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The worst thing you can do is practice avoidance. If you have a terrible grade, acknowledge it and get help. My first year, I started bombing chemistry. I wouldn’t even log into the connect

Loneliness What you’re thinking: no one wants to hang out with me That’s not actually true, but it can feel like that. Sometimes you don’t have a shoulder to lean on. Sometimes your parents are really busy and aren’t available to you. Sometimes you won’t see your friends for days on end due to study. Sometimes you feel like

page out of fear of seeing my grade. Guess what happened next – I failed. The first part of making it better is acknowledging that something’s wrong. Professors are very forgiving of students who genuinely want to improve. Go to office hours and seek out help. In one or two classes I’ve even had a bad midterm re-weighted, simply because of effort I showed later on.

you don’t have any friends at all. What to do: One of the best things I heard my first year was

Homesickness

this – everyone has no friends. Always have that mentality.

What you’re thinking: I just want to be back home. I miss my

It’s freeing. Everyone in college is trying to meet people, and

bed and my friends and my parents and my mom’s cooking.

everyone has experienced some depressing solitude.

What to do: Call your parents! Don’t just text them. You will

The ‘solution’ is that you should try to meet new people,

be comforted by just listening to their voices. And they’ll

but that’s hardly advice. When I’m lonely, I try to focus on

appreciate the effort.

myself rather than the people who aren’t available. Learn a new skill, journal, watch a terrible romcom. Maybe even use the time to focus on school! The small achievement of making progress through a class was almost enough for me.

Grades Anxiety

Something I found to cure my homesickness was learning how to make some of my parents’ favorite meals. Even making simple guacamole the way my dad did would get me in better spirits! There’s no way around the anxiety you’ll feel at school, and unfortunately it is compounded by the heaps of studying you

What you’re thinking: Everyone has an A; I barely have a

have to do. It’s an emotionally volatile time; you’ll need to make

D. Everyone started that project, except me. The prof likes

every effort to take care of yourself. The best help won’t be from

everyone, except me.

this article – it’ll be from friends, family, and persevering in

What to do: First of all, breathe. Many people have the exact same grade as you. They didn’t start the project yet either. Not that you should be content with a D, but it never hurts to be

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5 WAYS TO HIT THE GROUND

RUNNING IN FIRST YEAR

3. MAKE TIME FOR FRIENDS School is hard, friends make it easier. Students will probably be 100% of your friend group. Hopefully you make a lot of friends and one or two really good ones who you can confide

Ah, first year. I remember mine like it was four, long, painful

in. They’re going through the exact same thing you are right

years ago. Because that is exactly how long ago it was. In those

now. Turn to them when you’re having a problem with…

four years, I learned quite a few strategies to get ahead and

anything. Don’t go it alone.

stay ahead of the tide., At one point I was on UBC’s payroll to advise students on academic matters, so I’d like to consider myself qualified to speak on this matter. Here are five tips to hit the ground running in your first year.

4. JOURNAL School and stress go hand in hand. You’ll fail a test that

1. DON’T OVERCOMMIT

you shouldn’t have, or just plain have a terrible day. And

Something too many first year students do is try to do too

There’s a lot of mumbo jumbo out there on how to boost your

much. I was one of those people. My first year I was so keen

mood, but journaling is one I always find myself returning to.

on joining every club, passing every quiz, working out, waking

It’s a way to get out all your anxiety on paper, give it to God –

up at exactly 7:00 am – I found I could keep it together for

you’ll be amazed how much better you’ll feel.

sometimes your support network won’t be there for you.

about a month before I hit a mid-semester slump. So don’t bite off more than you can chew. Even if you have a lot of free time on your hands in September, you won’t in October when midterms come around

2. DEVELOP A ROUTINE A good start is waking up at a certain time every day and studying at a certain time every day. It takes about a month for the brain to get used to a habit, so keep that in mind when you’re trying to establish one. But don’t be crazy about it. At one point I was literally penciling hangouts with friends into my planner. Don’t sweat it! Just plan enough to keep yourself feeling active and “at-the-ready”.

5. START STUDYING FOR EXAMS WAY, WAY, WAY TOO EARLY. Exams matter. A lot. To get ahead and stay calm for finals, start studying a month in advance. Nothing crazy, just a half hour of actively looking up past finals and reviewing learning outcomes from each class. If you commit to studying in miniscule amounts early on, your brain will be much less anxious about trying to cram the night before. School tends to be fun, accidentally. Don’t miss the forest for the trees, and don’t freak out.

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1. MAKE CANADIAN FRIENDS

5. JOIN (AND QUIT) AS MANY GROUPS

I cannot stress this enough. Many of my close friends from

AS YOU CAN

back home ended up at the same university as me, but it was imperative for me to make an effort to befriend some locals. It has made the transition period that much easier— from learning local customs (like how much to tip or saying thank you to bus drivers), to finding the best local hangouts and sweet deals for students around town.

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Join different clubs to meet new people or just do it because the girl you like is in it. Then, (if necessary) proceed to never go back after one meeting. Chances are a couple of the groups will stick and will greatly enrich your university experience. I ended up getting heavily involved with the school radio and my faculty undergrad association. This landed me some pretty sweet

2. FIND AN ADOPTED CANADIAN FAMILY FOR THE HOLIDAYS As a foreign student, holidays can get pretty lonely. If you’re not socially awkward and are a good friend, chances are your Canadian friends will feel sorry for you and invite you home for Thanksgiving. I’ve been blessed to celebrate Thanksgiving with

7 STEPS TO ADJUST AND THRIVE AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

the same family for 5 years now and it gets better every time.

3. GET A JOB Getting a job (preferably off-campus) allows you to leave the bubble that is your university campus. My first job as an events

gaining independence in a foreign country ahead of you. As an 18-year-old, I arrived in Canada on a whim about two weeks before school started. I had missed my school of choice in the UK by one exam point and was planning to retake the course during my gap year. However, I was lucky enough to be offered a substantial scholarship at a Canadian school and so I decided to fly 12 hours over the Pacific Ocean to begin a new life. 5 years later, I can confidently say that my life is in Canada now— my original plan to move back home upon graduation took a 180. Choosing to be an international student will accelerate your personal growth and broaden your outlook on life, something you can’t learn in classes. Here are a few things that helped me

6. TRY TO STAY FOR AT LEAST ONE SUMMER In Canada, the school year runs during the worst months of the year in terms of weather. If you can, try to stay for a summer. A lot of music festivals and cool events happen during that time and you’ll get to experience the city as a non-student. Being from the tropics, I’ve never experience a summer that was less than 35 degrees at 90% humidity. I must admit that summers in B.C. were one of the reasons I decided to stay in Canada.

promoter allowed me to see a lot of the city and meet people from all walks of life. Working off campus gave me broader perspective and tangible real world experience—things missing from most undergrads’ resumes. The extra spending money won’t hurt either.

It’s not easy being an international student. For one, you’ll be leaving an entire support system behind with the challenge of

summer jobs and grew my network.

7. KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY BACK HOME This is probably the most important thing to do—the transition from seeing your parents daily for 18 years to 3 times a year can

4. UTILIZE YOUR SCHOOL’S RESOURCES AND SUPPORT SYSTEM Most universities of post-secondary institutions have a dedicated team of support staff for international students. Since you’re paying an arm and leg for tuition, use this to your full advantage – the International House at my school helped me apply for healthcare, get priority registration for classes,

be tough. In the early days you will feel especially homesick. I made an effort to talk to my parents at least once a week, and that made all the difference. You’ll be surprised to learn a different side to your parents. As you get older, they’ll hopefully become less like your parents and more like a best friend and mentor you can go to for life advice. Take advantage of this and keep reminding yourself (especially during exams) that they will still love you even if you fail.

defer exams for flights, and even did my taxes! Also, orientation programs for international students will give you a head start in adjusting to life in Canada. My one regret in my university career was deciding against going.

along the way:

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f o r s a k i n g

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“I ALWAYS GET SICK AFTER SEMESTERS,” I TELL

words, the space between what I have agreed to do and what I

PEOPLE. “IT’S LIKE CLOCKWORK.”

can handle. “Planning for margin,” writes DeYoung, “means…

But maybe the clock was trying to tell me something. Maybe if I keep getting sick at regular intervals, it’s not something to write off, but something to change.

we understand what’s possible for us as finite creatures and then we schedule for less than that” (27). The thing to ask, it seems, when looking at your weekly (and yearly) commitments, is, “Does this provide me with the margin

I have spent the past month recovering from being on

necessary to not be running around, always behind and

overdrive for eight months. During that time, I took a state of

depending on everything to run smoothly?” Come to think

the union on my life. On the past: How did I get here? What decisions did I make that led to burnout? What mindset did I have? On the present: What are my commitments right now? What is absolutely essential? What can I stop doing? On the future: How do I go from here and live a life of margin and rest? How will I resist the temptation to fill up my schedule again? Here’s some of what I discovered about this recurring problem of busyness.

