Courses

  • 1 Lesson

    Christianity and Race in America

    This course explores the tangled history of Christianity and race in America. It examines how empire-building, migration, slavery, abolition, racialization, and other features of European expansion impacted the development of Christianity in North America. We will pay special attention to Native American and African-American voices in the Atlantic world as well as Asian and Asian-American perspectives in the Pacific world to study the multicultural dimensions of American Christianity. Along the way, participants will learn how historical inquiry can shape Christian witness that aspires toward the common good.
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    Missional Theology 2019-20

    This course invites students to the work of reimagining Christian witness in a changing culture. We will explore the key components of a missional ecclesiology for the city with implications for preaching, worship, spiritual formation, and discipleship. A close reading of the book of Acts will provide the basis for deeper reflection on the importance of ministry in local contexts as we explore Christian faith and witness from a variety of cultural perspectives. The course concludes by considering the significance of Christianity as a world religion for people in every nation. Along the way, we will wrestle with questions like: What is the good news of Jesus we commend to our neighbors? And what might a life of spiritual flourishing in the world, for the world look like?
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    Newbigin Fellowship

    A nine-month journey of theological formation for exploring the spiritual, public, and missional dimensions of the Christian life. The fellows program equips people to embody the way of Jesus, the call to peace, and the work of justice.  The Newbigin Fellowship is for individuals who desire supportive peer relationships, tools for rekindling their theological imagination, and a more expansive vision of Christian spirituality and ministry.