Available to lifelong learners and degree students, this course explores how pastors and theologians are expanding their missions and ministries beyond congregational communities to serve the common good. Led by author, activist and public theologian Brian McLaren, the course covers how pastors and theologians:
- Connect the resources of the Gospel, the Bible and Christian tradition with the issues driving public conversation in communities ranging from local neighborhoods to the world at large.
- Engage the public in key issues that serve the common good, focusing on issues ranging from workers’ rights to global warming, from race relations to economic inequality.
- Utilize practices ranging from blogging, publishing, social action, civil disobedience, community organizing, ethical spectacle, interfaith collaboration, political involvement, economic activism, media appearances and other forms of public engagement to apply theological resources to public issues.
This course is offered as part of the OPEN MDIV pathway.
Degree Options and Tuition: There are three ways for taking this course:
Lifelong Learner, non-degree, not for credit*: $510 ($170 per credit hour)
Lifelong Learner, non-degree for credit*: $1,005 (half-price tuition, $335 per credit hour). Students can earn credit for completing the class but they are not a CTS degree or certification student.
Degree Students, regular tuition*: (scholarships, grants and student financial aid apply, register through the CTS Registrar)
*All students are responsible for arranging and paying for their travel, lodging and food.
Course Schedule: Monday, January 23, 2017 – Friday, January 27, 2017
Eight half-day sessions comprise the course. Monday’s session is 1:00 – 4:30 and Friday’s session is 8:30 to noon.