Living Elders in a Dying Church

Speaker(s): James Houston, Ted Mauger
Date: May 23-27, 2011
Length: 11hr 22min
Product ID: RGDL4110S

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Description

As the aging of society is now progressing, the role or lack of role of its 'seniors' will become a serious burden for church and society alike. Yet Biblically, the church should see the role of 'elders' as the dynamic of its spiritual health; instead our hope lies in a youth culture. Facing the medical consequences of advancing bodily health. are churches prepared for the rapid increase of 'seniors' who have never been equipped to be 'elders'? Such is the challenge of this course. Lectures include:

  • Facing a Demographic Challenge of an Ageing Population in the Western World - James Houston
  • The Neglect of Biblical "Elders" in a Culture of "Ageism" - James Houston
  • How Do Disabilities Challenge Our Cultural Assumptions of "Being Persons-in-Christ"? - James Houston
  • Is There a Theology of Alzheimer's Disease? - James Houston and Ted Mauger
  • How Does the Church Prepare Us For Dying? - James Houston

James M. Houston is Board of Governors' Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. Previously, he was University Lecturer at Oxford University. He is author of I Believe in the Creator, In Search of Happiness, The Heart's Desire: A Guide to Personal Fulfillment, The Transforming Power of Prayer: Deepening Your Friendship with God., Joyful Exiles, and Letters of Faith Through the Seasons.

Ted Mauger, M.D., is Chief of Neuropsychiatry for Hope Network Rehabilitation Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan. While beginning his practice in family medicine, he moved on to the field of psychiatry where he has helped thousands of families with neurological barriers. Dr. Mauger has committed himself to developing neuropsychiatric treatment programs for individuals with acquired brain injuries.

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