Fall Lecture

Thursday, October 19, 2017  |  7:00 PM
Southeastern University Business & Education Building, Room A115

Tongues and Trees: The Challenges and Possibilities of a Pentecostal Care of Creation
Presented by Dr. A.J. Swoboda
Pastor, Theophilus Church
Professor at Portland Seminary; Portland, Oregon

Dr. A.J. Swoboda is a professor and author, and the pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He teaches A.J. Swobodatheology, biblical studies and Christian history at Portland and Fuller Seminaries, as well as at a number of other universities and Bible colleges. He is the lead mentor of the Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and leadership at Fuller Seminary.

He is the director of Blessed Earth Northwest, an organization focused on creation care issues and Sabbath in the Pacific Northwest. Swoboda also serves as the executive director of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance — a consortium of Christian higher education schools that provides Christian training in creation care and is implementing sustainable practices. Previous to this, Swoboda served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon.

His doctoral research at the University of Birmingham (U.K.) explored the never-ending relationship between the Holy Spirit and ecology. Swoboda is also the curator of www.greenjesus.com, a site on creation care. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pentecostal Studies.

Swoboda is the author of Scripting Pentecost: A Study of Pentecostals, Worship and Liturgy: Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology, Tongues and Trees: Toward a Pentecostal Ecological Theology, and Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology.

More on Dr. A.J. Swoboda

Website and blog
Twitter @mrajswoboda

More Information

Dr. Murray W. Dempster
Center for the Study of Global Pentecostalism at Southeastern University