Fifth Annual Wesley Studies Symposium

 Event Date(s):   Tue, 2013/03/12 -
9:00am to 7:30pm

 Event Category:   Wesley Studies

The Fifth Annual Wesley Studies Symposium will take place on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 (9:00am - 7:30pm) at the Bayview Campus Auditorium. 

Tyndale's Wesley Studies Symposium exists to build a community of people who are studying Wesleyan theology, and seeking to apply it to mission and ministry in Canada and globally. The 2013 symposium, organized by James Pedlar (Tyndale Seminary), will feature a broad range of papers from a diverse group of scholars.

In the evening, a guest lecture will be delivered by Donald E. Burke, President of Booth University College, Winnipeg, on the topic, “Salvation for Both Worlds:  Contours of a Wesleyan/Biblical Social Theology.”

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  • 8:45 a.m: Coffee – Information
  • 9:00 a.m:  Welcome – Introductions – Announcements – James Pedlar
  • 9:20-10:20: Paper, Cliff Fletcher: “Rediscovering Discipleship as a Pathway to Ekklesial Reformation - Wesley did!!" (Pastor, Whitby FMC)
  • 10:20-10:45: Break
  • 10:45-11:45: Paper, Barry Hamilton, “The Importance of Richard Watson’s Theological Institutes for Methodist History” (Professor of Historical and Contemporary Theology, Northeastern Seminary).
  • 11:45-12:00: Updates on Wesley Research
  • 12:15-1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00: Paper, Aaron Perry: “Leading with the Ear: The Church as a Listening Community” (Pastor, Centennial Road Standard Church / PhD Candidate, Regent University)
  • 2:00 - 2:15: Updates on New Wesley Resources & Initiatives
  • 2:15 - 2:40: Break
  • 2:40 - 3:40: Paper, Niven Harrichand: “The Character of God Revealed by The Incarnate Word in the Theology of John Wesley” (ThM graduate, Tyndale)
  • 3:40-4:00: Break
  • 4:00-5:00: Paper, Amy Caswell Bratton, "Witnesses of Perfect Love: Narratives of Christian Perfection in Early Methodism,"  (ThM graduate, Regent College)
  • 5:00-5:15: General Discussion – Dialogue
  • 5:15-6:00: Free Time
  • 6:00-7:30: Dinner, Denominational Presentations & Networking
    Symposium participants and special guests invited.
    Guest lecture:  Donald E. Burke, “Salvation for Both Worlds:  Contours of a Wesleyan/Biblical Social Theology” (President, Booth University College, Winnipeg).


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