God is in the Room: The Biblical Theme of God’s Presence with us in Everyday Life.
Tuesday 13 February in the Thurber Room – Meal at 19h; Presentation 19h45-21h15
In his early twenties, after looking into different religions, traveling to different parts of the world and questioning many of his assumptions about life, Greg had an encounter with hearing Jesus' voice that he couldn’t intellectually deny and led him to rethink everything. God was in the room, now what? This led to a season of God significantly softening Greg’s heart and began a growing awareness of God’s presence physically. As these tangible encounters with God’s love and power intensified Greg began a gradual process of sharing this with others in multiple ministry roles as an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA). What initially was a ‘Peter getting out the boat and standing on water’ type of experience became a more abiding reality as Greg learned to share what was in him with others, not just in church settings, but in everyday life. This pursuit has led to in-depth biblical and theological study and spending time with different Christian communities around the world to learn about others' experience of God's presence and power.
Rev. Greg Millikan is a PhD candidate in practical theology at Durham University in the UK. He has studied Scripture and theology at the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland; received his Masters of Divinity from Regent College in Vancouver, BC; and his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. Greg is ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA. He, his wife, Alison, and their four kids are currently living in Bend, Oregon.
Rev. Millikan is also preaching at ACP on Sunday 11 February.
Thurber Lectures is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.