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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.
SPIR 588 | Dr. John Kiemele
Online: April 13 – June 19 | On-site: April 27 – 30, 8:30am – 4:30pm in the South Classroom
Spiritual Direction is the simple gift of offering to another person the gentle but tenacious encouragement to open oneself fully to God’s loving presence and to co-discern God’s action in every aspect of life. In receiving spiritual direction, we learn to open our hearts more deeply in trust and surrender. In offering spiritual direction, we experience the transforming intersection of the Divine and human stories among the ordinary. Spiritual direction provides a safe and yet stretching context where our story is honoured as the raw material in which we learn to discern and receive God’s drawing actions into the intimacy of loving union with God. Through spiritual direction we also learn to follow the Spirit’s guidance as we discover how to integrate and express God’s present love in our everyday choices.
This course is designed to give the student an overview of the gift of spiritual direction in the church. It will broaden the student’s understanding, challenge the student to surrender to God’s direction as the primary Reality, open the student to the experience of the soul journey, and expose the student to a particular process of accompanying another on this journey. Emphasis will be placed on providing a theological and historical context for this ministry, understanding the scope of spiritual direction, inviting students to observe and begin to practice some basic skills of spiritual direction, and relating this gift to ministry within the body of Christ.
CSF 600 / 610 | Dr. John Kimele
Retreat, May 8-15, 2015 | Online, May 8, 2015 – February 26, 2016
Relationality is at the heart of God and thus the heart of Christian spirituality. We do not become spiritually mature
without others. Christian community within which and through which we live out the spiritual life is a reflection of our
relationship with God and others. Ours is a shared journey. As we willingly open ourselves to the transformative
movement of the love of God, we open ourselves to the world around us. An ever-deepening spiritual experience is
participation in Jesus’ incarnational presence, through the Spirit, giving flesh to God’s compassionate love of humanity
and all creation.
The outward journey takes into consideration the persons we are, our interests, our personality, and our unique
relationship with God and weaves that uniqueness into the fabric of community, the people of God. Together we are
entrusted with the challenge of embodying the values and vision of God’s kingdom. The Spirit of God invites us to be an
attentive and responsive presence as we listen for and respond to the guidance of that “still small voice” guiding our
journey together; a journey that promotes and establishes healing and hope, compassion and justice, peace and
reconciliation, in this created world … on earth, as it is in heaven.
CSF 500 | Dr. Barbara Mutch
Retreat, June 8 – 15, 2015 | Online, June 8, 2015 – March 11, 2016
Spiritual Formation is the process of being formed by the Holy Spirit through Christ into the likeness of God. It involves both an inward journey of a deepening life with God and the outward expression of that life in compassion. This course will lay a foundation for the inward journey, while the companion course, CSF 600 Living in the Outward Journey, will focus on the movement outward.
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.)