Tyndale Seminary Faculty Updates

Friday, December 6, 2013

Tyndale Seminary has 24 faculty members researching and teaching across a diverse range of academic disciplines. The following are some recent contributions that faculty members have made to their field of research.

  • Dr. Arthur Boers was a plenary speaker at the Forum on Faith and Everyday Life held from September 26-28 in Franklin, Tennessee. The title of his lecture was: “Restoring Relationships, Recovering Wonder.” He also spoke at the College of William & Mary’s Annual Symposium for Pilgrimage Studies, which was held from October 4-6. The title of his lecture was: “Pilgrimage as Focal Practice.” In September he was a guest on 100 Huntley Street speaking on the topic, “Living into Focus,” and in October he was interviewed on Context with Lorna Dueck speaking about “Religious Symbols and the Quebec Controversy.”

  • On October 19, Dr. James Pedlar presented a lecture at the New Creation: Scripture, Theology & Praxis Conference held at Northeastern Seminary in Rochester, NY. The title of his presentation was: “’His Mercy is Over All His Works’: John Wesley's Mature Vision of New Creation.” The conference was sponsored by the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association.

  • Dr. Barbara Leung Lai organized and served as a member of the Steering Committee at the Women in Leadership in Theological Education Conference held in Pittsburgh from Oct 24-27. She also spoke at the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting held from November 22-26 in Baltimore. The title of her lecture was: “I-Voice, Emotion and Selfhood in Nehemiah.” She also presented a response paper to four presentations at the Psychology and Biblical Studies Section at SBL entitled: “Affirmation: Irony and Transformation—A Response.” 

  • From November 10-13, Dr. David Sherbino led a four day workshop at a Presbyterian Church Renewal event held at the Crieff Conference Center. The title of the workshop was “Spiritual Renewal in the Congregation.” It focused on helping ministers of congregations develop the spiritual disciplines in congregational life.

  • Dr. Wafik Wahba had an article published in the November 2013 edition of Lausanne Global Analysis. The title of the article was: “Turmoil in the Middle East: Implications for Christians There and Globally.”  It was a Lausanne Movement Publication.

  • Fortress Press has accepted Dr. Dennis Ngien’s Luther book proposal entitled: “Fruit for the Soul: Luther on the Lament Psalms.” During his upcoming sabbatical, he will be spending time conducting research and writing for this project, and will also be travelling periodically to Ridley Hall, Cambridge University, as a Visiting Scholar.

  • Dr. Yau Man Siew participated in the Annual Conference of the Society of Professors in Christian Education held from October 17-19 in Chicago. He also spoke on October 20 at Logos Baptist Church and on November 10 at Celebration Presbyterian Church on the topic: “Ambition, Vocation & Mission: A Personal Journey Description.” On November 16, Dr. Yau Man Siew led a two-session workshop at Toronto Simpson Chinese Alliance Church entitled: “Workshop-Seminar for Sunday School Teachers.” Session 1 was called “A Biblical Theology for Christian Education,” and the title of Session 2 was “Learning from Christ Master Teacher.”

  • In addition to the recent release of his book, Old Testament Theology: Divine Call and Human Response, Dr. John Kessler presented at the SBL Annual Meeting held in Baltimore from November 22-26. The title of his lecture was: “Temple Reconstruction in Haggai and Zechariah 1-8: Event and Recontextualization.” The lecture focused on how the books of Haggai and Zechariah 1-8 present the events connected with reconstruction of the Jerusalem Temple as holding great significance for later reading communities.

  • Dr. Mark Chapman spoke at the Review of Religious Research Annual Meeting held from November 8-10 in Boston. The title of his lecture was: “Moving Together: New Canadian Church Planters and Canadian Denominational Leaders.”

  • Hugh Rendle received the Barbara K. Nelson Award as 2013 Indexer of the Year from the Association of Christian Librarians at their Annual Conference in San Diego in June. Mr. Rendle has indexed Faith Today magazine and other titles for the Christian Periodical Index for over 20 years.

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