Classes


Week One

June 6-10; 9:00-11:30
$400
Christopher Beeley

For centuries, effective church leaders in most Christian traditions have found inspiration in the classic texts on pastoral ministry from the patristic period.

June 6-10; 9:00-11:30
$400
Patrick Evans

How do we help the members of our congregations reclaim or cultivate their own musicianship? This is an important pastoral ministry, and an essential aspect of liturgy.

June 6-10; 9:00-11:30
$400
Elaine Ramshaw

The nature of human grief has not changed, but the challenges and opportunities of putting together a funeral or memorial service are quite different from what they were a thousand, a hundred, or even twenty years ago.

June 6-10; 9:00-11:30
$400
Ray Waddle

This course is now closed to further registrations.

(will not meet on June 6) June 7-10; 1:30-4:00
$400
Andrew McGowan

This course is now closed to further registrations.

June 6-10; 1:30-4:00
$400
Todd Johnson

This class has been canceled. It will not appear on the registration form.

June 6-10; 1:30-4:00
$400
Brandon Nappi

Ministry is both deeply fulfilling and incredibly exhausting. When we accepted the call to minister to God’s people, we opened ourselves up to the most vulnerable, beautiful and heart-wrenching moments of life.

June 6-10; 1:30-4:00
$400
Julie Faith Parker

Designed at the request of students who have taken the first Bible through Art and Artifact course, this class offers more opportunities to engage the biblical text and enjoy Yale’s stunning collections.


Week Two

June 13-17; 9:00 -11:30
$400
Harry Attridge

The Gospel According to John has engaged, inspired, and often baffled its readers. It tells the story of Jesus in its own unique way, combining elaborate symbolism, dramatic techniques, and the exploration of profound theological claims.

June 13-17; 9:00 -11:30
$400
Ryan McAnnally-Linz

This course explores the ways in which Christ—as a character in the gospel narratives, an object of Christian theological reflection, and a living presence in the life of the Church—informs Christian visions and practice of the good life.

June 13-17; 9:00 -11:30
$400
Bruce Gordon

‘To reach something good’, reflects Teresa of Avila, ‘it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.’ This observation by the sixteenth-century Spanish mystic is found in her account of a life transformed by God’s intervention.

June 13-17; 9:00 -11:30
$400
Matthew Riley

This course explores the ways in which Christianity is responding to environmental degradation. Environmental problems pose not just new challenges where humans connect with nature, but they also give rise to new social and spiritual problems.

June 13-17; 1:30-4:00
$400
David Bartlett
Robert Wilson

We will discuss two related issues.  First, how do Christians preach on texts that prove to be theologically and practically problematic, such as texts that raise questions of supersession; texts that seem to condone violence; texts that deal with Israel as prom

June 13-17; 1:30-4:00
$400
Christina Herman
Laura Berry

This class has been canceled. It will not appear on the registration form.

June 13-17; 1:30-4:00
$400
David Mahan

What is the relationship between theology and the arts, and what does it look like to bring these into conversation with each other? Can reading poetry, for example, be one way of thinking theologically or even of ‘doing theology’?

June 13-17; 1:30-4:00
$400
Ken Minkema
Adriaan Neele

This intensive course will consist of primary and secondary readings from and on Edwards’s use of  Scriptures supplemented by selections from other writings in his corpus, focusing on his biblical exegesis, various Scripture commentaries, such as Edwards’s B