Practicing Faith

STH TF 703

Situated in the first semester of the MDiv program, the Practicing Faith courses aim: 1) to increase the student's self-awareness of lived faith in dialogue with cultural and religious traditions and with attention to formative spiritual and religious texts and practices; 2) to develop the student's ability to reflect critically about practicing faith. (MDiv Requirement) Each section of the course focuses on a different topic: A1 (Choi) Gender, Culture, and Transformative Leadership. This course will discover personal and communal practices of faith through an understanding of leadership and power in the context of culture, race, gender/sex, religious traditions, and religious communities; B1 (Goto) Addressing practices at the personal, congregational, and social levels, we will investigate the role of the physical body in welcoming and embracing God's kingdom, and our accent will be on enacting and experiencing faith. C1 (Hassinger) Integrating Spirituality and Leadership. This section examines the intersections of leadership theory and practice and spiritual practices for leaders and groups they lead. Spiritual practices are broadly examined and explored. Contexts include both congregations and non-profit organizations. E1 (Schlauch) Rather than focus on rituals expressing the beliefs of religious traditions, we consider that the faith each of us is practicing is incoherent: each of us is carrying out varied practices of multiple faiths.

FALL 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Goto STH 441 W 2:30 pm-5:15 pm

FALL 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Hassinger STH 317 M 2:30 pm-5:15 pm

FALL 2017 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
C1 Schlauch STH 317 W 2:30 pm-5:15 pm

Note that this information may change at any time. Please visit the Student Link for the most up-to-date course information.