Author of Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity (2011) and Words upon the Word: An Ethnography of an Evangelical Bible Study (2009).
In his fieldwork with the Emerging Church movement, Dr. Bielo was struck by the hope and redemptive power these individuals and communities invested in intentional relocation and settlement in specific places and neighbourhoods.
In this talk he asks: what are the promises of place for those embracing missional values? By exploring the promises and potential limitations at stake in cultivating a sense of place, this work aims to create a productive exchange between theologians and social scientists.
Dr. Bielo will also speak on "How to Read a Map of Eden: Dialogical Evangelicalism" on Thursday, February 28, 2:30-4 pm, EV3 4408, Environment 3 Building, University of Waterloo.
140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6