Iliff Fall 2014 Course Schedule

Iliff - Fall 2014

Advising Req.: Past Spir Care Depth Elec
Enrollment: 23/30

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Theological bases of pastoral care. Contributions of contemporary pastoral care to theology.


Find out more about Larry Graham.

Advising Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Enrollment: 12/25

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Seeing and Believing uses the aesthetic, theological and cultural study of film as the lens through which to think about the substance and definition of religion, the ways in which it is studied and practiced, and to build the core skills to be a successful student at Iliff. As a first year interdisciplinary class, this course also provides orientation to the academic practices of graduate theological education, including reading complex theoretical primary texts and engaging in independent research and writing.


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Internship phase 1
Enrollment: 7/8

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


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


Advising Req.: Internship phase 1
Enrollment: 7/8

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


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


Advising Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Enrollment: 28/30

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


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.


Find out more about Larry Graham.

Advising Req.: Foundations of SC
Enrollment: 10/18

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


An interdisciplinary critical review of social change strategies and their historical and contemporary contexts. Students will identify and share their own motivations for social change as part of a critical attempt to identify and understand the meaning systems behind social change strategies such as: social movements, legislative and political systems, violence-based conflict, market systems and economics, education and multimedia, direct service, and alternative communities.


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 4/6

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 4/6

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 6/6

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 6/7

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.


Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 8/18

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


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).


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 3/6

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


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.

Advising Req.: Relig Practices Breadth
Enrollment: 6/12

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Exploration of biblical and theological understandings of preaching, enabling students to develop skills in the preparation and delivery of sermons utilizing cross-cultural and interdisciplinary resources. Opportunities for preaching and peer evaluation. Preliminary study in biblical exegesis or theology is strongly encouraged. Normally, Preaching in Christian Communities is a prerequisite for all other courses in the area of preaching. Petitions for exceptions should go to the area faculty before registration.


Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

Advising Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Enrollment: 10/40

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


A survey of the world views of Native American people as these pertain to both inter-tribal beliefs and Native American ceremonial life, with an attempt to show how Native American practice proceeds from their world view.


Find out more about Tink Tinker.

Advising Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Enrollment: 13/25

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


This course will examine bestselling non-fiction books associated with liberal, evangelical, and emerging Protestant communities. We will discuss with theological ideas, find a large audiences, and why. We will also discuss how theology gets packaged and marketed to popular audiences.


Find out more about Antony Alumkal.

Advising Req.: Social Change Seminars
Enrollment: 11/35

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


An in-depth and interdisciplinary exploration and analysis of a variety of topics pertaining to individual and collective social change experiences, strategies, and practices.


Find out more about Edward Antonio.

Advising Req.: Historical Dev Breadth
Enrollment: 18/40

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


An introduction to the social, institutional, and intellectual history of Christianity in Europe from the beginnings through the century following the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Topics include: context and origins, structures of worship and ministry in the early church, persecution and martyrdom, early Christian thought and Greek philosophy, unity and diversity in early Christianity, orthodoxy and heresy, the rise of Constantine the Great, the Arian controversy and the Council of Nicea, early ascetic movements, and the theology of Augustine.


Advising Req.: Sacred Texts Breadth
Enrollment: 14/40

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


An introduction to the literature and history of ancient Israel and early Judaism with special attention to the various methods appropriate to studying the Hebrew Bible.


Find out more about Mark George.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 1/40

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014

Prerequisite: Intro to N.T. or New Test I


This seminar examines the Jewish and Greco-Roman context of New Testament literature and Christian Origins.


Find out more about Pamela Eisenbaum.

Advising Req.: MA Seminar 1
Enrollment: 2/10

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


One of two required 4 credit courses taking place over two quarters. They each meet for four hours per week in a seminar setting. Its purpose is to introduce students to the study of religion, its history, approaches and contemporary issues. It also introduces students to their particular sub-disciplines, enabling them to locate themselves within their particular fields. It works with students to develop research skills, identify thesis topics and develop a programmatic identity as MA students. Both seminars are required of all MA students. The MA Seminars are typically offered Fall and Winter Quarter each year.


Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

Advising Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Enrollment: 10/15

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Looks at the emergence of Christianity in the modern world, from the colonialism of the late fifteenth century to Christianities in the Americas, Asia and Africa. An examination of the Aboriginal-Euro-African culture of North America; the impact of Christian missions on indigenous cultures and religions; Christianity in Latin America, Asia and Africa, and the non-Christian world; contemporary theologies in their various contexts.