“I WONDER HOW MUCH TROUBLE I COULD HAVE SAVED MYSELF BY SIMPLY PUTTING THE CURRENT OPPORTUNITY BEFORE JESUS AND ASKING WHAT HE THINKS ABOUT IT.” about it, margin is why I’m often late. I don’t leave margin in

ROOTS OF BUSYNESS Pleasing People Much of my busyness was due to not wanting to let others down. I said yes because I was afraid of what they would think of me if I said no. So I said yes to the detriment of my own soul. Kevin DeYoung notes in his book, Crazy Busy, how “hurry is not just a disordered schedule, [but] a disordered heart.” My schedule is a reflection of my heart, and therefore, if my schedule is “off,” then there’s something deeper to

Wanting To Do It All Is anyone interested in just one thing? We probably all have multiple interests: things that we gravitate toward, things that we’re passionate about, things that we want to accomplish with our life. Maybe you’ve got debt you need to pay off, but at the same time you’ve struggled with whether to keep working your high paying job because it’s not quite what you’re passionate about.

investigate. For me, that something deeper was my desire to

Meanwhile, you also want to develop your skills in _____ (which

have everyone be pleased with what I was doing (which, in

you’ve been working on during the weekends), but you feel

case you’re wondering, is definitely impossible).

conflicted when you come across free time because you also

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travel time. So when any little thing goes wrong, I’m late.

have made a resolution this year to spend loads more time with friends, family, and God. You also realize that it’s been

As humans we have capacity. That means we have limits. And

awhile since you’ve worked out regularly, so it’s time to get

when we don’t give ourselves margin to operate within those

serious and sign up for a 10K for extra motivation. But wait,

limits but instead try to drive full throttle all the time, we

you think. This year, I really want to rest more and have a life

will burn out. DeYoung cites Richard Swenson’s definition of

where I can actually take a Sabbath. So maybe I shouldn’t do

margin: “the space between our load and our limits.” In other

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Making my Own Decisions Instead of Praying When a good opportunity comes along, it’s very tempting for me to just say yes without praying and consulting others. I wonder how much trouble I could have saved myself by simply putting the current opportunity before Jesus and asking what he thinks about it.

life. Am I going to trust God with my schedule by consulting him and what he wants for me, or am I going to entrust myself to my own vision or the vision of others for my life? Being a Time Realist

act like I am God: I act as though I live outside of time. I end up denying my humanity while frustrating the people around

I was eager to do. But I had also been feeling nervous about

me. When I am not realistic about time, I end up committing

it from the start. I knew it would push me over the edge and

to too much, thinking that I can handle it all. This has a

I knew that it would go directly against what I told myself I

dominoes effect on my stress, on my treatment of others, and

wouldn’t do: fill up my schedule again. But even though I felt

on producing sub-par work for many people instead of great

it was wrong in my gut, I went to great lengths to rationalize

work for few.

would disapprove, I tried to make it seem like it wasn’t a big

“EVERYONE WANTS MARGIN IN THEIR LIVES BUT FEW HAVE THE COURAGE TO GIVE THEMSELVES SUCH A THING.” commitment and that I could handle it. But spouses have a way of getting the truth out of you. I finally admitted that it was simply too much for me to do. It shocks me to realize the things I do to get what I want! If I had only sought God before trying to move forward with this role, I would have saved myself the heartache caused by hiding the truth.

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Our capacity is limited, like the resource of time. But often, I

Just recently, I was trying to sneak my way in to a side job that

the opportunity when talking with my wife. Knowing she

THE ALL NEW

Being realistic about time frees me up to be limited, which helps me relieve stress, love others better, be more present, and honor God in my humanness. He never asked me to achieve it all and burn out for Him. But so many of us are

ASKING THE HARD QUESTIONS. SPEAKING THE TRUTH AT ALL COSTS. BREAKING DOWN WALLS OF DIVISION. EMPOWERED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT.

living that lifestyle! Waiting on God Instead of rushing ahead of God and making my our decisions on what will be best for us—what we should and should not commit to—we need to wait on God in prayer, seeking His will for each opportunity set before us. He, in his far-reaching and all-seeing wisdom, will guide your steps to make sure you won’t stumble on your own tendency to over-burden yourself. When we seek His face, He will show us where the good way lies. And usually, I’ve found, it’s in less, not more. Everyone wants margin in their lives but few have the courage

SEEDS TO PLANT FOR A LIFE OF MARGIN Trusting God

to give themselves such a thing. It takes courage to have space. It takes courage to do less. It takes courage to say no. The secret I am discovering is that this courage only comes from trusting God through a life of prayer. In order to take the leap to not just “become less busy” but to “live a life of margin

Contrary to making decisions in order to please the people

and rest,” it requires a whole new level of trust in the one who

in my life, it became apparent that I only had one person to

governs all time. And who better to entrust your time to than

please. His opinion of me is all that matters at the end of my

the one who created it? This is the beginning of margin: a

life. But in order to please Him and Him alone, it requires

realization that time is not mine. It belongs to someone else.

a great amount of trust. Since pleasing God is bound to disappoint others, we need to wean ourselves off the addicting need of their approval.

Busyness was not the fault of others. Nor was it God’s fault. It was mine. I am my own culprit. And I am excited to enter into being more human as I trust in Him for our limited time here

For me, when it comes to trusting God, one of the chief ways the

on earth. I want the easy yoke. I want the unhurried life. I want

rubber hits the road is in how I spend my time. As an achiever,

the unburdened daily experience of life with God.

reducing the amount of classes I was going to take (as well as the work and commitments I do) takes an immense amount of

- Carson Leith

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AMBROSE UNIVERSITY

WhyAmbrose? Ambrose? At Ambrose University you will receive a quality Why

education that you won’t find at a larger university. Small class sizes allow your professors to know your name and welcome your questions and ideas both inside and outside of class. You will receive an education that transforms you and gets you an amazing job.

Calgary, AB

Program ProgramHighlights Highlights Ambrose University offers Arts and Science,

Business, Education, Ministry and Seminary programs with a quality of education that you just won’t get at a larger university. What you’ll learn here goes beyond the curriculum. With faculty that get to know you and are here to support you — a degree at Ambrose teaches discovery, wisdom, belonging and community.

Community CommunityCulture Culture At Ambrose University you are part of a

tight-knit community that genuinely cares about who you are and what you are capable of achieving. Community happens in the dorms, during chapel, hanging out in The Calf, and on the volleyball court. Faith is also a key factor in everything that happens at Ambrose.

Practicums Practicums&&Internships Internships Valuable hands-on experience This is Ambrose Degrees: Diploma, Undergraduate, Graduate Tuition: $12,210 per full-time year Student Population: 920

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outside the classroom is integral to all Ambrose programs. Practicums in social service agencies, networking through business conferences, local and global ministry internships, and world travel studies allow you to put your education into practice and set you up for your career.

Next NextSteps Steps We would love the opportunity to meet you and share

more about how Ambrose University could be a great fit for you as you pursue your life’s calling. Visit our campus, attend an open house or student for a day, or give us a call (800-461-1222) or email (enrolment@ ambrose.edu) today.

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BRIERCREST COLLEGE & SEMINARY Caronport, SK

Why WhyBriercrest? Briercrest? The learning environment at Briercrest

College and Seminary equips students to become leaders in ministry and marketplace roles. Briercrest is deeply committed to academic excellence and intentional discipleship. Here, students can build a strong biblical foundation in a Christian community while pursing the career of their choice.

Community CommunityCulture Culture Because our students live in the dorm their

first three years, the dorm community becomes an integral aspect of the social experience and a highlight for many of our students. The dorms provide an opportunity to build tight-knit relationships, be part of a community focused on discipleship, and have a ton of fun!

Program ProgramHighlights Highlights The degree options at Briercrest College

range from ministry to marketplace disciplines, so you are immersed in an atmosphere of discipleship while you pursue your career. Briercrest has a number of partnerships with other institutions to give our students more flexibility to invest in both their faith and their career.

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in our community: student government, Youth Quake, musical productions, athletics, leadership opportunities, and academic clubs, among others. Getting involved helps you discover your strengths and gain experience in many different areas. It also helps you grow to become a well-rounded individual and gain leadership and interpersonal skills.

Next NextSteps Steps We’d love to help you find out how Briercrest could be part of your journey. Join us for one of our events throughout the year: Youth Quake, our annual Christmas musical production, our Open House, or at an individual campus visit — all are great opportunities to experience Briercrest! Details about our events are available at briercrestcollege.ca.

