ANCIENT ORDER | RADICAL VOCATION

RADVO CONFERENCE

September 25 – 27, 2024

Dallas, Texas

OUR SPEAKERS

Ephraim Radner

Professor of Historical Theology
Wycliffe College
Toronto, Canada

Biography

Ephraim Radner is a priest in the Episcopal Church (Diocese of Colorado) and professor of historical theology at Wycliffe College, an Anglican seminary affiliated with the University of Toronto. His doctorate from Yale Divinity School is in systematic theology.

Ephraim grew up in Berkeley, California, and studied music and art history before going to seminary. Following ordination and work in Burundi (East Africa), he served congregations in Brooklyn, Cleveland, New Haven, Stamford, and Pueblo. He has taught at Yale University and Iliff Seminary, as well as at the Episcopal seminary in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

He has written and edited several books, including The End of the Church (about how the Holy Spirit works in Church division), Spirit and Nature (about how the Holy Spirit is an intrinsically disputed actor), Hope Among the Fragments (how we live in a divided Church), and a theological commentary on Leviticus.

He lives in Toronto with his wife, the Rev. Annette Brownlee, and they have two adult children who both reside in Colorado.

All session by Ephraim Radner

Stanley Hauerwas

Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law,
Duke Divinity School

Durham, North Carolina

Biography

Stanley Hauerwas has sought to recover the significance of the virtues for understanding the nature of the Christian life. This search has led him to emphasize the importance of the church, as well as narrative for understanding Christian existence. His work cuts across disciplinary lines as he is in conversation with systematic theology, philosophical theology and ethics, political theory, as well as the philosophy of social science and medical ethics. He was named “America’s Best Theologian” by Time magazine in 2001. Dr. Hauerwas, who holds a joint appointment in Duke Law School, delivered the prestigious Gifford Lectureship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 2001.

He has written numerous influential books and articles, including A Community of Character: Toward a Constructive Christian Social Ethic, which was selected as one of the 100 most important books on religion of the 20th century. Dr. Hauerwas also recently authored The Work of Theology (Eerdmans, 2015), Hannah’s Child: A Theological Memoir, 2nd Ed. (Eerdmans, 2012)and War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections on Violence and National Identity (Baker Academic Press, 2011).

All session by Stanley Hauerwas

Wesley Hill

Associate Professor of New Testament,
Western Theological Seminary

Holland, Michigan

Biography

Wesley Hill is an Episcopal priest. He has spoken and lectured at numerous Christian colleges and seminaries in the U.S. and internationally. In 2018 he was a member of the St. Augustine Seminar held at Lambeth Palace to prepare resources for the upcoming Lambeth Conference of the Anglican Communion in 2022. He is the author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Zondervan, second edition 2016), Paul and the Trinity: Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters (Eerdmans, 2015), Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian (Brazos, 2015), and The Lord’s Prayer: A Guide to Praying to Our Father (Lexham, 2019). A contributing editor for Comment magazine, he writes regularly for Christianity TodayThe Living Church, and other publications.

Degrees

  • B.A., Wheaton College, IL
  • M.A., Durham University, UK
  • Ph.D., Durham University, UK

All session by Wesley Hill

Paul Wheatley

Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek
Nashotah House

PhD Student,
University of Notre Dame

Biography

Fr. Wheatley joined Nashotah House in 2020 and teaches courses in New Testament, early Christianity, and Greek. His research and teaching interests center on the overlap of liturgy, preaching, and scriptural exegesis in early Judaism and Christianity. This research is currently focused on the Gospels, especially Mark, as well as projects on ritual and liturgy in the New Testament, Biblical interpretation in early Judaism and Christianity, Ancient Apocryphal Acts, and the organization of knowledge in Biblical manuscripts. He has given lectures and papers at international conferences on Biblical Studies and early Christianity in Boston, Denver, San Diego, Oxford, Rome, and Helsinki, and he is preparing several articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. He is a regular contributor to the Covenant blog of The Living Church.

Fr. Wheatley has served the church in various diocesan and local roles. In the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, he has served as missioner to college students (2010–12) and associate rector of young adults and traditional worship (2012–14) at Church of the Incarnation in Dallas. From 2014–17, he served as founding vicar of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, a merger and of three ethnically diverse parishes into one newly planted congregation. While at Notre Dame, he served several parishes in temporary roles. He has spoken widely in Episcopal, Anglican, Catholic, Evangelical, Mainline Protestant, and Orthodox churches.

