Vancouver School of Theology Summer School 2016

July 4, 2016 - July 15, 2016
Vancouver BC

VST Summer School 2016

VST’s Summer School is BACK! After a 2 year hiatus while we were in transition from the Iona Building to our new building, VST will again host an exciting array of courses during the first two weeks of July. This is a terrific way to spend some time on the beautiful UBC campus while sampling what VST has to offer.


“Jesus Kept Kosher: a New Interpretation of Mark 7” with Dr. Daniel Boyarin
Monday July 4, 7:00pm St. Mary’s Kerrisdale Anglican Church: 2490 W. 37th Ave, Vancouver

“Thomas Merton’s Witness and Challenge: “Mercy, always, in everything, mercy” with Dr. Christine Bochen
Thursday July 7, 7:00pm Epiphany Chapel: 6130 Chancellor Blvd. UBC Campus

“The Secret to Long Lasting Success in Child and Youth Ministry” with Dr. Kathy Dawson
Tuesday July 12, 7:00pm Epiphany Chapel: 6130 Chancellor Blvd. UBC Campus


Week 1: July 4-8

Mornings (9am – 12pm)

The Talmudic Apocalypse and Christology with Dr. Daniel Boyarin

Bodyshaping: How Scripture Forms Missional Communities with Rev. Dr. Bob Paul

Afternoons (2pm – 5pm)

Preaching like a Christian: Approaching the Psalms as Christian Scripture with Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee

Kabbalah: A Jewish Theology with Rabbi Dr. Laura Duhan Kaplan

Weekend Merton Course: Thurs – Sat. July 7-9
Thomas Merton and the Way of Mercy with Dr. Christine Bochen


Week 2: July 11-15

Mornings (9am – 12pm)

Hardwiring Faith Maturity in Children and Youth with Dr. Kathy Dawson

Ecotheology and the Spirit with Dr. Jay McDaniel

Afternoons (2pm -5pm)

Who Says you Haven’t Got a Prayer? The Lord’s Prayer with Rev. Dr. Richard Topping

Understanding Islam: Scripture, Theology, Law and Ethics with Dr. Syed Nasir Zaidi

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