While not currently offering degree programs in theology, St John’s College is pleased to partner with the Anglican Diocese of Rupert’s Land, the Canadian Mennonite University, the Centre for Christian Studies, St. Margaret’s Ecclesial University Project and other partners in offering opportunities for theological study in both formal and less formal ways.
During the 2022 - 23 academic year, St John’s College will co-sponsor theological courses with Canadian Mennonite University (who will be granting the course credit).
Course #BTS 5700J (3 credit hour course)
Date: Sept 13 – Dec 6 2022
Time: Fall term Tuesday evenings 6:00 pm (In- person and on Zoom)
Fall 2022: Indigenous Christian Theology (Instructors: Barbara Shoomski and Tanis Kolisnyk)
This 35-hour intensive course will provide students with a foundation of understanding of the spiritual knowledge of Indigenous peoples on the Land that we find ourselves today. Two Indigenous instructors will examine Indigenous wisdom within the context of Christian belief, while honouring Indigenous and Christian ways of knowing God. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their own theological understanding of Indigenous spiritual practice, while respectfully affirming Indigenous beliefs within God's creation and love manifest through the grace of Jesus Christ.
A quick note about the registration process. Students who are not already admitted into a CMU program should register as extended ed students. More information about the registration process, along with the registration form is available at https://www.cmu.ca/academics/gradstudies/extended. This form can be used for those who are taking a course for professional development or personal interest as well as by those who’d like to take the course as a visiting student from another university.
The Council for Theological Education, a joint council of the College and the Diocese, is chaired by St John’s Warden, Dr. Allison Abra.
Inquiries about theological education at St John’s College can be directed to the Rev. Helen Holbrook. Rev. Holbrook is the Chaplain for SJC.