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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.

 

Licentiate in Theology (LTh) Diploma
Lectures & Non-Credit Courses & DLM
University-Level Theology Courses

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. 

Course Requirements:

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. 


How Can My Parish Host a One-Day Course?  See here.


Upcoming Courses 2019: 


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 for credit toward the LTh all three meeting dates.

Administration:  Running Healthy Churches*
Saturday & Sunday, September 28-29, 2019, 10 am – 6 pm, at St. George’s, The Blue Mountains
with The Ven. Dr. James Sutton
Detailed Course Outline:   
Cost:  $75 for single Oct. 26 class; $150 to audit all 3 class dates; $300 for all classes for LTh credit.  Group discounts are available.
*This course is offered at St. George’s, The Blue Mountains.  Please register by phoning 519.599.3047 or email administrator@stgeorgesclarksburg.ca.
 
Journeying through the Bible: A Guide to Leading Bible Studies

FREE of CHARGE, PILOT PROJECT COURSE!  
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019; 9 am-3:30 pm at Church of Epiphany, Woodstock
Follow-up classes to be arranged for those interested.
Instructor: Rev. Janet Anstead
Detailed Course Outline:  tba
Have you ever wanted to lead a Bible Study but felt overwhelmed by the prospect? Are you left unmoved by some of the prepared Study Series available to be used? This course will give you the tools necessary so that you will have confidence in creating a Bible Study which will speak to your context and your audience.  Although the focus of the course will be on providing the necessary tools, opportunities will be created in which those tools will be used within the context of a mini-Bible Study. The best way to learn is often to do!

Spiritual Formation:  Is My Life the Message?*
October 19-20, 2019, at St. George’s, The Blue Mountains with Dr. Helen Butlin
Detailed course outline:
Cost:  $75 for single Oct. 26 class; $150 to audit all 3 class dates; $300 for all classes for LTh credit.  Group discounts are available.
*This course is offered at St. George’s, The Blue Mountains.  Please register by phoning 519.599.3047 or email administrator@stgeorgesclarksburg.ca.
 
Praying with the Mystics (Part 1)
POSTPONED TO SPRING 2020, at St. Aidan’s Church, London with Dr. Helen Butlin
Detailed Course Outline:  tab
Experience the teachings of Julian of Norwich, Hildegard of Bingen, St. John of the Cross, and Teresa of Avila.  Are you curious about the contemplative tradition in the Christian faith?  Contemplative prayer offers us an inner discipline and capacity to see in new ways and connect deeply with God, life, self and other. This course, taught by Dr. Helen Butlin, will lead you through an exploration of the insights of these four mystics whose influence remains with us today.
Cost:  $75 for single Oct. 26 class; $150 to audit all 3 class dates; $300 for all classes for LTh credit.  Group discounts are available.

Praying with the Mystics (Part 2)
Saturday, Jan. 18, Feb. 8, March 7, 2020; 9 am – 3:30 pm, at St. Aidan’s Church, London with Dr. Helen Butlin 
Detailed Course Outline:  tba
Experience the teachings of Evelyn Underhill, Dorothy Day, Karl Rahner, Simone Weil, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen.  Are you searching for inspiration and thought-provoking ways to live your faith in today’s world? Is it possible to live a contemplative life in a busy daily life?  If you are seeking answers to the above questions, then this course is for you! Dr. Helen Butlin will explore the lives of six modern-day mystics who lived their faith in the tensions and challenges of the last century. Together, we will explore how their insights might be relevant for the life of the church and our spirituality today.
Cost:  $75 for single Oct. 26 class; $150 to audit all 3 class dates; $300 for all classes for LTh credit.  Group discounts are available.

Anglican Theology & Identity*
November 16-17, 2019, at St. George’s, The Blue Mountains with the Rev. Grayhame Bowcott
Detailed course outline:
Cost:  $75 for single Oct. 26 class; $150 to audit all 3 class dates; $300 for all classes for LTh credit.  Group discounts are available.
*This course is offered at St. George’s, The Blue Mountains.  Please register by phoning 519.599.3047 or email administrator@stgeorgesclarksburg.ca.


Application for Huron and Brandon courses: 


Application form

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
Orr Lecture
Jain 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)

 

Designated Lay Ministers (DLM) Courses for UCC

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.

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Key Contacts

Sandra Rice

Assistant to the Dean of Theology
519.438.7224 ext. 289
sricehuron.uwo.ca
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