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  • Holy Cross Lecture

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  • 16th Annual Holy Cross Lecture

    Dr. Lizette Larson-Miller
    Huron-Lawson Chair, Moral & Pastoral Theology

    Essential Ingredients:
    Eating and Drinking Salvation and Its Story

    Monday, September 11, 2017, 7 pm
    Great Hall, Huron, Public Lecture, Free Admission


    Free parking after 6 pm in Huron's student lot, south end of Huron (not in Pay & Display or Guest Parking)

    Ritual meals (or fasting from meals) are a part of every major religious system, but in Christianity the eating and drinking takes on additional depths of meaning in quite literally eating salvation.  In light of recent controversies over the actual ingredients of the bread eaten and the wine drunk, why do the ingredients matter, what is the relationship between ingredients and the saving effect, and how can something physically consumed affect the salvation of the soul?

    The Holy Cross Lecture, for the wider theology community, is given each fall by a member of faculty.  Huron is pleased to offer you this opportunity to hear its new Principal speak.
  • R. T Orr Lecture

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  • Since November 25, 1970, the R. T Orr Public Lecture series has been held each year in memory of Mr. Robinson T Orr, the son of a prominent London and London Township family of five generations, a successful businessman, an active layman in the Anglican Church, a staunch supporter of Huron College, and a man of outstanding qualities.

    Through the R. T Orr Lecture, it has been possible for the College to bring to London scholars of international reputation and outstanding theological educators.  Some past lecturers have been Premier Clyde K. Wells, Walter Wink, Michael Coogan, Adela Yarbro Collins, E. P. Sanders, and John Dominic Crossan.

    46th Annual R. T Orr Lecture, Day 1

    THE PRACTICAL VALUE OF OLD TESTAMENT EXEGESIS

    Ellen F. Davis, PhD, 
    Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible & Practical Theology
    Duke University Divinity School


    Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7 pm
    Great Hall, Huron 
    Free Parking in south (student) Huron lot after 6 pm--gates will be up
    (do not park in "Pay & Display" without paying, or in "Guest Parking" spots)

    About the Lecture
    Practical exegesis can be understood as reading the biblical story for the good of both church and society. Two practices of reading Scripture will be explored in this lecture: 1. African and North American Christians reading together as a learning community, in order to ask more adequate questions of the text and thus develop a richer understanding of truth; and 2. biblical interpretation as political ethics, with particular attention to how the Bible focuses on the daily economic lives of ordinary people, “the poor and vulnerable.”

    About Dr. Ellen F. Davis
    The author of 11 books and many articles, Dr. Davis' research interests focus on how biblical interpretation bears on the life of faith communities and their responses to urgent public issues, particularly the environmental crisis and interfaith relations.

    A lay Episcopalian, she is active as a theological consultant within the Anglican Communion. Since 2004, she has worked with the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan and elsewhere in East Africa to develop theological education, community health, and sustainable agriculture.  (further details)

    Join us for what promises to be a most interesting evening!  

    About the R. T Orr Lecture Series

    Since November 25, 1970, the R. T Orr Public Lecture series has been held each year in memory of Mr. Robinson T Orr, the son of a prominent London and London Township family of five generations, a successful businessman, an active layman in the Anglican Church, a staunch supporter of Huron University College, and a man of outstanding qualities.  Mr. Orr was a Lifetime Honorary Member of Huron's Corporation.

    Through the R. T Orr Lecture, supported out of the legacy left to Huron by Mr. Orr, it has been possible for the College to bring to London scholars of international reputation and outstanding theological educators.  Some past lecturers have been Premier Clyde K. Wells, Walter Wink, Michael Coogan, Adela Yarbro Collins, E. P. Sanders, John Dominic Crossan,Walter Brueggemann, and N.T. Wright.



    45th Annual Orr Lecture, Day Two!

