Movie Night - Nov. 5
‘The Trial’ – Canadian Film Premiere
“...a tragic story of pain, suffering and loss ultimately giving way to hope and rediscovery. This story shines on film.”
-Noel T. Manning (Cinemascene)
“...a beautiful and moving film...”
-S. David Acuff (Wired4Film)
The Taylor Seminary Students’ Association is pleased to present the Canadian premiere of director Gary Wheeler’s latest film. The Trial, based on a Robert Whitlow novel, has been in limited theatrical release in the United States, earning rave reviews. In advance of its DVD release on November 9, the TSSA welcomes you to join us for a special movie event, featuring a Q & A with Brad Mix, one of the executive producers of the film.
Following the death of his wife and sons, small-town lawyer "Mac" McClain (Matthew Modine) has lost the will to live, but he sets aside despair to defend young Pete Thomason (Randy Wayne) in a high-stakes case involving first-degree murder. In this courtroom drama that finds Pete accused of killing his girlfriend, unyielding prosecutor Joe Whetstone (Bob Gunton) seeks the death penalty, and McClain pursues redemption for the boy and for himself.
Join us for this exceptional new film, and stay for a discussion of Christian films, led by Tim Willson. Admission is free, brought to you by the students of Taylor Seminary.
Date: Friday, November 5, 2010
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Stencel Hall at Taylor (11525 - 23 Avenue, Edmonton AB)
**DVD Release for THE TRIAL: November 9, 2010
To inquire about screenings in your church, contact Crown Entertainment: 1 (800) 661-9467, ext. 307
Purity Works - Conference
The E P Wahl Centre at Taylor is pleased to announce that best-selling children's author Jennie Bishop will speak at a unique parenting conference on October 30, 2010. Purity Works will focus on helping parents shepherd their children through a challenging cultural landscape. In advertising, television programs, books, music and in school yards everywhere, children are presented with ideas that conflict with what they are taught at home. Jennie's message is based on a simple idea -- that God's gifts to us are best enjoyed when they are preserved for their best and highest use.
Purity Works is a conference that introduces the concept of “planned purity” and the “five doors of the heart.” Jennie explains how to build purity into family life, which begins as we learn to guard our hearts via the five senses. A child is taught to guard the “inner being” by critically evaluating what he/she takes in via the senses. This biblical understanding and practice of purity, based on Proverbs 4:20-27, builds the foundation for children to embrace sexual purity outwardly as they grow.
This conference is directed at families and those who work with children, but is also appropriate and helpful for young men and women aged 12 and above.
What: Planned Purity, a conference for moms and dads
Who: Jennie Bishop, best-selling author, founder of Purity Works
When: October 30, 2010, 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Taylor College and Seminary (11525 - 23 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB)
Cost: $30 per person ($50 per couple)
About Jennie Bishop
Jennie Bishop is a best-selling children’s author of numerous books, including The Princess and the Kiss . That book was written after Jennie asked God to help her find an age-appropriate way to teach young children about purity. The unexpected grassroots response to The Princess and The Kiss catapulted Bishop into a speaking and conference ministry known as Purity Works to bring the message of biblical purity to children and parents alike; it has since been followed by a similar book for boys, The Squire and the Scroll. She lives in Florida with her husband, Randy (a worship pastor), and their two daughters.
Check out this short video introduction to Purity Works (clicking the image below will play the video on Youtube):
Other books by Jennie Bishop
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.
The course will be offered in September at Assumption Parish in Edmonton, and October 2010 and in February 2011 at the Taylor campus. Registration details, including session topics and costs, can be found at the Taylor Events page, or by reading a more detailed article here. Questions regarding this course may be directed to Terry Fossen (780-431-4431) or to John MacDonald (780-469-1010).