John Rempel, TMTC director, is co-director of one dissertation committee and member of two other dissertation committees. He is also a reader for two upcoming comprehensive exams of students affiliated with TMTC. On October 7, 2013 he delivered a keynote address entitled, “Utopian and Nonconformist: A Tour Through Mennonite and Quaker History” at the Pennswood Village Retirement Centre in Newtown, PA. He also taught, “The Eucharist/Lord’s Supper in Ecumenical Perspective,” this Fall semester.
By John Rempel, director
An Interview with Advanced Degree Students’ Association (ADSA) President and TMTC Affiliate Michael Buttrey
By Kim Penner
What are the highlights of being ADSA president?
What are some of the challenges?
Has Mennonite theology influenced your approach to being president?
TMTC Women's Group Fall 2013
By Kim Penner
Between Indigenous and Settler Cultures: Engaging
Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry
(Herald Press, 2013)
TMTC Director John Rempel
Spring June 9 – 20, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm at Conrad Grebel University College
TS 633 - Contemporary Mennonite Theology
(0.50) - LEC Course ID: 012806
Call for Papers: Wading Deeper: Anabaptist-Mennonite Identities Engage Postmodernity
The theme of this, the sixth Graduate Student Conference initiated by the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre, reflects the idea of current Anabaptist-Mennonite scholars taking “acculturation” one step further, wading into the messiness of “the world” through the recognition and exploration of multiple voices, contexts, and identities among Anabaptist-Mennonites. Signs of this reality are apparent in academia: perhaps more than ever before, Anabaptist- Mennonite scholars can be found in every discipline in public universities. The reverse is also true: Mennonite colleges and universities are diversifying their programmes beyond the disciplines of Bible, theology, and music alone, revealing that Anabaptist-Mennonite scholars are deeply engaging the “waters” in which we find ourselves. In that spirit, this conference seeks to explore the cutting edge(s) of Anabaptist-Mennonite thought through inviting Mennonite and like-minded graduate students to present their academic research in a collegial interdisciplinary context. Participation of students from a wide variety of disciplines is encouraged.
- Mennonitism as mono-cultural vs. multi-cultural and multi-ethnic – Germanic heritage(s) and new Ana-baptist visions
- Unity and multiplicity in Mennonite theology and ecclesiology – one doctrine, many theologies?
- Interreligious and interdenominational Mennonite dialogues as a form of peacemaking (Mennonite-Muslim dialogue, Mennonite-Catholic dialogue, Lutheran apology to Mennonites, parallels between Mennonite and Jewish experiences)
- Mennonite political allegiance(s) – identities of dissent and protest, adult baptism as a subversive political/theological act, nonconformity and radicality. Can include Mennonite intersections with feminist, liberationist, and queer theologies/theories.
- Mennonite peacemaking – from nonresistance to conscientious objection and nonviolent responsibility (development, mediation, reconciliation, etc.)
- Persecutions, both real and remembered – global Mennonite suffering and martyrdom, past and present
Possible disciplines: theology, biblical studies, ethics, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, diaspora studies, history, literature, musicology, international development studies, peace and conflict transformation studies, etc. The conference will take place May 30 to June 1, 2014 at Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
*Please send paper proposals of maximum 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2014.
Bruxy Cavey and the Megachurch Model
By Layton Friesen
Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre
TMTC helps form theological leadership for the church by providing andsupporting graduate theological education, particularly at the doctorallevel, from a Mennonite perspective in an ecumenical context.
- Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
- Canadian Mennonite University
- Eastern Mennonite Seminary
- Mennonite Church Canada
- Mennonite Church Eastern Canada
- Mennonite Education Agency
- (Mennonite Church USA)
TMTC Administered by:
Conrad Grebel University College
Contact infoToronto Mennonite Theological Centre
47 Queen’s Park Crescent East
Toronto, ON M5S 2C3