Wycliffe Centre for Scripture and Theology: Colloquium

The Scripture and Theology Colloquium is a semi-annual gathering of faculty, pastors, students and others who are interested in exploring the dynamic interactions of scripture and theology. With a panel of world-class experts, the colloquium will alternate between larger theological topics and at other times the colloquium will endeavour to take up a book or chapter of the Bible as the theme.

"Theological Commentary on the Bible:

What we have learned from the Brazos Commentary Series"

May 7, 2021   10:00 AM-3:00 PM

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The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other Orthodox Christians did for their times and places. 


Rusty Reno: Editor-in-chief of Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible
Rusty Reno is the Series founder and editor-in-chief for the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. Reno is the author of the commentary on the book of Genesis in the Brazos Theological Commentary series (2010)

Laura A. Smit: Professor of Theology, Calvin College
Laura A. Smit is Professor of Theology at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, where she has been teaching since 1999.  She is also the Assistant Pastor of Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church (ECO) in Grand Rapids. She is ordained as minister of the Word in both ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians and in the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA). Smit is the author of the commentary on the book of Judges in the Brazos Theological Commentary series (2018).

R. David Nelson: Baker Academic and Brazos Press
R. David Nelson is senior acquisitions editor for Baker Academic, and editor of Lutheran Forum. Since 2012, he has served as the acquisitions editor for Brazos Press for the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible series.

Madison Pierce: Assistant Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Madison Pierce Dr. Madison N. Pierce completed her PhD in 2017 and published her thesis, Divine Discourse in the Epistle to the Hebrews, with Cambridge University Press in 2020 in the SNTSMS series. Pierce's interests are Hebrews, the Use of Scripture in Scripture, and the Catholic Epistles. She is active in ETS, IBR, and especially SBL, where she serves as Program Unit Chair for the Hebrews section at both the annual and international meetings.

Mark Elliott: Professor Fellow, Wycliffe College
Mark W Elliott was schooled in Glasgow. For university he went to read Law at Oxford, then he studied Divinity at Aberdeen and gained his PhD in Patristics at Cambridge University. He then taught at the universities of Nottingham, Liverpool Hope and St Andrews (from 2003-18) and is now employed at Glasgow University where he is Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism.  His two forthcoming projects are History of Scottish Theology (co-edited with David Fergusson, published by Oxford University Press, 2019) and Providence: Biblical and Theological with Baker (2020). He is co-chair of the History of Interpretation Section at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biblical Literature and editor of the Mohr Siebeck Series, History of Biblical Exegesis.

Wycliffe College is a vital institution of Christian teaching and learning, engaging scholars, seminarians, masters, and doctoral students across the theological disciplines. Among its special commitments is the intellectual renewal of Scriptural and Theological study as a mutually informing discipline in the service of the Christian Church. The Wycliffe Centre for Scripture and Theology serves this purpose by:

  1. Offering regular for-credit seminars on the theological study of Scripture, which will include exegesis, hermeneutics, history of interpretation, and Scriptural theology.
  2. Organizing regular colloquia at Wycliffe – one per semester – that will bring more established and younger scholars together with faculty and Advanced Degree students for discussion of current work being done in these areas.
  3. Foster an atmosphere among interested faculty and students at Wycliffe and the Toronto School of Theology that strengthens scholarly collegiality and mission.