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Christian Education in a Secular Age: A Conference

Posted: February 25, 2020
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Briercrest College and Seminary invites proposals for a conference exploring aspects of the theory and practice of Christian education in a secular age. At the heart of this conference is a central question: How can Christian education contribute to human flourishing within our secular context? Dr. Jens Zimmermann will give the keynote address, “The Challenge and Promise of Christian Humanism.”

Proposals are invited for individual papers, panels, and roundtable discussions. Papers examining theoretical issues or scholarship and teaching in any of the disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and Christian ministry are welcome. The conference theme emerges from the interdisciplinary impact of Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age (Belknap Press, 2007), which has challenged widespread assumptions about the nature of secularization in the modern West and has major implications for the work of Christian educators in twenty-first-century North America. All proposals that engage the theme of Christian education in a secular age will be considered. The conference will be held at Briercrest (Caronport, SK), October 1-2, 2020.

The Call for Papers:

The complete call for papers is available hereProposals are due by Mar. 15, 2020.
Proposals are due by Mar. 31 2020. (extended)


More information on the conference will be coming soon.


All inquiries may be directed to the conference organizers:
Joy Demoskoff,, (306)-756-3207
Matthew Zantingh,, (306)-756-3305



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My knowledge from Briercrest has been phenomenal in assisting with things in my ministry that I never would have figured out before. The format is incredible, the teachers are incredible, the students are incredible. What you have here is amazing.
Capt. The Rev. Eric Davis (Seminary)