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Research Colloquia

Research Colloquia

Research Colloquia

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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Vancouver School of Theology

6015 Walter Gage Road
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1
Canada

Doctrine of Ministry in the United Church: Design or Default?
Presented by Steven J. Chambers
Wednesday, November 21st, 1-2pm
VST Campus, Room 218

Over the history of the United Church of Canada, ministry leadership has been the subject of much study and some change. What might this continuous reflection and review tell us about this church’s ministry at this time?

Steven Chambers is a retired United Church minister who served congregations in Ontario and British Columbia and the national church in areas relating to ministry leadership and faith formation. A Research Associate at VST, currently studying changes in ministry, he will take up the position of Acting Director of Field Education on January 1.

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7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Thursday, November 22, 2018

Chapel of the Epiphany

6030 Chancellor Boulevard
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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What was it like to be poor in the Roman world, and how did the poor survive? After exploring that question we will survey the Jewish tradition of support for the poor, before examining what difference early Christianity made as it embedded itself among the poor, with an ethos that crossed the normal limits of . . .


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Book Launch Celebration

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1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Thursday, November 29, 2018

Chapel of the Epiphany

6030 Chancellor Boulevard
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Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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VST is celebrating 6 faculty members who have written or contributed to recently published books. Author commentary & readings. Books will be available for purchase or order. The book launch will be held in the lower-level of the Epiphany Chapel.   Books Stephen Farris – So Tell Me a Story: The Art of Storytelling for . . .


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12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Thursday, January 24, 2019

Chapel of the Epiphany

6030 Chancellor Boulevard
The University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
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  Explore with us the themes of the Apostles’ Creed. The creed is the most universal statement of faith, and the proclamation on the main talking points of the Christian church through the centuries. Chapel is held on Thursdays at 12pm, at the Epiphany Chapel. Watch the live-stream here.   The resurrection of the body . . .


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