The School of Theology and Ministry offers 'Pacific Northwest Culture & Identity' courses this Fall

June 14, 2017

This Fall the School of Theology and Ministry will offer “Pacific Northwest Culture & Identity” courses that focus on Lutheran, Presbyterian, United Methodist and Unitarian Universalist denominations.

These two-course sequence classes will focus on assisting students in:

  • Identifying and analyzing the pressing challenges and responses to being religious in this region
  • Enlarging progressive theological fluency in matters of life, worldview, faith and witness in the Pacific Northwest
  • Refining relevant leadership acumen that anticipates and is responsive to the societal challenges in this region, which likewise impact the country and the world.

“These courses will prepare students for fluency both within their community, and with a view to the complex cultural challenges and opportunities that religion experiences today in this region,” noted Dr. Michael Reid Trice, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the School of Theology and Ministry. Sources for this two-course sequence will range from social statements to interdisciplinary analyses, from in-class guests to an assessment of global efforts with local impact. All of these sources will assist students in identifying the markers for a Cascadian sensibility in this dynamic region of the world.

These courses are open to students seeking to learn more about their faith in culture as personal or professional development students (non-degree seeking) as well as current degree-seeking STM students.

All students are welcome to register for this course online here.


Courses begin September 28, 2017
Deadline to register is September 15, 2017
Professional Development Student Cost: $210 per course
Books and/or scholarships may be available to students. Contact for more details.