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  • Course
    Instructor
    Credits
    Term
  • BIBL 554
    Vancouver
    Biblical Theology of Luke-Acts
    To be Determined
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jun 29 - Jul 3
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    BIBL 554

    Biblical Theology of Luke-Acts

    What are the major themes and texts tied to the biblical theology of Luke-Acts? This course will will also discuss method and compare thinking biblically theologically in comparison to thinking in systematic theological terms.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • BIBL 582
    Vancouver
    Outlines of Biblical Theology
    Richard Bauckham
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jun 29 - Jul 3
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    BIBL 582

    Outlines of Biblical Theology

    Who is God? How do we structure our faith? This course will work with the biblical metanarrative as the structure of biblical theology and the identity of God as the centre of biblical theology. It will cover the major topics of biblical theology: God, creation, Jesus as God incarnate, the Gospel of the kingdom of God, the cross, the resurrection, soteriology, the Holy Spirit, the church and the last things.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • INDS 551
    Vancouver
    Islam, Politics, and the Church
    John Owen
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jun 29 - Jul 3
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    INDS 551

    Islam, Politics, and the Church

    The “death of religion” has not come to pass. A few decades ago, most Western social scientists were confident that religion was being killed off around the world by relentless modernity and secularism. Few hold that confidence today: religion is as powerful as ever, and none is more consequential globally than Islam. In dozens of countries Muslims find secular life inadequate and work to bring about the pious society mandated by their sacred texts – in particular, Islamic law. This imperative brings these so-called Islamists into conflict with their neighbors, be they Muslim, Christian, Hindu, or non-religious, and in a number of places Islamists have embraced horrific violence. This course will explore the origins of Islamism; parallels with the West’s own history of religious difference, conflict, and church-state relations; the appeal of Islamism to so many Muslims today; the compatibility of Islam and constitutional democracy; and ways that Christians and the Church might relate to Muslims in secular society today.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • LANG 510
    Vancouver
    Introductory Old Testament Hebrew I and II
    3.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jun 29 - Aug 14
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
    08:00AM - 01:00PM
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    LANG 510

    Introductory Old Testament Hebrew I and II

    In this intensive course, you will learn the basic morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of biblical Hebrew, laying the foundations for a lifetime of reading the original text of the Old Testament. Techniques will first involve reading and writing, and second, listening, speaking, and acting. Deepen your connection to the language for long-term retention and greater fluency of reading.

    Credit Hours:
    6
    Audit Hours:
    6
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • LANG 511
    Vancouver
    Introductory Old Testament Hebrew I and II
    3.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jun 29 - Aug 14
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
    08:00AM - 01:00PM
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    LANG 511

    Introductory Old Testament Hebrew I and II

    This course is also offered as Lang.510

    In this intensive course, you will learn the basic morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of biblical Hebrew, laying the foundations for a lifetime of reading the original text of the Old Testament. Techniques will first involve reading and writing, and second, listening, speaking, and acting. Deepen your connection to the language for long-term retention and greater fluency of reading.

    Credit Hours:
    6
    Audit Hours:
    6
  • LANG 550
    Vancouver
    Introductory New Testament Greek I and II
    3.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jun 29 - Aug 14
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
    08:00AM - 01:00PM
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    LANG 550

    Introductory New Testament Greek I and II

    This course is also offered as LANG.551

    In this intensive course, you will learn the foundational vocabulary, morphology, grammar, and syntax you need in order to translate large portions of the Greek New Testament by the end of the summer. The pace is rapid and the workload is heavy, but many students find the immersion experience to be richly rewarding.

    Note: Each section has a maximum enrollment of 25 students.

    Credit Hours:
    6
    Audit Hours:
    6
    Prerequisites:

    There are no prerequisites for this course.

  • LANG 551
    Vancouver
    Introductory New Testament Greek I and II
    3.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jun 29 - Aug 14
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
    08:00AM - 01:00PM
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    LANG 551

    Introductory New Testament Greek I and II

    This course is also offered as LANG.550


    In this intensive course, you will learn the foundational vocabulary, morphology, grammar, and syntax you need in order to translate large portions of the Greek New Testament by the end of the summer. The pace is rapid and the workload is heavy, but many students find the immersion experience to be richly rewarding.

    Maximum enrollment: 25 students.

