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Blayne Banting, DMin, PhD

Associate Professor of Preaching and Christian Ministry
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  • Preaching and Christian Ministry
  Knowing what you don't know is as important as knowing what you do know - you know? 

Teaching Philosophy

Education is formation. Through it we are informed, reformed and transformed. Together in a community of senior and junior learners, we hold each other accountable while the Spirit does His work in us.


Born and raised in Saskatchewan, I have grown up cheering for the Roughriders (even when that has been painful). I am married to Peggy and we have four children. I am also lead pastor of Caronport Community Church.


PhD 2009 Trinity Seminary/Canterbury Christ Church University
DMin 1998 Acadia Divinity College/Acadia University
M.A. 1990 Lincoln Christian Seminary
MDiv 1987 Canadian Theological Seminary (Ambrose)
BRE 1978 Alberta Bible College


Spiritual Formation
Humour/Creativity Studies


  • Take Up and Preach: A Primer for Interpreting Preaching Texts, Wipf and Stock, 2016
  • With Wit and Wonder: A Preacher's Use of Humour and Imagination, Resource Publications, 2013
  • "Tolle Praedice: A Form-Sensitive Model for the Interpretation of Preaching Pericopae" PhD dissertation Trinity Seminary/Canterbury Christ Church University, 2009
  • "Proclaiming the Messiah's Birth: A Rhetorico-contextual Model for the Interpretation and Proclamation of Humour in Selected Gospel Sayings" DMin thesis Acadia Divinity College/ Acadia University, 1998
  • "The Hermeneutics of Modern Dispensationalism" - MA thesis Lincoln Christian Seminary, 1990
Through Briercrest, God continues to transform me to be more like Jesus as I strive to see life, to speak life, and to seek life. His works are infinitely more good than I could ever imagine.
Nathan Archer