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CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS

WhyCanIL? CanIL? For over thirty years, CanIL has been training Why

mission-minded students with a heart to end Bible poverty for the millions of minority language speakers around the world. Our team of field-experienced faculty teach students linguistic tools that will help them make a lasting impact for people around the world.

Langley, BC

CANADIAN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY Winnipeg, MB

Developing Christian Leaders Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime.

Local LocalFeatures Features CanIL operates on two campuses. CanIL West,

on the campus of Trinity Western University, is located in the beautiful BC Fraser Valley, minutes drive from mountains, rivers, lakes, and the ocean. CanIL East, on Tyndale University College campus, is located on a beautiful 56-acre campus nestled in the city of Toronto.

Community CommunityCulture Culture CanIL is not just a school, it’s a family made

up of mission-minded students, teachers and staff. In addition to our regular weekly extracurricular activities, each month we enjoy sharing a meal together while listening to stories told by visiting alumni from all over the world. Students and staff also have opportunities to share their latest research during academic colloquiums.

You don’t come to us – we come to you. Courses can be taken:

Program ProgramHighlights Highlights CanIL is training the next wave of mission

workers for roles in Bible translation, literacy and education, scripture engagement, language survey, lexicography, orthography development, second language acquisition, and linguistic research and training.

Discover a World of Language Degrees: Undergraduate, Graduate, Training Tracks Tuition: $3000-$4000 per semester Student Population: 100 Average Class Size: 10-30 Deadline: Rolling

Extracurricular ExtracurricularActivities Activities As part of CanIL’s vibrant

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community life, the regular fall and spring semesters include weekly opportunities to be involved in ultimate frisbee, volleyball, chapels, and more. Our summer semester students also enjoy hikes, skit nights, a camping trip, and cycling. CanIL knows that community develops outside the classroom.

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Faith-filled Community. Building Character. Equipping Careers. Degrees: Undergraduate & Graduate Tuition: $735 per 3 credit course Student Population: 648 Deadline: Rolling

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WhyCapernwray? Capernwray? NOW is always the right time to discover Why

Jesus Christ as Saviour, Lord & Life! Setting aside just eight months to be discipled in His Word will bring about genuine transformation that impacts the world around you.  Living on the West Coast of Canada in community where lifelong friendships begin are added bonuses!

Local LocalFeatures Features Capernwray Harbour is located on 97 acres of

woods, meadows and seashore on a beautiful Gulf Island off the coast of Vancouver BC. From the mountaintops to the rainforests to the open sea, there is something for everyone to explore on Thetis Island or just a short ferry ride away on Vancouver Island!

Together, let’s help end Bible poverty.

Community CommunityCulture Culture Students and Staff of varying nationalities

and denominational backgrounds join together to form a community that seeks to discover the character of Jesus Christ and to experience His indwelling Life. Community living through work days, daily duties, intramural sports, outdoor recreation and outreach opportunities offers hands-on experience to apply the classroom teaching.

Program ProgramHighlights Highlights The Bible School covers nearly all of the Proclaiming Jesus Christ as Life! Degrees: Certificate Tuition: $12,500 per year Student Population: 100

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books of the Bible and although students are required to prepare some assignments, the emphasis is on personal discovery of Jesus Christ through discipleship rather than on academic achievement. Study Projects, Seminars, Work Days, Outreaches, Extracurricular Activities and Field Trips are intricate parts of the learning experience.

Next NextSteps Steps Come for a Taste & See Week to experience a week

of Bible School! Potential students are fully immersed in Student Life, including staying in student accommodation, sharing meals, and participating in home groups, work day, daily duties, outreach, Bible studies and lectures. For more info about Bible School visit: capernwray.ca

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CAPERNWRAY QUEBEC BIBLE CENTRE Chertsey, QC

COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE Abbotsford, BC

CRANDALL UNIVERSITY

WhyCrandall? Crandall? Crandall University is situated on a picturesque, Why

200-acre site in beautiful Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Offering generous scholarship and financial aid programs, exceptional faculty, favourable student-to-professor ratio, as well as renowned academic programs (undergraduate & graduate), sets it apart as a campus students are proud to call home.

Moncton, NB

Local LocalFeatures Features Crandall is located in Atlantic Canada, one of

the world’s most popular tourist destinations. The quiet and beautiful campus is a short walk to restaurants, stores, churches, coffee shops, as well as a five-minute walk to one of the most beautiful nature parks in the area. Moncton is also home to an international airport, and is a 2.5 hour drive from the U.S. border.

Program ProgramHighlights Highlights Crandall offers undergraduate (Arts,

Business, Science), graduate (Organizational Management & Education), and certificate programs. Our classes are large enough to challenge you and small enough that you get to know professors and fellow students well. Our courses are intellectually challenging and focused on delivering a rigorous, holistic learning experience.

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Tuition: Fall $5,250.00, Winter $5,950.00, Year $9,995

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Student Population: 425

Average Class Size: 24

Average Class Size: 23

Deadline: Rolling

Deadline: Rolling

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CLEARWATER COLLEGE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES Caroline, AB

TOP 3 PROGRAMS Biblical Studies Counselling & Human Services Intercultural Studies

WhyClearwater? Clearwater? At Clearwater College, the spiritual growth of Why

students is primary. We are passionate about encountering God, biblical instruction, authentic community, life transformation, ministry preparation, and outreach and missions. Our programs seek to combine solid Biblical and theological teaching with relevant life application and practical skill development to equip students for Spirit-filled living and ministry.

Student Population: 800

TOP 3 PROGRAMS Education Business Administration ClayStone

Average Class Size: 19 Deadline: Rolling

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on campus, you’ll be sure to find something to enjoy. Beyond the classroom, there are a variety of opportunities to get involved on campus and in the surrounding community. Examples include: Crandall Student Association, athletics, chapel and worship teams, department societies, community outreach teams, etc.

Mission MissionExperience Experience Whether it’s through chapel, a small group,

the classroom, on the court, or in the community, Crandall’s faithbuilding community encourages spiritual opportunity and growth for all. Students also participate in a community practicum intended to build relationships that enables students to meet new people while serving.

EMMANUEL BIBLE COLLEGE Kitchener, ON

Local LocalFeatures Features The beautifully forested 78-acre campus of

Clearwater College is nestled in the picturesque Clearwater Valley in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Enhanced by crystal streams, freshwater springs, and bordered by the Clearwater River, the campus provides a virtual paradise for recreational activities and a serene wilderness setting for meeting with God amidst His creation.

Community CommunityCulture Culture At Clearwater College, we cherish

and intentionally cultivate a family culture of acceptance, grace, honesty, and accountability. Joy and laughter are abundant and rich conversations over coffee or meals are plentiful. Our family culture provides a safe place for students to be authentic and experience the healing and transformation that a caring community can provide.

Program ProgramHighlights Highlights Clearwater College offers 1-year, 2-year, Equipping for Life and Ministry Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate Tuition: $5,940 per full-time year Student Population: 42 Average Class Size: 10-15 Deadline: Rolling

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TOP 3 PROGRAMS Bachelor of Theology Certificate in Biblical Studies Clearwater Creative Arts Program

3-year, and 4-year programs with core courses in Bible, Theology, Christian Living, and Ministry Preparation. Our B.Th. program is designed for students pursuing vocational ministry or graduate education. Our Creative Arts program blends core college courses with studies in Worship, Music, and Media Arts. Our Fusion program combines Spiritual Growth, Ministry Preparation, and Trades Training.

Practicums Practicums&&Internships Internships All students are required to

participate in weekly Field Education opportunities in local churches or the community. Yearly ministry tours and bi-annual mission trips provide travelling ministry experiences in evangelism, music, drama, and preaching. All B.Th. students are required to engage in a 6-month, full-time internship in a church, mission, or parachurch ministry.

Your Gifts, Your Growth, His Glory Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate Tuition: $10,560 per full-time year Student Population: 115

TOP 3 PROGRAMS

Average Class Size: 14 Deadline: June 1, 2018

MountainTop (Certificate) Bachelor of Counselling Studies Bachelor of Pastoral Ministry

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HERITAGE COLLEGE & SEMINARY Cambridge, ON

Why WhyHeritage? Heritage? Heritage equips students to live-out and defend their faith in an increasingly complex world. There’s no better investment than to strengthen and deepen your knowledge of the Word of God! Experience a close-knit community that is committed to preparing for life and ministry in the church and in the world.

MCMASTER DIVINITY COLLEGE Hamilton, ON

Community CommunityCulture Culture Our newly renovated Student Centre is a

seminary and graduate school on the campus of a major university, located in Hamilton, Ontario. About an hour southwest of Toronto, Hamilton is the 3rd largest city in Ontario and 9th largest city in Canada. Known as the “City of Waterfalls”, there are 100 waterfalls within the city’s boundaries.