    Credit Hours:
    3
  • SPIR 531
    Vancouver
    Spiritual Disciplines: How We Set Our Hearts to Seek God
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jun 29 - Jul 3
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    SPIR 531

    Spiritual Disciplines: How We Set Our Hearts to Seek God

    “You are what you eat”—and even more so on a spiritual plane. Bookstores display spirituality sections, professional schools offer courses concerning the intersection of spiritual matters with particular professional practices, and churches are responding to a growing demand for guidance in spiritual formation and practice. How are we making choices in our everyday lives that nourish and fortify us as we follow Christ? The aim of this course is to study Christian spiritual disciplines and their place in our discipleship.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • THEO 510
    Vancouver
    The Story of Evangelical Theology
    Daniel Treier
    2.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jun 29 - Jul 10
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:30AM - 11:00AM
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    THEO 510

    The Story of Evangelical Theology

    “I am an Evangelical.” But what does that really mean? Evangelical theology seems to be more academically engaged, more globally diverse, and more internally contested than ever. Therefore this course will explore its possible features in lights of earlier roots and present proposals. The course will involve a mixture of reading original sources, engaging contemporary leaders, and addressing critical questions through lecture and discussions. Seeking clarity about evangelical identity leads us to engage David Bebbingtons’s well known Anglo-American definition: John Stackhouse’s Canadian approach; and more recent interest in Continental European precursors. Questions about Reformed vs. Holiness and pietist influences not only highlight the factor of social class but also underscore theological diversity. We will address contemporary theological proposals in light of their interface with such historical and sociological factors, but always our focus will be Christian doctrine – what it means for gospel faith to seek further understanding.

    Credit Hours:
    2 - 3
    Audit Hours:
    2
  • THEO 568
    Vancouver
    Martin Luther: (Forgotten) Father of Evangelicalism
    To be Determined
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jun 29 - Jul 3
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    THEO 568

    Martin Luther: (Forgotten) Father of Evangelicalism

    This course is also offered as HIST 568

    Even today, you experience the ripple effects of this one theologian’s thoughts and actions. Most evangelicals know that the origins of evangelicalism can be traced back to the Reformation and more specifically to Martin Luther. However, few evangelicals possess more than a cursory understanding of Luther’s theology and thus miss much of the richness that he has to offer the modern church. This course will provide an introduction to Luther’s theology, showing how this (forgotten) father of evangelicalism defined the Protestant tradition, and how he can continue to inform and even challenge the contemporary evangelical movement that he helped to found.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • APPL 512
    Vancouver
    Preaching the Gospel according to John
    Darrell Johnson
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 6 - Jul 10
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    APPL 512

    Preaching the Gospel according to John

    Preachers often encounter discouragement and distraction. We can therefore begin to think and feel we ought to do something else in the pulpit on the Lord’s Day. But not if we live in the Gospel according to John! For in his Gospel, the apostle John, following the lead of his first mentor, John the Baptist, helps us understand and experience again that preaching is simply, and profoundly, holding before human beings, the person and work of Jesus of Nazareth (and with Him, the person and work of His Father and Spirit). And doing so in such a way that human beings believe into (not a typo!) Jesus, and in believing, find life, the life that He is, and which only He can give. Come, soak in John for a week, and be re-invigorated to preach!

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • APPL 541
    Vancouver
    Promoting the Gospel to Contemporary Culture
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 6 - Jul 10
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    APPL 541

    Promoting the Gospel to Contemporary Culture

    At a time when people increasingly believe that Christianity “poisons everything,” how can we recover the logic and beauty of the original mission that captured the Roman world without method or might? Grounded in a detailed historical and exegetical study of ‘mission’ in the New Testament and its times, this course seeks to learn lessons from the evangelization of the pre-Christian world and apply these to our witness in a post-Christian world.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • APPL 553
    Vancouver
    Aging Matters: Finding Meaning and Purpose in Senior Years
    Paul Pearce
    1.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 6 - Jul 10
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM 02:00PM - 11:00AM 04:00PM
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    APPL 553

    Aging Matters: Finding Meaning and Purpose in Senior Years

    This course is also offered as INDS 553

    Every ten seconds someone in North America becomes a senior. This demographic reality has inspired both fear and hope. In this course we will explore the challenges and opportunities of becoming a senior, including critical issues such as diminished energy, the search for significance, continuing to work after work, calling and service in the world and church. This course is designed to help those needing to address the issues of aging—whether seniors themselves or people working with seniors (e.g., pastors, counsellors, social workers)—from a Christian perspective. In light of the realities of aging, the course will address the issues of vocation, meaning and security, and spirituality. There will be lectures, case studies, interviews and guests. There are no prerequisites for the course and the experience can be attributed to a graduate program or simply be a learning encounter.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    Prerequisites:

