SMIN 503 Studies of the Old Testament. An introduction to the literature and history of ancient Israel with special attention given to thirty six books of the Hebrew Bible. Ancient and Near-Eastern texts will be considered in light of the context that they provide for...

SMIN 501 Introduction to Ministry - This course will explore several themes that are foundational to ministry including the notions of call, conversion, prayer, and leadership in the church. Students should be prepared to engage the practical dimensions of spiritual formation and to apply them...

LEAD 570 Leadership for the Future. Participants will learn to identify trends, implement change initiatives, maximize resources, and develop a response to changing workforce dynamics. This course provides a thorough foundation in the methods used when leading project initiatives. The UMC has certain ways of...

Are you facing a decision? How do you know what God wants you to do? The art of spiritual discernment involves asking these questions, exploring where the Spirit is leading and then living into the answers. This workshop provides students with the opportunity to explore the...

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,...

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