If you ask me about myself, I will tell you that the older I get the less i know. At times I am husband and father, grandfather and uncle. And perhaps as we age, those titles become more important as identifiers. For instance, my proudest moment recently was directing "Grampa Camp" with my two grandsons. We spent a week traveling around the city of Toronto with me pedaling through the heat and humidity while they sat in the trailer behind enjoying Starbucks popcorn. Marvelous! . While I have spent a great deal of time working in the worth of spirituality and ethics, I find more energy in shipping musical instruments to Cuba or writing a second novel or paddling through the wilderness in northern Ontario with my wife.
And above all the noise and busyness, I see that life is not about the accumulation of many shinning achievements (How many books have you written?) but in gathering together a circle of loving , honest friends.
Below I have listed my basic life facts...help yourself.
CHRISTOPHER V. LEVAN
B.A. M.Div. M.A. Ph.D.
20 Mountalan Ave.
College Street United Church
454 College Street
Email: [email protected]
United Church Minister, Scholar, Professor, Ethicist, Academic Administrator, Freelance writer and Professional Speaker
Keynote speaker, Broadcaster, Presenter, Bible Study Leader/Presenter, Journalist - in questions of ethics and spirituality/theology,
Author/Workshop leader on Issues of Christian Stewardship
and Fundraising, Storyteller and published writer of non-fiction, fiction and drama, Tour guide and Dreamer/Visionary
Fluent in English, French and Spanish
Minister College Street United Church 2012 - present
Minister Iglesia Presbiteriana de Luyanó 2012 (Jan./Feb.)
Minister Eglinton St. Georges United Church 2010-11
Minister Iglesia Presbiteriana de Luyanó 2010 (May /June)
Minister Wilmot United Church 2003-2010
Sessional St. Thomas University 2004-2010
Lecturer Fredericton, NB
Courses: Ethics, Christian Scriptures
Minister All Peoples United Church 2002-2003
Journalist CBC syndicated column 2002-2003
Questions and Quandaries”
President/ Huntington University 2001-2002
Principal Sudbury, ON
Courses: Christian scriptures,
Ethics, Communication studies
Journalist Edmonton Journal 1995-2001
Principal St. Stephen’s College 1994-2000
Courses: Christian Scriptures,
Adjunct to Faculty of Business
Ph.D. McGill University, Montreal, ,PQ 1983-91
Subject: Systematic Theology
Subject: Dispensationalism and Hope in the Nuclear Age
1983 Bell fellowship, McLeod fellowship
1984 Bell fellowship, McLeod fellowship,
1985 McConnell Fellowship
M.A. Université du Québec à Montreal 1980‑1983
Matière: Sciences Religeuses
Sujet: La Spiritualité Anglophone à Montréal
M.Div. Emmanuel College, Toronto, ON 1974-1977
Subject: Christian ministry
1977 ‑ Preaching Prize
B.A. Loyola College, Montreal, PQ 1971-1974 Subject: English
1973 ‑ Loyola Scholar
Interim Ministry Completed: 3-day intensive (part 1 of 2) 2011
UCC supervisor Completed: Course for 1992
Supervision of ministry interns
CAPE Completed: Initial CAPE Unit 1976
St. Michael's Hospital,
Ethical Preference Inventory and Guide, with Thomas Maddix, Toronto: International Thomson Publishing, 1999.
Give us this Day, Lenten reflections on baking bread and discipleship, Toronto: UCC, 2002.
God Hates Religion, Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 1995.
Knowing your Ethical Preferences: A working Guide, with Tom Maddix, Toronto: ITP Nelson, 2000.
Living in the Maybe, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1998.
Sin Boldly, Edmonton: Rowan Books, 1997.
Thanks Giving, Toronto: UCPH …awaiting publication.
The Dancing Steward. Toronto: United Church Publishing House, 1993.
Taking off the Tinsel, Edmonton: Rowan Books, 1996
Regular Print Journalism:
“Violence and Teens: sometimes love is too much,” The Times Globe, Saint John, September 7, 1993.
(This is the first title in weekly column that ran for 28 months)
“Private Faith,” The Edmonton Journal, Oct. 2, 1994
(This is the first title of a weekly article I wrote for the Edmonton Journal from the fall of 1994 to summer 2001)
“The Courage to Fail,” Sudbury Sun - Fall of 2001 to 2002
(This is the first title of weekly articles)
“The Defensive Convocation” Folio, May 17, 1996
(The first in a monthly article for the University of Alberta Magazine. - carried for three years.)
“The Prime Minster’s Phone Call,” The Edmonton Journal, Sunday Reader, Nov. 2000 - Nov. 2001
(The first offering in an interactive column on morality and ethics)
“The Question of Torture,” The Daily Gleaner, Aug 2004
(An interactive column on morality and ethics called “Ask the Ethics Guy”)
Regular Audio Journalism:
“Ethically Speaking - Jack the Gambler” …Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, June 2002. – Dec. 2003
(National syndicated column on Ethics written and broadcast weekly)
United Church Videos:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfed_NY6jFY