13 Dec Passionately Christian, Compassionately Interfaith
Passionately Christian, Compassionately Interfaith
BeADisciple.com, Leadership Centers
Completion Time: 13 weeks
Instructor(s): Meg Calvin
Contact Info: Lisa Buffum
Religions are intimately connected in our ever-shrinking world. We need to be both deeply formed by Christian sources and broadly informed by interreligious resources to engage this world with confidence and graciousness. This course invites you to cultivate a missional presence in the world that is passionately Christian as well as compassionately interreligious. It accompanies you through various religious beliefs, practices, and communities to learn about unexpected divine wisdom in unexpected places.
This course will expand students’ religious knowledge through a respectful study of core beliefs and practices of the major world religions, challenge and enhance our spiritual practice by learning from God’s witnesses in different places, and provoke theological wisdom that can rejoice in the particularity of Christ while respectfully celebrating the universality of God.
Students will need to have a copy of Stephen Prothero’s book, God is not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World – and why their Differences Matter.
Our Christian Gospel and God’s Interreligious World
Theological mediation on passion for Christ & compassion for all God’s family
Christian mission in a world that is compassionately inter religious
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