All session by Paul Wheatley

Annette Brownlee

Annette Brownlee

Chaplain and Professor of Pastoral Theology,
Wycliffe College

Toronto, Canada

Biography

Since 2008, Annette has been the Chaplain and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Wycliffe College, an evangelical Anglican seminary at the University of Toronto.  Before that, for twenty years she served in full-time parish ministry in Episcopal churches in Colorado, Connecticut, and Cleveland. She is the author of Preaching Jesus Christ Today: Six Questions for Moving from Scripture to Sermon. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2018.  She is married to Ephraim Radner and they have two adult children.

All session by Annette Brownlee

Tish Harrison Warren

Tish Harrison Warren

Author, Columnist, and Priest

Austin, Texas

Biography

Tish Harrison Warren is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America. She is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life, which was Christianity Today’s 2018 Book of the Year, and Prayer in the Night: For Those Who Work, or Watch, or Weep. She has worked in ministry settings for over a decade as a campus minister with InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries, as an associate rector, and with addicts and those in poverty through various churches and non-profit organizations. She is a monthly columnist with Christianity Today, and her articles and essays have appeared in the New York TimesReligion News ServiceChristianity TodayComment MagazineThe Point Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a founding member of The Pelican Project and a Senior Fellow with the Trinity Forum. She lives with her husband and three children in the Austin, Texas area.

All session by Annette Brownlee

Christopher Beeley

Christopher Beeley

Rector, Church of the Incarnation

Dallas, Texas

Biography

Before becoming rector of Incarnation, the Rev. Dr. Christopher Beeley served as the Director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies and the Jack and Barbara Bovender Professor of Theology, Anglican Studies and Ministry at Duke Divinity School. He and his wife, Shannon, are native Texans with three young adult children, sons Reed and Corin, and daughter Camilla. Dr. Beeley graduated with a B.A. Hons. in Philosophy from Washington and Lee University, an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. He was ordained deacon and priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and has served as a priest in eight churches nationwide. Before joining the Duke faculty, he taught for 16 years at Yale Divinity School. The author of several books, Dr. Beeley regularly consults on leadership and program development and speaks nationally and internationally on Christian theology, spirituality, and church leadership.

Dr. Beeley is an orthodox theologian and church leader and is well-known as an accomplished pastor, preacher, author, and trainer of new ministers. His greatest passion is fostering the abundant spiritual growth of God’s Church.

 

Degrees

  • B.A. Hons. in Philosophy, Washington and Lee University
  • M.Div., Yale Divinity School
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

All session by Annette Brownlee

John Behr

John Behr

University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen, Scotland

Biography

Fr John Behr is Regius Professor of Humanity at the University of Aberdeen. He previously taught at St Vladimir’s Seminary, where he served as Dean from 2007-17; he is also the Metropolitan Kallistos Chair of Orthodox Theology at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Center for Orthodox Theology.

Fr John hails from England, though his family background is Russian and German – and clerical on both sides. From the Russian side, his great-grandfather was sent to London by Metropolian Evlogy to serve there as a priest in 1926; his father was also a priest, ordained by Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom), as are his brother (at St Paul’s Monastery on Mt Athos) and his brother-in-law (Sts Cyril and Methodius, Terryville, CT). His maternal grandparents met at Karl Barth’s graduate seminar in Basel, and served in the Lutheran Church in Germany, where his grandfather was a Lutheran pastor.

All session by Annette Brownlee

Jeremy Begbie

  • Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School
  • McDonald Agape Director
  • Founder of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts.
  • Senior Member at Wolfson College, Cambridge
  • Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge.

Biography

Jeremy Begbie is Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School, and the McDonald Agape Director and founder of Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. He is also a Senior Member at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge. His books include A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts (Baker Academic), Redeeming Transcendence in the Arts: Bearing Witness to the Triune God (Eerdmans), Theology, Music and Time (CUP), Resounding Tr­­uth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music (Baker), and Music, Modernity, and God (OUP). He is an ordained minister of the Church of England and a professionally trained musician who has performed extensively as a pianist and conductor.  He tours widely as a speaker, specializing in multimedia performance-lectures. Recent engagements have included preaching, speaking and performing in universities and churches in North America, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.

Post-Graduate Degrees

  • Examiner for doctoral and masters dissertations at the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, St Andrews, London (King’s College), Cardiff, Leeds, Hull, Durham, Exeter
  • Assessor for various PhD registrations, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

All session by Annette Brownlee

Amy Peeler

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, Wheaton College
Associate Rector, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Geneva, Illinois

Biography

The Rev. Amy Peeler, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, IL and an Associate Rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Geneva, IL. Author of Women and Gender of God (Eerdmans, 2022), “You Are My Son”: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews (T&T Clark, 2014), and co-author with Patrick Gray of Hebrews: An Introduction and Study Guide (T&T Clark, 2020), she continues to research, write, and speak on Hebrews and familial language in the New Testament.

