The following is a list of courses and electives available for students who are accepted into the Faithways Program.
CORE CLASSES (Everyone takes both)
The Bible taught by Brenton Yadon
How did the Bible come together? What are the different sections and areas of the Bible? How can we navigate it? Most importantly what is the Story of the Bible, the single narrative running through it, and why does it matter to us?
Theology taught by Sheila Klopfer
This class will focus on exploring God, how we think about God, and how others have thought about God.
ELECTIVES (You choose 1)
Literature: And a Child Shall Lead them (Young Adult Fiction and Christian Leadership) taught by Dr. Roger Ward (Both Sessions)
Fantasy and science-fiction are literary forms that opens creative imaginative space for readers. These two books are potent explorations of duty, adventure, and courage. Ursula Le Guin is one of the first women to excel at fantasy and science fiction and probably the most famous. The main character in "The Prisoner of Atuan" is struggling to understand her role as a priestess and the possibility that the wizard captured in the underground maze represents for discovering her own sense of identity. C.S. Lewis's "The Silver Chair" also deals with issues of developing self-identity and the struggle or crisis that occurs "underground," literally in a vast under-world.
I have chosen these books because the male and female characters exhibit the kind of courage required to be young in the world today. They also demonstrate a faith in the divine character of the universe that supports their actions and friendships.
- A visual depiction of an important scene from either book (poster, view-o-Rama) with a comparison biblical story or passage.
- A video of a monologue from one of the books followed by a brief description and analysis.
- A reconstructed dialogue with one of the authors (Lewis or LeGuin) with questions and associated responses, either in 2d format (poster) or video.