About Providence, Divine Action and the Church

In this blog, Terry J. Wright posts thoughts and shares research on the Christian doctrine of providence. This doctrine testifies to God’s provision for all things through creation’s high priest, the man Christ Jesus. However, the precise meaning and manner of this provision is a perpetually open question, and this blog is a forum for discussion of the many issues relating to providence and the place of the Church within God’s action.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

The Earth is the Lord's: A Conference on Covenant, Creation, and the Environment

Another day, another notice about another conference: this time, the annual conference of the Modern Church.

The Earth is the Lord’s: Renewing the Covenant of Creation

Monday 15 to Thursday 18 July 2013 at High Leigh Conference Centre

The Church needs a characteristically Christian approach to the current environment crisis. There is a danger that by repeating fashionable secular positions, the Church may be adopting ideas and assumptions that are not compatible with our core beliefs.

This conference will explore what the Bible says about the creation, based on the most fundamental (and most neglected) idea of the eternal covenant which binds all creation and human society into one God-given system.

The speakers will look at examples of breaking the covenant and the consequences for the environment; at some attempts to restore the covenant by new industrial practices and new attitudes; and at how this can be put into practice at a local level and expressed in worship.

The speakers include: Margaret Barker, Michael J. Frye, Helen Hutchinson, Jeffrey Newman, Hylton Murray Philipson, David Shreeve, and Tom Spencer.

Cost: £210–£270

There’s a provisional programme here and further information here and here.

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