2017 OLD

Rev. Dr. Thom Johnson

Adjunct Professor at Claremont School of Theology


September 15–17, 2017

St. Michael's Anglican Church, Canmore, AB

Reformation and Resistance for Today:

Inspiration from the Reformers, Bonhoeffer, and the Interfaith Movement


  1. Luther & Bonhoeffer
  2. Reformation 500
  3. The Interfaith Movement Today


At the heart of the Reformation movement was the call to challenge that which needs to be changed for the sake of the gospel of grace and to resist theology, practices and institutions that promote injustice. We were inspired as we explored the question: what does the Reformation mean for us today?

  • What needs reform today?
  • How are we called to resist against injustice? Against oppressive theology and practices?
  • How do we live out the spirit of reformation today?

The format for these sessions was fairly interactive. In addition to lecture, participants enjoyed small discussion groups, tested their skill at a Reformation trivia game (prizes from Old Lutheran!), watch videos, and acted in a Luther-Bonhoeffer dialogue skit.

Photo highlights from this retreat