Ministry in the Darkness


Preparation for the vocation of Christian service involves theological reflection on human experience. In the vein of historical theology from the western theological tradition, this course will offer an account of Christian ministry in the midst of suffering to/for those who are suffering. The twofold focus offers a vantage on the suffering of the Christian minister/priest/evangelist/caregiver as well as how the Christian can be present to the suffering of others. Students will learn how to recognize, engage, and make meaning out of the suffering experienced in their own lives as well as the lives of those they are serving. They will learn to think about suffering theologically. Through readings, course lectures, online discussion, students will engage with a variety of gernes of literature. They will be expected to respond through class participation, essays, and reflections.

Enrolment Notes

This course will only be offered via synchronous remote learning, as such the only section available in ACORN will be 9101. 

Additional Notes

Please note: All syllabi are considered draft until the first day of class. Please look for the final version of the course syllabus to be posted on the course's Quercus site.

Session Offered
Fall 2021
Start Date
07:00 pm ~ 09:00 pm