Saturday, January 2, 2016

101. Contemporary Theology for the People of God

Welcome to PCS 101: Contemporary Theology for the People of God. 

Dr. Bridget Mary Meehan and Dr. Mary Theresa Streck are the facilitators of this on-line course. They are available to you through out the course through email at

This course integrates theological insights and spiritual experiences to develop commonsense approaches for living a faith-filled life of contemplation, compassion and prophetic justice in our world today. The aim is to inspire all to be visionaries, mystics and prophets in our time.

Our primary text for this course is Elizabeth A. Johnson's Abounding In Kindness (published in 2015). Dr. Elizabeth Johnson is a contemporary Catholic theologian whose provocative presentations appeal to wide audiences worldwide. Other resources are introduced during the course to supplement a particular topic. We invite participants to share resources as well.

To better understand why we have chosen Elizabeth Johnson's work, please take a few minutes to view the following YouTube video about Elizabeth Johnson in the words of those who know her well. This tribute to her explains her monumental contribution to contemporary theology and the price she paid for it.

Questing for God

The course is available as an independent study or with a cohort. In a cohort model, the 12 week course is presented in six sessions. Each session presents a tapestry of the Holy One, the Great Mystery, present in all and Who lovingly invites us into the fullness of life for all creation. 

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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People's Catholic Seminary
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