Priests for the 21st Century
September 23 – 25, 2021
Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
St. Andrews, Scotland
N.T. Wright is the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England and one of the world’s leading Bible scholars. He is now serving as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity at the School of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews. For twenty years, Wright taught New Testament studies at Cambridge, McGill, and Oxford Universities, and he has been featured on ABC News, Dateline, The Colbert Report, and Fresh Air. Wright is the award-winning author of After You Believe, Surprised by Hope, Simply Christian, The Challenge of Jesus, and The Meaning of Jesus (coauthored with Marcus Borg), as well as the much-heralded series Christian Origins and the Question of God.
Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law,
Duke Divinity School
Durham, North Carolina
Stanley Hauerwas has sought to recover the significance of the virtues for understanding the nature of the Christian life. This search has led him to emphasize the importance of the church, as well as narrative for understanding Christian existence. His work cuts across disciplinary lines as he is in conversation with systematic theology, philosophical theology and ethics, political theory, as well as the philosophy of social science and medical ethics. He was named “America’s Best Theologian” by Time magazine in 2001. Dr. Hauerwas, who holds a joint appointment in Duke Law School, delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectureship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 2001.
He has written numerous influential books and articles, including A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, which was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century. Dr. Hauerwas also recently authored The Work of Theology (Eerdmans, 2015), Hannah’s Child: A Theological Memoir, 2nd Ed. (Eerdmans, 2012), and War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity (Baker Academic Press, 2011).
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies,
Trinity School for Ministry
Wesley Hill is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He is also a deacon serving at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Pittsburgh. He is the author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Zondervan, second edition 2016), Paul and the Trinity: Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters (Eerdmans, 2015), and Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian (Brazos, 2015). A contributing editor at Comment magazine, he writes regularly for Christianity Today, First Things, The Living Church, and other publications, including SpiritualFriendship.org which he co-founded.
Professor of Philosophy, Congregational and Ministry Studies,
Grand Rapids, Michigan
James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. Trained as a philosopher with a focus on contemporary French thought, Smith has expanded on that scholarly platform to become an engaged public intellectual and cultural critic. An award-winning author and widely-traveled speaker, he has emerged as a thought leader with a unique gift of translation, building bridges between the academy, society, and the church.
The author of a number of influential books, Smith also regularly writes for magazines and newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Slate, First Things, Christianity Today, Books & Culture, and The Hedgehog Review. He serves as editor-in-chief of Image journal.
He and his wife, Deanna, are elementary school (!) sweethearts with four children in college. Natives of Stratford, Ontario, they lived in Philadelphia and Los Angeles before settling in the Heritage Hill neighborhood of Grand Rapids. They are committed urban dwellers who enjoy gardening, travel, wine with friends, and curling up on the couch with their maltipoo, Kirby.
Chair, Order of St. Benedict Servants of Christ Endowed Professorship in Ascetical Theology,
Hans Boersma (PhD, University of Utrecht), a theologian and experienced preacher, is the Saint Benedict Servants of Christ Chair in Ascetical Theology at Nasthotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin—a community of formation marked by the fullness of Anglican faith and practice, Benedictine spirituality, and classical Christian thought and teaching. Before coming to Nashotah House in 2019, he served as the J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver. Among Hans’s main theological interests are Catholic thought, the church fathers, and patristic exegesis. His books include Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry (2011); Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental exegesis in the Early Church (2017); and Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition (2019). Hans and his wife Linda belong to Saint Matthew’s Anglican Church in Abbotsford, BC.
Chaplain and Professor of Pastoral Theology,
Since 2008, Annette has been the Chaplain and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Wycliffe College, an evangelical Anglican seminary at the University of Toronto. Before that, for twenty years she served in full-time parish ministry in Episcopal churches in Colorado, Connecticut, and Cleveland. She is the author of Preaching Jesus Christ Today: Six Questions for Moving from Scripture to Sermon. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2018. She is married to Ephraim Radner and they have two adult children.
Author, Columnist, and Writer-in-Residence,
Resurrection Anglican Church
Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. She is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life, which was Christianity Today’s 2018 Book of the Year, and Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work, or Watch, or Weep. She has worked in ministry settings for over a decade as a campus minister with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries, as an associate rector, and with addicts and those in poverty through various churches and non-profit organizations. Currently, she is Writer in Residence at Resurrection South Austin. She is a monthly columnist with Christianity Today, and her articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, Comment Magazine, The Point Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a founding member of The Pelican Project and a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum. She lives with her husband and three children in the Austin, Texas area.
Assistant Professor of New Testament,
Rev. Esau McCaulley, PhD is an assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL. His first book entitled Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance was published by T & T Clark in 2019. His second book Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope was published by IVP academic on September 1, 2020. It has won numerous awards including Christianity Today’s book of the year. He is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. His writings have also appeared in places such as Washington Post, The Religious New Service, and Christianity Today. He is married to Mandy, a pediatrician, and navy reservist. Together, they have four wonderful children.
Canon for Vocations,
Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida
Assistant Professor of Liturgics & Pastoral Theology,
Nashotah House Theological Seminary
His other research interests include sacramental theology, the development of doctrine, ecclesiology and ecumenism, the Roman Canon, and the history of Anglican liturgy.
He has articles published in the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Nova et Vetera, Antiphon, and the Anglican Theological Review with chapters in a number of collected volumes. He has published multiple essays in The Living Church and is a contributor to their blog, Covenant. In March of 2018, Fr. Olver defended his doctoral dissertation entitled, “Hoc est sacrificium laudis: The influence of Hebrews on the origin, structure, and theology of the Roman Canon Missae” under the direction of Susan Wood, SCL.
St. Augustine’s Oak Cliff
A native Midwesterner, Mother Emily has lived in the south for her entire adult life; she met her husband, Father Jordan, while in graduate school at Duke University. She’s served churches in Durham, North Carolina; St. Louis, Missouri; and Columbia, South Carolina; as well as a stint in upstate New York during her M.Div training, at Christ Church in Cooperstown.
She came to the Anglican tradition in 2009 because of its beautiful worship, having been raised in the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Around the same time she was confirmed, she discerned a call to ordination and promptly fell in love with parish ministry. Her unofficial writings, as well as some sermons, can be found at emilyhylden.com.
Mtr. Emily also loves to bake bread, practice yoga, and snuggle her boys, Charles and Grady.
The Rt. Rev. Greg Brewer, Preacher
The Rt. Rev. Lloyd Allen, Officiant
Sponsored by Nashotah House Theological Seminary6 pm
in Ascension Chapel8:30 am
in Ascension Chapel5 pm
Sponsored by Duke Divinity School6 pm
in the Church
Celebrant: The Rt. Rev. Michael Smith
Preacher: Dr. Garwood Anderson
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September 20 – 22, 2018
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In 2018, the greatest theological minds guided our conversation about what it looks like in the Anglican tradition to proclaim Christ to a lost and broken world. Beginning in September 2020, experience monthly opportunities to interact with online small groups, virtual town halls, and more to culminate in September 2021 with a three-day conference in person. Explore what it looks like to confront the present by embracing truth, navigating culture, crisis, and conflict.