Knox College

Date

Date of Event: 
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Time

Where

Knox College

59 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2E6

Contact Info

416-978-6228

Event Details

Presented by Dr. Ian Wishart

Dr. Wishart will introduce his book, COMMON ORDER: A Canadian Book of Services of Worship. This book is a rich resource for those conducting public worship, both ministers and laity. It contains prayers from around the world, and from the past and from the present. The book will be available for purchase at the workshop for $10. 

A native of Toronto, Ian Wishart was educated at universities in Toronto, Edinburgh, and Goettingen (Germany). He has Master of Theology and Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) degrees from Knox College. He served as minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, St. John’s, Newfoundland, from 1972 to 1998.  He also chaired the Committee on Church Doctrine during the time Living Faith: A Statement of Christian Belief was adopted by the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Parts of this document form the basis for some liturgies and prayers in COMMON ORDER.   

The workshop is free; all are welcome. Register by March 31 by clicking here or by contacting Helen at 416-978-6228.

The workshop will also be broadcast live via Knox’s YouTube channel (and available to watch after the workshop).

Date

Date of Event: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Time

Where

Knox College

59 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2E6

Contact Info

416-978-4500

knox.college@utoronto.ca

Event Details

Pre-Convocation Workshop by Professor Jane Dawson: The challenges of parish ministry (in 16th century Scotland)

Reading the Bible; singing in worship; marriage and sexual relations; young people’s place in the church; reconfiguring old church buildings. These are a few of the issues that early ministers faced in creating a Reformed Church in Scotland – and these same issues have clear echoes in today’s world. What can we learn from these challenges in 16th century parish ministry?

Professor Jane Dawson, John Knox biographer and preeminent Scottish Reformation scholar, will introduce Scotland’s parishes in their first 80 years. The workshop group will then examine the particular themes that emerge from that historical period and have strong resonances today.

All are welcome. This event is FREE, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Date

Date of Event: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Time

Where

University of Toronto, Convocation Hall

31 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 1A1

Contact Info

416-978-4500

knox.college@utoronto.ca

Event Details

Join Knox College for their 173rd Convocation May 10, 2017, at 7:30 pm in Convocation Hall.

The Knox College Convocation speaker will be Professor Jane Dawson of New College, the University of Edinburgh. Her address is entitled, "Is John Knox a name to be proud of?".

The degree Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) will be conferred to the Rev. Dr. John Crosbie Carr, the Rev. Karen Horst, and the Rev. Dr. Harold G. Wells.

Reception to follow at the College, 59 St. George Street, Toronto.

Date

Date of Event: 
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Time

Where

Convocation Hall

31 King's College Circle
Toronto, ON M5S 1A1

Contact Info

416-978-4500

Event Details

More information to come.