|Dr. Gregory Love among Christian educators who will teach at Tahoe conference|
Several members of the San Francisco Theological Seminary community will lead classes during The Zephyr Experience in scenic Lake Tahoe July 8-13.
The Zephyr Experience is a conference that supports theological learning, spiritual growth and deepening Christianity in everyday lives. The classes will focus on the Bible, Spirituality, and Ethics – Church & Society. Interactive and fun programs are provided for children and youth of all ages.
Rev. Dr. Gregory Love, SFTS Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, will be among the gifted and committed Christian educators leading classes this year. Love will teach a Bible class entitled “Science and the Christian Faith.”
This course investigates whether you can be a Christian and have a scientific view of the world at the same time. Love will trace the root of the perceived inconsistency between science and religion to a 17th century misunderstanding of God’s transcendence, and to misunderstandings of Genesis 1-2. He will also look at how it is possible for God to act in the same world described by scientists. He will conclude by seeing how Christian faith challenges ethics rooted only in science, by asking about the ethical implications of genetic engineering.
Love won the 2011 Angell Award voted on by the Presbyterian Writers Guild (PWG) for his book Love, Violence, and the Cross: How the Nonviolent God Saves Us through the Cross of Christ. It was published by Cascade Books/Wipf and Stock.
Dr. Herman C. Waetjen, the SFTS Robert S. Dollar Professor of New Testament, Emeritus, will teach a Bible class entitled “God Does Not Punish.” This class will try to answer the following questions: Is there a difference between “righteousness” and “justice?” Is the former a private matter in our relationship to God? And is “justice” that which we pursue in our American civil society?
Rev. Julie Love, an ordained Presbyterian pastor who is the wife of Rev. Dr. Gregory Love, will teach the Spirituality class entitled “The Necessary Miracle.” This class will contemplate the event of forgiveness, both gift and act. Love will help participants discover the freedom and joy of this necessary miracle.
She is currently working on her second book, tentatively called The Necessary Miracle, which will focus on the gift of forgiveness.
For further information on The Zephyr Experience, click here.