These seminars will be led by Revd Dr Mark Siddall who, before becoming Priest-in-Charge of St James Church Kingsway and Quedgeley, had an international career in Climate Research.
This seminar series is based around Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World by Douglas J. Moo and Jonathan A. Moo. It aims to equip preachers and church leaders for the years and decades ahead by studying the scriptural, theological and missional imperative to Care for God’s Creation. The text is aimed at final year undergraduate and MA students and so expect a rigorous level of engagement, which will expose you to a range of approaches and scholarship on this subject.
You are welcome to one, some, or all of the dates below. Please contact Mark directly if you wish to book a last minute place on this course.
It will help to have read the book before you attend.
|Title of session
|1 and 2
|6 and 7
|9 and 10
|Eschatology and Good News
|11 and 14
|Human vocation in Creation
Bio: Revd Dr Mark Siddall: Mark is currently Priest-in-Charge of St James Church Kingsway and Quedgeley, Diocese of Gloucester. Prior to his ordination, he had an international career in Climate Research. He gained his PhD at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton before taking Postdoctoral research posts at the University of Bern, Switzerland and Columbia University, NYC. Mark then settled into a research fellowship at the University of Bristol. Mark has published fifty peer reviewed articles and book chapters in the scientific literature, including in the journals Nature and Science, which together been cited thousands of times. Since ordination Mark has continued his research and teaching interests in Climate Change, presenting at workshops, leading courses to train clergy and writing papers and study notes. Mark’s most recent publication is The Prodigal Climate Crisis, Theology, May 2022.