CALL - The Anglican Bible: Scriptural Conversation and Formation (CALL ANG)Credits:0
This course studies the ways the Bible has impacted Anglicanism as well as how the Bible has been interpreted and shaped by Anglicans from the English Reformation to the present day. It presupposes that a dialogue between community and text occurs in all scriptural communities of faith. Both the Bible and the church are powerful and reciprocal shaping agents in this dialogue. The course traces the history of the Bible and its roles in Anglicanism, focusing on issues and concerns central to identity and mission. Examining ways in which the Bible has influenced and shaped worship, music, polity, evangelism, and theology helps refine and sharpen a focus on the particular Anglican community-text dialogue.
CALL - Reclaiming Paul for Today (CALL Epi)Credits:0
The Epistles of Paul remain largely untouched in today’s preaching and teaching, and if we hear about Paul at all it is often through Acts. To neglect Paul effectively shortens our New Testament. This course will help us take a fresh look at Paul the Apostle and his impact on the early Church. His letters are the earliest Christian literature preserved from antiquity. They are evidence of his labors in fledgling churches where he pioneered theology that shaped the Church of his own time and in the centuries to come. Together we will look at his body of work, in order to regrasp its basic content and to study critical scholarship of our time. New readings of Paul’s relationship with Judaism and with the colonializing power of Rome are given special attention. Finally, we will apply these insights to short studies that relate to current lectionary passages from the Epistles of Paul.
CALL Financial Management for Parishes (CALL FIN)Credits:0
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 course uses real-life examples and exercises to illustrate the awareness and leadership necessary.
CALL The Gospels (CALL GOS)Credits:0
CALL Mentoring for the Diaconate (CALL MENT)Credits:0
CALL Social Issues and the Church's Response (CALL SOC)Credits:0
CALL - Church History: Wisdom for Mission Today (CALL WIS)Credits:0
This course will explore the history of Christianity by focusing on snapshots of it in different times and places, by attending to its diversity over time, by encountering contrasting historical figures in its history, by asking what “salvation” meant and what “mission” consisted of in each of these times and places, and by pondering how these historical forms of Christianity may inform our faith and praxis, love of God and love of neighbor today.