Pastoral Theology Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of 2014-2015

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Crosslisted Courses

1000 Level Courses
KNP1101HS  L0101

Reformed Worship

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will offer scriptural, historical, and theological foundations to help liturgists understand and then lead worship in a Reformed setting.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Clyde Ervine
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Introduction to Worship"
EMP1101HS  L0101

Worship I: Foundations of Christian Public Worship

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to the history, theology and practice of Christian public worship, with particular reference to the foundational practices of Eucharist and Christian initiation in the Reformed and Methodist liturgical traditions, set in the context of ecumenical developments and influences. Biblical, historical, theological and pastoral dimensions will be explored through in-class and online lectures and presentations, readings, papers, online assignments, worship, discussion, and practica/tutorials (held in the third hour of class time). Participation (incluing prayer leadership and online discussion), 15%; Liturgical Repertoire (memorization), 10%; Participant-Observer analysis of worship, 25%; Book Relflections, 50%. (Fulfills testamur requirement for United Church of Canada candidates for ordered ministry and admittands.)

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: William Kervin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP1111HF  L0101

Life Together: Christian Formation

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This pass/fail first-term required course presents an overview of living the Christian faith in community, with an emphasis on spiritual formation for leadership. It places this overview within the context of the church's visible witness and an understanding of its mission as participation in Christ's mission. It hopes to help students think through the intersection of contemporary motions of spirituality and piety and the Christian life lived in the community of the church, with its disciplines and practice. It also hopes to begin to prepare students for continued growth and formation in Christ, through the gifts the church offers, as they begin to be trained and formed as Christian leaders.

Schedule: Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Tutorial will run from 10:00-11:00
Instructors: George R. Sumner
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP1301HS  L0101

Homiletics I

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation for biblical preaching by exploring the implications of preaching a text and preaching the gospel. Preaching the gospel is considered from historical, biblical, theological, pastoral and creative perspectives with a view to producing sermons that engage the world and offer hope. A four-step methodology is taught that can be adapted to various sermon forms. Exegesis assignments, quiz on the readings, two sermons, peer evaluations, book report. Evaluation: each sermon, 33%; exegesis and book report, ??%; peer evaluations, 12%; and 8.5%; participation 8.5%.

Schedule: Wednesday, 10:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP1352HS  L0101

Basics of Biblical Preaching

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to the art and science of preaching. Topics: exegesis and hermeneutics for the purpose of preaching, techniques of sermon preparation, structure and delivery. Written assignments, small groups, one sermon.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Introduction to Preaching".
EMP1431HF  L0101

Education and Faith Formation

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course will provide an overview to education ministry and to faith formation. It will examine the purpose, context, and content of CE and examine basic learning theory and curriculum resources. Students will also read a spiritual memoir and reflect on transformation in the Christian life. Practical skills for educational ministry will include evaluating curricula, contextual analysis of an educational site, and designing and facilitating a workshop. Intercultural challenges for CE will be discussed. Aspects of age-related ministry will include resources for children, youth and adults. In addition, education at different life stages will be studied as moments for formation of individuals and families as well as the community (baptism and confirmation). Students are encouraged to research a historical or contemporary practice of CE/formation and develop a paper on that topic. Students will read Tye, Pazmino, McClaren, Miles and Winner. Evaluation: Participation 10%; Site visit paper 20%; Literature review/proposal 20%; Final Paper and workshop design 50%.

Schedule: Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15

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KNP1443HF  L0101

Human Growth & Spiritual Journey

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exploration of various theories of human development, stages of human growth, lifespan spiritual journey in correlation to human growth, implications for Christian ministry, and reflections of one's own lifespan on theories of human growth and spiritual journey. Basic course for education and ministry. Lectures. Group presentation, discussion, class participation, critical reflection paper, mid and final exams.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Andrew Irvine
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
KNP1446HF  L0101

Educational Ministry of the Church

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

What is educational ministry? How can we reshape Christian Education in our congregation in order to revitalize the church and society? Exploring the structure of educational theory, reflecting one's educational experience in the church, engaging in dialogue with theorists in Christian Education, we will attempt to refashion christian Education for today's church, and create a vision of Christian education in order to revitalize the congregation. Lectures.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Indroduction to Educational Ministry"
WYP1501HF  L0101

The Basics of Personal and Pastoral Care

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Personal wellness builds and replenishes the inner resources that are essential to providing effective, ethically responsible pastoral care. This course introduces students to the basics both of attending to their own wellness and to providing pastoral care to others. The class format is a combination of theoretical/conceptual learning as well as experiential skills training and practice. Grades are based on the evaluation of students' written assignments and audio/video taped demonstrations of the basic skills of pastoral care learned over the course of the semester.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
WYP1501HS  L0101

The Basics of Personal and Pastoral Care

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Personal wellness builds and replenishes the inner resources that are essential to providing effective, ethically responsible pastoral care. This course introduces students to the basics both of attending to their own wellness and to providing pastoral care to others. The class format is a combination of theoretical/conceptual learning as well as experiential skills training and practice. Grades are based on the evaluation of students' written assignments and audio/video taped demonstrations of the basic skills of pastoral care learned over the course of the semester.

Schedule: Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
SAP1541HF  L4101

Families in the Canadian Home, Parish & School

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · St. Augustine's Aurora Site

Families come to Canada from every society of the world, bringing their diverse relationships, roles, structures and understandings. Clergy, teachers and parish workers need an awareness of what those might be in order to serve individuals and families from diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. Whether in pastoral work, in teaching family life education or in other forms of service, awareness of possibilities and questions will be useful. Two presentations and final exam.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 6
Instructors: Suzanne R. Scorsone
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
EMP1601HF  L0101

Context and Ministry

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Numerous historical and social forces shape what we think ministry is and how we practice it. Each of us inherits and embodies these forces to varying degrees of disadvantage and privilege. In this course, using the lenses of "Intentional Community" and "Vocation," students learn to analyze and respond to the multiple social forces at play in diverse ministry contexts, particularly as each relates to their own social location. In addition to providing space for vocational reflection on the self-in-context, this course calls students to responsibility for dismantling the 'cult of normalcy,' and the role that they play in. Our task is integrative. Students explore and nurture connections between their learnings in this class and others, their prior and current ministry, faith and life experiences, all with a view to the topic of their own vocation. Evaluation includes participation in site visits outside of class, small group discussions, reflection paper and integrative papers. Successful completion of this course is required for enrollment in Contextual Education II EMF3020YY.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:30 to 16:30
Schedule Notes: Thursday Sept 4, Saturday Sept 27, Nov 1 & Dec 6
Instructors: Natalie Wigg-Stevenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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KNP1601HF  L0101

Theology & Practice of Ministry

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Explores various aspects of ministry, in particular the theology and practice of ordained ministry within the Reformed traditions. Topics include understandings of ministry, the call, functions and roles in ministry, challenges and contexts for ministry today and in the future, leadership and authority, and spiritual practices. Various methods of learning will be used (small group, lecture, discussion, mentorship experience).

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Introduction to the Practice of Ministry".
WYP1609HS  L0101

Community Development: The Art of Facilitation and Workshop Design

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

At the core of every community developer is a commitment to transformational teaching which unleashes within people the competencies to change their local community. Individual and group learning is possible when community members are treated with respect, feel safe to explore new ideas and can readily apply new learning to their present context. Based on both the theory and practice of adult learning and the biblical principle of discipleship, participants will  develop their personal capacity to facilitate both trainings & meetings and design workshops to move the community a step closer to peace and well being.

This course is also valuable for lay and ordained leaders in the church who may be called to lead adult Christian education courses, focus groups or other organizational meetings.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jeanette Romkema
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This class fulfills the Development Practice section within the MTS in urban and international development but is also open to M.Div. students or for continuing education of practitioners in the field.
WYP1610HS  L0101

Leading Missional Congregations

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Exploration of leadership and ministry in the context of a theological understanding of the nature of the Church and the scope of its ministry. Weekly readings, class participation, critical review assignments, book review, major paper. 

Schedule: Wednesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: Includes a tutorial
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP1615HF  L0101

International Development: Global issues, Power & Players

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides an overview and introduction to global issues, power and players at the heart of international development. As an overview to the macro features, challenges and practices of the
humanitarian aid and assistance wor1d, the course helps students build a platform for understanding the field's numerous dimensions and complexity. History, worldviews, approaches and actors are
explored across the international development spectrum, as are the patterns and lenses of several Christian perspectives. Understanding is built around the nature and dynamics of poverty and power, and their relationships to the spectrum of development approaches and practices, along with the roles of international agencies, governments, and civil society players in working with the marginalized and
vulnerable. Students engage in the sectoral, technical and thematic challenges faced by development organizations in a range of settings.
Key features of the course include focus on:
- Overview of the development studies world and research methods
- Worldviews, meanings and values in international development
- Understanding development history
- The Millenmum Development Goals
- The state of human development: UNDP HDR, World Bank Development Report
- Poverty and development -definitions, causes, alternative models, biblical perspectives
- Adult Learning Approaches: Pedagogy & Development
- Understanding the development spectrum: theories and practices
- Global, State and Private Actors
- Multilateral actors: UN Conventions, CRC, IFis-SAPs, debt
- Civil Society: Grassroots and Local Development
- Mainstream, alternative and grassroots definitions and solutions
- Development that transforms: holistic approaches, the place of spirituality

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: David Kupp
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Poverty, Development & Transformation 1: Introduction to Global & Local Issues, Power & Players"
WYP1616HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/11/20

Community Development: Theory, Models, Theology

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course provides an introduction and overview to the core issues, approaches and players for Christian practitioners of community development, within both Canadian and international settings. As an overview to the theory, models and theology of community development, this is the local counterpart to the international development focus of the current course WYP1615: "International Development:Global Issues, Power & Players." This course helps students build a platform for their engagement as lay and ordained community practitioners in local community settings. Worldviews, approaches and actors are explored across the community development spectrum, as are the patterns and lenses of local faith-based organizations. Theories and models are examined which assess and address the local nature and dynamics of poverty, participation, power and community ownership. The inter-relationships between vision, values and practice are explored, along with the roles of local government, business and civil society players in working with the marginalized and vulnerable. This course will especially engage: - the theory and theology of 'belonging' and 'place' - community development as a social, political, economic, ecological and spiritual process - historic and contemporary issues and debates within community development - Canadian vs. global South poverty, marginalization and development - models of participation and empowerment - civil society, the church and community development - appreciative inquiry and assets-based community development - community development that transforms: faith, spirituality and holistic approaches - a critical path for engaging community development - community mobilization and conscientization

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Schedule Notes: Irregular dates TBC
Instructors: David Kupp
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title "Poverty, Development & Transformation II: Introduction to Global & Local Issues, Power & Players"
WYP1617HF  L0101

Community-Based Assessment and Design

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Residents of urban at-risk communities often have ministry done to them by well-meaning people. Organizations (non-proftis, churches, government, etc.) swoop in with money, people and resources and tell the community what they need. Playgrounds are erected overnight, murals painted over, or gardens appear without anyone asking the people who live there what they want. The message that no one listens is reinforced in their minds. God's concept of "shalom" is not one of doing to people but one of inviting people to participate in their own community development. Students in this course will develop the skills necessary to engage a local community. This approach is guided through the development tools of community assessment (listening to the community) and project design, monitoring and evaluation (responding with the coomunity to a limitation). At the end of this course students will have the skills necessary to involve the community in its own restoration.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: W. Clayton Rowe
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP1620HF  L0101

Maintenance and Mission: Congregations and Leadership in a Post-Christendom Church

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course examines congregations and congregational leadership through the lens of the continuous and discontinuous change currently experienced by the local church. The course will cover the standard disciplines of congregational studies as well as emerging models of the congregation resulting from efforts to re-imagine church in these challenging times.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Andrew J. Sheldon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
RGP1621HY  L0101

Ignatian Foundations for Mission and Ministry

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In this course, students acquire skills of reflexive praxis rooted in Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy as a foundation for engaging in professional ministry in the Church. The student is invited to appropriate personal practices and professional guidelines for ministry within a theological framework, thereby beginning the process of articulating a personal vision of ministry that is grounded in Scripture, Tradition and personal experiences of vocation.