Find out more about Tink Tinker.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 10/25

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Introduction to grammar of Biblical Hebrew for translation and exegetical study (offered every other year).


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


DU course


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 7/8

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.


Advising Req.: Internship phase 1
Enrollment: 6/8

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


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


Advising Req.: Comp Relig Trads Breadth
Enrollment: 23/35

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


A common term in religious discourse is “sacred space.” One hears it used both in casual discussions and scholarly analysis. But what does this term actually mean? What constitutes the “sacred” as it relates to places and spaces? How does a place or space become and continue to be sacred? What sorts of rituals and religious practices are performed there? What are the mythological and social and historical particularities of a particular space or place? Are sacred spaces and places fundamentally the same, or different, from one another, and how do we compare them? These are only some of the questions we will be interested in asking this quarter. They will inform our analysis and discussion of sacred space and place as we pursue these ideas and topics. Through close readings and discussions of primary and secondary texts, we will attempt to articulate a comparative approach to sacred space and place. We also will attempt to map out a basic theoretical and methodological approach to sacred space and place. Finally, we will consider what sorts of results we achieve if we undertake a comparative analysis of sacred space and place.


Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 11/13

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


A brief examination of various financial management concepts relevant to church leaders, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and various social and community activist positions. The class will explore important debt, equity, and fundraising issues critical to success in these fields and introduce basic financial terms such as forecasting, budgeting, and cash flow.


Advising Req.: Constructive Theo Depth
Enrollment: 13/16

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014

Prerequisite: THBRDTH requirement met


What does it mean to be human? After a brief survey of traditional Christian answers to this question we will focus on the theological anthropology that has become the de facto theory of human nature since the emergence of the modern western world in the early 19th century. Theological anthropology can be the driver of other doctrines in a systematic theology; it also underpins work not necessarily seen as theological, such as ethics, development, and human rights. A rich understanding of this anthropology will be necessary for theological reflection in our current context.


Find out more about Theodore Vial.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 5/35

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


The monasteries, cathedral schools, and the emerging universities and mendicant houses of the Middle Ages promoted learning and piety. The newly translated Greek philosophical texts (especially the works of Aristotle), and Jewish and Islamic commentaries stimulated new concepts and language, while raising questions about the interplay between Reason and Revelation. However, at its core, theology in the medieval period continued to be grounded in the Bible, the writings of the Early Church (especially Augustine), the ecumenical creeds and worship. It was essentially the pursuit of wisdom to organize the doctrines of the church, to teach the faithful, prepare preachers, deal with heresies, and, most importantly, to contemplate and experience God more fully. For the monks, friars, church leaders, and mystics learning and erudition was an act of piety. This course will also investigate the theological methods and insights of the medieval period, with particular emphasis on Abelard, Bonaventure, Aquinas, and William of Ockham.


Advising Req.: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Enrollment: 20/25

Meeting Dates: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, Oct 6-8, 10-11, 8:00AM-12:30PM


Debates over biblical authority within Christianity and in the public square are common place in American society. Such debates have a long history. "Biblical Authority and Interpretation" examines a wide range of perspectives on scriptural authority and interpretation from the history of Christianity and beyond. Engaging with such a variety of attitudes toward the Bible, its translation, and interpretation will help students think critically about their own use of scripture, and begin to articulate thoughtfully their own positions on the uses of Scripture in our contemporary world.


Find out more about Theodore Vial.

Advising Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Enrollment: 12/18

Meeting Dates: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, Oct 6-8, 10-11, 2:00PM-5:00PM


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.


