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Jan. 31 The Justice of God: Good News for a Broken, Violent World (Willowlake Baptist, Manitoba) with Dr. Jonathan Wilson
Feb. 7 Transitions of Life (Peace Portal Alliance) with Dr. Paul Pearce
Feb. 26 Retreat with Dr. Barbara Mutch
Feb. 28 It Takes A Village (Part I) with Sherry Bennett (Carey)
Mar. 3 Retreat with Dr. Paul Pearce(First Baptist, Lethbridge)
Mar. 14 Transitions of Life (Winnipeg)
Mar. 14-29 BC Spring Break- no seminars
Mar. 28 Belonging to Life with Rob Des Cotes (Carey)
April 3-6 Easter Weekend
April 15 Pastors Retreat with Dr. Barbara Mutch (Victoria)
April 23 Preaching Workshop in Chinese with Rev. David Chan (Carey)
April 23-26 CBWC Assembly: The Gathering (Westview Baptist, Calgary)
May 8 Parenting class taught in Mandarin with Dr. Tina Wu (West Point Grey Baptist, Vancouver)
May 9 The Spirituality of Suffering with Rob Des Cotes (Carey)
May 15-17 May Long Weekend- No Seminars
May 23 It Takes A Village: As For Me & My House (Part II) with Sherry Bennett (Carey)
May 27 Preaching Workshop with Rev. Darrell Johnson (Carey)
June 13 Understanding Teens: Issues & Resources with Peter Anderson (First Baptist, Lethbridge)
June 28 Carey Graduation
August 29 with Sherry Bennett (Family Camp with Riverdale Baptist Church, Whitehorse YT)
HIST 503 | Dr. Joyce Chan
Online, April 13 – June 19, 2015
A survey of the history of Christianity from the end of the New Testament era (ca. 100 C.E.) to the present through an examination of both primary and secondary texts with an emphasis on Christian theology, spirituality, ethics, institutional developments, and the interaction between culture and faith, in a global context.
THEO 503 World Religions
Online, April 13 – June 19, 2015
Instructor: Irving Hexham, Ph.D.
In our increasingly multi-cultural and multi-religious society a basic knowledge of various religious traditions other than Christianity is essential for anyone wishing to interact with their neighbours and society generally. This course provides an introduction to the study of African religious traditions; the Hindu tradition; Buddhism and other religions that belong to what will be called “the Yogic tradition.” We will then explore the varieties of Judaism, and look at Christianity as a world religion before examining Islam. At the beginning and throughout the course general questions about religion will be addressed.
MISS 535 | Allan Effa, Ph.D.
Online: April 13 – June 19, 2015
The notion of integral mission emerged out of 20th century discussion and debate in evangelical and ecumenical circles concerning the Church, the Gospel and the mission of God in the world. The course introduces that history through relevant readings, examines key biblical principles, and provides an overview of mission methods and strategies that illustrate mission in practice.
FORM 501 | Dr. Paddy Ducklow
Online: April 13 – June 19th, 2015 | Hybrid intensive: April 14-17, 8:30-4:30 in the South Classroom at Carey
The essential foundation of Christian ministry is one’s “character and call.” Skills, knowledge, ministry practices and spiritual gifts are built on this essential and personal core. The purpose of this course is to assist students in discerning their call to vocational Christian ministry (inside and outside of the church) and to explore with them the essential spiritual, familial, personality, emotional and character issues that enable a lifetime of faithfulness and enjoyment of Christian ministry. As such, the course serves to focus and strengthen the student in ministry / pastoral ethics. Our learning will be highly personal, dialectic and discovery focused, where more than academic competency is required.
THEO 618 | Dr. Jonathan Wilson
Online: April 13 – June 19th | Hybrid intensive: April 20-23, 8:30-4:30pm in the Media Room at Carey Centre.
NOTE: This course requires online participation and the completion of a reading and writing assignment prior to the onsite classes. Students must obtain the textbooks prior to the beginning of the course on April 13.
My informal title for this course is “By Renewing Our Minds: The Pastoral and Missional Function of Christian Doctrine.” Christian ministry and mission lives by its participation in God’s redemption of creation. Our participation in that work is guided and deepened by our theological convictions. In this course we will reflect intentionally and intensely on the ways that our ministry and history shape our theological convictions and the ways that those convictions shape our ministry so that we may be faithful, hopeful, and loving participants in and witnesses to God’s redemption of creation. By doing so, we may also become more faithful at calling others into this life and encouraging and guiding them on the way.
MISS 537 | Brian Stelck, Ph.D.
Online: June 29 – Sept 4, 2015
The process of ‘globalization’ is well established and shows few signs of slowing down. Who gets to eat, who gets medicine and who lives in peace are Christian community choices. Making decisions around these issues impacts how life is lived locally all around the world. In this course, students will explore how faithful followers of Christ act locally and globally by taking into account issues that are geo-political, economic, cultural, spiritual, material and environmental in nature. Students will be invited to consider how their understanding of God and the Gospel might expand to inform Christian social responsibility that is grounded in the call to incarnational mission.
This course is also offered at a doctoral level from June 2 – Sept 4, online. Click here for event page.
APPL 533 (and SPIR 533) | Gilly Sakakini
Online: June 29 – Sept 4 | Hybrid Intensive: Aug 10 – 14, 9am-3pm
This course uses the arts to explore aspects of the salvation narrative from creation, through crisis, calling, Christ’s conception, incarnation, cross, and Christian community. Each section parallels key features of the creative process through which students will be given opportunities to look afresh at the biblical text by engagement with art history, poetry, and the practical creative process of art making.
The week-long intensive is preceded by one month of online work. Refer to the syllabus for more details. Note that there is opportunity to take the intensive portion only, not for credit. Find more information here.
About Gilly Sakakini:
Gilly is passionate about art and Christianity and what happens at their intersection. As a practical artist and teacher Gilly is gifted in communicating her interest with others in a variety of contexts: theological colleges, schools, churches and workshops. Gilly gained a Diploma in Christian Studies at Regent College, Vancouver, and an MA in Christianity and the Arts at King’s College, London. Her teaching style is participatory, hands-on, and she encourages reflection on the creative process. Gilly teaches French and works in the arts in England where she lives with her husband and two children. She is a regular faculty member at the Grünewald Guild in Washington State and is currently co-writing a book (a curriculum for the church) called “Imaging the Story: exploring the visual and poetic contours of salvation” which will be published by Cascade/Wipf & Stock in 2016.
(BA Hons. Roehampton, London. PGCE Homerton College, Cambridge. Diploma in Christian Studies, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada.MA in Christianity and the Arts, King’s College, London.)