2018 E.P. Wahl Lectures
[ New Location for 2018 -- Greenfield Community Church! ]
Our Wahl Lecturer for March 2018 is Dr. Edith M. Humphrey (Pittsburgh Theological Seminary). She will lead us in reflecting upon the central role of Scripture in the worship engagements of Christians from the New Testament over four centuries. Her overall topic is entitled Worship of the Trinity and the Life of Christ’s People, with the three individual lectures being:
- Worshipping the Triune God
- Worship, Past and Present
- A fourth session will include an engaging time of discussion and application.
The Wahl Centre Leadership Team is exploring ways of facilitating pre-Lecture focus groups (e.g., book clubs) so as to “prime the pump,” so to speak, and build interest among churches in the Dr. Humphrey’s presentations. (More information coming soon.)
Important Note to Students
TAYLOR SEMINARY STUDENTS -- FREE
Taylor Seminary makes the annual E.P. Wahl Lectures free to all registered Taylor Students, and pre-registration and attendance are a requirement of many courses. Ask your professor for the student code needed for free registration.
ALL POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS -- HALF-PRICE
Students at ALL post-secondary institutions are encouraged to attend for half-price. Simply click on this link to send an email confirming your eligibility (providing the name of your school/program) and a discount code will be emailed to you -- Simple! We'd love to see you here.
March 15, 2018
8:30 AM Registration Opens
Session 1: Worshipping the Triune God
A focus on the OBJECT of our worship—the Triune God himself—who also inspires us (by the Holy Spirit), and so also remains the Agent or Subject of the action.
Session 2: Worshipping Together
A focus on the importance of Corporate Worship (which touches each person, but is not individualistic), as seen in the Scriptures and tradition.
LUNCH (INCLUDED WITH YOUR PAID REGISTRATION)
Session 3: Worship, Past and Present
A focus on the various traditions that fed into early Christian worship (psalmody, synagogue, temple, Eucharist, reading the OT in light of Christ, teaching, as we can see them emerge in the Scriptures), and how those remain valuable today.
Session 4: an Experiential Journey of Worshiping the Triune God
focus on application and discussion
4:00 PM -- Dismissal
DATE: Friday, March 16, 2018
NEW LOCATION FOR 2018: Greenfield Community Church (3712 -- 114 Street NW, Edmonton, AB)
The change in location is due to renovations taking place in Stencel Hall.
ABOUT DR. EDITH M. HUMPHREY
Dr. Edith M. Humphrey is the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where she has been serving since 2002.
A respected academic and theologian, Dr. Humphrey earned her BA at the University of Toronto and her PhD from McGill (where she won the Governor General's Gold Medal). Once ordained in the Salvation Army, she was the musical director and organist at St. George’s Anglican Church in Ottawa. She worships with an Orthodox church in Pittsburgh and serves as secretary of the Orthodox Theological Society in America; she is also active with the Society of Biblical Literature. Dr. Humphrey taught at numerous colleges and universities in Canada before moving to Pittsburgh.
Dr. Humphrey has written seven books:
- Further Up and Further In: Orthodox Conversations with C. S. Lewis on Scripture and Theology (St. Vladimir’s Press, 2017);
- Scripture and Tradition: What the Bible Really Says (Baker Academic, 2013);
- Grand Entrance: Worship on Earth as in Heaven (Brazos, 2010);
- And I Turned to See the Voice: The Rhetoric of Vision in the New Testament (Baker Academic, 2007);
- Ecstasy and Intimacy: When the Holy Spirit Meets the Human Spirit (Eerdmans, 2005);
- the Sheffield Guide to Joseph and Aseneth (Continuum/Sheffield, 2000); and
- The Ladies and the Cities: Transformation and Apocalyptic Identity in Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, the Apocalypse and The Shepherd of Hermas (Sheffield, 1995)