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Electives (select 2)

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Students in the Diploma in Adventure will select 2 electives from BIB, THEO, SPR, WCT, ADV, and ARTS courses.

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Natural Spirituality

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19th century poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins declared, “the world is charged with the grandeur of God.” Many people in the 21st century have turned away from organized religious practice and towards an understanding of spirituality that is focused on nature itself. This is not a new, or unique phenomenon. SPR 532 discusses the inherent nature … MORE

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Theology & Dis/Ability

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What does it mean to be “able” or, to be “disabled”? Does a “disability” mean that someone is not able to experience adventure? ADV 533 provides a theological base for adventure in the life of the “disabled” person. It provides the student with a robust understanding of adventure, that is inclusive of disabled persons. The … MORE

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Theology of Adventure: Doing and Being

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ADV 532 provides a theological base for Christian adventure. Drawing from sources as early as Plato and Aristotle, as well as more contemporary theologians, philosophers, psychologists, and anthropologists, ADV 532 seeks to reconfigure the very idea of adventure from a daring, somewhat hazard-laden activity, to a way of being-in-the-world. Students create their own theology of … MORE

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Introduction to Adventure: Theology, Anthropology, and Kinesiology

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ADV 531 introduces the student to the fundamental nature of “Adventure” ministry. It defines “adventure,” then touches on the biblical backgrounds for adventure ministry. It investigates the human understanding of adventure, and why humans actually need adventure. Finally, the course discusses the physical issues of adventure, and how adventure can negatively, or positively influence mind … MORE

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Spiritual Practice

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Study of spiritual practice regards the manner in which ministers and Christians-in-general attend to the care of their own spiritual lives, as well as how they can help others in identifying and managing the spiritual issues in their lives. The spiritual disciplines focus on creating healthy individual and communal spirituality, as well as how we … MORE