Iliff Spring 2015 Course Schedule

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IST 3034 1
PTSDCRS
PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses PTSD: Pastoral,Psychological, & Theol Responses
T 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Post Traumatic Stress
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/15
Synopsis
Syllabus
We will use a practical theological approach to understanding traumatic narratives and how spiritual practices of compassion prepare us to listen. Readings from psychological of religion and intercultural spiritual care and our own spiritual practices will help us listen compassionately and become more theologically reflexive when we listen to trauma stories. We will use psychological perspectives to understand acute stress responses and post-traumatic stress (PTS), post-traumatic growth (PTG) and religious coping. We will use theological perspectives (theodicies) to compare traditional and contemporary ways of understanding traumatic suffering, and, in particular, the moral dilemmas generated by trauma and its aftermath.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 4002 1
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
W 08:30–10:50AM
4 cr.
MarKeva Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

IST 4002 2
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
W 08:30–10:50AM
4 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

IST 3062 1
TXDEPTH
Identity and the Hebrew Bible Identity and the Hebrew Bible
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course explores diverse constructions of selfhood in the Hebrew Bible in conversation with theories of identity and the self from a range of disciplines, including anthropology, philosophy, sociology, and psychology.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 2016 1
PRBRDTH
Intro to Christian Worship Intro to Christian Worship
F 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/40
Synopsis
Syllabus
Christian corporate worship is explored in relation to tradition, symbol, music and new forces that are having an impact on the church's ritual life. Close attention is given to the theology, planning and leadership of services, including Sunday liturgies, weddings, funerals and other services that mark life transitions.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 2063 1
ELECTIVE
Presbyterian Polity Presbyterian Polity
M 09:00–10:50AM
2 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
Principles and methods of organization used in major Protestant churches (UCC, Baptist, PCUSA, Disciples, UU, etc.). Designed for non-United Methodists to prepare them for organizational leadership and to meet polity requirements of various denominations, according to student need and interest.

IST 2120 1
ELECTIVE
Intro to UU Religious Education Intro to UU Religious Education
R 09:00–10:50AM
2 cr.
Ashley Johnson

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
An introduction to Unitarian Universalist religious education. We will explore how religious education is used as a tool which aids individuals of all ages in the lifelong faith formation process.

IST 2050 1
ELECTIVE
Preaching Excellence Workshop Preaching Excellence Workshop
Noon–02:00PM
1 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 1
Enrollment: 0/10
Synopsis
Syllabus
Prepare, receive and integrate feedback from your team, preach Iliff worship. Learn to take your current preaching and worship collaboration to a new level.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 2020 1
COMMORG
Community Organizing Community Organizing
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jenny Whitcher

Adv. Req.: Community Organizing
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/18
Synopsis
Syllabus
A strong democracy depends on the civic agency of the people. In this course, students will learn about the history and core concepts of relational, broad-based community organizing in the United States, while gaining community organizing practice within their own communities. Students will reflect on their core values to define and develop their core self interest and public identity, build meaningful public relationships across difference and diversity, build and evaluate power, and develop community organizing strategies in collaboration with others.

IST 2115 1
ELECTIVE
Gender & Sexuality AfricanAm. Church Gender & Sexuality AfricanAm. Church
M 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Lee Tredwell

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course investigates the intersection of African American religion and the sexual consciousness of African American people in varied social and historical contexts from enslavement through the election of Barack Obama.

IST 3061 1
THDEPTH
Sin and Evil Sin and Evil
M 01:00PM–04:30AM
4 cr.
Edward Antonio

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
The course is a critical and interdisciplinary exploration of the ideas of sin and evil. Most religious traditions have some account of human brokenness, pain and suffering. Christians have traditionally used the language of sin and evil to describe these phenomena. These ideas implicate a wide range of issues such as human nature, God, the environment, ethics, the law, and society itself. In this course we examine the historical, theological, and philosophical content of the ideas of sin and evil within various strands of Christianity, and in relation to other religious traditions. The course will also critically engage secular descriptions of and reactions to sin and evil.
Find out more about Edward Antonio.

