Brown Bag Lunch Schedule
The Wahl Centre at Taylor is again gearing up for another season of the Brown Bag Pastors’ Lunch. Our topic for the first part of the year will be stewardship – and not regarding finances alone, of course: the topic is much broader than that.
We hope you will join us to hear from these excellent presenters:
January 26 – Heather Breitkreuz – Stewardship of Time – Do crises just happen or can you be prepared for them? When the Holy Spirit nudges, are you too busy to respond? Heather will lead a discussion of whether those in ministry can actually manage their time. She will even provide a few tools... if time allows.
Feb 16 – Mike Bartusek – Stewardship of Facilities – Mike will be sharing how Steele Heights Baptist Church used their building to minister to teens at a local junior high, and is now seeing 150 of those kids visit their church every week. An inspiring story of how a local church put their facility to good use!
March 16 – Tom Berekoff – Stewardship of Finances – Tom is an expert on fundraising and development, but what really fires his passion is helping fellow believers understand the beauty and necessity (and joy!) of generosity. What are some of the key principles for churches to bear in mind on the topic of being good stewards financially?
Based on feedback from attendees, the Brown Bag Lunch series has been slightly reconfigured, with new topics and more discussion time. It’s better than ever, a good use of time for those seeking to grow their ministry skills. Please join us at Taylor Seminary at noon each of the above dates. Feel free to bring a friend, or a staff member, and don’t forget your lunch, but remember... dessert is on us!
WHERE: Taylor College and Seminary
WHEN: 12 Noon -- See dates above
COST: Free, and dessert/refreshments are provided
Concordia H.S. moving to Campus
Taylor College and Seminary is about to gain new neighbours. Concordia High School has announced plans to relocate to space formerly used by the university college on the Taylor Campus. In a news release, Concordia says that it expects to move over the summer and to begin offering classes in Fall 2011, adding that the move will position the school "to expand its mission as a superior academic high school by seizing several key opportunities that have presented themselves."
The principal of Concordia High School, Mr. David Eifert, says students will benefit from the move.
"At this new location, Concordia High School will be able to maintain its solid tradition, but also continue to expand: it will offer a well-designed and well-delivered four-year university preparatory program; it will continue to be located on a college campus; and it will be able to accommodate a larger number of both day and residence students."
Concordia High School is currently located on the grounds of Concordia University College of Alberta, and the president of that institution offered his best wishes to the high school.
"Concordia (High School) is praised as having provided the best educational opportunity possible," said Dr. Gerald Krispin. "Parents and graduates all value highly what Concordia High School contributes to the education and personal formation of their children. I know that this tradition of excellence will continue as Concordia High School embarks on this new venture."
Established in 1921, Concordia High School is a faith-based independent school, affiliated with the Lutheran church.
This move does not directly involve Taylor, as the space to be occupied by Concordia was sold to the Eminata Group in 2010, but as neighbours there will doubtless be interaction and some sharing of resources (such as the library). Taylor College and Seminary welcomes this new neighbour to campus and we look forward to the presence of high school students starting this fall.
Newest edition of THE BRIDGE available
The Fall 2010 edition of Taylor's magazine THE BRIDGE is now available! Watch your mailbox or pick one up at the school; you can also browse the online version by clicking on the cover below.
You can read past issues of THE BRIDGE in The Bridge Archives.
2011 E.P. Wahl Lectures
Taylor is pleased to announced that the 2011 E.P. Wahl Lectures will feature Dr. Douglas Moo, the Blanchard Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and the Chair of the Committee for Bible translation. This lecture series, which began 25 years ago, is a significant continuing education opportunity for pastors, academics and students, as well as anyone else interested in attending.
The 26th Annual E.P. Wahl Lectures will take place March 22, 2011 in Stencel Hall (Taylor College and Seminary).
2011 E.P. Wahl Lectures
Text, Theology, and Translation: Reflections on the Updated NIV, with Dr. Douglas Moo
Session 1: The Obedience of Faith (Rom. 1:5)
Session 2: The Righteousness of God (Rom. 3:21-26)
Session 3: Fighting the Flesh (Rom. 7:5-8:13)
Session 4: Translation and Gender Issues (Rom. 14:1-23)
Dr. Douglas Moo is an expert on Pauline theology, and each session will relate some of his recent work on Bible translation to larger questions raised in the book of Romans.
Dr. Moo will lead a fascinating exploration of several passsages in the book of Romans while exploring the issues involved in translating the scriptures; specifically, he will address the changes being made to the NIV, already the most widely used English-language Bible in the world (the new NIV will be published in March 2011). Significant work has been done on understanding the original languages of scripture, and an unprecedented amount of work has been done on current English language usage. Other changes are being made to improve readability of the text.
Approximately 5-percent of the text of the NIV is being updated, so these changes are of significant interest to anyone who teaches, preaches, studies and memorizes the Bible, and we are honored to have such an esteemed scholar offer this timely presentation as the 2011 E.P. Wahl Lectures at Taylor College and Seminary.