Latest Episode

  • Practical Theology III: Why We Sing

    This is the first episode in our series on hymnody. Why We Sing looks at the purpose of congregational singing. Many thanks to Payson Park Church in Belmont, MA for sharing My Life Flows on in Endless Song.

  • History III: The EUB and Others

    In this episode, Michael looks at the Evangelical United Brethren, and some very unique Methodists.

  • History III: Congregationalism

    In this episode, we look at another founding member of the United Church of Canada, the Congregationalists.

Master of Divinity Podcast

Join me for a look at the basic degree in Christian theology.

The overall purpose of this podcast is to give you a broad outline of the kinds of things ministers learn as they prepare to serve the church. Five areas—Bible, history, ethics, theology, and practical theology—make up the

outline of the degree. Each topic forms a course of three or four episodes, with the first 20 or so episodes dedicated to introductory material. We will then begin a series of advanced courses, continuing to examine our five main areas.


Thoughtful, well researched podcasts. Very informative. Looking forward to more episodes.
—Dr. Abigail Johnson, author of “Reflecting with God: Connecting Faith and Daily Life in Small Groups”

Future Episodes

Future courses include Jesus on Trial, An Introduction to Pastoral Care, and Biomedical Ethics.

About Michael

Michael Kooiman is a retired minister of the United Church of Canada. Most of his 31 years in ministry was spent in Toronto, serving congregations with a heart for community outreach. Michael’s passion is preaching: he completed a Doctor of Ministry in homiletics in 2009.