IST 3117 1
ELECTIVE
Comics & Social Justice Comics & Social Justice
M 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Elizabeth Coody

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/25
Using comics and graphic novels as primary sources, this seminar examines the relationship between images and text in expressing religious values and moral codes. The course is a companion to the Identity, Power, and Difference course that takes ideas students grapple with in many Iliff courses into a case study with comics—through close reading, experimenting with the form, inspecting the industry, and engaging imaginatively. We will locate our materials within comics and social movements. The course will equip students to understand how visual presentation might both be influencing their reading and be useful in expressing values.

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

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 7/35
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 4002 1
INTRN3
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
W 08:30–11:00AM
4 cr.
Arthur Porter

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Enrollment: 2/8
The purpose of this course is to further professional formation through critical reflection on and consultation about your internship experience with peers and faculty within the seminar setting and course assignments. As a requirement of the MDiv and MASJE degrees, students complete a 420-hour Internship and concurrent 30-week Internship Seminar during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of one academic year. All three quarters must be completed in sequence within a single academic year. Internship Seminars are offered in residential and hybrid-online formats, and meet weekly for 2.5 hours or its equivalency for three consecutive quarters. 4 credits/quarter totaling 12 credits. IST 4000 offered in fall, IST 4001 offered in winter, IST 4002 offered in spring.

IST 3115 1
TXDEPTH
The Bible & Its Afterlives: Jonah The Bible & Its Afterlives: Jonah
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 10/25
This course invites students to place the biblical book of Jonah in conversation with works of literature, art, and theology that interpret Jonah 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 (or reception history) by considering Jonah’s afterlives in a variety of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic texts, artistic programs, and manuscript illuminations.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 2175 1
SJEPRAX
SJE Prax: Care of Creation: Sustainability & Social Ethics SJE Prax: Care of Creation: Sustainability & Social ...
T 01:00–02:50PM
2 cr.
Douglas Muschett

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 8/35
Students first acquire knowledge of creation theology and ethical precepts to understand why care of creation and sustainability are becoming important themes in religious life. We examine Hebrew Bible and New Testament traditions, indigenous peoples, eastern religions, and contemporary views, including Pope Francis’ recent encyclical and related church doctrines. Then we gain historical perspective from ancient civilizations to the present as to how humans have abused God’s creation through unsustainable practices. To care for all of creation, both humans and other kind, we examine how ethical precepts must be combined with environmental, economic and sustainability concepts to change human behavior and move towards sustainable societies. Finally, because such a major transition will require cultural and institutional change, students will learn about building solidarity with both church and institutional networks.

IST 3116 1
PRDEPTH
Pastoral Care Latinamente (Latino a Perspectives) Pastoral Care Latinamente (Latino a Perspectives)
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/25
As of 2012, Hispanics and Latinos make up about 17% of the total U.S. population, and 21% of the Colorado population. What might be distinctive about the practice of spiritual and pastoral care within Latinx communities? In what ways does Liberation Theology influence Latinx understandings and practices of care? What might caregivers in the U.S. context learn from the embodiment of pastoral theology in Latin America? Based on the insights and experiences of liberation and mujerista theologians, these are some of the questions that Pastoral Care Latinamente seeks to answer.

IST 3118 1
THDEPTH
Lit. & the Womanist Theol. Imag. Lit. & the Womanist Theol. Imag.
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Michele Watkins

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 6/25
This course is designed to explore the ways in which literature has and can be used as a source for theological reflection by Womanists and others within the survivalist/liberationist tradition. Special attention will be given to the Black literary tradition (i.e. Alice Walker, Nella Larsen, and Toni Morrison) for critical reflection on the development of Womanist theology.

IST 2000 1
CRBRDTH
Religions in the World Religions in the World
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 21/35
A brief introduction to the history and doctrines of some of the world's religious traditions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, African Religions, North American Indian Religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism. The course is meant to give students ano verview that can then be built upon in other courses. This course is a prerequisite for IST 2131 Comparative Philosophies of Religion.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 3114 1
ANDEPTH
Queer Theory, Theoethics & Activism Queer Theory, Theoethics & Activism
R 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 9/25
Queer theory has transformed religious thought in extraordinary ways especially over the course of the past four decades. This course explores the nature of queer theory as a discipline within and outside of the religious academy. This course also invites students to explore the ways that queer theory intersects with theories of race and praxes of activism.

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

Adv. Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 6/18
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 1011 1
C&G 1
Consultation & Formation Consultation & Formation
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0 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: C&G
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 2/25
Consultation and Guidance

IST 2034 1
ELECTIVE
The Episcopal Church & Contemporary Moral Social Issues The Episcopal Church & Contemporary Moral Social Issues
Online
4 cr.
Austin Leininger

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/16
An historical and contemporary exploration of the “different dreams” the members of the Anglican/Episcopal tradition have held, and hold, in tension as the Church imagines itself into its future.

