Date/TimeDate(s) - 01/22/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Via Zoom Call
Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 @ 7:00-9:00 CST
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 @ 9:00-2:00 CST
Certificate Course: How Did We Get Here? The Story of the Church
In the immortal words of the Talking Heads: “Well, how did we get here?” The story of the church is one of a community figuring itself out, seeking to be faithful to Christ and an agent of hope and change in the world. But the church doesn’t look like it did at the beginning. So what changed? Is the church an agent of hope, or has it become just another institution of the status quo?
This course looks at the history of Christianity by looking at turning points: moments where the church transformed, for good and for worse. We will examine how Christians understood Christ and God through history, how they worshiped and prayed, and how they lived their lives in the world. Along the way, we’ll find that Christian history is not really about learning the past — it’s about finding a new way to understand where we are right now (and how we got here).
Who Should Take this Class?
All are welcome at LIFE! Students, pastors, laypersons and seekers from all denominations and walks of life are welcome to join the program to be enriched and inspired by LIFE. Join us!
About the Instructor:
Travis Ables is Affiliate Faculty at Regis University, and has also taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School and Eden Theological Seminary. He writes on Christology, mystical theology, and heresy, and is the author of Body of the Cross: Holy Victims and the Invention of Atonement (2021) and Incarnational Realism (2013). He lives in Westminster, Colorado, and rides his bike a lot.