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Chapel - Don Martin

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Chapel - Paul Bates

Chapel - Paul Bates

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Chapel - Dr. Gus Konkel

Chapel - Dr. Gus Konkel

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DSA Lunch

DSA Lunch

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The Reformation in A Post-Christian World - October 27-28

The Reformation in A Post-Christian World - October 27-28

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Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:30am
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McMaster Divinity College, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON


McMaster Divinity College  |  October 27-28, 2017

Five hundred years after Luther posted his famous 95 theses, come discover why the Reformation still makes a difference today!

McMaster Divinity College, along with the Centre for Post-Christendom Studies, is hosting a two-day conference marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. There will be seven plenary addresses from various scholars, along with sessions for parallel papers. All are welcome to attend whether you are a student, scholar, pastor or church member.

The theme of the conference is “The Reformation in a Post-Christian World.” The trajectory of the conference moves from the historical and theological beginnings to contemporary post-Christendom realties. 

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Dr. Gwenfair Adams

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Gwenfair Walters Adams (PhD, Cambridge University), is Associate Professor of Church History at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She teaches courses in Medieval and Reformation history and Spirituality, John Calvin and the Swiss Reformation, and Spiritual Formation for Ministry and is the Director of the Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation. She has expertise in late-medieval Protestant Reformation spiritualties. She is the author of Visions in Late Medieval England: Lay Spirituality and Sacred Glimpses of the Hidden Worlds of Faith and editor of the Romans 1–8 volume of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series. Her two plenary presentations draw on this rich background to address the centrality of the Bible and spirituality for Protestant Reformers. 

Dr. David Buschart

W. David Buschart (PhD, Drew University) is Professor of Theology and Historical Studies at Denver Seminary, Denver, CO. His research interests include the nature and function of tradition and traditions in Christian theology and life, and also diversity and unity within Christianity. These interests are reflected in two books: Exploring Protestant Traditions: An Invitation to Theological Hospitality (IVP Academic, 2006), and Theology as Retrieval: Receiving the Past, Renewing the Church (co-written with Kent Eilers / IVP Academic, 2015).  During 2017, he is participating on an editorial committee for a fresh Protestant confession of faith. His presentations address Jean Calvin and the Anabaptist movements of the Reformation era and his second and the ongoing importance of the Reformation movements for the church for post-Christendom.

Dr. David Fitch

David Fitch is Betty R. Lindner Chair of evangelical theology at Northern Seminary, Chicago. He is also an ordained pastor in the Christian and Missionary Alliance and currently pastors (along with 3 other pastors) the Peace of Christ Church of the C&MA in Westmont IL, a suburb of Chicago. He writes regularly on culture, political theory, ethics, ecclesiology and mission in various journals, website and magazines. He brings the unique perspective of an evangelical, Holiness and NeoAnabaptist to thinking through the Reformation for the challenges of mission today. His most recent book is Faithful Presence: 7 Disciplines That Shape the Church For God’s Mission (IVP). He will show the importance of the Anabaptist Reformation movement for the being the church and discipleship in the emerging post-Christian culture of North America.

Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt

Jennifer Powell McNutt (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is Associate Professor of Theology and History at Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL. An internationally recognized Reformation scholar, she speaks and writes on the Reformation with a particular focus on John Calvin and the Reformed tradition. Her recent work includes a history of the Bible during the Reformation period, which includes the co-edited volume, The People’s Book: The Bible and the Reformation (InterVarsity Press, 2017) as well as current work on The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and the Reformation with Prof. Herman Selderhuis (Oxford University Press) as well as the Reformation Commentary on Scripture Series volume, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude (InterVarsity Press, 2020). Jennifer is currently conducting archival research for the writing of a monograph on the history of the French Bible from the Reformation through the Enlightenment. 

Dr. Victor Shepherd

Victor Shepherd (ThD Emmanuel College, University of Toronto) is professor of theology at Tyndale Seminary, Toronto. He is an accomplished Reformation scholar, and has written multiple books that show the implications of Martin Luther and John Calvin for contemporary Christian life and ministry. He has lectured in venues in North America, the U.K., and Singapore on Luther, Calvin, Reformation history, and theology, as well as on Protestant movements arising from or in response to the Protestant Reformations. He has taught Reformation related courses at institutions such as Tyndale University College and Seminary, Toronto School of Theology, and McMaster University. He will draw on this rich background to address the topic “Martin Luther and the Origins of the Reformation.”

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, October 27

8:30am

Registration and Coffee

9:00am

Welcome, Announcements, & Prayer

9:15am

Plenary 1: Dr. Victor Shepherd
"Martin Luther and the Origins of the Reformation"

10:15am

Break (refreshments provided)

10:30am

Plenary 2: Dr. David Buschart
"Calvin, Anabaptists, and Tradition"

11:30am

Break

11:45am

Parallel Session A

  1. Preaching Before Posting: Lessons for Today from Early Sermons of Martin Luther
    Michael Knowles
  2. Luther and Pentecostalism (livestream from UK)
    William K. Kay
  3. The Reformed Notion of Christian Freedom in Engaging Islam
    John Lee
  4. Luther's Two Kingdoms Theology for Post-Christendom Churches
    Joshua Heath

12:30pm

Lunch (provided)

1:30pm

Parallel Session B

  1. Reformation Ecumenism Reframed
    James Payton
  2. The Word of God in Its Fourfold Form: A Pentecostal Appropriation of a Reformation Tradition
    Steven Harris
  3. Nailing the Colours to the Mast
    Emma Clarke

2:15pm

Break (refreshments provided)

2:30pm

Reformation Hymns - music by Wendy Porter

2:45pm

Plenary 3: Dr. Gwenfair Adams
"Prostestants and the Bible"

3:45pm

Roundtable Discussion with Plenary Presenters

4:15pm

Closing Comments and Prayer

Saturday, October 28

9:00am

Welcome, Announcements, & Prayer

9:15am

Plenary 4: Dr. Gwenfair Adams
"Protestants and the Christian Life"

10:15am

Break (refreshments provided)

10:30am

Plenary 5: Dr. Jennifer Powell McNutt
"The Bible in a Post-Christian World"

11:30am

Break

11:45am

Parallel Session C

  1. William Byrd and the Musical Reshaping of Liturgy in Reformation England
    Wendy Porter
  2. Luther, the 95 Theses, and Ecumenism: That They May Be One in 2017
    Jim Keller
  3. The Reformation and Anti-Semitism: An Ongoing Legacy?
    Victor Shepherd
  4. Ninety-Five Tweets: A Twenty-First Century Reformation
    Noel Walker

12:30pm

Lunch (provided)

1:30pm

Plenary 6: Dr. David Fitch
"Anabaptists and Post-Christendom Realities"

2:30pm

Break (refreshments provided)

2:45pm

Plenary 7: Dr.David Buschart
"Appropriating Reformation Tradition(s) Today"

3:45pm

Roundtable Discussion with Plenary Presenters

4:15pm

Closing Comments and Prayer

 

 
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Event Price: 
50.00 CAD
Non-MDC Student/MDC Alumni Price: 
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Chapel - Dr. Phil Zylla

Chapel - Dr. Phil Zylla

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Monday, October 30, 2017 - 2:00pm
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