I recently appeared with my former student Jordan Michalski on the Soul Sanctuary podcast. They’ve been doing a sermon series on essential Christian doctrines. After each sermon they’ve been recording a podcast in response to questions they’ve received from the congregation. Jordan invited me to join him to talk about questions emerging from his sermon on human personhood. You can listen to the podcast here or watch the video below:
The month of May has flown by. On May 7, I had the privilege of preaching at Kleefeld Christian Community, which is pastored by my former colleague Ed Neufeld. Two weeks later, on May 21, I returned to Grace Bible Church in Winnipeg to preach on the Ascension. This coming weekend I am the speaker for Kleefeld Evangelical Mennonite Church’s Family Camp. I will giving a series of talks entitled, “Immersed in the Mystery of God” that will be engaging with the Apostles’ Creed.
On the academic front, I recently delivered a paper entitled, “Re-imagining Ethical Preaching” at the Canadian American Theological Association annual meeting in Toronto, where I was also elected Vice President for the coming year. I also attended the first two days of the Canadian Theological Society meetings. Being back in Toronto for a few days also allowed me to catch up with some old friends.
It’s been a busy month, but it I am thankful to be in good health and to have good work to do.
The Theological Task Today
In preparation for an upcoming paper I will be delivering at the annual conference of the Canadian American Theological Association entitled, “Reimagining Ethical Preaching,” I have had the opportunity to immerse myself in Garrett Green’s insightful work on imagination. Here is a particularly rich passage from his recent book Imagining Theology: Continue reading The Theological Task Today
One of the delights of moving to Manitoba was the discovery that pelicans are annual summer residents on the drainage pond behind our house. Pelicans have long been one of my favorite birds, even before I learned of their Christological significance some years back. Continue reading Pelicans!
Exploring the Meaning of Jesus’s Death
The Winnipeg Free Press faith reporter John Longhurst asked me to put some thoughts together on the subject of atonement to assist him in an article he was writing for Holy Week. Longhurst’s column can be found here. He has also posted the reference article I wrote for him in its entirety on his blog, here.
Death and Resurrection Issue of Didaskalia Now Out
The newest issue of Didaskalia on the theme of “Death and Resurrection” has come off the press. You can view the full list of contents here. The full printed version of the roundtable discussion I hosted on the state of medical assistance in dying in Canada can also be accessed through the journal’s website here.