A critical study of the history of United Methodism from its origin in Great Britain to its present day. The emphasis is on Theological and Contextual factors which shaped its mission, ministry, and organizational philosophy. The course is designed to meet the United Methodist History...

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...

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