IST 2500 1
HIINTRO
Intro History of Christianity Intro History of Christianity
R 08:30AM–Noon
4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Intro to History
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
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.

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INTRN3
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
W 09:00–10:15AM
4 cr.
Val Jackson

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
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 meet online and on Zoom every other week for 75 minutes 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.

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INTRN3
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
W 09:00–10:15AM
4 cr.
Samantha Joo

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
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 meet online and on Zoom every other week for 75 minutes 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.

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INTRN3
Internship Seminar Internship Seminar
W 09:00–10:15AM
4 cr.
Anthony Hill

Adv. Req.: Internship phase 3
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Internship Sem.
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 meet online and on Zoom every other week for 75 minutes 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.

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IPVC3
Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community
W 10:00AM–Noon
2 cr.
Jared Vazquez

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom3
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 2
Room: Bacon 218
Prereqs: IPVC2
IPVC Fall&Wintr
The three course sequence of "Identity, Power, and Vocation in Community" (IPVC) cultivates students’ ability to engage in social and theological analysis about social structures, ideologies, and embodied practices that lead to domination or oppression. It facilitates critical thinking about social locations, power and privilege, and what effect these have on students' vocational paths. The course takes the perspective that this sort of analysis, engaged in community and supported with spiritual practices, is crucial to serving effectively in today’s complex social environment. It encourages students to deepen their commitment to dismantling privilege and oppression at individual, institutional, and societal levels.

IST 2041 1
SEEAA
Exploring Womanist Perspectives: A Practice in Solidarity Exploring Womanist Perspectives: A Practice in Solidarity
11:00AM–01:00PM
4 cr.
Elyse Ambrose

Adv. Req.: Eth. Analysis & Advocacy
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
This course examines womanist theory and practice in response to evil and suffering, and toward hope and communal thriving. Despite patriarchy, anti-black racism, heterosexism and cissexism, and violations of our natural world, womanist perspectives offer theological and ethical counters to death-dealing structures toward life and liberation for black women and all oppressed peoples. This course offers an opportunity for students to engage womanism with an aim toward exploring how a practicable and intellectual commitment to solidarity with womanist scholarship and praxis might be embodied for collective healing and wholeness.

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IST3010
Pilgrimage Comparative Perspective Pilgrimage Comparative Perspective
T 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Jacob Kinnard

Adv. Req.: Pilgrimage/Comp. Persp.
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
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 3157 1
CTUPPER
Race, Religion and Constructive Theologies Race, Religion and Constructive Theologies
W 01:00–04:30PM
4 cr.
Girim Jung

Adv. Req.: CT Upper Level
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
Room: Shattuck Hall
/ Cancelled -- What does constructive theology have to do with race, non-Christian religions/spiritualities, and other categories of political and cultural subjectivation? This course examines different constructive treatments of race, gender, class, culture, and religions by white and Global Majority constructive theologians and theorists/discourses that they draw from. Weekly course topics/readings will pair a constructive theologian with theoretical texts they draw from in their theological construction. Students will analyze how theologians draw from each respective discourse and note the limitations in applying/adapting those insights into traditional systematic and contemporary constructive theological projects. In addition, students will construct their own theological responses to subjectivation that is applicable to their own communal/ecclesial contexts.

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IST2070
Jonah & Its Afterlives Jonah & Its Afterlives
R 01:00–04:30PM
2 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Jonah & Its Afterlives
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–May 01, 2022
Credits: 2
Room: Bacon 218
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 2005 1
SEEAA
Ethical Analysis and Advocacy Ethical Analysis and Advocacy
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4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Eth. Analysis & Advocacy
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
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.

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IST2021
Spiritual Care in Death & Dying, Grief & Loss Spiritual Care in Death & Dying, Grief & ...
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4 cr.
Kelly Arora

Adv. Req.: SC/Death & Dying
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
Students will examine literature, films and art to engage multi-layered experiences of death, dying, grief, and loss from caregiver and care seeker perspectives. They will develop self-awareness of their own values, beliefs, and responses to these experiences and practice offering spiritual care to persons and communities challenged by these experiences.

