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2022 J.J. Thiessen Lecture Series - Picturing the Bible: How Artists Tell the Story (videos)

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 @ 5:35 PM

Contrary to what is often assumed, both Christians and Jews made pictorial art for their worship spaces no later than the early second century CE and have continued to do so through history. From the first, these artworks were never simply decorative but drew upon stories from both the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament. As such, they served and still serve an exegetical and even theological purpose and not simply an illustrative one.

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2021 J.J. Thiessen Lecture Series - Mediation and the Immediate God (videos)

Thursday, October 28, 2021 @ 2:10 PM

In this lecture series, amplified in a forthcoming book, Mediation and the Immediate God (Darton, Longman, and Todd 2022), Edith M. Humphrey pursued a long-standing debated question: how we can both say that God has a direct relationship with each Christian, and that God uses others in order to bring us to health and glory? Guided by key scriptural passages, and key understandings of this topic and these passages, we  probe the significance of intercessory prayer and our mutual dependence in the body of Christ.

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2019 J.J. Thiessen Lectures with Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Bedford (videos)

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 10:59 AM

With Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Bedford, Georgia Harkness Professor of Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL 

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2017 J.J. Thiessen / Friesen Lecture Series (video)

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 8:40 AM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation on October 30 and 31 with a special lecture series delivered by the world's foremost scholar on Swiss Anabaptism. 

The lectures explored some of the events and debates that ensued 500 years ago when Martin Luther composed 95 theses for debate in Wittenberg, drawing some conclusions for our day. Dr. C. Arnold Snyder presented  the three-part series, titled, "Faith and Toleration: A Reformation Debate Revisited." Snyder, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, ON, posed the question: Should dissenting religious beliefs be tolerated on religious principle, and toleration established as civic policy?

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