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Guest Speaker, Cannabis and the Christian with Todd Miles

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Cannabis and The Christian

We used to say it is wrong to smoke marijuana because it was illegal and as Christians, we are to obey the law. Well, it is now recreationally legal in 19 states and medically legal in 36 others. This requires us to think through this issue with a little more thought and Todd Miles will show us what that looks like to think biblically and as a disciple of Christ on this issue. He will also give us a grid to think biblically on other ethical issues not specifically addressed in the Bible. Todd Miles is the author of Cannabis and the Christian, and a professor at Western Theological Seminary. On June 11, 2023, The Heights Baptist will host Todd Miles in the morning services and for a Q&A afterwards.

Bio: Todd Miles has been a follower of Jesus from a young age. A native of Oregon and resident of Portland, he is married to Camille. They have six children and five grandchildren. Todd is a Professor of Theology at Western Seminary where he teaches Theology, Hermeneutics, Biblical Theology, Church History, Pastoral Ethics, and Apologetics. He currently serves as Pastor of Preaching at Gresham Bible Church. Prior to working at Western Seminary, he was employed as a research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Todd is an alumnus of Oregon State University (BS and MS in Nuclear Engineering), Western Seminary (MDiv), and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (PhD in Systematic Theology). Todd enjoys “all-things athletic,” “all-things Oregon State,” and reading military history and biographies. Todd is the author of many published articles and books, including Superheroes Can’t Save You: Epic Examples of Historic Heresies and Cannabis and the Christian: What the Bible Says about Marijuana. He is also the host of the podcast, “Food Trucks in Babylon.”

Time:9:15 am - 12:30 pm