Dr. Allan Effa

Allan EffaRay and Edith DeNeui Professor of Intercultural Studies

 

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

 

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)