Advising Req.: Social Change Praxis
Enrollment: 20/20

Meeting Dates: Sat, Sep 20, 9:00AM-4:30PM
Sat, Oct 4, 9:00AM-4:30PM
Sat, Oct 18, 9:00AM-4:30PM


This course will look at ways of constructively confronting identity-base conflicts and the interpersonal, national, and international levels. We will start by examining our own conflicts- determining factors that "get us into trouble" and how to navigate those challenges to avoid conflict when possible, and to transform it when it occurs. We will then examine deep rooted conflicts within the U.S. context as well as abroad, focusing particularly on conflict transformation strategies employed by religious peace-builders that can be used in both religious and secular contexts.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 25/26

Meeting Dates: Fri, Oct 24, 1:00PM-4:30PM
Sat, Oct 25, 9:00AM-4:30PM


This praxis course will help future congregational and non-profit leaders learn fundraising methodologies grounded in the theology of Christian Stewardship and general principles of Philanthropy. Core themes are rooted in developing a spiritual and philanthropic cultural mindset of abundance that frees the individual and community from "scarcity mindedness," which is the fear of "never having enough." This approach regards fundraising and stewardship as a form of ministry that is deeply rooted in the Gospel and thus an aspect of pastoral care and leadership. Persons from other religious traditions will find a theological basis within their core belief system to undergird their fundraising praxis.


Advising Req.: Identity, Power & Diff
Enrollment: 13/18

Meeting Dates: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, Oct 6-8, 10-11, 2:00PM-5:00PM


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.


Advising Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Enrollment: 1/5

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


MA Thesis Project/Research


Find out more about Theodore Vial.

Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 5/6

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.


Advising Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Enrollment: 18/18

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014

Gathering Days: Thu, Oct 9, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Fri, Oct 10, 8:00AM-Noon


Taking as its material the Gospel of John, this course will cover strategies and methods for exegesis in the task of composing sermons. Students will employ a variety of critical tools and readings to develop sermon ideas and full sermons, providing valuable skills and experience for those interested in entering parish ministry, or those simply interested in biblical exegesis.


Advising Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Enrollment: 3/3

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


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


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Enrollment: 13/12

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014

Gathering Days: Wed, Oct 8, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Thu, Oct 9, 8:00AM-Noon


The focus of this course is on the self-understanding of the preacher. Using the tool of the Enneagram to understand personality type, students will increase self-awareness in order to preach more authentically.


Advising Req.: Pastoral/Spirtiual Care
Enrollment: 23/23

Course Dates: Sep 08-Oct 18, 2014

Gathering Days: Fri, Oct 17, 9:00AM-4:30PM
Sat, Oct 18, 9:00AM-Noon


Spiritual struggles arise from conflicts (1) within oneself, particularly one’s values, (2) between oneself and God for those in theocentric religious traditions, and (3) between oneself and one’s significant religious and spiritual communities. Spiritual struggles “are defined as religious/spiritual expressions that reflect a religious/spiritual system in tension and turmoil” (Ano & Pargament, 2012, p. 419). Spiritual struggles “embody fundamental questions about the ultimate benevolence, fairness, and meaningfulness of the world…” (Pargament, Murray-Swank, Magyar, & Ano, 2005, p. 254). When spiritual struggles become chronic they decrease spiritual, physical, and relational well -being. This praxis will explore spiritual struggles both in caregivers and care seekers from theological, psychological, and cultural perspectives. The goal of such exploration is liberative spiritual integration of spiritual struggles. This praxis is designed for pastoral and spiritual caregivers and for those interested in spiritually-orienting counseling.


Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

Advising Req.: Comp Relig Trads Depth
Enrollment: 16/18

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014

Gathering Days: Fri, Oct 10, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Sat, Oct 11, 8:00AM-Noon


This course examines issues surrounding gender and sexuality in Islam. Through a close reading of religious texts, critiques of patriarchy, and historical studies, students will be challenged to think critically about the construction of gender roles and the regulation of sexual practices in Islam. By the conclusion of the class, students will have gained insight and understanding regarding the ways modernity has radically altered norms surrounding gender and sexual preference in Muslim-majority societies.


Find out more about Sophia Arjana.

Advising Req.: C&G Phase 2
Enrollment: 7/35

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Consultation and Guidance- Phase II


Advising Req.: C&G Phase 3
Enrollment: 1/35

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Consultation and Formation- Phase III


Advising Req.: MA/MTS Proposal Seminar
Enrollment: 6/18

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


This course is designed to provide support and structure to students in the first phrases of thesis development. Assignments will be geared toward teaching effective and sophisticated research practices as well as writing and argumentation skills. In this class, students will define and refine their topic, thesis, and points of evidence in order to produce a proposal and a detailed outline of the thesis. Note: students will be expected to consult with a faculty advisor and a second reader at two points in the quarter. Within the first two weeks of the quarter, students should plan to discuss the viability and scope of their topic. After submitting their proposal at mid-quarter, they should seek their faculty readers’ guidance to refine and revise the proposal and discuss the next phases of thesis development.


