New onWORD series: The Revelation
Professor Ralph Korner is back at Taylor as the featured presenter in our season-opening series at onWORD. Ralph, who is no stranger to the Taylor community, will lead an exploration of one of the Bible's most puzzling and misunderstood books: The Revelation of St. John. This new series will kick off October 5th at Stencel Hall on the Taylor Campus.
Among the key questions this series will explore deal with the purpose of the Book of the Revelation: is it only a predictive road map or something much more? How is this vision organized? Are popular interpretations truthful, or should they be left behind (so to speak)? What do we know about the seven churches in their first century context? What are the interpretive approaches to the whole book (all future, all first century, or a mix of both)? How do we interpret the enigmatic symbols in the book–e.g., 666, the mark of the beast, the New Jerusalem? What does the text have to say about “the rapture,” “the great tribulation,” and other challenging topics?
Fascinating and relevant, don’t miss this first series of the 2010-11 onWORD season!
About the Presenter:
Ralph Korner is a PhD student at McMaster University (Hamilton, ON), working on a degree in Early Christianity and Early Judaism. He served as Taylor’s Campus Pastor from 2001-2006 and was Adjunct Instructor in New Testament at Taylor University College from 2001-2007.
Pastoral Care Visitor Training
A course that will equip people to serve as 'Pastoral Care Visitors' will be presented through the E P Wahl Centre three times over the 2010-11 instructional year.
The course, offered by the Alberta Pastoral Care Association, is intended for those who may already be involved in this area of ministry but wish to upgrade or further develop their skills, and those who may want to get involved in pastoral care visitation in the future. Attendees may be those who want to serve as volunteers as well as those whose vocation brings them into regular contact with the elderly, the sick or shut-in.
This course is taught by a team of instructors who have long experience offering compassionate care through various Christian ministries, and two of the instructors are alumni of Taylor Seminary.
Wahl Centre Dedication Service
E P Wahl Centre Dedication Service
ABOVE: Dr. Terry Fossen welcomes guests to the E P Wahl Centre Dedication Service, June 11, 2010, Taylor Chapel.
(Photo: Tim Willson)
We invite you to listen to this audio presentation of the E P Wahl Centre Dedication Service. 140 friends and supporters of Taylor, including many former students, joined us to pay tribute to the godly example of Dr. E.P. Wahl, who founded CTI in 1940 (now known as Taylor College and Seminary).
(To listen, click on the arrow at the left of the player control bar below.)
Also, please check out the 2010-11 Wahl Centre Schedule that was made public at the Dedication Service, and plan to join us for these great continuing education opportunities.
Order of Service
Mrs. Verda Schalm
Dr. Terry Fossen
Call to Worship
Dr. Claire Bankole, Fusion International
Prayer of Invocation
Prof. Len Thompson, Urban Sanctuary
Worship in Song:
Dr. Jim Leverette, Alberta Baptist Association (NAB)
Hymn: Immortal, Invisible
accompaniment: Ms. Dorothy Batke
Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.
Unresting, unhasting, and silent as light,
Nor wanting, nor wasting, Thou rulest in might;
Thy justice, like mountains, high soaring above
Thy clouds, which are fountains of goodness and love.
To all, life Thou givest, to both great and small;
In all life Thou livest, the true life of all;
We blossom and flourish as leaves on the tree,
And wither and perish—but naught changeth Thee.
Great Father of glory, pure Father of light,
Thine angels adore Thee, all veiling their sight;
All praise we would render—O help us to see
'Tis only the splendour of light hideth Thee!
Celebrating the Life of Dr. E P Wahl
a Taylor Presentation, Mr. Tim Willson
Dr. Terry Fossen, with Rev. Rubin Herrmann, Dr. Willy Muller, Prof. Ed Link and Rev. Peter Schroeder
Dr. Herman and Mrs. Ardath Effa
Introduction of Taylor President
Dr. Joost Pikkert, Taylor Seminary
Dr. David Williams
“E.P. Wahl: Remembering for the Sake of the Future”
Prayer of Dedication - Taylor Trustees
Mr. Barry Kossowan
Dr. Ken McDonald
Ms. Carol McCaslin
Mr. Grant Sardachuk
Taylor Alumni Representative
Ms. Emma Willson
Worship in Song:
Dr. Jim Leverette
Hymn: Living for Jesus
accompaniment: Ms. Dorothy Batke
Living for Jesus, a life that is true,
Striving to please Him in all that I do;
Yielding allegiance, glad-hearted and free,
This is the pathway of blessing for me.
