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Archie Spencer

Associate Professor of Theology, ACTS Seminaries
BTh (Central Pentecostal College), MDiv (Regent College), ThM (Regent College), ThD (University of Toronto School of Theology)

Archie Spencer is a Regent alumnus who studied under Dr. John Webster for a doctorate in systematic theology focused on the theology of Karl Barth. He is Associate Professor in the John H. Pickford Distinguished Chair of Theology at the Associated Canadian Theological Schools of Trinity Western University, where has taught since 2002. He also served as full-time Visiting Professor in Theology at Regent College in 2015-16. His latest book is The Analogy of Faith:  The Quest for God’s Speakability (InterVarsity Academic, 2015). He is also the author of Clearing a Space for Human Action: Ethical Ontology in the Theology of Karl Barth, as well as numerous articles and reviews. 

Archie is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Karl Barth Society of North America, the Society for the Study of Theology. He is also an ordained minister with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptists in British Columbia/Yukon district. He and his wife Shelley have two children.

Archie has held the position of Associate Professor of Theology at ACTS Seminaries, as well as Visiting Associate Professor of Theology at Regent College and is actively engaged in teaching, presentations, and thesis supervision in the fields of Systematic, Philosophical, Historical and Ecumenical Theology. He has published numerous articles, reviews, and chapters, as well as two books, Clearing a Space for Human Action: Ethical Ontology in the Theology of Karl Barth (Peter Lang Press, 2003) and The Analogy of Faith: The Quest for God’s Speakability (InterVarsity Press, 2015). He is also a member of the American Academic of Religion, the Karl Barth Society of North America, and the Society for the Study of Theology. On the international level, he is respected as a scholar, speaker and theologian, opening an ecumenical dialogue with the Catholic lay movement, “Communion and Liberation”, and the Italian Theologian Luigi Giussani.

In addition to Archie’s academic work, he has remained involved in the church at a variety of levels, taking part in preaching engagements, seminars, and men’s retreats. Archie loves engaging the church as she thinks through her theological and missional mandate. He has been married to Shelley since 1982 and enjoys all sorts of outdoor recreation with his adult children, (Matthew Janisa and son in law Mike) and his beautiful grandchildren. His website and blog is at He can be found on Twitter at @AJSpen.

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