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Celtic Cross Marburg

 

May 2015

Contexual Theology: Colombia, TS 290-T, Ben Brazil

This course introduces students to the role of context and culture in theology and in the practice of ministry through a fi rst-hand cross-cultural experience and careful refl ection upon it. Locations will vary each year and will range from international, to border site, to US rural, to US intercity. Selected readings and discussions will raise questions such as otherness, enculturation of faith, communication, theological diversity, and so on. Travel will reinforce this learning and place it in demonstrable context. 3 semester hours. 

Intercultural Ed/Travel: Christians in Germany, I 203-T, Ken Rodgers

Each year one or more courses including travel will be sponsored, enabling participants to experience the life and culture of another people. Previous travel seminars have included Nigeria, Kenya, Brazil, Latin America, France, Ireland, Iona, Italy, and the Middle East. 3 semester hours.

 

Course listings are subject to change.  Please be sure to check the Registrar's current course schedule
on the Seminary Academic Services website for possible additional courses or corrections.

Bekah Houff
Master of Divinity

BekahWhat is ministry? In my eyes ministry is in the pulpit, in the classroom, on the streets, your job at the post office, a local restaurant, or a coffee shop anywhere God calls you to be a ministering person. For me, this year, ministry means a non-traditional (not in a congregation) placement involving lots of administrative work as I serve the South/Central Indiana District of the Church of the Brethren as District Youth Director for the next eight months.