Workshop Retreat 2021 - Abbreviated Program

Workshop Retreat

All times Central (=Chicago, Dallas). World clock. Sessions are recorded for asynchronous access; see video explanation on the main event page.

Sessions will begin on time. Please sign in on Zoom five minutes before each session for preliminary info; give yourself an extra minute because a Zoom log-in is required.


Scroll down to the Abbreviated Program for workshop presentation titles and additional information.

Abbreviated Program

See the Full Program (log-in required) for additional information, links to PDFs and participant profiles.

Friday afternoon, July 30

TFT Fellowship Annual Business Meeting. 4:00-4:45 pm 

Membership will vote on a proposed amendment to the T.F. Torrance Fellowship Bylaws.

Happy Hour. 5:00-6:00 pm

  • "Really over when..." This optional introductory session is a fun way to get to know other participants.

Break for dinner. 6:00-7:00pm 

Friday evening, July 30

Opening Address. 7:00-7:50 pm 

  • Andrew Purves, “COVID 19 and The Apocalypse Today: A Thought Experiment in Pastoral Theology.” 
  • Public video

Workshop Session A: 8:15-10:00 pm 

  • Chair: Geordie Ziegler. Presenting: Jenny Richards, Stavan John, Stephen Lorance. Commentator, Jerome van Kuiken.
  • Public video

Saturday morning, July 31

Retreat Session 1. 9:30-10:00 am

  • Jerome van Kuiken, "Pandemic and the Priesthood of Christ." 
  • Public Video.

Workshop Session B: 10:30 am-noon 

  • Special roundtable discussion: Paul Molnar, Freedom, Necessity, and the Knowledge of God in Conversation with Karl Barth and Thomas F. Torrance (London: T&T Clark, 2022); #2022-PDM-1. Convened by Myk Habets. Roundtable discussion by Paul Molnar, George Hunsinger, Myk Habets.
  • Public video.

Saturday afternoon, July 31

Workshop Session C: 1:30-3:15 pm 

  • Chair: Geordie Ziegler. Presenters: Margaret Stein, Jock Stein, Marty Folsom. Commentator, Myk Habets
  • Public video

Workshop Session D: 4:00-5:30 pm 

  • Special roundtable discussion: Julie Canlis, Christy Thornton, Kate Tyler, Jenny Richards. Convened by Jenny Richards. 
  • Public video

Retreat Session 2. 6:00-6:30 pm 

  • Geordie Ziegler, "Internalized Theology – the gift is the Giver; the Giver is the gift"
  • Public video

Saturday evening, July 31

  • Student hangout: 8:00 – 9:30 pm 

Sunday afternoon, August 1

3:00-4:10 pm 

  • 3:00-3:59: Panel discussion: Current Trends in Torrance Studies. Panelists: Myk Habets, Jerome van Kuiken, Kerry Magruder (handout).
  • Public video

Retreat Session 3. 5:00-5:30 pm 

Famous Last Words Lounge. 5:30-6:30 pm