Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church presents

Theology is for Everyone

Breakfast Seminar with Dr. J. I. Packer

Saturday, June 9 2007 8:30 to 11:00 am

James I. Packer
Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College
MA, DPhil (

What do J. I. Packer, Billy Graham and Richard John Neuhaus have in common? Each was recently named by TIME magazine as among the 25 most influential evangelicals in America.

Dr. Packer, the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College, was hailed by TIME as “a doctrinal Solomon” among Protestants. “Mediating debates on everything from a particular Bible translation to the acceptability of free-flowing Pentecostal spirituality, Packer helps unify a community [evangelicalism] that could easily fall victim to its internal tensions.”

Knowing God, Dr. Packer’s seminal 1973 work, was lauded as a book which articulated shared beliefs for members of diverse denominations; the TIME profile quotes Michael Cromartie of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington as saying, “conservative Methodists and Presbyterians and Baptists could all look to [Knowing God] and say, ‘This sums it all up for us.’” In a similar tribute to Dr. Packer almost ten years ago, American theologian Mark Noll wrote in Christianity Today that, “Packer’s ability to address immensely important subjects in crisp, succinct sentences is one of the reasons why, both as an author and speaker, he has played such an important role among American evangelicals for four decades.”

For over 25 years Regent College students have been privileged to study under Dr. Packer’s clear and lucid teaching, and our faculty, staff and students celebrate the international recognition he rightly receives as a leading Christian thinker and teacher.

All are welcome.

Registration fee: $5.00 (includes breakfast)

Please register by June 6, 2007

Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church

2610 Birchmount Road, Scarborough ON M1W 2P5

Register by Tel: (416) 297-8011 or E-mail:


Terra said...

This looks awesome - wish I could be there!

Don't Blame Me! said...

Hey Nick.. what is your thoughts on fundamentalists and they have been portayed as narrow minded and fanatical.

Nick Hill said...

Adam ("Don't Blame Me"),

You will have to be more specific. The word "fundamentalist" is now a meaningless word. It is a sort of theological "swear word" that one uses when they don't agree with a position or stance. It's the easiest way to win an argument without actually engaging in the logical discussion of ideas. If you have a specific idea that you would like to discuss, I would be more than happy too. One thing that guides me though is this: "all truth is God's truth."