    Additional Info

  • BIBL 572
    Vancouver
    Paul's Letters to Timothy
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 6 - Jul 10
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
    «
    BIBL 572

    Paul's Letters to Timothy

    Listen to Paul as he pours out his heart on pastoral care to his beloved young second- in-command. As Paul's four major doctrinal letters (Romans, Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians) yield, in principle for all time, all the key truth of the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ the Lord, so his three pastoral letters (two to Timothy and one to Titus) present, again in principle for all time, the essential progile of gospel leadership, that is, the correcting and directing of churches and churchly communities and their individual members. As the past century has seen a welcome return in many quarters of Pauline doctrine, so now the Western churches need an equally discerning recovery of Pauline pastoral care. In this course we shall seek through precise exegesis pastoral wisdom for our own day.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:

    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 553
    Vancouver
    Aging Matters: Finding Meaning and Purpose in Senior Years
    Paul Pearce
    1.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 6 - Jul 10
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM 02:00PM - 11:00AM 04:00PM
    «
    INDS 553

    Aging Matters: Finding Meaning and Purpose in Senior Years

    This course is also offered as APPL 553

    Every ten seconds someone in North America becomes a senior. This demographic reality has inspired both fear and hope. In this course we will explore the challenges and opportunities of becoming a senior, including critical issues such as diminished energy, the search for significance, continuing to work after work, calling and service in the world and church. This course is designed to help those needing to address the issues of aging—whether seniors themselves or people working with seniors (e.g., pastors, counsellors, social workers)—from a Christian perspective. In light of the realities of aging, the course will address the issues of vocation, meaning and security, and spirituality. There will be lectures, case studies, interviews and guests. There are no prerequisites for the course and the experience can be attributed to a graduate program or simply be a learning encounter.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    Prerequisites:

    Additional Info

  • APPL 531
    Vancouver
    Church & Marketplace: Struggle or Synergy?
    Clive Lim
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 17
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    APPL 531

    Church & Marketplace: Struggle or Synergy?

    This course is also offered as INDS 531

    We gather on Sundays and disperse into the workplace from Monday to Saturday. Is this a problem or an opportunity? This course explores the awkward relationship of the gathered life of the church with the dispersed life whereby approximately 70% of the people are engaged in the secular workplace. There is a long history to the struggle but there is also an extraordinary kingdom opportunity should the church seriously equip its members for life and service in the everyday. Interdisciplinary and theological issues will be explored along with practical hands-on ways for the people of God to view their daily work in the marketplace as a kingdom ministry. The course combines lectures and interactional learning in the mornings with a graduate seminar opportunity (for three credit hours students) in the afternoon.

    Note: This course is also offered as APPL 731 or INDS 731 for 3 credits. The seminar version of this course has special registration deadlines and requires preparation before the start of the course. Seminar maximum enrollment: 12 credit students, no auditors.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
  • APPL 588
    Vancouver
    Leading Well: Influence, Impact, and Coaching Skills
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 17
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    06:30PM - 09:30PM
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    APPL 588

    Leading Well: Influence, Impact, and Coaching Skills

    Priorities and perspectives compete for your attention. You need to make decisions on the fly. Every move counts. Slow down and let Scripture and shared experience mould your identity as a leader. This course will equip you to develop your influence and impact in fast-moving situations where there may be many different priorities and perspectives. The course will also focus on developing a coaching approach and will enable you to develop your competence and confidence in using coaching skills in developing those who work with you. The programme will be interactive with some sections being in workshop style. The course will draw from the biblical narrative, the current experiences of Christian leaders and the experience of course participants.

    Note: For those taking the course for credit, Peter will aim to have a one-to-one coaching conversation with each participant.

    This course has special drop deadlines.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • APPL 731
    Vancouver
    SEMINAR: Church & Marketplace: Struggle or Synergy?
    Clive Lim
    3.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 17
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM 02:00PM - 11:00AM 04:00PM
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    APPL 731

    SEMINAR: Church & Marketplace: Struggle or Synergy?

