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...

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...

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 focuses on the Social Gospel movement as it arose in the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Through examination of selected figures and forms of institutional ministry, students will consider the strengths and the limitations of the Social Gospel...

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...

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