Digital Ministry: Translating Church in the Virtual World

Church Divinity School Of The Pacific (The)

  Spring 2020 pushed the church right off the diving board into the deep end of Digital Ministry! Most of us have gained some Digital Ministry skills and learned to navigate the virtual space with in-person ministry. This course is designed to help us take a step back and consider not just HOW we are …
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Facing Choices: Ethics in the Anglican Tradition

Church Divinity School Of The Pacific (The)

  Ethics in the Anglican tradition draws on a rich history of discourse as we strive to engage with our faith, living it out in an imperfect world and Church. Whether we are struggling to justify sacramental liturgy and church hierarchy in the face of Puritan attack, or determining church policy on inclusion of women …
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Financial Management for Parishes

Church Divinity School Of The Pacific (The)

  Unless people in parish leadership have business backgrounds where CEO/CFO-like leadership was required, most are not prepared with the knowledge or acumen necessary to ensure sensitivity, awareness, and accountability for the processes surrounding sound financial management and protection of church assets. Leadership is key to successful implementation, and is often a learned attribute. This …
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New Testament: The Parables

Church Divinity School Of The Pacific (The)

  The course explores the parables of Jesus in their historical, cultural, and literary contexts. A study of specific parables will determine the theological themes, codifications for social reform, ethical lessons in them, and their significance for the Church and society today. Register Instructor: Dr. Peter Ajer Peter Claver Ajer was born and brought up …
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Old Testament Overview

Church Divinity School Of The Pacific (The)

  This course is offered in response to requests to provide an orientation to the Old Testament Scriptures for those with limited exposure to and knowledge of its content. Orientation to the whole Old Testament in the space of seven weeks is possible only by seeing it from many different perspectives—sometimes looking at the whole …
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Systematic Theology

Church Divinity School Of The Pacific (The)

  Systematic theology seeks to tell a single story about God and God’s activity in the world from Creation to the Eschaton. There are points within that story that we will focus on, particularly as it comes to gaining clarity about God’s activity. The person of Jesus Christ as the central and seminal activity of …
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The Way of Jesus: Toward Christological Liturgy

Church Divinity School Of The Pacific (The)

This course will help students examine their own personal and corporate spiritual and liturgical practices and the ways in which they are connected to the life, ministry and teaching of Jesus. Southside Abbey a non-traditional church in the Episcopal tradition co-founded by the instructor, will be used as a case study. Register Instructor: The Rev. Robert …
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Spit and Mud: The Messy Miracle of Seeing Christian Racism

Luther Seminary

Understanding Privilege, Practicing Presence, & Embracing the Holy Work of Anti-Racism For many of us, this year has pulled back the curtain on both white supremacy and the implicit racism that exists across our country. From police brutality exposed via camera phone to racial unrest alive in our neighborhoods, we feel heartbroken and angry. This …
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God’s Dwelling Place: A Desert Interfaith Pilgrimage

Ghost Ranch Conference Center

Per public health orders, only New Mexico residents or out of state visitors who have quarantined for 14 days may visit the ranch. Please note that the dates have changed to November 1-6. At the heart of all religions is a deep interplay between spiritual grounding and spiritual journey. Ghost Ranch, situated in a stunning …
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Hope and Healing: Mental Health First Aid Training–Online

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

This three-part online series is designed to empower rural faith leaders with the knowledge, practices, and grounding they need to respond with grace and effectiveness to mental health concerns and to build viable, strong support systems to advance this work. To accomplish this goal, the program will offer instruction on: a) How to differentiate spiritual …
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