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    2016 Spring Mahle Lecture featuring Dr. Timothy Eberhart

    In April of 2016, Hamline welcomed Dr. Timothy Eberhart to campus for a series of events concentrating on the Midwestern bio-region as a space for theological reflection on the nature of God, redemption, and human vocation. The following lectures were recorded and can be accessed through the link following the description.

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    Resilient Faith: The Greening of Religions on a Tough New Planet

    Date: Saturday, April 23rd
    Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
    Location: Hamline University, Anderson Center #111, 774 Snelling Ave, St. Paul MN 55104
    Admission: Free and Open to the Public
    Parking: Street parking available. Limited paid parking is available in the Anderson Center underground parking garage for $1 per hour. Download a campus map.
    About: 
    This is an interfaith workshop in collaboration with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light featuring Dr. Timothy Eberhart.

    Watch the Video on Resilient Faith

    Keynote Mahle Lecture

    "Eco-Theology for the Heartland: A Bioregional Approach"

    Date: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
    Time: 7 PM - 9 PM
    Location: Hamline University, Andeson Center #111-112, 774 Snelling Ave, St. Paul MN 55104
    Admission: Free and Open to the Public
    Parking: Street parking available. Limited paid parking is available in the Anderson Center underground parking garage for $1 per hour. Download a campus map

    About: Promoting a deepened knowledge and care of place – locale, space, habitat - is a central aim of environmentalism. A bioregional approach, in particular, attends to the dynamic relationship between human society and nature within distinct geographies characterized, for example, by watershed boundaries, plant and animal life, and terrain. 

    This Mahle Lecture focuses on the Midwestern bioregion as a space for theological reflection on the nature of God, redemption, and human vocation. What might it mean to do contextual, critical, and constructive theology from and for the people and places of the Heartland?

    Watch the Video in Eco-Theology for the Heartland
     

    About Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart

    Dr. Eberhart serves a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Theology and Ecology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Evanston, IL) and Methodist Theological School of Ohio (Delaware, OH). His appointment furthers the two seminaries’ commitment to integrating ecological perspectives and sustainable practices throughout the curriculum, campus life and the communities they serve. Currently, Eberhart serves as Garrett-Evangelical’s representative for the Seminary Stewardship Alliance (SSA), a consortium of schools dedicated to reconnecting Christians with the biblical call to care for God’s creation.

    Eberhart earned his B.A. in Religion from St. Olaf College, where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. His Ph.D. focused on theological ethics and his dissertation, under the direction of M. Douglas Meeks, will be published this fall as entitled Rooted and Grounded in Love: Holy Communion for the Whole Creation (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2016). He has also co-edited the collection The Economy of Salvation: Essays in Honor of M. Douglas Meeks (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2015).

    Eberhart has also taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Dakota Wesleyan University. He is an ordained elder in the Dakotas Conference of The United Methodist Church and has served as a local pastor in rural SD and a campus chaplain at Dakota Wesleyan University. He has served on the national planning committee for the 2014 Congress on Urban Ministry and was elected North American secretary for the Oxford Institute of Methodist Theological Studies. Eberhart explains his vision as a theologian and ethicist: “How we live as members of the creation reveals a great deal about who we believe God to be and what it means to lead a faithful existence. I’m eager to play a role in this collaborative effort to equip leaders with the wisdom of an ecological perspective and the practical knowledge of how to guide communities into the ways that lead to life.”

    Sponsored by the Wesley Center for Spirituality, Service and Social Justice and The Stephen and Kathi Austin Mahle Endowed Fund For Progressive Christian Thought

    Contact: Nancy Victorin-Vangerud at nvictorinvangerud01@hamline.edu or 651-523-2750