Ecologist, Professor, and Author Bill Brown in Washington, DC
November 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 amFree
“JUST CREATION: SHALOM FOR OUR COMMON HOME”
Dr. Bill Brown will explore how Scripture and the Reformed faith
call us into new ways of living with and for the earth.
People of faith seek justice for all creation. We are challenged today to expand our faith to recognize the great injustices in our global environmental crisis. Our speaker has been leading the Reformed community in such an expansion, by bringing Scripture, science, and a living faith to the issues. This session will change your thinking and living and is not to be missed. RSVP required (see below). Cosponsored by the Earth Care Network of National Capital Presbytery.
Bill Brown is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta. Dr. Brown has abiding interests in the use of scripture in the life of the church and the world, particularly in the context of ecology and justice. Specific interests include creation theology, faith and science dialogue, the Psalms, and wisdom literature (Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes).He was a founding member of Earth Covenant Ministry, a grass-roots organization of Presbyterian churches in Georgia, and has offered seminars and workshops at Montreat, Ghost Ranch, and scores of churches. He coordinated the Science and Seminaries project at Columbia Theological Seminary, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s program in the Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion.
Bill shares: “I grew up on the desert, surrounded by stars, away from the city lights.” It was there, in high school, with the aid of a six-inch telescope that Bill built himself, that theology began to prevail in his life. “Just trying to comprehend the vastness of the universe, for me, was a spiritual exploration of God’s creation.”
Author of over a dozen books and numerous articles, Brown’s recent books include The Seven Pillars of Creation: Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder (Oxford University), Wisdom’s Wonder (Wm. B. Eerdmans), and Sacred Sense: Discovering the Wonder of God’s Word and World (Wm. B. Eerdmans), and Editor of The Oxford Handbook of the Psalms (Oxford University Press). He was names as a Henry Luce III Fellow in theology for 2007-2008.