Together As One Mosaic

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

Minister

 

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

Minister of Christian Nurture

 

churchoffice@allsoulsbangor.com


 

Some guests of the
Pastor Theologians Program:

 

Introduction

 

Daniel M. Bell
Lutheran Theological Southern
Seminary

 

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.