IST 2067 1
ELECTIVE
Presbyterian Reformed Theology Presbyterian Reformed Theology
Online
4 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 4/19
This course is designed to introduce students to central tenets of reformed theology that have been central in the heritage of the Presbyterian Church, USA and in its current theology. We will focus on use of this theology for the Standard Ordination Exams in the PC (USA).

IST 2068 1
ELECTIVE
Unitarian Universalist History Unitarian Universalist History
Online
4 cr.
Kirk Loadman-Copeland

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 14/19
This course examines Unitarian Universalist history from precursers in early Christianity to the present day. The course will pay particular attention to the rise of Unitarian and Universalist movements in America, to the history of the last 45 years, and to the prospects of the movement.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 29/29
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.
Textbooks
Ed Jacobson. Appreciative Moments: Stories and Practices for Living and Working Appreciatively. iUniverse, 2008. ISBN: 978-0595429110.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
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.
Textbooks
Thomas G. Bandy with Lucinda S. Holmes. Worship Ways: For the People Within Your Reach. Abingdon, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4267-8807-9.
Thomas G. Bandy. See, Know & Serve the People Within Your Reach. Abingdon Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-1426774171.

IST 2162 1
ELECTIVE
The Life of Prayer The Life of Prayer
Online
2 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 19/19
This course will have you study the life of prayer as if it were a river, studying it by getting in and swimming, by experiencing it with many senses, giving yourself over to it. Only then, but surely then, it will have you reflecting theoretically and practically on what you have experienced.
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 2165 1
ELECTIVE
CelticSp: Directed Readings J P Newell CelticSp: Directed Readings J P Newell
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4 cr.
Teresa Crist

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 3/18
This course focuses on readings and discussions of selected themes and topics in the theology of John Philip Newell. Engaging in questions about what constitutes “celtic,” we will examine Dr. Newell’s theology as an example of the contemporary revival of Celtic spirituality. Dr. Newell will be on the Iliff Campus for two weekends of public presentations: attendance at his presentations is strongly encouraged. He will make himself available for lunch and further conversation with the students enrolled in the class on each of the two Saturdays he is on campus. All students who register for the course will be guaranteed a place in the weekend sessions. Enrollment in this course is strictly limited to 18 students.

IST 2176 1
SJESEM
SJE Sem: Peacemakers & Dissenters SJE Sem: Peacemakers & Dissenters
Online
4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Seminars
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/19
Making use of activist biographies and historical narratives from U.S. social movements, this course will engage the practices and theories of peacemaking and dissent for collective liberation. Through these materials, students also examine the roles that faith traditions and individual leaders play in the tensions and possibilities for creating social transformation. Students investigate their own histories to identify and evaluate their position and social location relative to their own development as social change leaders.

IST 2235 3
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
Online
0 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 24/25
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 Katherine Turpin.

IST 3055 1
ELECTIVE
Ethical Persp. on War & Peace Ethical Persp. on War & Peace
Online
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 10/19
The aim of this course is to explore issues of war and peace-making from religious perspectives, employing a multi-disciplinary approach. To that end, the course is designed to have different Iliff faculty approach the issue of war and peace from their specific area of expertise, allowing the student to wrestle with a comprehensive approach to this crucial issue
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 3078 1
PSCD
Crisis Care and Pastoral Theology Crisis Care and Pastoral Theology
Online
4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Past Spir Care Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/18
Intercultural spiritual care helps people use spiritual practices and theological meanings to integrate experiences of suicide, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, addiction, disability, and mental illness within particular contexts like the military.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 3137 1
ELECTIVE
New Testament Greek Exegesis New Testament Greek Exegesis
Online
4 cr.
Justin Barber

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 3/35
Continuation of Greek II with a focus on exegetical method (offered every other year).

IST 4002 2
INTRN3
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Morgan Caruthers

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Enrollment: 5/8
The purpose of this course is to further professional formation through critical reflection on and consultation about your internship experience with peers and faculty within the seminar setting and course assignments. As a requirement of the MDiv and MASJE degrees, students complete a 420-hour Internship and concurrent 30-week Internship Seminar during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of one academic year. All three quarters must be completed in sequence within a single academic year. Internship Seminars are offered in residential and hybrid-online formats, and meet weekly for 2.5 hours or its equivalency for three consecutive quarters. 4 credits/quarter totaling 12 credits. IST 4000 offered in fall, IST 4001 offered in winter, IST 4002 offered in spring.

