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PRAC 714/814S

Politics and the Pulpit, Spring 2013

Reverend Nick Carter

A course for upper level students that will explore the varied dimensions of a justice-engaged ministry, with a particular eye to developing skills for presenting one’s faith effectively in the public arena. Course will include: interaction with practicing pastors and congregations who have been involved in controversial issues, advocacy in the media and the halls of government, implications for non-profit IRS status, media training, and the dynamics of pastoral care in the midst of prophetic action. Well-known public figures and faith-based advocacy groups will be featured. Students will be required to present themselves effectively on social justice issues both orally and in writing, including the contexts of worship, print and in electronic media. Final exam is a filmed interview by a television reporter Prerequisite: Field Education and at least THEO 611 or 614, or ETHI 601 or 602. Limit: 15. Students must contact President Carter for permission and more information before registering: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Spring - Thursday, 9:00 – 11:50 a.m. *CLOSED*

Key to Course Listings

Key Description
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F "F" following a course number indicates a course offered during Fall semester.
S "S" following a course number indicates a course offered during Spring semester.
W "W" following a course number indicates a course offered during Winter Session in January.
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"Y" following a course number indicates a yearlong course. Students must register each semester for year-long courses.

This listing is subject to change. Continue to check the school's eb site,, for current information about course listings, times and dates. All courses, including Church and Ministry Department courses, are now offered for 3 credits. Only students following the pre-2001 M.Div. curriculum may elect to take courses for other than 3 credits. Unless otherwise noted, courses are generally limited to 55 students.

Levels of Instruction

Level Description
500 Language courses or introductory courses meeting departmental requirements for either the M.Div. or the M.A. degree.
600 Meet departmental requirements for the M.Div., unless otherwise indicated, or program requirements for the M.A.
700 For advanced M.Div. and M.A. students with either background in an area or prerequisites completed. These courses meet some departmental upper-level elective requirements for the M.Div.
800 Primarily for D.Min. and S.T.M. students, although a limited number of seniors with the appropriate background may enroll with the instructor's permission.


Dual-numbered courses-e.g., [HIST 725/825] - indicate courses that serve more than one level. Students should register for the level appropriate to their program needs.

Example: an M.Div. or M.A. student would register for HIST 725, but an S.T.M. or D.Min. student would register for HIST 825.