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Monday, October 27th - Friday, November 14th

Exhibition - Moiré Studies: beauty in the unexpected
A digital screen-print exhibition by Laurie Culshaw, SAMC Art + Design

Time: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: President’s Gallery, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre

TWU's School of the Arts, Media + Culture is proud to host this collection of works by Laurie Culshaw, our newest Art + Design instructor. Laurie is an innovative graphic designer and artist. Her first exhibition on campus is an experimental screen-print series exploring the visual distortion of digital moiré patterns. Walk through this free exhibit and discover these "happy accidents" of colours and patterns carefully aligned and overlaid. There is beauty in the unexpected.

For more information contact Diana Squires at samc@twu.ca.

Tuesday, October 28th - Saturday, November 1st

SAMC Theatre - The Illusion

Time: Tuesday - Saturday 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Saturday Matinee 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: Freedom Hall, Robert N. Thompson Centre
Cost: Adults $16-$18, Seniors $13-$15, Students $13-$15
Special rates: Discounted Tuesdays & matinees! TWU Alumni receive the student discount.
Tickets: www.twu.ca/theatre or 604-513-2121 ext. 3872

Magic. Revenge. Forgiveness.

A desperate father visits the cave of a disgraced magician who can show him the life of his prodigal son, lost for 15 years. But where is the line between dream and reality? Can a vision so beautiful, so heroic, soften a heart of stone?

Step into a fairy tale where truth mingles with illusion...where scheming desire battles true love...where the iron force of law meets the power of forgiveness. Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner’s adaptation of this 17th Century comedy is a profoundly poetic spectacle full of witty, contemporary surprises.

This is the TWU directing debut of SAMC Theatre’s newest faculty member, Kate Muchmore. Get details of all the shows this season at www.twu.ca/theatre.

This is the last week to see the show. For more information contact Diana Squires at Diana.Squires@twu.ca.

Thursday, October 30th

Public Forum
Paul Liu - "Religion and Rule of Law in China Today"

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Auditorium, Northwest Building

Mr. Paul Liu is a long-time friend of TWU and is well-known in China for his expertise on religion and society, comparative state-religion relations, as well as religion and rule of law. He is the founder of the Pu Shi Institute of Social Sciences, which was established in 1999 as an independent, non-profit, non-governmental think-tank dedicated to the protection of religious freedom in China. Liu is also the creator of a Chinese website, “Pu Shi Research for Social Science” on religion, politics, and law.

Liu was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences from 1991-2012. He has been a visiting scholar at Rutgers University, Georgetown University, and the University of Notre Dame. Liu also serves as Affiliate Fellow at the Emory University Center for the Study of Law and Religion and the Brigham Young University International Centre for Law and Religion Studies.

Liu’s other research partners have included China Minzu University’s Institute of Philosophy and Religion, Fudan University, CASS Institute of World Religions, Peking University Law School, Southwest University of Politics and Law School, Shantou University Law School, and Communication University of China.

Liu’s main works include, Religion in Contemporary America (Beijing, 2001, second edition 2012; Hanoi 2009); Religion and U.S. Civil Society (Beijing, 2004); and Nation, Religion, Law (Beijing, 2006). Liu is considered one of the most influential advocates for the religious freedom and rule of law in China.

Coming Events in November

Saturday, November 1st

Chamber Singers Concert - "SHINE"

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Location: South Delta Baptist Church, 1988 56 St, Delta
Cost: Adults $10, Seniors $10, Students “pay what you can”

Trinity Western University’s new Director of Choral Activities Dr. Joel Tranquilla leads off his first concert with an hour-long evening SAMC Chamber Singers performance titled “SHINE.” This first performance by the Chamber Singers by themselves features sacred music by Palestrina, Handel, James MacMillan, and David Squires, as well as a Bach cantata based on the familiar chorale tune “Nun danket alle Gott” (“Now Thank We All Our God”). Join our students and colleagues as they sing songs, hymns, and spiritual songs that speak about the True Light.

For more information contact Shayna Leenstra at shayna.leenstra@twu.ca.

Wednesday, November 12th

Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture Lecture Series - Scripture, Theology, and Culture: Acts of Interpretation
Dr. Christopher Seitz, Senior Research Fellow, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto - "A Canonical Reading of Ecclesiastes"

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Auditorium, Northwest Building

Biblical interpretation is moving in a direction that gradually recognizes and seeks to redress a longstanding separation of biblical studies from ecclesial theology. To correct dogmatic abuse of scripture, historical criticism had justly drawn attention to the socio-cultural and historical dimensions of biblical texts, but largely neglected the Bible’s role as sacred text within a believing community. Over the last generation, theological interpretation has received renewed attention and seeks to close this gap. The tension between critical analysis of the Bible as an ancient text and its foundational function for the church’s faith has always existed, but historical criticism and modern hermeneutic theory has increased our awareness that biblical interpretation depends on a complex interaction of theological tradition, cultural influences, and exegetical practices. This speaker series features a combination of case studies, of concrete ‘acts of interpretation,’ and broader reflections on the intersection of exegesis, theology, and science and culture to address the question how a faithful, ecclesial reading of scripture handles these complexities of interpretation.