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ELECTIVE
United Church of Christ History United Church of Christ History
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4 cr.
David Bahr

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
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 2068 1
ELECTIVE
Unitarian Universalist History Unitarian Universalist History
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4 cr.
Kelly Dignan

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
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 2235 1
RECITAL
Master s Recital Master s Recital
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0 cr.
Ted Vial

Adv. Req.: Master's Recital
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 0
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 Ted Vial.

IST 2254 1
ELECTIVE
Earth Activism Earth Activism
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4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
What does it mean to act on behalf of the earth? What or who is the earth? How are we in solidarity with the earth, our local ecosystems, and the earth’s inhabitants, human and other-than-human? How do our religious beliefs, theology, and spiritual practices nourish or confine our relationship with what we call earth? How do we understand biodiversity and reckon with grief over species, climate, land and the cultural losses that result from earth’s destruction? How do we turn concern and grief into just action and just transition to a new way of being and living in community? In this course, we will consider these questions. We take into account our socially located individual and community identities, as well as examples from local to global eco-justice organizations and movements, to guide our study and reflection.

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IST2501
Justice & Spiritual Care Justice & Spiritual Care
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4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Justice & Spiritual Care
Credits: 4
This course on socially just spiritual care focuses on how social change leadership builds on capacities for spiritual self-differentiation within organizational systems. Course learning outcomes will be taught and assessed through peer experiential learning demonstrating self-differentiation using spiritual self-care practices that enhance healthy boundaries. With that foundation, the course will address the contextual shift from interpersonal caregiving to the structural considerations of collective care in social justice movement spaces.

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ELECTIVE
Contemporary Episcopal Ethics Independent Study Contemporary Episcopal Ethics Independent Study
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4 cr.
Austin Leininger

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
/ Independent Study --

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IST3126
Liberation Theologies Liberation Theologies
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4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Liberation Theologies
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
This course examines the emergence and development of the different manifestations of Liberation Theologies and global social protest. Special attention is given to texts and traditions from different ethnic and racial communities, both domestically and international; treating them as living changing heritages, in order to propose critical options which foster emancipatory practices in the contemporary struggle for justice. The course will concentrate on Liberation theologies, ethics, and hermeneutics.
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

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IST3128
Decolonizing Congregational Leadership Decolonizing Congregational Leadership
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4 cr.
Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Adv. Req.: Decolon.Cong.Ldrship
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
This course explores the applications of postcolonial and decolonial discourses to the theory and practice of parish leadership, particularly within Christian congregational contexts. Students will reflect on leadership praxis across several areas (i.e., Western constructions) of congregational life including: worship and liturgy, education and formation, organizational culture, and governance. The course engages students in critical reflection on one’s leadership identities, assumptions, and practices in the context of faith community, inviting possibilities for congregational transformation.
Find out more about Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi.

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IST3137
New Testament Greek Exegesis New Testament Greek Exegesis
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4 cr.
Justin Barber

Adv. Req.: NT Greek Exegesis
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
Continuation of Greek II with a focus on exegetical method (offered every other year).

IST 4004 1
CPE
Clinical Pastoral Education Clinical Pastoral Education
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8 cr.
Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi

Adv. Req.: Clin Pastoral Educ
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 8
Prereqs: Interdisciplinary Seminar
Completed 24 hours of coursework
Vocation and Orientation completed
Identity, Power, Vocation, and Community
Identity, Power and Difference completed
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, Pass/Fail
Find out more about Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi.

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

Adv. Req.: CPE Integration Praxis
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 2
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
MTS Thesis MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Amy Erickson

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Credits: 4
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Amy Erickson.

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IST5025
D Min Project Proposal Seminar D Min Project Proposal Seminar
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4 cr.
Jeremy Garber

Adv. Req.: DMin Project Proposal Sem
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 4
This required course in the Doctor of Ministry degree program will prepare students to submit their final project proposal, including scope and methodology of the project; an annotated bibliography and literature review; and attention to the ethics and legality of qualitative research.

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IST5995
D. Min. Project D. Min. Project
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0 cr.
Kylie Parish

Adv. Req.: DMin Project
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 0
The summative and culminating phase of the degree program. It is to be undertaken after the completion of coursework and the formal approval of the D.Min. Project Proposal, and after the student has come to an agreement with a Director from within the Iliff faculty.

