10 Ordinary Lessons From Doing A PhD In Theology

   April 16, 2019 By Cole HartinThis past week I fulfilled the last of the requirements to graduate with my PhD in Theological Studies from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto. After five years of classes, teaching assistantships, exams, outlines, research, writing, an oral defense, and several seemingly arbitrary formatting requirements, my hands are … Continue reading “10 Ordinary Lessons From Doing A PhD In Theology”

Debra Dean Murphy: Mary Oliver and other poets can help us perceive — and protect — the natural world

Mary Oliver’s poetry often drew from close attention to the natural world. Oliver died Jan. 17, 2019 at the age of 83. Getty Images / Photo by Kevork Djansezian FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The disciplined reading of poetry can inculcate a mindset of paying deep attention to the world around us, says a scholar. Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Can reading … Continue reading “Debra Dean Murphy: Mary Oliver and other poets can help us perceive — and protect — the natural world”

Heidi Campbell: The Internet challenges and empowers religious institutions

Bigstock / Pure Solutions FacebookTwitterEmailPrint The digital culture isn’t changing religion as much as it is reflecting offline shifts in Christian life, says a scholar of religion and media at Texas A&M University. Monday, November 18, 2013 People today — especially young people — belong to fluid networks that are not limited by traditional religious … Continue reading “Heidi Campbell: The Internet challenges and empowers religious institutions”

New Testament scholars to lay the biblical foundations for the Lambeth Conference

Posted on: September 11, 2018  Work to begin laying the biblical foundations for the next Lambeth Conference will get underway later this year when 35 leading New Testament scholars from different denominations around the world gather for the St Augustine Seminar at Lambeth Palace. Around 800 bishops from around the Anglican Communion will gather at … Continue reading “New Testament scholars to lay the biblical foundations for the Lambeth Conference”

Unbelievable, Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today

UNBELIEVABLE, Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today by John Shelby Spong   HarperOne, Toronto, ON. $31.00 CAD. Feb. 2018. 319 pages. ISBN #978-0-06-264129-9 Publisher’s Promo: Five hundred years after Martin Luther and his Ninety-Five Theses ushered in the Reformation, bestselling author and controversial bishop and teacher John Shelby … Continue reading “Unbelievable, Why Neither Ancient Creeds Nor the Reformation Can Produce a Living Faith Today”