Creation Groaning: Down to Earth Gospel

Speaker(s): Bob Ekblad, Dave Bookless, Ghillean Prance, Gordon Fee, Loren Wilkinson
Date: Nov. 14, 2003
Length: 6:25:50
Product ID: RGDL3342S

Purchase Options:

MP3 Download - $33.99
CD - $58.99

Description

This conference investigates what it means to be both broken people living in a groaning world and God's image bearers in his good creation. In his two keynote lectures, Prof. Sir Ghillean Prance addresses the reality of a groaning creation along with the biblical hope underlying a Christian response to the environmental crisis. Gordon Fee and Bob Ekblad biblically frame the discussion by exegeting two key passages, Romans 8 and Genesis 2 & 3 respectively. Loren Wilkinson grapples with God's deep and profound love for all of creation and the implications of this love for both humanity and the rest of creation. Finally, Dave Bookless speaks on how we can work in the midst of suffering people and a groaning creation to practically incarnate this hope. Lectures include:

  • Creation Groans - Sir Ghillean Prance
  • Finding Our Way Back to Eden - Bob Ekblad
  • Cosmic Pain of Redemption - Gordon Fee
  • The Triune God and the Way of Love - Loren Wilkinson
  • Fragile Clay Jars in a Pre-Packaged World - Dave Bookless
  • There is Still Hope - Sir Ghillean Prance

See All Audio by Bob Ekblad Dave Bookless Ghillean Prance Gordon Fee Loren Wilkinson

Robert Ekblad is Founder and Director of Tierra Nueva del Norte in Burlington, Washington, USA, with his wife, Gracie. He is also Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, Lecturer in Missiology and Old Testament at Westminster Theological Center in Cheltenham, UK, and Sessional Lecturer of Biblical Studies (Old Testament) at Regent College. He also serves as Chaplain for the Skagit County Jail in Mount Vernon, Washington. He is author of A New Christian Manifesto: Pledging Allegiance to the Kingdom of God and Reading the Bible with the Damned.

Dave Bookless is Director of Theology at A Rocha. He is author of Planetwise: Dare to Care for God's World and God Doesn't Do Waste.

Sir Ghillean Prance (born 13 July 1937) is a prominent British botanist and ecologist.nnHe has published extensively on the taxonomy of families such as Chrysobalanaceae and Lecythidaceae, but he perhaps drew more attention in documenting the pollination ecology of Victoria amazonica. The foremost public office he held was as director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (1988-1999). He was knighted in 1995. Since his retirement he has remained very active, notably involving himself with the Eden project. Prance, a devout Christian, is currently the president of Christians in Science.

Gordon D. Fee is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Regent College. Previously he taught at Wheaton College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He has served as the general editor of the New International Commentary series, as well as on the NIV revision committee that produced the TNIV. He is the author of commentaries on 1 Corinthians, Philippians and the Pastoral Epistles, as well as books on exegesis, hermeneutics and the Holy Spirit.

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.

Related Audio

Details / Buy

"Environment" or "Creation": A Scientific and Biblical Framework for Caring for the Earth

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

"Fingerprinting God": Perspectives on Creation, Evolution & Design

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson, Rikk Watts, Stephen Meyer, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

'Under the Mercy' The Literature & Theology of Charles Williams

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

Beyond 'Design': Evolutionary Biology and a Theology of Preservation

Speaker: David Robinson, Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

Christian Perspectives on the History of Philosophy

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

Christian Thought and Culture I (Fall 2005)

Speaker: Bruce Hindmarsh, Don Lewis, Fr. Lawrence … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Christian Thought and Culture II (2013)

Speaker: Bruce Guenther, Bruce Hindmarsh, Christine Jones, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Created Wealth and the Created World: Conference on Business and the Environment

Speaker: Calvin Dewitt, Clive Mather, Iain Provan, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Creating Wealth and the Created World: Conference on Business and the Environment

Speaker: Calvin Dewitt, Clive Mather, Iain Provan, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Creation & Gospel: From the Garden to the Ends of the Earth

Speaker: Bruce Waltke, Cheryl Bear, Eugene Peterson, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Creation, Christians & Modernity (Some Ambiguities of Science & Technology) (CTC Lecture)

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

Dante & the Legacy of the Christian Middle Ages (CTC I Fall 2005)

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

Failure of the Moral Foundations of Western Society

Speaker: Iain Benson, Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

Fall Theology Conference 2001: What Does It Mean to Be Saved? Broadening Evangelical Horizons of Salvation

Speaker: Amy Sherman, Bruce Hindmarsh, Cherith Fee … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Food Forethought

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson, Marketplace Institute

Details / Buy

How the Irish Saved Civilization and other Celtic Tales

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

How Then Shall We Live?

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson, Mariam Kamell, Paul Williams, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Imago Mundi Poems Lecture

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

Imago Mundi Poetry Reading

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

Introduction to Christian Studies

Speaker: Bruce Waltke, Don Lewis, James Houston, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Linlathen 2018: The Heartbeat of Earth - A Theological Knowing of Land

Speaker: Cheryl Bear, Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

Living The Christian Life

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson, Walter Wright

Details / Buy

Making Peace with Creation

Speaker: Regent College

Details / Buy

Margaret Visser on The Meaning of Saints

Speaker: Margaret Visser

Details / Buy

Modern Literature

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

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

Speaker: Chris Wright, Ed Brown, Jonathan Moo, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Reflections (Chapel Talk)

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson, Mary Ruth Wilkinson

Details / Buy

Regent Chapel V3 Winter 2003

Speaker: Darrell Johnson, Loren Wilkinson, Regent Chapel … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Regent College Convocation 2012 Ceremony and Speeches

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson, Mariam Kovalishyn, Richard Thompson, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Regent College Convocation 2012 Video

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

Rod Wilson - A Life of Life and Death / Dal Schindell and Loren Wilkinson Tribute

Speaker: Rod Wilson

Details / Buy

Saving Civilization: Christianity after the Fall of Rome

Speaker: Bruce Hindmarsh, Fr. Lawrence Farley, Loren … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

Still Falls the Rain (Chapel Talk)

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

The Christian Life

Speaker: Bob Ekblad, Bud Osborne, Craig Gay, … (see details for all)

Details / Buy

The Christian Year: Advent (CTC I Fall 2005)

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

The Medieval Synthesis (CTC I Fall 2005)

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

The Singular Universe and the Triune God

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

There & Back to Here: A Conversation on Tolkien

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson, Ralph Wood

Details / Buy

Valuing the Earth

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson