Next Co-Sponsored CATA Fall Conference

Since 2012, CATA has been holding regional theology conferences (usually in the Fall) in conjunction with a theological college or seminary in Canada or the United States.

The next regional CATA theology conference will be held on October 20-21, 2017 (Friday evening, all-day Saturday) co-sponsored with Northeastern Seminary, in Rochester, NY.

This will be the first regional theology conference formally under the new name, the Canadian-American Theological Association.

Our keynote speaker will be Richard Mouw, Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary (where he previously served as President for twenty years).

Dr. Mouw is the author of numerous books, including Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World (rev. ed. IVP, 2010), Called to the Life of the Mind: Some Advice for Evangelical Scholars (Eerdmans, 2014), and his autobiography, Adventures in Evangelical Civility: A Lifelong Quest for Common Ground (Brazos, 2016).

The topic of Dr. Mouw’s lectures (which is also the theme of the conference), is Evangelical Theology: New Challenges, New Opportunities.

Dr. Mouw will explore the continuing value of the term “Evangelical” in the twenty-first century, while tracing the history of its meaning and usage over the past hundred years.

There will be two lectures:

  1. A public lecture on Friday evening, October 20: New Challenges for Evangelical Theology
  2. The Keynote Lecture for the conference on Saturday, October 21: New Opportunities for Evangelical Theology

You may download the call for papers here (the deadline for proposals has been extended to June 16).

Further information will be made available on the dedicated Northeastern Seminary website for the conference. The site will include online registration as we get closer to the conference.

CATA Meeting at the Congress in May 2017

The first Spring conference under our new name, the Canadian-American Theological Association (CATA), will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada.

The 2017 Congress will be held at Ryerson University in Toronto and CATA will have their Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

You can find the updated CATA program of papers here.

You can download a Ryerson campus map here.

To attend the CATA annual meeting, register for Congress here and add CETA #246 in Section 3 of the registration form.

Middleton Presenting 2016 J.J. Thiessen Lectures

On October 25 and 26th, one of our Executive Board Members and former President, Dr. J. Richard Middleton, presented a series of three lectures on “The Silence of Abraham, The Passion of Job: Explorations in the Theology of Lament” at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg.

You can watch videos of the three lectures (on the Psalms, Genesis 22, and Job) here.