Take the opportunity to deepen your knowledge through courses toward the new pre-degree diploma program, the Licentiate in Theology.
This is a pre-degree diploma program intended for those who take seriously a call to Ministry while recognizing that "Ministry" is manifested in many diverse yet equal ways. For example, the LTh may be:
for your personal development,
to deepen your knowledge for discipleship, or
for those contemplating Ordained Ministry, or
for those preparing for Diaconal Ministry, or
for those already engaged in Ministry who are seeking to complement their education.
Courses in the LTh program are also available individually to clergy and lay people.
By entering into agreements with other theological educational institutions, Huron has ensured that students across Canada, and across denominational traditions, will have a full range of course options.
God and the Problem of Evil CANCELLED
with Jeremy Frost, MA
Tuesdays, Sept. 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17; 6:30-9:30 pm, Cost $300 (audit $150)
Reflect on the age-old question of the relationship between God and the existence of evil. We will investigate classical Christian and Enlightenment writers in order to familiarize ourselves with the history of thought that informs our contemporary discussions. By the end of this course, you should be able to:
-Identify key texts in the classical and Enlightenment traditions relating to theodicy.
-Rearticulate the main questions undergirding the issue of theodicy.
-Understand how reflections on theodicy have informed modern theological discourse.
Christian Mission in Secular Spaces
Shaping the Theological Fabric of a Church Community
with Dr. Dom Ruso
Friday, September 15, October, 20, November 3, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Cost $300 (audit $150)
For those interested in start-ups, church plants, re-boots, etc., this 3-session workshop will assist in considering what it means to engage in Christian mission today. Formerly a London pastor and professor of Church History at Huron (among other positions at large churches across Canada), Dom & family returned to Montreal with a deep sense of calling to plant a new church, from which the180 Church has taken root and grown.
Theology of Narnia
with Mark Richardson, LLB, MDiv, MLIS
Saturdays, September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 2-5 pm, at Huron $300 (audit $150)
An introduction to a critical appreciation of the theology of C. S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia and The Great Divorce. Three Narnia novels will be explored in depth: Prince Caspian, The Lion,the Witch & the Wardrobe, and The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Discussion will include reception history, nature & animals, sin, transposition, among others.
Little Christs: Living Our Christian Ethic
with Dr. Herb Gruning
Saturday, Nov. 4 (10 am - 5 pm), with subsequent times to be arranged by class consensus, at Huron; $300 (audit $150)
(detailed course outline here)
Do we really need to think about ethical behaviour? Isn't simply being a Christian sufficient? Doesn't love of God entail adequate love of neighbour? Can there be anything more to moral acts than the love principle?
Living Religions of the World Free Course!!
with Rev. Janet Anstead
Saturdays, Nov. 11 (1-4 pm) and Nov. 18, 25 (10 am - 1 pm); at Huron; free!
(detailed course outline here)
This is open at no cost for anyone. Those who wish to take it for LTh Credit will have to participate in some subsequent sessions to meet LTh standards. Anyone is welcome to join us for part or for all of the sessions. The first two sessions will focus on the Eastern traditions (Hinduism, Jain, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism); the last two will focus on Zoroastrianism and the Abrahamic traditions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam).
Develop an understanding of the living religions of the world with a major emphasis on their origins, historical development, teachings and practices. The current practices of these religions, both within their religion (country) of origin, and abroad, will be discussed.
See also LTh courses available through Renison Institute of Ministry, Waterloo.
$300 per course (unless otherwise indicated on course description).
Group discount: (groups of 3 or more) $250 per person
(groups of 5 or more) $250 per person minus $75
Please register by 2 weeks before the beginning of class. If the course has insufficient enrolment, it will be cancelled, and your fees will be refunded. If you need to withdraw during the course or in the 2 weeks prior to the course beginning, we will credit you your course fees, and you may use them toward a future LTh course.