Together As One Mosaic

Rev. James L. Haddix, Ph.D.,



Rev. Renee U. Garrett, M.Div.,

Minister of Christian Nurture


Some guests of the
Pastor Theologians Program:




Daniel M. Bell
Lutheran Theological Southern


William P. Brown
Columbia Theological Seminary


Jason Byassee
Duke Divinity School


Scott Cairns
University of Missouri


Kenneth Carter


Ellen T. Charry
Princeton Theological Seminary


John Chryssavgis


Gabriel Fackre
Andover Newton Theological School, Emeritus


Richard L. Floyd


Catherine Gunsulas Gonzalez
Columbia Theological Seminary


Scott J. Hafemann
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe
Minister, First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, Connecticut


Leander Harding


Gordon L. Isaac
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


Robert W. Jenson


Cheryl Bridges Johns
Church of God Theological Seminary
Cleveland, Tennessee


Walter C. Kaiser
President Emeritus, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


Peter John Kreeft
Boston College


Peter J. Leithart
New St. Andrew’s College


Frederica Mathewes-Green


Sean M. McDonough
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary


David Mills
Cedarville College


Stephen J. Nichols
Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School


Cornelius Plantinga


Robert Sherman
Bangor Theological Seminary


Max L. Stackhouse
Princeton Theological Seminary, Emeritus


Robert A. Strong, CFA
University of Maine


Scott W. Sunquist
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary


Marianne Meye Thompson
Fuller School of Theology


William Vanden Bosch


Stephen H. Webb
Wabash College


G. Bruce Wiersma
University of Maine


Ralph C. Wood
Baylor University



Rev. Dr. Leander Harding

Leander Harding

The Rev. Dr. Leander Harding led the February 2012 meeting of the Pastor Theologians of Bangor. 

Dr. Harding graduated from Andover Newton Theological School and completed his Ph.D. at Boston College. 

     From 1979 to 1984, Dr. Harding was Vicar of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Mars Hill, Maine.  He also served the Church of the Good Shepherd in Houlton while its Rector was on Sabbatical.  He has a good working knowledge of Maine and of small churches.

     From 1984-89, he was Rector of the Church of Our Saviour in Arlington, Massachusetts.  After that, and until 2005, he was Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Stamford, CT.  His long experience as a parish priest gives him a deep knowledge of the needs of pastors and of the shape of pastoral theology as seen from the parish.  Dr. Harding was a member of the Pastor-Theologian Program of the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton.  He has served at Chaplain at the Merely Anglican conferences.  His home Diocese is the Diocese of South Carolina.

     His life experience includes work in the construction trades, commercial agriculture, wood harvesting and agriculture related business.  He raised sheep in Maine and he was known at Andover Newton Theological School as “the guy who has the sheep dogs”!  Dr. Harding is also a blues harmonica player.

          Dr. Harding has written a number of books.  His latest is In the Breaking of the Bread: a User's Guide to a Service of Holy Communion in the Anglican Tradition.