Schedule: Friday, 13:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Alternate weeks
Instructors: Gilles Mongeau
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 22
SAP1711HS  L0101

Introduction to Canon Law

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A survey of selected topics from the 1983 Code of Canon Law: history, sources and structure of the Code; people of God; hierarchical structures in the Church; consecrated and apostolic life; teaching, sanctifying and governing functions in the Church; temporal goods; sanctions and processes in the Church. Course evaluation will be based on class participation (20%), case study (40%), and final oral exam (40%).

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ivan P. Camilleri
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
EMP1741HS  L0101

Care and Community

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Care and Community explores the role of care expected of religious practitioners and faith communities in an intercultural context. The pastoral care capacity of a beginning religious practitioner (pastor, chaplain, minister of music, education or lay leader) requires self knowledge, spiritual formation, theory and skill. Narrative theories of care will provide the basis for the assumptions and skill development of the course. Role plays, class discussions and short practical theology papers will provide opportunity to assess a student's self ability to think theologically about pastoral care situations. Prerequisite: have taken or simultaneously taking Theology I, or permission of the instructor. Limited to Emmanuel College students or students fulfilling CRPO requirements.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP1863HF  L0101

Music & Christian Spirituality

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course deals with the many intersections of music and worship within a Christian context, and more specifically, within a Presbyterian worship service.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
2000 Level Courses
EMP2011HS  L0101

Buddhist Contemplative Care

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Barely existed just a decade ago, Buddhist contemplative care has now become a full force that changes the contemporary practice of Buddhism all over the world, bringing the insights of the ancient wisdom into practical services not only in hospitals, hospices, and prisons, but also through counseling in education and work places. Such pioneering works have redefined the meaning and relevancy of Buddhist practice in the modern world, and has enriched the scope of chaplaincy and ministry which were available only in the Judea-Christian context.

This course introduces students to the theory and professional practice of Buddhist contemplative care, through scholarly literature, on the roots of this form of Buddhist engaged practice in various Buddhist traditions, as well as the educational foundations of Buddhist pastoral and spiritual care, the understanding of the Buddhist approach to death and dying, and the art of end-of-life care. Students will also learn from the experiences of successful models of Buddhist contemplative care in North America and Asian countries like Taiwan. The knowledge will also be practical to professional medical caregivers, to allow them to understand the anxiety and fear of their patients with a Buddhist worldview, so as to provide more suitable and meaningful palliative care.

The course examines research literature to introduce to the students the developing practice of Buddhist Contemplative Care. Its first section introduces theoretical concepts of contemplative care from the Buddhist tradition, which will be clarified in class through examining various areas of its application. As the student becomes familiar with these theoretical and conceptual propositions, the course will gradually introduce discussions and participation as learning tools to examine twentieth century and current cases.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Henry C. H. Shiu
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP2015HS  L0101

Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In recent years a voluminous literature has appeared that has examined the numerous commonalities between western psychotherapy and counselling and Buddhism. This has been possible because Buddhism, in addition to its religious aspects, can also be described as a philosophy and psychology of transformation. The Buddhist teachings are replete with analyses of human behavior, emotion, cognition, interpersonal and psychological functioning that closely resemble the models of human behavior and mental illness that have emerged in western culture. In this comparative course the convergence between Buddhism and the major systems of psychotherapy will be surveyed.  Specifically, the key features of psychoanalytic, behavioral, cognitive, existential-humanistic, emotion-focused, mindfulness-based interventions, and the emerging field of positive psychology will each first be described. Convergences and divergences with the key elements of Buddhist psychology as described in the teachings on skillful living (i.e., the 8-fold path), harmful emotional states (i.e., the 5 nivaranas), the psychophysical nature of the self (i.e., the 5 skandhas), psychological causality (i.e., dependent origination), and the analysis of the human condition (i.e. the 4 Noble Truths) will be underscored.

Students will critically study the key representative texts for each form of psychotherapy and the major Buddhist sutras/teachings that elaborate the Buddha's psychology with the goal of evaluating how the study of Buddhist psychology may enhance our understanding of emotional suffering and its alleviation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:30 to 21:00
Instructors: Tony Toneatto
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRP2031HF  L0101

Introduction to Preaching

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of preaching. The student will learn to read a text closely, exegete a passage, and develop dynamic oral communication skills. Attention will be paid to the postmodern context, contemporary homiletical theory, and different sermonic forms. The student will be encouraged to be creative and find his/her own voice in a supportive environment. Expectations: written assignments, class exercises, one full length sermon, and one short homily.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Judy Rois
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
KNP2101HS  L0101

Worship Practicum

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Building on introductory worship courses, this course will explore worship as a theological practice. It will examine a series of topics related to the development of worship leadership skills, nurturing community through worship, and effective worship practices for the contemporary church. the first part of the course will ask the question; How do we as worship leaders understand the realities facing worshipping communities in the twenty-first century? The second part of the course asks: How do we as worship leaders practice evaluation and discernment in a diverse and dynamic twenty-first century context?

Chapel attendance is mandatory.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Sarah Travis
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP2103HF  L0101

Worship II: Pastoral Occasions and Liturgical Praxis

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

As follow-up to EMP1101 "Worship I" ( or an equivalent introductory course on worship), a praxis-based study of history, theology and practice of worship, focusing on the pastoral liturgies of weddings, funerals and pastoral occasions. Particular attention will be given to the Reformed and Methodist liturgical traditions, set in the context of ecumenical developments and influences. Biblical, historical, theological and pastoral dimensions will be explored through lectures, presentations, readings, written assignments, discussion, on-line discussions and resource sharing, a class visit to a funeral home, group worship planning and conduct of actual services. Prerequisite: EMP1101 "Worship I", or an equivalent introductory worship course. Lectures, presentations, readings, written assignments, discussion, on-line discussions and resource sharing, a class visit to a funeral home, group worship planning and conduct of actual services. Requirements: Participation (10%); Resource Review (10%); Book Reflection (20%); Group Worship planning and Celebration (Credit); Congregational Policy (10%); Liturgy Project (50%).

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: William Kervin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 6 · Max: 24

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RGP2105HS  L0101

The Art of the Presider

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Enrol with permission of instructor. This course aims to come to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the roles of both the presider and the assembly in the praise and worship of God. Tutorials, weekly readings, reflection paper, final examination.

Schedule: Tuesday, 13:00 to 17:00
Instructors: Joseph de Viveiros
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 10
SAP2112HF  L0101

Introduction to Liturgy of Roman Rite

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will investigate the sacramental celebrations, the liturgy of the hours and the liturgical year of the Roman Rite from their historical, theological, spiritual and pastoral dimension. Requirements: class attendance, short papers and final exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John-Mark Missio
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2118HF  L0101

Anglican Liturgics

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to the art of planning and leading the liturgy, including pastoral offices, in the Anglican Church of Canada. Acquaintance with the current liturgical trends in the Anglican Church of Canada and with general principles of liturgical leadership. Ability to plan Morning Prayer and Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer and the Book of Alternative Services. Tutorial. W 11-12. Class sessions include lectures, discussion and student field reports. Class participation, readings, multiple choice exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: F. Dean Mercer
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Tutorial to follow class from 11:00 to 12 noon
TRP2134HF  L0101

Shaping Space for Worship

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Examination of the interaction between Theology and Architecture. Exploration of space as a medium of expression. Analysis of the structures inherent in worship and their relation to archetypal building plans. Assisting a congregation to adopt and live its mission. Presentations and analyses. Assessments and re-planning of individual places of worship.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Gerald Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity College, Seeley Hall
TRP2202HF  L0101

Spiritual Formation in the Anglican Tradition

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Reflection on aspects of the spiritual formation of the human person and of the postulant for ordination in the Anglican Church. Students will consider topics such as the theology of the human person, longing for God, spiritual motherhood and fatherhood, kenosis, stewardship of the sacraments, preaching and prayer, and how these inform our understanding of the priesthood.

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Lisa Wang
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 214
WYP2209HS  L0101

Missional Spirituality

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A missional spirituality is, "an attentive and active engagement of embodied love for God and neighbour expressed from the inside out." (Helland and Hajalmarson, 2011). In modern spiritualties the interior life of personal devotion is emphasised. A needed corrective is our recovery of the outward movement of God into the world: missio Dei. The life of devotion and mission are inseparable. We are formed by the Spirit in community for the sake of others, where inner life both forms and feeds mission. Requirements include book reviews, a reflective journal, and an integrative paper.

This course is open to all basic degree students and is a required course for Wycliffe students in the MDIV Pioneer stream.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn Draper
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 30
WYP2215HS  L0101

Contemplating God: Classics of the Christian Contemplative Tradition

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course will focus on the primary texts of the Christian contemplative tradition beginning with the gospels and the desert fathers and mothers, proceeding through the monastic and mystical traditions of the western and eastern church, the Reformation and following, and contemporary writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The course will include reading selected primary texts, as well as commitment by student to some personal contemplative spiritual practice during the time of the course. Students are recommended to have taken WYP2636H or have an established practice of Christian contemplative prayer (centering prayer, Christian mediation, etc.).

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 4:00
Schedule Notes: 5 Saturdays Jan 10, 31 Feb 21, Mar 14, 28 Classes will take place at the SSJD Convent at 233 Cummer Avenue, Toronto, M2M 2E8
Instructors: Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMP2222HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/01

Spiritual Direction

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Explores theological, psychological, and pastoral dimensions of the spiritual direction relationship. Considers historical development and the contemporary interest in many faith traditions in SD. Topics include forms of prayer, discernment process, difference between SD and pastoral counseling, professional ethics. Lectures, discussion, presentation, synthesis essay and oral exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 12
SMP2241HF  L0101

Spirituality of the Jewish Year

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to Judaism through study of the Sabbath and festivals of the Jewish year. Designed for Christians, enables students to teach and to preach from an understanding of our Jewish roots. Readings, term project, written or oral exam.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Anne Anderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAP2261HF  L0101

Psych & Spirituality

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An overview of psychological and psychotherapeutic methods, highlighting selected topics in psychotherapy and psychopathology, all in the context of pastoral counselling and spiritual formation.  Lectures, case-studies, class discussions, group exercises and presentations. Assigned readings and papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Mary Marrocco
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 20
WYP2301HF  L0101

Basics of Preaching

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The student will develop a theological framework regarding the character and place of preaching in the life of a local Church. This includes the place of the Church within the mission of God, the importance of analyzing and engaging with the way culture shapes the local community, and the understanding of what it means to be faithful to God in the way we handle the biblical text. The student will also learn to identify and implement the basic skills that are foundational to preaching. Weekly reading, listening to sermons by a variety of preachers, class participation, preparation, delivery and critique of sermons. Tutorial 11-12.

