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Summer 2017

cclTH5/713 – Governmental Oppression and Ecclesial Resistance

TH5/713 – Governmental Oppression and Ecclesial Resistance


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July 3-7, 2017, 9am-12pm The course will address what Bonhoeffer called “putting a spoke in the wheel” of a tyrannical state’s politics vis-a-vis targeted groups of people. The resistance deeply rooted in Christian discipleship that characterized the church-struggles in Nazi Germany and Apartheid South Africa will be discussed and serve as ways of illustrating “theology . . .

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cclIPS/SP5/711 – “…with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny…”: Thomas Merton’s Travels in Eastern Religions

IPS/SP5/711 – “…with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny…”: Thomas Merton’s Travels in Eastern Religions


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July 3-7, 2017: 9am-12pm After introducing Merton’s life and thought, we shall survey the chronology and extent of his interest in Eastern religions. We will touch on Hinduism and Taoism, but our focus will be Buddhism, exploring what Merton did and did not know about its traditions and how it influenced his aesthetics, his prayer . . .

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cclPT5/723 – Re-Imagining Ministry with Children and Youth

PT5/723 – Re-Imagining Ministry with Children and Youth


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July 3-7, 2017: 9am-12pm This course will explore the spiritual, theology, and practices surrounding holistic faith formation with children and youth. By diving deep into the purposes, goals, and presuppositions we carry with us into our experiences of ministry, students will learn about and generate best practices for walking alongside young people on the adventure . . .

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cclPT5/724 – Going Deeper/Reaching Wider

PT5/724 – Going Deeper/Reaching Wider


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July 3-7, 2017: 2-5pm Which is it, going deeper into the great treasure house of Christian faith, theology and practices or reaching wider into an increasingly diverse and pluralistic world? How about both? The theme we will explore and flesh out in this week is the Going Deeper into our faith and its rich tradition . . .

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cclSP111C – The Art of Holy Listening: Contemplation and Accompaniment

SP111C – The Art of Holy Listening: Contemplation and Accompaniment


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Thursday – Saturday July 6-8, 2017: Thurs 7-9pm; Fri 9-4; Sat 9-4 The desire of contemplatives – to discern and be attuned to the movement of Spirit – shapes their way of being in the world. Contemplatives come alongside as soul friends, intentionally holding space for others to be ever more attuned to the movement . . .

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cclPT5/725 – Sacred Dying: Pastoral Care, End of Life, and the 21st Century

PT5/725 – Sacred Dying: Pastoral Care, End of Life, and the 21st Century


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July 10-14, 2017: 9am-12pm How do we, as people of faith, offer pastoral care for our dying in a complicated 21st Century? How we die is changing. While people are living longer, they struggle with cancer, dementia, and caregiving for loved ones. Serious illness is managed over months and sometimes years, so that prolonged death . . .

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cclPT526 – The Unfolding of Christian Community in the 21st Century

PT526 – The Unfolding of Christian Community in the 21st Century


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July 10-14, 2017: 9am-12pm If you want to design Christian ministry for the new world that is rapidly emerging around us this course is for you. Utilizing Spiral Dynamics as a means of framing the current changes in North American culture, this class will offer church leaders a clear vision of what’s coming next, so . . .

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cclTH5/721 – New Christian Reformers and the Jews

TH5/721 – New Christian Reformers and the Jews


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July 10-14, 2017: 2-5pm A Jewish philosopher teaches about a collection of contemporary Christian theologians (Lindbeck, Hauerwas and 5 more) who renew and refine Reformation doctrines in surprising ways. Students will be invited to read a variety of engaging excerpts from each of these theologians and then to reflect on questions like these: Why does . . .

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cclSP/TH5/712 – Practicing God’s Presence: A Theology of Prayer

SP/TH5/712 – Practicing God’s Presence: A Theology of Prayer


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Mon-Wed, July 17-19, 2017:  9am-3pm daily “Prayer… is a special case of the more general relationship between God and the world. In prayer, we self-consciously make ourselves aware of God’s presence – listening for the voice of God in calling us to realize our possibilities for the greater well-being, and offering our prayers to God, . . .

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cclHOM5/715 – Preaching: Igniting the Heart or Losing the Will to Live?

HOM5/715 – Preaching: Igniting the Heart or Losing the Will to Live?


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August 11-14, 2017 Have you ever wondered to yourself ‘Is the sermon still relevant?’ ‘Why am I doing this? ‘Is it even connecting?’ In this conference we will look at these issues, consider the relationship between preaching and imagination, reflect on preaching as art form, and explore the connections between preaching and comedy. We will . . .

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Previous Terms

January Interterm 2016

ccl HB611 – Prophecy in Ancient Israel

HB611 – Prophecy in Ancient Israel


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls

A chronological survey of the Hebrew Bible prophets, this course will emphasize the interplay between the prophets’ contexts and their message and theology. How Biblical texts can be appropriately related to contemporary contexts and issues will also be discussed. A variety of pedagogical methods will be used in class to provide students an opportunity to . . .

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ccl DS521 – UCC Education, Culture, Identity and Ministry in the Postcolonial World

DS521 – UCC Education, Culture, Identity and Ministry in the Postcolonial World


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. HyeRan Kim-Cragg

This course equips students to be educated leaders in the United Church of Canada and the other Christian communities in Canada. It invites students to map out Christianity and ethnicity in Canada, explore biblical stories taken from postcolonial approaches and articulate the issues that are central and critical to faith formation in intercultural congregational ministries.

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Summer 2016

cclirsc IPI5/715 – Religions and the Other

IPI5/715 – Religions and the Other


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

Format:  Attendance at the Inter-religious Studies Conference, “Encountering the Other” on May 15 (evening), May 16 (day and evening), May 17 (day), for a total of 20 hours, plus one pre-conference class session, (May 6) and one post-conference class session (May 27) for a total of 10 hours. This course offers an opportunity to receive . . .

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ccl The Talmudic Apocalypse and Christology

The Talmudic Apocalypse and Christology


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Course Dates: July 4-8 In this course we will be looking at a few pages of the Talmud that are filled with material that is parallel to early apocalyptic texts that are related to the New Testament. We will be thinking about the interrelations of early Jewish and early Christian thought.​ Dr. Daniel Boyarin is the Hermann . . .

