Creation Through a Telescope

Listen to Greg Strand’s introduction to the 2019 Theology Conference

God created all things with a telos, a purpose and end-goal in mind. Some consider that the doctrine of Creation focuses only on the origin of the universe and is concerned only with the past. This year’s Theology Conference unpacked why this is not so, exploring the theological significance and various implications of Creation.

Greg Strand, executive director of theology and credentialing for the EFCA, opened the 2019 Theology Conference at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, with a biblical reminder that the doctrine of Creation is more than just an origin story.

“While acknowledging the importance of origins and questions related to the age of the universe, we now turn and consider Creation through the telescope, so that we can focus more broadly on the theological significance and implications of the doctrine of Creation more comprehensively. Specifically, we consider how affirming the truth of God’s Creation affects us, human beings created in the imago Dei, the image of God, who are the culmination of God’s Creation. The doctrine of Creation is foundational, not just for beginnings, but also for endings, and additionally, for everything in between.” — Greg Strand

Listen to Strand’s full remarks in the EFCA Theology Podcast episode, and stay tuned for the upcoming podcasts from the conference. If you missed other episodes from the conference, find them in the EFCA Theology Podcast archives.

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