Course Catalogue 2020-2021

TST Member Colleges have reviewed the delivery of their Fall and Winter course offerings.

There are three categories:

In Person* if it requires attendance at a specific location and time for some or all course activities. These courses will have section codes starting in 0 or 4. *Subject to adjustments imposed by public health requirements for physical distancing.

Online – Synchronous if online attendance is expected at a specific time for some or all course activities, and attendance at a specific location is not expected for any activities or exams. These courses will have the section code starting with 9.

Online – Asynchronous if it has no requirement for attendance at a specific time or location for any activities or exams. These courses will have the section code starting with 6.

Some courses may offer more than one delivery method. You will not be permitted to switch delivery method after September 18, 2020 for Fall (F) and Fall-Winter (Y) 2020 courses or January 8, 2021 for Winter (S) courses.

Theology Spirituality and the Arts

RGT1120HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Smick, Rebekah

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Wed TIME: 18:30 to 20:30

CREDITS: One Credit

This course aims to provide an introduction to key points of intersection between theology, spirituality and the-arts across two millennia. Employing a broad-definition of the arts, it will include visual arts, music, liturgy, literature, -film and media. It will explore theological, historical, an d pastoral applications of the arts viewed as primary source material, forms of spiritual expression, and sources of inspiration, healing and social critique. ltwlll also address both the theoretical and practical aspects of the ongoing(elationshlp between theology and the arts, Select topics are discussed weekly with the participation of faculty guests from across TST.

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Basics of Biblical Preaching

KNP1352HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Travis, Sarah

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the art and science of preaching. Topics: exegesis and hermeneutics for the purpose of preaching, techniques of sermon preparation, structure and delivery.

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Education and Faith Formation

EMP1431HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Kim-Cragg, HyeRan

COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Tue Online TIME: 14:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The course will provide an overview to education ministry and to faith formation. It will examine the purpose, context, and content of CE and examine basic learning theory and curriculum resources. Students will also read a spiritual memoir and reflect on transformation in the Christian life. Practical skills for educational ministry will include evaluating curricula, contextual analysis of an educational site, and designing and facilitating a workshop. Intercultural challenges for CE will be discussed. Aspects of age-related ministry will include resources for children, youth and adults. In addition, education at different life stages will be studied as moments for formation of individuals and families as well as the community (baptism and confirmation). Students are encouraged to research a historical or contemporary practice of CE/formation and develop a paper on that topic. Students will read Tye, Pazmino, McClaren, Miles and Winner.

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Human Growth & Spiritual Journey


COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Thu TIME: 14:00 to 17:00

CREDITS: One Credit

Exploration of various theories of human development, stages of human growth, lifespan spiritual journey in correlation to human growth, implications for Christian ministry, and reflections of one's own lifespan on theories of human growth and spiritual journey.

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New Testament I


COLLEGE: Emmanuel College SCHEDULE: Thu Online

CREDITS: One Credit

Introduction to the major methods and issues in New Testament interpretation: textual criticism; the world of the New Testament; the composition, structure and theologies of the Synoptic Gospels; traditions behind the Gospels; the Jesus of History and the Christ of Faith.

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Introduction to the New Testament

RGB1501HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Lewis, Scott M.

COLLEGE: Regis College SCHEDULE: Mon TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

CREDITS: One Credit

The focus of this course is on the various methodologies for reading and analyzing the New Testament rather than theology and spirituality. The sad events of our own world illustrate some of the dangers of superficial and overly literal readings of religious writings. Biblical literacy should not be the privilege or duty of a select few, but the right and responsibility of all Christians. The purpose of our study is to provide the tools necessary for an in-depth reading of the New Testament utilizing a variety of methodologies. No one methodology is definitive or exhaustive; each one examines the text from a different perspective and reveals another aspect or layer of the passage in question. Although the material might seem technical and esoteric at times, providing the people of God with a biblical message that is rich, life-giving, and based on a sound understanding of the text is an eminently pastoral undertaking.

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From the Gospel to the Gospels (NT I)

WYB1501HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Sider-Hamilton, Catherine

COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Thu Online TIME: 10:00 to 12:00

CREDITS: One Credit

An introduction to the four Gospels in their social, historical and theological settings. Using a "socio-literary" approach, we will study the Gospels within a two-dimensional framework, both centred on what the early Christians called the "gospel" or "Kerygma." One dimension has to do with social history, the origin and development of Christianity as a distinct social entity, from its foundations in the ministry of Jesus and the Easter experience, through its emergence as a Jewish renewal movement, and on to its development into a separate, largely Gentile, institutionalized religion. The second dimension has to do with literature, the process by which the Gospels came to be written, their literary form and texture, and their character as narrative versions of the "gospel."

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Foundations in Counselling and Spiritual Care Practice for Helping Professional

KNP1512HF L9101 SESSION: Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR(S): Schmidt, Angela E.

COLLEGE: Knox College SCHEDULE: Tue TIME: 13:00 to 16:00

CREDITS: One Credit

This course will combine lectures with experiential learning to provide helping professionals with the foundational skills of building rapport, empathic listening, effective questioning, interviewing and responding skills, structuring a session, and spiritual care giving. The students will practice the skills of building the therapeutic relationship based on Person-Centered, Family Systems and Psychodynamic theories. We will explore active and passive listening/responding skills alongside of safe and effective use of self in the therapeutic relationship. The course will also address the need for students to understand how to offer multi-cultural support and on-line counselling. The principles of documentation in a variety of settings (congregational, private practice, healthcare) will be discussed. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (a goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change), a Constructivist theory, will be explored and the skills of solution-focused therapy will be applied in small groups. The sensitive integration of spiritually-oriented questions into the therapeutic conversation will be discussed as well as spiritual care interventions and practices that promote healing and wholeness. And finally, students will develop introductory skills in group facilitation.ÿ

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Elementary New Testament Greek


COLLEGE: Wycliffe College SCHEDULE: Mon, Wed, Thu Online TIME: 9:00 to 10:00

CREDITS: Two Credits

Basic New Testament Greek grammar. During the first semester, students work through a large portion of the textbook, which introduces basic grammatical and syntactical elements of the language. In the second semester students complete the introductory grammar textbook, and begin reading in the Greek New Testament.

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Theology & Practice of Ministry



CREDITS: One Credit

Explores various aspects of ministry, in particular the theology and practice of ordained ministry within the Reformed traditions. Topics include understandings of ministry, the call, functions and roles in ministry, challenges and contexts for ministry today and in the future, leadership and authority, and spiritual practices.

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