H. Evan Runner was famous for saying “all of life is religion”. Abraham Kuyper famously said, “There is not a square inch of the entire creation of which Christ does not say ‘That is mine!’” Both these thinkers recognized that we are called to serve Christ in every dimension of life as he has made it. One would expect, therefore, God’s Word to address all of life. Alas, far too often we do not experience this creation-wide vision in our reading of Scripture, whether private or communal. In this lecture Prof. Craig Bartholomew will explore how to go about reading the Bible so as to hear God’s address for all of life.
Prof. Bartholomew is the H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy at Redeemer University College as well as professor of religion and theology. He is also the principal of The Paideia Centre for Public Theology. With Mike Goheen (Geneva Chair from 2005-12), he is author of the 2013 book Christian Philosophy: A systematic and narrative introduction as well as The Drama of Scripture: Finding our place in the Biblical story (2004).
The lecture is free and open to the public. [A low-quality recording is available here.]
Trinity Western University
Neufeld Science Centre: Block Hall
Thursday 30 January 2014
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Note: Neufeld Science Centre is building #09 on this campus map. Parking passes for the evening can be purchased (using cash or credit card) just past the Welcome Centre (#02 on the map), and we have been told that you may use the staff parking lot next to Neufeld, in addition to the regular visitor parking lot near buildings #10/11/12.