The summer is in full gear for me between conferences, writing, interviews, family vacation, and preparation for a summer course to be held at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.
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If you are interested in auditing a stimulating class or looking for a fun way to earn credit for a seminary degree, join us in August in the Bay Area --
Catalyzing Creative Leadership for the Emerging Church
Instructor: Gerardo Marti, PhD
Date and Time: August 3-7, 2009; 8:30 am -12:30 pm
Units: Audit ($330.00)
2 Continuing Education Units ($355.00)
1.5 semester hours (general--$636.00; current PLTS/PSR student--$523.00)
Description: This course explores the relationships between culture and the emerging church and the implications of these relationships for effective spiritual leadership.
Image by >>>WonderMike<<< via FlickrIn addition to references to church history and biblical scriptures, the course continually connects societal arrangements with contemporary innovation and experimentation in congregational beliefs and practices.
By incorporating scholarship rooted in a sociological perspective, the course also looks more generally to the ongoing changes and negotiations that the Christian Church always makes in relation to the broader world.
syllabus instructor bio
Registration is at the PSR site.