This course will discuss Christian perspectives on creation care, with a theological framework of human roles and responsibilities in relation to God the creator and his creation. We will examine the impact of human action on various environmental and ecological challenges resulting in climate change. The course will explore responses the Church and believers can make in climate action through our understanding of spirituality and discipleship as priests and stewards of God’s creation. We will look at some practical applications of creation care through the vocational choices and commitments in our daily lives as we point to faith and hope revealed in the Kingdom of God.
Lawrence J. C. Ko is founder-director of Asian Journeys Ltd, a social enterprise engaged in Asian cultural research through service-learning. He has been organising youths from Singapore to participate in environmental action and urban service-learning projects in Asia over the past 20 years, including the Green Desert Project in Inner Mongolia. He is author of two books on the environment and cultural anthropology, including Can the Desert Be Green? Planting Hope in the Wilderness (2014) and From the Desert to the City (2020). Lawrence is an associate trainer at the Civil Service College where he has led workshops on understanding China cross-culturally for the past 16 years.
From the Desert to the City: Christians in Creation Care
Mr Lawrence Ko
2024 Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 19 & 26
(7 Monday evenings)
7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Free for TTC Alumni and TTC Matriculated Students – Registration Required