Medicine Hat Course Fall 2012
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Randal Rauser will be teaching TH 634 Christian Apologetics in Medicine Hat in a "hybrid format", i.e., starting and ending online with 2 weekends of classroom time, Sept. 21-22 and Oct.26-27 (Fridays 6:30pm-9:30pm and Saturdays 8:30am- 4:30pm).
TH 634 Christian Apologetics is an introduction to the rational defense of the Christian faith including both the identification of evidence or grounds for Christian belief as well as evidence against non-Christian beliefs. We will also consider the biblical ground of apologetics, different models of apologetics, and the specific apologetic challenges of modernism and postmodernism.
This is a three credit course, excellent for students working towards a degree, or anyone interested in a rigorous exploration of apologetics with a gifted, highly-qualified instructor.
To learn more, call our Admissions department at 780-431-5215, or fill out our online request for information by clicking here.
Taylor Honours Dr. Syd Page
During the 32nd Graduation Service for Taylor Seminary (April 29, 2012), Dr. Syd Page was honoured with a new title: Professor Emeritus. A certificate with the new title was presented following the conferring of degrees to Taylor students.
Taylor President Dr. David Williams surprised him with the presentation: Dr. Page said later that he didn't have any idea that this was planned.
Dr. Page began teaching at this institution in 1977, when it was simply North American Baptist College (NABC). He was a founding faculty member at the divinity school that became Edmonton Baptist Seminary, now Taylor Seminary.
A special retirement banquet in honour of Dr. page will take place at the end of May at Taylor (purchase tickets here).
An Invitation to Church Leaders
As part of his one-week intensive Christian Ethics course, Dr. David Williams is opening up a class with guest lecturer Dr. Simon Sheh to anyone in church leadership.
We are all painfully aware of the personal, relational and ministry losses suffered because of moral failure. Public scandals involving Christian leaders have become all too familiar in our sexualized culture. Dr. Sheh’s session will equip church leaders to offer healing, to develop safeguards, and to be personally strengthened and encouraged.
This afternoon session will be invaluable for anyone in church leadership. You are welcome to attend and bring others from your leadership, whether or not you are a Taylor student. You do not need to pre-register, and there is no cost to attend.
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2012 | 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Taylor Seminary, 11525 - 23 Avenue, Edmonton, AB
Phone: 780-431-5200 | www.TaylorSeminary.ca
Cost: FREE to attend this class (Please call or click here if you wish to inquire about enrolling in the course, either for audit or credit.)
ABOUT DR. SHEH
Dr. Simon Sheh is an experienced Registered Psychologist, author, and popular conference, seminar, and retreat speaker based in Edmonton. He specializes in the treatment of sexual and pornography addiction, Recovery from extra-marital affairs, relationship and marital therapy, and Christian counselling. Numerous churches and denominations have welcomed him to address their leaders on this topic. Dr. Sheh holds a doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT DR. SHEH'S BOOK, "PURE AT HEART"
"I highly recommend this book."
Listen Up TV & Author, Ontario
“...concise but highly effective. I want every man I counsel, to work through Pure at Heart."
Kirk Durston, Director, New Scholars Society, Campus Crusade for Christ, Wallenstein, ON
“In too many Christian books about sexual purity, (our) sexual wiring is too often demonized and vilified. Dr. Sheh, on the other hand, brings balance to this important topic. Along with that balance, he also brings some new strategies for dealing with sexual purity that is both psycho-logically and scripturally sound.
I have no doubt that this material will make a significant impact..."
Geof Cornelson, Director of Clergy Care, Focus on the Family, British Columbia
"I recommend you read this manual thoroughly and honestly...it offers solutions that can change and heal you."
Rev. Kenneth A. Solbrekken, Superintendent Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada - Alberta District
"Pure at Heart is a welcome handbook on pursuing sexual purity. (It) can change your life for good!"
Dr. Ed Stuckey, Pastor, Edmonton
"This book, in study guide form, was of great benefit in my own marriage, as well as in ministry as a Youth Pastor... ... a must-have resource..."
Ben Friesen, Youth Pastor, Illinois, U.S.A.
Taylor Seminary Graduation
You Are Invited to Join Us
The Board of Trustees, President, Faculty and Class of 2012 cordially invite you to attend the 32nd Taylor Seminary Graduation Ceremony.
This event will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at West Meadows Baptist Church, located at 9333 - 199 Street NW, Edmonton AB (click here for a printable map). The ceremony will begin at 3:00 PM (doors open at 2:15 PM).
The featured speaker at the service will be Dr. Syd Page, who is retiring from teaching after more than 30 years of service with Taylor Seminary. This year's valedictorian is Nick Thiessen (MDiv), who is one of the youngest graduates in Taylor Seminary's history.
The Taylor Seminary Class of 2012 has chosen as its theme "For His Name's Sake." This theme will be explored during the Grad Banquet, which will take place the evening before (April 28th), also at West Meadows Baptist Church.
Tickets for the Grad Banquet must be purchased in advance, either by purchasing tickets online by clicking here, or through the Taylor General Office ($25 each); call 780-431-5200.