An Open and Relational God in an Open and Relational Universe

Our biggest questions about love, evil, climate, sexuality, purpose, and more need plausible answers. Open and relational theology offers answers that make sense and are livable. Drawing from scripture, philosophy, cultures, science, and more, this course wrestles with the biggest questions of our time. Available in person or via Zoom (synchronous only for Certificate and Degree …
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A Spirituality of Race for Children and Youth (and Those Who Love Them)

This course will explore the history and development of race in North American contexts, including the role of Christianity. It will demonstrate the importance and execution of race conversation with children and youth. It will include personal practices to engage children, youth, and adults in productive work toward racial justice. Course will be taught in …
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Love & Desire

The guiding text for this course is the dominical command to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your soul, and all your mind, and all your strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself (Mark 12.20-31).  How do we do understand this in today’s world with its conflicting demands and …
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Male and Female in Christ

Explore New Testament texts on sex and gender, marriage, singleness, and more with contemporary questions of sexuality in mind. Discover how Scripture speaks to—and also queries, subverts, and transforms—contemporary concerns of embodiment, sexuality, gender dysphoria, and similar issues. Gain insight and thoughtfully integrate this knowledge alongside contemporary approaches to questions of sex, gender, and sexuality. …
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Online Master of Theological Studies Degree at Franciscan School of Theology

Explore the Connection Between Faith and Service, No Matter Where You Are The online Master of Theological Studies – Franciscan Theology (MTS) is a two-year academic program offered by the Franciscan School of Theology in partnership with the University of San Diego. Designed for working professionals and recent undergraduates alike, this unique online program is …
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Hacking Christian Ethics: Spiritual Resources for Living in a Digital World–Not for credit

In this course, we will bring theological and scriptural understandings into conversation with the current digital technological shifts.  In response to the new technologies, we will practice ethical discernment for our everyday digital lives and examine approaches grounded in forgiveness, integrity, diversity, and social and ecological justice.  We will center the question: what does God …
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