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ccl Preaching like a Christian: approaching the Psalms as Christian Scripture

Preaching like a Christian: approaching the Psalms as Christian Scripture


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Course Dates: July 4-8 Is Jesus present in the psalms? If so, how? How do we read the psalms Christologically without falling prey to supersessionism? And how do we preach them for the sake of the church’s flourishing? The Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee holds the Butler Chair in Homiletics and Biblical Hermeneutics at VST. He . . .

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cclirsc Kabbalah: A Jewish Theology

Kabbalah: A Jewish Theology


cclirsc   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Course Dates: July 4-8 Kabbalah (“received tradition”) is a metaphorical tapestry of Jewish texts, practices, and ideas that invite deep spiritual and theological reflection. Together, we will enter this tapestry, following the shape of its historical development. Using primary and secondary texts along with reflective experiences, we will explore kabbalistic interpretations of creation, God’s nature, . . .

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ccl Bodyshaping: How Scripture Forms Missional Communities

Bodyshaping: How Scripture Forms Missional Communities


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): The Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Paul

Course Dates: July 4-8 How do you shape (or re-shape) a “missional” church so that the “Body of Christ” can be more actively engaged with the world? This course explores why and how a missional hermeneutic—a mode of reading and interpreting the Bible—can be used to empower fruitful Christian witness and engagement with our culture, . . .

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ccl Thomas Merton and the Way of Mercy

Thomas Merton and the Way of Mercy


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Class Dates: July 7-9 – Thurs 2-3:30, Fri 9-4, Sat 9-4 The theme of mercy will serve as a lens through which we view Merton’s life and writings and consider how his experience of the God of mercy informed his spirituality, his witness to justice and non-violence, and his call to unity though dialogue and . . .

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ccl Who Says You Haven’t Got a Prayer? The Lord’s Prayer

Who Says You Haven’t Got a Prayer? The Lord’s Prayer


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Richard Topping

Course Dates: July 11-15 This course will introduce students to historic and contemporary interpretations of the Lord’s Prayer. The course is an exercise in the “communion of the saints” as students learn to pray with the church following the model of prayer taught to disciples of Jesus Christ. Particular attention will be paid to how . . .

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ccl Who Says You Haven’t Got a Prayer? The Lord's Prayer

Who Says You Haven’t Got a Prayer? The Lord's Prayer


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Richard Topping

Course Dates: July 11-15 This course will introduce students to historic and contemporary interpretations of the Lord’s Prayer. The course is an exercise in the “communion of the saints” as students learn to pray with the church following the model of prayer taught to disciples of Jesus Christ. Particular attention will be paid to how . . .

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cclirsc Understanding Islam: Scripture, Theology, Law and Ethics

Understanding Islam: Scripture, Theology, Law and Ethics


cclirsc   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Course Dates: July 11-15 This course provides basic knowledge of Islam, one of the three major Abrahamic faiths, with particular emphasis on key points about Islamic laws, theology, ethics and scripture. Dr. Syed Nasir Zaidi has a Ph.D in Islamic Philosophy and Theology. Currently he serves as a Muslim Chaplain at UBC; Religious Consultant at . . .

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ccl Ecotheology and the Spirit

Ecotheology and the Spirit


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Course Dates: July 11-15 An eco-theologian is someone who presents ideas and possibilities — lures for feeling and understanding — aimed at helping people live kindly with one another, gently with animals, and lightly on the earth, for the sake of individual happiness and the entire community of life, in an age of global climate . . .

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ccl Hardwiring Faith Maturity in Children and Youth

Hardwiring Faith Maturity in Children and Youth


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Course Dates: July 11-15   During this course we will explore the spiritual lives of children and youth, practice different teaching methods that lead to greater understanding of faith, and analyze different resources designed for ministry with believers ages 0-18. This will done through lecture, discussion, media, and most importantly through course participants sharing of . . .

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Spring 2016

ccl Cont. Ed.  January 8 – 10: Theology for Non-Theologians

January 8 – 10: Theology for Non-Theologians


ccl Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Richard Topping

In the long conversation that is the Christian tradition similar topics keep coming up – creation, God, Christ, Spirit, Church and hope are among the most important. We will join this exchange over a couple of days to listen to what has been said on these themes and to join the discussion. Finally we will . . .

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ccl Cont. Ed.  January 15 – 17: Reading the New Testament as Though Your Life Depended On It

January 15 – 17: Reading the New Testament as Though Your Life Depended On It


ccl Instructor(s): Dr. Harry O. Maier

The course will explore the New Testament claims on our lives under three headings: the Kingdom of God, the cross and resurrection, and a life that abides in God. In each case we will explore the claim being made upon us as God’s people and how God invites us to fullness of life. Required Readings . . .

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ccl Cont. Ed.  January 22 – 24: New Eyes for Reading the Old Testament

January 22 – 24: New Eyes for Reading the Old Testament


ccl Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls

This introductory workshop will help participants understand the insights and beauty found in the Hebrew Scriptures/Old Testament. Background information and resources will allow a hands-on learning experience using a variety of Hebrew Bible passages so that we can hear the many ways God’s people have witnessed about God and our human relation to God. Required . . .

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ccl Cont. Ed.  January 29 – 31: How Then Shall We Live?

January 29 – 31: How Then Shall We Live?


ccl Instructor(s): Rev. Janet Gear

Asking this question inevitably pulls us into the heart of Christianity – the living of it. Is Christian life about prayer and contemplation or about acts of justice and right relations? Wisdom teaches that these paths are not two, but one. We’ll explore the teaching and practice of this path, discovering that spiritual work is . . .

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ccl Cont. Ed.  March 4-5: What Does it Mean to be Anglican in our Context?

March 4-5: What Does it Mean to be Anglican in our Context?


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ccl LS/SP504 – Anglican Retreat: Eucharist

LS/SP504 – Anglican Retreat: Eucharist


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Grant Rodgers

Participants will experience a live-in retreat, with time for solitude, silence and contemplative reflection, as well as observing a discipline of corporate prayer, study and community life.  In this Retreat, we will meet together for instruction and discussion to explore the history and content of the Eucharist in order to understand its place at the . . .

