Date published: April 18, 2011
ELKHART, IND.- Allan Rudy-Froese, Ph.D. candidate at Emmanuel College, Toronto, Ont., and former Canadian Mennonite "This Pastor has 22 Minutes" columnist, has been appointed professor of Christian proclamation at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS), beginning July 1. In this position, he will teach preaching and public communication, including biblical storytelling and missional preaching. He will develop courses that address speaking and writing about faith in the public sphere; communication and media; spiritual disciplines; and the congregational practices of listening and speaking. He also will serve as the resource person for the AMBS Preaching Institute, a continuing education program for pastors who wish to continue developing their skills. Rudy-Froese is currently completing his dissertation on "Grace and ethics in preaching," examining the relationship between Lutheran understanding of proclamation as a means of God's grace and Anabaptist-Mennonite ethical teaching in the preached sermon. He received a master of divinity degree from AMBS in 1992.