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Christian Politics: A Political Theology of Hope
With Dr. Matthew Tuininga, Calvin Theological Seminary
February 20th, 7:00pm, Evangelical Community Church.
Few things are as polarizing today as political dialogue or as dangerous to the common good as the lack thereof. We are excited to be hosting this lecture on an important and difficult issue (or nexus of issues). The lecture will be held at ECC, February 20th, at 7:00 pm.
Dr. Matthew Tuininga serves as Associate Professor of Moral Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. He previously taught at Emory University, Oglethorpe University, and at Sewanee, University of the South. He speaks on topics revolving around Christian ethics and Christian cultural and political engagement.
His first book, Calvin’s Political Theology and the Public Engagement of the Church: Christ’s Two Kingdoms was published with Cambridge University Press in 2017. Dr. Tuininga has also edited On Charity and Justice, the final volume of Kuyper’s collected works on public theology, forthcoming with Lexham Press.
Audio and video of past lectures is found in Past Lectures page of this site.
in collaboration with: Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, Foot of the Cross Church, Intervarsity Graduate Ministry, and Trinity Fellowship
- Session I: Sacred Ground: Evangelical Perspectives on Creation Care
Wednesday, September 25, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Evangelical Community Church
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Moerman, Evangelical Christian, AAAS Science Technology and Policy Fellow. Followed by panel presentations, and small‐group discussion.
- Session II: Our Changing Planet: Scientific Perspectives on Climate Change
Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Evangelical Community Church
Speaker: Dr. Ben Brabson, Climate Scientist, Professor Emeritus, IU Department of Physics. Followed by panel presentations, and small‐group discussion.
- Session III: A Shared Appreciation of Creation
Sunday, October 6, 2:00 – 6:00 PM, McCormick’s Creek State Park, Trailside Shelter
Guided field trip, dinner, and open discussion
Rev. Kyle Meyaard-Schaap lectured on creation care from a Biblical perspective and looked at some of the scientific data regarding climate change. The lecture was followed by a panel with included Kyle, a pastor, a rabbi and a professor.