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Master of Divinity, Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 1983
Honours Roll, Homiletics Gold Medal, Year 3
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Winnipeg, 1978
Clinical Fellow, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and British Columbia Association of Marriage and Family Therapy since 1988.
Associate Teaching Supervisor, Canadian Association of Pastoral Practice and Education (CAPPE)
Resident, Toronto Institute of Human Relations, 1985-88. Training in dream therapy, Gestalt, Object Relations, Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (Dr. Sue Johnson).
1996-2013 Minister, Canadian Memorial United Church, Vancouver, B.C.
1990-1996 Minister, West Hill United Church, Scarborough, Ontario
1985-1990 Minister, Centennial-Rouge United Church, Scarborough, Ontario
The Way of the Wind: The Path and Practice of Evolutionary Christian Mysticism, Viriditas Press, 2015. Jenkins Award for Spiritual Books.
The Advance of Love: Reading the Bible with An Evolutionary Heart, Viriditas Press,, 2013.
If Darwin Prayed: Prayers for Evolutionary Mystics. IPPY Gold Medal Award for best spiritual book of 2011.
The Emerging Church: A Model for Change and a Map for Renewal, Woodlake Books, 2008. Revised and Expanded, 2015
Darwin, Divinity and the Dance of the Cosmos; An Ecological Christianity,Woodlake Books, 2007.
Summoning the Whirlwind, Unconventional Sermons for a Contemporary Christian Faith, Woodlake Books, 2005
Multimedia Featuring My Work
Michael Dowd, Evolutionary Christianity Series, 2013
Participant’s Guide, DVD series Painting the Stars: Religion and An Evolving Faith: 2014 (Living the Questions series)
My book, Darwin, Divinity, and the Dance of the Cosmos: An Ecological Christianity had an accompanying DVD study guide written by Tim Scorer called Experiencing Ecological Christianity
An article summarizing the body of my work was recently published in the Integral Leadership Review, The Pulse of Possibility—A Retrospective Review of the Work of Bruce Sanguin, (January 2015). Written by Trevor Malkinson.
All Or Nothing Guy, a brief biography of Bruce Sanguin, by David Wilson, Editor of the United Church Observer (2012).
Published Essays and Articles:
The Thought That Changed My Life, Morgan James Publishing, 2012 (I’m Not Bad) Amazon Best-Seller.
How Do You Pray, Monkfish Press, edited by Celeste Yacobini, Monkfish Publishing, New York, 2014. Article,
Wisdom and the Imagination, edited by Rex Hunt, Morningstar Press, Sydney, Australia, 2014 (October), Article: Jesus and the Cosmic Christ
The Emerging Christian Way, Chapter, The Wisdom of the Magi, Published by Woodlake Books, for Copperhouse Press, 2006
The Mystical Side of Prayer: Science can examine your brain at prayer, but it can’t help you connect with God. That’s where an ancient tradition comes in. January, 2015
The Big Question: Is God a Thing? January 2013
The Big Question Does God Evolve, The Big Question: 2011.
The Big Question: Does Human Life Have a Purpose: 2011
Women’s Concerns, The Peace of Christ’s Sword, 2006
Front Page, Justice and Spirituality, 1983
Below is an upcoming list of speaking engagements and a partial list of the keynote talks, workshops, and leadership positions I have held and the workshops I have led.
Chicago, The Well, What Is Evolutionary Spirituality? April 22-23, 2016
St. Aiden’s United Church, May 13-15, 2016
Vancouver, Vancouver Neighborhood House, May 1-4, 2016
Brandon, Manitoba, June 2-4, 2016
Halifax, Nova Scotia, June 12-14, 2016
Seattle, Washington, October 7-9, 2016
Keynote, Hillhurst Distinguished Speaker Series, Calgary, Alberta, November, 2015.
Keynote, Hilliker Lecture Series: Kingston, Ontario, October, 2015.
Keynote, Distinguished Speaker Series, Westdale United Church, Hamilton, March, 2015 Evolutionary Spirituality: The End of Religion?
Keynote, Winfield United Church, March 2015, Core Agreements for An Emergent Culture
Keynote with Marcus Borg, Common Dreams, Canberra, Australia, October 2013
Keynote, Canadian Progressive Christian Association, Halifax, Canada, August 2013
Keynote, Lamb of God Lutheran Church, Fort Meyers, Florida, January 2013.
Keynote, The Centre for Spiritual Living, Vancouver, B.C., February 2013
Keynote, Newfoundland and Labrador Conference of the United Church of Canada, Keynote and Preacher at annual conference, 2008.
Keynote, Bay of Quinte Conference of the United Church of Canada, Keynote and Preacher at annual conference, 2008
Hamilton Conference of the United Church of Canada, Keynote and Preacher at annual conference, 2009
B.C. Conference of the United Church of Canada, Preacher at Annual Conference, 2004.
Board of Directors, B.C. Conference Executive, United Church of Canada
Adjunct Faculty, Vancouver School of Theology, Congregational Transformation,
Board of Directors, Be the Change Earth Alliance, 2000-2008
Workshop Leader, Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, Creation Spirituality, 2005-2006
Workshop Leader, Canadian Memorial United Church, Earth, Spirit, Cosmos and You, 2006.
Presenter, British Columbia Conference of the United Church of Canada,
Renovations Workshops, Congregational Transformation, 2002-2005.
Workshop Leader, Violence Unveiled, (Rene Girard), Naramata Center. 2001
Workshop Leader, Dreams, The Language of the Soul, Naramata Center, 2002
Workshop Leader, Marriage Enrichment, Naramata Center, 2000
Workshop Leader, The Two Shall Become One, Pre-marriage Workshop, West Hill United Church and Canadian Memorial United Church, 1993-2006
Associate Adjunct Faculty, Dreams: The Language of the Soul, Emmanuel College, 1993-1995