Healthy Pastors Initiative Director Rev. Sam Nikkel:
Serving those in ministry is at the heart of the Healthy Pastors Initiative. Creating a community of care for fellow pastors, for discussion, prayer and peer support is another vital purpose for this initiative.Through a variety of carefully designed workshops and retreats, pastors and leaders will explore the practical issues that need to be considered as well as topics such as: the common pitfalls of ministry, such as isolation and stress, and focus on some best practices to foster long-term ministry health. Among the key areas to be discussed are:
- Spiritual Formation
- Emotional and Cultural Intelligence
- Leadership and Management
- Marriage and Family
You are invited to join us for GOD in the MODERN WORLD: A CHRISTIAN-ATHEIST DIALOGUE
Is there room for God in the modern world? Or is belief in God a relic of the past?
In this discussion, Christian theologian Randal Rauser and atheist Justin Schieber share very different views about the meaning and relevance of God for the modern age.
This event is part of the “Crucial Conversations Series”, which aims to host uncommon discussion about challenging topics that are friendly, engaging and substantive. We hope you will join us for this free event to hear from our presenters, ask your own questions, and to engage other attendees in respectful dialogue.
This event is co-presented by the E P Wahl Centre, the continuing education ministry of Taylor, along with the Society for Edmonton Atheists. There is no charge to attend, and light refreshments will be offered following the event.
ABOUT OUR PARTICIPANTS
Randal Rauser is Professor of Historical Theology at Taylor Seminary in Edmonton, where he has taught since 2003. He lectures widely on the topics of apologetics and Christian worldview. Dr. Rauser is the author or coauthor of ten books including The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver, and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails and Theology in Search of Foundations. Dr. Rauser also regularly blogs and podcasts as The Tentative Apologist at www.randalrauser.com.
Justin Schieber is founder and host of Real Atheology, a Youtube channel dedicated to presenting issues in contemporary philosophy of religion in easy-to-follow videos. As former cohost of the Reasonable Doubts Radio Show and Podcast (2011-2015), Justin enjoys promoting a friendly, yet firm, skepticism toward religious claims. He lectures on the philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God and has participated in many public debates at colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. He served on the board of the Grand Rapids chapter of the Center for Inquiry in 2014 and 2015.
Friendly. Engaging. Substantive.