ProgramHighlights Highlights Heritage offers Bachelor degrees Program

in Theology, Religious Education, and Music, with optional specializations in Intercultural Studies, Children & Youth Ministries, and Social & Family Ministries. Our one-year certificates are an excellent way to become grounded in your faith before heading off to University! At a graduate level, we offer an M.T.S and M.Div. as well as several Graduate Certificates.

ProgramHighlights Highlights Our new hybrid Doctor of Practical Program

Theology is a professional doctorate designed to enable students engaged in a ministry context to further their knowledge through practice-led research. With the choice of specializations in our revised Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degrees, you have the freedom to choose the courses that most benefit your ministry. We also offer Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Practicums Practicums&&Internships Internships Our internship program enables our

Degrees: Diploma, Undergraduate, Graduate Tuition: $11,328 per full-time year Student Population: 325 Average Class Size: 25 Deadline: July 31, 2018

TOP 3 PROGRAMS Bachelor of Theology Music Intercultural Studies

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KNOX COLLEGE

degree students to gain practical ministry experience within a church or ministry organization before they graduate. The mentorship and hands on training will help them further develop their skills and give them exposure outside the classroom. Our internship program is uniquely tailored to each student’s future ministry goals.

Next NextSteps Steps To begin your application to Heritage College &

Seminary, visit www.discoverheritage.ca/apply. To speak to our Admissions Counsellor, call 1-800-465-1961 x241. We invite you to book a personal tour of our campus, or sign up for an overnight student sampler at: www.discoverheritage.ca/tour. We look forward to hearing from you!

Why WhyKnox? Knox? At Knox College, a federated college of the University

of Toronto, students integrate faith with practice. The small college atmosphere fosters a strong community, yet as part of the Toronto School of Theology, students have access to over 300 graduate courses. Online and video-conferenced courses available. Generous financial aid offered to all students.

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Extracurricular ExtracurricularActivities Activities Students are encouraged to get

Knowing...Being...Doing

involved in the Divinity Students Association (DSA), a student-run committee that plans events like student lunches, Christmas and Spring banquets and annual retreats.

Degrees: Graduate

Next NextSteps Steps We know that choosing a seminary is one of the

Tuition: $5,900 per full-time year

TOP 3 PROGRAMS

Student Population: 205 Average Class Size: 18 Deadline: June 1, 2018

Master of Divinity Master of Theological Studies Doctor of Philosophy (Christian Theology)

NEWMAN THEOLOGICAL COLLEGE Edmonton, AB

students, faculty and staff from Canada and around the world. Our small classes are lively with interaction among students and faculty. Our weekly lunches gather the community for casual conversations over a meal while chapel services provide both traditional and new and creative ways of worship.

Practicums&&Internships Internships Students in our Pastoral programs Practicums experience Prayer Leadership, Ministry of Presence, Preaching, and Field Education opportunities (prisons, schools, hospitals, care homes, etc.).

Practicums Practicums&&Internships Internships Experiential learning is a cornerstone

Tuition: Please Inquire Student Population: 124 Average Class Size: 11 Deadline: May 31, 2018

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TOP 3 PROGRAMS Masters of Divinity Masters of Pastoral Studies Doctor of Philosophy in Theological Studies

Next NextSteps Steps Interested? Talk to our Recruitment Officer and

Admissions Counsellor (megan.shin@utoronto.ca, 416-978-5306) who can help you choose a program and provide information on tuition, bursaries, housing, admissions, eligibility, application process…etc. Open House takes place in March. For information, visit Knox College, phone or video chat with our RO&AC. Send an email now!

accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. We offer courses and programs both on-campus and online and numerous scholarships and bursaries are available. Competitive tuition, small class sizes, and an extensive theological library equip you for success in your studies. The Institute offers affordable online programs in faith formation. professional culturally diverse ministry through academic, pastoral and spiritual formation. Master of Religious Education: basic degree for the theological and spiritual development of Catholic educators. Bachelor of Theology: a basic understanding of theology and a foundation for pastoral leadership. Other Programs: graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs available both on-campus and online.

in Master’s and Doctoral levels. For example, the Master of Divinity balances spiritual formation with critical approach to our faith, preparing women and men for ministry. The Master of Pastoral Studies program focuses on spiritual care, preparing students to be Helping Professionals in areas like Christian counselling, Psychotherapy, Chaplaincy, or Social Ministry.

Degrees: Graduate, Doctoral

WhyNewman? Newman? NTC provides theological education which is Why

ProgramHighlights Highlights Master of Divinity: preparation for Program

ProgramHighlights Highlights Knox College offers eight degree programs Program

Faith Matters®

most important decisions that you will make for your future, as you follow God’s direction for your life. We invite you to attend one of our DivDays where you will meet faculty, attend a class and tour campus. To get more information, register for DivDays, or apply, visit mcmasterdivinity.ca.

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CommunityCulture Culture Knox welcomes a diverse community of Community

of our curriculum. Students preparing for congregational ministry engage in a practicum to gain hands-on experience. Placements are also available in hospitals and social service agencies. Students in spiritual care and psychotherapy program complete 2 Clinical Pastoral Education units with over 400 hours of training under experienced supervisors.

ministry, ensuring that students are academically prepared but have also become truly representative of the gospel. Our low tuition rates and high financial aid enables students to leave us without the burden of debt.

LocalFeatures Features McMaster Divinity College is an evangelical Local

warm environment for connecting with students, playing a game of pool or ping pong, and drinking a latte from our very own Bean Café! We also have a prayer room and outdoor gazebo. Living in residence gives further opportunity to develop meaningful friendships.

Pursuing God with Passion and Excellence

Why WhyMDC? MDC? At MDC we give equal weight to academics and

Career CareerExpectations Expectations Graduates of NTC work as chaplains in Faith Seeking Understanding Degrees: Certificate, Undergraduate, Graduate Tuition: $639 per 3 credit course Student Population: 300 Average Class Size: 15 Deadline: No Deadline

TOP 3 PROGRAMS Master of Divinity Master of Religious Education Bachelor of Theology

hospitals, universities, high schools, prisons and military bases, as pastoral assistants in parishes, as diocesan directors of catechesis, marriage and family life, ecumenism, social justice, retreat work, and adult faith formation, in theological education, and as teachers in the area of Religious Education or Administrators in Catholic Schools.

Next NextSteps Steps We are very happy to help you on every step of your

journey, so come and see us or drop us a line anytime! Please contact Maria Saulnier, Registrar, at 780.392.2451, Toll Free: 1.844.392.2450, or Email: registrar@newman.edu

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PRAIRIE COLLEGE

WhyPrairie? Prairie? Prairie has a rich legacy of preparing students to meet the Why greatest needs of the world. As Canada’s oldest Bible College, Prairie has long been a leader in inviting students to become lovers of God who make disciples, influence the culture around them. Prairie has continued to remain relevant in the post-secondary landscape by introducing worldclass, Biblically integrated programs.

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Community Culture Prairie’s warm, inviting community encourages Community students to delve deeper into the unique story that God is writing with their lives. Student small groups, community events, Prairie’s incredibly friendly faculty and staff, and welcoming student body create a tight-knit family atmosphere on campus. At Prairie, we encourage one another in growth, correct one another in love, and press on together in the race of faith to which we are called.

PROVIDENCE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE & SEMINARY Otterburne, MB

Transforming students into leaders of character, knowledge and faith, to serve Christ in a changing world Degrees: Undergraduate and Graduate Tuition: $8,580 per full-time year Student Population: 500 Average Class Size: 15 Deadline: August 31st, 2018

TOP 3 PROGRAMS Business Administration Psychology Aviation

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Program Highlights Highlights Prairie offers unique programs such as Aviation, Program

Worship Arts, Outdoor Leadership, Nursing, Primary Care Paramedic, Intercultural Studies, Digital Media and more. These programs complement our traditional programs such as Pastoral, Youth Ministry, Biblical Studies, and Theology. Not sure what program is right for you? Consider a one-year option in Biblical Studies, Intercultural Studies or Outdoor Leadership.

Career Career Expectations Expectations Nurses, Pilots, PCPSs. Pastors, Youth workers, To Know Christ and Make Him Known Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate Tuition: $930 per 3 credit course Student Population: 300

TOP 3 PROGRAMS Biblical Studies Practical Nursing Outdoor Leadership

Average Class Size: 16 Deadline: August 20, 2018

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and students in other studies routinely have great success in launching straight into good jobs after Prairie. A four- year Prairie degree, in any discipline, is a gateway to a Master’s Degree — Prairie alumni going on to obtain Master’s degrees at Places like, Trinity Western, Regent, Notre Dame, Duke and Yale.

