Spiritual Well-being at Western

Parable of the Sower - Book Discussion


Join us as we discuss Octavia Butler's novel, Parable of the Sower, and its imaginitive exploration of what happens when infrastructure crumbles. We will meet on Zoom on Sunday, May 30 at 8:00pm ET (5pm PT). Register via Eventbrite. 


Our second summer book discussion is aimed squarely at students of philosophy! On Sunday, June 27 at 8:00pm ET (5pm PT), we will delve into Marika Rose's spectacular analysis of failure in the philosophy-theology of Slavoj Zizek: A Theology of Failure: Zizek against Christian Innocence. Register via Eventbrite.

Mandarin Student Ministry

Meetings take place on Zoom, every Wednesday from 7:30-9:00pm.
Email Yakira Zhang at lnfnzhang[at]gmail[dot]com for more information.



MikeMichael R. Wagenman, PhD
Christian Reformed Church in North America
Office: University Community Centre, room 38C
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x82795
Email: mwagenman[at]uwo[dot]ca

Mike has been at Western since 2005, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Religious Studies (Western) and Theology (Huron). He also assists Western's Wellness and Well-being Education team in promoting multi-faith spiritual wellness. Mike loves questions related to spirituality, faith, religion, values, worldview, and life - especially as they relate to culture, society, theology and philosophy.

Mike's position at Western is funded by the Christian Reformed Church. If you would like to support this ongoing work, see below for our online donation portal. Since 1969, the Christian Reformed Church as been loving their neighbours here in London and seeking to build a constructive relationship to Western University.

During this pandemic time, you can reach Mike by email or phone.


BA University of Minnesota
MDiv Calvin Theological Seminary
PhD University of Bristol (UK)


Courses Taught at Western

Religious Studies 2610G - Winter Term - Christian Theology Culture and Practice
Religious Studies 9505A - Fall Term - Modernism, Post-Modernism, and the Secular


Support This Work

Mike's position at Western is made possible and relies on the generous support of individuals (including alumni), churches, businesses, and the Christian Reformed denomination. Every donation goes to supporting this work on campus - and every donation is gratefully received. If you would like to financially support this work, donations can easily be made online - with tax receipts issued immediately.
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