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cclirscisc IPT/C5/712 – Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions

IPT/C5/712 – Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions


cclirscisc   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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cclirscisc IPT/C5/712 – Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions

IPT/C5/712 – Sacred Texts & Oral Traditions


cclirscisc   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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ccl TH6/750 – Reformed Theology in the 19th/20th Centuries

TH6/750 – Reformed Theology in the 19th/20th Centuries


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Richard Topping

This course is designed to acquaint students with the evolving theological expression of the Reformed tradition in its 19th and 20th century embodiments as it responds and interacts with modernity and post-modernity in an increasingly non-western context. This will involve examination of Reformed doctrine as it finds expression in major figures, schools and movements throughout . . .

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ccl ED500 – Education and Ministry in Intercultural Contexts

ED500 – Education and Ministry in Intercultural Contexts


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Roberta Clare

Education takes place in many forms as we practice the art and skill of pastoral and public leadership in intercultural contexts. In this course, students examine the theoretical foundations of adult education including faith and human development, transformative learning theory, and intercultural communication. The course models action-reflection models of teaching and learning. Students will acquire . . .

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ccl TH856 – Re-Imagining God and the World

TH856 – Re-Imagining God and the World


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Dr. Sallie McFague

This course will reflect on the question of God in a time of crisis due to climate change and human poverty. It will consider divine transcendence and immanence in the writings of postmodern theologians and philosophers who are questioning supernatural understandings of God as well as privileged views of human beings. Thus, we will read . . .

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ccl NT6/741 – The Book of Revelation

NT6/741 – The Book of Revelation


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Dr. Harry O. Maier

This course leads students through a close reading of the Book of Revelation to uncover its meaning in its socio-historical context and to explore its various interpretations both in critical scholarship and in popular culture. It introduces students to Revelation as an example of an ancient genre of literature and considers its enduring relevance to . . .

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ccl HOM5/710 – Communication: Writing as a Christian Practice

HOM5/710 – Communication: Writing as a Christian Practice


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee

One of the key roles of a leader of any organization is to define reality. What is going on? Where is God? Who are we called to be? And how do Christians, as those who worship and feast on the incarnate Word, write their own words with passion and care? The course will deal with . . .

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ccl HIS/PT5/714 – Leadership in the Ancient and Contemporary Church

HIS/PT5/714 – Leadership in the Ancient and Contemporary Church


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee

“Leadership” is a topic much in discussion in today’s church. This course aims to explore this topic theologically, with vantages from the ancient and contemporary churches as well as secular sources. Students should emerge with theological skills that will allow them to critique the coldly corporate and consumerist literature that often sells under the banner . . .

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ccl DS525 – United Church Polity

DS525 – United Church Polity


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Janet Gear

The course will provide opportunity to study the polity and practices of church governance and current changes to church policies and procedures. We will review The Manual and other UCC policy documents. Within the context of external and internal challenges to the church, this course will orient students to the policies governing leadership in the . . .

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ccl DS624 – UCC Theology and Doctrine

DS624 – UCC Theology and Doctrine


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Janet Gear

The United Church of Canada “is awash with theology.” Learning to respect, articulate, and locate one’s own place within this tradition is a demanding and necessary requirement of leaders in the church. This course will provide an arena both to acquire and practice the ability to reflect theologically on the church’s statements of faith (the . . .

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Fall 2016

ccl PT651—Studio for Strategic Leadership

PT651—Studio for Strategic Leadership


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Brenda Fawkes

Theologically trained professionals serving congregational or social ministries, agencies, organizations, and other institutions are continually presented with a changing context and the need for their organizations to respond. One of the critical leadership challenges is to identify opportunities which are truly strategic and then to assist the organization to embrace the occasion. This complex skill . . .

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ccl TH500—Constructive Theology

TH500—Constructive Theology


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Richard Topping

The purpose of this course is to further critical understanding and appropriation of major Christian doctrines in loving engagement with God and the world in the context of the contemporary church. It treats principally central themes of Christian doctrinal reflection (e.g., revelation, scripture, Trinity, creation, sin, Christ, reconciliation, Holy Spirit, church and hope) as well . . .

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ccl HB6/710—Timeless Inquiries: Biblical Wisdom Literature & Contemporary Values

HB6/710—Timeless Inquiries: Biblical Wisdom Literature & Contemporary Values


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

Biblical wisdom literature engages with a surprisingly modern set of concerns, including creation, ecology, feminine faces of God, sexuality, money, and responsibility. Using a variety of text-centered and reader-centered interpretive techniques, we will explore the lessons and questions of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Ben Sirach.     Pre-requisite: HB500

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ccl HB6/710—Timeless Inquiries: Biblical Wisdom Literature & Contemporary Values

HB6/710—Timeless Inquiries: Biblical Wisdom Literature & Contemporary Values


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

Biblical wisdom literature engages with a surprisingly modern set of concerns, including creation, ecology, feminine faces of God, sexuality, money, and responsibility. Using a variety of text-centered and reader-centered interpretive techniques, we will explore the lessons and questions of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Ben Sirach.     Pre-requisite: HB500

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ccl HB500—Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

HB500—Introduction to the Hebrew Bible


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls

This first half of the full-year Foundational Core Course will be based in a serious and scholarly engagement with the literature of the Hebrew Bible. Several lines of approach and areas of knowledge will be developed through the year. First, the study of the history of ancient Israel in its ancient Near East context will . . .

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cclirsc IPS/SP500—Spiritual Formation in Communities

IPS/SP500—Spiritual Formation in Communities


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

This course explores spiritual formation within three different faith communities or wisdom traditions with a focus on the specific forms of spirituality brought by instructors from each of the communities or traditions. Study of specific spiritual practices will develop the student’s skills in understanding the sources and practices of spirituality in general. Research shows this . . .

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ccl NT500—Synoptic Gospels

NT500—Synoptic Gospels


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Private: Rev. Dr. Stephen Farris

To introduce students to a critical study of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) and related literature (for example, The Gospel of Thomas) and the issues entailed in interpreting them in their ancient context and appropriating their meaning for multiple contemporary contexts. Students will begin by addressing the critical and theological issues that arise . . .

