Classes

MSA is excited to offer a new online learning opportunity through our school

This is a monthly subscription service that gives you complete access to the full line of classes we offer, a line-up that will expand with time. You may take as many or as few classes as you like and may take them at your own pace – just be sure to complete the class(es) before you cancel your subscription.

 

Classes in our school

Pray.course.coverReimagining How We Pray
with Christine Sine

If you long for a vibrant prayer life and intimacy with Jesus you have come to the right place. This course will reward you, not with theories on prayer, but with first hand accounts of how various practices affect one’s love relationship with Christ, with our neighbors and with God’s world. This course is a practical guide to the formation of sacred space and spiritual practices in many forms.  It is based on Christine Sines popular book, “Return to Our Senses: Reimagining How We Pray“.

About this course

This e-course is composed of six modules. If you spend time to read and reflect, each module will take approximately 45min. to one hour:

  1. Reimagining Sacred Space
  2. Practicing the Presence of God
  3. Reimagining Spiritual Practices
  4. The Gathering of Memories
  5. Reimagining Our Rhythms of Life
  6. Living Into the Life of Jesus.

Each module consists of:

An introductory prayer, a 5-10 minute discussion of the topic and a creativity exercise. A handout can be downloaded for each session. It includes suggested pre-session readings from the book Return to Our Senses: Reimagining How We Pray, an outline of the session, and suggested additional readings and activities related to the topic. A short quiz will follow each session.

Christine SineSpirituality & Gardening with Christine Sine

Sun. Soil. Water. Perhaps it’s close communion with the elements of our earthly lives that gives many gardeners a deeper sense of God.

About this course

In this course, author, retreat leader, and gardener Christine Sine offers us dynamic insight into what the simple labor of a gardener has to do with the God who fashioned the first humans from the soil and made a home for them in a garden. Christine offers presentations on the following topics:

  • God as a Gardener
  • Digging and Watering
  • Planting and Pruning
  • The Rhythm of the Seasons

This course is perfect for those who are seeking deeper understanding and meaning to their work in the garden.

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book: Return to Our Senses

Return to Our Senses


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How it Works

  • Take any course for only $25 a month.
    • Take as many other MSA courses as you would like at no extra cost while your subscription is active.
    • 24/7 access to all video lectures, downloads, and course content.
    • Interact with other MSA class members from around the world, or take your class anonymously.
    • No commitment – you may cancel anytime.
    • New courses are coming!

Just $25/month to take as many classes as you want!

mark.scandretteHow to Simplify Your Life with Mark Scandrette

The symptoms of a stressed-out world are all around us, from the increased diagnosis of anxiety disorders to the number one cause of cancer (stress). We know we need to calm down, slow down, and simplify – but boy is it hard.

About this course

Mark Scandrette knows – and cares. He’s the author of Free: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most. In this class he will teach us:

  • How to Name what matters most to you
  • How to  Value and align your time
  • How to Practice Gratitude and Trust
  • How to Believe you have enough by embracing voluntary limits
  • How to Create a spending plan
  • How to Maximize Your Resources
  • How to Live Generously and Spend Wisely

This course is perfect for every member of your congregation, especially those who are struggling under the weight of living faithfully in a stressed-out world.

Here’s a video preview

 

 

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Kelly.Douglas

Whiteness and Racial Justice with Kelly Brown Douglas

About this course

Whiteness is more than a privilege in North America. It is a deeply seated obstacle that, when addressed, can lead to the racial justice for which so many people yearn.

Kelly Brown Douglas knows much about this. She is an Episcopal priest, author, professor, and presenter at the 2016 Trinity Institute conference, Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice.  In this class she offers four video presentations entitled:

  • Whiteness
  • Religion
  • Theological Reflection
  • Perspective

This course is ideal for those seeking a deeper understanding of the effect of white privilege on American society.

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Michael.Curry

Spirituality and Racial Justice with Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry

Learn about the spiritual dimensions and responsibilities inherent in building racial justice. Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, provides a sobering yet hopeful outlook on both the sin of racism and the reconciliation of working towards a more just world.

About this course

A seldom-discussed but essential element in combating the racial turmoil of our age is rooting our efforts towards building racial justice in spirituality.

So says Michael Curry, the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, and keynote speaker at the Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference, Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice. In this class, Bishop Curry offers four video presentations addressing different aspects of racial injustice. They include:

  • Conversation
  • Spirituality
  • Healing
  • Responsibility

This course is ideal for individuals and congregations looking to deepen their understanding and conversations on racial injustice. It is one of 5 free Lenten courses for 2016 that will be released in coming days.

Here’s a video preview

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Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Racism and Racial Justice with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

About this course

Perhaps the most dangerous attitude adopted after the Civil Rights era was that racial equality had finally come to America.

