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Practicing theology from the bottom-up

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."

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Justin Neufeld

Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 1:08 PM

Justin Neufeld has been an Instructor of Philosophy at CMU since 2008.

What are you teaching right now that you're most excited about?

This winter I'm teaching Disability and Difference: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives. It's a class that I've really come to under the influence of students here at CMU. Years ago, a student wanted to do an independent study on disability, and I had more interest than expertise, but we were willing to kind of work on it together, and that gave me confidence a couple of years later to offer a course on the subject. This year will be the second time I'm teaching it.

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Faculty: In Their Own Words - Dr. Karl Koop

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 1:42 PM

Dr. Karl Koop, Professor of History and Theology and Director of the Graduate School of Theology and Ministry, has taught at CMU full-time since 2002.

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Faculty: In Their Own Words – Dr. Chris Huebner

Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 6:39 AM

Dr. Chris Huebner, Associate Professor of Theology and Philosophy, has taught at CMU full-time since 2002.

What are you teaching right now that you're most excited about?

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Graduate student explores his Mennonite roots at CMU

Friday, July 7, 2017 @ 12:20 PM

"What does it mean for me to be a Mennonite?"

That's the question that brought Daniel Rempel to CMU. Rempel is finding the answers to that question as he works toward a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in CMU's Graduate School of Theology and Ministry.

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