Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Master of Theological Studies Students Enjoy a Flexible Degree

by Elizabeth Robertson

Monday, May 25, 2020

Theological Studies Professor Launches Mennonite Worship Website

“Worship is the beating heart of the Christian church,” reflected Professor Carol Penner, who teaches practical theology at Conrad Grebel University College and the University of Waterloo. Carol and a team of six volunteers from Mennonite churches across Canada and the USA have spent the last two years creating a website of worship resources with an Anabaptist Mennonite approach designed to aid leaders in the Mennonite Church. They plan to expand their team to include more faculty and students from Mennonite institutions as curation continues.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Expect the Unexpected

Bench at Sunset

By Jane Kuepfer, Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging

When asked a few months ago what advice they would give about aging, a group of seniors responded, “Expect the unexpected.” That advice is relevant to all of us this spring!

In later life it becomes increasingly difficult to predict what may be around the next bend.  Life happens. And, as with a pandemic, we may not recognize our resources or find our resilience until we’re in the midst of it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Bruxy Cavey to Teach Church as Mission Course in Spring 2021

Bruxy Cavey will teach a course at Grebel

Bruxy Cavey will be joining the Master of Theological Studies (MTS) program as visiting lecturer in the Spring 2021 term. He is the Teaching Pastor at The Meeting House, one of the largest churches in Canada. He is the author of bestselling books The End of Religion, and (re)union: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

The Gift of a Prayer

In this time of uncertainty and isolation caused by COVID-19, Grebel Professor Carol Penner is offering a gift to all who need help putting their heart’s longing into words. Author of a popular blog, Leading in Worship, she is tapping into her training as a Mennonite pastor and practical theologian to write pandemic prayers. “Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday will all be experienced differently this year because of the fears and anxieties we have about this pandemic,” Carol explained. “My prayers reflect that reality.”

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Master of Theological Studies Equips Graduates for Work in Mennonite Churches

MTS Graduate Rachel Wallace pastors at Eigenheim Mennonite Church in Saskatchewan

Master of Theological Studies Equips Graduates for Work in Mennonite Churches
by Elizabeth Robertson

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Melding the Theoretical and the Practical

Jane Kuepfer

Combining academics and practice is vital to learning. Recognizing this, Professor Jane Kuepfer, Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging, integrates experiential learning in the classes that she teaches in the Master of Theological Studies program at Grebel. “Academics is a way of processing what happens in daily life.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Penner to Address #MennonitesToo

Penner to Address #MennonitesToo by Katrina Steckle (Communications Co-op Student)

In 2017, the #MeToo hashtag started a global movement to destigmatize and increase awareness about sexual violence. This coming March, Carol Penner, Assistant Professor of Theological Studies, will speak on “#MennonitesToo: Sexual Violence and Mennonite Peace Theology” as the C. Henry Smith Peace Lecturer at Bluffton University and Goshen College. 

Friday, December 13, 2019

Learning from Residential School Survivors

Lily Maryo
Learning from Residential School Survivors by Lily Maryo (MTS Student)

During Orientation Week this fall, Grebel’s graduate programs in Theological Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies organized a learning trip to the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford, Ontario.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Practicing Empathy across Disciplines

Peter Kim
Practicing Empathy across Disciplines by Peter Kim (MTS 2019)

After studying science for my undergraduate degree at the University of Waterloo, I wanted to grow in my personal relationship with God and discern his calling on my life, so I enrolled in the Master

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