Vancouver School of Theology

Forming thoughtful, engaged and generous Christian leaders for the church in the 21st century


Rev. Raymond C. Aldred

Educational Background
MDiv 2000 Canadian Theological Seminary
ThD (abd) Wycliffe College at Toronto School of Theology
Area of teaching specialty
Theology: Narrative, Systematic, Indigenous

What makes you passionate about teaching?
To draw out what is within students

What inspires you about teaching at VST specifically?
The opportunity to be involved in the training of clergy for the Church

What kind of student do you love having in your class?
I appreciate all kinds of students, and I want to be in cooperation with them and their community to further their education.

Current academic projects?
Chapter for a book on Soteriology for Eerdmans.

What do you see the future holding for you in your academic profession?
To help make education more accessible to Indigenous communities.

What challenges do students face today that may represent new challenges with respect to changes in practices of education?
The world is always pushing education to be faster, easier, and less expensive, but the development of character takes time, effort and investment. The learning community is trying to engage that tension.

What gives you hope for church?
The hope of the Church is the triune God. God with us, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

What advise or guidance would you give to students thinking about coming to VST?
Come away for a time and lets share our hearts and as we do, we will find that we have all been enriched by the journey.

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