Dr. Doug Harink to speak about global stewardship


For immediate release
April 12, 1999
Revised April 15, 1999

Dr. Doug Harink, professor of theology at The King's University College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, will be at Abilene Christian University Monday, April 19, to conduct a seminar open to the public. Dr. Harink's comments will focus on the centrality of Jesus Christ in the Christian's relationship to creation.

After spending Monday touring campus, speaking to students at ACU's 11 a.m. Daily Assembly and meeting with faculty and staff members serving on a Global Stewardship Institutional Mentoring Program, Dr. Harink will speak to the public from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in Hart Auditorium in ACU's College of Biblical Studies. Along with giving his thoughts, Dr. Harink will conduct a question-and-answer session.

His ACU visit will extend through Tuesday as he speaks to different classes on campus.

"The purpose of this project is to promote a dialogue within the Christian community concerning our daily stewardship of the gift of creation," said Dr. Jim Cooke, chair of ACU's Department of Industrial Technology. "We want to understand more fully our relationship with God and the rest of creation, and demonstrate our understanding of that relationship with action."

Dr. Harink is a member of the Canadian Theological Society, Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion and current president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association. He also is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Christian Ethics.

He has written and reviewed numerous books, papers and articles.

He has been awarded the Pew Foundation "Global Stewardship Initiative" mini-grant, Pew Faculty Summer Research Grant and the Templeton Science and Religion Course Program grant.

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