Schedule: Tuesday, 10:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAP2301HF  L0101

Introduction to Homiletics

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Introduction to Homiletics is a one-semester course that gives students the opportunity to look at the theology, tradition and practice of Catholic preaching. Students will examine particular questions, issues and challenges in homiletics from a Catholic perspective, survey the development of preaching throughout Church history, determine how Roman Catholic preaching can be informed by the theory and practice in other traditions, and articulate the characteristics of good preaching. This course is a prerequisite for Advanced Homiletics. Lectures, online postings, presentations, interviews and papers.

Schedule: Friday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 14
SAP2401HS  L4101

Conversion & Education

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Study of Foundational pastoral, methodological, theological dynamics for authentic Catholic education. Focus on education's role to inform, form and transform. Conversion in the context of a global, technological in dialogue with Vatican II and significant post-Conciliar documents. Lectures, seminar, three (3) short papers or one synthesis paper.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Jan. 31, Feb. 21, Feb. 28, March 28    
Instructors: Jeanne Cover
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Additional Notes: Location: Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary Canadian Provincial Office (=Loretto Abbey Complex) 101 Mason Blvd Toronto, ON M5M 3E2
WYP2507HF  L0101

Facilitating Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Church and in the World

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Forgiveness and reconciliation are central to the gospel message and virtues that mark Christian maturity. Recognizing them as virtues does not automatically translate into an ability to recover from relationship hurts, and people may then turn to a clergyperson or lay leader in the church for help in getting from a place of hurt and anger to one of acceptance and closure. This course is designed to assist students in their efforts to acquire the knowledge, wisdom and skills they need, first to embody the virtues themselves and then to facilitate others. Course material will be delivered by means of lectures, movie clips, and popular and scholarly publications. Grades will be based on a set of personal reflection papers (40%), an annotated bibliography (10%) and scholarly essay (40%), and active participation in small group and whole class discussions (10%).

Schedule: Wednesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Wanda Malcolm
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SAP2545HF  L0101

Pastoral Counselling

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Pastoral Counselling for the non-professional counsellor engaged in ministry. The goals of the course include acquiring basic counselling skills, developing awareness of counter-transference and exploring how to refer to other professionals. Class format includes lectures and peer counselling. Requirements include: reflection papers, referral project and a taped counselling session. Attendance and participation are mandatory.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:30
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 15
KNP2548HF  L0101

Pastoral Care: Self, Family, Congregation

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course introduces students to practices and theories of pastoral care with an emphasis on self awareness and pastoral practice in an intercultural context. The first half of the course will focus on systems theories - family of origin, cultures of origin and social identity. Students will explore and present their own families of origin and social identity as a means to learn the theory, consider ministry implications and develop self awareness. The second half of the course will provide hands-on opportunities to practice pastoral skills while learning theory regarding grief and loss, death and dying, ethical decision making, spiritual care, developing pastoral relationships. Lecture, discussion, small group work, mid-term paper, case studies.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: John Henderson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
WYP2560HF  L0101

Church Planting & Fresh Expressions of Church

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Beginning new churches to serve areas and cultures where no church exists is a historic expression of the missio dei. The practice begins in the Book of Acts and has continued through Christian history, but is currently taking fresh and sometimes unconventional forms in Western society. This course lays foundations for church planting and fresh expressions of church in scripture and theology, and then looks at contemporary practice through exposure to current resources and practitioners. Requirements include book reviews, field observation, and a detailed church planting proposal.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marilyn Draper
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP2600HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/06/26

Theology of Ministry

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the foundations of ministry in the New Testament, the manifold expressions of ministry in the history of the Church, and a variety of contemporary issues related to the theology and practice of ministry from a Roman Catholic perspective. Also important will be the relationship of ministry to other aspects of theology, such as Christology, pneumatology, grace, mission, ecclesiology, and sacraments.

Schedule: Wednesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SMP2600HF  L0101

Theology of Ministry

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the foundations of ministry in the New Testament, the manifold expressions of ministry in the history of the Church, and a variety of contemporary issues related to the theology and practice of ministry from a Roman Catholic perspective. Also important will be the relationship of ministry to other aspects of theology, such as Christology, pneumatology, grace, mission, ecclesiology, and sacraments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
WYP2618HF  L0101

Gospel, Church & Culture

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will consider definitions of Gospel, church and culture, and some of the different ways Christians have historically understood the relationship between the three. We will examine worldviews as a tool for understanding cultures, and look specifically at what the shift from modernity to postmodernity means for the church and its mission. The course will explore this subject referencing Biblical material, the experience of cross-cultural missionaries, and various artifacts of contemporary culture. These will form the backdrop for discussion about what it means to be a missional church in contemporary North America. Lectures, class discussion on readings. Evaluation: two short book reports, chapter summaries on the primary text, 5 minute oral presentation, one paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judy Paulsen
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP2622HS  L0101

God's Mission and the Church

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Building on focuses drawn from the book of Acts, participants will reflect on understandings of God's Mission and the Church's part that the mission, particularly in diversity of ministries in service of that mission; The course will draw on texts from Genesis, Isaiah, Luke and Romans, and as well as patristic, liturgical, spiritual writings and sermonic writing; Examining history of mission and the church, and contemporary congregational mission theory, we will consider alternative images and paradigms of mission; Lectures and book discussion sessions will seek to build participants' critical skill particularly in relation to conflict, healing, culture, pluriformity, and proclamation as part of mission; Participants will be required to meet and interview individuals involved in diverse forms of ministry in the community to develop their own vocational discernment and gain practical awareness of the issues, challenges and kills involved in differing forms of Spirit-led developments as congregations seek to participate and live God's mission.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRP2622HS  L0101

God's Mission and the Church

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Building on focuses drawn from the book of Acts, participants will reflect on understandings of God's Mission and the Church's part that the mission, particularly in diversity of ministries in service of that mission; The course will draw on texts from Genesis, Isaiah, Luke and Romans, and as well as patristic, liturgical, spiritual writings and sermonic writing; Examining history of mission and the church, and contemporary congregational mission theory, we will consider alternative images and paradigms of mission; Lectures and book discussion sessions will seek to build participants' critical skill particularly in relation to conflict, healing, culture, pluriformity, and proclamation as part of mission; Participants will be required to meet and interview individuals involved in diverse forms of ministry in the community to develop their own vocational discernment and gain practical awareness of the issues, challenges and kills involved in differing forms of Spirit-led developments as congregations seek to participate and live God's mission.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP2625HS  L0101

Theologies of Poverty and Development

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course introduces participants to a range of historical and contemporary theologies of poverty and development, located among local and global community movements, faith-based groups, and church institutions of the global South and North. The social science, theory and practice of community development are integrated with theological analysis and reflection on questions of divine presence in the spaces of poverty, justice and transformation. The course focuses especially on: 1. Poverty, development and justice In the Bible 2. Poverty, development and justice in church history 3. The apologies and confessions of the church 4. Toxic charity 5. Indigenous perspectives on poverty and development 6. Poverty, power and policy: the church as advocate 7. Faith-based NGOs 8. Contemporary church theologies of development 9. Evangelical perspectives on poverty and development: integral mission 10. Roman Catholic perspectives on poverty and development 11. Multi-faith approaches to poverty and development 12. The religion and development dialogue 13. Creation care, poverty and development 14. Ethical and spiritual issues for development practitioners

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 17:00
Instructors: David Kupp
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorial, Workshop
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
WYP2636HF  L4101

Rooted in God: Personal Prayer as the Soil of Ministry

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

This course focuses on personal contemplative prayer as essential for our relationship with God and the soil out of which healthy and effective ministry grows. The course covers Biblical teaching on prayer; the contemplative tradition arising from the early desert fathers and mothers; spirituality, theology and psychology of prayer; and various Christian traditions of prayer including lectio divina, Ignatian prayer, other forms of scripture prayer, centering prayer, Christian meditation, and the awareness examen.The course concludes with suggestions for planting and growing a prayer-based parish ministry. Lectures, small group and plenary sharing, and practicum. Two reflection papers and a final paper designing a course to be taught in a ministry seeting. Also self-evaluation based on a learning covenant which includes a daily prayer requirement. This course will be held at St. John's Convent, 223 Cummer Ave., North York.

Schedule: Saturday, 9:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: 5 Saturdays 9:00 - 16:00 at SSJD Convent. Dates Sept 13, 27, Oct 11 (optional prayer and art day) Oct 25, Nov 15, Dec 6
Instructors: Sr. Constance Joanna Gefvert
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 10 · Max: 20
TRP2641YY  L0101

Principles and Practice of Liturgy

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A five semester long preparation for active worship leadership in the Anglican Church. Supervised "worship teams" prepare for and preside at a variety of services. Music and homiletics (theory and performance), phenomenological and theological reflection on the practice of ministry. Lectures, periodic workshops. Reading, journaling, book reports (one per year) and short reflection paper at the end of the first and third academic years.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: David Neelands
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
TRP2663HF  L4101

Shalom, Justice and Community

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2012 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Students will participate in Justice Camp, a five-day adult, residential learning experience during which they will develop their knowledge of and skills for community development and social justice ministries. Camp will use a wide array of learning methods: plenary workshops; panel discussion; immersion experiences including site visits, interpersonal encounters, hands-on activities, participants.

For more information, please see http://justicecamp.ca/

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: 08/15 · Ends: 08/21
Instructors: Sylvia Keesmaat
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Students not currently enrolled at TST should contact divinity@trinity.utoronto.ca for registration.
TRP2665HS  L0101

Life and Death in the Wilderness: Skills for Congregational and Communal Life and Leadership

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

We will imagine the book of Numbers as a "?dream' (nightmare?) experience that can teach us about the kinds of skills communities and their leaders require to cope with life and death in a risk-filled environment. At its promptings we will explore specific congregational leadership issues including, planning, assessing resources, drawing forth, developing and changing volunteer leadership, mission, building vision and making change, recognizing and nurturing what gives a community life, coping with the reality of communal death, and above all, the life and death risk of traveling with the living God. Requirements: Lectures, readings, group discussions, practical skill-building projects, and short papers.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Walter Deller
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
WYP2672HS  L0101

Ministry of Evangelism

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to the theology and practice of evangelism in contemporary society. We will look critically at different evangelistic practices in light of scripture and culture, and consider how healthy evangelism might affect leadership, parish life, worship, preaching, lay ministry, outreach programs and personal relationships. Requirements include book reviews, field work, and an integrative paper.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judy Paulsen
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP2708HF  L0101

Pastoral Norms: Sacraments

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A theological-canonical reflection on selected canons in Book IV of the 1983 Code of Canon Law, excluding the canons on the Sacrament of Matrimony.  Particular emphasis will be placed on issues concerning parish ministry.  Canons will be reviewed in light of the teachings of the Second Vatican Council, postconciliar legislation, and the process of revising the Code of Canon Law.  Course evaluation will be based on class participation (20%), case study (40%), and final oral exam (40%).

