The Epic of Creation
The topic of biological evolution and how it relates to the theology-science discussion is probably one of the most important dialogues as it impacts the broad culture and society through political, educational, and conceptual contexts. The major goal of this course is to provide an educational framework that will promote accurate and informed discussion in the theology-science arena.
1 Corinthians&Spirituality:Spirit- Love, Communal Ldrshp, Hermeneutic
Courses intended to meet spirituality requirements for master's programs are intended to 1) promote experience with a range of spiritual habits and disciplines; 2) invite students to explore and deepen their own spiritual practices;3) engage students in some critical engagement with the theological "underpinnings" of the Christian spirituality and its practices; 4) encourage students to grapple with the connections between spiritual practice and engagement with the needs of the world; and 5) examine the impact of social contexts, cultures, and systems (such as gender, racial, sexual, and religious identity) on the practice of Christian spiritual traditions.
Academic Research & Writing
This course will improve the student's ability to write clearly and effectively in a variety of Seminary classroom and ministry venues. Course will focus on developing strategies for appropriate theses or topics, efficient research, organization/prewriting, composition, revising and editing. Critical thinking and logic, rhetorical principles, and practice in analyzing assignments will be included.
Addictions and Modes of Therapy
Addictions are among the most pervasive and potentially destructive entrapments of the human condition. Their presence in manifold forms, underscores the importance of understanding the roots and sources of its patterns, in order to ultimately shape treatment and therapeutic strategies from a holistic and integrative point of view.