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Courses

Fall 2019

cclispTH5/714 – Indigenous Theologies and Epistemologies

TH5/714 – Indigenous Theologies and Epistemologies


cclisp  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 2018

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

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


cclisp   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

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

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


cclisp Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

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

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


cclisp   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

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

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


cclisp   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

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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cclisp M. 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


cclisp   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

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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cclisp M. Div.  ISP-THX571 – Religious Pluralism

ISP-THX571 – Religious Pluralism


cclisp   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

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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cclisp M. 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


cclisp   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

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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Spring 2018

cclirscisp IPT5/712 – Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions

IPT5/712 – Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions


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January Interterm 2019

ccl SP513 – Indigneous Spirituality and Christian Faith

SP513 – Indigneous Spirituality and Christian Faith


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Summer 2019

isp M. Div.  ISP-THX1/550 – 21st Century Theology: Modern, Postmodern and Indigenous

ISP-THX1/550 – 21st Century Theology: Modern, Postmodern and Indigenous


isp Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

July 1st-5th 9am-12pm (all) & 2pm-5pm (M.Div only) This course introduces the student to the major theologians and theological movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.  It will include especially the perspective of liberation theologies, including feminist, postmodern, and indigenous, including emerging Pacific/Oceania theologies. Rev. Dr. Randall Furushima, President Emeritus and theology faculty of Pacific . . .

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isp M. Div.  ISP-EDX1/500 – Indigenous Education and Leadership

ISP-EDX1/500 – Indigenous Education and Leadership


isp Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

July 1st-5th 9am-12pm (all) & 2pm-5pm (M.Div only) This course will introduce students to historical and Indigenous perceptions of leadership and education, the effects of colonization and current movements and decolonizing initiatives that promote reconciliation. Dr. Jaqueline Ottman, Anishinaabe (Saulteaux) member of Saskatchewan’s fishing Lake First Nation, serves as the first vice-provost of Indigenous engagement . . .

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isp Cont. Ed.  ISP-SPX101 – Understanding Northwest Culture, Arts and Healing Tools

ISP-SPX101 – Understanding Northwest Culture, Arts and Healing Tools


isp Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

July 1st-5th 2pm-5pm This course will explore the cultural understandings of  the Pacific Northwest First Nations People. Students will learn about regalia history, traditional plants, how to gather cedar and spruce root, and first nations food as a valuable aspect of spiritual awareness and healing. Sessions will also cover medicine wheel teachings, genograms (family mappings . . .

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isp M. Div.  ISP-NTX1/501 – Pauline Texts and Teachings

ISP-NTX1/501 – Pauline Texts and Teachings


isp Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

July 8th-12th 9am-12pm (all) & 2pm-5pm (M.Div only) This course will examine both disputed and undisputed Pauline texts, and place them into conversation with their sociopolitical contexts at the time, and in context of Native/First Nations communities today. We will examine various theological themes and their implications for Native/First Nations ministries. We will pay special . . .

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isp M. Div.  THX1/503 – The Doctrine of Discovery

THX1/503 – The Doctrine of Discovery


isp Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

July 8th-12th 9am-12pm (all) & 2pm-5pm (M.Div only) This course is an exploration of the religious and secular manifestations of a doctrine known as the Doctrine of Discovery, beginning with papal bulls and coming to the 21st century.  Students will explore the theological underpinnings of the doctrine, and follow the doctrine as Christianity made its . . .

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isp Cont. Ed.  ISP- INTX102 – Woven Together: Intercultural Communication and Cultural Humility for Our Intersecting World

ISP- INTX102 – Woven Together: Intercultural Communication and Cultural Humility for Our Intersecting World


isp Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Hyuk Cho

July 8th-12th 2pm-5pm Ever since the dawn of time people have traveled creating cultural intersections that are new and unique.  Some of these intercultural experiences have been beautiful and life giving, while others have been fraught with abuse and exploitation.  This course will explore some of those interactions and provide learners with skills for intercultural . . .

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Spring 2019

ccl TH6/700 – Christology

TH6/700 – Christology


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