Schedule: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ivan P. Camilleri
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 14
SAP2710HS  L0102

Pastoral Norms/Marriage

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Roman Catholic Church legislation on institution of marriage with special attention to the teaching of Vatican Council II. Class participation, exam. This course is part of the Diaconate Formation Diploma program.

Schedule: · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Thomas Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Limited to Diaconate Formation Diploma program at St. Augustine's. See listing in Winter term for our regularly scheduled course.
SAP2710HS  L0101

Pastoral Norms/Marriage

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Roman Catholic Church legislation on institution of marriage with special attention to the teaching of Vatican Council II. Class participation, exam.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Thomas Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
EMP2731HS  L0101

Ministry of Governance and Administration

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The responsibility of good administration and informed governance is a vital, if unsung, aspect of ministry in a conciliar system. This course will explore the mandates of collaborative congregational leadership, financial stewardship, effective communication and mission strategy in the context of current and emerging forms of United Church polity, and in view of the impact of changing demographics. Lectures and discussions. Evaluation by portfolio and take-home exam.

Schedule: Monday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Ian Manson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRP2732HF  L0101

The Practice of Diaconal Ministry

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The practice of being an Anglican Deacon involves an understanding of Christian Ministry in its ancient and current expressions. Deacons as ordained ministers are called to focus the ministry of the whole community as this relates to the service and care of those in need. The role of deacons is to express the world to the church and the church to the world. The course will discuss the variety of ministries, social justice and the church, the liturgical role of deacons, the leadership and prophetic role of deacons in the parish/congregation, and the future growth of the diaconate. The relevance of this course to other denominations is based on the baptismal requirement of pursuing justice in the world. While the course is called "Practice", the course will also involve the theory and theology of the diaconate. Lectures, readings, discussions, written papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Arthur F. K. (Kyn) Barker
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
TRP2803HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/11

English Church Music

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The aim of this course is to provide an outline of the history and current scholarship of English church music. Topics covered will include the impact of the English Reformation on liturgical music; the intersection between sacred and secular; the word-tone relationship in English plainchant and hymnody; music in Methodism; and choral-service revival in the Anglican Church. The course will explore a wide range of English church music including anthems, hymns, liturgical chants, oratorios and metrical psalms, along with a selected reading of relevant primary and secondary sources. Methodology: lectures, discussions, music listening, and readings.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
EMP2805HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/28

Worship Planning and Music Leadership

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course seeks to help worship leaders and those interested in music ministry gain a rich understanding of the role of music in worship, and to provide practical strategies for both short-term and long-range worship planning as it relates to music. The course will provide an overview of the multiple aspects of planning music for worship. Topics will include developing congregational singing, making the "special" music of choirs or instrumental ensembles an integral part of the worship experience, understanding a congregation's worship "style," and sourcing and selecting music for liturgical seasons or other church occasions.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Deborah Bradley
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Pre-requisite: EMP1101HF

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TRP2809HS  L0101

Music and Christian Identity in Global Context

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course aims to create an ecumenical and interdisciplinary discourse on the practice of church music which is an important factor in shaping Christian identity from a global perspective. We shall examine various issues pertaining to the role of music in contemporary Christian performance and explore the musical enterprises that represent the ethnic and national identities of World Christianities and of migration or diaspora Christianities. Topics covered will include the enculturation of Christian worship and music, music and popular religious culture, the globalization of church music, cultural hybridity and inclusivity in Christian music, and the encounter of indigenous musico-religious culture and traditional church music in the non-Western world; Method: lectures, seminars, music listening, readings. Evaluation: Class participation (20%): Review (Book) (20%); Review (Worship) (30%); Presentation (30%)

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: This course has previously been taught with the course code TRT2609H
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
EMP2861HF  L0101

Songs of the Church

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course on congregational song has no prerequisites related to musical ability, keyboard skills, or to hymnic background. Attendance at lectures for the exploration of current song resources (Voices United, More Voices, and a hymn book of the student's choice) forms part of the evaluation process. In addition, weekly assignments such as book reviews or song leading, class participation, and presentation of a final integrative project will be graded. Familiarity with journals and literature in the field will be required. Some research and reports on research will be required. Demonstrated familiarity with the resources of a newly developed concordance for Voices United will be an integral component for evaluation.

Schedule: Wednesday, 18:00 to 20:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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EMP2875HY  L0101

Toronto School of Theology Choir

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will require students to advance their singing and ensemble talents in a group rehearsal situation that is based on knowledge and its application, in order to achieve creative goals. The chorus director takes the role of lead interpreter and coach for the team. After cultivating reliable vocal production, diction, and notation reading skills, the choir will study repertoire drawn form twentieth century British and North American composers, using sacred texts. Styles will range from classical to jazz. Those registered for credit will be required to attend all rehearsals, and submit two short research papers, as well as a major book review. Students will be assessed on the faithfulness of attendance and team-interaction; on their growth in the vocal discipline; on three written assignments, and contribution to the summative exercise (final concert). TST Choir is open to all members of the community: students, faculty and staff.

Schedule: Tuesday, 18:00 to 19:30
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit

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TRP2875HS  L0101

Music in World Religions

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course explores world religions through music, one of the most universal features of human life. It will focus on the various traditions and phenomena of religious music in comparative perspective, and examine the way in which music reflects the religious tenets and has been used as a means of interacting with the divine. Covering seven of the major religions.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
3000 Level Courses
TRP3120HS  L0101

The Book of Common Prayer

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

After the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), in its various revisions, is the most important foundational text of Anglican Christianity; Often praised for its literary beauty and influence, it has nevertheless become unfamiliar or even offensive to Anglicans who worship mainly with new liturgies produced in recent decades; This course will explore the sources and historical development of the Prayer Book tradition from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, the BCP's importance in the history of doctrinal controversy and Anglican identity, and how the BCP's liturgies have been variously received and interpreted over time, including critiques by modern liturgical scholarship; Major themes: the Bible and worship; liturgical language; the sacraments; sin and repentance; individual and community; ecclesiology and ecumenism; the BDP and churchmanship

AD students enrol in TRP6120HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity Building, TC22
SMP3124HS  L0101

Eucharist: Liturgy & Theology

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2008 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will survey the origins and historical development of eucharistic rites in both East and West, with special attention to the interaction between the liturgy and the development of eucharistic theology. It will proceed to an evaluation of contemporary rites, particularly the Roman Missal, and implications for ecumenical dialogue and pastoral practice.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Christian McConnell
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP3161HS  L0101

Liturgical Presidency

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

This course is intended to prepare candidates for ordination to preside at the liturgical celebrations of the Roman Rite. Requirements: class attendance, practicums, mid-term and final exam. Prerequisite: one liturgy course.

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: John-Mark Missio
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP3207HS  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

AD students enrol in RGP6207HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP3218HY  L4101

IFM/MAMS Pastoral Component

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

A 200-hour supervised program to deepen and/or extend the personal and ministerial growth of IFM IMAMS participants. Several options available to students in consultation with Directors of IFM and MAMS programs. integration paper and Competency Interview. Pass/Fail course. Prerequisites: RGP3687H and RGP3688H

AD students enrol in RGP6218HY.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: For Regis Students Only
SAP3238HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/05

Priestly Spirituality

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An examination of the vocation, identity and lifestyle of the Catholic priest for the fostering of his holiness, integrity and health in ministry and the spiritual life. Lectures, discussions, reflection papers and final exam.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP3241HF  L0101

Music, Spirituality, and Transformation

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the interface of music and spirituality and the role of music in spiritual formation and transformation. It will study the centrality of songs, verbal and non-verbal, within the liturgical and pastoral contexts of various spiritual and religious traditions, with particular reference to Neo-Piatonism, Catholicism, Calvinism, Chasidism, Sufism, Zen Buddhism, and Pentecostalism. It will focus on some key musical forms developed within these traditions such as choric songs, nigun, cantillation, metrical psalmody, Gospel music, mantras and ragas, and observe the way in which music, through both sound and silence, functions as the 'contemplation,' viz. an intensive intellectual and spiritual exercise associated with the moral state of human beings. In doing so we shall explore the extent to which music has been utilized for the contemplation of the divine' (contemplatio divinorum) which lies at the core of spiritual disciplines and transformations. Topics covered will include the relations of word and tones, the 'mode ethos,' music in theurgy (natural magic), musica mundana (music of the universe), musica humana (the harmony of body and soul), the 'modulated recitation' (modulata recitatio), and singing as the 'philosophical prayer' and as the 'spiritual sacrifice.'

AD students enrol in TRP6241HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: N.B.: the first class will begin on September 16, Tues.
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
TRP3241HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/11

Music, Spirituality, and Transformation

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course will explore the interface of music and spirituality and the role of music in spiritual formation and transformation. It will study the centrality of songs, verbal and non-verbal, within the liturgical and pastoral contexts of various spiritual and religious traditions, with particular reference to Neo-Piatonism, Catholicism, Calvinism, Chasidism, Sufism, Zen Buddhism, and Pentecostalism. It will focus on some key musical forms developed within these traditions such as choric songs, nigun, cantillation, metrical psalmody, Gospel music, mantras and ragas, and observe the way in which music, through both sound and silence, functions as the 'contemplation,' viz. an intensive intellectual and spiritual exercise associated with the moral state of human beings. In doing so we shall explore the extent to which music has been utilized for the contemplation of the divine' (contemplatio divinorum) which lies at the core of spiritual disciplines and transformations. Topics covered will include the relations of word and tones, the 'mode ethos,' music in theurgy (natural magic), musica mundana (music of the universe), musica humana (the harmony of body and soul), the 'modulated recitation' (modulata recitatio), and singing as the 'philosophical prayer' and as the 'spiritual sacrifice.'

AD students enrol in TRP6241HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP3265HF  L0101

Approaches to Spiritual Direction and Discernment

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An introduction to the dynamics, practice, and issues of spiritual direction and discernment in our contemporary culture with components of theological reflection on personal experience. Class participation, readings, short weekly reflection papers.

Schedule: Thursday, 13:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: 13:00 - 16:00 for the first eight weeks of the semester excluding Reading Week (2014 Sep 11,18, 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 30, Nov 6)
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
RGP3269HY  L0101

Supervised Practice and Appropriation of the Ministry of Spiritual Direction

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is designed to intensify the experience of individual spiritual direction and supervision initiated in Practicum in Spiritual Direction: RGP3/6661 and Retreat in Everyday Life: RGP3/6248. Through supervision and discernment the director grows in a deeper awareness of responses to a perceived presence or absence of God in the ministry of spiritual direction. Supervision is valued as a way to enable the spiritual director to help others recognize and integrate God's presence and direction in every aspect of life. Through an integrative theological reflection paper and a pastoral competency interview, the course is intended to reveal the spiritual director's appropriated theology and practice of spiritual direction as a ministry. Competency interview and integration paper. Pass/Fail course.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Pre-requisite: Practicum in Spiritual Direction RGP3661H, Retreat in Everyday Life RGP3248Y, RGP3687H and RGP3688H. Four academic courses suggested for the Diploma in Spiritual Direction. Co-requisite: On-going participation in the practice of spiritual direction.
RGP3270HS  L0101

Discerning the Signs of the Times

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The aim of this course is threefold. 1. To expose the student to contemporary forms of critical and cultural analysis. 2. To use that analysis to look at spirituality. 3. To expose the student to contemporary manifestations of spirituality in a post-modern age. For Basic Degree students there will be short papers, class presentations and class participation.   For Advanced Degree Students, in addition to the work done for the Basic Degree students there will be a major paper of 12-16 pages.