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ccl PT500—Spiritual and Theological Foundations

PT500—Spiritual and Theological Foundations


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Janet Gear

The time is one of “great turning,” “emergence,” a “threshold time” characterized by a recognized shift in inherited patterns of thinking and acting. The place is right here where your feet are planted and your relationship to those around you matters deeply. The task is preparation for contributing to the collective spiritual work of embracing . . .

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ccl BIBL500—Biblical Language Tools for Exegesis

BIBL500—Biblical Language Tools for Exegesis


ccl Instructor(s): Clement Tong

This course is designed to introduce Biblical Hebrew and Koiné Greek (NT) for students who have no background in biblical languages and who will need language tools to accomplish exegesis. The course includes a basic introduction to each language, emphasizing understanding the basic elements of a sentence to be able to analyze how a sentence . . .

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ccl HOM500—Homiletics

HOM500—Homiletics


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee

Every week and often more the preacher stands to address the congregation. What does the preacher say? How? On what sources do we draw—whether ancient or contemporary, sacred or secular, communal or personal? What’s the goal here? How do we tell if the preacher has done well and how we might improve? Once in parish . . .

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ccl LS500—Introduction to Christian Worship

LS500—Introduction to Christian Worship


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the historical, theological and pastoral dimensions of Christian worship. By participating in and completing the class, students will achieve familiarity with the language and content of liturgical theology and will have developed a working knowledge of how Christian worship has developed and changed over the . . .

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ccl TH6/700 – Christology

TH6/700 – Christology


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

The centre of Christian theology is Jesus Christ. Therefore, this course will focus on thinking through the scriptural and ecclesiastical traditions concerning the person and work of Christ. This will provide the basis for a discussion about the implication of Christology for the present and future Church. Thus, the course will seek to engage the . . .

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ccl NT/HOM6/750 – From Text to Life: The New Testament and what we do with it

NT/HOM6/750 – From Text to Life: The New Testament and what we do with it


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee

In the last century of theological scholarship, we have seen a remarkable revival of theological approaches to biblical scholarship. Yet there still remains the great challenge of bringing the treasures of this new scholarship into our life together in the church. How do we “bridge” or “translate” (the metaphors are all unsatisfying) academic biblical scholarship . . .

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ccl SAH-PT5/720 – The World Wide Christian Movement Today

SAH-PT5/720 – The World Wide Christian Movement Today


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): The Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Paul

Just over a century ago, the unquestioned center of world Christianity was the North Atlantic nations of Europe and North America. By the end of the century, however, the Church had significantly declined in the North Atlantic, and historic Christendom was all but gone. At the same time, surprisingly and in sharp contrast, the Christian . . .

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ccl LS/SP502a – Anglican Retreat: Vocation

LS/SP502a – Anglican Retreat: Vocation


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Grant Rodgers

This brief retreat, conducted during Orientation Week, will especially engage incoming but also ongoing students in the Anglican ministry stream to reflect upon and share their own unique understanding of calling and where they see that calling taking them. Senior students may be able to offer deeper insight into to new students about pursuing their . . .

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ccl LS/SP501 – Anglican Retreat: Marriage

LS/SP501 – Anglican Retreat: Marriage


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Grant Rodgers

Marriage today is under considerable pressure to adapt and change and there are now numerous socially acceptable ways of approaching and living in committed relationships. What can and should the Church expect, bless and support? Is there a norm or standard of Christian marriage? Marriage has been seen as a powerful symbol of reconciliation, as . . .

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ccl DS501 – Anglican Liturgy

DS501 – Anglican Liturgy


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Grant Rodgers

Liturgy is central to the faith and life of the Anglican Church.   This course will serve to make participants aware of the purpose and nature of liturgy, and the specific development and purpose of liturgy in the Anglican tradition, as well as an ability to understand how the Anglican liturgy is applied creatively in specific . . .

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ccl DS522—Worship: Reflections and Traditions in the United Church of Canada

DS522—Worship: Reflections and Traditions in the United Church of Canada


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Brenda Fawkes

One of the most powerful ways a community of faith understands itself is through our spiritual practices and our articulation of the work and vision of God in our liturgy. The United Church of Canada finds its identity in the reformed tradition and in the contextually relevant ways it expresses praise and relationship to the divine. . . .

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ccl PT501 – Personal Foundations for PPL: Self as Leader

PT501 – Personal Foundations for PPL: Self as Leader


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Allison Rennie

What we offer one another emerges from within. To be accountable to one another, we must be accountable for our inner life, and how it is shared, for better or for worse, with others in all we do. When we do not know ourselves, we cannot be accountable for what we offer one another. The . . .

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ccl PT611 – Leadership Skills for Community Ministry

PT611 – Leadership Skills for Community Ministry


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Christina Ray

Whether in religious, secular, or border-crossing contexts, practitioners need skills that will enable them to put caring and conviction into effective practice. Leaders inspired by faith to work in community development and social entrepreneurship need experience in foundational skills such as writing proposals, implementing projects, supporting innovation, and building community partnerships. Building on the skills . . .

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ccl SAH-DS515 – Confessing the Faith: Worship, Creeds and Subordinate Standards (PCC)

SAH-DS515 – Confessing the Faith: Worship, Creeds and Subordinate Standards (PCC)


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart

This courses will examine the three subordinate standards of The Presbyterian Church in Canada: “The Westminster Confession of Faith” (1645, adopted in 1875 and 1889), “The Declaration of Faith Concerning Church and Nation” (1954), and “Living Faith” (19884, adopted in 1998) to discover the development of a Reformed theology which is responsive to changing times . . .

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ccl PT610 – Practical Theology and Pastoral Ministry

PT610 – Practical Theology and Pastoral Ministry


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Janet Gear

To lead from the heart of a community’s lived faith requires a capacity to read and interpret the theologies operative within a given context. The purpose of this senior seminar is to allow us to practice our skills as practical theologians – as interpreters of the implicit and explicit theologies shaping and expressing the belief . . .

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January Interterm 2015

cclirscisc LS510—Sacred Ceremony and Ritual

LS510—Sacred Ceremony and Ritual


cclirscisc   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Private: Rev. Dr. Paula Sampson

Human beings of all cultures use ceremony and symbol to communicate with the divine, mark important life events and form communities. This course will explore a variety of understandings of how sacred ceremony and public ritual operate in various cultures and religious traditions. It will employ theologies of imagination, ritual and the semiotics of culture . . .

