I am from Stoney Creek, Ontario. I live in Kentville, Nova Scotia, with my wife, Meagan, and five boys. Yes, we have five boys.
By profession, I am Assistant Professor of Theology of Acadia Divinity College. Previously I have served as Pastor of First Baptist Church of Sudbury, the Assistant Chaplain of Thorneloe University at Laurentian University, and I was also part-time faculty there in religious studies and theology.
I did my undergrad and masters degrees at Heritage College and Seminary. I wrote my master’s thesis, entitled, “Trinity and Community: the Postmodern Evangelical Theological Methodology of Stanley J. Grenz.”
I did my Doctor of Theology for University of Toronto, Wycliffe College, in systematic theology, with my dissertation entitled, “The baptist Vision: Narrative Theology and Baptist Identity in the Thought of James Wm. McClendon, Jr.” (the small “b” there is intentional).
This blog is entitled “Friend of Radicals” to encapsulate both my convictions as a Anabaptist/Baptist as well as a Christian thinker willing to listen to other pioneering hearts and minds, who offer great lessons on living the faith in “radical” ways.
You can read my full faith story, entitled “Faith in Fragments” in three parts:
Quite by accident born of e-browsing to find out who said what about the spiritual meanings of the Garden of Eden, I came across yourself Sir. I went to that place where you posted your Article “”Eden: Physical Place or Spiritual State?” written October 9,2015. Even though I’m a “cradle-Catholic, I married a Baptist girl back on December 29, 1962 and so I’m a little familiar with Baptist (Freewill) tenets. But to my point: I think you nailed it with your article about the spiritual nature of the story of Eden … and by extension of the whole megillah, that is the Complete creation and Eternal Life story.
Thank you, Professor Boersma, for your extraordinary sermon on the poem “In Flanders Fields.” In the minutes it took me to read, I had the sensation of hundreds of jigsaw puzzle pieces all snapping into place to create a clear picture–of why that beautiful poem makes me so uneasy; of how Christianity does and should speak to the realities of war and its aftermath; and of so much more. I will be crediting your work and thought in my own sermon this Memorial Day here in the U.S. Many thanks.
Deletable comment. In your outstanding article on the “freedom” convoy in the Baptist global news, you mentioned marshal law. The word is martial, not marshal.
thanks. Looks like that one slipped past the editor and myself.