IST 3057 1
ANDEPTH
Sects, Cults and New Religions Sects, Cults and New Religions
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Antony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
An exploration of non-mainstream religious groups. Topics include innovation and recruitment; "cult" controversies; sectarian Christianity, gender and sexuality; UFO religions; and religion and marginalized racial projects.
Find out more about Antony Alumkal.

IST 2073 1
ELECTIVE
Spiritual Care in Clinical Setting Spiritual Care in Clinical Setting
W 01:00–02:50PM
4 cr.
Jamie Beachy

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/12
Synopsis
Syllabus
Students will engage in clinical care with patients at a local hospital three hours each week in addition to class time. This course includes an introduction to the discipline of Spiritual Care, group reflection on clinical work, and a discussion of challenges and opportunities within chaplaincy as an inter-religious health care profession. A 3 to 4 hour orientation to the hospital is required and will be negotiated before the start of the course.

IST 3063 1
ELECTIVE
Formation of the Bible Formation of the Bible
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Pamela Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course focuses on the development of the Christian Bible. Some attention, however, will be given to the emergence of the Jewish canon, primarily as it relates to and impacts the Christian canon. The chronological expanse of the course ranges from the Hellenistic through the late Roman period. The approach of the course is necessarily literary and historical, but theoretical issues about what constitutes scripture and canon will also be given attention.
Find out more about Pamela Eisenbaum.

IST 2001 1
CRBRDTH
Intro to Islam Intro to Islam
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Sophia Arjana

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
This is an introductory course on Islamic history, theology, and culture that provides a basic knowledge of the vast set of traditions known collectively as “Islam.” We will attempt to understand Islam not as a strict set of rituals or as a collective identity, but as a mosaic of practices and traditions shaped by 1,400 years of engagement with societies around the globe, from Arabia to Europe. It is through this attention to the diversity of beliefs and practices that exist among the 1.3 billion people who identify as Muslims that we will come to a more nuanced understanding of what Islam is and is not.
Find out more about Sophia Arjana.

IST 3008 1
ANDEPTH
Ch. & Colonial. Residual: Pine Ridge, Black Hills,Mission. & Indian Justice Ch. & Colonial. Residual: Pine Ridge, Black Hills,Mission. ...
R 01:00–02:50PM
4 cr.
Tink Tinker

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/12
Synopsis
Syllabus
This is a Social Change/Social Justice seminar which includes travel and a site-visit component. We will meet one session (two hours) per week to engage the literature and some critical analysis of the historical data during the quarter—followed by five days on site at Pine Ridge visiting with key spokespeople. Ph.D. students are welcome (and encouraged) to take the course. The dates for the excursion to the Pine Ridge Reservation are June 4-9, 2015, immediately following Iliff graduation. Extra Costs: Students are responsible for covering their own housing, meals, and travel expenses—although IST is trying to subsidize these expenses. We will caravan in as few vehicles as possible and share in fuel costs. The nature of the course will require a surcharge for students to cover extraordinary expenses such as honoraria for Lakota speakers. Because of Iliff’s generosity this year the surcharge should be very nominal indeed.
Find out more about Tink Tinker.

IST 3186 1
ELECTIVE
Hebrew Bible Exegesis Hebrew Bible Exegesis
MTWR 05:00–06:00PM
4 cr.
April Favara

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
Continuation of PJ 1012 with a focus on exegetical method (offered every other year.)

IST 1001 1
IPD
Identity, Power and Difference Identity, Power and Difference
M 06:00–07:50PM
2 cr.
Heike Peckruhn

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/18
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course focuses on the implications of social location and professional identity formation within the cultural matrices of identity, power, and difference. The class aligns formational work with Iliff’s commitments to diversity across the curriculum.

IST 4002 3
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
M 06:00–08:30PM
4 cr.
Bonita Bock

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/25
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

IST 2113 1
ANBRDTH
Theological Ethics Theological Ethics
T 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Becky Chabot

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
Description coming.