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Summer 2015

ccl Cont. Ed.  SP523 – Thomas Merton: Poet, Monk, Prophet

SP523 – Thomas Merton: Poet, Monk, Prophet


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

This course will focus on Merton’s thought and spirituality, in particular four major areas of his writings.

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cclirscisc M. Div.  Indigenous Theologies: A Hermeneutical Approach

Indigenous Theologies: A Hermeneutical Approach


cclirscisc   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Rev. Dr. Randall Furushima, Dean of the Graduate School of Theology, Pacific Rim Christian University and the John P.C. Makuakane Institute of Christian Leadership (Hawai’i). Week of July 13 to 17 8:30am to 11:30am This course introduces diverse interpretive principles from an Indigenous theological perspective, rooted in cross-disciplinary contextual studies. We will learn about post-colonial . . .

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cclirscisc M. Div.  Preaching in an Indigenous Context

Preaching in an Indigenous Context


cclirscisc   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Rev. Canon Robert Two Bulls, (Oglala Lakota), Vicar, All Saints Indian Mission, Minneapolis and Missioner, The Department of Indian Work & Multicultural Ministries, Episcopal Church, Diocese of Minnesota. Week of July 13 to 17 8:30AM – 11:30AM In this course we will study, read and preach on the readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  Let’s Indigenize our Worship Experience!

Let’s Indigenize our Worship Experience!


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Rev. Marlene Whiterabbit Helgemo (Ho Chunk), Minneapolis, MN. Ordained Lutheran Pastor of All Nations Indian Church. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Council for American Indian Ministry of the United Church of Christ.George Maurer, Musician, Composer, Arranger, and Performer. In his work, George integrates music with characters, emotions and actions. Week of . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  Let's Indigenize our Worship Experience!

Let's Indigenize our Worship Experience!


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Rev. Marlene Whiterabbit Helgemo (Ho Chunk), Minneapolis, MN. Ordained Lutheran Pastor of All Nations Indian Church. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Council for American Indian Ministry of the United Church of Christ.George Maurer, Musician, Composer, Arranger, and Performer. In his work, George integrates music with characters, emotions and actions. Week of . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  An Introduction to the Emerging World Wide Movement of Indigenous Peoples

An Introduction to the Emerging World Wide Movement of Indigenous Peoples


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald (Wyandotte), National Indigenous Bishop, Anglican Church of Canada, former Bishop Diocese of Alaska, Episcopal Church USA. Currently the World Council of Churches president for North America. Week of July 13 to 17 2:00PM to 5:00PM This is a critical time for Indigenous Peoples. Because of their unique inter-connected relationship with the . . .

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cclirscisc M. Div.  Christian Education in Intercultural Contexts

Christian Education in Intercultural Contexts


cclirscisc   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Dr. Roberta Clare, director of the Presbyterian Church of Canada Elders’ Institute, St. Andrew’s Hall, Vancouver. Roberta has served as a minister, ruling elder, university chaplain, high school teacher and university instructor. Week of July 20 to 24 8:30AM to 11:30AM Christian educators take on many roles as they practice their art and craft in . . .

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cclirscisc M. Div.  Religious Pluralism

Religious Pluralism


cclirscisc   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan, Interim Director, Iona Pacific Inter-religious Centre, Vancouver School of Theology. Week of July 20 to 24 8:30AM to 11:30AM Canada today practices “inclusive secularism,” welcoming multiple religious traditions into the public sphere. How should ministers working in Indigenous contexts, rooted in particular traditions, and confronting a history of oppression, participate . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  Creating Culture and Community in a Preschool Setting

Creating Culture and Community in a Preschool Setting


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Jenny Cross (Haida). Jenny is an Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Educator in Skidegate on Haida Gwaii where she grew up. She credits the ongoing enhancement of her cultural and language fluency to her Haida elders, particularly one with whom she works. Week of July 20 to 24 2:00PM to 5:00PM This course will focus on . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  The Battle of Indians, First Nations, and Other Indigenous Peoples to Win Their Human Rights and Places in the World Community

The Battle of Indians, First Nations, and Other Indigenous Peoples to Win Their Human Rights and Places in the World Community


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Robert T. Coulter (Potawatomi), Executive Director of the Indian Law Resource Center, he is an attorney with more than 35 years of legal experience in the field of Indian affairs. He has published numerous articles in the field of Indian law, and was the primary author of the initial draft of the UN Declaration on . . .

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Spring 2015

cclirsc PT/HB612—Social Justice: Prophet and Reformer

PT/HB612—Social Justice: Prophet and Reformer


cclirsc   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls

The theology and practice of social justice will be examined from two dialogical viewpoints. The first is that of the prophet as spokesperson of God’s justice and advocate for the poor who names and condemns social injustice. The second is that of the reformer who seeks to embody and institutionalize social justice. The issue of . . .

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cclirsc SP522—Clothed in God: Women Mystics and the Christian Tradition

SP522—Clothed in God: Women Mystics and the Christian Tradition


cclirsc   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Instructor: Lynne McNaughton Mysticism, as Dorothee Soelle defines it, is the seeking of experience of direct union with God. It is not for a few select heroic spirits or mentally unstable visionaries who flee the world, but a call for all of us as human beings to see the divine in our connection and service to . . .

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ccl SAH-HOM6/715—Tell me a Story!

SAH-HOM6/715—Tell me a Story!


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Private: Rev. Dr. Stephen Farris

“And he told them a parable…” It appears from the gospels, particularly the Gospel of Luke, that Jesus was invited regularly and frequently to dinner. Perhaps it was because he told such interesting stories. In this course, we shall work together on the skills of storytelling, not with the aim of gaining dinner invitations but . . .

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cclirsc IPC/TH 572—Foundational Traditions in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

IPC/TH 572—Foundational Traditions in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam


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

In this introductory-level course, we will explore stories of the formation and early development of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We will examine both traditional and historical accounts; compare and contrast common characteristics, e.g., founders, sacred sites, defining events, male and female figures, and embedded counter-narratives; explore ways in which the three religions’ stories dialogue with . . .

