We are thrilled to share more details for our East Coast Theology Summer School, taking place at Acadia Divinity College summer 2023.
Beginning with intensive courses in May, the East Coast Theology Summer School will culminate the week of June 13-15 with a series of special events: the Simpson Lectures, a celebration of East Coast Theology Volume One, alumni gatherings, and continuing education opportunities.
Mark your calendar, save the dates, and keep an eye on our website for details on how to register.
What is East Coast Theology?
East Coast Theology is a Theological Expression
Through the sharing of ideas, engaging with churches, and deepening our scholarship in this place we call home, we will write theology for this place and this time. This theological expression will discover what is unique about this place, allowing God to speak through His Word to where we are and what we’re doing here today.
East Coast Theology is a Summer School
Events, seminars, and continuing education opportunities will engage issues that are important to Atlantic Canadians as we develop accessible theological reflection on what matters to us here. The Summer School will take a localized approach in training church leaders to express a Christian voice that is engaged with the world as we see it.
East Coast Theology is a Publishing Project
Volume One is called ‘Pandemic, Public Health, and the People of God’ and will be a timely resource for anyone interested in how the church can be involved in public health. This volume arose in part out of the desire of Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of Nova Scotia, to partner with the church and his heart for Christians to serve their own communities. Our professors will write the chapters, and Dr. Strang will write the foreword and afterword.
East Coast Theology is about what God’s Word is saying through our voice, our heartbeat, for our time.
Jesus walks here through Mi’kma’ki and Africville, on the waters of the Bay of Fundy and in the mountains of Gros Morne. We follow him with the scent of salt on our clothes and earth on our fingers; through the pine forests of Miramichi and the bustling streets of Halifax. Jesus walks here. We follow him here. The Bible speaks to our experiences and nurtures our faith. Today we recognise that there is an Atlantic Canadian Voice that can engage the important issues here,
where sea meets land and sky.
Tuesday, June 13
|Daytime (TBC)||Pastoral Psychology Seminar 1||Acadia Divinity College & Livestream|
|12:00pm||Lunch||Acadia Divinity College|
|2:00pm||Pastoral Psychology Seminar 2||Acadia Divinity College & Livestream|
|3:00pm||Pastoral Psychology Seminar 3||Acadia Divinity College & Livestream|
|7:00pm||Simpson Lecture 1 with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove|
“The Challenge of White Christian Nationalism”
Wednesday, June 14
|10:30am||Worship Service with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove||Fountain Commons|
|11:30am||Friends & Alumni Brunch||Fountain Commons|
|2:30pm||MacRae Centre Red Sofa Conversation with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove||TBC|
|7:00pm||Simpson Lecture 2 with Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove|
“The Christian Legacy of Moral Fusion”
|Following the Simpson Lecture||East Coast Kitchen Party||KCIC Gardens|
Thursday, June 15
|9:30am||Seminar with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove (Doctor of Ministry Students only)||Acadia Divinity College|
|2:00pm||Launch of East Coast Theology: Volume One with Dr. Robert Strang & Panel Discussion on the Church and Public Health||Fountain Commons & Livestream|
|3:30pm||East Coast Theology Volume One Seminar with ADC Faculty||Acadia Divinity College & Livestream|
|5:00pm||East Coast Theology: Volume One Celebration & BBQ||Acadia Divinity College|
|7:00pm||Simpson Lecture 3 with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove|
“A Public Witness For Our Time”