IST 2002 1
HIBRDTH
Christnty. W. Europe in Mid. Ages Christnty. W. Europe in Mid. Ages
W 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Timothy Bryan

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
An introduction to the social, institutional and intellectual history of Christianity in Europe from the 9th century to the eve of the Reformation. Topics include: the schism between East and West, the growth and reform of the papacy, the medieval monks and friars, Scholasticism, the rise of the universities, the breakdown of the Thomistic synthesis, the decline of the papacy, conciliarism, medieval mystics, late medieval church and people, the Renaissance and Christian humanism.

IST 2007 1
ANBRDTH
Christianity in Cont. Amer. Society Christianity in Cont. Amer. Society
R 06:00–09:30PM
4 cr.
Antony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
An examination of institutional, cultural, and ideological aspects of Christianity in the contemporary United States. Topics include denominational and doctrinal divisions, congregational cultures, membership growth and decline, gender and sexuality, and racial minority communities.
Find out more about Antony Alumkal.

IST 2112 1
SCPRAX
SC Prax: Ecological Theologies SC Prax: Ecological Theologies
R 06:00–07:50PM
2 cr.
Elias Burgos

Adv. Req.: Social Change Praxis
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/35
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course surveys theological responses to environmental problems and examines tensions in the relationship between Christianity and ecology from various theilogical and religious traditions. The course will critically examine these theologies with the intent of integrating key principles of theology and environmental responsibility. We seek to understand how each tradition frames environmental issues and how the issues inform each tradition to make environmental problems theologically significant for them (which doctrines take priority and which are suppressed).

IST 2033 1
ELECTIVE
Anglican Communion: Polity, the Episcopal Church & Canon Law Anglican Communion: Polity, the Episcopal Church & Canon ...
Online
4 cr.
Lawrence Hitt II

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course examines the role of authority in the Anglican Communion, the Constitution, Canons and history of the Episcopal Church. In addition, some attention is given to diocesan conventions and parish administration.

IST 2062 1
ELECTIVE
UCC Polity UCC Polity
Online
4 cr.
Sara Rosenau

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/10
Synopsis
Syllabus
Principles and methods of organization used in major Protestant churches (UCC, Baptist, PCUSA, Disciples, UU, etc.). Designed for non-United Methodists to prepare them for organizational leadership and to meet polity requirements of various denominations, according to student need and interest.

IST 2070 1
ELECTIVE
Jonah & Its Afterlives Jonah & Its Afterlives
Online
2 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course invites students to engage the book of Jonah in conversation with works of literature, art, and theology that either interpret Jonah and/or explore themes in the book, including the nature of God, prophecy, election, death, and transformation. The course will introduce students to the history of interpretation of Jonah in both Christian and Jewish traditions. Of particular interest will be early Christian and medieval art and Jewish midrashic texts based on Jonah. We will also explore conversations between Jonah and works of English literature and consider Jonah’s afterlives in popular culture. This 2-credit course requires no final paper.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 2081 1
ELECTIVE
Authentic Engagement Authentic Engagement
Online
2 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/30
Synopsis
Syllabus
Organizations of highly motivated and engaged individuals need leaders who develop and nurture cultures in which people of diverse backgrounds feel valued, are deeply connected to one other, and are aligned with a shared mission. In this course, we will examine the theological and psychosocial foundations of authentic leadership grounded in self-reflection and the embodiment of core values. Awareness of our own Otherness and exploration of traditional approaches to diversity will help us develop interconnected, inclusive relationships of trust. Finally, we will learn how to leverage differences and create cultures where people individually and collectively flourish.

IST 2101 1
PRBRDTH
Leadership & Organizational Develop Leadership & Organizational Develop
Online
4 cr.
David Worley

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course will prepare persons planning to be leaders in either religious or non-religious settings and/or serve as a skills enhancement tool for persons already serving in leadership roles.