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

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


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

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 TH6/780—Contemporary Trinitarian Thought

TH6/780—Contemporary Trinitarian Thought


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Richard Topping

This course offers an in-depth exploration of the Christian doctrine of God, with particular attention to recent contributions to and developments in Trinitarian theology by Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox thinkers. While we make reference to the origins of the doctrine (teaching) of the Trinity in the biblical and early Church period, the primary focus of . . .

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ccl Cont. Ed.  HB103—What Does it Mean to be Wise?

HB103—What Does it Mean to be Wise?


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

What Does it Mean to be Wise? VST Academy Grace Presbyterian Church, Calgary, AB March 12 to 13, 2015 Thursday, March 12, 2:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm (public lecture) Friday, March 13, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm What does it mean to be wise? To know how to love, be strong . . .

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Fall 2015

ccl Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) – Vancouver Coastal Health

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) – Vancouver Coastal Health


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

C.P.E. is an experiential action/reflection model of education. It is in many respects a hybrid blend of the pastoral/spiritual-tradition and modern sociological and psychological approaches to care. As a member of an inter-professional team, each student’s educational experience involves providing pastoral care to patients, families and staff. Learning occurs through direct experience, use of reflective . . .

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ccl Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) – Providence Health Care

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) – Providence Health Care


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

C.P.E. is an experiential action/reflection model of education. It is in many respects a hybrid blend of the pastoral/spiritual-tradition and modern sociological and psychological approaches to care. As a member of an inter-professional team, each student’s educational experience involves providing pastoral care to patients, families and staff. Learning occurs through direct experience, use of reflective . . .

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ccl Cont. Ed.  TH103 – Dazed and Confused: When God, Church and World make no sense

TH103 – Dazed and Confused: When God, Church and World make no sense


ccl Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee

The church is struggling to rethink itself in a digital age, and often, if we’re honest, how to do church now doesn’t make sense. But God the Trinity has never “made sense.” Therefore the church has nothing to fear from an age of distraction and confusion. The purpose of the course is not so much . . .

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ccl HIS/TH6/715 – Theology and Biblical Interpretation

HIS/TH6/715 – Theology and Biblical Interpretation


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee

The last generation or two in theology has seen an explosion of proposals to return to ancient Christian ways of interpreting. This course will examine what I call the “back to allegory” movement. What are these interpreters reclaiming that they imagine had been lost or neglected in the church’s practices of interpreting? How might our . . .

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ccl SP/HB6/715 – The Book of Genesis as a Spiritual Text

SP/HB6/715 – The Book of Genesis as a Spiritual Text


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

In the Book of Genesis, complex narratives invite the reader to reflect on issues of deep spiritual, existential, and philosophical importance. Issues include divine nature, human nature, dreams and visions, reconciliation, and family relationships. Guided by close reading of selected narratives, and employing interpretive techniques from the Jewish midrashic, kabbalistic, and Hasidic traditions, along with . . .

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ccl TH855 – Re-imagining God and the World

TH855 – Re-imagining God and the World


ccl Instructor(s): Dr. Sallie McFague

This Reading Group will reflect on the question of God in a time of crisis due to climate change and human poverty. It will consider divine transcendence and immanence in the writings of postmodern theologians and philosophers who are questioning supernatural understandings of God as well as privileged views of human beings. Thus, we will . . .

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ccl NT6/713 – Creating Jesus: The Historical Jesus in Scholarship, Film and Fiction

NT6/713 – Creating Jesus: The Historical Jesus in Scholarship, Film and Fiction


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Dr. Harry O. Maier

This course will take up the figure of Jesus from three different angles: historical scholarship, film, and fiction. In each case we will consider the role of culture and context in accounts of the historical Jesus. The interest is as much in the historians, directors, and authors of Jesus as it is in the historical . . .

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ccl SAH-L500 – Evangelism for Today

SAH-L500 – Evangelism for Today


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart

In her classic book on evangelism Out of the Saltshaker Rebecca Pippert confesses that there was a time when, “there was a part of me that secretly felt evangelism was something you shouldn’t do to your dog, let alone a friend.” On the surface many kind-hearted mainline Protestants in Canada today would agree. Many folks . . .

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cclirsc IPI5/710 – Encountering the Other

IPI5/710 – Encountering the Other


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

This course encourages students to identify issues in multi-cultural communication, become aware of personal barriers, and develop skills for working with them. Students will be introduced to (1) critical concepts about the politics of identity and cultural complexes; (2) philosophical discussion of inner stances towards welcoming the other; and (3) practical techniques for listening and . . .

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ccl LS/SP503 – Anglican Retreat: Baptism

LS/SP503 – Anglican Retreat: Baptism


ccl Instructor(s): Rev. Grant Rodgers

All Anglican M.Div students preparing for Ordination are required to take 5 spiritual retreats for degree credit (1.0 credits each) in their program. These retreats will cover a variety of topics in liturgy, spirituality and sacramental ministry: Baptism; Eucharist; Marriage; Ordination and Vocation; Sacrament of Reconciliation, End of Life and Funerals. As well as the . . .

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January Interterm 2017

ccl NT501—Paul

NT501—Paul


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Dr. Tim Hegedus

To introduce students to the major themes of Pauline theologies represented by New Testament texts and, where appropriate, other New Testament and extra-canonical literature. To situate these theologies in the social matrix of antiquity and to identify the interaction of theology and culture implicit in these theologies. To assess the relevance of these theologies for . . .

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ccl SP513 – Indigneous Spirituality and Christian Faith

SP513 – Indigneous Spirituality and Christian Faith


ccl   View outline (PDF)   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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ccl IPI/INT5/700 – Research Methods

IPI/INT5/700 – Research Methods


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

This colloquium provides an opportunity for students to receive instruction in a variety of research methods appropriate to their course of study. Research methodologies will be explored, and students will be given an opportunity to develop their skills in the application of these methods. The dates and times for this year’s Research Methodologies will include . . .

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Spring 2017

ccl PT653—Leadership Here and Now

PT653—Leadership Here and Now


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Allison Rennie

You are equipping yourself in faith for vocations in and beyond congregations – vocations of love, service, sacrament, reconciliation and compassion. There are challenges and opportunities for anyone called into vocations of guiding, nurturing, creating, building, serving and sustaining communities of faith and service. The effective leader has advanced skills in understanding, navigating and working . . .

