Department of Theology-DMin (St. Stephen's College)
The Doctor of Ministry program strives to be a diverse spiritual and interdisciplinary community that serves as a catalyst for transformational learning and integrative development. The program understands ministry with a broad and inclusive perspective.
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- 1Anne Marie Walsh
- 1Donna Irene Wilson
- 1Doucet, Marc Gerard
- 1Elaine Greta MacInnis
- 1Gatera, Emmanuel
- 1Gordon Edward Self
"Living a Lie" The Edmonton Residential School 1950 to 1960 - A Story of Sexual Abuse by a United Church Minister and the Response by the Church of the TimeDownload
Using hermeneutic inquiry with a critical theory lens, I sought to document and unconceal the involvement of the United Church of Canada in a case of sexual abuse of children at the Edmonton Residential School during 1950 to 1960. Through analysis of the archival data, I sought to understand how...
A Field Guide to Sanctuary: Women’s Experiences of Personal Sanctuary Contextualised Within Chronic Health ConditionsDownload
This analytic autoethnography draws on a passage from Celtic philosopher John O’Donohue to consider women’s experience of personal sanctuary within the context of chronic health conditions. Guided by the question: ‘what is your experience of sanctuary and how does that relate to your experience...
The purpose of this research is to examine the phenomenon of vulnerability as it relates to pastoral leadership. Setting the phenomenon within a theological framework, I ask: What difference does it make to the understanding and practice of pastoral leadership when it is viewed through a...
Caught by the Fence: Challenges Facing Women in Ministry Leadership in the Mennonite Brethren ChurchDownload
The purpose of this project was to examine the challenges women face in ministry leadership in the Mennonite Brethren Church in Canada. A historical study of the role of women in the church was conducted. The Mennonite Brethren Church attempted to attract women into leadership positions by...
This dissertation was an extended meditation on the nature of the liminal space as an essential aspect of contemplative pedagogy. The liminal space pertains to place and time – a threshold, transitional, the in-between. The primary focus was on the post-secondary classroom, that is, the space...
This study has explored the concept of how one’s sense of spirit has deepened by providing spiritual care to patients and residents in a rural hospital, hospice and long term care facilities. Using an organic inquiry method of research, the researcher’s story begins this study from her passion...
Drawing on Inherent Congregational Strength: An Appreciative Inquiry into Living Out the Five Marks of MissionDownload
Appreciative Inquiry is beginning to take centre stage as a change leadership alternative to traditional problem-focussed change models. As an approach to organizational leadership, Appreciative Inquiry rests on the assumption that in every organization, there is something that works. This...
Ecology and Human Flourishing: Theological Insights from an Urban Community Garden in Western CanadaDownload
This three-part dissertation addresses the perceived indifference of a large segment of the Christian community to the ecological crisis of our time and suggests how they can experience heartfelt love and commitment toward God’s creation. It is premised on the belief of the American poet and...
From the Prison of Stereotype to the Freedom of Relationship: Welcoming the Otherwise Despised in a Circle of Support and AccountabilityDownload
Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) is a community-based program designed to help people who have offended sexually during their process of reintegration after their release from prison. Former offenders with CoSA Circles have achieved significantly lower recidivism rates than those...
This project/dissertation began with the question: Is it possible to alleviate or diminish a person’s pain and suffering in the transitional space from the time of the diagnosis of a life-threatening illness throughout the illness trajectory until death, and his or her family’s subsequent...