IST 1102 2
IPVC3
Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community
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2 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom3
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 2
Prereqs: IPVC2
IPVC Fall&Wintr
The three course sequence of "Identity, Power, and Vocation in Community" (IPVC) cultivates students’ ability to engage in social and theological analysis about social structures, ideologies, and embodied practices that lead to domination or oppression. It facilitates critical thinking about social locations, power and privilege, and what effect these have on students' vocational paths. The course takes the perspective that this sort of analysis, engaged in community and supported with spiritual practices, is crucial to serving effectively in today’s complex social environment. It encourages students to deepen their commitment to dismantling privilege and oppression at individual, institutional, and societal levels.

IST 4995 2
THESIS
MTS Thesis MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Credits: 4
MA Thesis Project/Research

IST 1102 3
IPVC3
Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community
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2 cr.
Teresa Crist

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom3
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 2
Prereqs: IPVC2
IPVC Fall&Wintr
The three course sequence of "Identity, Power, and Vocation in Community" (IPVC) cultivates students’ ability to engage in social and theological analysis about social structures, ideologies, and embodied practices that lead to domination or oppression. It facilitates critical thinking about social locations, power and privilege, and what effect these have on students' vocational paths. The course takes the perspective that this sort of analysis, engaged in community and supported with spiritual practices, is crucial to serving effectively in today’s complex social environment. It encourages students to deepen their commitment to dismantling privilege and oppression at individual, institutional, and societal levels.

IST 4995 3
THESIS
MTS Thesis MTS Thesis
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4 cr.
Miguel De La Torre

Adv. Req.: Thesis 6000 words
Credits: 4
MA Thesis Project/Research
Find out more about Miguel De La Torre.

IST 1102 4
IPVC3
Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community Identity, Power, & Vocation in Community
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2 cr.
Rebecca Hensley

Adv. Req.: Identity,Power&Voc.inCom3
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Credits: 2
Prereqs: IPVC2
IPVC Fall&Wintr
The three course sequence of "Identity, Power, and Vocation in Community" (IPVC) cultivates students’ ability to engage in social and theological analysis about social structures, ideologies, and embodied practices that lead to domination or oppression. It facilitates critical thinking about social locations, power and privilege, and what effect these have on students' vocational paths. The course takes the perspective that this sort of analysis, engaged in community and supported with spiritual practices, is crucial to serving effectively in today’s complex social environment. It encourages students to deepen their commitment to dismantling privilege and oppression at individual, institutional, and societal levels.

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

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Tue, Apr 05, 05:00–06:15PM
Wed, May 18, 08:00–09:15AM
Tue, Apr 26, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
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 2234 1
SJEPRAX
Beyond Allyship in Gender Violence Movements Beyond Allyship in Gender Violence Movements
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2 cr.
Jess Li

Adv. Req.: Soc Just & Eth Praxis
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Tue, Mar 29, 05:30–06:45PM
Tue, Apr 12, 05:30–06:45PM
Tue, Apr 26, 05:30–06:45PM
Tue, May 10, 05:30–06:45PM
Tue, May 31, 05:30–06:45PM
Credits: 2

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RPPT
Practical Theology Practical Theology
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4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Practical Theology
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 06, 01:00–03:00PM
Credits: 4
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 Eunjoo Kim.

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IST2095
Spiritual Foundations Fundraising Spiritual Foundations Fundraising
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2 cr.
Richard Gianzero

Adv. Req.: Spirit.Found/Fundraising
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 06, 05:00–06:15PM
Thu, May 19, 08:00–09:15AM
Wed, Apr 27, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 2
Room: Library Portico
/ Closed -- 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.

IST 2510 1
CTINTRO
Introduction to Theology Introduction to Theology
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4 cr.
Philip Butler

Adv. Req.: Intro to Theology
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 06, 05:00–06:15PM
Thu, May 19, 08:00–09:15AM
Wed, Apr 27, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the goals, tasks, and basic content of Christian theology. In particular we will look at systematic theology, what it is, why it is important, how it works, and historical resources from the Christian tradition that are relevant to many vocations today.