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ccl SAH-DS510—Presbyterian Heritage, Polity & Practice

SAH-DS510—Presbyterian Heritage, Polity & Practice


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart

The course will begin with a brief overview of the Presbyterian heritage in Canada in order to offer a better background for the unique nature of our Presbyterian governance rather than a congregational or episcopal model. The Book of Forms will be a main focus of our time together: its background, its theological and biblical . . .

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ccl SAH-DS510—Presbyterian Heritage, Polity & Practice

SAH-DS510—Presbyterian Heritage, Polity & Practice


ccl Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart

The course will begin with a brief overview of the Presbyterian heritage in Canada in order to offer a better background for the unique nature of our Presbyterian governance rather than a congregational or episcopal model. The Book of Forms will be a main focus of our time together: its background, its theological and biblical . . .

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ccl HB600—Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

HB600—Introduction to the Hebrew Bible


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls

This full-year Foundational Course will be based in a serious and scholarly engagement with the literature of the Hebrew Bible. Several lines of approach and areas of knowledge will be developed through the year. First, the study of the history of ancient Israel in its ancient Near East context will help us focus on how . . .

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ccl DS523—History and Ethos of The United Church of Canada

DS523—History and Ethos of The United Church of Canada


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Brian Thorpe

The goal of this course is explore the eighty-five year history of The United Church of Canada through the accounts of major events and controversies within the denomination, through the accounts of church leaders and reflections upon the ethos of the church by theologians. Equally important this course will reflect on the lived history of . . .

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ccl HIS600—North American Church History

HIS600—North American Church History


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Brian Thorpe

This course will explore the history of Christian churches in North America. The written histories of the churches will be studied in dialogue with the social context of such histories and the reflections of both church and context in popular culture. There will be a particular emphasis on the experience of those on the margins . . .

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ccl NT640—John

NT640—John


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

To introduce students to the major themes of the Gospel of John and issues entailed in the critical study of it and, where possible, Johannine literature generally. To learn to recognize the distinctive vocabulary of John’s Gospel and to begin to gain an understanding of its semantic domain. To situate the theologies of the Fourth . . .

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ccl PT551—Pastoral Identity and Practice

PT551—Pastoral Identity and Practice


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Dale W. Johnson

Purpose To facilitate the development of pastoral identity, including what it means to begin to function as a pastoral professional To begin to develop competence and confidence in initiating and developing pastoral relationships To increase knowledge about and understanding of pastoral care To develop the skills necessary to provide effective pastoral care

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ccl HIS500—Christianity and Judaism in Greco-Roman Antiquity

HIS500—Christianity and Judaism in Greco-Roman Antiquity


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee

“To be sure, we need history. But we need it in a manner different from the way in which the spoilt idler in the garden of knowledge uses it, no matter how elegantly he may look down on our coarse and graceless needs and distresses. That is, we need it for life and for action….” . . .

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ccl PT652—The Studio for Strategic Leadership

PT652—The Studio for Strategic Leadership


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Brenda Fawkes

Theologically trained professionals serving congregational or social ministries, agencies, organizations, and other institutions are continually presented with a changing context and the need for their organizations to respond. One of the critical leadership challenges is to identify opportunities which are truly strategic and then to assist the organization to embrace the occasion. This complex skill . . .

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ccl TH6/715 – Kierkegaard

TH6/715 – Kierkegaard


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Provocative, prophetic, relentless, playful: many of the most influential philosophical and theological movements of the last 100 years have claimed Søren Kierkegaard as one of their own. But Kierkegaard is notoriously difficult to school. The purpose of this class is a detailed introduction to the thought of Kierkegaard through a close reading of some of . . .

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ccl HB6/715 – Lamentations

HB6/715 – Lamentations


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls

This seminar style course will engage in a close reading of the text of Lamentations, as well as consider traditional and recent interpretive approaches for the book. These approaches include traditional historical critical methods as well as feminist interpretation and recent interpretive perspectives engaging topics around trauma. Reading in the Hebrew text of Lamentations will . . .

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ccl IPT5/720 – Jews and Christians: A Theological Journey

IPT5/720 – Jews and Christians: A Theological Journey


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

Jews and Christians have often done theology as rivals. In this course, we will explore a different approach: talking about God as curious friends with a common goal of being a blessing to the world. We will study both traditions’ core Biblical narratives of faith (Exodus and Resurrection), examine prominent modern declarations of common ground, read . . .

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ccl LS/SP505 – Anglican Retreat: Reconciliation, End of Life & Funerals

LS/SP505 – Anglican Retreat: Reconciliation, End of Life & Funerals


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Grant Rodgers

In the context of a residential retreat, participants will enter a discipline of corporate prayer throughout the day, observing the offices, becoming conscious of themselves and others in the context of community and of God. In this more contemplative setting, participants will be invited to examine their experience and theology of death in light of . . .

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ccl LS/SP505 – Anglican Retreat: Reconciliation, End of Life & Funerals

LS/SP505 – Anglican Retreat: Reconciliation, End of Life & Funerals


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Grant Rodgers

In the context of a residential retreat, participants will enter a discipline of corporate prayer throughout the day, observing the offices, becoming conscious of themselves and others in the context of community and of God. In this more contemplative setting, participants will be invited to examine their experience and theology of death in light of . . .

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ccl LS/SP502b – Anglican Retreat: Ordination

LS/SP502b – Anglican Retreat: Ordination


ccl Instructor(s): Rev. Grant Rodgers



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ccl DS601 – Anglican Mission and Ministry

DS601 – Anglican Mission and Ministry


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

There is a contradiction lurking at the centre of congregational life: neglect ministry to members, and clergy are written off as uncaring, neglect mission to the world, and churches are written off as irrelevant. Responding to the demands of ministry and the call to mission is an ongoing tension for clergy and congregations. Keeping those . . .

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ccl SAH-TH6/723 – Missional Theology in a Post-Christendom World

SAH-TH6/723 – Missional Theology in a Post-Christendom World


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): The Rev. Dr. Robert (Bob) Paul

This course introduces the historical-cultural context and key voices that shaped a missional theology movement in the late-twentieth century, and the implications of this distinctive perspective for contemporary church leadership in North America.

