Scripture, Poetry & a Liberated Imagination

Speaker(s): Brian Walsh, Bud Osborn, Charles Ringma, Darrell Johnson, David Bentall, David Gill, David Wright, Del Ratzsch, Jens Zimmerman, Stanley Grenz
Date: Jan 14, 2005
Length: 11:00:00
Product ID: RGMP3438S

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This is a collection of Evening Public Lectures from the Winter of 2005. Lectures include:

  • Scripture, Poetry & a Liberated Imagination - Brian Walsh and Bud Osborn
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  • Life Giving Friendship: Finding a Peter, James & John for Your Life - David Bentall
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  • A Discussion on Brian McLaren's 'Generous Orthodoxy' - Stanley Grenz, Charles Ringma, and Darrell Johnson
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  • Intelligent Design / The Death of Religion & the Birth of Science - Del Ratzsch
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  • Christian Moral Values in an age of Political & Social Conflict - David Gill
  • Being in Time: The Interpretive Nature of the Christian Faith - Jens Zimmermann
  • The Strange History of Infant Baptism - David Wright
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See All Audio by Brian Walsh Bud Osborn Charles Ringma Darrell Johnson David Bentall David Gill David Wright Del Ratzsch Jens Zimmerman Stanley Grenz

Brian Walsh has had a long history in Campus ministry. Presently he is the Christian Reformed Chaplin at the University of Toronto. Brian has always been passionate about mentoring students in a radical discipleship to Jesus Christ. His many publications bear witness to this passion. Together with his wife, Sylvia Keesmaat, he wrote a book on reading the epistle to the Colossians in a postmodern context. And with Hope College professor of religion, Steve Bouma-Prediger, Brian is working on a manuscript addressing questions of home, homelessness and homecoming.

Bud Osborn has been a poet and social activist for nearly 40 years. His 5 published books of poetry included Lonesome Monsters (Anvil, 2nd printing, 1999), Hundred Block Rock (Arsenal Pulp, 1999), and Keys to the Kingdom (Get to the Point, 1999) which won the City of Vancouver Book Award. Bud Osborn's poetic credo is "fidelity to lived experience." He has recorded his poetry and performed with musicians locally at the Vancouver Folk and Jazz Festivals, and as far abroad as Taegu, South Korea.Osborn lives in Vancouver where he is compiling a new collection of poetry and has recently completed a prose manuscript entitled "Crazed Dust"

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.

Darrell W. Johnson is Senior Minister at First Baptist Church in Vancouver and former Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College. Before coming to Regent he served for 30 years as Preaching Pastor for churches in the United States and the Philippines. He continues to teach as a sessional lecturer at Regent College.

David C. Bentall, founder of Next Step Advisors, is a graduate of UBC's Commerce Faculty and Harvard's Business School. For twenty years David Bentall worked in his family's real estate and construction businesses. He served as President and CEO of Dominion Construction. David Bentall is a gifted moderator and a trained facilitator. He has recently released a new book called The Company You Keep: The Transforming Power of Male Relationships.

David W. Gill is the President of the International Jacques Ellul Society and served as Carl I. Lindberg Professor of Apllied Ethics at North Park University in Chicago. His publications include The Word of God in Ethics of Jacques Ellul, Peter the Rock: Extraordinary Insights from an Ordinary Man, and The Opening of the Christian Mind.

David Wright is a former professor of Patristic & Reformed Christianity at the University of Edinburgh and is currently the president of the ScottishChurch History Society. Wright is an elder in the Church of Scotland and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Del Ratzsch is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College and felow of the International Society for Complexity, Information & Design. He has taught courses on such topics as Sherlock Holmes, science-religion, original debates, intelligent design, and "popular" Philosophy. He has written many articles for such journals as International Studies in the Philosophy of science, Monist, and Faith and Philosophy

Jens Zimmermann is Associate Professor of German and English at Trinity Western University and has been awarded a five-year Canadian Council Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture, beginning in the fall of 2006. He has published works across several disciplines, including Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: an Incarnational-Trinitarian Theory of Interpretation and, with Dr. Norman Klassen, The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational humanism and the future of university education.

Stanley J. Grenz was the Pioneer McDonald Professor of Baptist Heritage, Theology and Ethics at Carey Theological College. He was a former Baptist pastor and author of numerous books including Sexual Ethics: An Evangelical Perspective, The Moral Quest: Foundations of Christian Ethics, and Theology for the Community of God.

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