Medicine Hat Apologetics Course
Popular author, speaker and Taylor professor Dr. Randal Rauser will be sharing insights in the area of Christian apologetics this fall. Taylor Seminary is offering a hybrid version of TH 634 Christian Apologetics (a 3 credit course), with two weekends of classes being offered in Medicine Hat and the balance of the course being offered online.
The course offers an introduction to the rational defense of the Christian faith. It includes the identification of evidence for Christian belief, but also explores the evidence against non-Christian beliefs. There are various models of apologetics, which will be discussed, and the class will also look carefully as some of the specific apologetic challenges of our day that emerge from modernism and postmodernism.
Anyone interested in this course is welcome to contact local coordinator, Ingrid Mitchell. To apply or register for this course, please direct your inquiries to Taylor Seminary Admissions Counsellor Rick Heavenor (Rick@TaylorSeminary.ca).
Don't wait to express your interest in this course! Contact us today to begin the process of applying and registering, or to ask how you can audit this course.
ABOUT DR. RANDAL RAUSER
Dr. Rauser is Associate Professor of Historical Theology at Taylor Seminary. He has written several books including the bestseller Finding God in the Shack (Biblica, 2009) and The Swedish Atheist, the Scuba Diver and Other Apologetic Rabbit Trails (InterVarsity, 2012). Randal has also published many articles in leading academic journals like Philosophia Christi and Christian Scholar's Review. He blogs at randalrauser.com and lectures widely on Christian worldview and apologetics.
Taylor Community Choir Resumes
The Taylor Community Choir is about to resume. This popular, non-audition choir attracts members from across the city, drawn to the fun atmosphere in which serious music is rehearsed and performed with love and care.
"We will be doing a program of Psalms, including a larger work - Handel's 'Utrecht Jubilate' (Ps.100) - with orchestra," says Director Diana Wiens. "It should be very exciting, and I can't wait to get started!"
Registration and the first rehearsal of the new term will take place August 27th at Lendrum Mennonite Church. Everyone with a love of singing and appreciation of great sacred choral music is invited to join.
Registration: Monday, August 27, 7:00pm followed by first rehearsal 7:30 - 9:15pm. (All rehearsals will be on Monday nights as usual.)
Fee: $100.00/ semester
Location of rehearsals and concerts: Lendrum Mennonite Brethren Church - 11210 - 59Ave.
The fall concerts are scheduled for Saturday November 17 at 7 PM, and Sunday, November 18th at 3 PM.
TSSA Executive Busy Planning
It may be summer, but the members of the Taylor Seminary Students' Association are busy planning and preparing for the year ahead.
TSSA President Amy Israelson, Megan Jackins and Pete Downing met July 26th to continue work on the events calendar for the upcoming fall and winter semesters. Some of the executive members couldn't attend, and there are still at least two vacancies on the board.
Some of the events being planned are focussed on spiritual formation, some are more about building community or about outreach, while others are just about having fun. Details of these events will be announced shortly -- check the bulletin board near the Taylor Commons, or click through to the TSSA webpage here, or click and like the TSSA Facebook community here.
(Did we mention that there are still some vacancies on the TSSA board? Be in touch if you are interested in being part of the student leadership on campus.)
Renovations at Taylor
A much-needed facelift is well-underway at Taylor, giving new life to our main public spaces.
The worn and damaged carpet in the Taylor Commons has been replaced with tile and carpet, and the walls have been transformed with new modern colours. Important repairs are also being made to the ceilings and the roof, tending to some leaks that became more significant this spring.
Another small but important change is the removal of an oversized brick pillar in the Commons, which significantly adds to the usability of the space by improving sight lines.
These improvements are the first significant upgrades since the building was constructed in the 1990's. The work is scheduled to be finished before students return to classes on September 4th.