An examination of ethical issues and principles arising in such ministerial practices as use of authority, accountability, truth telling, confidentiality, preaching on controversial social issues, cross-gender relations, and spiritual development. Prerequisite: CE501. 3 credit hours....

Many twentieth century social activists have responded to the world's need as a response growing out of their faith and spiritual practice. This course explores connections between a life of faith grounded in spiritual practice and a hunger for justice. In this exploration, we begin...

This introductory course in pastoral care is designed to acquaint the student with the biblical, theological and psychological bases for contemporary pastoral care. In addition to exploring models of the minister as coordinator, giver and recipient of care, the course will address personal, congregational and...

A survey of the writings of the New Testament giving attention to its distinct voices as witnesses to the formative years of Christianity, as sources for theological reflection, and as resources for Christian ministry. Goals for the course are to provide 1) basic knowledge of...

This course will help students construct their own theology of evangelism on biblical and theological foundations and will assist them in developing a program of evangelism appropriate to their ministry contexts. Attention will be given to the place of evangelism within the whole mission of...

An exploration of the why, what, how and to whom of preaching in light of its history and tradition, content and context. Attention will be paid not only to the preparation and delivery of sermons, but also to the development of the capacity to evaluate...

This class explores ways that individuals and communities learn and ways diverse methods can be used to create effective learning environments in educational, pastoral, age-level, justice, or community ministries. Attention will be given to the influence of human development on learning and to the design...

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....

An immersion in the context and writings of a fourteenth-century Englishwoman who was a significant theologian, mystic, and pastoral counselor, and who serves as a timely and transforming conversation partner for persons seeking to deepen their spiritual lives and engage pertinent theological questions. Prerequisite: CH...

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