An examination of Wesleyan Theology focusing on the early Methodist movement and major theological transitions in the 19th and 20th centuries. The course will also highlight recent transitions and meets the doctrine requirement for ordination in the UMC. For more information or to register please contact...

The United Methodist Church requires for ordination a minimum of two semester or three quarter hours in each of the fields of United Methodist history, doctrine, and polity. The two course United Methodist Studies sequence (Polity and Doctrine) meets this ordination requirement. Each of the courses deals with...

The United Methodist Church requires for ordination a minimum of two semester or three quarter hours in each of the fields of United Methodist history, doctrine, and polity. The two course United Methodist Studies sequence (Polity and Doctrine) meets this ordination requirement. Each of the courses deals with...

An exploration of how writers from different times, places, and cultural perspectives have retold and reinterpreted stories from scripture: including John Milton, Renita Weems, Frederick Buechner, Lucille Clifton, Denise Levertov, Margaret Atwood, James Weldon Johnson and others. For more information or to register, please contact the Admissions...

How can Christian witness shape communities of social change? How are ostensibly secular movements of social change reshaping the mission and dynamics of Christian congregations? Where do these questions  intersect with emerging forms of theological ethics concerning sexuality, gender, and family? This course invites exploration...

Stories highlighting debates over the place of gays and lesbian believers in American religious life fill the media nearly every day. These reports give us some indication of the varieties of religious phenomena experienced by lesbians and gay men in diverse religious traditions. Many hold...

An exploration of how contemporary novels pose theological questions about, and prompt theological reflection upon, human and cultural experience in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. A variety of styles and sub-genres will be considered. For more information on this course please click here....

A social analysis of the origins and development of early Christianity utilizing historical and social scientific approaches, emphasizing a comparative study of literature, art, archaeology, and social institutions of the ancient world and their relation to the church’s developing theology. For more information on this...

A consideration of the nature of Christian preaching. The course explores the issues and dynamics of preaching, as well as the practices that support preaching. For more information on this course please click here....

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