I was recently interviewed by John Longhurst of the Winnipeg Free Press about the Science for Seminaries Seed Grant that Providence Theological Seminary has recently received. Overall, it’s a positive piece, although I was slightly misrepresented on one point. I mentioned that Augustine, Aquinas, and Calvin were all interested in and acquainted with the best science of their day, not that they were scientists per se. You can read the full article here.
I am incredibly grateful for the breadth, depth, and overall quality of the forthcoming issue of our re-imagined theological journal Didaskalia on the theme of worship. You can view the full table of contents below I am also pleased to announce that we have made special arrangements to make the issue available to all interested readers for the mere cost of postage. You can sign up to receive the first issue at this special promotional rate here. Continue reading Worship Issue of Didaskalia – Special Promotion
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything; recovering from a back injury has necessitated that I limit the amount of time I spend in front of the computer. I thought I’d break my silence with the text of a sermon I preached in the Providence Community Chapel yesterday during the school’s Week of Prayer. Perhaps the sermon can in some way be as edifying for you to read as it was for me to preach.
Recordings of the sessions from the recent Zoom forum on the theme “The Church Post Pandemic” hosted by the Biblical and Theological Studies Department at Providence Theological Seminary are now available on YouTube. These include excellent presentations from my colleagues Lissa Wray Beal and Joshua Coutts and three Southern Manitoba pastors. Alongside of these presentations is my paper that draws upon the work of St. Augustine of Hippo as a resource for understanding ourselves, our world, the identity of the church, and the vocation of pastors in the time of the COVID pandemic.
You can watch the videos here.
My colleague Lissa Wray Beal has recently been featured on biblical scholar Nijay Gupta’s blog as one of 30 Old Testament scholars to read and follow. Of course, I have been convinced of this for the past two and half years since taking up my position at Providence, but it’s good to see others catching on! You can read the full post here.
There is still time to register for “The Church Post Pandemic” forum offered by Providence Theological Seminary on Monday, October 19. Due to recent COVID restrictions the forum will now be offered completely on Zoom and will be free to all participants. However, you do need to register to ensure your spot and to receive the Zoom invitation. Continue reading The Church Post Pandemic Zoom Forum