AD students enrol in RGP6270HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP3271HF  L0101

The Imagination of Spirit

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore how the imagination is a constitutive dimension of spirituality, theological reflection and practical engagements. Each class will involve some theoretical considerations as well as examples from contemporary Christian Poetry.

AD students enrol in RGP6271HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
SAP3301HS  L0101

Advanced Homiletics

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Advanced Homiletics is a one-semester course that follows Introduction to Homiletics. This course gives students an opportunity to develop a theology of preaching based on the discussions of the survey of the tradition of Catholic preaching in Introduction to Homiletics and through opportunities to preach. Students will employ those characteristics of outstanding preaching as determined in Introduction to Homiletics. This course also gives students an opportunity to develop critical peer and self-assessment skills. Lectures, online postings, preaching, presentations and papers.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
WYP3305HS  L0101

Preaching from the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A practical, interactive introduction to the particularities of Christian preaching from the Old Testament. Especial emphasis will be placed on biblical exegesis, hermeneutics, and preaching with sensitivity to the varied forms of OT literature - narrative, saga, law, prophetic oracles, wisdom material, etc. Students will exegete passages, prepare sermons (preaching twice in class), learn new skills and ideas and interact with the sermons of others, both peers and role models. Assignments, participation, term project. Cross-listed to Biblical.

AD students enrol in WYP6305HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
EMP3323HF  L0101

Learning from African American Preaching

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is primarily designed to improve student preaching through exposure to one of the strongest preaching traditions today. African American preaching varies widely and combines evangelical fervour with social concern. It will be considered against the backdrop of black history and culture, theology of the Word, hermeneutics, composing for oral delivery, and homiletical theory and practice. This is not a course in how to preach as an African American, or in imitating the voice, gesture, or style of a culture not one's own; it is designed to stretch preachers beyond what may be familiar to help them to be more bold and imaginative in proclamation of the gospel, and to offer resources to develop their own preaching voice and stye. The course will consist of video and audio clips, lectures, seminar presentations and class sermons. Evaluation: class presentations and seminar, 10%; two sermons, 70%; journal of reflections on readings and sermons, 20%.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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SAP3331HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

This pass/fail course offered to seminarians in their last semester at St. Augustine provides opportunities to investigate preaching from a Catholic perspective, discuss questions on homiletics, read key documents from the Church on preaching, preach, give feedback to fellow preachers, and reflect on the feedback received in class. Students will be assessed on a pass/fail basis for two homilies given in class, one paper on a theology of preaching, and two self-assessments.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Peter Lovrick
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP3372HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum: 1 Corinthians

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course focuses on a pastoral interpretation of 1 Corinthians and how this letter may be proclaimed in the life of the church today. Through an investigation of letter structure, a social cultural reading, congregational studies, and homiletical theory this course will seek to elucidate the possibilities of Paul's letter for preaching today. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in both preaching and New Testament.

AD students enrol in KNP6372HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
SAP3420HF  L0101

Religious Education Practicum & Globalization

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The MRE Practicum offers participants the opportunity to reflect upon and integrate the theological, philosophical, historical, and pedagogical areas of study, to practice the knowledge and skills, to profit from a supervised peer-supported group and to relate teaching contextually in a post-modern globalized reality. This is a required core Religious Education course of St. Augustine's MRE candidates. Lectures, class discussions, written reflections on readings, theology of ministry paper, and practicum project. Prerequisite:Completion of ten courses in the MRE degree program.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: John Yake, Brian O'Sullivan
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 8 · Max: 15
SMP3421HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/01

Faith Development Across the Lifespan

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Summer 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Examination of contemporary theories of human growth and development, and the contribution that such theories offer to the understanding of religious development and the praxis of religious education. Particular attention is paid to the impact of post-modern culture on the possibility of faith today.Lectures, readings, seminar presentation (20%), two reflections (2 x 20%),integration paper (40%).

Schedule: Monday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP3421HS  L0101

Faith Development Across the Lifespan

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Examination of contemporary theories of human growth and development and the contribution that such theories offer to the understanding of religious development, conversion and the praxis of religious education, ministry and evangelization. Course follows a lecture/seminar format, with evaluation based on class participation, seminar leadership, two short written assignments, and a final written assignment.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Richard Shields
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP3426HF  L0101

Teaching Bible in the Church/ Models of Teaching (MRE)

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

What are unique, creative, effective and meaningful ways of teaching Bible in the church today? This course will explore and experience various approaches of teaching Bible in the church, assessing appropriateness to the church, to the world we live in, a variety of social and cultural dynamics, and various age levels. Also, the students will be expected to apply Biblical interpretation skills to actual teaching. Lectures, teaching practice as a group, group discussion.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
SMP3432HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/01

Hist Religious Ed

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Development of teaching ministry of the Church from New Testament times to present. Special attention to various forms of teaching as they emerged in particular historical contexts and to their relationship with other ministries of the church for perspective on current situation.

Schedule: Thursday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
ICP3443HS  L6101

Leadership: Vision and Mission

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Online Course

This course is designed to enable participants to understand, develop and encourage faithful leadership in Christian schools. The vision of Christian schooling that leaders seek to sustain is not simply their own, but school leaders are a vital link in the translation of parents' priorities into the life of classrooms. Participants will examine leadership and management structures critically in light of: communal and personal educational focus and values; the need to nurture community; the need to sustain a dynamic vision for schooling. This online course employs an extensive Study Guide, a book, book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation.

AD students enrol in ICP6443HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Please note: In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
EMP3476HF  L0101

Creativity and Spirituality

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

For educators, ministry personnel, artists, administrators, teachers, who seek to integrate creativity in pastoral practice, the course will examine theories of creativity in order to explore the historical development of the concept as it influences cognition, learning and innovation. In addition we will study theories of play and the place of imagination in fostering spiritual formation and human development. Students with an interest in the arts are also welcome to participate in this seminar. Seminar format with literature review 30%, proposal 10%, research paper 50%, participation 10%. Fulfills requirement for Advanced CE in the MRE program at EC or a spirituality elective. Prerequisite: at least one course in worship, Bible or theology or permission by instructor.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Johanna Selles
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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ICP3483HF  L6101

Ways of Learning

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Online Course

Participants in the course will investigate and evaluate significant perspectives on the learning process in order to understand the assumptions of various theories and to interpret these from a biblically- informed standpoint. They will review current research into child development and learning (e.g. brain research, cognitive processes, multiple intelligences, learning styles ) in seeking to develop a coherent understanding of the relationships between various learning theories, on the basis of a Christian view of the person and of the knowledge. An action research project will enable participants to test an approach to learning that is relevant to their educational responsibilities. The course employs and extensive Study Guide, three books plus book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/ telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation. Study Guide to accompany texts and readings; online discussion forum; Skype/ telephone conferencing. Online forum participation (30%); Research paper (70%).

AD students enrol in ICP6483HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Please note: In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
TSP3521YY  L4101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Basic 1

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education at the basic level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will develop theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage and Family Therapy. There will also be a focus on systemic awareness, personal integration and ethical reflections in a relational, client-centred framework.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Applications/further info available at www.cpe-pce.ca. Course fee is payable directly to the unit supervisors (Please note that the fee differs from the TST fee. See www.cpe-pce-ca for details). Please contact your College Registrar to register this activity on your ROSI record. This code should be used if this is your FIRST BASIC PCE unit.
TSP3522YY  L4101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Basic 2

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit in the second year at the basic level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will further develop theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage and Family Therapy. There will be a focus on developing systemic approaches, and deepening personal integration, and ethical insights and awareness in a relational, client-centred framework.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Applications/further info available at www.cpe-pce.ca. Course fee is payable directly to the unit supervisors (Please note that the fee differs from the TST fee. See www.cpe-pce-ca for details). Please contact your College Registrar to register this activity on your ROSI record. This code should be used if this is your SECOND BASIC PCE unit.
TSP3523YY  L4101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Advanced 1

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education at the advanced level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will focus on theoretical knowledge and clinical practice in Pastoral Counselling and Marriage and Family Therapy with attention to Family Systems Theories and Relational Psychodynamics. The program will involve supervised clinical practice with emphasis on transference issues and ethical reflection in a relational, client-centred framework.

AD students enrol in TSP6523YY.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Applications/further info available at www.cpe-pce.ca. Course fee is payable directly to the unit supervisors (Please note that the fee differs from the TST fee. See www.cpe-pce-ca for details). Please contact your College Registrar to register this activity on your ROSI record. This code should be used if this is your FIRST ADVANCED PCE unit.
TRP3523HF  L0101

Foundations in the Psychology of Counselling

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Foundations in the psychology of pastoral ‘listening’ and counseling, emphasizing the interpersonal, intersubjective and relational dynamics operative in the dyad in a faith-based context. Focus of the course will be on case studies where students will examine multiple perspectives of effective communication in the pastoral counselling setting. Strong focus on heightened awareness of not only what person seeking counselling brings to the relationship, but equally important, on what the counsellor brings, and the multiple levels of conscious and unconscious communication mobilized in therapeutic encounters. Discussion-oriented seminars organized around clinical and theoretical papers; students encouraged to bring individual experience-based material for confidential discussion, where appropriate. Two short essays, class presentations (where applicable), class participation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Marsha A. Hewitt
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity College, room TC22
TSP3524YY  L4101

Pastoral Counselling Education - Advanced 2

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

OOffered by the CASC Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Pastoral Counselling Education in the second year at the advanced level meeting standards of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC). The course will involve attention to Systemic and Psychodynamic Theories including Narrative and Solution-focused Therapies. The program will continue to involve supervised clinical practice with awareness of the use of self in therapeutic relationships and ethical insights and awareness in a relational, client-centred framework.

AD students enrol in TSP6524YY.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Applications/further info available at www.cpe-pce.ca. Course fee is payable directly to the unit supervisors (Please note that the fee differs from the TST fee. See www.cpe-pce-ca for details). Please contact your College Registrar to register this activity on your ROSI record. This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED PCE unit.
SAP3533HS  L0101

Ministry of Reconciliation

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · St. Augustine's (2661 Kingston Rd.) Scarborough Site

Reconciliation in the Church today; a practical "case approach" to the ministry of sacramental reconciliation; art of the confessor. Case preparation, discussions, final exam. Prerequisite: Previous studies in Fundamental Christian Ethics, Human Sexuality and Marriage, Bioethics and Social Justice. Integrated practicum for those entering ordained ministry.

Schedule: Monday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Thomas Lynch
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TSP3551YF  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Basic 1

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm. This code should be used if this is your FIRST BASIC CPE unit.
TSP3551YS  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Basic 1

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your FIRST BASIC CPE unit.
TSP3553YY  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 1

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Full Year · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm. This code should be used if this is your FIRST ADVANCED CPE unit.
TSP3553YS  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 1

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your FIRST BASIC CPE unit.
TSP3554YS  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 2

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: Second Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED CPE unit.
TSP3554YF  L0101

Clinical Pastoral Education - Advanced 2

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Offered by the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region. A 400-hour unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at the basic level meeting standards of Canadian Association for Pastoral Practice & Education (CAPPE). May take place in general, psychiatric, chronic, geriatric, rehabilitation hospitals, correctional institutions, facilities for mentally/physically challenged, parishes.