Next Next Steps Steps We’d love to have you join us. Just head to our website and

fill in the online application. You don’t have to fill in the application all at once so feel free to start it and then come back to it. We offer special Preview Days throughout the year and can also schedule personalized campus visits. Visit our website at www.prairie.edu or call 1-800-661-2425 to speak with Admissions to learn more.

Why WhyProvidence? Providence? Why would a prospective student choose WhyPresbyterian PresbyterianCollege? College? Our goal is to equip and nurture Why

faithful and effective leaders in the church and the world. Our affiliation with McGill University School of Religious Studies provides an enriching academic program. Our commitment to spiritual formation provides students with a strong Christian community and a place to grow in their own faith.

LocalFeatures Features Montreal has been recognized as the number Local

one city in the world for students! It is a vibrant, culturally diverse, multilingual and cosmopolitan city filled with beauty, music, museums, and attractive parks. It has all the attractions of a large Canadian city with all the charm and splendour of a European city.

ProgramHighlights Highlights Through McGill University, we offer Program

the Bachelor of Theology, the Master of Divinity, and the Master of Sacred Theology. Students can enrol in the Bachelor of Theology as a first degree. The M. Div. is a combined course of studies between Presbyterian College and McGill University. The STM is ideal for further academic studies.

Mission MissionExperience Experience We believe it is through Christian Pursuing God with Passion and Excellence Degrees: Undergraduate, Graduate Tuition: $550 - $630 per 3 credit course Student Population: 40

TOP 3 PROGRAMS

Average Class Size: 30

Bachelor of Theology Master of Divinity Master of Sacred Theology

Deadline: May 1, 2018

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community that our lives are shaped and transformed. Therefore, we encourage all students to be involved in a local congregation of their choice. In the third year of the M. Div. program all students participate in an international ten-day theological exposure trip to engage with global church leaders.

Next NextSteps Steps Please call us directly, visit our website and complete

the online application form or arrange a videoconference call by emailing us if you are outside of the Montreal area. Someone will follow up with you immediately. If you live in or are coming to the Montreal area then please call to arrange a personal visit.

Providence University College? Ask our alumni. They’re working at tech start-ups in Germany, embassies in Eastern Europe, TESOL placements in Southeast Asia, missions agencies in East Africa and addictions services right here in Manitoba. We like to flip the question: “Why not Providence?”

Local LocalFeatures Features Ours is a rural campus, overlooked by our

iconic bell tower and nestled against a river. It’s picturesque and contemplative. It’s also just 30 minutes from Winnipeg—the Manitoba capital and a hotbed of arts, cuisine, boutique shopping and nightlife. Smaller, nearby communities such as Steinbach and St-Pierre-Jolys offer the basic, day-to-day necessities that residence students require.

Community CommunityCulture Culture The Providence campus is international, consisting of students representing 30 countries and 60 languages. Last year Guard.Me (an international education insurance provider) formally commended how we meet the needs of our international students. All students living in residence benefit from a mentorshiporiented community and a Christian culture that learns, grows and worships together.

Program ProgramHighlights Highlights We’re one of the few Canadian institutions

that offers a degree program in Aviation. This year we’ve also launched a Bachelor of Science in a new, state-of-the art facility. Our Bachelor of Business Administration continues to be extremely popular. And our Psychology, Sociology, and Communications & Media programs provide important education for contemporary marketplaces as well.

Practicums Practicums&&Internships Internships When terms such as “post-

truth” and “fake news” start being tossed about, a program such as Communications & Media becomes extremely important. All Providence C&M majors put their classroom education to use in workplace settings. Providence Business students also gain hands-on experience from operating campus businesses and larger initiatives such as an e-waste recycling program.

Extracurricular ExtracurricularActivities Activities There is always something fun

happening at Providence! Residence life includes game nights, film festivals, bonfires, and the opportunity for mentorship. We also encourage returning students to engage in student leadership. One of our most popular activities is our annual Welcome Week. In recent year’s we’ve welcomed The City Harmonic, Scribe, and The Color on campus for free concerts!

Athletics Athletics The Providence Pilots varsity basketball, volleyball,

soccer, and futsal teams compete throughout the North. This past November our men’s and women’s soccer squads competed at the NCCAA National Championship in South Carolina. This winter our basketball teams will participate in a bracket-style tournament in Missouri. Of course, all students are welcome to participate in intramural hockey, floor hockey and ultimate Frisbee.

Mission MissionExperience Experience All Providence students participate in what

we call “field education”: volunteer service placements in churches and convalescent homes, with addictions services and at thrift shops. We want our graduates to be equipped to think, live and serve as Christians in society. Additionally, students attending our Mile Two Discipleship School serve regularly in local missions settings and travel to Israel each February.

Career CareerExpectations Expectations Providence graduates have used their

education to work in the business sector, media, social services, government, and church ministry. Through our new Bachelor of Science, students can complete their prerequisites for advanced entry into medicine, nursing, pharmacy and rehabilitation sciences. Bachelor of Business Administration grads can follow their dreams into business management, entrepreneurship and graduate studies.

Next NextSteps Steps Can you picture yourself at Providence? Visit PROV.ca to learn more about our programs, about residence life at Providence and about our faculty, staff, and alumni. You can also call 1-800-6687768 to speak with Chase, Justin, Jenny, or Dustin. Why consider Providence? Ask yourself—“Why Not?”

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REDEEMER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Hamilton, ON

REGENT COLLEGE

A degree you can believe in Degrees: Undergraduate Tuition: $16,382 per full-time year Student Population: 670 Average Class Size: 24 Deadline: Rolling

TOP 3 PROGRAMS

WhyRegent? Regent? Founded in 1968, Regent College was the first Why

graduate school of theology in North America to make the education of the laity its central focus. Our Christ-centred programs and courses bring together vibrant evangelical faith and rigorous academics, cultivating intelligent, vigorous, and joyful commitment to Jesus Christ, His church, and His world.

Vancouver, BC

Health Sciences Urban and Intercultural Ministry Business

Local LocalFeatures Features Vancouver is consistently ranked as one of the

world’s most liveable cities. It enjoys the mildest weather of any major city in Canada, along with excellent restaurants, an active cultural scene, and jaw-dropping scenery. With a beautiful natural setting and a culturally diverse population, Vancouver provides plenty of opportunities for exploration.

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Program ProgramHighlights Highlights Have big questions? Find some answers with our Graduate Diploma, MA in Theological Studies, or ThM programs. Called to the church? Lay a foundation for meaningful ministry with the MDiv. Already found your calling? The MA in Leadership, Theology & Society can help you grow in your chosen career.

Practicums Practicums&&Internships Internships Regent’s commitment to an Where vibrant evangelical faith meets rigorous academics Degrees: Graduate Tuition: $495 per credit hour Student Population: 500

TOP 3 PROGRAMS

Average Class Size: 20

MA in Theological Studies Master of Divinity Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies

Deadline: Rolling

regent-college.edu Why WhyRedeemer? Redeemer? Redeemer University College offers strong

degree pathways in 37 different majors and streams that, along with our Core curriculum, give you a broad, cross-functional set of knowledge and skills. In all your classes, you’ll be challenged to develop a Kingdom-vision that will prepare you to follow Christ’s calling in ways that transform communities and culture.

Local LocalFeatures Features Redeemer’s campus is located in the Greater

Hamilton Area, one of Canada’s largest cities and most vibrant communities. Hamilton features diverse neighbourhoods, one-ofa-kind shops, thrift stores, and multiple professional sports teams. Students frequent different festivals, unique cafés and restaurants, and hiking trails to admire the many waterfalls.

Community CommunityCulture Culture Redeemer’s communal living experience

gives students both independence and support. You’ll have your freedom, but you won’t be isolated. You run your own schedule, yet have a group of dorm mates who care about you and invest in you and your faith journey through regular dorm devotions, chapel, Bible studies and monthly Church-in-the-Box services.

Program ProgramHighlights Highlights Alongside exploring what you want to

do and discovering how to reach your goals is the bigger question of who you’ll be when you get there. From law to journalism, politics to education, science to philosophy, Redeemer’s interdisciplinary degree programs challenge students to develop a Kingdom vision wherever and however God calls them.

Practicums Practicums&&Internships Internships Experiential learning is an essential part of the Redeemer experience, enabling you to take theories learned in the classroom and apply them in real world settings, preparing you for your future career. A variety of experiential learning opportunities such as co-operative education, internships, practicums, and off-campus study programs are incorporated directly into our academic programs. 22 | CONVERGEMAGAZINE.COM

Extracurricular ExtracurricularActivities Activities Connect what you’re learning with

what you love to do. Planned or spontaneous, students can always find an outlet for their talents and passions. Some perform in the concert choir or get involved in the mainstage play, while others lead through student government or write for the student newspaper. There’s something for everyone!

