Capstone: Living The Heart of Progressive Christian Theology

Capstone: Living The Heart of Progressive Christian Theology

Course Type:

Foundational Courses (Level 1) -TH10610 - 1.5 Credits

What are the essentials of the Christian faith?  How do you understand the realm of God, salvation, and the message of Jesus?  What is Christianity’s role in the pluralistic role? These are foundational questions for Christian life and theological formation.  Over the next six weeks, you will explore, reflect on, and discuss these aspects of Christian theology from a progressive perspective.  You will be asked to trace how your theological understandings have evolved as a result of church experience, study, and growth. You will also consider these topics and integrate them with the course work already completed in the PATHWAYS program.

Learning Objectives

  • To demonstrate how knowledge of the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament support Progressive Christian theology.
  • To summarize threads of Progressive Christian theology evident throughout church history.
  • To express a Progressive Christian theological understanding that is accessible to others.
  • To identify and illustrate the different theological perspectives that have been part of one’s own growth.
  • To summarize aspects of one’s own study of theology that have provided a foundational understanding of what it means to be Christian

Required Texts

  • Borg, Marcus J. (2003). The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering the Life of Faith. HarperOne/Haper-Collins.


PATHWAYS believes that quality theological education should be available to any who want it. That’s why we provide a cost-effective online theological program accessible to all. 4-week Explorer courses are only $124, 6-week courses just $350, 9-week courses Supervised Ministry courses are $470, and our 12-week UCC History and Polity course is only $625.


Because classes are not bound by geography and have a flexible weekly schedule, PATHWAYS courses are able to fit into the rest of your busy life. Courses typically involve weekly readings and discussion in a facilitated online forum, offering practical, open-minded education and a learner-centered environment where participants can bring their own questions and insights.


Our courses have between 4 and 15 participants. This allows for deep and productive discussions in the online forum. We know that a small class size allows the participants to develop learning relationships with each other and for facilitators to push participants to a more indepth learning experience.


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