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Downey Lectureships



With deep regret, the 2023 Downey Lecture Series has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and do hope you will join us for the 2024 Downey Lectureship


Downey Lectureship

Murray W. Downey was a founding member of the faculty of the Canadian Bible College in 1941 and taught there for 31 years. An Academic Dean for six years, he was also Director of Christian Service for 30 years. In 1982, the Canadian Theological Seminary along with the Canadian Bible College established the Murray W. Downey Chair of Evangelism. The Downey Endowment and Scholarship Fund and Lectureship Series honours Mr. Downey’s service, passion, and commitment, and assists future M.Div. students.


Watch Past Downey Lectures:

(2022) Reframing Salvation | Featured Speaker: Dr. Willie Jennings
(2021) Creation: Sacred Stories of a Sacred Land | Featured Speaker: Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred
(2020) "Strange Religion: Why the First Christians Were Weird, Dangerous and Attractive" | Featured Speaker: Dr. Nijay Gupta
(2019) Scars Across Humanity: Understanding and Overcoming Violence Against Women | Featured Speaker: Dr. Elaine Storkey
(2017) Living Into God's Story | Featured Speaker: Dr. Ruth Padilla DeBorst
(2016) Rev. Dr. Chris Wright
(2015) Dr. Amos Yongs
(2011) Dr. David Fitch