Balancing the Past, Present and Future
As the church navigates the complexities of post-Christendom Canada, we know that people are seeing the trends in Canada that point to hopeful futures. We invite you to join this first symposium in the new series Conversations in the Canadian Church as we explore these hopeful themes.
This event aims to explore innovative ideas, cutting-edge research, and actionable strategies for the church.
We look forward to your participation and contribution in helping to shape another meaningful experience together!
Joel Murphy leads the Hub of Trend Research and Analysis of the Futuring Lab of Acadia Divinity College, a project funded through Lilly Endowment’s Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative. Joel has extensive background in research design, community-based research projects, social impact assessment, evidence-based program design, knowledge mobilization and community engagement.
Joel adopts an Engaged Scholar approach to his work and has held various research related roles at St. Francis Xavier University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Acadia University, and the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC).
Joel is a PhD Candidate in Educational Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. He also holds a Master of Arts (Saint Mary’s University) and a Bachelor of Theology (Acadia University). His areas of research interest are: youth development, career education, experiential education, futures studies, and research methodologies.
Joel lives in the Annapolis Valley with his wife Kathleen, their daughter Adley-Jo, and their two English bulldogs (Winnifred and Moose).