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Principal Stephen Andrews was pleased to receive unanimous support from a Wycliffe College Evaluation Committee considering Dr Stephen Chester’s application for promotion from Associate Professor to Full Professor. T he Committee, composed of eight members drawn from the Wycliffe College Faculty, Board, and student body, and including a representative of Toronto School of Theology, examined Dr. Chester’s written work, read evaluations by specialists from outside the College, and reviewed submissions from students and colleagues. Reflecting on the criteria of scholarship, teaching, performance
In an in-depth interview with Canadian Bible Society Ambassador, Rev. Dr. Andrew Stirling, Principal Stephen Andrews shares how his views on the Bible were shaped by study, reflection, and the combined influences and knowledge of those God had placed in his path. In the Scripture Untangled podcast, Principal Andrews said that while in his formative teen years the spark for Scripture was lit by his experiences in a Minnesota youth group, while on work camps in the Southern United States, it wasn’t until he had a foothold in ordained ministry that it was fanned. A teenager through the Civil
On behalf of the Wycliffe College Board of Trustees, Principal Stephen Andrews is pleased to announce the appointment of Victor I. Ezigbo as the College’s first Professor of Global Christianity and Intercultural Ministry, a post he will take up on January 1, 2025. Dr. Ezigbo comes to Wycliffe from Bethel University in St Paul, Minnesota, where he has been Professor of Theology since 2008. After receiving his BA from ECWA Theological Seminary in Igbaja, Nigeria, he studied at Wheaton College and received his MA in 2002. In 2005, he obtained an MTh at the University of Edinburgh, and was awarded
Principal Andrews is pleased to announce the appointment of The Very Reverend Chris Dow as Wycliffe College Chaplain. It is a two-year appointment, beginning August 1 st, 2024. Dean Dow has a BA in History and Political Studies from Queen’s, and an MDiv (Honours) from Wycliffe College. He graduated in 2012 and his wife, Amy, whom he met while a student at the College, graduated with an MDiv the following year. Chris has served as the Rector of St Jude’s Cathedral, Iqaluit, and Dean of the Diocese of the Arctic since 2021. There, his responsibilities included pastoring three congregations (two
Summer Course Registration is Now Open! And that means a great lineup of summer courses at Wycliffe including: Advanced Formation and Internship in Pastoral Care Ministry by Professor of Pastoral Care and Practice, Boram Lee; Church Planting and Fresh Expressions of Church by Transitional Director of Institution of Evangelism, Jeremy McClung; and Power and Kingship, Towards a Biblical Theology of Divine and Human Kingship by Professor of Old Testament, Lissa Wray Beal. If you are still discerning your calling or are just interested in learning from our excellent faculty, you may wish to audit
TORONTO, ON— The Rt. Rev. Dr. Stephen Andrews, Principal and Helliwell Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Wycliffe College, has announced his intention to retire effective June 30, 2025. In a letter to Board Chair Carol Boettcher dated Easter Monday, Stephen noted that the June 2025 date will mark the end of his ninth year in the role, his 40th year of ordained ministry, and his 70th year of life. "It is time for me to devote what remains of my strength and attentions more fully to (my wife) Fawna and my family," he wrote. "There is never a perfect time to leave a job, and because of the
TORONTO, ON— Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto is pleased to announce its honorary degree recipients for 2024 will be Mrs. Shaila C. Visser and The Rev. Canon Dr Barry Parker. Both will receive their honorary degrees at Wycliffe’s spring convocation, which will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 13 in Wycliffe College’s Sheraton Hall. For two decades Shaila Visser has provided leadership to Alpha—the church-based program known around the world for introducing people to the Christian faith. Her association with the course that has transformed the lives and beliefs of millions of
Read about the Cosmos, Consciousness, Christ, and the Human Place in Creation, a lecture by author Loren Wilkinson; this year's agenda for the Women's Breakfast, as Dr. Marion Taylor shares insights on "Silent no More: Reformation-Era Women who Refused to Keep Silent," April 6; and the upcoming Atonement and Divine Presence—Scripture and Theology Colloquium 2024; and much more in the March edition of The Word @ Wycliffe!
In his new book, Mortal Goods - Reimagining Christian Political Duty, Dr. Ephraim Radner examines how Christians might more faithfully and realistically imagine their political vocation. Radner explains that our Christian calling is to limit our political concerns to the boundaries of our created lives: our birth, parents, siblings, families, brief persistence in life, raising of children, relations, decline, and death. He shows that a Christian approach to politics is aimed at tending and protecting these “mortal goods” and argues for a more constrained view of our mortal life and our
With news about Josh Tiessen's Creation Longs art exhibit, the second-annual Jakob Jocz Lecture, and Preaching Day, your February edition of The Word @ Wycliffe is here