Tyndale Seminary Faculty Update

Friday, April 5, 2019

Tyndale Seminary’s dedicated faculty remain on the forefront of research, innovation and teaching. They serve and support students on their journey toward their call, wherever that may be, while staying relevant in the global sphere of theological discourse. Here are just some of the activities seminary faculty members have been involved in this past season.

Dr. Wafik Wahba, Associate Professor of Global Christianity, published an article titled “Witnessing to the Gospel through Forgiveness – A Living Example from the Persecuted Christians in Egypt.” The article, published by Lausanne Global Analysis (LGA), presents sociopolitical, historical and theological perspectives on the persecution of the Christian Church in Egypt. The LGA publishes articles under the Lausanne Movement, a global organization, to present information from analysts that provides insight into global missions.

Dr. Narry F. Santos, Assistant Professor of Christian Ministry and Intercultural Leadership, has published his book, Mission and Evangelism in a Secularizing World: Academy, Agency, and Assembly Perspectives from Canada, co-edited with Mark Naylor; this is the first publication for Canada by the Evangelical Missiological Society (EMS) Canada Regional Meeting and was produced under the EMS Monograph Series.

Dr. Michael Krause, R. J. Bernardo Family Assistant Professor of Leadership and Ministry Director of the Internship Program, along with the TIM Centre, Student Council, and Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ), held a student forum called What I Wish I Knew About the Church Before Working There this past October. Over 80 students and area pastors and alumni engaged in a discussion of the joys and challenges in church life. This new initiative has held two sessions.

Dr. James Beverley, Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics, attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions held in Toronto this past November at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This global event drew more than 8,000 individuals and leaders from 81 different countries and over 100 different traditions. Dr. Beverley continues to publish articles in his regular column Religion Watch featured in Canada’s leading evangelical magazine Faith Today.

Dr. Yau Man Siew, Associate Professor of Christian Education and Formation, presented a workshop titled Culture, Socialization & How Children Think: Insights from Lev Vygotsky at Toronto Children’s Ministry Conference this past November. The conference was held at Knox Presbyterian Church to accommodate the more than 350 participants. Dr. Siew has also redesigned and launched a new major in Christian Education & Discipleship at the seminary. More information on this new program is coming soon.

Dr. John Kessler, Professor of Old Testament, had his book Old Testament and Theology: Divine Call and Humans Response included in the resource 101 Books on Biblical Theology: An Annotated Bibliography; the list was compiled by Brittany D. Kim, Darian R. Lockett and Charlie Trimm through Zondervan.

Dr. Victor Shepherd, Emeritus Professor of Theology, published an article titled “Emil L. Fackenheim: Gratitude for the Gift He Was” in the Reform Jewish Quarterly in its Winter 2019 issue. The Reform Jewish Quarterly is a journal featuring essays, poetry and reviews about Judaism and the Jewish way of life.

(Written by Julia Friesen, Student Journalist)