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Blayne Banting, DMin, PhD

Associate Professor of Preaching and Christian Ministry
 bbanting@briercrest.ca    

Teaches:
Preaching and Christian Ministry
  Knowing what you don't know is as important as knowing what you do know - you know? 

Teaching Philosophy

Education is formation. Through it we are informed, reformed and transformed. Together in a community of senior and junior learners, we hold each other accountable while the Spirit does His work in us.

Background

Born and raised in Saskatchewan, I have grown up cheering for the Roughriders (even when that has been painful). I am married to Peggy and we have four children. I am also lead pastor of Caronport Community Church.

Education

PhD 2009 Trinity Seminary/Canterbury Christ Church University
DMin 1998 Acadia Divinity College/Acadia University
M.A. 1990 Lincoln Christian Seminary
MDiv 1987 Canadian Theological Seminary (Ambrose)
BRE 1978 Alberta Bible College

Research

Homiletics
Leadership
Spiritual Formation
Humour/Creativity Studies

Publications


  • Take Up and Preach: A Primer for Interpreting Preaching Texts, Wipf and Stock, 2016

  • With Wit and Wonder: A Preacher's Use of Humour and Imagination, Resource Publications, 2013

  • "Tolle Praedice: A Form-Sensitive Model for the Interpretation of Preaching Pericopae" PhD dissertation Trinity Seminary/Canterbury Christ Church University, 2009

  • "Proclaiming the Messiah's Birth: A Rhetorico-contextual Model for the Interpretation and Proclamation of Humour in Selected Gospel Sayings" DMin thesis Acadia Divinity College/ Acadia University, 1998

  • "The Hermeneutics of Modern Dispensationalism" - MA thesis Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1990


Throughout my adventures this year, I have made some incredible friendships with amazing people who have challenged me to grow in my faith, embrace hope in the future, and break out of my comfort zone.
Loris Tiede