IST 2560 1
Dismantling Justice Dismantling Justice
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4 cr.
Girim Jung

Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 06, 05:00–06:15PM
Thu, May 19, 08:00–09:15AM
Wed, Apr 27, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212

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IST3093
MoralStress,Resilience,Integration MoralStress,Resilience,Integration
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4 cr.
Carrie Doehring

Adv. Req.: Moral Stress, Res.,Integ.
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 06, 05:30–06:45PM
Wed, Apr 13, 05:30–06:45PM
Credits: 4
Prereqs: Past & Spr Care
Intro Pastor Theol Care
Moral stress arises from shame/guilt/fear of causing harm involving conflicts in values. Moral injury arises from traumatic stress that is more shame than fear based, and has been research extensively among military personnel. Spiritual integration of moral stress and injury uses spiritual practices and theological meaning-making to compassionately identify life-limiting embedded shame-based values, beliefs, and ways of coping with moral stress and injury (lived theologies) in order to compassionately understand the origins of moral stress and injury. Relational resilience is the outcome of spiritual integration based on spiritual practices fostering compassion and more complex theological ways of understanding moral conflicts, stress and injury. Prereq: IST 2012 Pastoral Theology and Care
Find out more about Carrie Doehring.

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IST3167
The Bible & Contemporary Issues The Bible & Contemporary Issues
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4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Bible & Contemporary Iss.
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 06, 05:00–06:15PM
Thu, May 19, 08:00–09:15AM
Wed, Apr 27, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
Using current events and issues as a starting point, various approaches for reading the Bible are studied to see how they help interpret the Bible in light of those issues. This course helps students learn more about exegesis and become more comfortable interpreting the Bible with scholarly tools along with understanding how these tools provide a means of addressing current issues with the Bible as a theological resource.
Find out more about Mark George.

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ELECTIVE
Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts Evangelism in Contemporary Contexts
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4 cr.
Tom Barlow

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Tue, Apr 05, 05:00–06:15PM
Wed, May 18, 08:00–09:15AM
Wed, Apr 27, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
/ Closed -- 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 2501 2
IST2501
Justice & Spiritual Care Justice & Spiritual Care
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4 cr.
Julie Todd

Adv. Req.: Justice & Spiritual Care
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Tue, Apr 05, 05:00–06:15PM
Wed, May 18, 08:00–09:15AM
Wed, Apr 27, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Library Portico
/ Closed -- This course on socially just spiritual care focuses on how social change leadership builds on capacities for spiritual self-differentiation within organizational systems. Course learning outcomes will be taught and assessed through peer experiential learning demonstrating self-differentiation using spiritual self-care practices that enhance healthy boundaries. With that foundation, the course will address the contextual shift from interpersonal caregiving to the structural considerations of collective care in social justice movement spaces.

IST 2004 1
BINTINTR
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
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4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Intro to New Testament
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Thu, Apr 07, 05:00–06:15PM
Fri, May 20, 08:00–09:15AM
Thu, Apr 28, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
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 3035 1
PRDEPTH
Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct. Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct.
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4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Thu, Apr 07, 05:00–07:00PM
Thu, Jun 02, 01:00–04:00PM
Thu, Apr 28, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Room: Iliff Hall 301
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.

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IST3085
Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US
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4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Liberal &Evangel. Protest
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Thu, Apr 07, 05:00–06:15PM
Fri, May 20, 08:00–09:15AM
Thu, Apr 28, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 212
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.

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IST2095
Spiritual Foundations Fundraising Spiritual Foundations Fundraising
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2 cr.
Richard Gianzero

Adv. Req.: Spirit.Found/Fundraising
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 06, 05:00–06:15PM
Thu, May 19, 08:00–09:15AM
Thu, Apr 28, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 2
Room: Library Portico
/ Closed -- 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.

IST 2510 2
CTINTRO
Introduction to Theology Introduction to Theology
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4 cr.
Philip Butler

Adv. Req.: Intro to Theology
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 06, 05:00–06:15PM
Thu, May 19, 08:00–09:15AM
Thu, Apr 28, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the goals, tasks, and basic content of Christian theology. In particular we will look at systematic theology, what it is, why it is important, how it works, and historical resources from the Christian tradition that are relevant to many vocations today.