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Athletics Athletics The Redeemer Royals play for the best fanbase in the

OCAA. Redeemer athletics focuses on the overall development of a student-athlete through its five men and women’s varsity sports — badminton, basketball, cross-country, soccer and volleyball — as well as a variety of intramural sports teams throughout the academic year.

Why WhyRocky? Rocky? Re-think Bible college with Pathways, Rocky’s

distributed learning model. Study on-line, in a group, or at a partner location. Our content remains the same but how we deliver it has changed as we bring the education to you. Pathways removes barriers and helps you improve your life by developing your passions. Contact us at RMCPathways.ca

Program ProgramHighlights Highlights We develop leaders in the areas of ministry,

theology, and human services. Our program concentrations are in Pastoral and Youth Ministries, Missions, Worship Arts, Biblical Studies, Counselling and Child & Youth Care. We give credit for experience and we develop programs that incorporate prior learning and/or specialized training. Contact us at RMCPathways.ca. 

Career CareerExpectations Expectations The Centre for Experiential Learning and

admissions team is here to guide you through the process. You can begin an application at any time through our website at redeemer.ca/ apply. We encourage you to apply for free before January 31st (after which you can still apply for a $40 fee).

wisdom. Check us out online, spend a day on campus with Experience Regent (rgnt.net/experience), or get a head start on a degree with a one-week course during our Summer Programs (rgnt.net/summer). If you have questions, or just want to get a feel for the college, contact admissions@regent-college.edu.

live across Canada, in the USA and overseas. Pathways is for anyone… anywhere…anytime.  Live, study, and minister anywhere in the world while completing your educational goals.  Our students live life, grow spiritually, and prepare for God’s calling by studying from home, in a coffee shop or at work.

throughout the City of Hamilton in local churches, city ministries, programs for refugees, and outreach. There are also trips during reading break where students can volunteer for different organizations and help out with a variety of programs at local churches — a great way to combine Christian service with learning abroad.

Next NextSteps Steps Ready to take the leap and apply for university? Our

Next NextSteps Steps Join our learning community as we grow together in

Local LocalFeatures Features Rocky’s offices are in Calgary but our students

Mission MissionExperience Experience Redeemer students are often involved

Careers (CELC) connects a student’s sense of calling with intentional career exploration and planning, helping students to develop a sense of where God is leading them past graduation. By continuing to provide more experiential learning opportunities, students will benefit from mentorship, networking opportunities, and workplace experience throughout their degree.

integrated practice of faith and life has led to the development of a number of hands-on training opportunities. These include Supervised Ministry, Arts Internships, World Christianity Field Immersion, Go Global courses, and Marketplace Field Immersion. Interdisciplinary tracks typically culminate in an Integrative Project exploring the practical implications of the student’s learning.

Career CareerExpectations Expectations Rocky is devoted to developing ministry Anyone...Anywhere...Anytime Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate Tuition: $6,750 per full-time year Student Population: 100

TOP 3 PROGRAMS

Average Class Size: 5-10

Pastoral Leader Counselling Biblical Studies

Deadline: Rolling

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leaders within several fields of employment that include but are not exclusive to church based ministries, mission agencies, both Christian and secular human/social service organizations, and government agencies. Some of our students land employment while fulfilling their practicum requirements. 

Next NextSteps Steps We work with you to create an individual learning plan

that assists you to reach your educational goals. Our application process is quick and simple. All we need is your application, two references and transcripts. We also offer scholarship money that lowers your tuition fee by almost one-third. Contact us at RMCPathways.ca.

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ROSEBUD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY

Rosebud, AB

Calgary, AB

Langley, BC

Be Transformed, Transform Culture

In Your Light We Shall See Light (Psalm 36)

Degrees: Certificate, Diploma, Fellow of Rosebud School of the Arts

Degrees: Certificate, Undergraduate

Tuition: $7,650 per full-time year

Tuition: $7,865 per full-time year

Student Population: 30

TOP 3 PROGRAMS Theatre Foundations Mentorship Acting Mentorship Theatre Arts

Average Class Size: 12 Deadline: August 15, 2018

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Student Population: 900 Average Class Size: 25 Deadline: August 31, 2018

Inspiring Hearts & Minds Degrees: Undergraduate & Graduate Tuition: Please Inquire Student Population: 4000

TOP 3 PROGRAMS

Average Class Size: 25(UG)

Business (including BBA and BA) Education (Elementary and Secondary) Psychology (including Psych with Human Services)

Deadline: Rolling

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TOP 3 PROGRAMS Bachelor of Education (Elementary) Bachelor of Science – Biology Bachelor of Arts – Psychology

stmu.ca WhyTWU? TWU? Why TWU? Because you’re looking to seamlessly Why

ExtracurricularActivities Activities Whether you’re passionate about Extracurricular

Local LocalFeatures Features We’re 45 minutes from the city of Vancouver (pop:

Athletics Athletics TWU is a powerhouse in athletics. Eleven-time U-Sports

Community CommunityCulture Culture One of the things that sets TWU apart

Mission MissionExperience Experience Students are encouraged to find an outreach

Program ProgramHighlights Highlights TWU offers 47 undergraduate and 19

Career CareerExpectations Expectations Our legacy of more than 27,000 alumni are

integrate your values into your career and your life and need the knowledge and skills to excel. Because you want to use your talents to help people and positively impact your community and the world. Because you want an educational experience that engages both heart and mind.

BACHELOR OF ARTS APPLIED LINGUISTICS: TESOL Training students to be competent and confident teachers of English around the globe.

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2,463,431), and just 5 minutes from the historic town of Fort Langley (pop: 3,400)—home to trendy cafes and shops, a real fort (!), and Trinity Western House, a community space where students can hang out, use free wi-fi, and watch live-streamed Spartans games on big screens. is the intentional community fostered here. Every day offers a new opportunity for students to get involved in a ministry, club or team, have meaningful conversations about life and school, and make new friends—to become the fullest version of who God has made them to be. graduate degree programs, plus adult completion, extension programs, ACTS Seminaries, and ESLi. Our whole-person education centres on a liberal arts core curriculum that includes history, English, philosophy, religious studies, social sciences, natural sciences, and human kinetics. This interdisciplinary exposure develops the critical thinking and adaptation skills that our rapidly changing world requires.

Practicums Practicums&&Internships Internships In today’s marketplace, students

often need to find ways to differentiate themselves and gain practical experience even before graduating. TWU offers students experiential learning, opportunities through internships, practicums, volunteer roles, and on-campus employment—so they can gain practical experience in their area of interest and be better prepared to enter and immediately impact their field.

sports or the outdoors, helping others or building your leadership skills—there are tons of ways to get involved in TWU life outside of class. Running an award-winning student newspaper, travelling the world with one of our choirs or planning outreach to those in need are just a few examples.

champions and 23-time Canada West champions, our TWU Spartans have won a national championship in at least one sport, 10 years running. We also sent five star athletes to the Rio Olympics in 2016. Proportionately, that puts us ahead of the province’s largest university. opportunity that’s right for them, to use their talents to change lives for Christ. From Bible study, to chapel band, to serving on a missions team to countries like Haiti, Israel, or Cambodia—there are lots of ways for students to help others while growing in their faith. making a positive difference in the marketplace, in over 80 countries worldwide. They have an education that gives them expertise in their fields, and tools and resources to be thinkers, influencers, and leaders in society and in the fields of nursing, education, business, human kinetics, sciences, humanities, and the arts and media.

Next NextSteps Steps Are you interested in applying to Trinity Western

University? Visit us online at twu.ca and click “Apply Now” in the top right-hand corner. Fill out our online application, upload a copy of your most recent report card/transcript, and submit everything. We’ll be in touch with an admissions decision in a matter of weeks!

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TYNDALE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Toronto, ON

WhyTyndale? Tyndale? As Canada’s oldest faith-based educational Why

community we have much to offer. The Tyndale undergraduate university experience is known for high quality academics that are interwoven with faith. It is a community of students and faculty that challenge each other to live authentically, to make a difference, to follow Christ and actively engage culture.

Local LocalFeatures Features There’s a double benefit to Tyndale’s location.

It is located in one of the safest communities in Toronto, having everything a major city has to offer at your fingertips: countless cultural experiences, several professional sports teams, endless shopping and abundant work and service opportunities. Public transit also stops right in front of campus.

