Key conversations for pastors and church leaders.

What is the Pastor
Professor Exchange?

The Pastor Professor Exchange was created in 2018 as a way to connect churches to Redeemer University. We wanted to create a space for meaningful dialogue on campus and provide the opportunity for pastors and church leaders to hear from exceptional Christian scholars on relevant topics for the church today.

“The Pastor Professor Exchange takes me back to the days when I was in the classroom, but without the pressure! These events afford a wonderful opportunity to be blessed by professors who can share from their discipline while connecting with my ministry in a real way. And it's always great to spend time with my colleagues while be hosted so graciously by the staff at Redeemer University.”

Rev. Rita Klein-Geltink


Grace Church, Cobourg, ON

“It's been wonderful for me as a local pastor to access the tremendous resources of the Redeemer faculty who are current with, and theologically reflective about, recent scholarship in various disciplines. The culture is shifting rapidly and church leaders need help interpreting the changes.”

Bill DeJong


Blessings Christian Church, Hamilton, ON

“I have enjoyed meeting other pastors in the area at Pastor Professor Exchanges. The table conversations have been interesting. Of the several events I have attended the presentation by Kevin Flatt, Associate Professor of History, had me riveted. Anytime we can all laugh at jokes about our particular denominational foibles I feel more balanced!”

Pastor Jan Mutter

Family Life Pastor

Philpott Church, Hamilton, ON

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Past Events

Reading History: Recovering Lost Tools in the Modern World

April 25, 2023  
Speaker: Dr. Michael Haykin

Can church history still impact the way we lead churches in the present? The Enlightenment critique of tradition called into question the value of...

Articulating Theological Truths to a Changing World

November 8, 2022   12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Joustra

Unfortunately, the speaker for this event has been cancelled due to illness. However, there will still be a planned meal for registered in-person...

How to Better Engage Persons With Contentious Differences

April 27, 2022   12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Given the level of divisiveness in today’s society, it will come as no surprise that people, including Christians, struggle in one-on-one and...

The Religious Problem with Religious Freedom: Where Are We Now?

November 17, 2021   12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World, Fareed Zakaria argues that the pandemic hasn’t introduced many new trends, but it has intensified...

Pastor Professor Exchange – Reading Judges for the 21st Century

February 26, 2020   12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. David Beldman

It’s easy for Christians to ignore the Book of Judges. It contains bizarre stories, violence and extreme behaviour by modern standards. What...

Pastor Professor Exchange – Fall 2019

October 16, 2019   12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. James R. Vanderwoerd

“Sex After the Revolution: Called to be Faithfully Comprehensible” Presented by: Dr. James R. Vanderwoerd The sexual revolution has made...

Pastor Professor Exchange – Winter 2019

February 26, 2019   11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Marie Good

Join us for Faith and Well-Being, the latest talk in Redeemer’s Pastor Professor Exchange series. Each event begins over lunch, with one of...

Pastor Professor Exchange – Fall 2018

October 16, 2018   12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Flatt

October 16, 2018 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Kevin Flatt Title: “A Century of Change: Canada’s Protestant Churches in the Twentieth...

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