On Thursday, September 14th TMTC Associate Layton Friesensuccessfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled "Unity in Difference: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Christology as a Resource for a Mennonite Theology of Peace."
Applications for the position of Director of the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre are being accepted until March 1, 2017. The Director of TMTC stewards the vision of an engaged Mennonite presence in doctoral-level theological education, primarily at the Toronto School of Theology (TST), on behalf of Conrad Grebel University College and its binational corporate members. This administrative position is 0.25 FTE, beginning July 1, 2017. Full position description and application details are
Kim Penner is concluding her work as TMTC Coordinator, which she has held for the past 3.5 years, at the end of December. She has very ably managed the TMTC office, prepared successful grant proposals, produced newsletters, planned many events and led several of them, most notably the very successful TMTC Graduate Student Conference held in Elkhart, Indiana this past Spring. She worked with three directors (John Rempel, Jeremy Bergen, Trevor Bechtel). The coming months will be busy for Kim as well—she expects to defend her doctoral dissertation in theological ethics very
Maxwell Kennel is the 2016 winner of the A. James Reimer Award. Maxwell is a PhD student currently in his first year of studies at McMaster University, Department of Religious Studies, and recent graduate of Grebel’s MTS program. Maxwell’s proposed dissertation title is: “Ontological Violence: Radical Reformation and Radical Orthodoxy.” His research interests include political theology, philosophical theology, contemporary Mennonite theology, and Anabaptist history/historiography.