CommunityCulture Culture “I can’t believe how friendly and diverse Community

this place is.” That’s the usual response from visitors. With over 40 denominations and 60 ethnic groups, diverse best describes the Tyndale community. Not only does everyone get along but also they learn from each other. It’s an amazing opportunity to expand your perspective.

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SCHOOL TYPE: COLLEGE/SEMINARY FOUNDING DATE: 1946 AFFILIATION: FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST

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The TWO PATHS of FAITH in UNIVERSITY YEARS UNIVERSITY WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR ME. THE END OF INNOCENCE. You might think that statement hyperbolic, but I promise you it’s not. It is the end of innocence for most people. However, I think it can be a particularly jarring experience for believers. Everyone else goes to university expecting and hoping to lose their innocence; Christians go to university hoping against hope to keep it. 32 | CONVERGEMAGAZINE.COM

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What does innocence look like exactly? In the sense that

our youth. What we find on entering adulthood is that life is

to do a new thing, if you keep holding on to the old way,

ever-maturing Christians, we learn to appreciate that there

I use the word, it means having a black and white view of

very much three-dimensional, not only are there mountains

you will miss it”. Christ presents to us a new thing, but that

can be beauty in the complex, or even in the grey, and that

things, that lends itself to having clear-cut answers to life’s

and valleys, but each mountain and valley has a thousand

thing didn’t just happen 2,017 years ago, it’s happening

is often exactly where we find it. That whatever trials and

questions. In that way, it is distinct from purity, which is to

crevices and cracks, creeks and canyons and the 2d map we

now, every day, in the world and in us. It is typical of God’s

questions await us, God is more than capable of bending our

do with the motivations of your actions. Innocence has got

would have bet our lives on, quickly becomes obsolete.

work to be paradoxical or seemingly contradictory in this

experiences to His will, to His desire to change us…deeply…

way. Something has happened, but that something is also

to make us His Saints, capable of carrying His light down the

continually happening. That’s the story of the Gospel, and

street, or to the ends of the earth.

to do with our perception of the world. As young Christians, we are often given an oversimplified version of reality. Then we are taught behaviours that work well enough within that reality. All of this is fairly useful in the controlled environment that is childhood, but you are either about to, or have recently entered a new reality. At university, everything takes on a distinct tinge of grey. The tools you have been given in your church communities will certainly help, but they will not make sense of everything. In fact, they may make sense of less and less.

“THE 2D MAP WE WOULD HAVE BET OUR LIVES ON, QUICKLY BECOMES OBSOLETE” The Grey Area I have found that Christians mostly react to the grey in two ways, and the way in which they react, often becomes the

I spent one evening in university, debating the finer points of our respective faiths with a friend who was a staunch Muslim. Later that night, as he walked me out of his house, we found another student (who we didn’t know) lying completely prone on the sidewalk. It turned out he had drunk himself almost to unconsciousness, and the friends he had been drinking with had long since left. My friend and I had an identical reaction. We put him in my friend’s car, and drove him home. Because this whole episode happened after such a heated religious debate, it begged the question, “should our lives both have ended that night for some reason, would I go to heaven, and

A Coca-Cola Christianity

one, and I had to content myself with the reality that it wasn’t

good decisions and preserve your integrity as you embark

my question to ask, or answer. My only job was to love him,

on university life…but they have their limits. The tougher

and allow him to love me. I will add that before that event, I

challenges that await, will require increasing measures of

What does this actually look like? What are the practicalities

had sorted out fairly neatly in my mind who went to heaven

grace, faith, hope, love, wisdom, patience etc. These are

involved in pursuing this rich journey with God? How does

and who didn’t. That was a long time ago.

not behaviours easily taught, and yet the more prescriptive

one continually choose paths of transformation over paths of

elements of our faith-based upbringings, must give way to

preservation and stagnation? I have never been one for how-to

these deeper elements, the substance of which is the “law

lists, or ten step programs. We are all so different, and our

fulfilled”. The law is fulfilled in the person of Christ, in the

journeys so unique, that it doesn’t make a lot of sense to me to

perfection of Christ and in his love. It is also fulfilled as we

have a catchall piece of instruction. But here is what I think.

slowly transition from the old man - one capable of good

Christ is clear in saying that it’s God’s Holy Spirit that brings

works, towards the new man, one who IS good, because

any meaningful change within us. A lot of the work, He’s

he’s fully reflecting Christ. At the fullest extent of this

going to do, and you just need to trust that. There is so much

transformation, we no longer need the law, for it is written

freedom in that, believe me. Your job is to love the Lord your

on our hearts. That’s the promise of the Christian journey.

God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all

Without a doubt, transformation should produce the sorts

your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbour

of behaviors we are taught growing up. What is desperately

as yourself. If you don’t think that is enough of an assignment,

A Faith That Changes

and almost no time with non-believers, unless it involves

helps us through the journey if we keep these rules, rituals

evangelizing to them. They commit their hearts, souls and

and routines we have been taught. The rules and rituals have

minds to preserving the clear black and white lines they

their place don’t get me wrong, but the reality I have found is

were presented with in their younger years, and usually the

that for faith to really fulfill its potential in our lives and in our

only way to do this is to cut themselves off from anyone and

relationship with God, IT must change. Here are a couple of

anything that will bring those boundaries into question.

verses that, I believe, support this view.

The Holy Spirit’s Work

needed however is something powerful enough, full enough

I beg you to try it. Without love, all else is clanging symbols.

Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we

and dynamic enough to handle those aspects of life for which

With it, all the other activity that may accompany your life as

and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus

there are no “easy Christian answers”. The very Spirit and

a Christian, will either fall in place or if superfluous, fall by the

said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the

nature of God.

wayside. You will surely get it wrong sometimes, but trust the

bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom

Both these paths suggest that somehow our faith, our God is

is taken away from them, and then they will fast. No one puts a

not big enough to deal with the realities and complexities of

piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch tears

life. Therefore, we either must give it and Him up, or we must

away from the garment, and a worse tear is made. Neither is new

cordon Him and ourselves off in safety. Perhaps the truth is

wine put into old wineskins. If it is, the skins burst and the wine is

that our view, our vision of God is not big enough. Most of us

spilled and the skins are destroyed. But new wine is put into fresh

enter our adulthood with a two-dimensional map, handed

wineskins, and so both are preserved.” – Matt 9:14-16

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that it won’t be good enough for tomorrow.

and profitable, and will go some way in helping you make

journey with twists and turns, and faith as a constant that

faith, which has answers only for the limited experiences of

today…but if you are to keep growing, then you must accept

learn in our younger years are misguided. They are useful

more time in bible studies, and Christian campus groups,

down to us by a narrower, more prescriptive version of our

in old skins? The skin you have today is perfectly good…for

simple answer to that question, I’ll tell you now that there isn’t

the relationship between life and faith. We view life as a

to lead.

who we were, and what we knew, are we not putting new wine

“THE SKIN YOU HAVE TODAY IS PERFECTLY GOOD…FOR TODAY…BUT IF YOU ARE TO KEEP GROWING, THEN YOU MUST ACCEPT THAT IT WON’T BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR TOMORROW.”

the same thing, more and more of God. If you’re looking for a

the lion’s share, seem to close ranks. They spend more and

and choosing what is convenient for the lifestyles they want

to do this. So if our response is to remain the same, to cling to

I don’t mean to suggest that the laws and good practices we

I believe part of the problem is in how we are taught to view

or embrace a much more watered down version, picking

continually being remade, and God uses the journey of life

he to the other place?” After all, we were both searching for

norm throughout the rest of their lives. The first group,

The second group either give up on their faith completely,

Christ’s saving act, it’s also the story of our lives. We are

Here is an analogy that may help. It also has to do with wine… we go into our adulthood often with “Coca-Cola Christianity”.