Schedule: Irregular · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors:
Teaching Methods: Practicum
Other Information: First Semester · Two Credits
Enrollment Notes: Students must apply and register through the CAPPE Supervisors of the Ontario Central Region (http://www.cpe-pce.ca/) and also through a TST college. For offering and scheduling details, please see http://www.cpe-pce.ca/ . For fee information, please see: http://www.tst.edu/content/tuition-fees (tuition for a CPE unit is two times the course fee) and http://www.fees.utoronto.ca/session/fall/tuition_fees/fee_refund_sch/tst.htm . This code should be used if this is your SECOND ADVANCED CPE unit.
EMP3559HS  L0101

Ministry With Dying And Grieving Persons

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course offers students an opportunity to combine classroom learning with field-based inquiry on a range of approaches to grief ministry. Students will bring to class ministry narratives, verbatim reports, or interview results for dialogue with the readings and with classmates. Classes will combine a variety of learning methodologies including personal reflection, seminar discussions, audio-visual resources and some lectures. Course requirements: attendance, participation, field research, written work. Prerequisite: basic course in Pastoral and Theology, or permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Monday, 10:00 to 17:00
Schedule Notes: January 05, 19 and February 02 & 23 only
Instructors: Anne L. Simmonds
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
RGP3561HF  L0101

Postmodern Counselling and Spiritual Care

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine and compare postmodem counselling theory and practice from an integrative perspective of systemic and spiritual care, with respect to five of the most influential postmodern psychotherapies currently in use, including: Narrative; Brief Solution-Focused; Experiential Family Therapy; Collaborative Language Systems; and Social Constructivism. This course is designed to address requirements from the Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists (RP), Ontario, for: "Foundations" (1.1-1.5), "Collegial & lnterprofessional Relationships" (2.1-2.3), and "Therapeutic Process" (4.1-4.7).

While this course is mainly intended for psychotherapists, pastoral counsellors (PCE), institutional spiritual care providers (CPE), and family therapists (AAMFT/OAMFT), it will also be of interest to those who are not counselling professionals, but who may provide multi-cultural and multi-faith care in public and private settings. Theological reflection and pastoral integration of current psychotherapeutic research and practice will be emphasized.

 

AD students enrol in RGP6561HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
Additional Notes: Previously taught under the title "Constructivist Methods in Pastoral Counselling and Family Therapy"
RGP3565HS  L0101

Contemporary Family Therapy and Spiritual Care

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine and compare Contemporary Family Systems Therapies, with introductory exposure to Transgenerational (Bowen); Contextual (Boszormenyi-Nagy); Milan Systemic (Boscolo, Cecchin, Hoffman); Structural (Minuchin), Strategic (Haley); Experiential (Satir and Whittaker), and Object Relations (Fairbairn, Klein, Wlnnicott) Therapies, with the inclusion of spiritual care perspectives on these models. This course is designed to address requirements from the Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists (RP), Ontario, for: "Foundations" (1.1-1.5), "Collegial & lnterprofessional Relationships (2.1-2.3), and "Therapeutic Process" (4.1-4.7).

While this course is mainly intended for psychotherapists, pastoral counsellors (PCE), institutional spiritual care providers (CPE), and family therapists (AAMFT/OAMFT), it will also be of interest to those who are not counselling professionals, but who may provide multi-cultural and multi-faith care in public and private settings. Theological reflection and pastoral integration of current psychotherapeutic research and practice will be emphasized.

 

AD students enrol in RGP6565HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 16
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title 'Family Therapy in Pastoral Perspective'
SAP3606HS  L0101

Lay Ministry in the Diocesan Church

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Designed for the Lay Ministry in the Roman Catholic Church. Topics include an overview of theology, sociological context; Church context and pastoral aspects; an overview of lay ministry opportunities in the Church/world; ecclesiological and sacramental principles, and the rights and obligations of lay ministers. Lectures, class participation, six one-page reflection papers, and one short essay. Prerequisite: one year of theology or by permission of the instructor.

Schedule: Monday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Josephine Lombardi
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
EMP3619HF  L0101

Religious Peacebuilding

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course investigates the religious grounds for peacemaking today. Each student will be responsible for following and reporting on developments in one location represented by a Tanenbaum "Peacemaker-in-Action" throughout the course. Meanwhile, the evolution of the theological/ecclesial/interfaith discussion of peacemaking will be traced through the 20th century debate between pacifism and just war; conflict resolution and transformation; peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding; humanitarian aid and development; NGOs and the military. Students will be expected to explore these debates in relation to their "case study" and may write the case study from the perspective of any faith.

AD students enrol in EMP6619HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 20

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WYP3621HF  L0101

Landing the Plane: The Missional Church on the Ground

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course, set in an interactive seminar format, will explore and frame our understanding of the Church as missional. Beginning with the biblical underpinnings of missional thinking we will consider the local church, in conjunction with our historic 'attractional' sense of place, core purposes of the local church and the requisite theological understandings undergirding effective ministry will be explored. Located in the Canadian church context, it will be vital to consider the missional use of buildings and property, the use of technology as a tool for mission and the realities of current church structures and organization with respect to missional thinking.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 09:30 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: Week long intensive course.
Instructors: Barry Parker
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
WYP3622HF  L0101

Dual Citizenship: Gospel and Culture

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the fundamental tension in which Christians have always lived and served: through precept, metaphor, and example the Church has been told to be "salt and light" in the world and yet be "unspotted" by it; we are to be ''in" yet not "of" the world; on one hand we are to be "citizens of heaven" and yet the apostle Paul boldly used his Roman citizenship to advantage.

The course will juxtapose the Biblical vision of the Church with western society as currently constituted. Dominant cultural values will be studied along with the diverse ways in which they are embodied and shaped in particular micro-cultures. Finally, the course will apply Biblical principles of mission to the task of engagement with the wider society in all its many forms and explore possible trajectories of praxis to guide Christian leaders in encounter with the "world."

Schedule: Monday, 09:30 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: This course will be held on six Mondays over the Fall semster. Sept 22, 29, Oct 6, 27, and Nov 3, 10. 
Instructors: John W. Stephenson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: This course is a pre-requiste course to WYP3623H
WYP3623HS  L0101

No Longer Children: Teaching, Worship and Formation

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore and develop a coherent understanding of teaching in the church which incorporates preaching and teaching and the way they are integrated with the worship, ministry and mission of the church. This will involve an understanding of the relationship between knowledge and practice and the relationship between character formation, ministry and mission. We will engage with the place and role of continuing education (catechesis) primarily for adults in the context of the life, witness and work of the local church community.

Schedule: Monday, 09:30 to 16:00
Instructors: Peter Robinson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 10
Enrollment Notes: Successful completion of WYP3622H is required to register for this course.This course is a pre-requisite to course WYP3624H
Additional Notes: This course is part of the Missional Leadership and Formation cohort program.
RGP3661HY  L0101

Practicum in Spiritual Direction

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This foundational practicum is designed for persons desiring formation in pastoral presence and communication skills. Focus is placed on the development of a contemplative stance, compassionate listening and evocative presence for pastoral service in roles such as spiritual director, chaplain, parish minister, and for those in service within the context of everyday work life. This transformative process integrates topics of Ignatian discernment, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, justice, theological assumptions and images of God. This is a two-term, supervised, peer based practicum. Requirements and prerequisites: two year's previous experience receiving spiritual direction, permission of the instructor, regular attendance essential; 3 integration papers; pass/fail. For students considering the 12 credit Diploma in Spiritual Direction, this course is the first of a four-phase Practicum, which facilitates ongoing discernment and formation for the ministry of spiritual direction.

AD students enrol in RGP6661HY.

Schedule: Monday, 16:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
KNP3663HF  L0101

Pastoral Integration

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This final year Knox course aims to bring together various elements of the courses done by students as a final year integrative exercise. Prerequisite: TFE placement. Lectures. Assignments and major paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pamela McCarroll
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
EMP3672HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/09/03

Wesleyan Foundations for Church and Community in Canada

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The United Church of Canada is known as a liberal denomination that merged Methodists, Congregationalists and Presbyterians, whose histories are based in Wesleyan and Calvinist thought and practice. The 18th century Methodist tradition from which it derived became a church in community, ministering through schools, hospitals, prisons, economic cooperatives, and other institutions that served disenfranchised people in 18th century England and Ireland. This course explores how Wesleyan thought might be retrieved as a foundation for the current "church and community" priorities of the United Church of Canada: 1) Healthy and Faithful Congregations; 2) Youth and Young Adult Ministries; 3) Right Relations with First Nations; and 4) Intercultural Congregations. Students from denominations other than the United Church may prepare their work in relation to their own church's emphases. Prerequisite: basic course in theology. Lectures, readings, class participation, discussions, student presentations and final project.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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RGP3682HS  L0101

Integration for Ministerial Theory & Praxis

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Seminar in which participants reflect on process of integration in their personal and ministerial lives within ambience of doing theology in context of MAMS degree. For Regis students only. Requirements: class participation, written assignments, final paper.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:00 to 18:00
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 22
RGP3687HS  L4101

Integration for Ministry I

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. Two short integration papers. Pass/Fail course for BD students.

Enrolment in this Meeting Section is restricted and subject to special arrangement/approval of the College.

 

Schedule: Saturday, 900 to 1300
Schedule Notes: 2015 Jan 10, 24; Feb 7, 28, Mar 14, 28; Retreat Day on April 11
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 8
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment in this Meeting Section is restricted and subject to special arrangement/approval of the College.
RGP3687HF  L4101 · Cancelled on 2014/09/05

Integration for Ministry I

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (other off-campus location) Site

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. Two short integration papers. Pass/Fail course for BD students. Graded course for AD students.

Enrolment in this Meeting Section is restricted and subject to special arrangement/approval of the College.

Schedule: Saturday, 900 to 1300
Schedule Notes: 2014 Sep 20, Oct 4, 11, No 1, 15, Dec 6
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Enrollment Notes: Enrolment in this Meeting Section is restricted and subject to special arrangement/approval of the College.
RGP3687HF  L0101

Integration for Ministry I

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. Two short integration papers. Pass/Fail course for BD students.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP3688HS  L0101

Integration for Ministry II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. One integration paper and mission statement. Pass/Fail for BD students; grade given for AD students.

AD students enrol in RGP6688HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Maureen McDonnell
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 24
KNP3731HS  L0101

Leadership Development for Intercultural Church

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The world is becoming increasingly intercultural, not only in the west but also in the east. How has the church prepared for intercultural church? This course will deal with cultural competency, sociocultural structures, ethnicity and churches, leadership and culture, leadership and power, intercultural communication, and contextualizing leadership. At the end of the course, we will develop a vision and strategy for intercultural church.

AD students enrol in KNP6731HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRP3836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the key theological, mystical and philosophical notions of music that are of essential significance in relation to the history of Christian music from ancient to modern. Topics covered will include the relations of music and language, music and morality, music and monasticism, music and magic, the connection of music, body and spirit, and the musical syncretism of the so-called secular and the sacred.

