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Summer Workshop: Professor Arand in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The Great Evangelical Creation Debate
One of the hottest issues among evangelicals these days revolves around the question of creation and origins. Three positions have emerged within their circles. These are the Old Earth Creationists, the Young Earth Creationists and the Evolutionary Creationists. The questions they raise and the answers they give will spill over into our circles as our people become familiar with their publications. So what are these positions? And most importantly, where do we as Lutherans stand on the individual issues as well as the assumptions of the entire creation debate?
Arand is the Eugene E. and Nell S. Fincke Graduate Professor of Theology, director of the Center for the Care of Creation and dean of Theological Research and Publication. He has published several books and more than 50 articles on topics related to the Lutheran Confessions (with an emphasis on the catechisms) and the theology of creation. Arand served as the primary drafter for the Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) document, Together with All Creatures: Caring for God’s Living Earth (Concordia Publishing House). He has written numerous articles, given public lectures, made presentations to numerous pastors’ conferences and conducted many congregational workshops on the topic. He is currently exploring how the theology of creation informs not just our care of creation, but how creation and redemption are intimately united.
Registration deadline: June 25, 2018
Contact: Rev. Paul Nelson