Dr. Allan Effa
Upcoming Faculty Activity
April 9 – Sunday – teach Adult Formation class on Worship at First Baptist
May 2 – Presentation to Edmonton Area CBWC Ministerial on “How Corporate Worship Saves Us”
May 9-25 – Lead students in walk of the Camino de Santiago, Spain
June 3-4 - Retreat Speaker for Good Tree Church, Calgary, at Banff Centre (Topic: Integral Mission)
June 15 – Present paper to American Society of Professors of Mission on Missiological Implications for Taylor Seminary Arising from Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Recommendations, Wheaton College
June 14-18 – Serve the American Society of Missiology as secretary at annual meetings in Wheaton
June 25 – 26 – Teach sessions at Parish Nursing Institute
Theological Research & Writing
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:
- February 1, 2018: Academic Skills Workshop
- February 8 - March 8: Research and Writing Workshops (see below)
ACADEMIC SKILLS WORKSHOP
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM | Classroom 2
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
THURSDAY AFTERNOONS, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM.
SESSION 1 - RESEARCH PROCESS I
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2018 | Classroom 2
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
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018 | Classroom 2
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
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2018 | Classroom 2
Developing a provisional outline. Understanding issues. Analyzing and interacting with source materials. Taking a position and developing good arguments.
SESSION 4 – WRITING II
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 | Classroom 2
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*
THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 | Classroom 2
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
- Writing & Revising
- Referencing & Formatting
- Taylor / SBL Style
FACILITATOR: Rev. Joel David, MTh, PhD (cand.)
Please contact Joel David directly to inquire. email@example.com
Request appointments and/or register for these workshops by emailing Joel David: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assisted Dying - A Discussion
DATE: September 18, 2016
COST: Free (by invitation -- see below)
As part of the Crucial Conversations series at the E P Wahl Centre, Taylor is hosting a discussion about the issues facing the church related to “assisted dying.” This is a way to begin assisting Christians in thinking theologically about the issues facing the church related to the new legal/medical reality in Canada.
Given the breadth and complexity of this issue, this is not a public event. Rather, we are inviting front line professionals (i.e., doctors, nurses, and chaplains) to help us get a better understanding of the issues you face in your ministry/practice related to medical assisted dying, the issues you see facing the church as our society continues to move in this direction, and how Taylor might assist you in the work to which God has called you.
We anticipate an evening of moderated discussion between colleagues and peers, with the participation of invited experts; this event will be hosted by Taylor Seminary President Dr. David Williams. If you serve in medical, personal care, chaplaincy or legal fields and your work involves end-of-life care, we invite you to request an invitation to this event using the form below. Seating is limited, and priority will be given to those most actively involved in this field at this time.