Ottawa School of Theology & Spirituality 2013 Winter Term

January 7, 2013 - March 11, 2013
OttawaK2A OE7


Mondays, 07 January – 11 March 2013

7:30 pm to 8:20 pm

F.  Gospel Music
Rev. Ernie Cox, Baptist Minister and Musician
This course will trace the development of gospel music from the 18th century to today. From the camp meeting and revival songs of Moody and Sankey, the creation of slave songs, call and response, and spirituals up to present-day Black gospel. In-class performance, examples from lecturer, and various guests.


G.  Mysticism in Postmodern Times
Jane Dawson PhD, Independent Educator, Writer, Spiritual Director
What does it mean to say we live in postmodern times? How is mysticism relevant? In this course we will explore the relationship between these frequently misunderstood concepts, and how they both present invigorating possibilities for understanding ourselves, the world we live in, and the world we want.


H.  The Ten Commandments
Rabbi Reuven Bulka, Congregation Machzikei Hadas
This ten-week course will delve into the intricate meaning and application of each of the 10 Commandments (literally, 10 Statements). The goal is to more fully appreciate why these seemingly basic regulations are actually the profound foundation of faith


8:40 pm to 9:30 pm

I.  A Chorus of Christian Voices
Coordinator ? Dr. Robert Nelson
OSTS students come largely from four sponsoring denominations but others proclaim the Christian message too. This course offers their varying points of view. Lectures will be given by representatives of different denominations including: Alliance, Baptist, Christian Science, Jehovah?s Witnesses, Lutheran, Mennonite, Quaker, Pentecostal, and others


J.  Dys-connected? How Technology is Affecting our Relationships
Michael Anderson, Professor, Algonquin College
Electronic technology and the internet are becoming increasingly immersive and invasive. Numerous studies are emerging with observations on how technology may be affecting attitudes, faith, relationships, personality, and even the structure of our brain. This course provides a forum for exploring and discussing these findings.


K.  Grief: The Universal Crisis
Verna Nuttall – The Ottawa Pastoral Care Training Program, Developer and Seminar Facilitator
Grief can rob us of happiness and peace. Wide-ranging losses such as job loss, declining health, depression, family issues, and unhealthy boundaries can find us living through times of great emotional pain. These interactive sessions will enable participants to better understand how to go forward in the midst of pain and grief

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Structure: 10 weeks of classes per term; 50-minute class with a 20-minute coffee break
Location: All Saints’ Anglican Church, 347 Richmond Road, west of Churchill Ave.
Transportation: OC Transpo bus routes #2 and #18
Facilities: Free parking on Madison behind church. Wheelchair accessible. or Karen: (613) 234-2432; Pat: (613) 824-8780.

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