Intercultural Studies

DIS 501E – Communicating Christ in Culture. John Branner, D.Miss., and Terry Burns, D.Min. Ministry is communication. The content must be known and experienced so the proclamation will have substance and credibility. After learning what we are to communicate, we must learn how to communicate. The course imparts fundamental concepts that will equip the student to communicate across personal and cultural barriers. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units. Syllabus

DIS 508E – Applied Anthropology. John Branner, D.Miss., and Terry Burns, D.Min. This course explores concepts of culture and cultural effectson the communication of God’s word in different societies. Students also identify cultural assumptions and resulting patterns of attitudes and behaviors, as well as the need to use anthropological tools for field study. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units. Syllabus

DIS 520E – History of Missions. Mary Wilder, M.D. You will examine the dynamic factors God has used in the expansion and spread of His church. Analyze successes and failures in mission endeavors, from era to era, by both Eastern and Western churches. Study strategies used by missionaries throughout the ages as a guide to forming a personal strategy of mission and an understanding of practical aspects and principles of world missions. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units. Syllabus

DIS 526E - Religions of the World. John Branner, D.Miss. A survey of each major world belief system is presented in order to learn the common themes expressed in different religions. Strategies are examined for establishing an effective witness to the uniqueness of Christ to each of the major religions. Includes field trips to local places of worship. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units. Syllabus

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