A professor who has been called "one of the great theologians of our time” will lead discussion during ReJUNEvation 2019 at St. Andrew’s College.
Dr. Cynthia Rigby, the W. C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will speak on the theme Evangelical Freedom: Exploring the Meaning of a Reformation Theme in our Cultural Context during the gathering scheduled for June 19-21, 2019.
“For freedom Christ as set us free,” Paul wrote in Galatians 5:1. This freedom, based on Christ, is our theme at ReJUNEvation 2019. It has gone by several names over the years, such as Christian liberty, Christian freedom, and evangelical freedom. Our theme times will explore what it is based on, how it has been interpreted, particularly in Protestant thought, and, most of all, what it means today.
Rigby, who joined the faculty of Austin, Texas, seminary in 1995, was recognized as one of 12 contemporary theologians who can “span the gap between church and society” in a story published by the Dallas Morning News.
Her area of interest is setting Reformed theologies in conversation with theologies of liberation, particularly feminist theologies. She lectures and teaches in academic, church, and denominational settings and is actively engaged with congregations, preaching, teaching adult education classes, and leading church conferences on why Christian doctrines matter in real life.
Rigby's latest book is Holding Faith: A Practical Introduction to Christian Faith (Abingdon Press, 2018). She is also the author of The Promotion of Social Righteousness and is co-editor of Blessed One: Protestant Perspectives on Mary and editor of Power, Powerlessness, and the Divine: New Inquiries in Bible and Theology. Professor Rigby’s full biography is on the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary website.
Ten opportunities are available for those currently involved in the discernment process of The United Church of Canada, or those who may be considering theological education to be part of an Inquirer’s Program at ReJUNEvation. Inquirers will experience all ReJUNEvation events and have the opportunity to meet St. Andrew’s students, faculty and to get to know the College. Successful applicants for the Inquirer’s Program will have their full registration paid by the College with meals provided during the event. If requested, Inquirers will receive a $50 travel subsidy. All Inquirers will be responsible for their own accommodation but the College can assist in finding a billet. Additional information is available in the Inquirer's Brochure.
Credit Course Offering
In conjunction with ReJUNEvation, the college will offer the credit course SA 391b — Evangelical Freedom, with Dr. Don Schweitzer. Course dates are June 17-21, 2019 (including full attendance at ReJUNEvation). For details, admission requirements, cost and a course description please contact Registrar Greg Torwalt by email.