October 16th, 2013 from 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Tickets: $40 (conference and dinner included)
To register, please contact 416-946-3535 ext 2558 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE PUBLIC LECTURE
at 7:00 - 8:00pm with Dr. Ephraim Radner in Sheraton Hall
Plenary Speaker: The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner
Prior to his appointment as Professor of Historical Theology, Rev. Dr. Radner, was rector of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Pueblo, Colorado, His range of ministerial experience includes Burundi, where he worked as a missionary, Haiti, inner-city Cleveland, and Connecticut. He has taught at seminaries in Connecticut and Colorado. In the Anglican Communion context he is a member of the Covenant Design Group. He is a violinist, hiker, and traveler. He is married to the Rev. Dr. Annette Brownlee, and they are the parents of Hannah and Isaac.
Workshop Speaker: The Rev. Hugh D. Reid
The Rev. Hugh D. Reid, B.A., M.Div. was born and raised in Hamilton, ON. His gifts as a speaker were recognized early and honed as a finalist for Ontario in the National High School Public Speaking competition held in Yellowknife, N.W.T. and as a member of the debating team and member of the Hart House debates committee at the University of Toronto.
He received an Admissions Scholarship to the University of Toronto where he attended Victoria College, studying English Literature and Economics. He spent summers working in Hamilton textile and steel mills and took a year off to work at a saw mill, in the bush, near Prince George, British Columbia. He graduated from Victoria University and completed his Masters of Divinity at Emmanuel College, graduating first in his class, the recipient of the Sanford Gold Medal in Divinity with a post-graduate fellowship.
In 1983, Hugh married Esther, a McMaster and OISE graduate and currently Director of Quality Improvement with CANES (an agency providing support for seniors) in Etobicoke. They have two children, Heather and Will who both graduated from university, Heather from York in English Literature (she was the editor of York’s literary journal this year) and Will from Engineering Physics at Queens.
Hugh has been a minister of the United Church of Canada for over twenty-five years serving three pastoral charges. He has been coordinating minister at Kingsway-Lambton, in Etobicoke for the past twelve years. His preaching has taken him from Jamaica to Muskoka and many points in between. He has also served as adjunct faculty in Pastoral Care and as a Teaching Assistant in Systematic Theology at Emmanuel College.
Hugh spent two and a half years in full time doctoral work in Systematic Theology at U of T. Those studies gave way to competition from a growing family and a growing congregation. He continues his scholarly endeavours, however, as a speaker, leading workshops, giving papers, reading avidly, and as a Director of the Karl Barth Society of North America centred at Princeton University. He also serves as a site educator for Field Education students from Emmanuel College.
His sermons, academic papers, and articles have been published and referenced in a number of journals including: Theological Digest, The Toronto Journal of Theology, the Asbury Theological Seminary's Online Institute, Touchstone, and “Words on Fire” a book on preaching by Paul Scott Wilson.
In the last few years, he’s been keynote Speaker in Niagara Falls at their “Jesus the Centre” conference; the preacher at the annual Ancaster Ecumenical Service at Redeemer College (churches in Ancaster close for one Sunday to worship together); and took part in an ecumenical series of Lenten Sermons in Markham churches. He’s a frequent participant in Timothy Eaton Memorial’s summer “Festival of the Word” and summer churches throughout Muskoka. Hugh has also done a little hymn writing with Ruth Watson Henderson, the organist of Kingsway-Lambton. Their “Covenanting Hymn” was printed in Gathering; their golfer’s hymn remains in search of a publisher but is in wide use.
Beyond the local church, Hugh has served or serves: on the Board of L'Arche, the Canadian Bible Society, Victoria University Board of Regents, and is a member of the Victoria College Chancellor's Council. He’s also swung a hammer for Habitat for Humanity.
He spends as many Mondays as he can golfing. He is a popular and much requested speaker with a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and serving his local and wider world, in that truth and hope.
Workshop Speaker: The Rev. Stephanie Douglas-Bowman
“Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say infinitely when you mean very; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.” CS Lewis
Stephanie Douglas-Bowman has spent most of her adult life working with words, first as a linguist, then as a freelance writer and priest. As a preacher, she believes we are called to offer the very best of ourselves in service to the Word, even while depending entirely on God to bring about any good thing through our words.
Working on communication skills is part of what it means for preachers to offer their very best to God. In her workshop, “Choose Your Words Wisely,” Stephanie turns to the field of communication – linguistics, rhetoric and journalism – to see what insights might be applied to the art of preaching.
Stephanie works at Christ Church in Brampton, Ontario and is an award-winning freelance writer.
Welcome and Introduction
The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner - Plenary Talk #1
Workshop - choice of: A. The Rev. Stephanie Douglas Bowman - Choose Your Words Wisely
B. The Rev. Hugh D. Reid - Biblical Preaching to the Biblically Uninterested
& Reading Room
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Free Public Lecture: The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner - Plenary Talk #2