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Register today for “Shaping our Future Together”

Crossing cultures together XII: SHAPING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER

Thursday, October 11, 2018

10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.

At Knox College, 59 St. George Street, Toronto

Hosted by the Centre for Asian-Canadian Theology & Ministry, Knox College, and
Justice Ministries of The Presbyterian Church in Canada.

What does the legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada mean for Presbyterians?
Why does it matter to new Canadians?
How can we understand mission and ministry with Indigenous people in light of reconciliation?

Participate in the KAIROS Blanket Exercise, an activity outlining the 500-year relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Join the panel discussion on the blessings and challenges of intercultural relationship building, the psychological impact of trauma on communities, and how churches can support reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada. Worship with communion will reflect a diversity of cultures in the church.

Speakers include:
The Rev. Dr. Esther Acolatse, Pastoral Theology, Knox College
Mr. Jonathan Hamilton-Diabo, Director of Indigenous Initiatives, University of Toronto
Dr. Ben Kuo, Department of Psychology, University of Windsor

For more info, contact: Dong-Ha Kim by email or at 416-978-2791.

Spread the word! Download a PDF poster here.

Knox College welcomes Stephen Farris as Visiting Professor of Preaching

Stephen FarrisPrincipal John Vissers is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Stephen Farris has been appointed Visiting Professor of Preaching effective July 1, 2018.  

Dr. Farris retired in 2016 as Dean of St. Andrew’s Hall and Professor of Homiletics at the Vancouver School of Theology. He has served the church in many roles, including as Moderator of the 140th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, President of the Academy of Homiletics, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches.

Stephen is the author of several books and many articles on preaching, theology, and biblical studies, including Preaching That Matters: The Bible and Our Lives. He is married to Patty, a retired school principal, and has two sons and two grandchildren.

Dr. Farris returns to Knox College where he served as Professor of Preaching and Worship from 1986 to 2003. In his role as Visiting Professor of Preaching, Dr. Farris will teach and supervise students in the graduate degree programs (M.A., Th.M., D.Min., and Ph.D.) at Knox College and the Toronto School of Theology. In Fall 2018 he is offering a course called “Preaching Luke-Acts.”

Dr. Farris joins Dr. Sarah Travis and Dr. Emily Bisset, who teach preaching at Knox College, and Past Principal J. Dorcas Gordon, who now serves as Interim Director of the Toronto School of Theology and continues to advise and supervise graduate students. 


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