Restoring the Centre: The Place of the Table in the Church

Speaker(s): Alan Torrance, Andrea Tisher, Brian Buhler, Fr. Lawrence Farley, Hans Boersma, Joyce Rees, Ross Hastings, Tim Horman
Date: May 7-10, 2013
Length: 12h 30min
Product ID: RGDL4308S

Purchase Options:

MP3 Download - $69.99
CD - $109.99
MP3 CD - $89.99

Description

Why this theme, you ask? Given that the early church stayed centred on Christ by making the Table central to its worship, life, and mission? Given that restoring Communion to the centre of the church may be the cure for the rampant consumerism of the contemporary church? Given that our historical forbears considered it as the greatest expression of the union of God's people with Christ? And given that the Table, rather than being an obstacle to mission, is the very heart of the gospel and the expression of the church's hospitality? This conference aims to encourage pastors, irrespective of their views on the meaning of the bread and cup, to consider the centrality of the Eucharist and to explore ways to pursue its practice pervasively in conjunction with the preaching of the word. We will hear from world-class professors who have studied and written on this theme, as well as practitioners who actively seek to "restore the centre." Lectures include:

  • The Lord's Supper and the Worship of the Church - Alan Torrance
  • The Art of the Table: Expressions of the Eucharist - Andrea Tisher
  • Signs and Wonders: Recovering the Table for Evangelical Worship - Brian Buhler
  • Eucharist and Time: Why Participation Means Sacrifice - Hans Boersma
  • Imbued with the Presence of Christ - Joyce Rees
  • The Eucharist in the Orthodox Church - Fr. Lawrence Farley
  • The Sacraments and Proclamation - Alan Torrance
  • Collaborating at the Table - Andrea Tisher and Brian Buhler
  • Charismatic Communion - Tim Horman
  • Eucharist and Space: Why Participation Means Real Presence - Hans Boersma
  • Closing Reflection - Ross Hastings

See All Audio by Alan Torrance Andrea Tisher Brian Buhler Fr. Lawrence Farley Hans Boersma Joyce Rees Ross Hastings Tim Horman

Alan Torrance is Professor of Systematic Theology at St Mary's College of the University of St Andrews. He is author of Christ and Context and Persons in Communion: An Essay on Trinitarian Description and Human Participation.

Andrea Tisher is Director of Music and Worship at First Baptist Church in Vancouver.

Brian Buhler is Senior Pastor at Pacific Community Church in Surrey, British Columbia.

Father Lawrence Farley is pastor of Saint Herman of Alaska Orthodox Mission in Surrey, B.C. Canada. He lives there with his wife, Donna, and their two daughters. He is the author of The Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series published by Conciliar Press.

Hans Boersma is the J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of several books, including Violence, Hospitality and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition, Nouvelle Theologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery, Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry, and Embodiment and Virtue in Gregory of Nyssa: An Anagogical Approach.

Joyce Rees has ministered vocationally for more than 20 years. She has eagerly followed God into challenging adventures that have included the initial community formation and direction of Jacob's Well in Vancouver, BC, as well as pastoring six very different churches. She serves as a pastor in the Epic Vineyard Church in Calgary, AB.

Ross Hastings is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at Regent College. Previously, he served as the Senior Pastor at Peace Portal Alliance Church in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of Missional God, Missional Church: Hope for Re-evangelizing the West.

Tim Horman is pastor at The Church from the Hollywood.

Related Audio

Details / Buy

We are what He has made us

Speaker: Paul Spilsbury

Details / Buy

Living Faithfully in a Fearful World

Speaker: Jeff Greenman

Details / Buy

Knowing God through Scripture

Speaker: John Walton

Details / Buy

Intentional Short-term Pilgrimage

Speaker: Susan Philips

Details / Buy

Stories that break our heart

Speaker: Laurel Borisenko

Details / Buy

KEEPING FAITH IN FUNDRAISING

Speaker: Rod Wilson

Details / Buy

Germs of the Kingdom

Speaker: Darrell Johnson

Details / Buy

Instrument of Grace

Speaker: Gordon Smith

Details / Buy

Learning How to Be In the Present

Speaker: Shannon Parrot

Details / Buy

Monks, the Marketplace and Muslims

Speaker: Alvin Ung

Details / Buy

Pain - God's Megaphone to Rouse A Deaf World

Speaker: Rod Wilson

Details / Buy

Invitation to Eating

Speaker: Claire Perini

Details / Buy

Preisthood of All Vocation

Speaker: Roger Revell

Details / Buy

The Unresolved Prayer

Speaker: Tim Boland

Details / Buy

The Lord is Shepherd to All

Speaker: Amanda Russell-Jones

Details / Buy

My Times are in Your Hands

Speaker: Iwan Russell-Jones

Details / Buy

Knowledge Worth Having

Speaker: Paul Spilsbury

Details / Buy

The Whole Point in Just One Sentence

Speaker: Jeff Greenman

Details / Buy

The Call

Speaker: Kipangwala Jamir

Details / Buy

Your Son Will Live

Speaker: Bruce Hindmarsh

Details / Buy

The Gift of Disillusionment

Speaker: Josh Harris

Details / Buy

We are because He is

Speaker: Claire Perini

Details / Buy

A Humble Regent, A Humble Vice-Regent

Speaker: Ross Hastings

Details / Buy

RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BROKEN BODY: RESPONDING TO THE PHYSICAL WORD OF THE SOUL

Speaker: Ashley Moyse

Details / Buy

From the Beginning, a Summons to Action

Speaker: Ashley Moyse

Details / Buy

Fellowship with God...fellowship with one another

Speaker: Amanda Russell-Jones

Details / Buy

Reading Culture: The War of Myths and the Mission of the Church

Speaker: Iain Provan

Details / Buy

CHRISTIANITY AND VIOLENCE: A VIEW FROM VICTORIAN TORONTO

Speaker: Bill Reimer

Details / Buy

We Are Not Our Own (Thankfully!)

Speaker: Craig Gay

Details / Buy

Epiphany for the Narcissists

Speaker: Iwan Russell-Jones

Details / Buy

Imago Mundi Poetry Reading

Speaker: Loren Wilkinson

Details / Buy

C. S. Lewis's Famous Disagreement with Augustine on Love

Speaker: Jason Lepojarvi

Details / Buy

The Importance of the Family Tree

Speaker: Iain Provan

Details / Buy

Making Peace with Creation

Speaker: Regent College

Details / Buy

The Things That Matter Most

Speaker: Rikk Watts

Details / Buy

The Kindness of God

Speaker: Phil Long

Details / Buy

The Obedience of Faith

Speaker: Paul Spilsbury

Details / Buy

Exile and Restoration

Speaker: N.T. Wright

Details / Buy

Christ and Conversion

Speaker: Alan Torrance

Details / Buy

For the Healing of the Nations

Speaker: Mark Buchanan

Details / Buy

Reflections on Regent Students as Church-Goers

Speaker: Christina Lui

Details / Buy

Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing

Speaker: Mariam Kovalishyn

Details / Buy

A Portrait of a Regent Graduate as a Middle-Aged Man

Speaker: Abraham Han

Details / Buy

Guess Who's coming to Dinner?

Speaker: Ross Lockhart

Details / Buy

On Goodness

Speaker: Gerry Schoberg

Details / Buy

A Worshipping Community

Speaker: Jeffrey Greenman

Details / Buy

Romans Series

Speaker: Richard Longenecker

Details / Buy

Seriously Dangerous Religion

Speaker: Iain Provan

Details / Buy

Colossians

Speaker: James Packer, Paul Spilsbury