The President’s Forum
On Deep Faith and Deep Church
April 23, 2014 12 Noon
Dr. Jim Belcher
Associate Professor of Practical Theology
Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Providence Christian College, Pasadena, CA
Jim Belcher is a long-time friend of RTS. He has written two books with InterVarsity Press: Deep Church: A Third Way Beyond Emerging and Traditional, and in 2013, he published In search of Deep Faith: A Pilgrimage into the Beauty, Goodness and Heart of Christianity. Deep Faith is a book born out of a recent sabbatical journey where Jim traced the footsteps of Bonhoeffer, ten Boom, C.S. Lewis, and Wilberforce, among others, and dug deeply into some great stories of recent church history. Join President Don Sweeting as he interviews Belcher on the deeper meanings of faith and church.
Belcher was the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Newport Beach, CA, where he served from 2000-2010. He also co-founded the Restoring Community Conference for city officials, planners, builders and architects and co-founded Renaissance Skateboards. He and his wife Michelle have four children.