2017 Wesley Symposium

Our ninth annual Wesley Studies Symposium will take place on April 25, 2017, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Tyndale Seminary. 

We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Ben Witherington III as our keynote speaker this year.  Dr. Witherington is the Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and a member of the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England. He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies. Witherington has written over fifty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Patheos website.

In addition to Dr. Witherington's keynote address, this year's gathering will  feature a number of other papers on a variety of topics. Confirmed presenters to date include:

  • Aimee Patterson (PhD, McGill), Christian Ethics Consultant at The Salvation Army Ethics Centre, Winnipeg
  • Grant Gordon (ThM, DMin, Princeton Theological Seminary), historian, working on a book about Wesley's relationship with John Newton
  • Aaron Perry (PhD, Regent U), Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Ministries, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Dan Cooper (PhD Candidate, McMaster Divinity), doctoral student in Old Testament
  • David Graham (PhD Candidate, Wycliffe / U of T), doctoral student in systematic theology
  • Gerry Mielke (PhD Candidate, McMaster Divinity), doctoral student in systematic theology

A full schedule will be posted in the coming weeks.

This year's symposium is being offered in conjunction with a Ministry Conference on April 24 and a worship event on the evening of April 23 featuring Dr. Swee Hong Lim.

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