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ccl HIS6/740 – Reformation History

HIS6/740 – Reformation History


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Rev. Dr. Richard Topping

HIS 6/740 will familiarize students with the work of major personalities and movements of the Protestant Reformation as these arise and flourish in the social and historical context of Sixteenth Century Europe. While students will be exposed to the family resemblance between the various Protestant Reformation trajectories, an appreciation of the range of reforms and . . .

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ccl PT502 – Practical Foundations for PPL: Leadership in Context

PT502 – Practical Foundations for PPL: Leadership in Context


ccl Instructor(s): Rev. Brenda Fawkes

Building on the skills and understanding of Leadership Foundations: Self As Leader, Leading In Context will provide method and opportunity to explore potential studio practicum sites that combine leadership challenges, ministry opportunities and demonstrate best practices in pastoral and public ministry. To be effective in ministry practice and leadership in the public sphere it is . . .

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ccl ETH500 – Christian Ethics

ETH500 – Christian Ethics


ccl Instructor(s): Dr. Ashley Moyse

This course will introduce participants to case histories, stories, and readings that consider the foundations of ethical thought and behavior, stressing the importance of well informed ways in which Christian life, thought, and action can serve the wider community. Our goal is to reach greater understanding of how one might cultivate moral being and deal . . .

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Summer 2014

cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  21st Century Theology: Modern, Post-Modern and Indigenous

21st Century Theology: Modern, Post-Modern and Indigenous


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

The Rev. Dr. Wendy Fletcher, Ojibwe, Lakota, Haida, Professor of the History of Christianity, Vancouver School of Theology. Week of July 7 to 11 8:30am to 11:30am and 2:00pm to 5:00pm This course introduces the student to the major theologians and theological movements of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It will include the perspective of . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  Christology

Christology


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

The Rev. Ray Aldred, Cree, Professor of Theology, Ambrose University College and Seminary, Chair, North American Institute of Indigenous Theological Studies, Director, My People International Week of July 7 to 11 8:30am to 11:30am The centre of Christian theology is Jesus Christ. Therefore, this course will focus on thinking through the scriptural and ecclesiastical traditions . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  Reconciliation Inside and Out

Reconciliation Inside and Out


cclirscisc Instructor(s): The Rev. Dr. Martin Brokenleg, OSBCn

The Rev. Dr. Martin Brokenleg, Lakota, Haida, Vice-President, Reclaiming Youth International and former director of the Native Ministries Program, Vancouver School of Theology Week of July 7 to 11 2:00pm to 5:00pm Reconciliation is the process of bringing two things to the same place. Just now, Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people are coming together in our . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  Knowing God through Indigenous Values, Worldview and Spirituality

Knowing God through Indigenous Values, Worldview and Spirituality


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Dr. Cheryl Bear-Barnetson, Bear Clan, Nadleh Whut’en, Dakelh First Nation, Coordinator for First Nations Ministry in the Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada Week of July 7 to 11 2:00pm to 5:00pm Topics will include an approach to First Nations ministry from the foundations of Indigenous worldview and values. We will begin with an overview of First . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  Old Testament Stories and Events

Old Testament Stories and Events


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

The Rev. Dr. Clifford Canku, Lakota, Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University Week of July 14 to 18 8:30am to 11:30am Students will review and translate Old Testament stories into their own Indigenous events and experiences that attract them to their own walk of faith and their own roots of spirituality. Stories in the Old Testament . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  Food and Water Sustainability in Indigenous Communities

Food and Water Sustainability in Indigenous Communities


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Private: Rev. Dr. Paula Sampson

Dr. Jeff Corntassel, Cherokee, Indigenous Governance, University of Victoria, Faculty of Human and Social Development, and The Rev. Dr. Paula Sampson, Nisga’a, Director, Indigenous Studies Centre and Assistant Professor of Ethics, Liturgics and Indigenous Studies, Vancouver School of Theology Week of July 14 to 18 8:30am to 11:30am Amidst the forces of globalization, how are Indigenous nations . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  Christian Education Involves Teaching—And More

Christian Education Involves Teaching—And More


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Donn McGuirk, Micmac, former Administrative Assistant at the National Teacher Education Program, former Christian Education Instructor and Director of Educational Program at Cook College and Theological School Week of July 14 to 18 2:00pm to 5:00pm To develop a life of mature spirituality, effective teaching is important, but only the beginning. In many parts of the Bible, . . .

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cclirscisc Cont. Ed.  Making Disciples and Catechists: An Indigenous Perspective

Making Disciples and Catechists: An Indigenous Perspective


cclirscisc Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Ginny Doctor, Mohawk, Coordinator for Indigenous Ministry, Anglican Church of Canada Week of July 14 to 18 2:00pm to 5:00pm In ancient times, Catechist’s were very important to the growth of Christianity. They went from house to house, community to community teaching the faith and leading prayer. Our traditional teachings are also ancient and important to us . . .

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cclirsc Cont. Ed.  Wisdom-Sophia in the Life and Theology of Thomas Merton

Wisdom-Sophia in the Life and Theology of Thomas Merton


cclirsc   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Instructor: Dr. Christopher Pramuk The Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is widely celebrated as one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century. Less explored is Merton’s deepening realization of Christ as Wisdom-Sophia in the last decade of his life, a memory and experience of the feminine divine deep in the biblical-mystical tradition . . .

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Fall 2014

ccl TH614—Theology in a World of Differences

TH614—Theology in a World of Differences


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Nicola Hayward

Instructor: Steven Chambers As pastoral leaders and public theologians, in a global community marked by great differences, we find ourselves often in conversations that matter greatly. To be respectful and to articulate our views clearly are challenges we all face, whether the conversation is in a coffee shop, from a pulpit/lectern or on social media. . . .

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ccl NT611/711—De/Colonizing Jesus

NT611/711—De/Colonizing Jesus


ccl   View outline (PDF)   Instructor(s): Dr. Harry O. Maier

Drawing on recent scholarship applying post-colonial studies to the interpretation of biblical texts, this course will approach New Testament understandings of Jesus, his mission, and the communal identities that arose around his memory to relate emergent Christian identity to the questions of empire, domination, and resistance. The oddly expressed “de/colonizing” in the course title expresses . . .

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