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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
Each year, the Principal’s Dinner brings together friends of the College for a special evening of fellowship, learning, and inspiration. On October 19, 2023, Principal Bishop Stephen Andrews welcomed 140 guests who came to enjoy God’s creativity through art, story, and music. Although varied in medium and presence, three primary focal points of the evening shared a common message of challenge and resilience. These individuals’ personal trials had led them to align their lives with God’s divine will. The evening commenced with a cocktail reception in the Great Hall where guests mingled amongst
Wycliffe College welcomes Jeremy McClung as the new Transitional Director of the Institute of Evangelism. A Wycliffe PhD candidate, Jeremy takes up this role as an experienced pastor and church planter. Born and raised in the Niagara region, he was ordained in the Brethren (Anabaptist) Church. Jeremy then served the church in Virginia and supported other church planters as a leader in the church planting body: Missiochurch in Ohio. In 2007, he became the founding pastor of Muskoka Community Church in Port Sydney, Ontario. After nurturing this congregation for fourteen years, he stepped down to
Wycliffe College is pleased to welcome Ahmeda Mansaray-Richardson as the new Transitional Director of the Master of Theological Studies in Development (MTSD) program. This is a two-year, half-time position. In taking up this post, Ahmeda will provide strategic continuity for the MTSD while assessing the program and its contributions to the College and the Christian not-for-profit and development sectors. A 2019 graduate of the MTSD program, Ahmeda brings her experience as founder and board chair of two non-profit organisations in health care, and as organiser and advocate for causes involving