Information for

C A L L   F O R   P R O P O S A L S

T h e m e : M I S S I O N

Mennonite Scholars and Friends Forum at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature

Denver, Colorado

Friday, November 16th, 2018

The Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC) coordinates the Mennonite Scholars and Friends (MSF) events at the annual AAR/SBL meetings. This year the program committee invites proposals for papers on theme of mission. Accepted papers will be circulated in advance of the forum, and presenters will be given time for a brief (~10 min) introduction to their work before moving to small and large group conversations. Proposals from biblical scholars, theologians, ethicists, historians, church leaders, practitioners, and others involved in mission work broadly conceived are welcome.

 Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Biblical foundations of mission
  • Theological and historical missiological engagements
  • Colonial legacies of mission
  • Changing mission practice and its implications
  • Mission and the church including relationships to parachurch organizations
  • Challenges to/from mission, including issues of gender, sexuality, (im)migration, postsecularism, etc.

Submit proposals of not more than 300 words by April 1, 2018 to

For more information: Kyle Gingerich Hiebert

Program committee: Kyle Gingerich Hiebert (coordinator), Melanie Howard, Chris Huebner, Kimberly Penner, Jamie Pitts, Laura Schmidt Roberts

Supporting institutions: Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Bethel College, Bluffton University, Canadian Mennonite University, Columbia Bible College, Conrad Grebel University College, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Eastern Mennonite University, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary, Goshen College, Humanitas Anabaptist-Mennonite Centre (Trinity Western University), Mennonite Mission Network, Messiah College, Tabor College, Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre

Submissions of manuscripts related to The Conrad Grebel Review’s mandate to publish “advancing thoughtful, sustained discussions of theology, peace, society, and culture from broadly-based Anabaptist/Mennonite perspectives” are welcome at any time.