ENC Chaplain MacPherson and Prof. Twining to Speak at Soulfest 2008

Corey MacPherson and Jonathan Twining
Chaplain Corey MacPherson (left)
Prof. Jonathan Twining (right)
RSS FeedEastern Nazarene College Chaplain Corey MacPherson (left) and biology professor Jonathan Twining (right) will speak on Saturday, August 2 at Soulfest, a four-day Christian music festival and retreat at Gunstock Mountain Resort in Gilford, N.H.

MacPherson and Twining will be a part of Soulfest’s "Soul University," a series of workshops and seminars designed to inspire and encourage attendees.

The topic of MacPherson’s workshop is "Worshiping Our Father in Spirit and in Truth."

"You don’t have to have the best bands or the largest crowds to be worshipping in spirit and in truth," said MacPherson, who leads all the chapel services at ENC. "Because we have these huge experiences at amazing events like Soulfest, we sometimes don’t think our ‘ordinary’ church services are worship. They are, even though they don’t feel as exciting."

Professor Twining’s session topic is "Caring for Creation: A responsible act of love."

"For too long, the church has ignored environmental issues, calling them unimportant, or at least less important than evangelism," said Twining, who regularly speaks on the importance of protecting nature. "But the Great Commission does not command us to save souls but to make disciples. Part of discipleship is learning to live a life of love, justice, and righteousness towards all of creation."

MacPherson has been the chaplain at ENC since January 2008. Before coming to ENC, he was the founding pastor at North Shore Church of the Nazarene in Setauket, N.Y. for eight years. He’s been married to his wife Edie for 10 years and has two great kids – Katherine, 7, and Logan, 3.

Twining teaches the ecology and environmental science courses. Twining holds master’s degrees in oceanography from Old Dominion University and in education from Eastern Nazarene College. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for environmental education and community service. Twining was also an environmental scientist for various consulting firms in RI and MA for over 15 years.