Earlier Speakers

2013

September 20–22, 2013

St. Michael's Anglican Church, Canmore, AB

Rev. Dr. Kristine Ruffatto,

Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon

Good News from Old Texts

Sessions:

  1. The Power of Poetry: The Psalms as Prayers of the Human Heart
  2. What Good Can Come from Sinai? The Biblical Witness for Changing Laws for Changing Times

Summary:

The psalms form those who pray them. What can we gain from these ancient prayers of joy, sorrow, frustration, and even rage? What do these poems say about God and God’s people, and how does the speaking of them form faith and shape reality? We will explore the power of biblical poetic prayer for the life of faith and the richness of this evocative (and provocative) language.

The legal traditions of the Bible are living and dynamic. The Old Testament preserves a conversation about the relation between divinely revealed law and human interpretations of those laws. The New Testament proclaims Jesus as the One who both fulfills the law and overturns it, and it witnesses to the revising and even setting aside of older laws. We will explore what is the guiding principle behind biblical legal ethics.

2012

September 28–30, 2012

St. Michael's Anglican Church, Canmore, AB

Samuel Torvend

Rev. Dr. Samuel Torvend

Pacific Lutheran University

Luther and the Hungry Poor

Topic

Martin Luther’s concern for the reform of society, as well as a reform of theology

2011

September 16–18, 2011

Best Western Pocaterra Hotel, Canmore, AB

Rev. Dr. Gordon Jensen

Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon

Luther, Scripture and the Word

Topic

Discussed what Luther meant when he spoke of the Word as both audible and visible, and what that means for Christian ethics and worship.

2010

September 24–26, 2010

St. Michael's Anglican Church, Canmore, AB

Barbara Rossing

Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing

Lutheran Theological Seminary at Chicago

Ecology, The Bible and Our Future:

Are We Living at the End of the World?

Topic

Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing discussed scripture and the care of the earth.

2009

September 25–27, 2009

St. Michael's Anglican Church, Canmore, AB

Rev. Dr. Kevin Ogilvie

Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon

Christian Hospitality: Invited to Stay, Invited to Go

Sessions:

  1. Radical Hospitality
  2. Raw Mission
  3. Ministry as Leaving or Staying

2008

October 3–5, 2008

St. Michael's Anglican Church, Canmore, AB

Volker Griefenhagen

Rev. Dr. Volker Greifenhagen

Assistant Dean and Professor of Religious Studies at Luther College in Regina

The Bible and Qur’an:

Competing or Cooperating Revelations?

Sessions:

  1. Ishmael and Isaak: The Fractured Family of Jews, Christians, and Muslims
  2. Ishmael Instructs Isaak I: The Bible and the Qur’an
  3. Ishmael Instructs Isaak II: The Bible Through the Qur’an

2007

September 28–30, 2007

Ramada Hotel, Canmore, AB

Dr. Christian Eberhart

Lutheran Theological Seminary Saskatoon

Atonement:

New Perspectives on a Central Idea

in Christian Faith

Sessions:

  1. Discovering uncharted territory in the Old Testament: Worship and Sacrifices
  2. Understanding the Sacrifice of Jesus: Cultic Images of Atonement in the New Testament
  3. Understanding the Sacrifices of Jesus: Secular Images of Atonement in the New Testament.

2006

September 30–October 1, 2006

Coast Canmore Hotel, Canmore, AB

Dr. Dittmar Mündel

Augustana Campus, University of Alberta

 Through the Eyes of the Prophets:

How Amos, Hosea and Isaiah Criticize and Energize Us in Our Lives in Society Today

Sessions:

  1. Amos, Justice Prophet
  2. Hosea – “She will pursue her lovers, but not overtake them…”
  3. Isaiah 45-55 – Prophetic energizing “They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength"

2005

September 23–25, 2005

Coast Canmore Hotel, Canmore, AB

Barbara Rossing

Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing

Lutheran Theological Seminary at Chicago

Reading Paul Again for the Very First Time

Sessions:

  1. Romans from Back to Front: Meeting Paul’s Communities
  2. Koinonia and Economic Sharing: Early Christian Diversity
  3. Letters Paul Did Not Write: How Did Paul’s Legacy Continue?

2004

September 23–25, 2014

Coast Canmore Hotel, Canmore, AB

Barbara Rossing

Rev. Dr. Barbara Rossing

Lutheran Theological Seminary at Chicago

The Rapture Exposed