Past Pub Nights

Theology Pub Night

Mar 31, 2023

Feb 24, 2023

Jan 27, 2023

  • Topic: The Eight Deadly Sins of Discipleship?
  • Guest: Pastor Darryl Dash (Liberty Grace Church)
  • Recording not available

Nov 25, 2022

  • Topic: Curses, Laments and Violence: The Old Testament as a Resource for the Church?
  • Guest: Lissa Wray Beal (Wycliffe College)
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Oct 28, 2022

Sep 30, 2022

  • Topic: Twilight and Shadow: Christians Discuss The Lord of the Rings
  • Guest: Principal Stephen Andrews (Wycliffe College)
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With the advent of the covid-19 virus Wycliffe moved its Theology Pub Nights online.

Mar 25, 2022

Feb 25, 2022

Sep 24, 2021

April 30, 2021

February 26, 2021

January 29, 2021

October 27, 2020

June 5, 2020

  • Topic: Coping with COVID​: the Mental Health Challenges
  • Guests: Wanda Malcolm (professor of pastoral psychology at Wycliffe and a practicing clinical psychologist) and Michael Paré (a physician psychotherapist)
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April 17, 2020

  • Topic: Mental Wellness During the Global Pandemic: Myths and Strategies
  • Guests: Wanda Malcolm (professor of pastoral psychology at Wycliffe and a practicing clinical psychologist) and Michael Paré (a physician psychotherapist)
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February 2020 - Denis Lamoureux       Listen   
Science and Religion: A History of Conflict?

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Denis presented a unique perspective that moves us past the evolution vs creation debate to a place where both ideologies can exist together.

January 2020 - Marion Taylor and Kira Moolman       Listen   
Breaking Silence - The Grandmothers We Never Knew We Had

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We were excited to host Professor Marion Taylor and PhD candidate Kira Moolman to discuss forgotten women's voices in the history of biblical interpretation and theology. We heard some of fascinating stories of women who were pioneers in these areas, how the culture of interpretation shifted in the beginning of the 20th century, and what work is yet to be done in this emerging field.

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October 2019 - Amanda W. Benckhuysen       Listen   
The Gospel According to Eve: A History of Women's Interpretation


Amanda W. Benckhuysen (PhD, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto) is Johanna K. And Martin J. Wyngaarden Senior professor of Old Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary and a researcher in biblical interpretation and reception history. 

In conversation with Steve Hewko, Amanda shared how our view of Eve has historically influenced both society and the church.

September 2019 - Larry Reynolds, Julia Lee, and Natasha Fernandes       Listen   
Medical Assistance in Dying


Bishop Andrews engaged Larry Reynolds (Professor of Medicine in Winnipeg), Julia Lee (A trained family physician specializing in obstetrics and palliative care), and Natasha Fernandes (Completing her fourth year at the University of Toronto residency program) about the status of MAiD in Canada from a Christian perspective.

July 2019 - Bishop Stephen Andrews       Listen   
How to Handle Disagreements in the Church


Date: July 26, 2019    
Guest: Bishop Stephen Andrews  Interviewer: James Sholl  

Bishop Stephen Andrews shares his thoughts with James Sholl, in light of the division witnessed at the recent Anglican Synod, on how the church has and is handling theological rifts.

June 2019 - Dr. W. Paul Franks       Listen   
Explaining Evil - Four Views


Date: June 28, 2019    
Guest: Dr W. Paul Franks  Interviewer: Steve Hewko  

In Explaining Evil, Dr. Franks explores the views of four prominent philosophers, an Armenian, a Calvanist, a Darwinian, and a Platonic view, presenting their arguments for why evil exists.

Dr. Franks discusses Theistic Libertarianism, Theistic Compatibilism, Atheistic Moral Realism and Atheistic Moral Non-realism, covering topics including free will, theism, atheism, goodness, Calvinism, evolutionary ethics, and pain.

May 2019 - Rev. Dr. David Robinson       Listen   
The Relevence of Patristics and A Critique of Two Kingdom Theology

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Date: May 31, 2019    
Guest: Dr David Robinson  Interviewer: Scott Leveille  

Dr David Robinson, in conversation with Scott Leveille, discusses who the Patristic fathers were, why do we view them as authoritative, and why we should consider listening to them today. To close the conversation the question was raised, if the church disappeared tomorrow what would Toronto notice?

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April 2019 - Prof. John Bland       Listen   
Math: The Language of God?

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Date: Apr 26, 2019    
Guest: Dr. John Bland  Interviewer: Steve Hewko  

Dr John Bland was our guest and in coversation with Stephen Hewko, explored the world of mathmatics and its relationship to the journey of faith.  Due to technical problems the audio is lower quality.

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March 2019 - Prof. David Reed       Listen   
The Paranormal

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Date: Apr 5, 2019    
Guest: David Reed  Interviewer: Steve Hewko  

An interesting night of discussion on things that go BUMP in the night. Two-thirds of the close to fifty people in attendance raised their hand when asked if they had experienced or knew someone who experienced a paranormal event. The topics ranged from the difference between demonic possession and ghostly encounters and the friendly/protective ghosts versus the maleovolent. David Reed, Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology at Wycliffe College, has studied the paranormal and was consulted for forty episodes of Ghostly Encounters, which ran from 2005 to 2011, shared his opinion of how we should view these phenomenons.

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October 2018 - Prof. Barth Netterfield       Listen   
The Universe
September 2018 - Jonathan Pageau       Listen   
Tales of An Icon Carver


Date: Sep 28, 2018    
Guest: Jonathan Pageau  Interviewer: Jordan Duerrstein  

Jonathan, possibly the only icon carver in North America, talks to Jordan about his fascinating journey from being a good ol' baptist boy to the Eastern Orthodox Church. After being disillusioned with contemporary art and giving up being an artist he discovered the hesychastic tradition, a mystical tradition of contemplative prayer in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and found himself being drawn to iconography.