Walking with God: Puritan Practices and Spirituality

Puritanism was a devotional movement that continually returned to the necessity of a closer walk with God—and consistently taught how to practice that walk. Explore the principles and practices of Puritan spirituality and discover how their spiritual disciplines can deepen and transform your relationship with God today. In-Person, Online & Recorded: This course is being offered …
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Pilgrimages to the Holy Land of Israel and Palestine

Our Study Pilgrimages Our pilgrimage programs vary between 8 and 14 days, and we provide a unique combination of features that makes our pilgrimage programs distinctive and transformative. St George’s is an Anglican college, located beside the Anglican Cathedral of Jerusalem. Most Anglicans in the diocese are Palestinian, and the courses and pilgrimages offered by …
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Transformations of Christian Worship in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Whether you worship at a megachurch in Korea, an Anglican cathedral, a small congregation on the prairies, or a Roman Catholic campus ministry, the way your community worships has been impacted by the multiple movements that have transformed Christian worship over the past century. In this course, we explore the liturgical movement, ecumenical movement, charismatic movement, …
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Soil, Roots, and Pathways: The Radical Ethos of Eastern Orthodoxy

This course offering begins our exploration of the soil, roots, and pathways of the Eastern Orthodox understanding of the spiritual life. Course will be taught in person at VST, and via Zoom for distance students (degree students must connect synchronously if studying via Zoom)  

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Spirituality of Confessing Christ & Resisting Tyranny

This course is an opportunity to learn from the story and theological writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Confessing Church of the mid-20th century in Germany. In the context of the struggle for faithfulness in the midst of the Nazi era, we will learn how Bonhoeffer’s theological commitments flowed into his spirituality and political resistance. …
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The Reforming Pope: Francis for Protestants and Others

We will examine the personality, history and ecclesiastical career of Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Pope Francis) and will explore two key primary texts of his reforming pontificate. Course will be taught in person at VST, and via Zoom for distance students (degree students must connect synchronously if studying via Zoom)