October 2018 President's Letter

T.F. Torrance Theological Fellowship 
President’s Letter: October, 2018

Dear Members,

At our meeting a month from now on Friday, 16th November, at the AAR conference in Denver, we look forward to welcoming Dr Jeremy Begbie as our speaker. You may know that Jeremy studied theology with James Torrance at Aberdeen and that he is not only a theologian but also an outstanding musician who teaches at Cambridge and at Duke. If you are not familiar with his books, you could at least dip into Voicing Creation’s Praise: Towards a Theology of the Arts (1991) or his more recent Music, Modernity, and God (2013).

The title of the talk is to be: "Incarnation, Creation and New Creation: What T. F. Torrance offers to a Theological Re-visioning of the Arts"

Dr Begbie spoke at Robert Walker’s Firbush retreat in the Scottish Highlands last June, and following that, I tell you that this talk to the Fellowship in Denver is not to be missed!

We meet from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. in the Convention Center-Mile High 1A (Lower Level), and after a brief half-hour business meeting, Dr Begbie’s lecture will be at 1.40 p.m. You will find more detail on our website.

Talking about the website, Kerry Magruder and Brent Purkaple, working with Gary Deddo, have just launched the new website. It offers bibliographies for primary sources and secondary studies, notices of conferences and special events, forthcoming dissertations, Torrance-related syllabi, and more. Have you submitted a member profile? If so, you’ll find it in the all-new member directory. Help is here: tftorrance.org/help.  Kerry will be available at ETS and AAR for hands-on tutorials. Email Kerry and Brent your questions using any webmaster link.

And have you looked at the latest edition of Participatio, "Science, Epistemology and Natural Theology”?   Here is the direct link: http://www.tftorrance.org/journal-07.  Jump straight to it from the new home page, or by using the Participatio tab. Every Participatio article, past and present, has its own page and url that can be shared or linked to from blogs, facebook, or twitter.

I look forward to seeing you in Denver!

Thomas A. Noble,
Thomas F. Torrance Theological Fellowship