IST 2560 2
Dismantling Justice Dismantling Justice
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4 cr.
Girim Jung

Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 06, 05:00–06:15PM
Thu, May 19, 08:00–09:15AM
Thu, Apr 28, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
/ Closed --

IST 3167 2
IST3167
The Bible & Contemporary Issues The Bible & Contemporary Issues
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4 cr.
Mark George

Adv. Req.: Bible & Contemporary Iss.
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Wed, Apr 06, 05:00–06:15PM
Thu, May 19, 08:00–09:15AM
Thu, Apr 28, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
Using current events and issues as a starting point, various approaches for reading the Bible are studied to see how they help interpret the Bible in light of those issues. This course helps students learn more about exegesis and become more comfortable interpreting the Bible with scholarly tools along with understanding how these tools provide a means of addressing current issues with the Bible as a theological resource.
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IST 2026 1
ELECTIVE
U. M. Polity for Leadership U. M. Polity for Leadership
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4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Fri, Apr 08, 05:00–06:15PM
Sat, May 21, 08:00–09:15AM
Fri, Apr 29, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Room: Duncan Board Room
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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IST 2550 1
ELECTIVE
Unfinished Reformation Unfinished Reformation
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4 cr.
Shelli Poe

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Fri, Apr 08, 05:00–06:15PM
Sat, May 21, 08:00–09:15AM
Fri, Apr 29, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Room: Library Portico
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IST 2004 2
BINTINTR
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
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4 cr.
Pam Eisenbaum

Adv. Req.: Intro to New Testament
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Thu, Apr 07, 05:00–06:15PM
Fri, May 20, 08:00–09:15AM
Fri, Apr 29, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
/ Closed -- 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.
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IST 3035 2
PRDEPTH
Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct. Lectionary Preach. & Christian Doct.
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4 cr.
Eunjoo Kim

Adv. Req.: Relig Practices Depth
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Thu, Apr 07, 05:00–07:00PM
Fri, Jun 03, 09:00AM–Noon
Fri, Apr 29, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Library Portico
/ Closed -- 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.
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IST 3085 2
IST3085
Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US Liberal & Evangel. Protestantism US
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4 cr.
Tony Alumkal

Adv. Req.: Liberal &Evangel. Protest
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Thu, Apr 07, 05:00–06:15PM
Fri, May 20, 08:00–09:15AM
Fri, Apr 29, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
/ Closed -- 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.
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IST 2004 3
BINTINTR
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
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4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Intro to New Testament
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Fri, Apr 08, 05:00–06:15PM
Sat, May 21, 08:00–09:15AM
Fri, Apr 29, 01:00–05:00PM
Credits: 4
Room: Bacon 218
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 2178 1
IST2178
Healing & The Divine Spirit Healing & The Divine Spirit
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2 cr.
Albert Hernandez

Adv. Req.: Healing & Divine Spirit
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Fri, Apr 22, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Sat, Apr 23, 09:00AM–04:30PM
Credits: 2
Room: Shattuck Hall
This course focuses on beliefs and ideas at the intersections of pneumatological practice and healing. What is the relationship of the Holy Spirit to historic and contemporary notions of biological, spiritual, psychological, and social approaches to the care of the sick? Themes of religion and spirituality will be examined alongside themes of wholeness, human flourishing, and holistic medicine. Representatives from the fields of nursing and medicine, and from non-Christian/non-Western religious traditions may be featured as guest-speakers.

IST 2026 2
ELECTIVE
U. M. Polity for Leadership U. M. Polity for Leadership
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4 cr.
Cathie Kelsey

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Fri, Apr 08, 05:00–06:15PM
Sat, May 21, 08:00–09:15AM
Sat, Apr 30, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
-- 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 2550 2
ELECTIVE
Unfinished Reformation Unfinished Reformation
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4 cr.
Shelli Poe

Adv. Req.: Elective Course
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Fri, Apr 08, 05:00–06:15PM
Sat, May 21, 08:00–09:15AM
Sat, Apr 30, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
Room: Library Portico
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IST 2004 4
BINTINTR
Intro to the New Testament Intro to the New Testament
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4 cr.
Eric Smith

Adv. Req.: Intro to New Testament
Crs. Dates: Mar 28–Jun 03, 2022
Meet. Dates: Fri, Apr 08, 05:00–06:15PM
Sat, May 21, 08:00–09:15AM
Sat, Apr 30, 08:00AM–Noon
Credits: 4
/ Closed -- 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.

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