    This course is also offered as INDS 731

    We gather on Sundays and disperse into the workplace from Monday to Saturday. Is this a problem or an opportunity? This course explores the awkward relationship of the gathered life of the church with the dispersed life whereby approximately 70% of the people are engaged in the secular workplace. There is a long history to the struggle but there is also an extraordinary kingdom opportunity should the church seriously equip its members for life and service in the everyday. Interdisciplinary and theological issues will be explored along with practical hands-on ways for the people of God to view their daily work in the marketplace as a kingdom ministry. The course combines lectures and interactional learning in the mornings with a graduate seminar opportunity (for three credit hours students) in the afternoon.

    Maximum enrollment: 12 credit students, no auditors.

    Note: This course is also offered as APPL 531 or INDS 531 for 1 or 2 credits or for audit.

    Credit Hours:
    3
    More Info:

    Additional Info


    The seminar version of this course has special registration deadlines and requires preparation before the start of the course.


    Because of the nature of a seminar course, preparation prior to the start of class will be required, including preparatory reading, summary paper outline and a first-draft summary paper. See course syllabus for more details.

  • BIBL 510
    Vancouver
    Archaeological Discoveries and the Bible
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 17
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    BIBL 510

    Archaeological Discoveries and the Bible

    Long before Indiana Jones hit the silver screen, the archaeology of Bible lands had already caught the popular imagination. From its inception in the nineteenth century to its purported decline in the mid-twentieth, the “biblical archaeology” movement was viewed by many as offering reassurances—in the face of the withering challenges of nineteenth-century-style literary criticism—that the Bible was true. But archaeology is by its very nature ill-suited to prove (or indeed to disprove) the Bible, and therefore many today consider the biblical archaeology movement dead. Interest in the impact of archaeological discovery for the study of the Bible is, however, far from dead. New discoveries are made every year, some of profound significance. The purpose of this course is to explore the exciting intersection of archaeology and biblical studies.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    Prerequisites:
  • BIBL 675
    Vancouver
    Unfathomable Grace in Ephesians
    2.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 24
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 03:45PM
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    BIBL 675

    Unfathomable Grace in Ephesians

    Paul’s letter to the Ephesians offers rich theology, engaging cultural commentary, and practical advice for living. This course will explore each chapter as Paul develops his views on the Trinity and the Church and will ask how Paul’s message speaks to our society today.

    Credit Hours:
    2 - 3
    Audit Hours:
    2
  • HIST 591
    Vancouver
    World Christianity in the 20th Century: A Global Transformation
    2.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 24
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:30AM - 11:00AM
    «
    HIST 591

    World Christianity in the 20th Century: A Global Transformation

    Our faith is expanding with extraordinary speed (and a good deal of chaos) in places like China, Korea, the Pacific Islands, and Sub-Saharan Africa. In Latin America, newer Pentecostal movements have burgeoned. Almost no one in 1900 could have imagined how much the shape of world Christianity would change over the course of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Yet today the faith is expanding with extraordinary speed where Christian communities were not long ago sparse on the ground. By contrast, the “Christian West” seems to becoming steadily less and less Christian. This course presents basic historical information on these stunning changes. It draws on the rising tide of expert literature for individual parts of the world, as well as the work of acknowledged missiological experts (especially Andrew Walls, Lamin Sanneh, Dana Robert, and David Martin). Alongside a historical introduction, the course should also spur important questions about civilization, culture, social order, and especially biblical interpretation and theology.

    Credit Hours:
    2 - 3
    Audit Hours:
    2
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:

    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 531
    Vancouver
    Church & Marketplace: Struggle or Synergy?
    Clive Lim
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 17
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
    «
    INDS 531

    Church & Marketplace: Struggle or Synergy?

    This course is also offered as APPL 531

    We gather on Sundays and disperse into the workplace from Monday to Saturday. Is this a problem or an opportunity? This course explores the awkward relationship of the gathered life of the church with the dispersed life whereby approximately 70% of the people are engaged in the secular workplace. There is a long history to the struggle but there is also an extraordinary kingdom opportunity should the church seriously equip its members for life and service in the everyday. Interdisciplinary and theological issues will be explored along with practical hands-on ways for the people of God to view their daily work in the marketplace as a kingdom ministry. The course combines lectures and interactional learning in the mornings with a graduate seminar opportunity (for three credit hours students) in the afternoon.

