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14 May

Online class - Passsionately Christian, Compassionately Interfaith

Time & Date

Event Dates:
May 14, 2018 - August 14, 2018
Time Zone

CT - Central Time

Contact Info:

Lisa Buffum

Event Details

Audience: Clergy Lay Leaders Men Older Adult Single Adult Women Young Adult

This is an online retreat, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. It counts as credit toward the Wesleyan Studies certification from Wesley Theological Seminary and the Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship. Religions are intimately connected in our ever-shrinking world. We need to be both deeply formed by Christian sources and broadly informed by interreligious resources to engage this world with confidence and graciousness. This course invites you to cultivate a missional presence in the world that is passionately Christian as well as compassionately interreligious. It accompanies you through various religious beliefs, practices, and communities to learn about unexpected divine wisdom in unexpected places. This course will expand students’ religious knowledge through a respectful study of core beliefs and practices of the major world religions, challenge and enhance our spiritual practice by learning from God’s witnesses in different places, and provoke theological wisdom that can rejoice in the particularity of Christ while respectfully celebrating the universality of God. Students will need to have a copy of Stephen Prothero’s book, God is not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World – and why their Differences Matter. Lessons Include: Our Christian Gospel and God’s Interreligious World Hinduism Islam Buddhism Sikhism Judaism Atheism Theological mediation on passion for Christ & compassion for all God’s family Christian mission in a world that is compassionately interreligious. 2.0 CEUs are available. Price: $50

Sponsored by:; Wesley Theological Seminary