Advising Req.: Internship phase 1
Enrollment: 7/7

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


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


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 25/30

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


English Methodism to the death of John Wesley; the United Methodist tradition in North America; racial and ethnic diversity and the role of women in United Methodism. This course meets the disciplinary requirements for ordination. Offered each year.


Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 19/19

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Combining a cultural/critical studies theoretical approach with primary media and secondary theology-about-media, this class will not only survey manifestations of religion in popular culture but also consider the role of religion and media in society. The class will further think together about the way media is used and interpreted not only as individuals but in communities. We will work together to explore questions about the role of mass media in contemporary society, the further development of one’s own understanding of religion and particular theology, and how to (and how not to) use mass media in professional religious, nonprofit, and academic settings. The final position paper will use the studied theories of media criticism and definitions of religion to examine critically a media artifact of your choice.


Advising Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Enrollment: 7/8

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


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


Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

Advising Req.: Historical Dev Breadth
Enrollment: 14/19

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014

Gathering Days: Fri, Oct 10, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Sat, Oct 11, 8:00AM-Noon


This course will begin with a survey of the Hellenistic schools of philosophy and Greco-Roman religions. It will then survey major early Christian authors (through Gregory I) with an eye to how they adopted, adapted, and/or rejected elements of the classical tradition. Key questions will be: What elements from the classical tradition had the greatest influence on developing Christian theologies and praxis? How did Christianity distinguish itself from other religions and philosophies? In what ways did Christian intellectuals interact with their "pagan" counterparts?


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 1/1

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Two year weekly training program leading to certification as a spiritual director. Iliff degree students may earn up to 8 credit hours over the two years. The program broadens and personalizes students’ understanding of Christian beliefs and trains students who discern a call to become spiritual directors in practices of listening and discernment. Students apply directly to BSFP for admission.


Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

Advising Req.: Internship phase 1
Enrollment: 8/7

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


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


Advising Req.: Internship phase 1
Enrollment: 7/7

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


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


Advising Req.: Historical Dev Depth
Enrollment: 17/19

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


This course argues that English Christianity has always been in the process of reformation. The Venerable Bede in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People documents this tendency in the early middle ages. Henry VIII's reforming turn, the reforms sought by John Wesley and by John Henry Newman continued the process. Current upheavals in the post colonial era constitute a new chapter in a reformation still underway.


Advising Req.: Constructive Theo Breadth
Enrollment: 19/19

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Understandings of Christ and salvation in Christian theology.


Find out more about Edward Antonio.

Advising Req.: Pastoral/Spirtiual Care
Enrollment: 32/32

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Students will form both an accountability/support group and peer counseling relationships in which they evaluate how they habitually cope with stress, including how they draw upon religion and spirituality.


Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 19/19

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


This course explores how justice might be defined, sought and made through the use of storytelling and narrative forms of various types: such as historical record, education, the autobiographical nature of resistance to oppression, socio-political commentary as story, narrative clarification of individual and community values, including preservation of culture, motivation for the work of justice, and the creation of community itself through story. The course includes storytelling perspectives such as oral history and tradition, narrative theory, auto/biography, and performance/theatre. Using multiple storytelling and narrative platforms, students will examine others’ stories and narratives of justice-seeking-and-making and create and examine their own.


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 6/6

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.


Advising Req.: C&G Phase 1
Enrollment: 16/25

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


Consultation and Guidance- Phase I


Advising Req.: Vocation and Orientation
Enrollment: 6/6

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


The course allows students to explore the ongoing process of vocational discernment, with particular attention to how vocational journeys intersect with the experience of formal theological education.


Advising Req.: Elective Course
Enrollment: 6/18

Course Dates: Sep 08-Nov 14, 2014


This course offers an introduction to the critical questions, disciplinary perspectives, and skills needed for initial engagement with graduate theological education. It serves not only as an introduction to the Iliff curriculum and faculty, but also to broader issues of theories, approaches, and disciplinary boundaries within the field. This course is designed to be particularly useful for students in their first two terms at Iliff and will use extensive audio interviews with the Iliff Faculty in order to introduce students to the relevant academic profiles of individual faculty members.