Simply Jesus

A Walk Through the Life and Times of Jesus. What are the requirements? Students should obtain the textbook, Simply Jesus, by N.T. Wright (HarperOne, 2011) ISBN: 0062084399. The book is available in print, digital and audio formats. What am I going to get from this course? Understand the story of Jesus of Nazareth, not as a ‘religious figure’, but as a person who lived, taught, worked, and carried out his mission within a 1st Century A.D. historical context.Explain the role of Jesus within his context and understand the difficulties and resistance to who he was and to what he said.Understand … Continue reading Simply Jesus

How to Make a Difference by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

Learn from Pulitzer Prize winning journalists how to expand global opportunity & gain the tools to create real change. What are the requirements? No prior knowledge or experience is necessary to take this course. What am I going to get from this course? Have a thorough understanding of the many human rights issues that are affecting people in countries all over the globe.Comprehend the effects of violence, poverty, and human trafficking on women and girls throughout the world, including in the US.Recognize the need for investing in education and opportunities for young people who struggle under oppression and poverty.Be inspired … Continue reading How to Make a Difference by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn

Critical Thinker Academy: Learn to Think Like a Philosopher

How to improve your grades, advance in your job and expand your mind — by learning how to think for yourself! What are the requirements? An interest in improving one’s critical thinking skills. That’s it! What am I going to get from this course? introduce students to fundamental concepts of critical thinking (logic, argument analysis, rhetoric, reasoning with probabilities, the importance of background knowledge, etc.)explore the importance of critical thinking for personal development, participation in democratic society, and the pursuit of wisdomexplore the role that critical thinking principles play in good essay writingand much more! Continue reading Critical Thinker Academy: Learn to Think Like a Philosopher