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Jun 2018
2018/2019 Course : Christian Mission

Christian Mission Churches across Canada recognize that mission is central to their response to the good news of Jesus Christ. But just what mission means and what it looks like is not always clear. This course looks at the historical and theological roots of mission, while also introducing students to a variety of approaches to congregational mission, including community analysis, new monasticism, new church development, Eucharistic missiology, and much else. Students will leave with a renewed understanding of the meaning and significance of mission and practical ideas for thinking about mission in......

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22
Jun 2018
Fall 2018 Online Course: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

An overview of the stories, hymns, poems, sayings, and songs that form the Christian Old Testament Over many hundreds of years oral and written stories, hymns, poems, sayings and songs were brought together to form the Hebrew Bible, sometimes referred to as the Old Testament. This book has become a central text of not only Western civilization, but the backbone of the three monotheistic faiths: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. The course will offer a critical overview of the content, periods in history, geography, socio-political, and theological approaches to the Hebrew Bible. While......

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09
Jun 2018
Fall 2018 K.J. Campbell Preaching Workshop

Turning the Text: Midrashic Biblical Imagination for Preachers and Congregations How might we approach the biblical texts used in preaching and worship with a holy, open, even playful imagination that can inspire courageous, engaged and faithful living in a North American religious climate in which the Bible has often been weaponized, idolized, or even abandoned? One approach is with a midrashic biblical imagination, which has its roots within the Bible itself, and among its earliest Jewish rabbinic interpreters. Midrashic imagination “turns and turns the text” (Pirkei Avot 5:22) with an openness to the polyvalence of biblical......

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23
Apr 2018

Meet with Cuban youth, leaders, health workers, artists and others who are transforming their communities. Visit churches and social change organizations and see, first-hand, the vibrant hope and spiritually of the Cuban people! Discover the rich fabric of Cuban culture through jazz, concerts, the ballet, museum visits, lectures, and free time in Havana and Varadero. Reflect on your experiences and share insights with your fellow travelers. And return home inspired to act on what you learn. The tour will be accompanied by Roland De Vries, Director of Studies, Presbyterian College and Alyson......

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28
Jul 2017

Meet with Cuban youth, leaders, health workers, artists and others who are transforming their communities. Visit churches and social change organizations and see, first-hand, the vibrant hope and spiritually of the Cuban people! Discover the rich fabric of Cuban culture through jazz, concerts, the ballet, museum visits, lectures, and free time in Havana and Varadero. Reflect on your experiences and share insights with your fellow travelers. And return home inspired to act on what you learn. The tour will be accompanied by Roland De Vries, Director of Studies, Presbyterian College and Alyson......

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28
Jul 2017

This course offers a sustained examination of several ancient Christian Gospels. FREDERICK S. TAPPENDEN This course will examine the implications of theology for the sciences, which have cultivated new experiences and expressions of life and death in our late modern age. Students will be invited to consider also the theological implications of the sciences and scientific practices as we wrestle to understand both God and humanity. To do this well, students will explore the history and philosophy of science and constructive theological loci so that a mature understanding of both theology and......

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28
Jul 2017

David Csinos charts a new path to cultivate spiritual vitality in children and youth. He offers innovative ideas and thoughtful practices that help form young people as disciples of Jesus, including: Creating spaces of radical hospitality Fostering intergenerational relationships Nurturing a spirit of justice and compassion. Dates and times:   Friday September 29, 2017 from 9:00 – 16:00 Cost: $75 per person includes lunch Register by email at: reception@pcmtl.ca For more information, contact Roland De Vries at rdevries@pcmtl.ca or at (514) 288-5256 ext. 209    ...

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26
Jul 2017

This course will examine the implications of theology for the sciences, which have cultivated new experiences and expressions of life and death in our late modern age. Students will be invited to consider also the theological implications of the sciences and scientific practices as we wrestle to understand both God and humanity. To do this well, students will explore the history and philosophy of science and constructive theological loci so that a mature understanding of both theology and science might afford the way towards thoughtful and engaging scholarship concentrated around the promises......

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01
Feb 2017

The Montreal School of Theology stands with all those who condemn the senseless and tragic events in Quebec City. As Christians and as Canadians we support our Muslim neighbours and we pray for the families of those who lost loved ones and for those who remain in hospital....

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Jan 2017

In January 2017 a group of In-Ministry Year students and staff travelled to Winnipeg (Manitoba) to learn about aboriginal religious life. They stayed at the Sandy-Saulteaux Spiritual Centre. Read about the students’ WINNIPEG impressions Jan 2017....

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