Tyndale Represented at Conference - Resident Aliens: 25 Years Later
It’s been 25 years since renowned American theologians Dr. Stanley Hauerwas and Dr. William Willimon wrote Resident Aliens: A Provocative Christian Assessment of Culture and Ministry for People Who Know that Something is Wrong (Abingdon Press, 1989). Now considered a classic, the book’s publisher, Abingdon Press, states that Resident Aliens offers “a compelling new vision of how the Christian church can regain its vitality, battle its malaise, reclaim its capacity to nourish souls, and stand firmly against the illusions, pretensions, and eroding values of today's world.”
On May 16, 2014, the book’s authors, along with a variety of other Christian leaders from across academia and church ministry, will gather in Toronto to revisit the book’s themes at the Resident Aliens: 25 Years Later event to talk about what’s changed since it was published in 1989.
The event is organized by the Epiphaneia Network, a group that plans “events to discuss questions about faith, the local church and God’s Kingdom,” according to their website.
In addition to Tyndale being an official partner of the event, President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Gary Nelson, who is also a recognized missiologist in Canada and around the world, will speak on behalf of the university.
Those with a Tyndale connection also speaking at the event are alumna Dr. Aileen VanGinkel [DMin 2012], who is the Program Director of the World Evangelical Alliance’s General Assembly, and Dan Sheffield, Adjunct Professor at Tyndale Seminary, who is the International Urban Ministry Facilitator for The Free Methodist Church of Canada.
The event will take place at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel at 901 Dixon Road from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information or to register, visit the event's webpage.