Friday, December 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM
Assuming a new position teaching theology at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), Rev. Dr. Sunder John Boopalan and his family arrived in Winnipeg in October 2020 after a move, during the pandemic, from their home in Boston, MA. Growing up in the religious context of Pondicherry, a former French colony in southeast India, Boopalan was raised by his mother, a nurse and Hindu convert to Christianity, and his father, a lab technician and preacher, who together attended the "Bakht Singh Assemblies," a multi-lingual and multi-ethnic indigenous (that is, without foreign missionary history) church movement. Describing the religious atmosphere of his upbringing, Boopalan states that "there was an interesting mix of theological influences that combined pietist, holiness, and charismatic movements. Services were four hours and included plenty of music played with indigenous Indian instruments and would always end in a love feast cooked by church members and shared sitting around mats on the floor."
Monday, June 8, 2020 @ 9:45 AM
Toting a powerful academic record, global life-experience and perspective, along with a rich and multifaceted theological background, CMU looks forward to the teaching and mentorship Rev. Dr. John Boopalan will bring to our learning community.
Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 7:22 AM
Five Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) students from diverse Christian traditions will participate in a panel discussion exploring the Bible.
The public is invited to attend the event titled, "The Bible Tells Me So... Doesn't It? – A Conversation with Young Adults on the Tensions of Taking Scripture Seriously." The discussion will take place on Monday, February 5 at 7:00 PM in Marpeck Commons (2299 Grant Ave.). Admission is free, and all are welcome.