Spirit of God to work with you and within you, and live in the freedom of his Grace

It’s sweet, it’s uncomplicated, but ultimately not that good

University is a life-changing time for everyone. If you ask

for us. The alternative to this is “Wine Christianity”. You may

God for it, it can be a time of deep spiritual change for you.

have heard the expression as a kid that alcohol is an acquired

Embrace the change, in the leading of His Spirit.

taste, and wine certainly is that. Yet, in time, if you are open, you go from thinking wine is just a bitter drink, to noticing

The specifics of this verse are one thing, but generally, I

increasingly, its subtle flavors. Wine is a drink for the mature,

believe Christ is saying, “This is a new time, and I am here

not for those looking for superficial sweetness. Similarly, as

-David Duncan

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CRANDALL UNIVERSITY

FAITH ALIVE BIBLE COLLEGE

HORIZON COLLEGE & SEMINARY

CAROLINE, AB

MONCTON, NB

SASKATOON, SK

SASKATOON, SK

403-722-2225

506-858-8970

306-652-2230

306-374-6655

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crandallu.ca

fabc.ca

horizon.edu

COLLEGE OF EMMANUEL & ST. CHAD

FACULTÉ DE THÉOLOGIE RÉFORMÉE

SASKATOON, SK

MONTRÉAL, QC

306-975-3753

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INSTITUT DE THÉOLOGIE POUR LA FRANCOPHONIE

WOLFVILLE, NS

OTTAWA, ON

LANGLEY, BC

HAMILTON, ON

ABBOTSFORD, BC

MONTRÉAL, QC

LONGUEUIL, QC

902-585-2210

613-237-9870

604-888-7727

905-575-3688

604-853-3358

514-331-0878

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catholicpacific.ca

canadianreformedseminary.ca

columbiabc.edu

eteq.ca

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GLOBAL UNIVERSITY CANADA

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TORONTO, ON

COCHRANE, AB

EDMONTON, AB

KITCHENER, ON

OAKVILLE, ON

TORONTO, ON

604-513-2044

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416-979-2331

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globaluniversity.ca

icscanada.edu

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itf-francophonie.com

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CONCORDIA LUTHERAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

ESTON COLLEGE

CALGARY, AB

WINNIPEG, MB

LANGLEY, BC

THETIS ISLAND, BC

ST. CATHARINES, ON

ESTON, SK

403-282-2994

204-947-6701

604-513-2015

250-246-9440

905-688-2362

306-962-3621

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boothuc.ca

canadianbaptistseminary.com

capernwray.ca

brocku.ca/concordiaseminary

estoncollege.ca

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CONRAD GREBEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

HERITAGE COLLEGE & SEMINARY

CALGARY, AB

CARONPORT, SK

CAMROSE, AB

CHERTSEY, QC

WATERLOO, ON

CAMBRIDGE, ON

403-410-2000

306-756-3448

780-672-4454

450-882-1361

519-885-0220

1-800-667-5199

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briercrest.ca

clbi.edu

capernwrayquebec.ca

uwaterloo.ca/grebel

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519-651-2869 heritagecambridge.com

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ATLANTIC SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 

CANADIAN MENNONITE UNIVERSITY

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

FACULTÉ DE THÉOLOGIE ÉVANGÉLIQUE

HOME CHURCH BIBLE COLLEGE

THE KING’S UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

HALIFAX, NS

WINNIPEG, MB

VANCOUVER, BC

VANCOUVER, BC

MONTRÉAL, QC

RED DEER, AB

EDMONTON, AB

902-423-6939

204-487-3300

604-224-4308

604-822-6862

514-526-2003

403-343-6570

780-465-3500

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cmu.ca

carey-edu.ca

corpuschristi.ca

fteacadia.com

homechurchbiblecollege.com

kingsu.ca

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MCMASTER DIVINITY COLLEGE

NORTHWEST BAPTIST SEMINARY

PROVIDENCE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE & SEMINARY

ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

STEINBACH BIBLE COLLEGE

TRINITY WESTERN UNIVERSITY

VANGUARD COLLEGE

SUSSEX, NB

HAMILTON, ON

LANGLEY, BC

OTTERBURNE, MB

CALGARY, AB

STEINBACH, MB

LANGLEY, BC

EDMONTON, AB

506-432-4400

905-525-9140

604-888-7592

204-433-7488

403-284-5100

204-326-6451

604-888-7511

780-452-0808

kingswood.edu

mcmasterdivinity.ca

nbseminary.ca

providenceuc.ca

rockymountaincollege.ca

sbcollege.ca

twu.ca

vanguardcollege.com

KNOX COLLEGE

MB BIBLICAL SEMINARY

ROSEBUD SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

SUMMIT PACIFIC COLLEGE

TYNDALE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE & SEMINARY

VICTORY BIBLE COLLEGES INTERNATIONAL

TORONTO, ON

LANGLEY, BC

ROSEBUD, AB

ABBOTSFORD, BC

TORONTO, ON

CALGARY, AB

416-978-4500

604-513-2133 204-487-3300 mbseminary.ca

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403-677-2350

604-853-7491

416-226-6380

403-286-8337

rosebudschoolofthearts.com

summitpacific.ca

tyndale.ca

vbci.org

MILLAR COLLEGE OF THE BIBLE

PACIFIC LIFE BIBLE COLLEGE

INSTITUT BIBLIQUE DU QUÉBEC

PAMBRUN, SK

SURREY, BC

LONGUEUIL, QC

306-582-2033

604-597-9082

450-651-4200

millarcollege.ca

pacificlife.edu

ibq.ca

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PEACE RIVER BIBLE INSTITUTE

QUEEN’S COLLEGE

ST. MARK’S COLLEGE

TAYLOR COLLEGE & SEMINARY

UNIVERSITY OF ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE

PAROLE DE VIE QUÉBEC

SWAN RIVER, MB

SEXSMITH, AB

ST. JOHN’S, NL

VANCOUVER, BC

EDMONTON, AB

TORONTO, ON

SHERBROOKE, QC

204-734-3836

709-753-0116

604-882-4463

780-431-5200

306-585-5333

819-823-8435

prbi.edu

queenscollegenl.ca

stmarkscollege.ca

taylor-edu.ca

luthercollege.edu/university

pdvb.org

knox.utoronto.ca

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780-568-3962

livingword.mb.ca

LUTHER COLLEGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA

NAIITS-INDIGENOUS PATHWAYS

PRAIRIE COLLEGE

ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY

TORONTO BAPTIST SEMINARY & BIBLE COLLEGE

WORD OF LIFE BIBLE INSTITUTE

REGINA, SK

WINNIPEG, MB

THREE HILLS, AB

CALGARY, AB

TORONTO, ON

OWEN SOUND, ON

306-585-5333

1-888-704-3824

403-443-5511

416-925-3263

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prairie.edu

stmu.ca

tbs.edu

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1-800-461-3503

luthercollege.edu/university

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NEW BRUNSWICK BIBLE INSTITUTE

THE PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE

REDEEMER UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

ST. PAUL’S UNIVERSITY

TORONTO SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY 

VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

WYCLIFFE COLLEGE

VICTORIA CORNER, NB

MONTRÉAL, QC

ANCASTER, ON

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why story trumps knowledge

I

was an English major in college, which afforded me the

Most of us will nod our heads to this on some level, but when

privilege of reading stories for four years. Now I have been

talking about knowing God, we get nervous at the prospect

in seminary for two years, and have ingested a truckload

of surrendering to the narrative. Instead we choose to keep

of non-fiction material. While this kind of reading has been

boxing God up in a textbook. We are scared to be intimate. I

very valuable for me and I understand it to ultimately serve

think it’s time we have a meal with God and ask Him to tell us

the purpose of understanding the story of the Bible, the result

about His story. I’m sure He’d love to do the same, seeing as he

has definitely left me feeling a bit imbalanced.

had the habit of eating with people while on earth.

I read once about someone who read too many business books

When we are too ravenous for knowledge and not patient

and realized that it screwed him up. He was too focused on

enough for story, an essential part of our being gets neglected.

one aspect of life. So a friend of his recommended he read

When we are always focused on getting our theological

some fiction—something that wasn’t about figuring out how to

structures right and unwilling to let go and experience a

fix problems, something that wasn’t about being efficient and

narrative for narrative’s sake, the part of our soul that yearns

effective (those alluring American ideals that drug you into

to be cultivated is instead dried up.

thinking life is about projects, tasks, and setting up a flawless GTD system). In the same way, I have begun to feel the scale tip after reading too many biblical studies and theology books. I have been imbalanced. I have tried too hard to construct a perfect theological system, thinking that that will solve all my problems. All the while, I have lost touch with the fact that God reveals Himself primarily through narrative and personhood, not systems and theories. And come to think of it, this is the fundamental problem with systematic theology: its end is to understand God through categories instead of knowing Him through the revealed story of His character. If I say I know you and every fact about you because I’ve studied your resume and

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I want to get back in touch with the fact that we are storied beings—that we derive meaning out of telling and hearing stories. I recently received a gift card to the bookstore at Regent College, and although my desire was to buy books on

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Biblical Studies or History, I realized that the answer to those was a firm “No.” A firm yet freeing “No.” It needed to be fiction. I needed to break up the ground of my imagination, to dig my hands in the soil. I ended up buying two books by authors that I feel cut to the heart of things: Flannery O’Connor and Frederick Buechner. I bought Wise

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2018 Christian College Guide for Canada  

A great resource listing Christian-based education institutions from across Canada as well as articles to do with faith, vocation and callin...

2018 Christian College Guide for Canada  

A great resource listing Christian-based education institutions from across Canada as well as articles to do with faith, vocation and callin...

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