Chair of Canadian Bible Society Joins Carey Theological College
TORONTO, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - The Canadian Bible Society is pleased to announce that Dr. William Brackney, Chair of the Board of Governors, has been appointed to the Pioneer MacDonald Chair of Baptist Theology and Ethics at Carey Theological College.
He will play a critical role to advance Carey’s mission by bringing the highest quality Christian education to its students as he teaches and helps to develop Carey’s graduate programs and resources for the global Church. “I am delighted to welcome Dr. Brackney to Carey’s faculty,” said Dr. Colin Godwin, President of Carey Theological College. “His deep commitment to the church, the Bible, global Christianity and innovative scholarship make him an ideal ‘fit’ at Carey as we continue to engage in our mission to form leaders in Canada and around the world. I am grateful for God’s work in Bill’s life and that his vocation of service and scholarship has led him to Carey.”
Dr. Brackney recently retired from Acadia University’s Faculty of Theology as the Millard R. Cherry Distinguished Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics and was elected Professor Emeritus at Acadia University. A widely published author, he has served as Principal and Professor of the History of Christianity of McMaster Divinity College and Dean of Theology at McMaster University, served on two faculties at Toronto School of Theology, and was Chair of the Department of Religion at Baylor University. Currently he is chair of the Steering Committee for the Interfaith Council of Nova Scotia and the Chair of the Continuing Committee of the Believers Church Conferences. He is an ordained Baptist minister and has served several Baptist congregations in Texas and Nova Scotia. He is currently serving his sixth year as Chair of the CBS Board of Governors building on many years of volunteer service to the Society from Ontario and Nova Scotia.
CBS has been translating, producing, distributing and engaging people with the Bible and Scriptures since 1804. With offices and Bible Stores across Canada, it is proceeding with the establishment of new Bible Centres in five regions. It has also recently embarked on an innovation initiative to interest the broader Christian and secular majority of Canada to find new meaning with the Scriptures.