Please join us for an evening of jazz featuring the Tom Reynolds Trio, Ethopian cuisine, and good company in support of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre at Hirut Cafe on Friday, March 6th 2020 at 7pm. Admission by donation.
Sarah Kathleen Johnson is a PhD Candidate at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and a Visiting Fellow at the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre, her academic home while conducting ethnographic research in Toronto.
The Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC) is excited to announce that our 2020 Public Lecture will be held on Thursday, March 26th at 7pm in the Jay Boardroom at the Toronto School of Theology. Our lecturer this year is Dr. Chris Huebner, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Canadian Mennonite University, and we are delighted to have Dr. Néstor Medina of Emmanuel College responding.
Writing. We all need to do it, yet we often find it difficult to make time for this important part of our academic work. We struggle to meet our goals (or to even set them in the first place) and can wind up feeling some combination of stressed, isolated, anxious, and demotivated. Academic structured writing retreats (SWR) help address some of these barriers to achieving writing goals through a community of practice approach. By providing dedicated space that prioritizes writing, creating a co-operative (yet non-surveillance) environment, and pushing you to think through strategic and specific goals for your writing, SWR foster productivity for writers at all stages of a writing project. The structure of the retreat also makes space for breaks, snacks, meals, and even a bit of moving/exercise, which make writing more sustainable and less detrimental to our physical health and wellness.
Andy Martin is a PhD candidate at Regis College, Toronto School of Theology. Andy will present a paper entitled "Identifying the Sacramental in Anabaptist-Mennonite Spirituality." This research comes out of his dissertation on "Old Order Mennonite Spirituality: An Analysis of Historical Parallels and Mystical Elements of a Contemporary Anabaptist Ascetic Community."
The ninth biennial Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre will explore the theme of hope, despair, lament.