AD students enrol in TRP6836HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: N.B.: the first class will begin on September 15, Mon.
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
EMP3855HS  L0101

Global and Contemporary Worship Song Leadership

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course seeks to reinforce and expand the musical capability of pastoral leaders in enlivening worship. This course will delve into the liturgical practice of song leadership surrounding the genre of global hymnody and contemporary worship songs. Broader concerns on theological implications and liturgical context of these materials will be explored.

AD students enrol in EMP6855HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Prerequisites: EMP2861H - Songs of the Church EMP1101H - Worship 1
5000 Level Courses
TRP5105HS  L0101

Advanced Topics in Medieval Liturgy

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Against the backdrop of revived enthusiasm for "Traditional Latin Liturgy” in parts of the Catholic Church in recent years, this course will invite students to a deep engagement with the historical processes that transformed the loosely organized local liturgical traditions of early medieval Rome and Gaul into a sophisticated pan-European rite.  Close study of the various annual cycles of prayers, readings and chants of the Mass and Divine Office, along with the external religious and political pressures that shaped their development over time, will be combined with an investigation of how liturgists and ordinary worshippers of different periods during the Middle Ages interpreted their liturgies as a unified system that both expressed theological truth and was itself a fitting object of theological reflection.

Prerequisites: an introductory course on medieval liturgy (e.g. TRH 3725HS or MST 3501F); basic knowledge of the Latin language (such as could be acquired by taking SAJ 1501HY or MST 1000Y); and the ability to make use of secondary literature in either French or German (for research towards the final course paper).

Schedule: Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 212
EMP5302HF  L0101

Learning from the History of Preaching

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is designed to expose students to a wide range of preachers who have made a significant contribution to preaching. Developments in preaching over time will be explored particualrly with regard to changing ideas of "biblical text," hermeneutics, rhetoric, sermon forms, language theory, and homiletical "schools," and changes in emphasis on key doctrines, personal versus social, preachig for conversion versus preaching to the saved, the rise of social consciousness and its effects on preaching, and law and gospel. Presentations will include brief biographical material; homiletical setting; short sermon extracts that demonstrate some homiletical/hermeneutical principle, identification of homiletical learnings for today; and portions of sermons written for today that demonstrate a historical principle. The course will consist of lectures and presentations focusing on key homiletical features of the ages. Evaluation: class presentations, 50%; major essay, 50%.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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EMP5323HF  L0101

Learning from African American Preaching

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course is primarily designed to improve student preaching through exposure to one of the strongest preaching traditions today. African American preaching varies widely and combines evangelical fervour with social cocern. It will be considered against the backdrop of black history and culture, theology of the Word, hermeneutics, compsoing for oral delivery, and homiletical theory and practice. This is not a course in how to preach as an African American, or in imitating the voice, gesture, or style of a culture not one's own; it is designed to stretch preachers beyond what may be familiar to help them to be more bold and imaginative in proclamation of the gospel, and to offer resources to develop their own preaching voice and style. The course will consist of video and audio clips, lectures, seminar presentations and class sermons. Evaluation: class presentations and seminar, 10%; two sermons, 70%; journal of reflections on readings and sermons, 20%.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 12:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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EMP5325HS  L0101

Rhetoric and Poetics for Preaching

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Literature in classical and contemporary rhetoric and poetics with a view to more imaginative preaching. Lectures, seminars, essay, sermons, class presentation.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Paul Scott Wilson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
KNP5410HF  L0101

Spirituality and Religious Education

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This advanced seminar will examine religious educational theories found in the spiritual writings of Loa Tzu, Zen Buddihsm, Confucius, Ignatius Loyola, Thomas Merton, Parker Palmer and others. In each work we will look at the understanding of the self as a basis for forming a theory of religious education. At the end the students will compare two Religious educational theories from writings of spiritual traditions of the East and the West.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
RGP5550HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/11/25

Psychological Theories of Religion: Classic Texts and Contemporary Commentaries

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Participants in the seminar will discuss classical psychological theories of religion and contemporary research based on these theories. Based on the works of Freud, Jung and James we shall study the contemporary contributions of authors such as Kristeva, Girard, Capps, and Taylor to these discussions: Weekly written contributions to the seminar and final essay.

Schedule: Thursday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Joseph Schner
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 16
6000 Level Courses
TRP6120HS  L0101

The Book of Common Prayer

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

After the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), in its various revisions, is the most important foundational text of Anglican Christianity; Often praised for its literary beauty and influence, it has nevertheless become unfamiliar or even offensive to Anglicans who worship mainly with new liturgies produced in recent decades; This course will explore the sources and historical development of the Prayer Book tradition from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, the BCP's importance in the history of doctrinal controversy and Anglican identity, and how the BCP's liturgies have been variously received and interpreted over time, including critiques by modern liturgical scholarship; Major themes: the Bible and worship; liturgical language; the sacraments; sin and repentance; individual and community; ecclesiology and ecumenism; the BDP and churchmanship

Basic Degree students enrol in TRP3120HS.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Jesse Billett
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Historical
Additional Notes: Location: Trinity Building, TC22
RGP6207HS  L0101

Spirituality and Suffering

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A critical exploration of religious responses to suffering. Focal issues will include the relation of love and spiritual transformation to suffering, the role of religious models or exemplars of suffering, and religious experience and the problems of theodicy. Readings will include works by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Dorothee Soelle and Simone Weil, as well as other selections drawn from the Christian, Buddhist, and Jewish traditions. Lectures, discussion, critical reflection papers.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3207HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
TRP6241HF  L6101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/11

Music, Spirituality, and Transformation

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Online Course

This course will explore the interface of music and spirituality and the role of music in spiritual formation and transformation. It will study the centrality of songs, verbal and non-verbal, within the liturgical and pastoral contexts of various spiritual and religious traditions, with particular reference to Neo-Piatonism, Catholicism, Calvinism, Chasidism, Sufism, Zen Buddhism, and Pentecostalism. It will focus on some key musical forms developed within these traditions such as choric songs, nigun, cantillation, metrical psalmody, Gospel music, mantras and ragas, and observe the way in which music, through both sound and silence, functions as the 'contemplation,' viz. an intensive intellectual and spiritual exercise associated with the moral state of human beings. In doing so we shall explore the extent to which music has been utilized for the contemplation of the divine' (contemplatio divinorum) which lies at the core of spiritual disciplines and transformations. Topics covered will include the relations of word and tones, the 'mode ethos,' music in theurgy (natural magic), musica mundana (music of the universe), musica humana (the harmony of body and soul), the 'modulated recitation' (modulata recitatio), and singing as the 'philosophical prayer' and as the 'spiritual sacrifice.'

Basic Degree students enrol in TRP3241HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
TRP6241HF  L0101

Music, Spirituality, and Transformation

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore the interface of music and spirituality and the role of music in spiritual formation and transformation. It will study the centrality of songs, verbal and non-verbal, within the liturgical and pastoral contexts of various spiritual and religious traditions, with particular reference to Neo-Piatonism, Catholicism, Calvinism, Chasidism, Sufism, Zen Buddhism, and Pentecostalism. It will focus on some key musical forms developed within these traditions such as choric songs, nigun, cantillation, metrical psalmody, Gospel music, mantras and ragas, and observe the way in which music, through both sound and silence, functions as the 'contemplation,' viz. an intensive intellectual and spiritual exercise associated with the moral state of human beings. In doing so we shall explore the extent to which music has been utilized for the contemplation of the divine' (contemplatio divinorum) which lies at the core of spiritual disciplines and transformations. Topics covered will include the relations of word and tones, the 'mode ethos,' music in theurgy (natural magic), musica mundana (music of the universe), musica humana (the harmony of body and soul), the 'modulated recitation' (modulata recitatio), and singing as the 'philosophical prayer' and as the 'spiritual sacrifice.'

Basic Degree students enrol in TRP3241HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 14:00 to 16:00
Schedule Notes: N.B.: the first class will begin on September 16, Tues.
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 341
RGP6270HS  L0101

Discerning the Signs of the Times

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The aim of this course is threefold. 1. To expose the student to contemporary forms of critical and cultural analysis. 2. To use that analysis to look at spirituality. 3. To expose the student to contemporary manifestations of spirituality in a post-modern age.
For Basic Degree students there will be short papers, class presentations and class participation.   For Advanced Degree Students, in addition to the work done for the Basic Degree students there will be a major paper of 12-16 pages.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3270HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Geoffrey Williams
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP6271HF  L0101

The Imagination of Spirit

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will explore how the imagination is a constitutive dimension of spirituality, theological reflection and practical engagements. Each class will involve some theoretical considerations as well as examples from contemporary Christian Poetry.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3271HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Mary Jo Leddy
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Theological
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
WYP6305HS  L0101

Preaching from the Old Testament

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2010 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

A practical, interactive introduction to the particularities of Christian preaching from the Old Testament. Especial emphasis will be placed on biblical exegesis, hermeneutics, and preaching with sensitivity to the varied forms of OT literature - narrative, saga, law, prophetic oracles, wisdom material, etc. Students will exegete passages, prepare sermons (preaching twice in class), learn new skills and ideas and interact with the sermons of others, both peers and role models. Assignments, participation, term project. Cross-listed to Biblical.

Basic Degree students enrol in WYP3305HS.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: J. Glen Taylor
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Biblical
KNP6372HS  L0101

Preaching Practicum: 1 Corinthians

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course focuses on a pastoral interpretation of 1 Corinthians and how this letter may be proclaimed in the life of the church today. Through an investigation of letter structure, a social cultural reading, congregational studies, and homiletical theory this course will seek to elucidate the possibilities of Paul's letter for preaching today. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in both preaching and New Testament.

Basic Degree students enrol in KNP3372HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Dorcas Gordon
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
ICP6443HS  L6101

Leadership: Vision and Mission

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2012 · Online Course

This course is designed to enable participants to understand, develop and encourage faithful leadership in Christian schools. The vision of Christian schooling that leaders seek to sustain is not simply their own, but school leaders are a vital link in the translation of parents' priorities into the life of classrooms. Participants will examine leadership and management structures critically in light of: communal and personal educational focus and values; the need to nurture community; the need to sustain a dynamic vision for schooling. This online course employs an extensive Study Guide, a book, book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation.

Basic Degree students enrol in ICP3443HS.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Please note: In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
ICP6483HF  L6101

Ways of Learning

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Online Course

Participants in the course will investigate and evaluate significant perspectives on the learning process in order to understand the assumptions of various theories and to interpret these from a biblically- informed standpoint. They will review current research into child development and learning (e.g. brain research, cognitive processes, multiple intelligences, learning styles ) in seeking to develop a coherent understanding of the relationships between various learning theories, on the basis of a Christian view of the person and of the knowledge. An action research project will enable participants to test an approach to learning that is relevant to their educational responsibilities. The course employs and extensive Study Guide, three books plus book chapters and journal articles, with an online discussion forum and Skype/ telephone conferencing. Participation in the forum and a professionally-oriented research paper will provide the basis for evaluation. Study Guide to accompany texts and readings; online discussion forum; Skype/ telephone conferencing. Online forum participation (30%); Research paper (70%).

Basic Degree students enrol in ICP3483HF.

