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The Certificate in Christian Faith and Life

The Certificate in Christian Faith and Life does not require an undergraduate degree. The courses can be taken for interest or credit. Instructors are Knox College Faculty and graduate students as well as others drawn from the TST and PCC.

The Certificate requires one to complete four basic courses in the areas of Bible, Theology, History and Lay Ministry and four elective courses in various areas of theological inquiry.

The certificate courses are all taught by distance education.


Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim
Dates: September 14th – October 19th

Details: Someone we love dies of a horrible disease. Terrorists murder hundreds of people. A tornado destroys homes, businesses and many including children are killed. Has God stopped paying attention? Why does God who “sees this little sparrow fall”, allow evil to take place? These and other heart wrenching questions are an inevitable part of our faith journey as Christians.

Traditionally, Christians have looked to the doctrine of Providence – which states that God cares fir and governs all events – for understanding and consolation in the light of unspeakable challenges.

This course examines some of the central tenets of this doctrine with openness toward contemporary views.

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Dong-Ha Kim completed both the M.Div. and the Th.D. degree at the Knox College, Toronto. For the latter degree, his thesis was entitled, The Significance of the Trinitarian Koinonia for a Contemporary Ecclesiology: The Contributions of Miroslav Volf and John Zizioulas. No stranger to the teaching ministry, Dong-Ha has taught various courses at several seminaries; most notably, Tyndale University College, and Knox College. He currently serves as the minister of Word & Sacrament at the First Presbyterian Church, Brandon, Manitoba.

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