For the past two years, seminary leaders and faculty from among the largest Christian centers for pastoral training have committed their seminaries to creation care. They’ve committed to interweave biblical-theological inspirations for creation care into their curriculum, as challenging as it might be. They’ve decided to practice sustainability on their campuses in a variety of ways. And they’ve committed to meeting together once a year.
In a few hours in Winston-Salem NC, the conversation will commence once more with representatives from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Asbury Theological Seminary, Bethany Theological Seminary, Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, Denver Seminary, Duke Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity, Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Hood Theological Seminary, Luther Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, McAfee School of Theology at Mercer, Methodist Theological School in Ohio, North Park Theological Seminary, Northeastern Seminary, Northern Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Tabor Adelaide Seminary, Tabor College Victoria, Wake Forest School of Divinity, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University. (See a description of last year’s meeting here, and click here for a link to the 2013 plenary address given by Richard Mouw).
This year’s theme is the connection between Sabbath and Creation Care, and I’m particularly looking forward to hearing Wheaton’s Sandra Richter, Bob Russell (former Lead Pastor of Southeast Christian Church), Dean of Wake Forest Divinity Gail O’Day, Dean Ann Clay Adams and Stan Saunders from Columbia, and President Vergel Lattimore from Hood Theological Seminary. Conversations should be just as good. Hope to share some take aways soon!
Of related interest, click here for a pdf of my report of the 2012 ETS conference on Creation Care.