    Note: This course is also offered as APPL 731 or INDS 731 for 3 credits. The seminar version of this course has special registration deadlines and requires preparation before the start of the course. Seminar maximum enrollment: 12 credit students, no auditors.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    More Info:
  • INDS 568
    Vancouver
    Theological Voice of Modern Literature
    2.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 24
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:30AM - 11:00AM
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    INDS 568

    Theological Voice of Modern Literature

    Fyodor Dostoevsky. Emily Dickinson. Flannery O’Connor. W.H. Auden. Beckoned by these iconic voices and those of Charles Taylor, Karl Barth, and Hans Urs von Balthasar, explore the cultural and theological landscape of our late modern world.In doing so, we will see, hear, and feel how the arts – in this case poetry and fiction – offer unique ways to open the rich possibilities and powers of Christian theology. The course is meant to serve both as an exercise in theological and cultural understanding and as an occasion for Christian self-discovery, reflection, and growth.

    Credit Hours:
    2 - 3
    Audit Hours:
    2
  • INDS 585
    Vancouver
    Seeking the Shalom of the City
    Soohwan Park
    3.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 24
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    «
    INDS 585

    Seeking the Shalom of the City

    This course is also offered as THEO.585

    It’s a global phenomenon. Cities are now the ultimate epicentres of trade, technology, and culture—and the flow of people towards cities is only growing exponentially. How can Christians enact God’s call in Jeremiah to “Seek the shalom of the city in which you live”? As you renew your thinking about missional living, you will visit various sites around Vancouver, and spend your last four days living at the A Rocha Brooksdale Environmental Centre. 

    Maximum enrollment: 20 credit students, no auditors. 

    Note: This course is an off-campus course and has special payment, drop, and refund deadlines, with an additional course fee of $400. 

    Credit Hours:
    3
  • INDS 731
    Vancouver
    SEMINAR: Church & Marketplace: Struggle or Synergy?
    Clive Lim
    3.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 17
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM 02:00PM - 11:00AM 04:00PM
    «
    INDS 731

    SEMINAR: Church & Marketplace: Struggle or Synergy?

    This course is also offered as APPL 731

    We gather on Sundays and disperse into the workplace from Monday to Saturday. Is this a problem or an opportunity? This course explores the awkward relationship of the gathered life of the church with the dispersed life whereby approximately 70% of the people are engaged in the secular workplace. There is a long history to the struggle but there is also an extraordinary kingdom opportunity should the church seriously equip its members for life and service in the everyday. Interdisciplinary and theological issues will be explored along with practical hands-on ways for the people of God to view their daily work in the marketplace as a kingdom ministry. The course combines lectures and interactional learning in the mornings with a graduate seminar opportunity (for three credit hours students) in the afternoon.

    Maximum enrollment: 12 credit students, no auditors.

    Note: This course is also offered as APPL 531 or INDS 531 for 1 or 2 credits or for audit.

    Credit Hours:
    3
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:


    Additional Info


    The seminar version of this course has special registration deadlines and requires preparation before the start of the course.


    Because of the nature of a seminar course, preparation prior to the start of class will be required, including preparatory reading, summary paper outline and a first-draft summary paper. See course syllabus for more details.

  • SPIR 510
    Vancouver
    Seasons of Renewal
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 17
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    SPIR 510

    Seasons of Renewal

    Every young child eventually asks, “Was Jesus really born on Christmas Day?” Take that pilgrim journey through the year as you ponder the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter. This course will offer an introduction to the “sacral year”, the history of keeping “times and seasons” the spiritual advantages and resources this practice offers. The sessions will draw on material from Malcolm Guite's Sounding the Seasons book, Steve Bell’s Pilgrim Year ebooks, and Steve Bell's “seasonal” albums: Keening for the Dawn and Pilgrimage. You will hear the thoughts behind what went into the songs and poems, talk about how they can be used liturgically and personally and get directed to other resources that are out there for making a pilgrim journey through the year.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • THEO 585
    Vancouver
    Seeking the Shalom of the City
    Soohwan Park
    3.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 13 - Jul 24
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    «
    THEO 585

    Seeking the Shalom of the City

    This course is also offered as INDS.585

    It’s a global phenomenon. Cities are now the ultimate epicentres of trade, technology, and culture—and the flow of people towards cities is only growing exponentially. How can Christians enact God’s call in Jeremiah to “Seek the shalom of the city in which you live”? As you renew your thinking about missional living, you will visit various sites around Vancouver, and spend your last four days living at the A Rocha Brooksdale Environmental Centre. 

    Maximum enrollment: 20 credit students, no auditors. 

