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East Coast Theology Summer School Events & Simpson Lectures

June 13 - June 15

East Coast Theology Summer School Events & Simpson Lectures Schedule
Beginning with courses in May, the East Coast Theology Summer School will culminate the week of June 13-15 with a series of events on campus and live online: the Simpson Lectures, a celebration of East Coast Theology Volume One, alumni gatherings, continuing education opportunities, and much more!
Tuesday, June 13
1:15pmPastoral Psychology Seminar with Dr. Wanda Malcolm Building a Life of Active Engagement and Rest in Ministry: A Reflection on Mark 6 Share a meal together and celebrate the new academic chair. Lunch will be provided by the Beatty Ryckman Operating EndowmentWatch Seminar
2:45pmPastoral Psychology Seminar with Dr. Glen Berry Self-AwarenessWatch Seminar
7:00pmSimpson Lecture 1 with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
"The Challenge of White Christian Nationalism"
Watch Lecture 1
Wednesday, June 14
10:30amWorship Service with Jonathan Wilson-HartgroveWatch Service
1:15pmMacRae Centre Red Sofa Conversation with Jonathan Wilson-HartgroveWatch Conversation
2:30pmPreaching Seminar with Dr. Stuart Blythe and Dr. Connie Phillipson
"Rhetoric for the Common Good: Preaching with Ethos, Logos, and Pathos"
Watch Seminar
7:00pmSimpson Lecture 2 with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
"The Christian Legacy of Moral Fusion"
Watch Lecture 2
Thursday, June 15
2:00pmLaunch of East Coast Theology: Volume One Panel Discussion on the Church and Public Health
- Dr. Robert Strang
- Dr. Anna Robbins
- Dr. Rebecca Casey
- Dr. Lennett Anderson
Watch Panel Discussion
7:00pmSimpson Lecture 2 with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
"A Public Witness for Our Time"
Watch Lecture 3

Special Guests

Dr. Wanda Malcolm

Wanda Malcolm has recently retired from her position as Professor of Pastoral Psychology at Wycliffe College where her teaching focused on the knowledge and skills essential to forging a sustainable life of faithful ministry. Her emphasis was on the crucial role of self-responsibility, and the importance of ongoing prayerful engagement in practices that replenish spiritual and psychological resilience.   

Dr. Malcolm will be delivering a Pastoral Psychology seminar on Tuesday, June 13th. 

Wanda continues to work as a clinical psychologist and takes joy in being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She and her husband especially enjoy family gatherings at their cottage where kayaking, gardening, crafting, reading fiction, and playing board games are among Wanda’s favorite restorative pastimes. 

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a celebrated spiritual writer and sought-after speaker. A native of North Carolina, he is a graduate of Eastern University and Duke Divinity School.

In 2003, Jonathan and his wife Leah founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless share community with the formerly housed. Jonathan directs the School for Conversion, a popular education center that works to make “surprising friendships possible.” He is also an Associate Minister at the historically black Saint John’s Missionary Baptist Church.

Jonathan will be delivering the 2023 Simpson Lectures.

Dr. Robert Strang

Robert began his career in Nova Scotia’s healthcare system in 1999 as the Medical Officer of Health for the Capital District Health Authority. He joined the Government of Nova Scotia in 2007 as the acting Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health of the Department of Health Promotion and Protection before becoming Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Dr. Strang will participate in a panel discussion on the church and public health as part of our East Coast Theology Volume One launch event. 


June 13
June 15


Acadia Divinity College


Acadia Divinity College
38 Highland Ave
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R6 Canada
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