September 8, 2019 @ 10:10 AM – 11:00 AM
Gym, River Terrace Church

Sunday Morning Adult Forum Series Theme: “Engaging God’s Great Earth”

Join us in the Gym from 10:10-11:00 AM as we ‘dig’ into the soil of this great planet that God has made. As Christians in the Reformed tradition, how do we understand God’s general revelation given in the creation? How do we carry out our role as stewards of the earth?

September 8: “God’s Revelation in Creation” – Married couple Dr. Stephen and Rebecca Grabill will share about their work. Stephen is a theologian who considers natural law and economics, and Rebecca is a children’s author whose new book, A Year with Mama Earth, releases in September from Eerdmans Publishing.

September 15: “On the Farm: Planting Seeds, Growing Food” Gregory Dunn, an alumnus of Calvin Seminary, shares his insights and experience from overseeing Blackbird Farms CSA (community-supported agriculture) in Coopersville, MI.

September 22: “Excavating Early Christianity: Archaeological Insights from Hisban and Umm el-Jimal, Jordan.” Darrell Rohl, Calvin University, returns to share about the dig project he leads in the Middle East. God’s written revelation is given in Scripture, and general revelation is shown in the creation. Archaeology brings these two areas of revelation together where what is buried in the earth and often confirms what is written in Scripture.

September 29: “Stewarding the Resources of Creation” Steve Mulder leads the Christian Reformed Church’s Climate Witness Project, from the Office of Social Justice. He will be joined by his granddaughter Anneke Spoelma (she’s featured in the September issue of The Banner magazine) to share about ways that congregations and individuals can live as divinely-appointed caretakers of the earth.