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  • R. T Orr Lecture

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  • 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 College, and a man of outstanding qualities.

    Through the R. T Orr Lecture, 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, and John Dominic Crossan.

    45th Annual R. T Orr Lecture, Day 1

    A SPIRITUALLY INFUSED UNIVERSE
    Pushing Back on Deism & Flirting with Superstition

    The Very Rev. Dr. Ian Markham
    President and Dean, Virginia Theological Seminary

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 7 pm
    Kingsmill Room, Huron 
    Free Parking in south (student) Huron lot after 6 pm--student gate will be up
    (do not park in "Pay & Display" without paying or in "Guest Parking" spots)

    About the Very Rev. Ian Markham, PhD
    A scholar of Christian Ethics and Philosophy, Dr. Markham is the author and editor of numerous books, including:  Against Atheism:  Why Dawkins, Hitchens, and Harris Are Fundamentally Wrongand Liturgical Life Principles:  How Espiscopal Worship Can Lead to Healthy and Authentic Living. Join us for what promises to be a most interesting evening!

    45th Annual Orr Lecture, Day Two!

    (Dis)missing Religion:
    Can Secular Society Acknowledge There is Any Value in Religious Life?
    Wednesday, November 2, 1016, 7 pm, Great Hall, Huron
    Free Admission;  Registration Required

    Free Parking in south (student) Huron lot after 6 pm--student gate will be up
    (do not park in "Pay & Display" without paying or in "Guest Parking" spots)

    Join us for a dialogue with Ian Markham, 2016 Orr Lecturer, focussing on the challenge of secular ideas that dismiss religion as anti-intellectual, intolerant, responsible for violence and war, and increasingly irrelevant,  During our conversation, we will look at the important role religion plays in civic society, the vibrancy of religion around the world, and how a religious sensibility really matters.

    Past Orr Lectures:

    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

    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
  • Upcoming Events & Courses

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  • 2016 Orr Lecture Events (Orr Lecture and Dialogue), Nov. 1 & 2, 2016, see this page.


  • 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.