If being a Christian is about personally confessing Jesus as Lord, what does it mean to be a community of disciples engaging the mission of the church in the world? Why are Mennonite Brethren so specific about what it means to live as disciples? This course will focus on the key missional elements of discipleship as articulated in the MB Confession.
This course explores a selection of current theological issues. We will reflect briefly on principles that help us engage theological problems effectively, and on the landscape of contemporary Christian theological debate. We will then examine several major issues that are especially relevant today.
The course seeks to lay biblical, theological and historical foundations for Christian understandings of culture, while also facilitating practical exploration of specific spheres of Christian involvement in culture. It will also aid students in understanding the ongoing relationship between Christianity and culture, and how cultural awareness along with critical skills for critiquing culture from a Christian perspective enhances ministry and leadership effectiveness both in the church and within society at large.