Classes


Week One

June 5-9; 9:00 - 11:30
$400
John Collins

Many people in the modern world claim to espouse biblical values. This course will examine what the Bible has to say about several issues that are controversial in the modern world, including right to life, gender,  social justice and the environment .

June 5-9; 9:00 - 11:30
$400
Harold Attridge

The course will explore the last book of the New Testament and its extravagant imagery.

June 5-9; 9:00 - 11:30
$400
David Bartlett
David Kelsey

The purpose of this course is to study some of the exegetical and theological sources for understanding and preaching resurrection.

June 5-9; 9:00 - 11:30
$400
Christopher Beeley

This course will explore the use of early Christian spiritual practices for living in today’s world.

June 5-9; 9:00 - 11:30
$400
Frederick J. Streets

This course will introduce Thurman by reading, reflecting upon and discussing his seminal book: Jesus and the Disinherited.

June 5-9; 1:30 - 4:00
$400
Julie Faith Parker

This course combines the riches of the biblical text with some of Yale’s greatest treasures.  Each day will have a different theme that we will explore through academic study and lively conversation about a biblical text.

June 5-9; 1:30 - 4:00
$400
Markus Rathey

Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata, oratorios, passions, and his B Minor Mass belong to the most fascinating works of Christian music.

June 5-9; 1:30 - 4:00
$400
Joyce Mercer

This course invites participants into the study of three distinct but overlapping forms of human suffering. Trauma is the experience of threat to one’s being and/or identity that exceeds a person’s resources for coping with the threat.

June 5-9; 1:30 - 4:00
$400
Chloë Starr

This course opens up the fascinating but surprisingly obscure story of Chinese Christianity, from the earliest Syriac-Chinese documents of the eighth century through to the sermons and micro-blogs of house-church pastors in the twenty-first century.

Tuesday, June 6; 4:30 - 6:00
$50
Tom Krattenmaker

Please note, this is a single-session, afternoon workshop.

$50
Bill Goettler

This will be of particular interest to parish clergy who are approaching a time of professional transition, and seek a time of confidential counsel.


Week Two

June 12-16; 9:00 - 11:30
$400
David Bartlett
Robert R. Wilson

The purpose of this course is to consider issues that are raised when Christians preach from the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. We will discuss two related issues.

June 12-16; 9:00 - 11:30
$400
Ken Minkema
Adrian Neele

Jonathan Edwards’ relationship with the Enlightenment of the eighteenth century is traditionally viewed as conflicted, condemning many of its aspects and viewing them as antithetical to Christianity. Yet, he embraced many Enlightenment figures and ideas.

June 12-16; 9:00 - 11:30
$400
Ray Waddle

This workshop focuses on improving skills for writing about belief – writing publishable articles or essays about personal faith or spiritual life in the wider world.

June 12-16; 1:30 - 4:00
$400
Andrew McGowan

Bread has a unique place in biblical tradition. It is central to the Israelite celebration of Passover and to the Christian Eucharist. It features in narratives involving Cain and Abel, Abraham, Ruth and Naomi, David and many others in Hebrew scriptures.

June 12-16; 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 12-16; 1:30 - 4:00
$400
Emily Scott

In the book of Genesis God’s first act is one of creation; in the book of Revelation God promises to make all things new.

June 12-16; 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’?

Tuesday, June 13; 4:30 - 6:00
$50
Pam Wesley Gomez

Please note, this is a single-session, afternoon workshop.

$50
Bill Goettler

This will be of particular interest to parish clergy who are approaching a time of professional transition, and seek a time of confidential counsel.