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  • Holy Cross Lecture

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  • 17th Annual Holy Cross Lecture

    Dr. Gary Badcock
    Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, and
    Peache Professor of Divinity

    September 17, 2018, 7 pm, Great Hall
    Huron, Public Lecture, Free Admission


    The Limits of the State
    Dr. Badcock will argue that the secular state depends upon a viable sacred, in that, in the absence of the sacred, the secular tends to be absolutized. This lies at the heart of a range of problems in contemporary society, including the recent laws on medical assistance in dying. 

    Limited free parking available in student lot, south of Huron's main building, off Western Road.  The parking gate should be up in this lot for entry from 6 - 7:30 pm.   Do not park in the Pay & Display lot (without paying & displaying) or in the Guest Parking lot. 

    The Holy Cross Lecture, for the wider theology community, is given each fall by a member of faculty.  Huron is pleased to offer you this opportunity to hear Dr. Badcock speak.
  • R. T Orr Lecture

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  • 47th Annual R. T Orr Lecture

    SERMONS at PAUL'S CROSS & THE CULTURE OF PERSUASION IN TUDOR LONDON

    Torrance Kirby, MA, DPhil, FRHistS 
    Professor of Ecclesiastical History
    McGill University 


    Thursday, October 4, 2018, 7 pm
    Great Hall, Huron 
    Free Parking in south (student) Huron lot after 6 pm--gates will be up
    (do not park in "Pay & Display" without paying, or in "Guest Parking" spots)

    About the Lecture
    Dr. Kirby's current research focusses on the open-air pulpit at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, commonly known as "Paul's Cross," one of the most influential of all public venues of early-modern England. There were preached critically important hermeneutical and theological sermons that contributed to the transformation of England's religious and political identities.

    About Dr. Kirby
    A graduate of Dalhousie (BA and MA) and of Oxford (DPhil), Dr. Kirby is currently Professor of Ecclesiastical History at McGill, where he has been at the School of Religious Studies since 1997.  In 2011, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of the United Kingdom.  Dr. Kirby has been awarded several grants to further his research, principally in the area of Reformation thought, especially that of Richard Hooker and other 16th-century Protestant thinkers.  (further details)

    Join us for what promises to be a most interesting evening!  


    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
    watch online on Youtube

    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)

    42nd R. T Orr Lecture, January 31, 2013
    "God, Money, and Death:  A Theological Reading of the Economy"
    Dr. William Cavanaugh
    Senior Research Professor, Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, DePaul University, Chicago

    41st R. T Orr Lecture, March 22, 2012
    Disciplining "Good Intentions":  An Islamic Response to "Pathological Altruism"
    Dr. Ingrid Mattson
    Director of the Macdonald Center for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary

    40th R T Orr Lecture, November 3, 2010
    "The Eighteenth-century Anglican Missions to North America  and Their Implications for a 'Missional' Church"
    Dr. Rowan Strong
    Associate Professor in Church History, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia
  • Designated Lay Ministers (DLM) Courses for UCC

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  • 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:

    United Church History Studies
    October 13-November 30, 2014
    Details and application here.

    Hebrew Bible & United Church Ministry
    October 13 - November 30, 2014; February 2 - March 22, 2015
    Details and application here.

    New Testament & United Church Ministry
    October 13-November 30, 2014
    Details and application here.

    United Church Polity Studies
    February 2 - March 22, 2015
    Details and application here.

    Theological Studies and United Church Ministry
    February 2 - March 22, 2015
    Details and application here.







  • MA (Theology)

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  • 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. 

    Details are here.