A recording of my colleague Nate Wall Bowering‘s recent presentation, “Water, Whisper, Thunder: What God’s Voice Sounds Like” has been posted on the Providence You Tube channel. It was a truly stimulating presentation.
My newest colleague Nate Wall-Bowering is going to be presenting a paper at our upcoming BTS Symposium entitled “Waters, Whisper, Thunder: What God’s Voice Sounds Like.” For an early-career scholar, Nate demonstrates an impressive breadth of learning. He is the rare Old Testament scholar who brings profound theological sensibilities to his work. His paper will draw on some of his doctoral research into the English poet John Donne’s engagement with the Old Testament. It’s not too late to register to attend the event in person at Providence or watch on Zoom this Thursday.
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.
As part of its ongoing commitment to support the life and ministry of the church, Providence Theological Seminary is allowing pastors and other ministry leaders to audit most of its courses for the reduced fee of $250 CDN. Include among those offerings is my upcoming modular course to be held during the week of February 20-24 on the life and witness of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Here is the course description: Continue reading Upcoming Bonhoeffer Course
Christ Apostolic Church, Vineyard of Comfort have highlighted the following quotes from my sermon this past Sunday on their social media. It was a blessing to share in ministry with Pastor Fela and in fellowship with the congregation. Continue reading Some Social Media Posts from My Visit to CACVOC Winnipeg