Systematic Theology Overview

Regent College

Gain an introductory grasp of the central doctrines and tasks of Christian theology. Learn to think doctrinally in the context of our current moment, situating theology within the industrialized West’s post-Christian context. Reflect on Christianity’s central doctrines in relation to a contemporary society that’s constituted by deep pluralisms and where the logic of Christian thought …
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Male and Female in Christ

Regent College

Explore New Testament texts on sex and gender, marriage, singleness, and more with contemporary questions of sexuality in mind. Discover how Scripture speaks to—and also queries, subverts, and transforms—contemporary concerns of embodiment, sexuality, gender dysphoria, and similar issues. Gain insight and thoughtfully integrate this knowledge alongside contemporary approaches to questions of sex, gender, and sexuality. …
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New Testament Foundations

Regent College

Immerse yourself in the entire New Testament, one book at a time. In this overview, you will connect each book’s central message to the larger New Testament, to its own time and place in history, and especially to Jesus and his impact on those who knew him best. Gain a strong foundation that will shape …
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Love & Desire

Vancouver School Of Theology

The guiding text for this course is the dominical command to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your mind, and all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12.20-31).  How do we do understand this in today’s world with its conflicting demands and …
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Fearless Dialogues in Church & Community

Vancouver School Of Theology

This course outlines the theoretical and pedagogical framework utilized in Fearless Dialogues community conversations to create unique spaces for unlikely partners to engage in hard, heartfelt conversations.  Particular attention will be given to the life and work of 20th and 21st century faith leaders, who equally value the epistemic quality of theory, community engagement, and …
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Time, Participation in Christ, and Theosis in Paul

Vancouver School Of Theology

We will think about how we think about time, particularly in regard to Paul: did Paul think of time as moving forward consecutively under God’s planned direction, or that through Christ time has been interrupted by God, establishing an already/not yet temporality? We will think about how Paul might have understood life in Christ – …
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Eco-theology in Judaism: Ancient Resources, Modern Responses

Vancouver School Of Theology

Explore how modern Jewish eco-theologians call people to climate awareness using traditional modes of religious thought: Midrash (Bible interpretation), Halacha (Law and custom), and Kabbalah (mysticism). Available in person or via Zoom (Degree participants must connect synchronously if on Zoom)  

Intercultural Ministry

Vancouver School Of Theology

This course is designed to learn about intercultural ministry in order to engage in theological education in ways that integrate academic knowledge with practical skills towards fulfilling the commitment to becoming an intercultural church. Course will be taught in person at VST, and via Zoom for distance students (degree students must connect synchronously if studying …
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Preaching and the Power of the Gospel: Grace, Sacramentality and Proclamation

Vancouver School Of Theology

The course will explore the practice of Christian preaching as a primary medium for “the Gospel” – the saving activity of God in the world – and will provide an opportunity to reclaim “grace” as the organizing principle for proclamation. Course will be taught in person at VST, and via Zoom for distance students (degree …
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The Mestizo Augustine on Health: Confessions, Therapy & Community

Vancouver School Of Theology

This course will present Augustine of Hippo’s (354-430) perspective on heart therapy and health as prescribed by his Confessions. Course will be taught in person at VST, and via Zoom for distance students (degree students must connect synchronously if studying via Zoom)