Telling the Bible: Stories and Interpretation with Children

Vancouver School Of Theology

Much of the Bible originated as oral tradition, stories that were told and retold over the years. Jesus told stories as a key part of his instructional technique, and these stories were retold by his followers. Today, the Bible is a written text, but one way of bringing the stories alive is to remember their …
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Prophets of Love: St. Paul and Leonard Cohen

Vancouver School Of Theology

By comparing and contrasting Paul with Leonard Cohen, another “Apostle to the Gentiles,” this course explores radically new perspectives on the lives and writings of both. Themes include: 1/ Paul, Leonard, and Judaism, 2/ asceticism, 3/ mysticism, 4/ Paul, Leonard, and Jesus, 5/ Paul, Leonard and women, 6/ Paul, Leonard, and masculinity, 7/ Paul and …
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Reading & Preaching Biblical Poetry

Regent College

Dive into Scripture and explore its rich poetic depths. Develop comfort and insight around biblical poetry, familiarizing yourself with its conventions, common idioms, and literary devices. Deepen your confidence in drawing on biblical poetry for ministry, learning to effectively incorporate it into your preaching. Together we will explore biblical metaphor, imagery, and other forms of …
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Reading the Times: Christian Responses to the News of the Day

Regent College

What role should the news play in the life of a disciple of Christ? This may seem like a contemporary concern, one made acute by political polarization, social media, and ubiquitous screens. And indeed we are living through a time when technological and cultural forces are causing drastic upheavals in the news industry. This course …
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The Holy Spirit & the Arts

Regent College

For centuries many have perceived a strong bond between the work of the Spirit and artistic creativity. Talk of inspiration, spirituality, and the life of the spirit abounds when the arts are in view. This course asks why this might be so. What is it about the arts that lends themselves so easily to “spirit-talk”, …
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Reading as a Spiritual Practice

Regent College

How we read may matter as much as what we read. What can we learn from the tradition about how to read the Bible spiritually? In this course, we will look in particular at Dorothy L. Sayers’s way of reading. Raised by an Anglican priest, Sayers was well-versed in the tradition’s way of reading Scripture. …
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Fall Writing Retreat With Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Sorrento Centre

Internationally bestselling author and two-time Giller Prize finalist Gail Anderson-Dargatz hosts this week-long fall writing retreat at the Sorrento Center. It’s a perfect writing getaway for both Shuswap-Thompson-Okanagan writers and those who are visiting the beautiful landscape found in so much of Gail’s writing. Writers will enjoy five morning master classes with Gail, each on …
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Academy for Biblical Storytelling

Network of Biblical Storytellers International (USA)

Performance and Teaching The NBSI Academy for Biblical Storytelling (ABS) provides you with support and training in both the performance and teaching of biblical stories. ABS encourages you to find your individual style as well as appreciate the stories in the form they’ve been “traditioned” to us. The ultimate goal is to send you out …
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Festival of Biblical Storytelling, 2025

Network of Biblical Storytellers Canada

The Wonder of the word. Spirit’s Play in Biblical Telling. We are five years into the festival adventure for the Network of Biblical Storytellers Canada and we can’t wait any longer to share our joy as we introduce 2025’s Keynote Speaker: Storyteller and Singer/Songwriter, Canada’s own, Linnea Good. We are thrilled that she agreed to …
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