This class, taught by professional photographer Val Isenhower, explores the idea of photography as a spiritual practice. Photography is a path to stilling the heart and soul to hear God and to sense the presence of God in the beauty of God’s creation. The class (and...

The environmental crises facing human communities worldwide present a host of difficult moral questions for the Christian life. The overlapping problems of ecological degradation, resource depletion, climate disruption, and more – especially in relation to those already victimized by poverty and other forms of oppression...

A study of the application of the ethical ideals of Christianity to contemporary social problems; an introduction to Protestant social theory; and a consideration of some general problems for social ethics. [Prerequisite: CE501. 3 credit hours.]...

This course will introduce students to important themes, issues and individuals in the 2000 year history of Christianity. Attention will focus on the global dimensions of Christian experience with an emphasis on distinctive traditions and practices. Students will also engage in understanding the various contexts...

The Christian understanding of God as Tri-Unity has a rich historical lineage as well as liberating and crucial contemporary potential. Yet few Christians truly understand this radical doctrine or why it has been neglected for so long. The course will explore this history, this potential,...

An immersion into the history of the United Methodist Church, beginning with the Wesleys and the early Methodist movement. The course will then explore the development of the Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren traditions in the United States, and will examine the distinctive forms of...

This course will cover the essential elements of Wesley's theology as found in select sermons and the doctrinal standards as they are identified in the UM Book of Discipline. Attention will be given to the development of doctrine in The United Methodist Church and to...

This course introduces students to the diversity of literary and theological traditions in the Hebrew Bible. Attention is given to the formation and function of these traditions in their social contexts within ancient Israel, to the development and reinterpretations of those traditions within the biblical...

This course will explore selected biblical themes, images, and figures and their relevance for pastoral care and counseling. The course will examine how the biblical narratives may be used to help reconstruct human narratives of suffering, despair, and brokenness for purposes of healing and transformation....

This course will explore the nature and mission of the church in the contemporary world. Attention will be given to theological and ethical understandings of the relationship between the church and culture. The mission of the church will be looked at through the four different...

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