Mennonite Scholars and Friends at the AAR/SBL

About

The Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre (TMTC) has been designated to coordinate the Mennonite Scholars and Friends (MSF) events at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature (AAR/SBL), which meets every November. We do this on behalf of Mennonite and Anabaptist-affiliated post-secondary institutions, and the many individual scholars who participate in these events. The reception and forum are open to any who wish to attend.

2018 – Denver

forum and reception

Forum

Friday, November 16th, 2018, 6:30pm—8:30pm

Location: Sheraton Downtown, Silver Room (in the I.M. Pei Tower—Third Level)

Theme: Mission

  • 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"
Abstracts available here (PDF) Please note that full papers will be made available in advance and 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 their entirety in advance of attending the forum.
 

Reception

Friday, November 16th, 2018, 8:30pm—10:00pm

Location: Sheraton Downtown, Windows Room (in the I.M. Pei Tower—Second Level)

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Program committee

A program committee oversees the annual forum. Current members include Kyle Gingerich Hiebert (coordinator), Melanie Howard, Chris Huebner, Kimberly Penner, Jamie Pitts, and Laura Schmidt Roberts. Questions, comments, and suggestions are welcome at any time and can be directed to Kyle Gingerich Hiebert.

Supporting institutions

The following institutions have committed to paying an annual amount towards the cost of these events: 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, and the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre.

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