O Jesus, Lord and Savior, I give myself to Thee,
For Thou, in Thine atonement, didst give Thyself for me.
I own no other Master, my heart shall be Thy throne.
My life I give, henceforth to live, O Christ, for Thee alone.
Living for Jesus Who died in my place,
Bearing on Calvary my sin and disgrace;
Such love constrains me to answer His call,
Follow His leading and give Him my all.
Living for Jesus, wherever I am,
Doing each duty in His holy Name;
Willing to suffer affliction and loss,
Deeming each trial a part of my cross.
Living for Jesus through earth’s little while,
My dearest treasure, the light of His smile;
Seeking the lost ones He died to redeem,
Bringing the weary to find rest in Him.
Bishop Jane Alexander
Mrs. Verda Schalm
Mrs. Verda Schalm is a long-time member of the Taylor community and a former faculty member.
Participants in this Dedication Service in Order of Appearance
Dr. Terry Fossen is Taylor’s Vice-President and is an Associate Director of the E P Wahl Centre. (Alumnus)
Dr. Claire Bankole is a member of Fusion International and is heading up Fusion’s training in the Americas.
Prof. Len Thompson is Director of the Urban Sanctuary, and an Adjunct Faculty member at Taylor Seminary.
Dr. Jim Leverette is the Associate Regional Minister of the ABA, and a past Academic Vice-President of Taylor Seminary. (Alumnus)
Ms. Dorothy Batke is an accomplished musician and piano instructor, and a former student of Mrs. Schalm.
Mr. Tim Willson is the Director of Communications and Marketing for Taylor College and Seminary.
Dr. Herman and Mrs. Ardath Effa have been life partners in pastoral ministry, missions and denominational leadership. (Alumni)
Dr. Joost Pikkert is Academic Dean of Taylor Seminary.
Dr. David Williams is President of Taylor College and Seminary, and Director of the E P Wahl Centre.
Ms. Emma Willson was a member of the inaugural Taylor Children’s Community Choir, and is a piano student.
Mr. Barry Kossowan is Chair of the Taylor Board of Trustees, and a local businessman.
Ms. Carol McCaslin is a member of the Taylor Board of Trustees; she lives in Calgary.
Dr. Ken McDonald is a member of the Taylor Board of Trustees, and Pastor of Terwilliger Community Church. (Alumnus)
Mr. Grant Sardachuk is a member of the Taylor Board of Trustees, and a real estate developer.
The Rt. Rev. Jane Alexander is Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton.
Course Offered in Kelowna
NT 416 New Testament Introduction
Taylor Seminary is pleased to announce that a modular course (NT 416) will be offered in Kelowna over three weekends in the Fall 2010 semester for graduate credit (undergraduate credit available: see below). This initiative, which seeks to meet the needs of mature students, is the result of a cooperative effort involving Taylor Seminary, Carey Theological College and Trinity Baptist Church. Interested students are encouraged to apply early, or to contact Taylor to explore this opportunity further, and we encourage you to watch for other modular courses that may be offered in locations in BC and Alberta in the future.
NT 416 New Testament Introduction (3 credits)
This course will provide an overview of the 27 books that make up the New Testament. It will introduce the student to the historical and cultural background of the New Testament and examine every book in it from the Gospel of Matthew to the Book of Revelation. We will explore how each book came to be written, survey its contents, and discuss the major theological themes that appear in it. We will also look at the various methods that have been used in the study of the New Testament and the diverse views held by those who engage in such study.
This course is cross-listed as NT 103 New Testament Literature for those desiring undergraduate credit (transferable to Okanagan College and the University of British Columbia–Okanagan Campus).
Professor: Dr. Syd Page
Location: Trinity Baptist Church, Kelowna, B.C.
Dates: Sept 17-18, Oct 22-23 and Nov 26-27, 2010
(Classes will run on Fridays 6:30–9:30 PM and on Saturdays 8:30 AM–4:30 PM)
Kelowna Contact: Candace Geisbrecht (