Frank and Pauline Patterson Fall Colloquy 2020

“ The Times They are a’ Changin’ ”
Theological Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty

The featured speaker for Frank and Pauline Patterson Fall Colloquy 2020 is Dr. Gordon T. Smith.

November 9-10, 2020

Dr. Gordon T. Smith will speak to what it means to give theological leadership for the church in a secular age with particular attention to the priority that we sustain the work of the scholar-teacher in the face of a number of threats to this vocation. We will learn like never before what it means to speak and act and teach with resilient hope.

  • Session 1:  A Secular Age: Problem or Opportunity
  • Session 2:  Sustaining the Scholarly Vocation: Nurturing the Life of the Mind
  • Session 3:  Cultivating Resilient Hopefulness in a Time of Such Change
<i>“ The Times They are a’ Changin’ ”</i><br>Theological Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty

Dr. Smith

Dr. Gordon T. Smith

President of Ambrose University and Seminar

Gordon T. Smith is the president of Ambrose University and Seminary, located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ambrose University is a full liberal arts university with professional programs in business and education and, it also includes a graduate theological seminary. Gordon has been the president since August of 2012. He is also a Professor of Systematic and Spiritual Theology.

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Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Colloquy will be different. Leveraging Zoom, we will still be able to meet via an Online Webinar and be blessed by Dr. Gordon T. Smith. We’ve arranged for lectures, breakout sessions, and more.

Colloquy Schedule

Monday, November 9th

1:45 - 2:15pm Welcome and Opening Worship
2:15 - 3:15pm A Secular Age: Problem or Opportunity
3:15 - 3:45pm Break
3:45 - 4:30pm Q&A with Dr. Smith
5:00 - 5:45pm Doctoral Dissertation Presentation – Dr. Margie Clayton

Tuesday, November 10th

9:45 - 10:15am Welcome and Morning Worship
10:15 - 11:15am Sustaining the Scholarly Vocation: Nurturing the Life of the Mind
11:15 - 11:45am Q&A with Dr. Smith
12:00 - 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:45 - 2:00pm Announcements and Introductions for Session Three
2:00 - 3:00pm Cultivating Resilient Hopefulness in a Time of Such Change
3:00 - 3:15pm Break
3:15 - 4:00pm Q&A with Dr. Smith
4:00 - 4:15pm Prayer and Closing Worship