Richard Topping

President, Vancouver School of Theology

The Rev. Dr. Richard Topping is the president of Vancouver School of Theology and holds the St. Andrew’s Hall Chair in Studies in the Reformed Tradition. Prior to that, he served churches in Muskoka, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec, and taught at Presbyterian College in the Montreal School of Theology at McGill University.

He earned a master’s degree from St. Michael’s University in the Toronto School of Theology and a Ph.D. from Wycliffe College. He has written or co-authored documents for the Presbyterian Church in Canada, a monograph called “Revelation, Scripture and Church” and a faculty collection of essays, “Before Theological Study.” He also co-edited a collection of essays for the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin called “Calvin@500: Theology, History and Practice.”

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Louisville Institute now accepting 2024 program applications

The Louisville Institute is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2024 grant and fellowship funding season.

Since 1990, LI has funded more than 2,700 grants and fellowships totaling $57.7 million to those who lead and study North American religious institutions, practices and movement. Their grantees and fellows include pastoral leaders, researchers, early career and seasoned scholars and many others in the United States and Canada whose work resonates with LI’s mission to bridge church and academy.

There are seven funding opportunities available for 2024.

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