|Schedule of upcoming courses and events||Course descriptions and information||Event descriptions and information|
|Fees||How to register and how to pay|
|Course title||Dates||Day and time|
|Life Words/Life Works: An Introduction to the New Testament (HYBRID)||February 28 - April 18||Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm|
|Voices for Justice: Prophet and Reformer (ONLINE)||March 27 - May 15||Mondays, 6-8pm|
Words are powerful things. Words connected to texts which we hold as sacred even more so. The embrace of the words of Scripture is a very intimate thing. How we embrace defines much of how we shape the discourse of our faith and its practice. Where do the stories of Scripture come from? How were they written and by whom? What did they mean? What do they mean to us? What role might they place in our discipleship becoming? Bring your questions!
Through this course, learners will be invited to engage the New Testament in an intellectual, sensorial and affective way in hope of immersive learning, new insight and deepening of wisdom. Using a variety of methodical approaches (historical-critical; literary; experiential), this course introduces the learner to the New Testament in an intensive manner. We will explore an introduction to New Testament study, the Synoptics and the Gospel of John, the Pauline and extra Pauline Epistles, Acts and the Book of Revelation.
- Instructor: Reverend Canon Dr. Wendy Fletcher
- Dates: February 28 - April 18
- Times: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm (Hybrid: register for in-person OR online)
How do the church and concerned Christians address social justice issues in their local communities and the world community? What is the Biblical and prophetic basis for the church’s involvement in social justice? Using the book of Amos, this course will examine the theology and practice of social justice from two dialogical viewpoints. The first is that of the prophet as spokesperson of God’s justice and advocate for the poor who names and condemns social injustice. The second is that of the reformer who seeks to embody and institutionalize social justice. The viewpoints examined will be seen as forerunners of and metaphors for modern understandings of action for social justice. Contemporary reflections thus will center on the roles, power, and responsibilities of two types of justice-seekers: the “prophet” and the “reformer.” Reflections on a current social justice issue of the student’s choosing will provide the sources for reflection and application.
- Instructor: Dr. Patricia Dutcher-Walls
- Dates: March 27 - May 15
- Times: Mondays, 6-8pm (Online delivery *only*)
Event Descriptions & Information
This retreat features worship, silence, discussion, and both group and individual reflection on Anglican and Lutheran prayers related to Mary as well as Anglican-Roman Catholic joint statements. This mini retreat is designed to provide you with some sacred space amidst the hustle and bustle of December as well as providing some spiritual and theological nourishment to enrich your experience of Advent and Christmas.
- Leader: Reverend Matthew Kieswetter and Fiona Li
- Date/Time: Saturday, November 26, 10am - 2pm
- Location: Renison University College, 240 Westmount Road N, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G4
- Cost: $30.00 CAD per registrant (including HST)
Course tuition: $260.00.
NOTE: For students registering for LTh credit an additional $85 fee applies.
One-time administration fee for courses: $30.00 CAD
NOTE: the administration fee only applies to students that are taking a non-credit Renison Institute of Ministry course or language/culture course for the first time. Students that have previously taken a Renison Institute of Ministry course or non-credit language/culture course do not have to submit this fee again.
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