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Chapel - Dr. Steve Studebaker

Chapel - Dr. Steve Studebaker

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Monday, March 6, 2017 - 2:00pm
MDC Chapel

Every Monday, the MDC community gathers for Chapel at 2-3pm. Our theme for the year is 'Knowing God'. This week, Dr. Steve Studebaker will be speaking. All are welcome!

 
TRS

TRS

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:30pm
Hurlburt Hall
 
TRS – Patrick Sutherland

TRS – Patrick Sutherland

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12:30pm
Paper Topic: 
Can Transformation Be Manufactured? An Examination of Contemporary Homiletics Through the Work of Albert Borgmann
Topic Overview: 

Contemporary preaching has been shaped dramatically by the influence and challenges of postmodernity. The New Homiletic responded to these challenges by placing considerable emphasis on impacting the listener’s experience of the sermon and by developing new methodologies for sermon presentation. However, does this approach reflect the true theological nature of preaching? Further, is genuine transformation in listeners’ lives brought about by using the right methodology? By examining and applying the work of Albert Borgmann, this presentation will offer a critique of the approach offered by the New Homiletic and will alternatively offer an understanding of the theological nature of preaching. Primarily, that of preaching as a focal practice that conceives of the role of the preacher as that of navigator.

Speaker: 
Patrick Sutherland

Patrick Sutherland grew up in Northern Ontario and has served in a variety of roles in pastoral and para-church ministries. In this service, Patrick developed a love for preaching which led him to pursue academic study as a PhD student, here at McMaster Divinity. Before studying at McMaster Divinity, Patrick received his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Tyndale University and his Masters of Divinity from Tyndale Seminary. Currently, Patrick works at First Baptist Church in London, Ontario, serving the children and the youth.  

 
 
Register Now - Miroslav Volf Conference

Register Now - Miroslav Volf Conference

Date: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
Location: 
CIBC Hall, McMaster Student Centre, McMaster University

MDC is excited to announce that Miroslav Volf will be coming to MDC for a presentation and discussion on the intersection of faith and work. In his book, Work in the Spirit, Volf states that, "God's people have social as well as evangelistic responsibilities in this world" (Volf, 1991). The session will run from 3:00pm to 5:30pm and be held in CIBC Hall at McMaster University. 

We look forward to a rich dialogue as we reflect on the lessons given by God in Scripture, while at the same time discerning and unpacking the realities, practices, and influences of the modern workplace. Register now below, limited spaces available! For groups of 3 or more, please call us for a special rate.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Miroslav Volf, founder and director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology, Yale University Divinity School, New Haven, CT. He was educated in his native Croatia, United States, and Germany. He earned doctoral and post-doctoral degrees from the University of Tübingen, Germany. His most significant books include Exclusion and Embrace (1996; winner of Grawemeyer Award in Religion, and one of Christianity Today's 100 most important religious books of the 20th century), and Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World (2015). The main concern of his work is exploring resources of religious traditions for living flourishing lives in a pluralistic, late capitalist societies.

Registration
Event Price: 
50.00 CAD
Non-MDC Student/MDC Alumni Price: 
40.00 CAD
MDC Student Price: 
25.00 CAD
 
Faith and Work: a Conversation with Miroslav Volf

Faith and Work: a Conversation with Miroslav Volf

Date: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:00am
Location: 
National Club, 303 Bay Street, Toronto
 

McMaster Divinity College, in association with Intriciti, invite you to a presentation and discussion on the intersection of faith and work, including a light breakfast. Please mark your calendars for this important event and register as soon as possible below. To sponsor a table, please contact Paul Bates at 905.525.9140 x20512 or batesp@mcmaster.ca
 
“For Christian faith not to be idle in the world, the work of doctors and garbage collectors, business executives and artists,…needs to be inserted into God’s story with the world. That story needs to provide the most basic rules by which the game in all these spheres is played.” -Miroslav Volf
 
Dr. Miroslav Volf is the founder and director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology, Yale University Divinity School. He was educated in his native Croatia, United States, and Germany (University of Tübingen). He has won many awards for his published work, his most significant books include Exclusion and Embrace (1996) and Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World (2015). The main concern of his work is exploring resources of religious traditions for living flourishing lives in pluralistic, late capitalist societies.
 
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Event Price: 
75.00 CAD
Non-MDC Student/MDC Alumni Price: 
75.00 CAD
MDC Student Price: 
75.00 CAD
 
 
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Chapel - Community Chapel

Chapel - Community Chapel

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Monday, March 13, 2017 - 2:00pm
MDC Chapel

Every Monday, the MDC community gathers for Chapel at 2-3pm. Our theme for the year is 'Knowing God'. This week will be a community Chapel. All are welcome!

 
DSA Lunch

DSA Lunch

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:30pm
Hurlburt Hall
 
 
 
 
 
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Chapel - Peter Tigchelaar

Chapel - Peter Tigchelaar

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Monday, March 20, 2017 - 2:00pm
MDC Chapel

Every Monday, the MDC community gathers for Chapel at 2-3pm. Our theme for the year is 'Knowing God'. This week we will hear from guest speaker Peter Tigchelaar, a musician from Hamilton, ON. All are welcome!

 
TRS

TRS

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
Hurlburt Hall
 
TRS - Jeremy McClung

TRS - Jeremy McClung

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 12:30pm
Paper Topic: 
A Relational Paradigm of Conversion: Evangelism as Spiritual Direction in a Post-Christian World
Topic Overview: 

In today’s world, traditional forms of evangelism are losing their effectiveness. New approaches are being touted, but these must be built on a solid biblical and theological understanding of conversion. Framing conversion as the formation of a relationship with God offers a powerful guiding paradigm that incorporates the volitional, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, and social aspects without placing undue focus on any one area. Furthermore, an understanding of how human relationships are formed sheds light on how this divine relationship may develop over time, and offers identifiable stages in the process of “becoming Christian.” This relational paradigm of conversion offers practical implications for those who wish to share their faith in the 21st century, generating a style of evangelism that has much in common with the ancient art of spiritual direction. 

Speaker: 
Jeremy McClung

Jeremy McClung lives in Huntsville, ON, with his wife, April and three children aged 7–15. He is founding pastor of Muskoka Community Church, a thriving, medium-sized congregation with Anabaptist roots and a missional focus. He is wrapping up his M.A. this spring, having focused on conversion, evangelism, and spiritual direction as primary research topics. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Chapel - Community Chapel

Chapel - Community Chapel

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Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
MDC Chapel

Every Monday, the MDC community gathers for Chapel at 2-3pm. Our theme for the year is 'Knowing God'. This week will be a community Chapel. All are welcome!