She received her BA in Biblical Languages from Oklahoma Baptist University, M. Div. and Ph. D. in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary, and served as a Senior Research Fellow with the Logos Institute at the University of St. Andrews.  She is an active member of the Institute for Biblical Research, Society of Biblical Literature, and a Fellow with the Center for Pastor Theologians. Her current research includes a commentary on Hebrews with Eerdmans.

In addition to teaching, preaching, and writing, Rev. Dr. Peeler enjoys running, CrossFit, and time with her husband Lance, a church organist and liturgical scholar, and their three children.

Degrees

  • B.A., Biblical Languages, Oklahoma Baptist University
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

All session by Annette Brownlee

Todd Hunter

Bishop, The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others (ACNA)
Franklin, TN

Biography

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter is the founding bishop of The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others and founder of the Center for Formation, Justice and Peace. He is past president of Alpha USA, former national director for the Association of Vineyard Churches, and retired founding pastor of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Costa Mesa, CA. He is the author of Christianity Beyond Belief: Following Jesus for the Sake of OthersGiving Church Another ChanceThe Outsider InterviewsThe Accidental Anglican, Our Favorite Sins, Our Character at Work and Deep Peace. His forthcoming book, What Jesus Intended: Finding True Faith in the Rubble of Bad Religion, is now available for preorder. He writes a weekly newsletter, The Gospel of the Kingdom.

Todd holds a Doctor of Ministry degree and serves as an adjunct professor of evangelism, leadership in contemporary culture and spiritual formation at George Fox University, Fuller Seminary, Western Seminary, Vanguard University, Azusa Pacific University and Wheaton College. He has been a Distinguished Lecturer at several institutions of higher learning. He has written articles for study Bibles, dictionaries and encyclopedias as well as for key publications such as Christianity TodayCharismaOutreach and Ministries Today.

All session by Annette Brownlee

Anthony Poggo

Bishop, Secretary General of Anglican Communion 
London, UK

Biography

Born in 1964, in what is now South Sudan, Bishop Anthony and his siblings were taken by his father – an Anglican priest – and his mother into Uganda to flee the first Sudanese Civil War. In 1973, at the age of nine, he returned with his family to South Sudan.After graduating from Juba University with a degree in Management and Public Administration, he joined the ecumenical mission agency Scripture Union. While there he felt a need for theological training and gained an MA in Biblical Studies from the Nairobi International School of Theology in Kenya.He then returned to Uganda to minister to Sudanese refugees with Scripture Union, the Bishop of Kajo-Keji then, the Right Rev Manasseh Binyi Dawidi, who himself was serving the Sudanese refugees in exile in Uganda asked him to consider ordination.

He was ordained a Deacon in 1995 and a Priest in 1996 and continued working for Scripture Union before joining Across, a Christian mission agency working in Sudan from Nairobi, leading the charity’s publishing arm. While there he studied for an MBA in publishing at Oxford Brookes University in England. He rose through the ranks at Across, eventually becoming the Executive Director of the organisation.

In 2007 he was elected Bishop of Kajo-Keji, a position he held until 2016 when he moved to Lambeth Palace to support the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, as his Adviser on Anglican Communion Affairs.

Degrees

  • B.A., Management and Public Administration, Juba University
  • M.A., Biblical Studies, Nairobi International School of Theology

All session by Annette Brownlee

John C. Bauerschmidt

Bishop, Diocese of Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Biography

The Rt. Rev’d John C. Bauerschmidt is the eleventh bishop of the Diocese of Tennessee. He was elected on October 28, 2006 and was consecrated at the non-denominational Christ Church in Nashville on January 27, 2007. Bishop Bauerschmidt is a graduate of Kenyon College, the General Theological Seminary and Oxford University. Prior to becoming bishop, he served in South Carolina, Massachusetts, England, North Carolina, and Louisiana.Bishop Bauerschmidt and his wife, Caroline, have three adult children. He has a professional interest in theology and an amateur love of history—particularly the history of ideas.

All session by Annette Brownlee

Jenny Andison

Rector, St. Paul Bloor Street

Toronto, ON

Biography

Bishop Jenny Andison is the former area bishop of York-Credit Valley in the Diocese of Toronto and became Rector of St. Paul’s Bloor Street in 2021. Bishop Jenny was born in England and has lived in Pakistan, India, Singapore and Japan. She earned an Hons. BA from Queen’s University in 1994 and received her Master of Divinity from the University of Toronto (Wycliffe College) in 1997. In 2017, Wycliffe College honored the bishop with a Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa). When not busy at the church, she enjoys reading biographies, meals with friends and family, and playing with her miniature dachshund, Xerxes. She lives in Toronto with her lawyer husband Tim, and they still have their youngest daughter at home, while the older two are now at university.

