I am fortunate to have Dr. Allison as my theology professor this year. While discussing the doctrine of creation, he mentioned the biblical role of man as a steward of God’s world. This idea implies that all children of Adam ought to have some level of concern about our natural environment. I asked Dr. Allison to meet with me to discuss these issues more in depth. He graciously agreed. I hope you will find this interview as helpful as I did. Here is the short list of my questions:
- How did you come to Christ?
- How would you summarize the Gospel?
- Why should Christians be concerned about the environment?
- Why are many Christians not more involved in these issues?
- What are the causes of global warming and should we be concerned?
- What are some specific ways that evangelicals can be more engaged in environmental issues?
If you want to learn more, read Dr. Russell Moore’s testimony before a Senate Committee. His report includes some great research into the Evangelical position on the environment.
About Dr. Gregg Allison from the Seminary Website
Dr. Allison comes to Southern from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, where he had taught theology and church history for nine years. He has also served as adjunct faculty at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL; Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL; Judson College, Elgin, IL; and Institute of Biblical Studies, Western Europe. Dr. Allison has 18 years of ministry experience as a staff member of Campus Crusade, where he worked in campus ministry as well as a missionary to Italy and Switzerland. He also co-pastored a church in Lugano, Switzerland. He is author of Getting Deep: Understand What You Believe About God and Why and Jesusology: Understand What You Believe About Jesus and Why, and he has five articles in The Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions. He is currently the book review editor for theological, historical, and philosophical studies, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, a position in which he has served for the last seven years. Dr. Allison is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society in which he serves on the editorial and membership committees and regularly presents papers at its national meetings.