Take the following non-university, short-term courses singly, for your own interest, or toward the Lay Certificate in Theology. There are no prerequisites; we are happy to offer lay people this opportunity to take special interest courses in a wide variety of topics. All courses meet at Huron University College.
If you choose to take the following courses toward the Lay Certificate, you will complete a project successfully at the end of each course to earn a course credit. This year, we are offering both full courses and half-credit courses.
Accumulate 10 full credits, and you will receive the Lay Certificate.
Cost as stated in description.
* appropriate for lay people
+ appropriate for clergy/professionals
Cost: $20, lunch will be provided
Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 9:30-3:30 pm, Huron room Room V210 (note the change from W6)
“There is something real and good in my faith—a call to love God and neighbors—that I can’t abandon without feeling a pang of betrayal. There is also something wrong in my faith—a vague hostility toward the cherished religions of my non-Christian neighbors—that I can’t tacitly support without feeling an equal and opposite pang of betrayal.” – Brian McLaren
In most Canadian cities today, our neighbour is almost as likely to be a Muslim as he or she is to be an Anglican or a Christian. We work, play and engage daily with people from many faiths and indeed with those with no faith. We are reminded by news media regularly that we live in a world where local religious statements or actions can have dramatic global implications. It is in this climate that the Christian journeys and tries to bear witness to Jesus. With that in mind, we come together for a one-day, dynamic conversation about what "seeking and serving Christ in all persons and loving neighbour as self" looks like in a pluralistic culture.
This workshop is open to Clergy and Laity from all denominations.
Instructor: Dr. Kevin George, $49
Date/Time: Saturday, February 9, 2013, 10-3 pm, Huron room W17.
Religion is everywhere, it appears, again becoming a very important factor in all of society. This reappearance is marked by both radical difference and the reclaiming/maintaining of tradition. Join this primer in how we think, explore and observe the new religious situations in our communities and how those observations have global connections.
Instructor: Dr. William Acres; $49
Dates/Times: POSTPONED TO March 2, (from November 10), 10 am-3 pm
Bill Acres is a popular and enlightening professor of religious studies, comparative religions, and history at Huron University College.
Kevin Dixon is Dean of the Diocese of Huron and Rector of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. He has 25 years’ experience providing effective and inspired leadership at the parish and community level in southern Ontario and Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Rev. Canon Dr. Kevin George is rector of St. Aidan’s Church in London, Ontario. A proud alumnus of Huron, Kevin also holds a Doctorate in Ministry in Parish Revitalization. His thesis was Conversation not Conversion: Deepening Christian Faith and Commitment through Interfaith Dialogue.
is the Lead Pastor, Temple Baptist, Sarnia. Raised in Montreal, Dom grew up in an eclectic cultural setting and this, along with his passion for music and scripture, has helped prepare him to be a uniquely gifted teacher. Presently working on his Ph.D. (from Wycliffe College), Dom is also an adjunct lecturer in Church History at Huron University College.
Faculty of Theology
Huron University College
1349 Western Road
London, Ontario N6G 1H3
Phone: 519-438-7224 ext. 289