Spirituality of the Psalms–Retreat led by John Bell, Iona Community

Sisterhood of St. John the Divine (The) (SSJD)

For many believers, the psalms comprise an essential part of the liturgy of Holy Communion–a welcome pause between the Old Testament reading and the Epistle. The psalms are much more than this. They are words which nourished the spirituality of Jesus. They abound in insights regarding God’s relationship with the natural world, text that offer …
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Introduction to Liturgical Leadership

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

This course will examine the liturgical principles underlying the planning process for Episcopal Church worship, with specific emphasis on the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. This course will offer students a foundation for planning and leading worship services in the Episcopal Church. We will look at issues which influence the planning of any given service, …
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Celtic Spirituality and English Mysticism

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

This course will cover the history of Christian Spirituality in the British Isles prior to the Protestant Reformation, including Celtic Spirituality, Romano-British Christianity, Anglo-Saxon spirituality, and medieval English mysticism. Students will practice and reflect upon the spiritual disciplines described and prescribed in primary texts (The Cloud of Unknowing, Walter Hilton’s Scale of Perfection, Julian of …
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Church History: Wisdom of Mission Today

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

This course will explore the history of Christianity by focusing on snapshots of it in different times and places, by attending to its diversity over time, by encountering contrasting historical figures in its history, by asking what “salvation” meant and what “mission” consisted of in each of these times and places, and by pondering how …
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Images of Diakonia: Interpreting the Sacred in Church and the World

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

Diaconal ministry has at its heart connecting Christian scripture and tradition with the needs, hopes and concerns of the world. Using a framework of five key images, students will strengthen awareness of the sacred in the Church and the wider community, invigorate their practice of diakonia, and gain confidence in engaging others to do the …
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Introduction to Liturgical Leadership

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

This course will examine the liturgical principles underlying the planning process for Episcopal Church worship, with specific emphasis on the 1979 Book of Common Prayer. This course will offer students a foundation for planning and leading worship services in the Episcopal Church. We will look at issues which influence the planning of any given service, …
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Introduction to New Testament Interpretation

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

The course introduces the New Testament (NT) from a historical, literary, and theological perspective. It focuses on the distinct nature of each of the Synoptic Gospels, the authorship, the key themes, issues the authors addressed, the theological teachings they offered, and their relevance for ministry today. Instructor: Dr. Peter Claver Ajer was born and brought …
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Practical Preaching in the Digital Age

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

This course is about how to rethink the basics of reflecting the Gospel into others’ lives. Students will gain practical skills – and a specific method – to build sermons that work from both the pulpit and the smartphone. They will also be led through the ways that Digital Ministry has impacted traditional liturgy, and …
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eFormation Cohort: Taking Your Online Ministry to the Next Level

Virginia Theological Seminary

5-week online cohort on using digital technologies more intentionally for online ministry. About this Event The eFormation learning community is offering a 5-week online cohort for those digital leaders who seek a deeper understanding of the technologies frequently used for online ministry. The weekly sessions will be 90-minutes, focused on reflection, presenting new information and …
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