Anthony Siegrist is a pastor-theologian currently serving a congregation in Ottawa, Ont. He holds a ThD from the Toronto School of Theology, an MA from Eastern Mennonite University and is currently completing a MSc from the University of Ottawa. Anthony’s written work has appeared in a wide range of academic and community publications. He preaches regularly and has given presentations on a variety of theological topics to both professional and general audiences. Anthony is an advocate for the engagement of pastoral practitioners in scholarly fora. His current research uses social scientific methods to explore the reluctance of some Christian organizations to engage in environmental initiatives. Along with his family, Anthony enjoys exploring the museums and greenspaces near the nation’s capital.
MSc, L’Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa, in progress
ThD, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, 2012
MAR, Eastern Mennonite University, 2005
BA, Prairie College, 2002
Speaking of God: An Essential Guide to Christian Thought (Herald Press), 2019
“‘Part of the Authority Structure’: An Organizational History of Mennonite Indian Residential Schools in Ontario,” Mennonite Quarterly Review XCIII, no. 1 (Jan., 2019): 5-38.
“What Secularization Feels Like,” Vision 18, no. 1 (Spr., 2017): 27-36.
“Haunted by Plain Folk: Why Simplicity Should Be a Christian Virtue,” Brethren Life and Thought 61, no. 1 (Spr., 2016): 1-10.
“’Our Bark, Barely Afloat,’” Syndicate 1, no. 1 (May/June, 2014): 74-80 (and online).
w/ Mark Thiessen Nation & Daniel Umble, Bonhoeffer the Assassin? Challenging a Myth, Recovering his Call to Peacemaking (Baker Academic), 2013.
“Moral Formation and Christian Doctrine: ‘The Conjunction against which We Must Now Struggle’,” Canadian Theological Review 2, no. 2 (2013): 70-82.
“A Coalition too Small? Anabaptism and the New Calvinist Gospel,” co-authored with Gary Wiebe, Direction 42, no. 2 (Fall, 2013): 166-177.
Participating Witness: An Anabaptist Theology of Believers Baptism and the Sacramental Character of the Church, Princeton Theological Monographs Series (Pickwick Publications, Wipf & Stock), 2013.
Selected Fellowships & Awards
Research Scholarship, Institute of the Environment, University of Ottawa, 2019
Research Grant, Mennonite Historical Society, 2018
Pastoral Study Project Grant, Louisville Institute, 2017
Kilian McDonnell Fellowship in Faith and Culture, Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, 2015
Communitas Fellowship, Calvin College, 2013
Doctoral Research Fellowship, Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College, 2007