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Global Perspectives in Ethics
Introduction to Systematic
Christian Missions in the 21st Century
Religion & Science
Suffering & Joy
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Living in an industrialized, globalized, and technologically driven world is not easy. This course will offer a tool box of systems and ideas to explore how we are to live just and fruitful lives as citizens of Earth’s planetary community.
Who is God? What is pneumatology? How do we understand creation? What is end times? How do we appreciate Jesus, son of God and humanity today? These are just some of the questions we explore in this introduction to systematics course.
Students engage in 'holy noticing' to explore the relationships between God, creation, and humanity. They discover the wisdom of ecofeminists, ecowomanists, ecotheologians, indigenous scholars, artists, poets, and more.
This course looks at how mission work and ministry is being done today. It begins with a historical and theoretical look at missiology and practical theology. Students then explore modern forms of mission work and design their own research projects to answer the question of how mission work is being done in the 21st century?
How does religion and science interact -- especially in the rural South (USA)? This course allows students to engage with Darwin's life and contributions to science. We also explore biblical and scientific divergence and models of interactivity. Students also engage with current events that involve science and religion - and examine them through the lenses offered in this course.
This course explores the beauty in the brokenness of our ancient, dynamic, unfolding universe. How do we understanding suffering now that we know our evolutionary world is rife with inherent and inflicted suffering. But we also know that it is the source of immense joy. This course allows students, in a variety of ways, to explore the two sides of the same coin: Suffering and Joy