Contemporary Christianity Studies

Global Ministries University offers outstanding programs related to Contemporary Christianity, which include a Doctor of Theology, a Master of Theology Degree and graduate, undergraduate and mini certificates.  Our programs contain exceptional courses facilitated by competent instructors. Some of the courses are DVDs for those students who like a more visual approach.

Doctor of Theology in Contemporary Christianity

Master of Theology in Contemporary Christianity

Certificate in Contemporary Christianity

Listed below are examples of our courses related to Contemporary Christianity:

TH656 Introduction to Progressive Christianity-Part I (DVD) This thought-provoking course, entitled An Invitation to Journey, focuses on Christianity in today’s world, featuring many prominent theologians and ministers who offer their insights into sensitive questions related to our faith.

TH656 Introduction to Progressive Christianity-Part II (DVD) This thought-provoking course, entitled Reclaiming the World,  focuses on Christianity in today’s world, featuring many prominent theologians and ministers who offer their insights into sensitive questions related to our faith.

TH656 Introduction to Progressive Christianity-Part III (DVD) This thought-provoking course, entitled Call to Covenant, focuses on Christianity in today’s world, featuring many prominent theologians and ministers who offer their insights into sensitive questions related to our faith.

TH655 A Contemporary Overview of the New Testament This course presents a compelling view of the way the Gospels of the New Testament were written, when they were written and why they were written, based on the most recent and reliable scholarly research on the Gospels.

TH660 Exploring the Identity and Role of Jesus  Australian theologian Michael Morwood explores some of the fundamental issues of Christian faith in the context of today’s understanding of the beginnings of the universe, the formation of the planets, the emergence of life and the development of culture.

TH665 Jewish Midrash and the Gospels This course will center on J.S.Spong’s compelling view of the Gospels as thoroughly Jewish texts, a collection of Jewish midrashic stories written to fill needs in the Jewish Calendar and Jewish Liturgical Year by early Christians. It provides the student with the most recent and reliable scholarly research on the Gospels.

TH516 Evolutionary Spirituality  This course includes the viewing of the DVD Thank God for Evolution, featuring Michael Dowd. Drawing on cutting edge science, the history of the universe is an epic drama in which religion provides meaning and purpose. By seeing the global, collaborative scientific endeavor as God’s native tongue, this course invites people to imagine God as truly immanent, omnipresent and revealed in the unfolding creativity of matter itself, a Thou deserving our reverence and awe.  The evolutionary perspective restores Nature’s honor and restores God to every nook and cranny of this vast Universe.

TH580 Creation Spirituality The basics in living the theology of Creation Centered Spirituality will be given in this course and a clear differentiation from Fall-Redemption theology will be made. The student will study the four paths — the Via Positiva, the Via Negativa, the Via Creativa, and the Via Transformativa — with an emphasis on the experiential as well as the intellectual content.