Vancouver School of Theology

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Courses

Summer 2018

cclispCont. Ed.  ISP-PTX112 – The Art of Listening in the Midst of Ministry

ISP-PTX112 – The Art of Listening in the Midst of Ministry


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Eloecea, Ph.D. July 16 – 20 Lecture: 2pm – 4pm Small Group Practice: 4pm – 5pm Hearing involves the physiological ability of the auditory system to receive and understand sounds. Listening is the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process. We will explore the art of listening to self, to the . . .

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cclispCont. Ed.  ISP-PTX150 – Suicide in our Land: A Pastoral Care Resource

ISP-PTX150 – Suicide in our Land: A Pastoral Care Resource


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Debbie Royals and Ginny Doctor July 16 – 20 Lecture: 2pm – 5pm The high rate of suicides in our communities has compelled not only a response but action. The Indigenous Theological Training Institute and the Office of the National Indigenous Anglican Bishop, Anglican Church of Canada collaborated in publishing this resource. Its focus is . . .

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cclispCont. Ed.  ISP-INTX101 – The Humor of Jesus and Our Humanity

ISP-INTX101 – The Humor of Jesus and Our Humanity


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Gary Kush July 16 – 20 Lecture: 2pm – 5pm This course explores the nature and types of humor in society today, the types that Jesus used, examples of His humor and the implications for how we think of ourselves. The subject of Jesus’ humor has been a legitimate subject for scholars for years. There . . .

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cclispCont. Ed.  ISP-SPX115 – Healing & Spirituality: History, Issues & Tools

ISP-SPX115 – Healing & Spirituality: History, Issues & Tools


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Arlene Roberts July 23 – 27 Lecture: 2pm – 5pm This week long session focuses on issues: from residential schools, generational trauma, healing and health to developing tools for your community and family each day students will open each session in a healing circle final day will be Understanding our Matrilineal society: Women & the . . .

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cclispM. Div.  ISP-PTX551 – Indigenous Christian Urban Faith Communities: The Work and Ministry

ISP-PTX551 – Indigenous Christian Urban Faith Communities: The Work and Ministry


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Robert Two Bulls July 16 – 20 Lecture: 9am – 12pm Tutorial: 2pm – 5pm For the last sixty years Indigenous peoples in the U.S. and Canada have relocated from the remnants of their homelands to the urban centers. This movement occurred mainly for economic reasons. And as the people moved to the cities, large . . .

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cclispM. Div.  ISP-HISX500/600 – Re-imagining Faith and Theology through An Indigenous World View

ISP-HISX500/600 – Re-imagining Faith and Theology through An Indigenous World View


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Randy Woodley July 16 – 20 Lecture: 9am – 12pm Tutorial: 2pm – 5pm An examination of North American Indigenous spirituality and worldview in the Jesus Way, as compared to Western colonial Christian perspectives. The course seeks to provide an alternative lens for viewing church history and theology from another paradigm other than Western Christian . . .

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cclispM. Div.  ISP-THX571 – Religious Pluralism

ISP-THX571 – Religious Pluralism


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Laura Duhan-Kaplan July 23 – 27 Lecture: 9am – 12pm Tutorial: 2pm – 5pm Canada today hopes to welcome multiple religious traditions into the public sphere. Indigenous Canadians are re-discovering traditions and confronting a history of oppression. How should Indigenous people and their fellow travellers participate in religious pluralism? Together, we will develop answers as . . .

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cclispM. Div.  ISP-NTX611 – De/Colonizing Jesus: New Testament Colonial and Postcolonial Christology in the Context of the Roman Empire

ISP-NTX611 – De/Colonizing Jesus: New Testament Colonial and Postcolonial Christology in the Context of the Roman Empire


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July 23 – 27 Lecture: 9am – 12pm Tutorial: 2pm – 5pm This course introduces students to first century confession of Jesus in the Roman Empire where Churches lived out their faith in a situation of occupation. At the same time, since First Contact, colonizing powers have often used the New Testament to promote settler . . .

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January Interterm 2019

cclispSP513 – Indigneous Spirituality and Christian Faith

SP513 – Indigneous Spirituality and Christian Faith


cclisp Instructor(s): Rev. Raymond C. Aldred 

Indigenous people take seriously their Indigenous and Christian heritage but room has not always been made for the former by the latter. This course will investigate the historical relationship between the two with the goal of offering possible models for telling the two stories “side by side, until they can be told together.” In an . . .

