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Dr. Allan Effa

Allan EffaRay and Edith DeNeui Professor of Intercultural Studies

Recent Speaking Engagements and Publications:

  • Peer Reviewed Article: “Celtic and Aboriginal Pathways toward a Contemporary Eco Spirituality” International Bulletin of Mission Research (October 2016)
  • Sept 22, 2016 – Presentation to Calgary CBWC Ministerial on Missional Church Conversation, Ecclesiology and the Kingdom
  • Book Review: “Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World: The New Shape of the Church in our Time,” by Alan J. Roxburgh in Missiology: An International Review, Vol 44, no. 3 July 2016, pp.351-352.
  • June 16 – 19 – Helped facilitate the annual American Society of Missiology conference in St. Paul, MN
  • June 1, 2016 – Moderated Interfaith Panel at Strathcona Baptist Church, Edmonton
  • May 31, 2016 – Presentation to Edmonton CBWC Ministerial on Missional Church Conversation, Ecclesiology and the Kingdom
  • May 15, 2016 – Preach and lead Healing/Pentecost Service at First Baptist Church, Edmonton
  • Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 – Preach 11 AM FBC Edmonton – “How Liturgy Forms Us”
  • Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 – Preach 11 AM FBC Edmonton – “Believing the Impossible”
  • Saturday, November 29, 2015 – co-led intergenerational Advent retreat, First Baptist Edmonton
  • Thursday/Friday, October 22 – 23 2015, Peace River Bible Institute in Sexsmith, Alberta - Four lectures on “Integral Mission” (Integral Mission, an introduction; Integral Mission as Proclamation; Integral Mission as Social Justice; Integral Mission as Creation Care)
  • October 15, 2015 – Chapel Devotional at Tegler Manor, Edmonton.
  • October 2015, “Pub congregations, coffee house communities, tall-steeple churches, and sacred space: The missional church movement and architecture.” in Missiology: An International Review. Vol 43(4) October 2015, pp.373-384.
  • September 22, 2015 – Theology and Culture Series, First Baptist Edmonton. “How culture has shaped Christian theology and attitudes toward environmental stewardship.”
  • June 20, 2015 to the American Society of Missiology in Wheaton, IL: “Pub congregations, coffee house communities, tall-steeple churches, and sacred space: The missional church movement and architecture.”
  • Sunday, March 22, 2015 10:30 AM – Preach, North Edmonton Alliance Church, Edmonton. Sermon for Mission Emphasis Sunday.
  • Sunday, March 15, 2015 – Adult Formation Class, First Baptist, Edmonton: “The Spiritual Practice of Fasting.”
  • March 3, 2015 “Sharing Good News in a Secular Age” – presentation in a Theology and Culture series, First Baptist Church, Edmonton
  • Feb. 21, 2015 – Lead Lenten Retreat, First Baptist Church, Edmonton.
  • Feb. 4, 2015 – Paper presented to the Evangelical Missiological Society Canada Regional meeting at Providence Seminary: Pub Congregations, Coffee House Communities, Tall-Steeple Churches and Sacred Space: The Missional Church and Architecture

First Baptist Church (Adult Formation class):

  • Co-taught Adult Formation class on Revelation (Sept. 18, 2016)
  • Hospitality in the Way of Jesus (Jan. 25, 2016)
  • A Contemplative Theological Exploration of Baptism (Jan. 10, 2016)
  • How we are Formed by the Liturgy (Nov. 23, 2015)
  • How we are formed by the Christian Calendar (Nov. 16, 2015)
  • The Spiritual Practice of Pilgrimage (Oct. 18 2015)

Greenfield Community Church (Sermon):

  • How Corporate Worship Forms Us (Jan. 4, 2016)

Theology and Culture series (First Baptist Church, Edmonton)

  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 7:00 PM - "How has culture shaped Christian theology and attitudes toward environmental stewardship?"  This Free Lecture/Discussion will explore Celtic and North American Aboriginal cultural themes as pathways toward a more biblical understanding and practice.

View Dr. Effa’s CURRICULUM VITAE here (PDF)

Theological Research & Writing

Joel DavidRev. Joel David
Academic Skills Facilitator
Taylor Seminary is investing in essential skills-training for our students. Students are urged to take full advantage of the following workshops, programs and mentoring offered by Prof. Joel David. We are committed to your academic success!

A variety of workshops and other resources are available each semester, including the following:

  • Feb. 1, 2017 - Academic Skills Workshop 
  • Feb. 8-March 8 - Research and Writing Workshops (see below)
  • Ongoing - One-on-One mentoring

 


ACADEMIC SKILLS WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Classroom 1

Jump start your research & writing! The workshop will include guidance on how to take notes, format your papers to exact Taylor / SBL style, read for comprehension, plan & write effective research papers, manage your time efficiently, and more. It includes an overview of essential academic skills such as the research process, time management, reading, note-taking and writing. This introductory workshop is recommended for all students. FREE if you register right away!


THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH & WRITING WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS, 7 PM – 8:30 PM.

SESSION 1 - RESEARCH PROCESS I
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017  |  Classroom 1

An overview of the research & writing process. Reading for comprehension and research. Taking well-organized and properly documented notes of class lectures and reading. Time Management.

SESSION 2 – RESEARCH PROCESS II
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 | Classroom 1

Choosing a topic and developing a thesis. Library and online search strategies for finding sources. Evaluating sources for credibility and relevance.

SESSION 3 – WRITING I
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017 | Classroom 1

Developing a provisional outline. Understanding issues. Analyzing and interacting with source materials. Taking a position and developing good arguments.

SESSION 4 – WRITING II
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017 | Classroom 1

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use software tool that can help you collect, organize, and cite your sources in your research papers. Learn how to download, install and begin to use Zotero.

SESSION 5 – ZOTERO*
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017 | Classroom 1

Writing to think, to organize, and to present. Revising for accuracy, clarity, and style. Documenting and formatting according to the seminary style-guide (SBL 2nd ed.).

*This session will be offered if enough students register for the session


WORKSHOP REGISTRATION & COST

To register for any of the above workshops by email: joel.david@taylor-edu.ca  Include your name and the workshop you would like to attend. You can register for multiple workshops. Please register right away!

Registration Deadline: Tuesday of the week prior to the workshop you want to attend.

Cost: Free / $25

Free to Taylor students IF you register by the deadline above. After the deadline, the cost is $25.

You can also register online:

TAYLOR.WPBENE.COM


PERSONALISED ACADEMIC SKILLS MENTORING

There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing.

– Clarence Day

ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING, ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS RE: WRITING GRAMMAR, FORMATTING ETC.

  • Planning
  • Researching
  • Writing & Revising
  • Referencing & Formatting
  • Taylor / SBL Style

FACILITATOR: Rev. Joel David, MTh, PhD (cand.)

WHEN:

Jan. 24 - March 16: Tuesdays OR Thursdays  | 2:00pm – 5:00pm
March 21 - April 20: Tuesdays AND Thursdays | 3:00pm–5:00pm

WHERE:

Adjunct Faculty Office (in Benke Hall, upstairs)

  • Prior appointments preferred
  • Walk-ins are welcome
  • Request appointment online
  • 30 minutes slots
  • Up to 1 hour per session

TO REGISTER:

Request appointments and/or register for these workshops online at:
TAYLOR.WPBENE.COM

 
 
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