The Rev. Dr. John Stafford was the Dean of Theology and Chaplain at St. John’s College at the University of Manitoba for 16 years. He was also Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Providence University College in Otterburne, Manitoba. He is an ordained Anglican clergyman who has served in various parishes in Manitoba.
John’s PhD is from the University of Manitoba. His doctoral thesis examined Richard Hooker’s Doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
John has a taught a wide range of biblical courses with particular interest in hermeneutics, Old Testament theology, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Old Testament Wisdom literature, Apocalyptic literature, Johannine theology, and homiletics. His scholarly articles focus on the thought of Richard Hooker, the Chronicler’s theology, John’s Gospel, and Paul’s use of the Psalms.
Since retirement in 2017, John finds himself busy with grandchildren, writing and teaching, preaching, fishing, hiking, and generally being busier than ever. He especially enjoys working with students and inquiring minds and has a special concern for evangelism and preaching.