Student Placement Reflections (2018)

Every M.Div. student gets to experience a parish placement throughout the school year where they engage in liturgical, pastoral, and community-building activities, complementing the theoretical knowledge acquired in their classes. JOEL AMIS, M.DIV. 2018 Joel Amis, who graduated with an M.Div. this past May, was placed at St. John’s Lutheran Church for the final In…

Building a Creative Learning Community

Montreal Dio completed a long process of organizational review in September 2017 when the college Corporation adopted a new constitution that places greater emphasis on the college as a learning community. In particular, membership in the Corporation of the College is now open to all who wish to engage in the life and work of…

New Life for the Reading and Tutorial Program

Thanks to a grant received from the Anglican Foundation of Canada in November 2017, Montreal Dio is redesigning its long-standing distance-education program. For over 40 years, the college’s Reading and Tutorial program has made theological education available to people who are unable to access a residential program. Over the course of 12 units, students are…

Congregational Leadership

4-DAY INTENSIVE IN MONTREAL Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4 pm at Montreal Dio January 14 to 17, 2019 Leadership in congregations is one of the most pressing needs of the church. This course provides students with lenses to study their congregations, explores various models of leadership, and encourages students to think about the ways Christian…

Christian Mission

4-DAY INTENSIVE IN MONTREAL Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4 pm at Montreal Dio September 10 to 13, 2018 Churches across Canada recognize that mission is central to their response to the good news of Jesus Christ. But just what mission means and what it looks like is not always clear. This course looks at…

Christian Theories of Justice

ONLINE COURSE Wednesdays, 6.15 pm to 9 pm January 16 to April 17, 2019   What is justice?  What is mercy?  How do Christians make sense of the social and political problems of the day? This course explores these questions through a survey of major theories of justice from both philosophical and theological perspectives. Topics…

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

ONLINE COURSE Thursdays, 6.15 pm to 9 pm September 13 to Dec 6, 2018 Over many hundreds of years oral and written stories, hymns, poems, sayings and songs were brought together to form the Hebrew Bible, sometimes referred to as the Old Testament. This book has become a central text of not only Western civilization,…

Montreal Dio Convocation 2018

Montreal Dio’s Convocation on Monday, May 7 at St. George’s Church in downtown Montreal was an evening of prayer, thanksgiving, and delight in the college’s graduates and their ministries. The college awarded three Master of Divinity degrees to Joel Amis, Tania Lesack, and Jonathan Widell. Originally from Georgia in the United States, Joel and his…

Q & A with Principal Jesse Zink

This interview originally appeared in the March 2018 edition of the Anglican Montreal The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink became principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College (“Dio”) on August 1, 2017. Born and baptized in Vancouver, Jesse grew up in Massachusetts and was ordained in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts in the Episcopal Church. He comes to…

Building a Creative Learning Community

I would be the first person to acknowledge that discussions of organizational structure do not exactly stir tremendous excitement. But stay with me. Last autumn, after a long period of consultation the corporation of Montreal Diocesan Theological College approved a new constitution for the college. Rather than the earlier, rather cumbersome structure which had both…