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Walker Lecture Breakfast 2018 NACC

Birgit Hallmann

   Indianapolis, Indiana

 

 Dean E. Walker

Dean E. Walker

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In honor of Dean E. Walker, the European Evangelistic Society (EES) and

TCM International Institute (TCM) will be hosting

the Walker Lecture Breakfast at the 2018 NACC

                        

            Thursday, June 28, 2018

              7:30 AM – 09:00 AM

                Westin, Grand Ballroom 1

               Downtown Indianapolis

          Join EES and TCM for a light breakfast

Guest Speaker: Dr. Bobby Harrington, Executive Director, Discipleship.org  

                        Disciple Making and Renewing Our Movement

 No cost; Reservations required.

To make reservations contact Debbie Poer (debbie.poer@tcmi.org or 317-299-0333)

 

Bobby Harrington is the executive director of Discipleship.org, a national forum and ministry that advocates for Jesus’ style of disciple making. Bobby has led many trips to Israel. He loves to study the Bible and go to Israel because it helps him to better trust and follow Jesus. He is the founding and lead pastor of Harpeth Christian Church in Franklin, TN. He is a Bible scholar, an experienced church planter, coach of church leaders and he is the author of several books on discipleship. Bobby has studied at University of Calgary & Regent College (in Canada), Asbury Seminary, Harding School of Theology, and Princeton Theological Seminary and has a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Cindy treasure spending time with their grown children, their spouses, and their grandchild. Contact bobby@discipleship.org

 

News from Tübingen

Birgit Hallmann

by Beth Langstaff

Spring has finally arrived here in Tübigen; the daffodils are in bloom and the ice cream shop along the Neckargasse has sold a great many cones today.

The summer semester starts in two weeks.  In the Theological English class this summer, we'll be reading and discussing the fantasy writings of C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien.  This is the third time I have taught a class on Lewis and/or Tolkien, and I am looking forward to it, not in the least because the topic tends to attract participants from a variety of academic disciplines (English literature and philology as well as theology).  Neither Lewis nor Tolkien was a theologist, strictly speaking, but their respective fantasy writings are rich in theological motifs:  creation and re-creation, good and evil, fall and redemption, death and immortality, pity and mercy, hope and heaven.

The story of Lewis's conversion to Christianity is well known; the role of Oxford professor J. R. R. Tolkien in that conversion may well come as a surprise.  A late-night walk and long, intense conversation with Tolkien and another friend, Hugo Dyson, was a major factor in moving Lewis (one-time atheist) from "believing in God to definitely believeing in Christ — in Christianity."

News from Tübingen

Birgit Hallmann

by Beth Langstaff

SYMPOSIUM, 1-3 October 2018 / “The Lord’s Prayer / Das Vaterunser”

We are preparing for the next Symposium to be held in Tübingen in October. The symposium will focus on the Lord’s Prayer in the context of Judaism, the New Testament, and early Christianity. As in 2014, the symposium is being organized and sponsored by Prof. Michael Tilly (Tübingen), Prof. Loren Stuckenbruck (Munich) and Beth Langstaff (Institute). Once again, we have invited speakers from other regions of the world (e.g. Eastern Europe, North America, Israel, South Africa) and from a variety of religious traditions (Protestant, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish). A sample of speakers and topics…

Ronald E. Heine, Northwest Christian University, Professor Emeritus of Bible and Theology, (USA): “Ask for the Great Things: Origen’s understanding of the Lord’s Prayer”
Dennis Lindsay, Northwest Christian University, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biblical Studies, (USA): “Pistis and Prayer in the New Testament”
Rodney Werline, Barton College, Professor of Religion and Philosophy, (USA): Redactions of the Lord’s Prayer and Ideals of Piety in Second Temple Judaism”
Cana Werman, Professor Dept. of Jewish History, (Israel): “The Lord’s Prayer in the Context of First Century Judaism”
Judith H. Newman from the University of Toronto will be giving an evening lecture on “Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”: Teaching and Time in the Lord’s Prayer”.

Other speakers include: Wilfried Eisele, Kasper Bro Larsen, Hermann Lichtenberger, Ulrich Mell, Tobias Nicklas, Konstantin Nikolapoulos, Karl-Heinrich Ostermeyer, Gerd Steyn, Benjamin G. Wold.
 

                                                                                

 

News from Tübingen

Birgit Hallmann

Jan./Feb., 2018

by Beth Langstaff

Here is Tübingen, the winter semester is almost at an end. In the New Testament Colloquium, we have had a very good series of speakers and papers. In December, Prof James Aitken from the University of Cambridge, on a return visit to Tübingen and to the Colloquium, read a paper on "Rewriting Homer in the Greek version of Sirach". Among other topics, the discussion took up the intriguing question: to what extent does a translator also function as an author? The book of Sirach, also known as Ecclesiasticus, is part of the Apocrypha; in content, it is similar to the book of Proverbs, and it was known and used in early Christian circles.

 Prof. Aitken

Prof. Aitken

In the Theological English class, we have been reading texts by theologians from the Global South, from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Some years ago, renowned Kenyan theologian and Anglican priest, John Mbiti, issued a challenge to Christians in the West: “Theologians from the new (or younger) churches have made their pilgrimages to the theological learning of the older churches. We had no alternative. We have eaten theology with you; we have drunk theology with you; we have dreamed theology with you. But it has all been one-sided; it has all been, in a sense, your theology...We know you theologically. The question is, do you know us theologically? Would you like to know us theologically?” It has been exciting and often uncomfortable, even convicting, to read theological texts written by Christian men and women in different parts of the world: in South Korea, Peru, Ghana, Brazil, China, Nigeria, Thailand, and Papua New Guinea. This week, we are reading the "Kairos Document", a theological critique of the apartheid system in South Africa, written in the midst of crisis in 1985.
 

News from Tübingen

Birgit Hallmann

by Beth Langstaff

 

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One of the guests here at the Institute in October was Yuriy Mark. Yuriy graduated from TCMI in 1997, the first ever graduate from Ukraine. One of his professors at Haus Edelweiss was former Institute director Ronald Heine, who travelled to Heiligenkreuz to teach History of Doctrine.

After graduation, Yuriy together with a number of colleagues started a bible college (Tavriski Christian Institute) back in Ukraine. In 2011, he began to sense the need for further education; after praying and searching, he entered the Doctor of Ministry programme at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is researching the topic of reconciliation between Christian communities in the Middle East, exploring how remembering and commemorating the victims of violence on all sides of a conflict might create the space for understanding and forgiveness between Christians. He spent a week here at the Institute, making use of various University libraries to collect material for his research project.

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We were also very pleased to see an old friend, Beth Jarvis, who now lives in Valparaiso, Indiana, and to meet two of her fellow travellers, Donnah Wilson, from Atlanta, and Kip Lines, from Indianapolis, who is the new Executive Director of CMF International. Beth, Donnah and Kip were on their way to Freiburg, where Globalscope recently launched a new campus ministry.