Matt Eaton will speak at this scholars forum. Title TBA.
Michael Buttrey, Christian Ethics, will speak at this months scholars forum. The title of his presentation is: "Are Mennonites Virtuous?"
"Where Two or Three are Gathered, but Who's Counting?
Nachfolge, als ob ich mehrere Mächte bin."
Peter C. Blum
Professor of Philosophy and Culture, Director of Sociology and Social Thought at Hillsdale College, MI and author of, For a Church to Come: Experiments in Postmodern Theory and Anabaptist Thought (Herald Press, 2013)
TMTC would like to highlight the book launch of Sons and Mothers: Stories from Mennonite Men, edited by Mary Ann Loewen at Conrad Grebel University College and sponsored by the Institute of Anabaptist and Mennonite Studies. Contributors include former TMTC Director, John Rempel, and current TMTC student Andrew C. Martin. Rempel and Martin will be among the contributors present at the event to give presentations. Please consider attending!
Ryan Klassen will share his work on "A Mennonite Doctrine of Transubstantiation". Following his 20-25 min presentation, Klassen will invite feedback from those present and encourage discussion centered on pertinent questions and themes that emerge in his work.
The TMTC Welcome Back Dinner is an annual event hosted by the Director of TMTC, in this case interim Director Jeremy Bergen and TMTC Coordinator Kim Penner, to welcome students to the start of another academic year. Included in that welcome is an opportunity to fellowship with one another over a meal provided by TMTC. It is a great time for incoming students to be introduced to the TMTC community, for existing affiliates to reconnect, and to share important information about TMTC events and ways to participate.
The Toronto Mennonite theological Centre is partnering with Mennonite Church Eastern Canada to host a one-day forum for academics, professionals in the field, ministers, and graduate students to gather together in order to engage, explore, and listen to women's perspectives on the church, theology, and mission. Participation in the form of paper presentations and/or workshops that make clear connections to the life of the church are strongly encouraged. Please see the call for papers and the poster for more details.
Michael Buttrey, Toronto School of Theology student, will speak on "William Cavanaugh's Political Theology". Please join us for the forum at 3:30 pm, prayer at 4:45 pm and refreshments to celebrate the end of the year to follow!
Shaun Brown (Wycliffe) will report on the Believers Baptism churches consultation last month in Jamaica. John Rempel (Mennonite Centre) will report on his ongoing participation in the Lutheran-Catholic-Mennonite international dialogue on mutual acceptance of each other's baptism. What are the foundational theological issues? What are the unexamined prejudices? Discussion following the brief reports.
With the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at hand in 2017, the question of how to commemorate it is upon us.
Do we celebrate the Reformers' renewal of the church in light of the gospel? Do we mourn the division of the one, catholic church? Or have events like the globalization of Christianity and the rise of Pentecostalism made the 16th-century debates irrelevant?
Join us as Professor Ephraim Radner and a panel of theologians representing a variety of Christian traditions wrestle through these important questions and more.
Please join the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre for a special presentation by Mennonite Church Canada Witness Worker, Andrew Suderman as he talks about power in the context of South Africa. In particular, his presentation will touch on issues of politics, justice, and peace as they pertain to the struggle against apartheid, the theological outlook that fed the struggle, and the shifts that have taken place after apartheid. In the process, Suderman will explore how power is understood and embodied and some of the issues that particular forms of power breed.