Must we reject belief in God to accept the findings of science? Dr. Francis S. Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, hosts this ground-breaking series in which several leading scientists, theologians, and philosophers explore the contrasts and similarities between religion and science. This group...

What does it mean to be a Christian leader? How do we identify and empower leaders? This course will explore some of the models of leadership that we use, and how well they serve the modern church. Together, we will examine the stories behind some...

The course will combine the assumptions of UM polity and the principles of connectionalism and itinerancy as to the nature of the church, membership, congregational life, ministry, chain of conferences, agencies, property, judicial administration and ecumenism as reflected in The Book of Discipline and The...

Focusing primarily upon Paul's letters to the Galatians and the Romans, this course examines Paul's view of the law and Jewish beliefs of the time to develop a better understanding of his arguments about Christ and the Gentiles. Attention will be given to the manner...

This course will survey major Christian doctrines and ways of doing and teaching theology through various practices of ministry, especially in Christian education, youth ministry and evangelism. The discipline of practical theology will be used to bring together doctrine and contextual ministry. Students will draw...

A study of the theological bases for Christian ethical thought and action, including consideration of both historical and contemporary varieties of interpretation. No prerequisite. 3 credit hours....

This course will help students to understand the current world’s ecological crisis and the ways in which Christianity has responded to this reality, theologically and ethically. By engaging with scholars from different fields of expertise, students will have the opportunity to develop their own ecotheological...

This courses offers student the opportunity to research, analyze, and evaluate varied responses of Christian individuals, communities, and institutions to war. We will do that through an intensive examination of one specific war, which will serve as a semester-long case study. We will explore such...

An examination of the nature, problems, and limitations of theology. Historic approaches and current challenges will be considered in a critical examination of such problems as religious knowledge, authority, the development of doctrine, historical-cultural relativity, and the nature of theological truth. No prerequisite....