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November 2005 CACE eJournal

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics eJournal. As promised in our October edition we have been working on and will continue to expand our CACE Speakers Bureau. Our speakers range from Dr. Trey Buchanan, Associate Professor of Psychology on the topic of Parenting for Moral Growth and Dr. Sally Morrison, Assistant Professor of Education on Ethical Practice in Education to Dr. Gary Burge, Professor of Bible, Theology, Archaeology, and World Religions speaking on the Origin of the Israel/Palestine Problem and Dr. E. David Cook, Professor Philosophy Department speaking on Medical, Sexual or Social Ethics, War and Peace or Making Moral Decisions. We encourage you to bookmark our Speakers Bureau list and take advantage of the latest research and teaching by some of the top educators in the world.

Our book review section looks at a brand new journal Latin American Theology. Incorporating the best of evangelical literature from Latin America, it will stimulate your mind and heart and challenge you to action. The first number includes an article by Ruth Padilla DeBorst who recently inaugurated our Christian Moral Formation Lectureship on campus earlier this month. The Latin American Theology journal will be of special interest for those concerned about ethical issues that affect the entire planet.

Lindy Scott
Director of CACE

Upcoming Events:

Affordable Housing Breakfast , Thursday, January 19, 2006. Contact Joy Trieglaff 630.752.5886 for more information. Cost and reservations required.

Science Seminars, 4:15 - 5:30 Wednesdays throughout Spring Semester held in conjunction with the conference on stem cell research below.
Starts January 18, 2006 Armerding Lecture Hall, Wheaton College Campus

"Understanding the Emergent Church" on Sunday & Monday, January 22-23, 2006 with national church leader Tony Jones. This is in conjunction with the Bible and Theology Department. For more information contact Dr. Vincent Bacote.

CACE Spring Conference, March 22 -24, 2006

Promises and Perils of Stem Cell Research: Human Ingenuity vs. Human Dignity?
speakers include: William Hurlbut, Stanford University, Dr. John Kilner, Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, and Dr. Peter Andrews, Sheffield University, UK
Co-Sponsored by CACE and the Science Division.
April 3 & 4, 2006
Events will be free and open to the public

New for 2005: CACE Ethical Issues

Latin American Theology
Journal of the Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana
General Editor: Lindy Scott

It is with great excitement that we announce the publication of Latin American Theology, a new journal in English from the Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana. The journal will make its debut in the spring of 2006 and will consist of two issues per year. Up until now most writings of Latin American Evangelicals have not been available to the English-speaking world. This journal will begin to remedy that situation as it opens a greater dialogue between Christians in Latin America and people from around the world who read English. Emphasis will be given to those global issues with great ethical implications. Each number will also include unique reviews of important books. Literature originating in Africa, Asia, and the “North” will be reviewed by Latin American Christians whereas books by Latino authors will be reviewed by colleagues from around the world.

The first number will contain articles by a younger generation of Latin American Christian leaders. Each article wrestles with the Biblical understanding of justice and the church’s mission to promote that justice in our fallen world.

Ruth Padilla DeBorst – President of the Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana, who recently inaugurated the Christian Moral Formation Lectureship here at Wheaton, explores justice in light of the prophet Zephaniah.

Arturo Piedra – Professor at the Universidad Evangélica Latinoamericana in San Jose, Costa Rica, describes the state of Latin American Protestantism today. He wisely but forcefully questions the growing neo-pentecostalism in Latin America against the backdrop of Biblical ecclesiology and ethics.

Valdir Steuernagel – Founder and leader of the “Movimento Encontrao” within the Brazilian Lutheran Church. We reprint here his plenary address at the Lausanne Conference in Thailand in which he called Christians to be faithful to the whole gospel, including justice issues, as stated in the Lausanne Covenant.

Books reviewed in the first issue include The New Global Mission by Samuel Escobar, reviewed by the South African Fritz Van Der Lecq; and Terrorism and the War in Iraq: A Christian Word from Latin America by Rene Padilla and Lindy Scott, reviewed by Sidney Rooy.

We welcome articles, book reviews, and potential members for the editorial board. The cost of the Journal is $50 annually for academic institutions (two numbers per year) and $35 for individuals (shipping is included). For more information, contact us at cace@wheaton.edu.