This course is a guided exploration of Jesus’ embodiment and teaching of the Kingdom of God and
practices by which Jesus’ actions and teachings might
be emulated and obeyed in our postmodern contexts. This course will help you (1) articulate a
holistic understanding of the Kingdom of God as learned from Jesus’ actions and
teaching; (2) delineate various practices that faithfully embody and/or
manifest the reign of God in their current contexts; and (3) design, implement,
and assess a learning lab that seeks to draw practitioners into the life
commended by Jesus.
students will do a project reflecting on the Kingdom of God and designing, implementing, and assessing a group experiment to draw people into the way of Jesus.
Sample Readings From This Course May Include:
Cameron, Julia. The Artist's Way. 2d. ed. New York:
Ray, Paul H. and Sherry
Ruth Anderson. The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World. New York: Three Rivers, 2001.
Scandrette, Mark. Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2011.
Sobrino, Jon. Jesus the Liberator. New York: Orbis, 1993.
Wright, N. T. Jesus and the Victory of God.
Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996.
Brown, Raphael (trans.). The Little Flowers of St. Francis.
Garden City: Image Books, 1971.
Gandhi, Mahatma. Gandhi An Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments With Truth. Boston: Beacon Press, 1993.
Willard, Dallas. The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives. San Francisco: HarperOne, 1990.
Willard, Dallas. The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God. San Francisco: HarperOne, 1998.
If you would like more information about this course please email the DMIN office at firstname.lastname@example.org