Symposium – Gordon Smith

Dec 27-31, 2018 Edmonton, AB

Topic: Being Christian in a Secular Society

Time: Dec 29, 2018 3pm

Canada is increasingly a secular society; and what we need to ask is this: what does a Christian presence and witness look like and feel like when the society in which we are located is marked by either ambivalence towards religion or hostility towards any kind of religious faith? This symposium will include a presentation based on the New Testament epistle of 1 Peter and then a time of dialogue and conversation by those who are present.

Speaker:

Gordon Smith
Gordon joined the faculty of Ambrose when he arrived as president in the fall of 2012 – after nine years as the executive director of reSource Leadership International. Prior to that, he was the Academic Dean of Regent College, Vancouver, where he continued to teach over the years. His areas of particular interest are the nature of conversion and religious experience, spiritual discernment and effective decision-making, the sacraments and the question of calling and vocation. He is married to Joella and they have two adult sons and six grandchildren.