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Garrett On The Road: Hope for Creation - Minneapolis

February 17, 2018 | Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
511 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

On Saturday, February 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart, assistant professor of theology and ecology at Garrett-Evangelical, will lead a series of workshop sessions that explore how Christians are called to share in the healing of creation. Participants will reflect on the spiritual implications of environmental degradation, examine the relevance of Christian beliefs to an ecological perspective, and explore practical ways people of faith are engaged in mission and justice for the good of the earth. Music performed by singer-songwriter Leslie Ball will ground and uplift our reflections throughout the day.

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About Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart

Rev. Dr. Timothy Eberhart earned his BA in Religion from St. Olaf College, where he graduated magna cum laude, and his MDiv from the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University and PhD from the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University. He recently published Rooted and Grounded in Love: Holy Communion for the Whole Creation (Wipf and Stock, 2017). He teaches courses in theology and ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, with a particular focus on the intersections of Christian doctrine, ecology, and political economy. Eberhart is an ordained elder in the Dakotas Conference of The United Methodist Church and has served on various denominational boards and committees as well as many community based organizations.


Garrett on the Road offers a faculty-led lecture or workshop in partnership with a church outside of the Evanston/Chicago area. We invite our alums in that area or state, members of the church hosting us, and local social service organizations, prospective students, and clergy and laity that may be interested in the topic of that particular event. We also plan additional events around the workshop for Garrett-Evangelical faculty and staff to spend time with prospective students and alums. 

February 17, 2018


Hope for Creation is sponsored by the Rev. Richard A. Heim Memorial Lecture Fund. This fund was established in 1971 in memory of Rev. Heim by his friends and family. Rev. Heim graduated with his masters of divinity degree in 1931 from Evangelical Theological Seminary, which later merged with Garrett Theological Seminary to become Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. He served as a pastor in Nebraska for nearly 40 years and was a member of the Garrett-Evangelical Board of Trustees.