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Hastings, Ross

Ross Hastings

Ross Hastings is an associate professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College, Vancouver British Columbia. Hastings teaches in the areas of the theology and spirituality of mission, pastoral theology and ethics. He has served as a pastor in Kingston, ON, Burnaby, BC, and Montreal, QC, and for eleven years as the senior pastor of Peace Portal Alliance Church in White Rock, BC. He has earned two PhDs, one in organo-metallic chemistry at Queen’s University (ON), and the other in theology at St. Andrew’s University, in his native Scotland. His theological dissertation is a comparative study of the Trinitarian theology of Jonathan Edwards and Karl Barth and is in the publication process.

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Ephesians 4:1-6: A Call of Christian Unity, Part 2

3 Part Series: Ephesians 4:1-6: A Call of Christian Unity

This series discusses the importance of unity among Christ’s believers. Ross Hastings, an expert in the areas of both chemistry and pastoral theology, is eager to see the church seek out unity rather than divisions in this science/faith interface. Unpacking Ephesians 4:1-6, he explains that unity in Christ through the Holy Spirit is the primary concern of both Jesus as seen in John 17 and Paul in Ephesians 4, making this matter pressing. He urges all believers to be in agreement that God indeed created, yet to be in dialogue over how that creative process occurred.
February 07, 2011 
Ross Hastings 
Christian Unity 
 
Ephesians 4:7-16: Moving the Science/Faith Discussion Forward, Part 1

4 Part Series: Ephesians 4:7-16: Moving the Science/Faith Discussion Forward

In this series, Dr. Ross Hastings discusses “front edge” issues at the intersection of Christianity and science. He begins with a study on Ephesians 4:7-16, which calls Christ’s body to unity in the midst of diversity. This is a unity, he explains, that will mature as truth is spoken in love by individuals who respect other’s strengths and gifts. From this posture, he addresses nine areas that are necessary if the conversation of science and faith is to progress in a productive and Christian manner.
April 11, 2011 
Ross Hastings 
Christian Unity 
 
Ephesians 4:7-16: Moving the Science/Faith Discussion Forward

Ephesians 4:7-16: Moving the Science/Faith Discussion Forward

In this essay, Hastings looks at “front edge” areas for promoting healthy dialogue in the field of science and Christian theology, areas which are specifically theological in nature.
April 01, 2011 
Ross Hastings 
Christian Unity 
 
The How of Creation: Parameters for Gracious and Fruitful Dialogue

The How of Creation: Parameters for Gracious and Fruitful Dialogue

Hastings provides a biblical and theological basis for healthy and fruitful dialogue on the theology and science of origins.
January 01, 2011 
Ross Hastings 
Christian Unity