Announcing New Centre of Excellence

Acadia Divinity College (ADC) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Centre of Excellence:

Andrew D. MacRae Centre for Christian Faith and Culture

The Centre for Christian Faith and Culture is named for Andrew D. MacRae, in honour of the 4th Principal of Acadia Divinity College and recognition of his global impact and commitment to evangelism and mission.

The Andrew D. MacRae Centre for Christian Faith and Culture will be ADC’s focus for helping students and the wider church engage with people and issues in meaningful, thoughtful, relevant, and transformative ways.

Now, more than ever, the church needs to respond to an ever-changing world,” said Dr. Harry Gardner, President of ADC and Dean of Theology of Acadia University. “The Andrew D. MacRae Centre for Christian Faith and Culture will be an integral part of the work of Acadia Divinity College equipping students and church leaders to think deeply on matters of faith and witness.


New Director

Dr. Anna Robbins will serve as the new director of the Centre. “Dr. Andrew MacRae’s greatest desire is for people to know Christ. I am excited to further the work he has begun by helping our churches and leaders learn to engage our culture well,” said Dr. Robbins, Associate Professor of Theology, Culture and Ethics.  “Through new courses, degree specializations, resources, and research, the Andrew D. MacRae Centre for Christian Faith and Culture will be a powerful avenue for Christians to engage the world, and the world to engage Christian life and thought.


Celebration Details

The formal launch of the Centre is scheduled during the 2016 Simpson Lectures at Acadia Divinity College.  The ceremony will take place on:

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Sheldon L. Fountain Learning Commons

A reception to celebrate the launch will follow the evening lecture given by Dr. Robbins.
All are welcome to attend.

Announcement and lecture available by Live Stream.  To access the Live Stream, please register at http://www.acadiadiv.ca/simpson