Course Start Date: January 6, 2020
Residency: Feb 21-23, 2019
Location: Queen of the Apostles, Mississauga
This course introduces the Christian scriptures (Old/New Testaments) as the most essential ongoing resource we have for the Christian journey of personal spiritual transformation into the image of Jesus Christ; makes the claim that to be formed as a follower of Jesus requires deep, constant, provocative personal participation with the radical shaping of the Bible in the power of the Holy Spirit, so that full participation in the friendship of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit might be more fully experienced; explores how Christian formation towards maturity requires a radical shift in the ways of reading scripture in order to truly understand and appreciate how God’s written revelation operates in personal formation; offers practices to help students intentionally open themselves to this life changing reading relationship with biblical texts; gives special consideration to scripture as a resource in the ministry of listening to, accompanying and guiding others in Spiritual Direction.
This course utilizes selected readings, lecture, class discussion, guided experience, sharing, prayer and spiritual direction.