IST 4002 3
INTRN3
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Amanda Henderson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Enrollment: 6/8
The purpose of this course is to further professional formation through critical reflection on and consultation about your internship experience with peers and faculty within the seminar setting and course assignments. As a requirement of the MDiv and MASJE degrees, students complete a 420-hour Internship and concurrent 30-week Internship Seminar during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of one academic year. All three quarters must be completed in sequence within a single academic year. Internship Seminars are offered in residential and hybrid-online formats, and meet weekly for 2.5 hours or its equivalency for three consecutive quarters. 4 credits/quarter totaling 12 credits. IST 4000 offered in fall, IST 4001 offered in winter, IST 4002 offered in spring.

IST 4002 4
INTRN3
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
Online
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
Enrollment: 5/8
The purpose of this course is to further professional formation through critical reflection on and consultation about your internship experience with peers and faculty within the seminar setting and course assignments. As a requirement of the MDiv and MASJE degrees, students complete a 420-hour Internship and concurrent 30-week Internship Seminar during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of one academic year. All three quarters must be completed in sequence within a single academic year. Internship Seminars are offered in residential and hybrid-online formats, and meet weekly for 2.5 hours or its equivalency for three consecutive quarters. 4 credits/quarter totaling 12 credits. IST 4000 offered in fall, IST 4001 offered in winter, IST 4002 offered in spring.

IST 4004 1
CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education
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8 cr.
Jason Whitehead

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 8
CPE is the required form of internship for MAPSC students and an additional experience available to MDiv students under supervision and directed by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Students making this course a part of their Internship requirement must submit a petition to the director of Professional Formation before enrolling. 8 hours (may be spread over two quarters), Pass/Fail

IST 4006 1
CPEPRAX
CPE Integration Praxis CPE Integration Praxis
Online
1 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: CPE Integration Praxis
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 1
Enrollment: 6/15
This course helps students integrate their completed CPE experience into their professional formation and ongoing coursework at Iliff. Students will form a cohort group to discern how their CPE experience is part of their vocational discernment process at Iliff. A verbatim case study will be used to explore how students embodied their faith and core values through practice, including expressing respect for diverse spiritual/religious identities and traditions. Case studies will also be used to analyze their engagement with and systemic assessment of their CPE context, especially in terms of leadership opportunities for increased agency and efficacy working towards social justice and peace.
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

IST 4995 1
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
Click for details
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/1
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 4995 2
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
Click for details
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/1
MA Thesis Project/Research

IST 4995 3
THESIS
MA MTS Thesis MA MTS Thesis
Click for details
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 1/1
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 2235 2
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
Click for details
0 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Meet. Dates: Mon, Apr 16, 04:30–06:30PM
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 8/25
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 Katherine Turpin.

IST 2235 1
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
Click for details
0 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Meet. Dates: Tue, Apr 03, 04:30–06:30PM
Credits: 0
Enrollment: 3/25
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 Katherine Turpin.

IST 2016 2
PRBRDTH
Intro to Christian Worship Intro to Christian Worship
Hybrid (GD: 4/25 1–5PM; 4/26 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 25, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 26, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
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 Katherine Turpin.

IST 2066 1
ELECTIVE
United Church of Christ History United Church of Christ History
Hybrid (GD: 4/25 1–5PM; 4/26 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
David Bahr

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 25, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 26, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 5/19
Historical development of the theology, identity and mission of the United Church of Christ. Designed to deepen understanding and appreciation of denominational history, and in conjunction with UCC Polity, to meet denominational requirements.

IST 2097 1
THBRDTH
Reformers and Radicals Reformers and Radicals
Hybrid (GD: 4/25 1–5PM; 4/26 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 25, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 26, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
This course provides an introduction to the history of Christian thought in its political, social, and institutional contexts, during Protestantism’s formative period. We will cover late medieval theology, the main Protestant Reformers, the Radical Reformation (Anabaptists et al), the Catholic Reformation, and end with Wesley. The focus is on the development of theology, which provides the basis for contemporary theological reflection.
Find out more about Ted Vial.

IST 3119 1
THDEPTH
Post Theism in Moral Theology Post Theism in Moral Theology
Hybrid (GD: 4/25 1–5PM; 4/26 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Michele Watkins

Adv. Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 25, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 26, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 10/19
This course is designed to examine the theological legacy of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and "The Death of God" movement specifically in the theologies of Paul Tillich, James Cone, and Delores Williams. Specific attention will be given to how each thinker utilizes iconoclasm as a theo-ethical method to contend against theo-political systems of oppression operative within their historical and socio-religious contexts. The aim of the course is to explore a more broader meaning of post-theism as neither atheistic or agnostic in nature, but as a means toward a more just conception of the idea of "God."

