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Thursday, May 5, 2011

PCNV Climate Change Seminar

The next meeting of the Progressive Christian Network of Victoria (PCNV) focuses on one of the most important issues affecting the future of our society - climate change - and asks how progressive Christianity connects with that.

TOPIC: "The Brewing Storm. Eco-justice, Climate Change and what Progressive Theology has to do with it"
SPEAKER: Rev Dr Morag Logan. Dr Logan is a biblical scholar who has also worked on international climate change projects in Europe and brings a special perspective to the issues that confront us.
WHEN: Sunday 15 May, 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm

WHERE: Glen Iris Uniting Church, Glen Iris Rd near High Street, Glen iris.

Important Lessons from the Bible

Why Jesus came:
"that the world might be saved through him"
John 3:17

Who Jesus is going to use to save the world:
"For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God."
Romans 8:19

Our role on earth:
"The LORD God put the man in the Garden of Eden to take care of it and to look after it."
Genesis 2:15

The Five Pillars of A Christian Theology of Sustainability

1. God is the creator, sustainer and redeemer of creation.

2. Covenantal Stewardship (we have a covenant with God as stewards of the earth).

3. The creation-fall-redemption paradigm (God made a good world; human failure broke the relationships between god, man and creation; Christ provides hope for all creation).

4.Bodily resurrection(we will rise with bodies, not as spirits)

5.New Creation (a new Heaven and new Earth refers to a renewal and an earthing of heaven, not starting over).

Adapted from When Enough is Enough: A Christian Framework for Environmental Sustainability, Edited by R.J. Berry, Published by Inter-Varsity Press, 2007, Nottingham p43+