IST 2005 1
SEEAA
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Eth. Analysis & Advocacy
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 4/23 1-5, 4/24 8-12 -- 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 Jennifer Leath.

IST 2026 1
ELECTIVE
U. M. Polity for Leadership U. M. Polity for Leadership
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 4/23 1-5, 4/24 8-12 -- Organization and methodology of The United Methodist Church. This course meets the disciplinary requirement for diaconal ministry or ordination to elder or permanent deacon in the U.M.C. (offered each year).
Find out more about Cathie Kelsey.

IST 2500 1
HIINTRO
Intro History of Christianity Intro History of Christianity
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Intro to History
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 202
Online & 4/23 1-5, 4/24 8-12 -- This course introduces students to the broad outlines of the history of Christianity with an emphasis on major historical developments, and on the emergence of both local and trans-local expressions of religious traditions. Students will examine and discuss a series of historical case studies, derived from primary and secondary sources, covering different periods and themes, beliefs and practices, controversies and compromises, and key religious figures. Students will apply their learning from the case studies to a broad understanding of how different social, cross-cultural, institutional and intellectual patterns have shaped the diversity and complexity of the Christian historical and religious tradition.

IST 3072 1
IST3072
Ancient & Emerging Practices Ancient & Emerging Practices
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Ancient & Emerging Pract.
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
Online & 4/23 1-5, 4/24 8-12 -- This course examines ancient Christian practices and engages the ways these practices are or could be re-imagined for contemporary and emerging Christian communities.
Find out more about Eric Smith.

IST 2012 1
PTC
Pastoral Theology & Care Pastoral Theology & Care
Hybrid (GD: 4/24 1–5PM; 4/25 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Ruben Arjona Mejia

Adv. Req.: Intro Pastor Theol Care
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 24, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 25, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212
Online & 4/24 1-5, 4/25 8-12 -- 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.
Find out more about Ruben Arjona Mejia.

IST 2080 1
RPPT
Practical Theology Practical Theology
Hybrid (GD: 4/24 1–5PM; 4/25 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Practical Theology
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 24, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 25, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 4/24 1-5, 4/25 8-12 -- This course explores models of practical theological reflection and methods of reflective professional practice as frameworks for religious leadership in the variety of contexts in which students will work. Students will be introduced to disciplined modes of embodying the integration of theory and praxis that allow them to place their coursework across the curriculum into regular conversation with their practice as religious leaders and ministry professionals in a variety of institutional and cultural contexts.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 2128 1
ELECTIVE
Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts
Hybrid (GD: 4/24 1–5PM; 4/25 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 24, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 25, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
Online & 4/24 1-5, 4/25 8-12 -- 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 3125 1
TXDEPTH
H. B. Lit: Book of Job H. B. Lit: Book of Job
Hybrid (GD: 4/24 1–5PM; 4/25 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Sacred Texts Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 24, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 25, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 4/24 1-5, 4/25 8-12 -- The book of Job raises a number of theological issues, including theodicy and the nature of God, the reasons why people worship God, and how humans address God. This course will explore several of the themes and issues raised in this provocative book.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 2004 1
BINTINTR
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
Hybrid (GD: 4/25 1–5PM; 4/26 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Intro to New Testament
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 25, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 26, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Online & 4/25 1-5, 4/26 8-12 -- 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 2163 1
IST2163
Religious Leadership Digital Age Religious Leadership Digital Age
Hybrid (GD: 4/25 1–5PM; 4/26 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jeffrey Mahan

Adv. Req.: Rel. Leadership/Dig. Age
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 25, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 26, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 201
Online & 4/25 1-5, 4/26 8-12 -- Religious traditions, practices, and institutes exist in and are shaped by specific media contexts, and significant media change offers both new opportunities and challenges for religious leadership. This course helps participants think about the nature of church and other religious communities and institutions, the locations of religious practice, the role of religion in society, and the construction of religious identity in digital culture. Participants prepare for transformative leadership in existing and emerging religious communities.
Find out more about Jeffrey Mahan.

IST 3035 1
PRDEPTH
Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct. Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct.
Hybrid (GD: 4/25 1–5PM; 4/26 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 25, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 26, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301 & Chapel
Online & 4/25 1-5, 4/26 8-12 -- 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 3010 1
IST3010
Pilgrimage Comparative Perspective Pilgrimage Comparative Perspective
Hybrid (GD: 4/26 1–5PM; 4/27 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Pilgrimage/Comp. Persp.
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 26, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 27, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
Online & 4/26 1-5, 4/27 8-12 -- This is a comparative course that examines the dynamics of pilgrimage from a number of different angles - theoretical, doctrinal, ritual, social - and which utilizes a variety of sources - including classical, ethnographic studies of actual pilgrimages, and focused studies of particular pilgrimage places - with the goal of gaining a thorough understanding of the phenomena of pilgrimage in all of its complexity. (THEO 6447)
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 3112 1
IST3112
Theologies of Vulnerability and Dependency Theologies of Vulnerability and Dependency
Hybrid (GD: 4/26 1–5PM; 4/27 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
David Scott

Adv. Req.: Theol./Vulner. & Depend.
Crs. Dates: Mar 25–May 31, 2019
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 26, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 27, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bartlett Lounge
Online & 4/26 1-5, 4/27 8-12 -- Using the category of "disability" as a starting point, this seminar examines constructive theologies in which attention to human vulnerability, limitation, and interdependence is fundamental to religious thought and practice. It presents "ableism" as a form of social injustice, emphasizing its intersections with other forms of oppression. It names Christianity's past and present complicity in ableism, while also highlighting the tradition's resources for effective opposition. Consideration expands beyond persons with disabilities to include common phases of life like infancy and frail old age. The course's primary aim is to equip students to articulate theologies that affirm that which ableism devalues.

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