Continuing your education
Huron's Faculty of Theology offers the MA (Theology) for students interested in pursuing a graduate Master's degree with an emphasis on the integration of theological vision and the theological disciplines. You may also be interested in the Faculty of Theology's undergraduate formational and academic degrees (MDiv and MTS), as well as a wide variety of continuing education, non-credit, and diploma offerings, such as the Licentiate in Theology.
Deepen your knowledge of faith with each course your complete in this pre-degree diploma program. Courses in the LTh program are also available individually to lay people and clergy, outside the LTh stream.
By entering into agreements with other theological educational institutions, Huron has ensured that students across Canada, and across denominational traditions, will have a full range of course options. This is a pre-degree diploma program intended for those who take seriously a call to Ministry while recognizing that "Ministry" is manifested in many diverse yet equal ways. For example, the LTh may be:
- for your personal development,
- to deepen your knowledge for discipleship, or
- for those contemplating Ordained Ministry, or
- for those preparing for Diaconal Ministry, or
- for those already engaged in Ministry who are seeking to complement their education.
A total of 16 courses, with an overall average of 65%, will be needed for successful completion of the LTh. The courses will usually run for 6 weeks at 2-3 contact hours per week; however, on-line and intensive courses will also be offered.
Of the 16 courses, you will need to complete:
- 2 in the core area of Theological Studies
- 2 in the core area of Sacred Texts
- 2 in the core area of History of Religion
- 10 Electives
Admission Requirement: Applicants must hold a secondary school graduation diploma or equivalent.
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Upcoming Courses 2020:
Your choice: You choose whether you just want to audit the first class meeting, whether you want to audit all three meeting dates, or whether you’ll take all three meeting dates for credit toward the LTh.
Living Religions of the World*
June 27, 9:30-12:30 and 1-4; June 30, July 7, 14, & 21, 6:30-9:30 pm.
with the Rev. Janet Anstead
Develop an understanding of the world’s living religions, their origins, historical development, teachings and practices. Investigate their current practices, both within their region of origin and abroad. Course outline
*This course is offered through St. George’s The Blue Mountains. Please register by emailing: email@example.com
Cost: $75 for single June 27 class; $150 to audit all classes; $300 for all classes for LTh credit.
Application for Huron and Brandon courses:
Complete this application form and send it to us at least two weeks before each class is to begin. (If this date has passed, contact the Faculty of Theology directly to see whether there is still space in the class.) If there is insufficient registration in a course, that course will be cancelled and your fees refunded.
If you must withdraw from the course during the course or during the two weeks prior to the course beginning, then we will credit your account with the course fee, and you may use this amount toward a future LTh course at Huron.
Cost: $300 per course (unless otherwise indicated on course description). $150 for auditors. Group discounts: Groups of 4-7, $10 each; Groups of 8+, $20 each
Holy Cross Lecture
Designated Lay Ministers Courses (UCC)
19th Annual Holy Cross Lecture
September 2020, TBA
49th Annual R. T Orr Lecture
Fall 2020, TBA
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.
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
(watch online on Youtube)
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)
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 (under construction):
United Church History Studies
Hebrew Bible & United Church Ministry
New Testament & United Church Ministry
United Church Polity Studies
Theological Studies and United Church Ministry
Come back to Huron and take a course for credit (or audit, with permission of Instructor & Dean)! Those with a prior university degree may register for one of our current theology courses as a Special Student.
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. Full-time students complete in two.