February 15 – 17, 2019
Guest speaker: Professor William Brown of Columbia Theological Seminary, will speak on science and faith. Bill Brown comes highly acclaimed by our friends at Covenant Shores, who heard him speak last year, complete with fascinating slides and insights into what science has discovered about creation—and how it does and doesn’t fit with the Bible.
According to the Bible, God’s creation cannot be described or explained in any one way. Indeed, the Old Testament alone features at least seven very different accounts of creation. In both lectures, Dr. Brown will explore three of the ways creation is described in the Bible, from the naturalistic to the poetic to the fantastic. Each way has its own wisdom to share about how we are to live in God’s creation.
Friday, February 15—God’s Cosmic Temple and Wisdom’s World of Wonder
Saturday, February16—Job’s Journey from Wound to Wonder
William P. Brown is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. Bill has also taught at Union Presbyterian Seminary inRichmond and at Emory University. He is the author of several books and numerous essays on biblical interpretation and theology, including Sacred Sense (Eerdmans), Wisdom’s Wonder (Eerdmans), The Seven Pillars of Creation: The Bible, Science, and the Ecology of Wonder (Oxford University), Seeing the Psalms: A Theology of Metaphor (WJK), as well as editor of Engaging Biblical Authority (WJK). Bill was recently a member of the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton (www.ctinquiry.org), where he worked collaboratively with scientists, philosophers, and ethicists exploring the “societal implications of astrobiology.” He is currently working on a major commentary on the Psalms. Bill is an avid Sunday School teacher and was a founding member of Earth Covenant Ministry, an organization of Presbyterian churches in the Atlanta area dedicated to creation care, now part of Georgia Interfaith Power and Light (GIPL). Gail and Bill have two grown daughters, Ella and Hannah.