis Alexander Don Lewis James Hoffmeier James K. A. Smith James K. Hoffmeier James Smith John Hare Mark Buchanan Maxine Hancock Maxine Ringma Michael Buttrey Rikk Watts Rod Wilson Simon Gathercole Steven Bouma-Prediger Susan Phillips

Bruce Marchfelder is an award-winning filmmaker and Creative Director of UBC Studios. Previously he served as the Senior Directing Instructor at Vancouver Film School, and he is the writer and director of the feature film Mr. Fortune's Smile.

Charles R. Ringma is Professor Emeritus of Missions and Evangelism at Regent College. He is author of many books, including Gadamer's Dialogical Hermeneutic, Cry Liberation: With Voices from the Developing World, and Seek the Silences With Thomas Merton: Reflections on Identity, Community and Transformative Action.

David A. Skeel Jr. is S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is author of The New Financial Deal: Understanding the Dodd-Frank Act and Its (Unintended) Consequences, Icarus in the Boardroom, and Debt's Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America.

David I. Smith, BA (Oxford), PGCE (University of Nottingham), MPhilF (Institute for Christian Studies), PhD (University of London), is Director of the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning; Associate Professor of German, Calvin College.

Dr. Denis Alexander is the Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund's College, Cambridge, UK. Dr Alexander is also a Senior Affiliated Scientist at The Babraham Institute, Cambridge, where he supervises a research group in cancer and immunology, and where for many years he was Chairman of the Molecular Immunology Programme and Head of the Laboratory of Lymphocyte Signalling and Development. Dr Alexander was previously at the Imperial Cancer Research Laboratories in London (now Cancer Research UK), and prior to that spent 15 years developing university departments and laboratories overseas, latterly as Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Medical Faculty of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Dr Alexander was initially an Open Scholar at Oxford reading Biochemistry, before obtaining a PhD in Neurochemistry at the Institute of Psychiatry in London.

Dr Alexander writes, lectures and broadcasts widely in the field of science and religion. Since 1992 he has been Editor of the journal Science and Christian Belief, and currently serves on the UK Committee of Christians in Science and as one of the founding fellows of the International Society for Science and Religion. He is the author of Rebuilding the Matrix - Science and Faith in the 21st Century and of Can we be sure about anything? Science, faith, and postmodernism.

Donald M. Lewis is Professor of Church History at Regent College and is the Secretary of the Anglican Studies Program. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is author of Lighten Their Darkness: The Evangelical Mission to Working-Class London, 1828-1860, The Future Shape of Anglican Ministry, and The Origins of Christian Zionism: Evangelical Support for a Jewish Homeland, as well as editor of Christianity Re-born: The Global Expansion of Evangelicalism in the 20th Century and The Blackwell Dictionary of Evangelical Biography 1730-1860.

James K. Hoffmeier is Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

James K.A. Smith is Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, holding the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview. He is author of many books, including Discipleship in the Present Tense: Reflections on Faith and Culture, Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy, and Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping a Post-Secular Theology.

John Hare is Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology, Yale Divinity School. John's interests extend to ancient philosophy, medieval Franciscan philosophy, Kant, Kierkegaard, contemporary ethical theory, the theory of the atonement, medical ethics and international relations, and aesthetics. He is the authour of many books, including The Moral Gap; God's Call; and Why Bother Being Good?

John G. Stackhouse, Jr. is the Samuel J. Mikolaski Professor of Religious Studies and Dean of Faculty Development at Crandall University in New Brunswick. Prior to this, he was the Sangwoo Youtong Chee Professor of Theology and Culture at Regent College. He serves as an advisory editor at Christianity Today, a contributing editor at Books & Culture, and a columnist for Faith Today. He is the author of eight books, including Need to Know: Vocation as the Heart of Christian Epistemology, Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World, and Can God be Trusted?: Faith and the Challenge of Evil, as well as the co-author, editor, and co-editor of seven more. His articles have been featured in many publications, including The New York Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Atlantic, Time, and Reader's Digest.

Mark Buchanan, Mark Buchanan is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Ambrose Seminary in Calgary, Alberta. Mark is a pastor, teacher, speaker, and the author of widely-acclaimed books of practical theology including Your God is Too Safe: Rediscovering the Wonder of a God You Can't Control and Things Unseen: Living in the Light of Forever.

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.

Michael ButteryB.Sc., Molecular Genetics, (University of Alberta) is currently completing a Master of Christian Studies in Interdisciplinary Studies at Regent College. His thesis explores how Christian theology and liturgy, in particular infant baptism, questions the present day practice of genetic screening.

Rikk E. Watts is Professor of New Testament at Regent College. Previously, he served as an instructor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University, La Trobe University, and the Bible College of Victoria (now the Melbourne School of Theology). He is author of Isaiah's New Exodus in Mark, as well as a founding member of On Being, an Australian Christian magazine.

Rod Wilson is former President and Professor of Counselling and Psychology at Regent College. He is the author of Counseling and Community and How Do I Help a Hurting Friend?, as well as the co-author of Exploring Your Anger and Helping Angry People.

Simon Gathercole, MA(Cambridge), MATR, PhD(Durham), is lecturer in New Testament Studies, University of Cambridge. Simon's main academic interests includes the interpretation of the New Testament, the connections between the New Testament and the literature contemporaneous with it, Christology, and the doctrine of the atonement. Simon's books include Divine and Human Agency in Paul and His Cultural Environment; The Pre-Existent Son: Rediscovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark and Luke; andThe Gospel of Judas.

Steven Bouma-PredigerPh.D. (Chicago), M. Div. (Fuller), M.Phil.F. (Institue for Christian Studies, Ontario), A.B. (Hope College), is a Professor of Religion and Chair of the Religion Department Theology and Ethics. He wrote Evocations of Grace: The Writings of Joseph Sittler on Ecology, Theology and Ethics (Eerdmans, 2000). His book For the Beauty of the Earth (Baker Academic, 2001) won an "Award of Merit" from Christianity Today in the magazine's "2002 Book Awards" program. Prof. Bouma-Prediger also directs and teaches in the Environmental Studies program.

Susan S. Phillips is Executive Director and Professor of Christianity and Sociology at New College Berkeley (an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union in California). Susan is keenly interested in how engaging the caring practices will shape us spiritually. She is a certified spiritual director (Mercy Center, Burlingame, California) and has practised spiritual direction since the early 1990s. She edited (with Patricia Benner) The Crisis of Care and her most recent book is Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction.

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