IST 2108 1
SCSEM
Intro to Justice and Peace Intro to Justice and Peace
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Social Change Seminars
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
An interdisciplinary course which draws from theology, ethics, philosophy, the social sciences, and the humanities to introduces students to theories, methods, issues and theologies of Justice and Peace Studies.

IST 2110 1
ELECTIVE
Youth Ministries Youth Ministries
Online
4 cr.
Anne Walker

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
An exploration of congregational ministries with young people in light of multidisciplinary approaches to the construction of adolescence. The course will include explorations of youth cultures as a lens into the meaning-making of adolescents.

IST 2127 1
ELECTIVE
UM Mission of Church in the World UM Mission of Church in the World
Online
2 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
Historical, theological, and practical exploration of mission as the energizing and transformative purpose of Christian congregations everywhere - as interpreted in the Methodist movement. Meets revised interpretation of requirements for UM ordination. Online only.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 2128 1
ELECTIVE
Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts
Online
2 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
Critical and practical engagement with why and how Christian faith can be shared while honoring the distinctiveness of others. Meets revised interpretation of requirements for UM ordination. Online only.

IST 2235 1
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
Online
0 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 3059 1
THDEPTH
Theology of the Holy Spirit Theology of the Holy Spirit
Online
4 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
The primary purpose of this course is to survey the historical development of pneumatology, the theological doctrine of the Holy Spirit. To do this, students will (1) examine key texts in the Hebrew Bible and the Christian New Testament that led to an understanding of the Holy Spirit; (2) examine historical theological texts on pneumatology, from conciliar documents to the Radical Reformation; (3) examine current constructive proposals on pneumatology; and (4) write their own constructive pneumatology, with attention to its explicit and implicit implications in terms of social and personal praxis.

IST 4002 4
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Bill Kuntze

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/10
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

IST 4002 5
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Phil Campbell

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/10
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

IST 4002 6
INTRN3
M Div Internship M Div Internship
Online
4 cr.
Andrew Blackmun

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/10
During an academic year MDIV students engage in the supervised practice of ministry in a congregational or agency setting for a minimum of 14 hours per week. In addition, they participate in a two and one-half hour weekly reflection seminar on campus or online led by an adjunct faculty member with ministry experience. Prerequisite: Vocation and Orientation; Identity, Power and Difference; and Phases I & II of Consultation and Guidance. All three quarters must be successfully completed in sequence within a single academic year. 4hrs per quarter (12 in total), Pass/Fail

IST 2235 2
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
Click for details
0 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Meet. Dates: Mon, Apr 13, 06:00–08:00PM
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 2019 1
PRBRDTH
Spiritual Preaching: Relationship between Christ. Spirit & Preaching Spiritual Preaching: Relationship between Christ. Spirit & Preaching
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Wed, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/12
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course aims to help students understand the nature and function of preaching in relationship to Christian spirituality and develop their preaching skills for the formation and nurture of the congregation's spirituality. It has three phases: 1) Historical, theological and cultural discussions about Christian spirituality. 2) The introduction of homiletical methods in relation to biblical interpretation, designing the sermonic form, and the use of verbal and nonverbal language. 3) The practice of Spiritual Preaching with peer evaluation. Half the course will be the actual practice of Spiritual Preaching. Limited Enrollment. Preliminary study in biblical exegesis or theology is strongly encouraged.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 2235 3
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
Click for details
0 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 22, 10:00AM–Noon
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 2235 4
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
Click for details
0 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Meet. Dates: Wed, May 27, 01:30–03:30PM
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
The masters recital allows graduating students in the professional masters’ degrees to reflect upon and synthesize the learning that they have experienced throughout their degree program. Engagement with concrete situations, such as case studies and current events, will provide opportunities to connect classroom learning to professional settings. Students will also have the opportunity to name their vocational hopes and directions with their peers and faculty, and participate in other communal conversation and celebration as their degree draws to a close. This is a requirement for graduation for all graduates, as it serves as the primary means for gathering learning outcomes assessment data for our accrediting body.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 3060 1
THDEPTH
Theol. & Rise Histor. Conciousness Theol. & Rise Histor. Conciousness
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Theodore Vial

