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Arch Wong, PhD

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Professor of Practical Theology
Associate Director, Flourishing Congregations Institute
Cross Appointment, School of Education
Phone number
(403) 410-2909
Email Address


Teaching and Research Interests

Arch’s current research is in the areas of discipleship/spiritual and character formation, pastoral care, congregational studies, flourishing congregations, pastoral and teacher well-being, qualitative and quantitative research methodologies for practical theology and education, and western/Indigenous/Asian epistemologies. Arch is big sports fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and an avid road cyclist.


PhD (University of Regina)
DMin (Fuller Theological Seminary)
STM (Regis College, University of Toronto)
MDiv (McMaster Divinity College)
BA (McMaster University)

Signature Courses

  • ED 501 Teaching and Learning
  • SCMP 600 An Application of Curriculum Contexts: Teachers and Teaching
  • SCMP 700 Synthesis of Schools and Classrooms: Society and Cultures
  • PT 710 Ministry Values and Practice

Select Publications

Signs of Life: Catholic, Mainline, and Conservative Protestant Congregations in Canada with Joel Thiessen, Bill McAlpine and Keith Walker (Tyndale Academic Press, 2021)
A Preliminary look at Flourishing Congregations in Canada: What Church Leaders are Saying Canada with Joel Thiessen, Bill McAlpine and Keith Walker, eds. (Turning Point Global, 2017)
“What Might A Practical Theological Reflection on Religious Freedom and Social Engagement Look Like in Light of a Resurgence of Islamization in Malaysia?” with Chee Keen
Are you listening? The relevance of what pastoral/denominational leaders and theological educators are saying about preparing leaders for ministry. Practical Theology, 12:4, 415-432.
What is a flourishing congregation? Leader perceptions, definitions, and experiences. Review of Religious Research, 61:1, 13-37.
Pedagogy of the spirit: Comparing evangelical and latter day saint youth self-reported In-class spiritual experiences. Religious Education, 112:5, 569-584.
Considering reflection from the student perspective in higher education. Sage Open, 1-9.
Paradigms of theory and practice in teacher and theological education. British Journal of Educational Studies, 64:3, 295-313.