Degrees

  • B.A., Queen’s University
  • M.Div., University of Toronto (Wycliffe College)
  • Ph.D., Wycliffe College

All session by Annette Brownlee

Russ Levenson

Rector, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

Houston, TX

Biography

The Reverend Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr. began his tenure as Rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston in 2007. He and his wife, Laura, have three adult children, Evie, Jones, and Luke, and two grandchildren, Genny and Austin. They love serving Our Lord Jesus and all his children through the many ministries at St. Martin’s.

Dr. Levenson graduated with honors from Birmingham-Southern College, receiving the College’s highest service award, “The President’s Student Service Award.” He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree there, studying business and English. After a few years in educational administration at his alma mater and then a few years as a Lay Minister at his home church of St. Luke’s in Birmingham, Alabama, the Levenson family moved to Alexandria, Virginia, where he completed his Master’s of Divinity at Virginia Theological Seminary. During his seminary years, he served at the historic Christ Church in Old Town, the home parish of President George Washington. After his graduation and ordination, he served as Assistant University Chaplain at the University of the South, before returning once more to St. Luke’s in Birmingham, where he served as Associate Rector under his long-term mentor and friend, the late Rev. Dr. John Claypool. During this season of ministry, he also completed a Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation at Beeson Divinity School, before being called as Rector of The Episcopal Church of The Ascension in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he served for five years before being called as the Rector of Christ Church in Pensacola, Florida, where he served until coming to St. Martin’s. Dr. Levenson is St. Martin’s fourth rector since it was founded in 1952. Under his leadership, the Parish has completed two expansion projects, Building for the Ages, completed in 2021, and Building for Life, completed in 2012. The Church is the largest Episcopal Church in North America with nearly 10,000 members.

Degrees

  • B.A., English and Business, Birmingham-Southern College
  • M.Div., Virginia Theological Seminary
  • Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation, Beeson Divinity School,

All session by Annette Brownlee

Carrie Headington

Evangelist, Apologist, Justice Advocate
Canon Evangelist, The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas
Founder, The Good News Initiative
Adjunct Professor, Fuller Theological Seminary

Dallas, Texas

Biography

Carrie Headington is an evangelist, apologist, justice advocate, and good news herald. Carrie’s passion is to see people come to know the abounding unconditional love of God and the abundant life found in Jesus Christ. Carrie speaks throughout the US and around the globe, sharing the good news of Jesus with spiritual seekers and Christians alike. Carrie addresses topics that burn in the human heart and mind, such as: finding purpose and peace in life, where is God when life hurts, the reliability of the Bible, how can we be agents for justice in an unjust world, and finding joy and strength in everyday life through Jesus.

Carrie is the founder of The Good News Initiative which provides resources in evangelism. She works with all Christian denominations and non-denominations, engaging in evangelistic speaking, apologetics, and equipping congregations to be the hands, feet, and mouthpieces for Jesus in their everyday lives.

Carrie graduated seminary from Oxford University (Wycliffe Hall), where she focused on evangelism and apologetics. Prior to Oxford, Carrie received a BA from Yale University (major in History and minor in Theatre Studies) and an MA from Harvard University in Education with a focus in Urban Poverty Policy. Carrie worked as an actor for a decade appearing in numerous television, film, and theatre projects, including Fox and CBS Movies of the week, and various films. Carrie is an associate evangelist for British Evangelist Canon J.John’s Philotrust and is active in the Lausanne Movement, the Luis Palau Next-Gen Network, and is a frequent blogger writing for Christianity’s Today’s Exchange with Ed Stetzer, and The Living Church Covenant Blog. Carrie appears on My Faith Radio on Afternoons With Bill Arnold and has appeared on Daystar Television.

Carrie is an adjunct professor for Fuller Theological Seminary teaching evangelism and church planting. Carrie serves as the Canon Evangelist for the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Carrie is a published author with chapters in The Gospel and Pluralism Today: Reassessing Lesslie Newbigin in the 21st Century (InterVarsity Press); Acts to Action: The New Testament Guide to Mission and Evangelism (Forward Movement); and Sent to Flourish: Church Planting Today (IVP Academic).  Carrie is married to Greg, founder of the Global Faith Project, (www.globalfaithproject.org)  a ministry serving inner-city Dallas, Cuba, N. Africa, France, and Latin America. Together they share a lifelong commitment to caring for the poor and equipping the church to be good news.

Degrees

  • B.A., History, Yale University
  • M.A., Urban Poverty Policy, Harvard University in Education
  • Seminary, Evangelism and Apologetics, Oxford University

All session by Annette Brownlee

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