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We live in a time of rapid and profound social changes. The church is called to give a reason for its faith to this generation that struggles between the affirmation of all ethnic and linguistic identities on the one hand, and the imposition of cultural globalization on the other hand. CHET is committed to exploring, together with its students, creative ways in affirming the Hispanic American identity, and at the same time facilitate the integration of immigrants and their descendants into the American society.

C-213 WOMEN AND MEN IN GOD’S MISSION

This course will help stimulate reflection about the role of women and men in the church and in God’s mission starting with the study of biblical passages related to this topic, women’s place in ministry in the history of the church is discussed. In order to do this, four elements are looked at: the Bible, the religious background of each student, culture, and personal experience.

C-214 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (A-403)

Every human being is continually developing from birth until death. This course analyzes the contributions of the classic authors such as family therapists and other scholars of human development. It studies the different points of entrance within personal and family development. This course offers parents, teachers, and pastors theoretical and practical tools for a better understanding of human nature and its continual development and transformation.

C-215 TODAY’S FAMILY (A-401)

There are unique social phenomenon in the current era that drastically change family and church life. This course offers an introduction to the social-pastoral study of the family, with special attention to the Latin American family. The way the migration process affects family life is observed. Themes like machismo, domestic violence, and survival strategies of different populations are analyzed along with the impact that the gospel of Jesus Christ has made on families who have accepted Him as Savior.

C-301 “NEW AGE” AND MODERN SECTS

Among the contemporary sects, “New Age” has become very popular. This course, through analysis and apologetics, shows the different sources of “New Age” with its teachings and explanations. Through the light of the Bible, it presents “New Age’s” doctrinal teachings and principals, with the purpose of defending the Christian faith face to face with the invasion of this and other sect movements.

C-304 THE BIBLE, CHURCH, SEXUALITY AND THE FAMILY (A-407)

God created us as sexual beings. Sexuality from a Biblical perspective is gift and a promise, but also a dilemma because we come from a human nature in need of redemption and because we live in an unjust world. Beginning with the discussion of what it means to be sexually healthy person, the course studies topics such as marriage, divorce, remarriage, domestic violence, singleness, homosexuality, abortion, and AIDS. All of this is done in the light of biblical teachings and the confessions of churches around the world.

C-305 COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION

We live in a world of pressing needs. The church is called to give an answer to the problems of poverty, injustice, unemployment, and the lack of opportunities in order to help improve the lives of others. This course offers a Biblical understanding based on the scriptures and the Pact of Lausanne of concepts such as “development”, “holistic mission”, “community transformation.” Tools are given that faith communities can successfully use in transformational development projects in their respective communities.

 



 

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