Schedule for CTS Annual Meeting

Canadian Theological Society Annual Meeting

Congress 2017

Ryerson University

May 28 – May 30, 2017

 2017 schedule

Sunday, May 28

12:00 p.m.


12:10 – 12:50 p.m. David Clark,

“Psalm 74 and November 1938:

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Kristallnacht Annotation in Interpretive Context”

Graham Brown,

“Theology, Aboriginal Rights and Reconciliation”

12:50  – 2:10 p.m.



“Women and Theology in Canada: the Past, the Present, and the Future”



“Marching as to War: Children and Battle Imagery in Healthcare”


2:10 – 2:30 p.m.


2:30 – 3:10 p.m. Connor Steele,

“Carter v Canada, Political Martyrology, and the Repudiation of His Dominion”


Jessie Hyejung Yum, Emmanuel College

“Church, A Rehumanizing Place of Hospitality: In Search of the Human Dignity of Migrant Workers”

3:10 – 3:50 Derek Simon,

“Water as a Communicative Agent: Towards a Public Blue Theology of Canadian Water Networks”


Samantha Cavanaugh,

“Stranger Love: Critical-Mystical Encounters”


3:50 – 4:10 Break  
4:10– 4:50 p.m.


Joëlle Morgan,

“The Mountain to Climb is but a Symptom: Restorying Indigenous-Settler Relations”

Paul Heidebrecht,

“Wrestling with Innovation: How Can We Make Space(s) for the Spirit to Move?”


5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

President’s Reception: Mattamy Athletic Centre, the historic Maple Leaf Gardens

7:00 p.m.

Craigie Lecture (Sponsored by CSBS) Dr. Stanley Stowers,

“What was the Goal of Paul’s Religious Program?”

Monday, May 29

9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.


Alison Hari-Singh

“Thinking Ecclesiologically about Two TRC Recommendations: Toward an Anglican Retrieval”


David Csinos,

“Transforming a Vision: Theologies of Children and the United Church’s Quest to Become Intercultural?


9:40 – 10:20


Don Phillips,

“A Canadian Christology?  Communicating Jesus Christ in 21st Century Canada”


Graham McDonough

“How do you teach it (In our day)? Confronting simplistic portrayals of Jews and Judaism in Catholic school curriculum”

10:20 -10:40 Break  
10:40 – 11:20


Steve Harris,

“Will I Be Canadian in the Resurrection? Nationality, Identity and Christian Eschatology”


Jean-Pierre Fortin

“Truth as Gift and Vocation: New Perspectives on Revelation”


11:20 – 12:00 p.m.


Stephen Martin, “The church and the reassertion of the political in post-apartheid South Africa” Don Schweitzer,

“A Role for People in Jesus’ Resurrection”


12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 –



Jay Newman Lecture

3:00 –



Presidential Address: Jeremy Bergen

4:00 – 4:15                                                                                         Break
4:15 – 5:30



4:50 – 5:30


Gordon Rixon, “Restraint and Resurgence: Accompanying Social Reconciliation in Canada”


Nathan Gibbard,

“The Possibility and Promise of a Catholic Theology of Adoption”


6 p.m.

CTS Banquet

Place: TBA


Tuesday, May 30

9:00 – 9:40


Engin Sezen

“Sohbet as a Sacred Learning Place”

Stan Chu Ilo,

“Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Canada”


9:40 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.


Frank Emanuel and Robert Walker,

“A Better Welcome for LGBTQ+ Evangelicals”


Chris Hrynkow and Martha Power

“Taking Stock of the Green: Assessing Irish Catholic Theologian’s Contributions to Socio-Ecological Flourishing”


10:20 – 10:40 Break  
10:40 – 11:20


Shannon Wylie,

“Dialogue of Life and Death: Christian de Cherge? on Christian-Muslim Friendship”


Martha Downey,

“The Role of Theology: Superpower or Well-Kept Secret?”


11:20 – 12:00 p.m.


Robert Timmins,

“A Movement of Spirits: Exploring the Political- Theological Significance of the Annual Women’s March”


Mark Novak,

“‘Yes, yes’ with/out ‘No, no’: Understanding (apparent) Equivocation in Derrida”


12:00 –

1:30 p.m.

 Networking Lunch  
1:30 – 2:50 Panel:

“Our Voices are Needs in the Midst of Diversity”



“Decolonial Theological Encounters: Los Saberes del Sur Global Confronting the Epistemology of the Global North”


2:50 p.m. Closing