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Spring 2018

cclirscisp IPT5/712 – Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions

IPT5/712 – Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions


cclirscisp   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan

This course will provide an introduction to sacred scripture and oral narrative in four traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Indigenous Traditions. For each tradition, we will read selected primary and secondary sources in order to consider the content of these sacred teachings, their history and development, techniques of transmission, interpretive practices, and cultural significance. Together, . . .

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Fall 2017

cclirscisp IPI5/700—IIS Integrating Seminar: Valued Wisdoms, New Conversations

IPI5/700—IIS Integrating Seminar: Valued Wisdoms, New Conversations


cclirscisp Instructor(s): Rev. Raymond C. Aldred

This seminar addresses the “inter” in “inter-religious studies.” Together, we will respectfully explore multiple approaches to understanding connections between the beliefs and practices of four world religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Indigenous North American. Approaches may include deep ecumenism, awareness of social complexity, shared study of sacred text, and exploration of shared action on shared . . .

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ccl TH5/714 – Indigenous Theologies and Epistemologies

TH5/714 – Indigenous Theologies and Epistemologies


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Raymond C. Aldred

This course is an exploration of Indigenous ways of knowing and being. The course foci include Indigenous identity, Indigenous ways of teaching,  ceremony and their implication for the practice of theological reflection. The course focuses primarily upon North American Indigenous groups through dialogue, media, assigned reading and an extended retreat. Students will meet for 5 . . .

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Summer 2017

isp M. Div.  NMC – ETHX500 Ethics in Intercultural Context

NMC – ETHX500 Ethics in Intercultural Context


isp   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Tom Berekoff

July 10th to July 14th 9AM-12PM (Lecture) & 2PM-5PM (Tutorial) Rev. Dr. Terry LeBlanc, Mi’kmaq/Acadian; Adjunct professor at Tyndale Seminary, Executive Director of Indigenous Pathways, and founding chair and current Director of the North American Indigenous Institute of Theology (NAIITS). With an inter-cultural approach, this course will address the study of the relationship of Christian . . .

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isp M. Div.  NMC – SPX514 / ELECTIVE Pilgrimage and Indigenous Journey

NMC – SPX514 / ELECTIVE Pilgrimage and Indigenous Journey


isp   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Tom Berekoff

July 17th to July 21st 9AM-12PM (Lecture) & 2PM-5PM (Tutorial) Dr. Matthew Anderson is affiliate assistant professor at the Department of Theological Studies at Concordia University, Montreal and a Fellow of Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability. His research interests include pilgrimage, Indigenous methodologies and pedagogies, and New Testament. Matthew just finished co-editing the book . . .

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isp M. Div.  NMC – PTX650 (Field Education) Ministry in the Midst of Trauma

NMC – PTX650 (Field Education) Ministry in the Midst of Trauma


isp   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Tom Berekoff

July 10th to July 14th 9AM-12PM (Lecture) & 2PM-5PM (Tutorial) Rick and Linda Martin, Sioux Lookout and Cree, are responsible for the development and facilitation of peer counselling and training programs in My People. They also lead workshops and small groups dealing with life’s issues in First Nations communities, issues such as abuse, family crisis, . . .

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isp Cont. Ed.  NMC – THX103 The Doctrine of Discovery, “A Christian Empire,” and the Colonization of a New World

NMC – THX103 The Doctrine of Discovery, “A Christian Empire,” and the Colonization of a New World


isp   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Tom Berekoff

July 10th to July 14th 2PM-5PM Mark Charles, Navajo; A dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant. Founder and Director of 5 Small Loaves, an organization that pursues racial reconciliation, member of the Board of Directors at the Christian Community Development Association, and the Resource Development Specialist for Indigenous Worship at Calvin Institute of . . .

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isp Cont. Ed.  NMC-THX113 Knowing the Creator through creation

NMC-THX113 Knowing the Creator through creation


isp Instructor(s): Tom Berekoff

July 17th to July 21st 2pm-5pm Dr. Cheryl Bear. Bear clan, Nadleh Whut’en, Dakelh First Nation. She is a multi-award winning singer/songwriter who shares stories of Indigenous life—the joy, sorrow, faith, and journey. Cheryl travels to First Nations communities around North America sharing songs of healing and songs to the Creator. She has a doctorate . . .

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