Bioethics This course explores a number of ethical issues in bioethics such as: beginning of life issues, end of life concerns and the principles that guide decision making. The issues are examined in light of the Christian principle of the human as created in the "image and likeness of God."
Core 9 - Toward a Christian Humanism - This course is the final lecture/discussion class for students in the Core Curriculum. In this course we ponder the "ultimate questions" of human existence. These reflections are posed in light of the Christian tradition. Students are challenged to come to terms with the values that will guide them personally and professionally, in dialogue with their understanding of Christian Humanism.
Ecclesiology and Ecumenism This course examines the nature and role of the Church in the world today. Special emphasis is placed on the different ways of "being" Church in the world today. The possibilities for ecumenical dialogue are also examined. .
Introduction to Moral Theology -- This is a course which introduces students to the discipline of moral theology. Moral theology might be thought as human's response to God's revelation. This encompasses both what we do and who we are. Historical developments in moral as well as current concerns are examined in this course.
Intro to Old Testament This course introduces the student to the Hebrew Scriptures. A principle goal of the course is for the student to become familiar with the various methodologies utilized in contemporary scripture study and to become aware of the major themes in the Hebrew Scriptures.
Sex and the Soul This course is based on a book by Donna Freitas by the same name. In this course we explore the relationship between religion, spirituality and sexuality. Special focus with be on the college age population--their beliefs and practices. We we also examine the views of other religions regarding sexuality.
Spirituality This course examines themes in Christian Spirituality and some of the prominent figures in the Christian Spiritual Traditions. Themes in Scripture are also explored with the goal to familiarize students with the richness of the Christian spiritual tradition in an effort to enhance one's own spiritual life.
Theology of Ministry -- This course is a study of ministry, the theology of ministry and the integration of other humane disciplines. We will examine the role of ordained and lay ministry. Through guest speakers, engagement in a ministry project and theological reflection, students will begin to develop both the practical and theological skills which will result in the final course project, their own theology of ministry.
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