    Note: This course is an off-campus course and has special payment, drop, and refund deadlines, with an additional course fee of $400. 

    Credit Hours:
    3
  • INDS 525
    Vancouver
    Technology, Wilderness, and Creation
    Amanda Russell-Jones
    Mary Ruth Wilkinson
    3.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 16 - Jul 26
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun
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    INDS 525

    Technology, Wilderness, and Creation

    Embark on an eight-day voyage in an open rowing/sailing boat in the Gulf Islands as you reflect prayerfully on the nature of place and pilgrimage in the Christian life. Reflect on the writings of those many Christians whose own understanding of God has been focused by the experience of voyaging on the sea. No previous sailing/ rowing experience required. This course is offered in partnership with A Rocha Canada, with contributions from Rick Faw and Ruth Des Cotes. Also contributing is Erik Wilkinson, sailing master.

    Maximum enrollment: 12 credit students.
    Additional course fee: $575
    Location: This course takes place off-site, on a boat sailing between the Gulf Islands.

    Additional Info

    Note: This course has a special registration process. Due to the great popularity of this course in past years, and to ensure fairness for all students, registration will be based on a lottery system. Registration for this course will open at 10 am PST on Wednesday, February 25, 2015. All registrations received within the first 24 hours (until 10 am PST on February 26) will be placed in a pool, from which students will be chosen by random selection until the maximum enrollment has been reached. Any students remaining in the pool will be chosen by random selection to determine their spot on the waitlist. Any registrations received after 10 am on February 26 will then be added to the waitlist (or to the course, if space permits) in the order they are received. Students will be notified by email regarding their placement in the course (or on the waitlist) within three business days.

    Although this course is an elective and not a requirement for any program, some students may find it especially well-suited to the focus of their program (depending, for example, on their MA concentration). In order to appeal for special consideration for placement in this course, contact the Senior Academic Administrator (gschoberg@regent-college.edu) by no later than February 18. Note that special consideration will be considered only where it is demonstrated that a course is integral to one’s concentration.

    Note: The deadline for dropping the course with a 100% refund is 4:30 pm on June 1. Payment deadline for all course tuition and fees is also June 1. There are no refunds after June 1, but this course may be dropped without refund until June 15.

    Credit Hours:
    3
    More Info:
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • APPL 587
    Vancouver
    Leading Well: Team Dynamics
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 20 - Jul 24
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    06:30PM - 09:30PM
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    APPL 587

    Leading Well: Team Dynamics

    Are you called upon to lead teams in a fast-moving environment, whether in the marketplace or in the church? Do you want to enable the teams you lead to thrive and be effective in demanding times? This course will be interactive with sections being in workshop style. This course will also draw from the biblical narrative, the current experiences of Christian leaders and the experience of course participants.

    Note: For those taking the course for credit, Peter will aim to have a one-to-one coaching conversation with each participant.

    Note: This course has special drop deadlines.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • BIBL 613
    Vancouver
    The Gospel According to Moses: Deuteronomy
    To be Determined
    2.00 - 3.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 20 - Jul 31
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:30AM - 11:00AM
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    BIBL 613

    The Gospel According to Moses: Deuteronomy

    Deuteronomy is surprisingly often quoted by Christ. His favourite book, perhaps? Not so much a lawbook as a collection of Moses’s farewell sermons to Israel, Deuteronomy is an impassioned appeal to God’s people, lest they forget God’s grace. Unmask the goodness of God—so vital in Moses’s own experience—and the backbone of our own redemption story.

    Deuteronomy is the constitution of Israel’s covenant with God and the basis for much of the rest of the Old Testament. This study of the Book of Deuteronomy will largely focus on working through the biblical text, though it will include attention to introductory matters, theological issues, the rhetorical strategy of the book, its historical background, the ancient Near Eastern background of biblical law, and the application of biblical law to Christians today.

