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Knox College welcomes Stephen Farris as Visiting Professor of Preaching

Stephen FarrisPrincipal John Vissers is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Stephen Farris has been appointed Visiting Professor of Preaching effective July 1, 2018.  

Dr. Farris retired in 2016 as Dean of St. Andrew’s Hall and Professor of Homiletics at the Vancouver School of Theology. He has served the church in many roles, including as Moderator of the 140th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, President of the Academy of Homiletics, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches.

Stephen is the author of several books and many articles on preaching, theology, and biblical studies, including Preaching That Matters: The Bible and Our Lives. He is married to Patty, a retired school principal, and has two sons and two grandchildren.

Dr. Farris returns to Knox College where he served as Professor of Preaching and Worship from 1986 to 2003. In his role as Visiting Professor of Preaching, Dr. Farris will teach and supervise students in the graduate degree programs (M.A., Th.M., D.Min., and Ph.D.) at Knox College and the Toronto School of Theology. In Fall 2018 he is offering a course called “Preaching Luke-Acts.”

Dr. Farris joins Dr. Sarah Travis and Dr. Emily Bisset, who teach preaching at Knox College, and Past Principal J. Dorcas Gordon, who now serves as Interim Director of the Toronto School of Theology and continues to advise and supervise graduate students. 

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Congratulations, Prof. Acolatse!

Congratulations to the Rev. Dr. Esther Acolatse, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Intercultural Studies at Knox College! Dr. Acolatse was granted tenure at the 144th General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. 

Professor Acolatse began on the Knox College faculty on July 1, 2017. Learn more about Professor Acolatse here.

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