Are your curious about how Christian and secular philosophy have interacted?

Are you interested in understanding new ways they possibly could interact? Even more so, are you curious about how philosophy can enhance your personal ministry?

Concordia University has a new Open Online Course that is tailor-made for ministers seeking additional education in this Philosophy titled, “Kata Christon – Using Your Head in Pastoral Work.” The course dives into the importance of Western Philosophy for your ministry and how to understand our current generation with kata ta stoichea and kata Christon views. Different roles are explored while deciphering the language of God and Western culture today with references to Socrates, Kierkegaard, and Hiedegger. In the end, you’ll have a better understanding of contemporary culture and developed critical thinking skills for your ministry.

You will study in real time with Dr. Gregory Schulz, Director of the Martin Glastad Institute for Lutheran Philosophy, and have the opportunity to connect with like-minded peers from all over the world. Best of all, the course is 100% free and once completed you will be eligible to receive a digital competency badge backed by Concordia University.

Hurry, classes begin January 11th, 2016.


— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at or 262-243-2149.

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