“What does this research have to say to the Ordinands of 2011?”
– addressing their hopes, their fears… and their careers
I had the opportunity to meet with two groups of graduating ministry students recently:
five ordinands at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax on March 10,
and several more on March 21 in Montreal,
students graduating from United Theological School,
Presbyterian College, and Diocesan College.
They will all be ordained in the next few weeks.
In Halifax, the meeting was arranged by Martha Martin (the UCC campus minister at Dalhousie who is also part of the ministry team at St. Andrew’s) and Rob Fennell (AST professor of Historical and Systematic Theology). In Montreal, the event was organized by Angelika Piché (UTC, Director of Continuing and Lay Education).
The two groups were different in several interesting respects;
but I was struck by three themes that were common to the two conversations.
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