"Dr. Walter Deller has been appointed principal and professor at the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad in Saskatoon. Mr. Deller has a Masters of Divinity degree from the Toronto School of Theology, and a doctorate in theology from Toronto School of Theology and the University of Toronto".
Four biblical scholars have been invited to help the church's Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee widen the biblical discussion on human sexuality. N.B. Dr. Sylvia Keesmaat's name is spelled incorrectly in the article as Keesmat with only one "a".
Bishop Wallace, Chancellor of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad informed the bishops of a proposal to close the school down effective May 31, 2005. He said that the college has been struggling financially for some time and that it had become evident that it could no longer run on a deficit budget. Notice (ending on May 31, 2005) had been given to the staff of the college a year earlier. Bishop Wallace indicated that the college had implemented several strategies in an attempt to enable it to continue operating. Its recent Capital Campaign had been one such venture. He concluded saying. "clearly for financial reasons the college is going to have to fold".
Archbishop Hutchison agreed that it was a difficult situation, and then suggested that it did bring up questions for consideration about theological education. For example, how many colleges are required ? and what programs should be offering ? He said unless those issues were seriously considered there would be other colleges facing the same situation as the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad. The Primate offered his commiseration to Bishop Wallace.
That this House send a message of regret and consolation to Dr. Walter Deller, principal of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, and to staff, students, alumni and friends on the immanent closing of the college. We regret the closing of the college and give thanks for many years of service to the Church." CARRIED Res.#HB-05-04-01
The College is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a financial campaign. Walter Deller explains some of the reasons why the College is in such dire straits financially. Part of Focus on Education Supplement.
The Anglican Journal asked a number of Anglicans from across the country to compare four selections from The New Testament and Psalms: An Inclusive Version to the King James Bible and to the New Revised Standard Version.
Archbishop Morgan as chair of the Agenda Committee, announced that an invitation had been received from Dr. Deller on behalf of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad asking the House of Bishops to meet in Saskatoon during the fall of 2004. The college will be celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2004. He added that the Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre (the retreat centre where the House of Bishops' meetings are generally held), was unavailable (in the fall of 2004).
That cost permitting, the House of Bishops accept the invitation from Dr. Walter Deller on behalf of the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad. CARRIED Res. #HB-03-04-05
Bishop Phillips extended an invitation to the House to meet in the Diocese of Rupert's Land if the invitation from the college of Emmanuel and St. Chad did not work out for some reason.
Writer comments on article "Stepping back from full inclusion of gays and lesbians" in (Focus on Lambeth, September 2008) and Walter Deller's comment that "'the evangelical side is leading us toward another variant of fundamentalist Islam', as well as other pejorative comparisons to fundamentalist Islam. .... Suggesting a moral equivalence between evangelical Anglicans and fundamentalist Muslims was unfortunate, and I'm sure hurtful to Anglican evangelicals".
"Re" 'Theological Reflections (Focus on Lambeth, September 2008). Walter Deller, principal of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, Saskatoon, wrote, 'The evangelical side of Anglicanism is leading us more and more toward a form of Christianity which is simply another variant of fundamentalist Islam'. .... Mr. Deller's comment reveals breath-taking blind ignorance of the nature of Islam and evangelical Christianity. Besides being monotheistic and having written scripture, Islam and Christianity have next to nothing in common".