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During the beautiful months of July and August, VST will again host an exciting array of courses. This is a terrific way to spend some time on the beautiful UBC campus while sampling what VST has to offer.


When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty – Theology is not Exempt” with Rev. Martin Rumscheidt
Monday July 3, 7:00pm Epiphany Chapel: 6130 Chancellor Blvd. UBC Campus

A Faith Worth Making: Understanding the Cultural Nature of Children’s Ministry – and why it matters with Dr. David Csinos
Tuesday July 4, 7:00pm Epiphany Chapel: 6130 Chancellor Blvd. UBC Campus

Western Monastics Look East with Dr. Bonnie Thurston
Thursday July 6, 7:00pm Epiphany Chapel: 6130 Chancellor Blvd. UBC Campus

New Christian Reformers and the Jews with Dr. Peter Ochs
Monday July 10, 7:00pm St. Mary’s Kerrisdale Anglican Church: 2490 W. 37th Ave, Vancouver

Woman of the Cloth: Confessions of a Rogue Priest with Rev. Dr. Kate Bruce 
Friday August 11, 7:00pm Epiphany Chapel: 6130 Chancellor Blvd. UBC Campus



July 3-7, 2017

Mornings (9am – 12pm)

Governmental Oppression and Ecclesial Resistance with Rev. Martin Rumscheidt

“…with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny…”: Thomas Merton’s Travels in Eastern Religions with Dr. Bonnie Thurston

Re-Imagining Ministry with Children and Youth with Dr. David Csinos

Afternoons (2pm – 5pm)

Going Deeper/Reaching Wider with Professor Anthony Robinson


Weekend Course: Thurs – Sat. July 6-8, 2017
The Art of Holy Listening: Contemplation and Accompaniment with Lois Huey Heck, Dawn Kilarski, Tim Scorer, Barry Vall


July 10-14, 2017

Mornings (9am – 12pm)

Sacred Dying: Pastoral Care, End of Life, and the 21st Century with R. Megory Anderson

The Unfolding of Christian Community in the 21st Century with Rev. Beth-Ann Estock



July 17-19, 2017: 9am-3pm daily

Practicing God’s Presence: A Theology of Prayer with Dr. Marjorie Suchocki


August 11-14, 2017

Preaching: Igniting the Heart or Losing the Will to Live? with Rev. Dr. Kate Bruce


For more details and registration, go to this link