IST 2107 1
IST2107
Min. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings Min. Prx: Pre Marit. Counsel. & Weddings
Hybrid (GD: 4/20 1–5PM)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: MinPrax: PreMarC & Wedngs
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Mon, Apr 20, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 2
Online & 4/20 1-5 -- Through the integration of theology, theory, and practice, this course will invite students to consider and analyze the minister’s role in planning and carrying out weddings and premarital counseling. Much of the course will take place online, which is why the in-person meeting takes place only on Monday, April 20, 1-5pm.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 2221 1
SJEPRAX
SJE Prx: Working Faith & Justice SJE Prx: Working Faith & Justice
Hybrid (GD: 4/20 8AM–5PM; 4/21 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
2 cr.
Jackson;
Leath

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Mon, Apr 20, 08:00AM–05:00PM
Tue, Apr 21, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
OL & 4/20 8a-5p, 4/21 8-12p -- Activism and faith go hand in hand. This course will be about the intersections between these worlds. We will discuss the extension of faith as a revolutionary tool for healing and human connectivity. What does it mean to be an apostle of liberation? From Ferguson to Palestine what does freedom look like? This course will offer practical skills and resources for those who work at this activism and faith intersection. A majority of this class will take place during the in-person sessions, which is why it meets for a full day and a half during Gathering Days.

IST 2019 1
IST2019
Preaching & Spiritual Leadership Preaching & Spiritual Leadership
Hybrid (GD: 4/21 1–5PM; 4/22 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Preachg& Spiritual Ldrshp
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 21, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 22, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/21 1-5p, 4/22 8a-12 -- We are living in a world of complexity and polarization, culturally and religiously, as well as socio-politically. Our society desperately needs mature spiritual leadership that guides people in the process of discernment and to live it out faithfully. This course takes this situation seriously and focuses on preaching as an art of spiritual leadership. It aims to help students equip themselves as spiritual leaders and enhance their unique voices by deepening their understanding of spirituality and practicing their spiritual leadership through preaching. Designed for those who wish to become great spiritual preachers, this course uses a variety of pedagogical approaches: group discussions, self-reflection on spirituality, surveys of congregational spiritual types, preaching workshops, and sermon evaluations.
Find out more about Eunjoo Kim.

IST 2088 1
IST2088
Christology Christology
Hybrid (GD: 4/21 1–5PM; 4/22 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
David Scott

Adv. Req.: Christology
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 21, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 22, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/21 1-5, 4/22 8a-12p -- Understandings of Christ and salvation in Christian theology.

IST 2500 1
HIINTRO
Intro History of Christianity Intro History of Christianity
Hybrid (GD: 4/21 1–5PM; 4/22 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Intro to History
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 21, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 22, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/21 1-5, 4/22 8a-12p -- 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 3141 1
IST3141
Hebrew Bible Lit: Psalms Hebrew Bible Lit: Psalms
Hybrid (GD: 4/21 1–5PM; 4/22 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Hebrew Bible Lit:Psalms
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Tue, Apr 21, 01:00–05:00PM
Wed, Apr 22, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
OL & 4/21 1-5, 4/22 8a-12p -- Interpretation of selected Hebrew Bible literature. Each course focuses on a book or selected topic. Different courses are offered each year. Intro to the Hebrew Bible is a prerequisite for all Hebrew Bible literature courses.
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

IST 2005 1
SEEAA
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jennifer Leath

Adv. Req.: Eth. Analysis & Advocacy
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/22 1-5, 4/23 8a-12p -- 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 2128 1
ELECTIVE
Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/22 1-5, 4/23 8a-12p -- 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. It is strongly recommended that students take this class in their final term before graduation as it is designed to help with their pastoral appointment.

IST 2172 1
IST2172
Congreg. Educ. & Spiritual. Formation Congreg. Educ. & Spiritual. Formation
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Katherine Turpin

Adv. Req.: Cong.Ed.& Spirit. Form.
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/22 1-5, 4/23 8a-12p -- This course explores the role of the local congregation as a formative and transformative environment for faith, commitment, and knowledge of the religious tradition. the educative work of the local congregation has been deeply challenged by a culture in which institutional affiliation has become less important. Additionally, persistent cultural norms of racism, heterosexism, classism, and other unjust structures creates important tasks for the work of formation in the local congregation. Throughout the quarter, students will explore existing alternatives for engaging in educational ministry in the context of the local congregation, both formally published academic resources and the grassroots experimentation documented online. Through careful critical engagement with these approaches, students will articulate their own theories and goals for formation and transformation of participants in congregational life and create innovative approaches to shaping this formative environment within their own vocational trajectory.
Find out more about Katherine Turpin.

IST 3168 1
ELECTIVE
Being Human in the Bible Being Human in the Bible
Hybrid (GD: 4/22 1–5PM; 4/23 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Wed, Apr 22, 01:00–05:00PM
Thu, Apr 23, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/22 1-5, 4/23 8a-12p -- What does it mean to be human, according to the biblical writers? This is both a simple and complicated question to ask, much less answer. How it is addressed has important consequences. A range of perspectives and answers to the question therefore will be taken up in this course. These can include life and death, gender and sexuality, technology, education, family relations, politics, peoplehood, ecology, human vs. animal, philosophy, and economics. These perspectives and answers are engaged in pursuit of gaining a greater appreciation for how one might think through this question.
Find out more about Mark George.

IST 2004 1
BINTINTR
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Intro to New Testament
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/23 1-5, 4/24 8a-12p -- 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 Pam Eisenbaum.

IST 3038 1
IST3038
Buddhist Philosophy Buddhist Philosophy
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Buddhist Philosophy
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/23 1-5, 4/24 8a-12p -- 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.
Find out more about Jacob Kinnard.

IST 3085 1
IST3085
Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Liberal &Evangel. Protest
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/23 1-5, 4/24 8a-12p -- This course compares liberal and evangelical forms of Protestantism in the United States, drawing on both scholarly analysis and popular works. Topics of focus include interpretations of the Bible, race, gender, politics, and science.
Find out more about Tony Alumkal.

IST 3140 1
IST3140
Jewish Christian Relations 50 500 C. E. Jewish Christian Relations 50 500 C. E.
Hybrid (GD: 4/23 1–5PM; 4/24 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Jew.Christn.Rela,50-500CE
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Thu, Apr 23, 01:00–05:00PM
Fri, Apr 24, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Intro/Hist.Chri
Online & 4/23 1-5, 4/24 8a-12p -- This course considers the “parting of the ways” between Judaism and Christianity, beginning with the tumultuous first century (the Jewish War and the beginnings of the Jesus tradition) and continuing through the synthesis of Christianity and Empire in late antiquity. Along the way, we will consider how Christianity and Judaism emerged from a common matrix, influenced and co-created each other, and Othered each other in their processes of self-definition. We will attend especially to the problems with the “World Religions” model, ancient identity formation, the origins of Christian anti-Semitism, the effects of empire and diaspora, and modern attempts to explain the “parting.”
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 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 24, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 25, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/24 1-5, 4/25 8a-12p -- 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 2026 1
ELECTIVE
U. M. Polity for Leadership U. M. Polity for Leadership
Hybrid (GD: 4/24 1–5PM; 4/25 8AM–Noon)
Hybrid
4 cr.
Elyse Ambrose

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 23–May 29, 2020
Gath. Dates: Fri, Apr 24, 01:00–05:00PM
Sat, Apr 25, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Online & 4/24 1-5, 4/25 8a-12p -- 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).

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