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2017-2018 Educational Programming

Fall 2017 Constructive Theology for the Scientific Age Dr. Ashley Moyse The class begins September 6  (Wednesday evenings 6pm – 8:45pm) Winter 2018 Ancient Christian Tales about Jesus: (His)Story through the Eyes of Peasants, Bards, and Biographers Dr. Fred Tappenden The class begins January 10  (Wednesday evenings 6:30 pm – 9:15pm) Please contact the college for…

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Collective Dissimilarity, Common Path

The following article was written by college alumnus Rev. Robert Warren (’84), current rector of Christ Church in Clermont-Ferrand. It is the result of an exchange between the Rev. Warren and second-year student Tyson Rosberg, who met the Rev. Warren when he was visiting France last year. In the Fall, Tyson will be starting a one-year internship at the American Cathedral…

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MDTC Names New Principal – SDM nomme un nouveau directeur

Montreal, April 10, 2017 – The Rev’d Dr. Jesse Zink has been appointed the next principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College (MDTC). His appointment was approved by MDTC’s Board of Governors on March 27, 2017. Dr. Zink is currently the director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide in Cambridge, England, a member institution of the ecumenical Cambridge…

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Equipping the Saints

As I leave my house, in one borough of Montreal named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, and travel to Dio, in another borough, also named after Mary, I can scarcely avoid travelling over streets inscribed with a sacred geography.  There’s Notre-Dame de Grace, and Cote-St-Antoine. There’s St-Henri, Bonaventure, St-Laurent, St-Denis, St-Hubert, St-Hubert, St-Michel, St-Mathieu,…

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A Tale of Two Bishops

For the first time in the history of Montreal Diocesan Theological College, both dioceses of Montreal and Quebec have elected graduates of the college to be their bishops: the Rt. Rev. Mary Irwin-Gibson (Diploma in Ministry 1981) in Montreal, and the Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers (Diploma in Ministry 2004) in Quebec. The college is proud…

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Mercy in São Paulo [SPOTLIGHT ON ALUMNI: Stephen and Mary Dass]

It was ‘love at first sight’ when 23 year-old Stephen Dass from Singapore stepped off the bus into the chaos and grit of São Paulo. When Stephen joined international organization Youth With a Mission (YWAM) to travel to Brazil, he started his experience in the Amazon forests. After six months, Stephen realized he missed urban…

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When Fidelity Changes the World

Dr. Jonathan Widell, M.Div. ’18 candidate, holds a Ph.D in Law from McGill University. Born in Finland, Jonathan has lived in Canada since 2003 and was received in the Anglican Church at Saint John the Evangelist in Montreal in 2010. He speaks Finnish, English, Swedish, German, Dutch and French and is working on his Arabic….

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Fall 2016 Programming for All

This Fall the Montreal School of Theology presents: Truth and Hospitality: Ethics for a Renewed Humanity, a webinar (distance-learning) course. The course runs from September 8 to December 8, 2016, Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. EST. For more information, please contact College Administrator Beth Reed.         The Education for Ministry course that meets…

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In the breaking of the bread

In early 2015 I found myself being drawn back, or rather, led back to Anglican Christianity. At the time I was a student with the United Theological College and (gasp!) affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church. I had felt the call to ordained ministry about 15 years prior when I was an undergraduate and active…