Abstract: We will look at the following topics. 1. The unusual character of the protagonist’s depiction as “Koheleth” and its significance for the interpretation of the book. 2. The repeated use of the phrase hebel and how best to translate it, given its obvious thematic importance. 3. The use of proverbs in Ecclesiastes and what this says about its relationship to Wisdom. 4. Whether there is a dramatic movement to the book that tells us how to understand its more limited stance toward Wisdom? 5. The canonical location of Ecclesiastes in various Jewish and Christian lists and the significance of this for proper interpretation of the book.

Sponsored by the Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture.

For more information contact Natalie Boldt at Natalie.Boldt@mytwu.ca.

Thursday, November 13th

Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion and Culture Lecture Series - Scripture, Theology, and Culture: Acts of Interpretation
Dr. Christopher Seitz, Senior Research Fellow, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto - Lunch discussion

Time: 11:40 am - 12:50 pm
Location: Graduate Collegium, Fosmark Centre

Biblical interpretation is moving in a direction that gradually recognizes and seeks to redress a longstanding separation of biblical studies from ecclesial theology. To correct dogmatic abuse of scripture, historical criticism had justly drawn attention to the socio-cultural and historical dimensions of biblical texts, but largely neglected the Bible’s role as sacred text within a believing community. Over the last generation, theological interpretation has received renewed attention and seeks to close this gap. The tension between critical analysis of the Bible as an ancient text and its foundational function for the church’s faith has always existed, but historical criticism and modern hermeneutic theory has increased our awareness that biblical interpretation depends on a complex interaction of theological tradition, cultural influences, and exegetical practices. This speaker series features a combination of case studies, of concrete ‘acts of interpretation,’ and broader reflections on the intersection of exegesis, theology, and science and culture to address the question how a faithful, ecclesial reading of scripture handles these complexities of interpretation.

Sponsored by the Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture.

For more information contact Natalie Boldt at Natalie.Boldt@mytwu.ca.

Gender Café - "Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church" (based on the 2014 book of the same name)
Facilitator: Wendy VanderWal Gritter, Executive Director of New Direction Ministries

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: Graduate Collegium, Fosmark Centre

Suggestion (not required): Read the book before the cafe.

Wendy VanderWal Gritter (MDiv, Tyndale Seminary) is the author of Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church, executive director of New Direction Ministries of Canada in Mississauga, Ontario, and an internationally recognized contributor to conversations about faith and sexuality.

FREE! All welcome.

Thursday, November 20th

Faculty ProD Workshop - "Preston Manning and Centre for Mennonite Faith & Learning"

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at Colleen.Hansen@twu.ca

For TWU/ACTS faculty only.

Friday, November 21st

Concert Band + Orchestra

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 20097 72nd Ave, Langley
Cost: Admission by donation ($10 suggested)

For more information contact Shayna Leenstra at shayna.leenstra@twu.ca.

Saturday, November 22nd

Concert Band + Orchestra

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location: Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware St, Abbotsford
Cost: Admission by donation ($10 suggested)

For more information contact Shayna Leenstra at shayna.leenstra@twu.ca.

Wednesday, November 26th

Chamber Music Night

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location: Instrumental Hall, Music Building
Cost: Admission by donation ($5 suggested)

For more information contact Shayna Leenstra at shayna.leenstra@twu.ca.

Sunday, November 30th

Christmas at the Chan

Time: 2:30 - 4:30
Location: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, 6265 Crescent Road, UBC, Vancouver
Cost: Orchestra Level $25, Everywhere else $22.50
Tickets: tickets.ubc.ca

In his first season at the helm of SAMC’s choral program, award-winning conductor Dr. Joel Tranquilla brings together four choirs and full orchestra in an exquisite program spanning centuries of Christmas music. Join us for a glorious Advent celebration as we anticipate the coming of Christ with joy and wonder.

Our annual Christmas at the Chan Centre concert is a collaborative gift to the wider community from the Chan family, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, and Trinity Western University, and is made possible through the generous assistance of the Chan Endowment Fund of the University of British Columbia.

For more information contact Shayna Leenstra at shayna.leenstra@twu.ca.

Coming Events in December

Wednesday, December 3rd

Jazz Night

Time: 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Location: Instrumental Hall, Music Building
Cost: Admission by donation ($5 suggested)

For more information contact Shayna Leenstra at shayna.leenstra@twu.ca.

Coming Events in January

Thursday, January 15th

Full Professor Inaugural Lecture - David Squires

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at Colleen.Hansen@twu.ca

Reception to follow.

Thursday, January 22nd

Faculty ProD Workshop - "Family in the classroom"

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at Colleen.Hansen@twu.ca

For TWU/ACTS faculty only.

Coming Events in February

Thursday, February 12th

Faculty ProD Workshop - "International Students in the Classroom"

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at Colleen.Hansen@twu.ca

For TWU/ACTS faculty only.

Coming Events in March

Thursday, March 5th

Faculty ProD Workshop - "Faculty and the New Era 2: Keeping the conversation going"

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at Colleen.Hansen@twu.ca

For TWU/ACTS faculty only.

Thursday, March 12th

Full Professor Inaugural Lecture - Dennis Venema

Time: 1:10 - 2:25 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, 2nd floor, Reimer Student Centre
RSVP: Colleen Hansen at Colleen.Hansen@twu.ca

Reception to follow.

 

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