Christian Influence in the Public Square

An interesting upcoming day of lectures coming up at The Toronto Baptist Seminary and Bible College…

“Christian Influence in the Public Square”

Here is the schedule:

9:30 – 10:30 AM – Ray Pennings – Building Biblical Foundations

10:30 – 11:00 AM – Break

1:00 – 12:00 PM – Ray Pennings – Some Historical Lessons

12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch (on your own)

:00 – 2:00 PM – Jonathan Wellum – The Daily Practice of Public Influence in Our Own Times

2:00 – 2:30 PM – Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM – Joe Boot – A Comprehensive Faith

Ray Pennings is the Vice-President of Research for the Work Research Foundations (, an emerging public policy think thank whose mission is to influence others to a Christian view of work and public life. He is also a teaching elder serving a church plant for the Free Reformed Churches of North America in Calgary, AB. Mr. Pennings holds a B.A. (History) from McMaster University and is presently working on a M.A.R. from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. His writings appear frequently in newspapers, magazines, and journals in addition to the six books/monographs he has authored or edited.

Jonathan Wellum (B.Comm., B.Sc., M.A., M.B.A., C.F.A.) is the CEO and CIO of AIC Limited, one of Canada’s largest privately held mutual fund companies. He is a Senior Fellow with the Work Research Foundation ( and an elder serving at Trinity Baptist Church, Burlington, ON.

Joe Boot is an evangelist, apologist and author. He serves as an adjunct speaker of RZIM and is an Associate of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He graduated frm Birmingham Christian College and is currently purusuing post-graduate research in Mission and Evangelism with Cliff College/Univ. of Manchester. He has spoken in universities, seminaries, churches and conferences all over the world. He is a visiting speaker with Vital Connections, an evangelism and apologetics program with RZIM and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, and an ordained minister of People’s Church Toronto. He ha authored Why I Still Believe and Searching for Truth.

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