For those of you attending the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature meetings this year please join us for a book panel discussion on the evening of Sunday, November 18th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Mt. Oxford Room of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Denver, CO.
Friday, November 16th, 2018, 6:30pm—8:30pm
Location: Sheraton Downtown, Silver Room (in the I.M. Pei Tower—Third Level)
- Jamie Pitts, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, presiding
Ryan R. Gladwin, Palm Beach Atlantic University, "Anabaptism as a Help and Hindrance to Latin American Protestant Theologies of Mission: Moving Towards a Trinitarian and Postcolonial Theology of Mission"
Melanie A. Howard, Fresno Pacific University, "Peaceful Pedagogy: Paul’s Areopagus Speech (Acts 17:16–34) as a Model for Education-Based Mennonite Missions"
Joe Sawatsky, Mennonite Mission Network, "Translation, Contextualization, and North American Mennonite Mission with African Initiated Churches"
- R. Bruce Yoder, Mennonite Mission Network, "Mennonite Missionary Contributions to the Emergence of ‘World Christianity’ as a Field of Study"
Please note that presenters will be given time for a brief introduction to their work before moving into a time of group discussion. You are therefore encouraged to read the papers in advance of attending the forum. Abstracts available here (PDF).
Friday, November 16th, 2018, 8:30pm—10:00pm
Location: Sheraton Downtown, Windows Room (in the I.M. Pei Tower—Second Level)
Michael Buttrey is a TMTC Associate and a doctoral candidate at Regis College, who previously graduated from Regent College and the University of Alberta. He is writing a dissertation tentatively titled "Faster, Stronger, More Ethical: Moral Enhancement and Christian Ethics" and his forum presentation, entitled "Is Virtue Elitist?", will draw on material from that larger project. Alongside his doctoral work Michael is the Theologian-in-Residence at St. Clement's Anglican Church and a representative on the Canadian Council of Churches Faith and Life Sciences Group.
Please join Gary Harder and TMTC Senior Fellow Lydia Neufeld Harder in a double book launch on Sunday, November 4th at 3pm at Toronto United Mennonite Church. Part memoir and part teaching, each book offers reflections on their life, journeys, and learnings. Both books, The Pastor-Congregation Duet and The Challenge is in the Naming, will be available for purchase and there will be a time for coffee/tea and dessert.