Saturday, January 2, 2016

101. Introduction to Contemporary Theology

Welcome to PCS 101: Contemporary Theology for the People of 

In this course, we will primarily use Elizabeth Johnson's book: Abounding in Kindness, along with supplemental materials available on the Internet. This course provides a discussion on fundamental beliefs of the Christian tradition. In the good company of each other, we will enter mature dialogues about  the Holy One, the Great Mystery, the Source of All.  

Please purchase the book. 

There are five sessions in this course and each session is for two weeks. During the first week of each session, read the assigned chapters and view supplemental materials. During the second week, write a response to the assignment.  It is our hope that Elizabeth Johnson's inspired writing and your inspired responses will be a joyful, collaborative spiritual journey. 

During the first week, please create a new post with a brief bio about you. Include pictures if you wish. If you need help, do not hesitate to contact Mary Theresa ( or 518 441-9649).  Please begin your bio post with: BIO: YOUR NAME. 
For all other posts, please begin with Session Number: YOUR NAME.
For example, a first assignment post (after bio) would be: Session 1: Mary Theresa Streck. 

Course Facilitators:

Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan ARCWP
Bridget Mary Meehan, MA, DMin, ARCWP, a Sister for Christian Community, is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota, Florida. Bridget Mary presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. She is an author of twenty books.  Her work in communications media include programs about women priests on Google and YouTube. Bridget Mary was ordained a priest in the first USA ordination in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and was ordained a bishop in Santa Barbara, California on April 19, 2009.

Dr. Mary Theresa Streck ARCWP

Mary Theresa Streck, Ed.D., DMin, 
is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary. She is a member of the pastoral team at the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community in Albany, NY. She presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry and is a member of the ARCWP Program of Preparation team. She earned a Doctorate in Education Leadership from the Sage Colleges and a Doctorate in Ministry from Global Ministries University. She was ordained a priest on September 15, 2013.

Cost: $100 (financial aid available)
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