On the Jesus Train:
Bruce Cockburn
and a
Christian Imagination

an Eastertide zoom course by

Dr. Brian Walsh

Part bible study, part listening party, for four weeks we will ride the Jesus train, listening for deep biblical resonances in the music of Bruce Cockburn.

Course leader:
Brian J. Walsh, author of
Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination 
(Brazos, 2011)

Bruce Cockburn

Pay what you can.

Suggested amounts:  $125 (full)                 
                                        $75 (reduced)
                                         $ 40 (discounted)

It is also possible to have your course fees covered by our scholarship fund.


7pm - 9pm EST


April 24, 

May 1, 8, 15, 2022*

via Zoom

*recordings will be available for those unable to attend all sessions.

All are welcome, regardless of  religious affiliation. No prior knowledge of  Bruce Cockburn or the Bible necessary.

Course Format and Requirements

Each class will run on zoom for two hours with a 5 minute break half-way through. Although the bulk of the class will consist of Brian teaching and playing music, participants will also be able to post questions and points for discussion in the chat which Brian will monitor and answer. Powerpoint will be used periodically to show lyrics, biblical texts and illustrations.


Each class will be recorded. Students who miss a class can request a link to watch the recording.  Registrants can also follow the entire course through the recordings. The recordings will not be posted in any other context.


There are no assignments and no required reading for this course, although suggestions for further reading will be made as the course progresses.