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
Theological work today is done in the context of the rise of the historical consciousness, a phenomenon with its roots in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. We inherit a fundamentally different worldview from the worldviews of the ancient and medieval worlds that gave rise to many of the classical Christian practices and beliefs, and different from contemporary non-western worldviews. The historical consciousness leads to a particular set of assumptions about Biblical authority, identity and subjectivity, epistemology, the relationship of individuals to communities, etc. This class examines important texts in the development of the historical consciousness, analyzes issues raised for Christian theology, and points to some of the theological resources developed in its wake.
Find out more about Theodore Vial.

IST 2004 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
Hybrid (GD: 4/24 1–5PM; 4/25 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 24, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 25, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
An introduction to the literature of Christian origins that begins with a look at the context out of which the New Testament emerged, then turns to the earliest extant texts, Paul's letters and covers the Gospels, Acts, and post-Pauline epistles.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/25 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 25, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
An introduction to theories of care, counseling, and psychotherapy in relation to theories of humanity and personhood. Special attention will be given to theological, psychological and ethical perspectives. Course normally requires one extra hour TBA in small group meetings. Normally, Pastoral Theology and Care is a prerequisite for all other courses in the area. Petitions for exceptions should go to the area faculty before registration.

IST 2043 1
ELECTIVE
Discovery,Analysis & Mgt Theol. Resour Discovery,Analysis & Mgt Theol. Resour
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1 cr.
Laura Harris

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Fri, Mar 27, 01:00AM–04:30PM
Sat, Mar 28, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 1
Enrollment: 0/15
Synopsis
Syllabus
Advanced search strategies for electronic databases and internet search engines; principles for analyzing content and structure of scholarly articles; critical reading skills; note-taking systems; software for note-taking and bibliographic management.

IST 2109 1
ELECTIVE
Embodied Ministry: Sacred Dance Embodied Ministry: Sacred Dance
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2 cr.
Sarah Bjornebo

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Sat, Mar 28, 01:00PM–04:30AM
Sat, Apr 11, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Apr 18, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, May 02, 01:00–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
An experiential survey of the theology and history of Jewish and Christian sacred dancing. Contemporary use of festive dances and ancient ritual in liturgy and Christian education for people of differing abilities. No dance experience required.

IST 2111 1
ELECTIVE
Narratives Spiritual & Relig. Exper. Narratives Spiritual & Relig. Exper.
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1 cr.
Gayle Civish

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Fri, Apr 17, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Apr 18, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 1
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
This course explores the nature and understanding of Personal Spiritual Experiences (PSEs) and the role such experiences play in the experiencers’ lives. For mostly historical reasons, considered during the course, the study of PSEs has not piqued the interest of researchers. A main portion of the course will include exploring the meaning of students’ PSEs. Dr. Civish's 2008 study of the Personal Spiritual Experiences of students revealed a sense of calling and she utilized the exegesis form of the “call narrative” to analyze PSEs and develop applications both personal and social. With these insights, personal and religious experiences are reconsidered in new and exciting ways that can revitalize faith and hope.

IST 2114 1
ELECTIVE
Everding Distinguised Lecturer Everding Distinguised Lecturer
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1 cr.

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Fri, Apr 10, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Apr 11, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 1
Enrollment: 0/25
Synopsis
Syllabus
Everding Distinguised Lecturer

IST 3058 1
ANDEPTH
Liberating Sex Liberating Sex
Hybrid (GD: 4/24 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2015
Apr 23, 2014–Apr 24, 2015
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 0/19
Synopsis
Syllabus
The purpose of the course is to search the Christian Scriptures, in spite of its accusations of being patriarchal, to find biblically-based guidelines for developing an ethical sexual lifestyle that is aware of how racism, classism, and specifically sexism influences the current conversation on sexual ethics. The course's focus will be on developing healthy models that foster intimacy and vulnerability for a disjointed and at times oppressive community.
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