Season 2: Episode 7 | Where Scripture Comes Alive with Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes

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Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes | Guest

Yorkminster Park Baptist Church

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Rev. Dr. Andrew Stirling | Interviewer

Canadian Bible Society

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Today’s guest is Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes who has served on the ministry team of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church since 1995 and as the Minister of the Congregation since 2001.

Recorded earlier this year as part of a series entitled The Word for Life: When Scripture Comes Alive, this episode is a conversation between Peter and Rev. Dr. Andrew Stirling, who you may recognize from previous episodes of Scripture Untangled.

Listen to Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes as he reflects on his formative years growing up in the manse, pastoring to his congregation and how the Bible is an invitation into a deeper relationship with God, the Creator and the artist.

Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes

Rev. Dr. Peter Holmes spent most of his formative years in Victoria, British Columbia, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria. Peter graduated from Wycliffe College with a Master of Divinity degree. Upon ordination he served churches in both Toronto and Montreal before his call to Yorkminster Park. Peter completed his doctoral studies at Acadia Divinity College and Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

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Rev. Dr. Andrew Stirling

Reverend Doctor Andrew Stirling was the Senior Minister of Timothy Eaton Memorial United Church in Toronto, one of Canada’s largest United Church congregations and was responsible for leadership and administration at Timothy Eaton from 1998 until his more recent retirement. Overseeing staff, providing visionary leadership, acting as the public representative of over 1,500 members and managing a dynamic and ever-evolving ministry to the city of Toronto and beyond.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Law from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, a Master of Divinity from the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax, Nova Scotia and a Doctor of Ministry in preaching from Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, Nova Scotia. In 2008, Wycliffe College, Toronto, recognized his contribution to preaching with an honorary Doctor of Divinity.

Andrew is now also the Ambassador for the Canadian Bible Society building relationships with churches, academic institutions and individuals across Canada.

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