Schedule: Online Course · Begins: · Ends:
Instructors: Douglas Blomberg
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Min: 3 · Max: 15
Enrollment Notes: Please note: In order to complete your registration for this course, you must contact the ICS Associate Academic Dean / Registrar at academic-registrar@icscanada.edu
RGP6561HF  L0101

Postmodern Counselling and Spiritual Care

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine and compare postmodem counselling theory and practice from an integrative perspective of systemic and spiritual care, with respect to five of the most influential postmodern psychotherapies currently in use, including: Narrative; Brief Solution-Focused; Experiential Family Therapy; Collaborative Language Systems; and Social Constructivism. This course is designed to address requirements from the Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists (RP), Ontario, for: "Foundations" (1.1-1.5), "Collegial & lnterprofessional Relationships" (2.1-2.3), and "Therapeutic Process" (4.1-4.7).

While this course is mainly intended for psychotherapists, pastoral counsellors (PCE), institutional spiritual care providers (CPE), and family therapists (AAMFT/OAMFT), it will also be of interest to those who are not counselling professionals, but who may provide multi-cultural and multi-faith care in public and private settings. Theological reflection and pastoral integration of current psychotherapeutic research and practice will be emphasized.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3561HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 16
RGP6565HS  L0101

Contemporary Family Therapy and Spiritual Care

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2011 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine and compare Contemporary Family Systems Therapies, with introductory exposure to Transgenerational (Bowen); Contextual (Boszormenyi-Nagy); Milan Systemic (Boscolo, Cecchin, Hoffman); Structural (Minuchin), Strategic (Haley); Experiential (Satir and Whittaker), and Object Relations (Fairbairn, Klein, Wlnnicott) Therapies, with the inclusion of spiritual care perspectives on these models. This course is designed to address requirements from the Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists (RP), Ontario, for: "Foundations" (1.1-1.5), "Collegial & lnterprofessional Relationships (2.1-2.3), and "Therapeutic Process" (4.1-4.7).

While this course is mainly intended for psychotherapists, pastoral counsellors (PCE), institutional spiritual care providers (CPE), and family therapists (AAMFT/OAMFT), it will also be of interest to those who are not counselling professionals, but who may provide multi-cultural and multi-faith care in public and private settings. Theological reflection and pastoral integration of current psychotherapeutic research and practice will be emphasized.

 

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3565HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Desmond Buhagar
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 16
Additional Notes: This course was previously taught under the title 'Family Therapy in Pastoral Perspective'
EMP6619HF  L0101

Religious Peacebuilding

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course investigates the religious grounds for peacemaking today. Each student will be responsible for following and reporting on developments in one location represented by a Tanenbaum Peacemaker-in-Action throughout the course. Meanwhile, the evolution of the theological/ecclesial/interfaith discussion of peacemaking will be traced through the 20th century debate between pacifism and just war; conflict resolution and transformation; peacekeeping, peacemaking and peacebuilding; humanitarian aid and development; NGOs and the military. Students will be expected to explore these debates in relation to their case study and may write the case study from the perspective of any faith.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3619HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Instructors: Pamela Couture
Teaching Methods: Seminars
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 10

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RGP6661HY  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/20

Practicum in Spiritual Direction

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2012 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This foundational practicum is designed for persons desiring formation in pastoral presence and communication skills. Focus is placed on the development of a contemplative stance, compassionate listening and evocative presence for pastoral service in roles such as spiritual director, chaplain, parish minister, and for those in service within the context of everyday work life. This transformative process integrates topics of Ignatian discernment, prayer, spiritual growth, spirituality, justice, theological assumptions and images of God. This is a two-term, supervised, peer based practicum. Requirements and prerequisites: two year's previous experience receiving spiritual direction, permission of the instructor, regular attendance essential; 3 integration papers; pass/fail. For students considering the 12 credit Diploma in Spiritual Direction, this course is the first of a four-phase Practicum, which facilitates ongoing discernment and formation for the ministry of spiritual direction.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3661HY.

Schedule: Monday, 16:00 to 19:00
Instructors:
Other Information: Full Year · One Credit · Max: 42
Enrollment Notes: Max 42 (AD & BD)
RGP6687HF  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/20

Integration for Ministry I

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Regular attendance required. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. Two short integration papers. Pass/Fail course for BD students. Graded course for AD students.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3687HF.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors:
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
RGP6688HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/05/20

Integration for Ministry II

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Through the development of the skill of theological reflection, the participants learn to reflect on their personal and ministerial or work experiences to discern the call of transformation and integration in the midst of the Christian tradition and world realities. This group process takes place in a peer faith setting. Designed for Regis IFM students. Others accepted with permission of professor. An overnight retreat is scheduled at the end of the course. Final integration paper and mission statement. Pass/Fail for BD students; grade given for AD students.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGP3688HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 16:30 to 18:30
Instructors: Michael Stoeber
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 24
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
KNP6731HS  L0101

Leadership Development for Intercultural Church

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The world is becoming increasingly intercultural, not only in the west but also in the east. How has the church prepared for intercultural church? This course will deal with cultural competency, sociocultural structures, ethnicity and churches, leadership and culture, leadership and power, intercultural communication, and contextualizing leadership. At the end of the course, we will develop a vision and strategy for intercultural church.

 

Basic Degree students enrol in KNP3731HS.

Schedule: Tuesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Nam Soon Song
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit
TRP6836HF  L0101

Theology of Music

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course will examine the key theological, mystical and philosophical notions of music that are of essential significance in relation to the history of Christian music from ancient to modern. Topics covered will include the relations of music and language, music and morality, music and monasticism, music and magic, the connection of music, body and spirit, and the musical syncretism of the so-called secular and the sacred.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRP3836HF.

Schedule: Monday, 11:00 to 13:00
Schedule Notes: N.B.: the first class will begin on September 15, Mon.
Instructors: Hyun-Ah Kim
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 340
EMP6855HS  L0101

Global and Contemporary Worship Song Leadership

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  New Course · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course seeks to reinforce and expand the musical capability of pastoral leaders in enlivening worship. This course will delve into the liturgical practice of song leadership surrounding the genre of global hymnody and contemporary worship songs. Broader concerns on theological implications and liturgical context of these materials will be explored.

Basic Degree students enrol in EMP3855HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 09:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Swee Hong Lim
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Max: 20
Enrollment Notes: Prerequisites: EMP2861H - Songs of the Church EMP1101H - Worship 1
Biblical Crosslisted Courses
SMB3083HF  L0101

Old Testament Spiritualities

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Spirituality in the Pentateuch, Prophets, Psalms & Wisdom writings. Essay, final exam.

AD students enrol in SMB6083HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SMB6083HF  L0101

Old Testament Spiritualities

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

Spirituality in the Pentateuch, Prophets, Psalms & Wisdom writings. Essay, final exam.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMB3083HF.

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: William H. Irwin
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Historical Crosslisted Courses
TRH3725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The scope of what was understood as 'liturgy' in the middle ages went far beyond the bare words used in the Mass, daily prayer and baptism and descriptions of how the services were performed. It included knowing the names and functions of the grades of ordained clergy (which varied from place to place) and their dress, the design of churches, their furnishing and consecration, the calendar of the liturgical year and of course the nature of the music which accompanied the liturgy. Teaching methods: lectures, DVDs of manuscripts, video, musical recordings.

AD students enrol in TRH6725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
TRH6725HS  L0101

Liturgy in the Middle Ages

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The scope of what was understood as "liturgy" in the middle ages went far beyond the bare words used in the Mass, daily prayer and baptism and descriptions of how the services were performed. It included knowing the names and functions of the grades of ordained clergy (which varied from place to place) and their dress, the design of churches, their furnishing and consecration, the calendar of the liturgical year and of course the nature of the music which accompanied the liturgy. Teaching methods: lectures, DVDs of manuscripts, video, musical recordings.

Basic Degree students enrol in TRH3725HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Barry Graham
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Additional Notes: Location: Larkin Building, room 213
Interdisciplinary Crosslisted Courses
SMJ3609HS  L0101

Catholic Social Teaching

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course traces the development of Catholic Social Teaching and action from an historical and theological perspective. A Christian concept of justice will be explored within Biblical and theological contexts. Cultural developments that have impacted, and those that continue to influence, social thought, teaching and action within the Church will be discussed. The primary texts for the course are the social documents of the Church beginning with the Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, Rerum Novarum (1891) and continuing to the present day. Students will become familiar with the content of such documents and they will be encouraged to analyse the theological and social foundations upon which the documents have been developed. Key principles of Catholic Social Teaching will be introduced. The course will also explore the Christian call to justice and ways in which the social teachings of the Church can be integrated into personal spirituality and ministry. To facilitate such integration, examples will be highlighted from the lives of social activists within the Church. Teaching and learning methods will include, lecture, discussion, media and biographical analysis.

Schedule: Tuesday, 19:00 to 21:00
Instructors: Mary Rowell
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Theological, Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: This is an inter-disciplinary course that is cross-listed to the Historical, Pastoral Theological and Theological Departments.
Theological Crosslisted Courses
SMT3370HS  L0101

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course provides an exploration of how Christianity has understood the relationship among God, creation, humanity and spirituality, and how that understanding has contributed to the ecological challenges we currently face as well as can contribute to a helpful response. The course begins with an overview of our understanding of spirituality and creation during the patristic, medieval and reformation periods, then shifts to contemporary understandings drawing from current discussions of Christology, creation-centred spirituality, eco-feminism, deep ecology, and the healing of nature and the healing of self. Methods: Lectures, discussions. Evaluation: reflection paper, integration paper, class participation, practicum.

AD students enrol in SMT6370HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
SAT3643HS  L0101 · Cancelled on 2014/08/05

Theology of Religions and Interfaith Dialogue

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2014 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

This course introduces the major religions (Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam in detail and also others in brief) of the world -- their historical setting, basic principles, significant features, Holy Scriptures, theology, etc. -- and a Christian perspective on them with an urgency to enter into interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence.

Schedule: Tuesday, 9:00 to 11:00
Instructors: Ephrem Nariculam
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT3863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

AD students enrol in RGT6863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)
SMT6370HS  L0101

Spirituality and Ecology: Integration and Implications

Offered in Winter 2015  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

The course provides an exploration of how Christianity has understood the relationship among God, creation, humanity and spirituality, and how that understanding has contributed to the ecological challenges we currently face as well as can contribute to a helpful response. The course begins with an overview of our understanding of spirituality and creation during the patristic, medieval and reformation periods, then shifts to contemporary understandings drawing from current discussions of Christology, creation-centred spirituality, eco-feminism, deep ecology, and the healing of nature and the healing of self. Methods: Lectures, discussions. Evaluation: reflection paper, integration paper, class participation, practicum.

Basic Degree students enrol in SMT3370HS.

Schedule: Thursday, 17:00 to 19:00
Instructors: Dennis Patrick O'Hara
Other Information: Second Semester · One Credit · Min: 5 · Max: 20 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
RGT6863HF  L0101

Christianity & World Religions

Offered in Fall 2014  ·  Previously offered in Fall 2013 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

In the contemporary world, ecumenism must include dialogue between Christianity and world religions. This course will examine not only Christian attitudes to world religions, but also attitudes of world religions to other belief systems. Lectures, discussion, paper.

Basic Degree students enrol in RGT3863HF.

Schedule: Thursday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Ovey N. Mohammed
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit · Max: 24 · Crosslisted to: Pastoral Theology
Enrollment Notes: Max 24 (AD & BD)

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Pastoral Theology Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of <em>2014-2015</em>

Pastoral Theology Courses for the Fall and Winter Sessions of <em>2014-2015</em>