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

 

 

William Vanden Bosch

William Vanden Bosch

The Rev. Dr. William Vanden Bosch led the October 2011 meeting of the Bangor Pastor Theologians.

Dr. Vanden Bosch is a graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary and earned his D.Min. degree at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Ordained to Christian ministry in 1972, from 1979 until 2010, Dr. Vanden Bosch was pastor of the Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church, a core city congregation founded in 1890, which overcame challenges of decline to became a diverse and multicultural congregation.  When Dr. Vanden Bosch retired in 2010, about 15% of his parish were African American, Hispanic or Asian and the congregation’s median age was 28 years of age.  Dr. Vanden Bosch’s doctoral thesis at Fuller was titled “Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church: A Strategy for Church Growth in a Multicultural Setting”.

Dr. Vanden Bosch has traveled widely in the Near East, in Central America and Africa.  In 2004, he led a retreat for Christian Reformed Ministers in Mexico and in 2011, he taught in the Community Leadership and Development program at Uganda Christian University in Mukono, Uganda.

At the Bangor Pastor Theologian meeting, Dr. Vanden Bosch brought together his pastoral, teaching and missional gifts in Bible study and teaching, and introduced members of the group to the Timothy Leadership Institute of Grand Rapids, MI. 

In 2012, Dr. Vanden Bosch was nearing the completion of an inductive study of the Spirtual Disciplines titled, "At the Lord's Feet: Experiencing Spiritual Disciplines with Jesus in the Gospel of Luke."  This work is scheduled for publication toward the end of 2012.