About the workshop:
What do the Vancouver Canucks, the Avengers and the parables of Jesus have in common? They all engage and interact with the cultures of which they are a part. Join us for a workshop on the parables of Jesus as we explore ways in which the parables of Jesus intersect with the culture of the ancient world and the culture of modern day North America as we see it in pop culture, art and even hockey.
You’ll get the chance to do a little sketching, writing, sharing, and hopefully laughing as we look at the parables with fresh eyes. We’ll spend some time looking ancient and modern parables and see how the parables of Jesus can still surprise us!
About Brad Eastman:
Brad Eastman was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta where he attended a Baptist seminary earning his M.Div. Later he would go to Regent College, McMaster University for a Ph.D., and, eventually, UBC for his M.Ed. He’s well-versed in contemporary educational theory and practice, as well as biblical studies, hermeneutics and related subjects.
Brad enjoys sports, pop culture, and likes to spend his time thinking about how biblical studies and theology apply to our lives in expected an unexpected ways.
Brad works with Carey Theological College in online learning. He provides online and face to face instructional design, program evaluation, educational project management with experience in both faith-based and secular educational contexts. Brad has been an online distance education instructor for Athabasca University for ten years.