IST 2004 1
TXBRDTH
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
Hybrid (GD: 4/26 1–5PM; 4/27 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 26, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 27, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
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 2005 1
ANBRDTH
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
Hybrid (GD: 4/26 1–5PM; 4/27 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Social Analysis Breadth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 26, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 27, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/19
Introduction to ethical reflection about contemporary moral issues in an ecumenical and global context drawing on ethical and sociological theory and analysis and on theological and psychological perspectives.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 3035 1
PRDEPTH
Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct. Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct.
Hybrid (GD: 4/26 1–5PM; 4/27 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 26, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 27, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 12/12
This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to improve their preaching by deepening their theological understanding of Christian doctrines in relation to various seasons of the Christian year. The course objectives are 1) to gain knowledge about the historical and theological development of liturgical seasons and the formation of the Christian lectionary, 2) to preach theologically profound sermons relevant to contemporary listeners, and 3) to improve preaching skills through critical and constructive sermon feedback from peers, the instructor, and locally organized sermon feedback groups (in case of hybrid), in addition to self-evaluation.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 3107 1
TXDEPTH
The Bible in the Digital Age The Bible in the Digital Age
Hybrid (GD: 4/26 1–5PM; 4/27 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 26, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 27, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
An increasing number of people are using Bible apps and their digital devices (phones, tablets, computers) rather than print Bibles to access “the Bible.” This change of practice has significant implications for how people think about the Bible, what it is, and how we use it. We explore a number of these digital opportunities and critically reflect on how they change the definition and use of the Bible.
Find out more about Mark George.
Textbooks
Harold W. Attridge; Society of Biblical Literature. New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. HarperSanFrancicso, 2006. ISBN: 978-0060786847.
Society of Biblical Literature. HarperCollins Study Bible - Student Edition: Fully Revised and Updated (New Revised Standard Version). HarperOne, 2006. ISBN: 9780060786847.
Beal, Timothy. The Rise and Fall of the Bible: The Unexpected History of an Accidental Book. Mariner Books Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. ISBN: 978-0547737348 (p).
Siker, Jeffrey S.. Liquid Scripture: The Bible in a Digital World. Fortress Press, 2017. ISBN: 978-1506407869.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
Hybrid (GD: 4/27 1–5PM; 4/28 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 27, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 28, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 15/19
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. Normally, Pastoral Theology and Care is a prerequisite for all other courses in the area. Requests for exceptions should go to the area faculty before registration.

IST 2061 1
ELECTIVE
Ministry Praxis: Funerals Ministry Praxis: Funerals
Hybrid (GD: 4/20 1–4:30PM; 4/21 9AM–4:30PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Phil Campbell

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 20, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, Apr 21, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 31/32
Ministry Praxis Seminars are one hour weekend courses offered quarterly that focus on specific aspects of the practice of ministry with attention given to the integration of theory and practice. Topics will vary and may include issues such as life cycle rituals, budgeting and finance, ministry in particular settings, etc. The course may be repeated for credit.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Meet. Dates: Sat, May 05, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Fri, May 11, 01:00–04:30PM
Sat, May 12, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Enrollment: 8/25
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 2174 1
HIDEPTH
Jesus in Christian History Jesus in Christian History
Hybrid (GD: 4/27 1–5PM; 4/28 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Timothy Bryan

Adv. Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 27, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 28, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 18/19
Jesus. The religious authorities questioned him. His own disciples wondered about him. The people sometimes flocked to him. Some saw him as a charismatic, miracle-working prophet. Others considered him a subversive. After his execution, early missives and gospel narratives reflected on his life, his teachings, and his true nature. Those kinds of reflections have persisted to this day. This course will study the images of Jesus that have emerged throughout the history of Christianity, examining the scholarly conclusions about Jesus in the first century, detailing the early church’s theological debates about who he was to God and what he was himself, and analyzing impressions of him culturally, artistically, and theologically throughout the early, medieval, Reformation, and modern periods, with particular focus on the cultural, social, and political factors that generated or were impacted by those diverse images of Jesus.

IST 3038 1
CRDEPTH
Buddhist Philosophy Buddhist Philosophy
Hybrid (GD: 4/27 1–5PM; 4/28 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 27, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 28, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 19/19
An introduction to the Buddhist philosophical tradition that covers both the different philosophical movements within Buddhism as schools of thoughts and major philosophical issues, such as the theory of karma and determinism, the nature of mind, proofs for past and future lives, theories of knowledge, ethics, the doctrine of emptiness and the nature of enlightenment.
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IST 3120 1
TXDEPTH
NT Lit: Synoptic Gospels NT Lit: Synoptic Gospels
Hybrid (GD: 4/27 1–5PM; 4/28 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Danny Yencich

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 26–Jun 01, 2018
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 27, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 28, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Enrollment: 13/19
A survey of the early gospel/Jesus tradition, focusing especially on the canonical gospels and their interpretation using traditional methods (historical-critical, literary, etc.) as well as contemporary approaches.

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