Transformation the Gospel Way: Cultivating Christ-Like Persons of Holy Character and Faithful Ethical Action

Speaker(s): Jonathan Wilson, Keith Krull, Kevin Boonstra, Mariam Kamell, Mark Buchanan, Rikk Watts, Ross Hastings, Soohwan Park
Date: May 6-9 2014
Length: 12h46min
Product ID: RGDL4413S

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Many Christians today seem to lack ethical seriousness. When difficult choices arise, they demontrate a low level of commitment to scriptural teaching and often default to the norms of their environment. During the 2014 Regent College Pastors' Conference, we want to help pastors reframe the call to discipleship so that formation and transformation become an outflow of our participation in the triune God, producing an attractive, vivid, and effective pattern of faithfulness that reflects his desire for us to be truly human persons, "fully alive", bearers of the beauty of his holiness. Lectures include:

  • Being Human: Embodying God's Character - Rikk Watts
  • Having All You Need - Mark Buchanan
  • The Sexually Healthy Pastor - Keith Krull
  • The Spirit and the Cross: The Gospel and Christian Character - Rikk Watts
  • Making Every Effort - Mark Buchanan
  • Ethical Living and Social Justice - Soohwan Park and Jonathan Wilson
  • Living the Kingdom: Loving Your Neighbours as Christ Loves Them - Mariam Kamell
  • Increasing the Measure - Mark Buchanan
  • The Church and the Law: When Does a Pastor Need to Call a Lawyer? - Kevin Boonstra
  • Endurance in Faith (Fullness): The Certainty of Hope - Mariam Kamell
  • Participating in the Transforming Gospel - Ross Hastings

See All Audio by Jonathan Wilson Keith Krull Kevin Boonstra Mariam Kamell Mark Buchanan Rikk Watts Ross Hastings Soohwan Park

Jonathan R. Wilson (Ph. D, Duke) is Pioneer McDonald Professor of Theology at Carey Theological College. Before joining the Carey faculty in 2006, he was Professor of Theology and Ethics at Acadia Divinity College and Professor of Religious Studies at Westmont College. Among his books are Living Faithfully in a Fragmented World, God So Loved the World: A Christology for Disciples, A Primer for Christian Doctrine, and Why Church Matters: Worship, Ministry, and Mission in Practice.

Keith Krull was Director of Vancouver Christian Counselling Centre. VCCC is a professional counselling service located at First Baptist Church Vancouver.

Kevin Boonstra is a lawyer and partner at Kuhn LLP and works in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. He practices in both litigation and commercial/charity matters for a broad spectrum of business and non-profit clients.

Mariam J. Kamell is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Regent College after previously serving as Postdoctoral Fellow for three years. She is co-author (with Craig L. Blomberg and Clinton E. Arnold) of Zondervan's exegetical commentary on James.

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.

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.

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.

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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