ANGLICAN AND UNITED CHURCH COLLEGES IN MONTREAL ENTER INTO A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE Montreal Diocesan Theological College and the United Theological College are entering into a strategic alliance that will deepen and build on their long-standing collaboration in theological education. Following months of discussions among members of the Boards of Governors, the two colleges have begun an 18-month transition period in which they will explore and plan for the formation of a combined Anglican-United college in Montreal. Over the course of the winter semester, UTC will complete the process of selling its building......
This one-day workshop introduces a simple yet profound process: how to prevent or peacefully resolve differences by connecting with another person’s feelings and needs. You may also connect more deeply and authentically with your own feelings and needs. This approach, used world-wide to resolve disputes, is also known as “Nonviolent Communication”, or “NVC”, developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. Workshop content: The purpose of Constructive Communication “Power Over” vs. “Power With”: the intention behind the model The Jackal and the Giraffe: How life stances affect the language we use The four steps of......
Rev. Dr. Magaret Bullitt-Jonas The Rev. Dr. Margaret Bullitt-Jonas is an Episcopal priest, author, retreat leader, and climate activist. She serves as Missioner for Creation Care in the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the Southern New England Conference, United Church of Christ. Her latest book, co-edited with Lea Schade, is Rooted and Rising: Voices of Courage in a Time of Climate Crisis. Her website: RevivingCreation.org Preaching Gospel Hope in a Time of Climate Crisis Climate change is called the moral challenge of our time, yet many preachers avoid discussing it. Through......
Dr. Matthew R. Anderson A workshop for congregational pastoral care providers, ministry students, and clergy. Matthew R Anderson (PhD McGill, 1999) is an ordained Lutheran minister. For almost 20 years, he taught New Testament, Pauline letters, and Theology in Film classes at Concordia. Recent works in biblical studies include “Paul and Pauline Letters” (Wiley Encyclopedia of Ancient History), “The Historicity of Acts 20.16 and a Shavu’ot Setting for the Pauline Collection” (under review with NT Studies), and “’Aware-Settler’ Biblical Studies: Breaking Claims of Textual Ownership” (Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies). Topics will......
12 March 2020 The Montreal School of Theology has recently completed a successful re-accreditation process. In November 2019, a visit team from the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada conducted a four-day comprehensive visit to reaffirm the accreditation of the Montreal School of Theology and the McGill School of Religious Studies. MST and McGill are accredited in relationship with one another, a result of the close working relationship between the two institutions. On the basis of that visit, ATS has reaffirmed MST and McGill’s accreditation for a further......
Rev. Jennifer Bourque & Rev. Dr. Hilary Bogert-Winkler A workshop for congregational pastoral care providers, ministry students, and clergy. This workshop will use a case-study approach to analyze and reflect on offering pastoral care with the children and youth of our faith communities. Topics will include: The pastoral care needs of children and youth Social media, pastoral care, and young people Supporting young people through grief and lost Pastoral care as support for children’s and youth’s faith development Integrating care of children and youth into the pastoral care ministry of the congregation.......
Education Intensive: Learning in the Faith Community: From Theory to Practice A three-day workshop for lay and ministry leaders involved in faith formation, learning and leadership development. Workshop participants will Gain a deeper understanding of theories and practices of education in the faith community Increase skills for planning and leadership with different kinds of learners in diverse contexts Explore real life examples, new resources and fresh ideas for faith formation Make practical applications to their local context WORKSHOP INFORMATION: When: From 9 am to 4 pm on Tuesday September 3rd, Wednesday September......
15 August 2019 The Montreal School of Theology and the McGill University School of Religious Studies have a long-standing relationship with the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada, an educational accrediting agency. From November 18 to November 21, 2019, the Montreal School of Theology and the School of Religious Studies will receive an evaluation committee from the ATS as part of a regularly scheduled comprehensive re-accreditation visit. MST, therefore invites written comment from interested parties regarding our qualifications for accreditation. Written comments may be sent to email@example.com and must......
How does scripture shape our imagination to see the world differently and what does this mean for preaching? Too often preachers get trapped in a documentary or moral or laissez faire reading of the bible, which leads to informational, imperative or status quo preaching. What if we engaged with scripture more playfully, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, and allowed it to reconfigure the world, the context we see? What if preaching is not principally announcing the results of biblical excavation, telling people to shape up and fly right, or accommodating......
This course focuses on the spiritual traditions and practices of Christianity, too often neglected among the resources that people draw on for the spiritual life. It will consider how Christian spirituality evolved and changed over the centuries in response to contextual demands, and how different practices from that tradition can help us in our current context to develop lives rooted in prayer, self-awareness and discernment. Topics will include the relationship of theology and spirituality, major historical traditions and contemporary practices of spirituality, and the integration of prayer, meditation and discernment for a......