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We are a robustly Christian learning community committed to whole-person, interdisciplinary training that transforms. We are known as a graduate school and seminary, but many of our courses are also open to the community for graduate credit, audit, and continuing education units. We invite you to listen, learn, and respond with us to a world in profound need of people who are courageous, embodied, and spiritually-rooted. Our fall term begins on September 14, 2020 and all courses are being held online. We encourage you to apply. All are welcome. Browse our complete list of courses.

Evil, Abuse, and Spiritual Warfare – Online


October 29—November 20, 2020 (2 credits | SFD 519)

Taught by Dr. Dan Allender, this course addresses egregious intentional, psychological, and physical harm of another and the resultant effects on personality, relationships, and encounter with God. The class will consider interventions that engage the trauma of evil through spiritual warfare.

Intensive Dates:

Thursday, October 29
Friday, October 30
Thursday, November 19
Friday, November 20

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God, Gender, & Sexuality – Online

Chelle-Stearns-CircleSeptember 16—December 16, 2020, Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 pm (2 credits | TCE 543)

Taught by Dr. Chelle Stearns, this course explores the interaction between the theological concepts of God, Gender, and Sexuality. The goal of this class is to survey, compare and contrast, and evaluate various perspectives on God, gender, and sexuality from the depth and breadth of the Christian tradition. This class will examine the doctrine of God and Theological Anthropology while engaging with how to critically examine doctrine through such lenses as feminist theology, queer theology, and liberation theology.

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Celtic Spirituality – Online

Pat-Loughery-CircleSeptember 14—December 14, 2020, Mondays, 7:00 -8:30pm (1 credit | SFD 526)

Taught by Dr. Pat Loughery, this course is an introduction to a period of history in which Christianity developed somewhat differently in the British Isles and somewhat independently from the Church on the Continent. The “Golden Age of Saints and Scholars,” which characterized the 5th-8th centuries in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall and Isle of Man, continues to have an impact on the Church today. We will examine the ethos, worldview, and values of the Christian culture of that era, and how it speaks across the centuries to the Christian communities today.

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Intersections: Interdisciplinary Inquiry & Psychological Frameworks – Online


September 15 – December 15, 2020, Mondays, 3:30-6:30pm (3 credits | IDS 501)

Taught by Dr. Doug Shirley, this course will explore interdisciplinary perspectives on complex problems that affect and reveal the human condition, as well as contexts that impact learning. Issues pertaining to diversities of one’s locatedness, experience, oppressive systems and institutionalized marginalization, and social fragmentation will all be engaged from an interdisciplinary framework of theology, psychology, and biblical studies.

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We Invite You to Listen, Learn, and Respond With Us

We offer non-degree and community audit admission for individuals desiring to get their feet wet by taking a course or two; students enrolled in other graduate programs who want to take a course for transfer credit; professionals seeking continuing education units; and curious folks who simply love learning. All are welcome. We keep the admissions process simple and relational, and there is no cost to apply.

Non-Degree Enrollment

Non-degree enrollment provides an official record and transcript of for-credit coursework, which serves as proof of seat hours for continuing education units or as documentation for transferring credits into a degree program. Non-degree tuition is $660 per credit hour.

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Community Audit Enrollment

Community audit enrollment provides the opportunity to participate in our learning community by attending classes. An official record and transcript is provided but coursework is not credit bearing. The transcript provides seat hours, which serves as proof of seat hours for continuing education units. Community audit tuition is $375 per credit hour.

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