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Contextual Education (CXE) seeks to equip students with the theological acumen, pastoral instincts and personal/spiritual dispositions that are required for cultivating a sense of call in the flux of 21st century religious life. Questions of gifts, growing edges and discernment of call are inevitably part of this reflective process. CXE intends to both reflect on and to re-imagine modes of religious practice that can contribute to healing for
each other and creation.

Contextual Education (EMF 3020) is a required course for students in the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program, and an option for students in the Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS) degree program (excluding MPS SCP students) who are not planning on taking an SPE Unit. Students must have successfully completed the core courses in level 1 of their program (see the Conjoint Basic Degree Student Handbook) before beginning this two-semester course.

Potential Placement Sites


Natalie Wigg-Stevenson, director, Contextual Education