Today’s post is a look back on these beginning stages of The School of Peace Theology. With a number of terrific courses under our belt, I have monitored these classes to get an experiential feel for our particular platform of education. I am pleased with a number of elements.
First, I love how instructors from whom I would love to learn come right into the comfort of my home—no geographic barriers. The lectures have been thought-provoking and the mode has been convenient.
Second, I love that students all over the world have access to these classes. We have had students from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia. It is such a wonderful experience to take a class with such a diversity of students.
Last, and by far my favorite part of the courses, the interaction that takes place in the 45 minutes of Q&R has been so interesting. No doubt you have had a similar experience of reading a scholar’s books and jotting questions in the margin. No problem in our platform—read books, listen to lectures and fire away with questions that drill down to the ramifications of the content. We had such great discussion about the meaning of biblical passages, the implication of theological viewpoints, and the practical applications of the topic at hand. Watching people get in line to ask questions raises anticipation as I wonder what thought the lecture provoked.
We just had another course start this week and the first week’s questions drove to some “home run” issues. The instructor was handing out verbal gold stars for the connections that students were making. I am eager to see how the content and questions progress in the weeks ahead. Find a class that interests you and join people across the globe in thinking and interacting with our top-notch instructors.
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