    Preaching Workshop with 2017 Orr Lecturer

    PREACHING THE LUMINOUS WORD
    with Dr. Ellen Davis
     
    Friday, October 13, 2017, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Great Hall, Huron
    Admission: $20.00, includes a light lunch;  Registration Required

    Free Parking in south (student) Huron lot--gates will be up
    (do not park in "Pay & Display" without paying or in "Guest Parking" spots)

    Join us for a conversation with Prof. Ellen F. Davis focusing on how biblical proclamation can shape and sustain the life of faith communities and their responses to urgent public issues. Moderated by Todd Townshend, Dean of Theology.

    About Dr. Ellen F. Davis
    The author of 11 books and many articles, Dr. Davis' research interests focus on how biblical interpretation bears on the life of faith communities and their responses to urgent public issues, particularly the environmental crisis and interfaith relations.

    A lay Episcopalian, she is active as a theological consultant within the Anglican Communion. Since 2004, she has worked with the Episcopal Church of Sudan and South Sudan and elsewhere in East Africa to develop theological education, community health, and sustainable agriculture.  (further details)

    Past Orr Lectures:
    45th R. T Orr Lecture, November 2, 2016
    A Spiritually-Infused Universe
    Pushing Back on Deism & Flirting with Superstition
    by the Very Rev. Ian Markham, PhD

    44th R. T Orr Lecture, November 25, 2015
    The Challenge of Pauline Theology
    by Rt. Rev. Dr. N.T. Wright
    Research Professor of New Testament & Early Christianity, University of St. Andrews

    43rd R. T Orr Lecture, October 25, 2014

    "Fidelity in a Culture of Certitude"
    Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
    Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
    (watch online on Youtube)

    42nd R. T Orr Lecture, January 31, 2013
    "God, Money, and Death:  A Theological Reading of the Economy"
    Dr. William Cavanaugh
    Senior Research Professor, Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, DePaul University, Chicago

    41st R. T Orr Lecture, March 22, 2012
    Disciplining "Good Intentions":  An Islamic Response to "Pathological Altruism"
    Dr. Ingrid Mattson
    Director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary

    40th R T Orr Lecture, November 3, 2010
    "The Eighteenth-century Anglican Missions to North America  and Their Implications for a 'Missional' Church"
    Dr. Rowan Strong
    Associate Professor in Church History, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
  • Upcoming Events & Courses

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    • a three-part workshop for clergy & pastoral leaders

    CHRISTIAN MISSION in SECULAR SPACES
    Shaping the Theological Fabric of a Church Community

    with Dr. Dom Ruso
    Pastor, the180, Laval, QC

    FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, OCT. 20, & NOV. 3; 10:30 AM-12:30 PM 
    at Huron University College; Cost $100
     
    Formerly a London pastor and professor of Church History at Huron (among other positions at large churches across Canada),  Dom & family returned to Montreal with a deep sense of calling to plant a new church, from which the180 has taken root and grown.

    For those interested in start-ups, church plants, re-boots, etc., this 3-part workshop for clergy and pastoral leaders will assist in considering what it means to engage in Christian mission today.  
    Limited free parking available in student lot, south of Huron's main building, off Western Road.  The parking gate should be up by 6:30 in this lot.  Do not park in the Pay & Display lot (without paying & displaying) or in the Guest Parking lot.


    2017 Orr Lecture Events , see this page, October 12 and 13, 2017.



  • Designated Lay Ministers (DLM) Courses for UCC

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  • The following courses are offered to those working toward DLM status in the United Church of Canada in a distance/online format.  The instructor is Rev. Dr. Bradley Morrison.  Details and applications are below:

    United Church History Studies
    October 13-November 30, 2014
    Details and application here.

    Hebrew Bible & United Church Ministry
    October 13 - November 30, 2014; February 2 - March 22, 2015
    Details and application here.

    New Testament & United Church Ministry
    October 13-November 30, 2014
    Details and application here.

    United Church Polity Studies
    February 2 - March 22, 2015
    Details and application here.

    Theological Studies and United Church Ministry
    February 2 - March 22, 2015
    Details and application here.







  • MA (Theology)

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  • Consider the graduate-level MA in Theology to enrich your current knowledge and your work in Theology.  Those working 10 or more hours per week, apply as part-time students and finish the degree in three years. 

    Details are here.