Reading the Bible in the Season of Creation: Christian Discipleship in a Time of Climate Crisis (Online)


4 Tuesday evenings, Sept. 21 to Oct. 12, 2021
7PM to 8.30PM Montreal Time

The Bible was written in the context of societies that were deeply related to the natural world around them. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is filled with imagery and passages related to Creation and the natural world. This course—the next in Dio’s popular series of non-credit online adult education—introduces students to ways to read the Bible that bring out these Creation-centric themes. Students will learn more about the worldview that produced the Bible and see how its teachings are shaped by a deep relationship with the natural world. Key themes include the land, food, agriculture, and Creation itself. 

As our societies confront a gathering climate crisis, this course will help participants think about how their Christian faith informs their living today. When we see how care for the environment is a part of our sacred scriptures, we can understand how that same worldview can be integrated in our discipleship today. This course is taught during the Season of Creation, a time of year set aside by many churches to reflect on our relationship with the natural world. We encourage groups to gather to learn together. 

This course has no homework, no assigned reading, and no written assignments. We ask people to come prepared to listen, learn, and grow as followers of Jesus. 


Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Jesse Zink is principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College and the author of several books about Christian faith in the 21st century, including A Faith for the Future.

Learn Together

We want to encourage people to learn together. You can join this course as an individual, but we also encourage you to gather with a friend or group in a parish hall or living room to participate in the course together and discuss the class afterwards using the resources we provide. Whether you have three people or a dozen people gathered together, register as a group and the cost is the same.

About Open Enrolment

Our open enrolment courses equip students for life in a changing church. These courses are aimed at anyone who is interested in deepening their Christian faith and knowledge, and cultivating leadership skills in the church. There is no homework or written assignments. All you need is a desire to learn and a willingness to participate.


Regular: $90/person, $200/group

Corporation Members: 75$/person, 165$/group 

In light of covid-19 gathering restrictions, anyone interested in participating as a group may pay the group rate and distribute the link to their group members, rather than paying for each connection.

An additional fee of $25 will be added to registrations received after September 17, 2021.


[email protected]