    Register

    Credit Hours:
    2 - 3
    Audit Hours:
    2
    Prerequisites:
    Recommended prerequisite: BIBL 501
  • INDS 545
    Vancouver
    Religion and Other Crimes Against Civlity
    Jonathan Chaplin
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 20 - Jul 24
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    INDS 545

    Religion and Other Crimes Against Civlity

    “God is back”—in the poll booths and in the political air. But the return of public religion – its ‘de-privatisation’ – is generating deep anxieties among secularists who have long assumed that liberal democracy presupposes a religion-free public realm. Christians, too, are scrambling to make sense of the new spaces opening up for their own political engagement. This course will confront the challenges and opportunities presented by the resurgence of public religion in many liberal democracies. Drawing on salient insights of Christian political thought, we will tease out competing concepts of ‘secularism,’ explore the nature of religious public reasoning, and reflect on the shape of constructive and critical religious citizenship in a plural and multicultural society.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • INDS 565
    Vancouver
    Coming to our Senses: Art, Faith, and Embodiment
    To be Determined
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 20 - Jul 24
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    INDs 565

    Coming to our Senses: Art, Faith, and Embodiment

    What is the inherent value of art? Does it bring us into more intimate contact with the world, with others, and with God—or does it stand apart with its own value? Many centuries of dualistic thinking have conditioned Christians to evaluate art primarily by its capacity to transcend our finite embodied existence in search of ‘the spiritual.’ This course will take a different approach. It will focus on the integral role of the bodily senses, exploring how art, whether religious or secular, articulates affective human experience. Instead of seeking to escape our transient existence, art can bring us into a more intimate contact with the world, with others, and, ultimately, also with God. We will look at many examples – ranging from pre-modern applied art to post-modern, contemporary works that may often seem obscure. The aim of the course is to enable participants to develop fresh Christian criteria by which to approach and evaluate works of art, especially contemporary art.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • APPL 528
    Vancouver
    Kingdom Communities in a Post-Christian World
    To be Determined
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 27 - Jul 31
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    08:00AM - 11:00AM
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    APPL 528

    Kingdom Communities in a Post-Christian World

    Even as many North American churches lose steam in a secular society, the reality of God’s kingdom remains unshakeable.

    The question for this class is, how are Christian communities formed into this reality of God’s Kingdom in Christ? How does one lead a congregation to participate in His Kingdom both among us and in the world? How do congregations form into the participation in God’s mission? To answer these questions we examine the history of how congregational formation in North America, paying close attention to the history of evangelicalism. We examine the ways American Protestantism (especially evangelicalism) has been caught in cycles of congregational formation endemic to Christendom. At the end of Christendom however, in the secularized West, these ways of gathering have lost steam. In their stead, we can look at the practices given to use from Jesus in the sending of us out to extend His reign. These practices included the Eucharist, proclamation of the gospel, reconciliation, being “with” the poor, Kingdom prayer, and 5 fold ministry. We will explore how these practices can be renewed as the basis for forming congregations into God’s Mission.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
  • APPL 542
    Vancouver
    Communicating Christ to Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus
    Miriam Adeney
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 27 - Jul 31
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    APPL 542

    Communicating Christ to Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus

    Our friends and neighbours come from increasingly diverse faith backgrounds. Receive tools, hear experiences, and gain confidence for interacting respectfully and articulately with these three faith groups.

    Islam Buddhism, and Hinduism are the faiths of millions of people. How do Christians interact respectfully with these believers while speaking articulately about the Lord Jesus Christ? Each faith will be considered in its own contexts, recognizing significant differences between branches. Appreciation, witness, discipling, and church development in various milieus will be explored. Theological and sociological dimensions will be probed, as well as occasional historical and political aspects.

    Students will hear cases, receive tools, evaluate strategies, and gain competencies for interacting effectively with individuals and groups. Contemporary missiological concerns will be referenced, such as orality, insider movements, ethnotheology, multicultural churches, no-church movements, diaspora networks, contextualization, appropriate theological education, the West and the rest, and suffering and glory.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
  • INDS 574
    Vancouver
    Cultural Renewal: Empowering and Equipping the Laity
    To be Determined
    1.00 - 2.00
    2015 Summer Session
    Jul 27 - Jul 31
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
    01:15PM - 04:15PM
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    INDS 574

    Cultural Renewal: Empowering and Equipping the Laity

    Work life. Church life. How do they come together? Find a unified vision of faith that ties a sense of call to the whole of your life. Many Christians believe that God is sovereign over all of life but rarely have a unified vision of the Christian life that enables them to engage their faith in everyday life, especially in the workplace. The result is a functional dualism that accentuates a public/private dichotomy, diminishing our ability to live out faithfully our sense of call in the whole of our lives. This course will explore how Scripture, theology, and Spiritual practices leads us to a deeper appreciation and experience of how the gospel is at work to change everything.

    Credit Hours:
    1 - 2
    Audit Hours:
    1
    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this course.