E. Calvin Beisner and Bill McKibben will dialog on the subject of Christians, the environment and climate change at the upcoming Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum, set for April 10-11 in Leavell Chapel on the campus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Beisner founded The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation in 2005. Previously an associate professor at Knox Theological Seminary and Covenant College, Beisner has written more than 10 books and testified as an expert witness on the ethics and economics of climate policy before committees of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
McKibben is scholar in residence at Middlebury College and is the founder of 350.org. His 1989 book The End of Nature was the first book to warn about the threat of gloval warming. Bill is a frequent contributor to various magazines including The New York Times and Rolling Stone. He is also a board member and contributor to Grist Magazine and has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships. He won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000.
On site registration will be April 10 at 6:15 p.m. outside of Leavell Chapel, with the forum beginning at 7 p.m. A reception and book signing will take place at 9:30 p.m. in River City Cafe. Saturday, April 11, Greer-Heard and the Evangelical Theological Society’s Southwest Regional Meeting will reconvene in Leavell Chapel at 8 a.m.
Registration to the Greer-Heard Forum (April 10) is free for NOBTS families. Free childcare is available for NOBTS families who make reservations with the Preschool Education Center on campus. Friday night attendees receive a free copy of N.T. Wright’s book The Challenge of Easter. Saturday morning attendees receive a free copy of My Godfather by C.S. Lewis.
NOBTS students who attend Greer-Heard have the chance to win a $400 NOBTS account credit, one of two free Defend the Faith registrations, and one of 10 Greer-Heard mp3 audio sets.
Full registration to the ETS regional meeting is $35 and includes lunch on Saturday, Greer-Heard registration and an additional book on Friday.
For more information, visit greerheard.com.