ACTS Seminaries Theology Symposium: The Church’s Ethical Imperative in a COVID Age

Date(s) - March 24, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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The past year was deeply impacted by COVID-19. What ethical obligations does this ongoing challenge imply for the church? Join us as we discuss the theological considerations for this ethical imperative.

Archie Spencer, ThD, will be the presenter with Michael Morelli, PhD, responding. Andrew Krause, PhD, will moderate.

*Zoom link to be provided via email prior to the event.*



Dr. Archie Spencer has developed an international reputation as a scholar, speaker and theologian; including Catholic circles where he has developed an ecumenical dialogue with the lay movement, “Communion and Liberation”, and the Italian Theologian, Luigi Giussani. Archie’s ministry and professional experience includes serving as a pastor in various settings within the Pentecostal and Baptist contexts for over 15 years. While teaching, he has continued to remain active in the local church through various preaching engagements, seminars, men’s retreats. Dr. Spencer loves engaging the church as she thinks through her theological and missional mandate. He can be contacted for speaking engagements through the Speakers’ Bureau.

Michael Morelli is Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor of Theology, Culture & Ethics at Northwest College and Seminary, a member of ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University. He holds a PhD in Theological Ethics from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland and is the author of Theology, Ethics, and Technology in the Work of Jacques Ellul and Paul Virilio: A Nascent Theological Tradition (Lexington Books, forthcoming). He publishes and presents on a variety of topics within the fields of theology, morality, culture, politics, and technology. He has also worked in local church ministry and continues to serve the church in a lay capacity.

Andrew Krause is the Interim Academic Director at ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University. He holds a PhD in Early Judaism & Christian Origins from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Prior to ACTS, he held postdoctoral research positions at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany and Penn State University. He is author of Synagogues in the Works of Flavius Josephus: Rhetoric, Spatiality, and First-Century Jewish Institutions (Brill, 2017), and he is co-editor of Synagogues in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods: Archaeological Finds, New Methods, New Theories(Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020) and Dead Sea Scrolls, Revise and Repeat: New Methods and Perspectives (SBL Press, 2020).He has published in several international journals, including Novum Testamentum, Dead Sea Discoveries, Revue de Qumran, Journal of Ancient Judaism, Henoch, Journal of Ancient History, and Journal of the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting.

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