That’s what activist, author, and Duke University professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva contends. He was involved in the Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference, Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice. He says a new kind of racism has taken hold of American society, that’s subtle, persistent, and dangerous. In this course, Bonilla-Silva describes this new racism, how it got here, and what can be done about it. Here are the titles of his four video presentations:

  • The New Racism
  • Colorblind Racism
  • Race and Class
  • Action

This course is ideal for individuals and congregations looking to deepen their understanding and conversations on racial injustice.

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Kameron Carter

Theology and Racial Justice with J. Kameron Carter

About this course

The journey toward racial justice in North America cannot be fully undertaken without a grasp of the theological implications underlying both its origins and development.

So says speaker, professor, and theologian J. Kameron Carter. He has authored several books on the subject and participated in the 2016 Trinity Institute conference Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice In this course, Carter offers four video presentations. Here are their titles:

  • Race
  • Discovery
  • Expropriation
  • Inclusion

This course is ideal for individuals and congregations looking to deepen their understanding and conversations on building racial justice.

 

 

Here’s a video preview

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Jennifer Harvey

Reparation and Racial Justice with Jennifer Harvey

About this course
Reconciliation without repentance and reparation is simply not enough to bring about the gains in racial healing that so many Americans crave.

That’s what Drake University religion professor, speaker, and author Jennifer Harvey argues. In her popular book, Dear White Christians, her blog, and in her classroom, Harvey maintains that the popular ‘reconciliation’ paradigm needs to be replaced with one based on reparation. These are points she made for the Trinity Institute’s 2016 conference Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice. In this course Harvey offers us four video presentations. Here are their titles:

Race
Reconciliation
Reparation
Conversation
This course is ideal for individuals and congregations looking to deepen their understanding and conversations on building racial justice. It is one of 5 free Lenten courses for 2016 that will be released in coming days. Click here to find our more.

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alison.duvall

Responding to Refugees with Allison Duvall

About this course

As of December, 2015, 4.4 million people from Syria have become refugees, while 6.6 people within Syria remain displaced from their homes. Millions of other people across the globe are displaced from their homes every year. As Christians, what are our responsibilities to refugees and other displaced people?

Allison Duvall of Episcopal Migration Ministries has valuable guidance to offer. She has been helping resettle refugees for years and lectures frequently on best practices for individuals and congregations regarding migration and resettlement strategies. Her four presentations are entitled:

  • Who Is a Refugee?
  • Why Aid Refugees?
  • Resettlement
  • The Process

This course is ideal for those wishing to learn more about refugee and resettlement issues, particularly if a congregation is considering ministering to refugees in its community.
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bp. Julio MurrayCreating the Common Good-1: Economic Inequality
with Bishop Julio Murray

As people of faith, how do we take on the pervasive, overwhelming issue of economic inequality? Where do we begin the discussion of such a complex and influential subject?
In this first class, Bishop Julio Murray of Panama, who oversees a diocese with immense income inequality, says progress begins by taking our common humanity seriously. Here are the titles of his four lectures:

  1. Inequality and Injustice
  2. Class
  3. Mission
  4. Enough

This course is ideal for those seeking to develop a Christian response to increasing economic inequalities.

Here’s a video preview:

Rachel Held EvansCreating the Common Good-2: Christian Responsibility
with Rachel Held Evans

As people of faith, how do we take on the pervasive, overwhelming issue of economic inequality? Where do we begin the discussion of such a complex and influential subject?

In this second class, evangelical writer Rachel Held Evans, who writes and speaks often on issues of economic injustice, tells us how the Bible and everyday life have awakened her and other young evangelicals to a greater sense of community responsibility. Here are the titles of her three lectures:

  • Sin, Inequality and the Bible
  • Re-thinking Evangelicalism and Community
  • Stepping Up

This course is ideal for those seeking to develop a Christian response to increasing economic inequalities.

Here’s a video preview

nicole.baker.fulghamCreating the Common Good-3: Educational Inequality
with Nicole Bake Fulgham

As people of faith, how do we take on the pervasive, overwhelming issue of economic inequality? Where do we begin the discussion of such a complex and influential subject?

In 2015 the Trinity Institute offered a conference called ‘Creating Common Good,’ in which thinkers from a wide range of perspectives and real-world experience offered practical tools to help individuals and congregations address this pressing subject. We offer these four courses to lay the groundwork for our discussions.

In this third class, Nicole Baker Fulgham, activist and founder of The Expectations Project, introduces us to the pervasive problem of educational inequality.  She says faith communities are doing – and can do – a lot to combat this problem. Here are the titles of her four lectures:

  • Two Systems
  • Faith Connections
  • Bringing Churches Onboard
  • Bright Lights

Here’s a video preview

justin.weblyCreating the Common Good-4: A Christian Response
with Justin Welby

How do Christians respond to the pervasive, overwhelming issue of economic inequality? Where do we begin the discussion of such a complex and influential subject?

In 2015 the Trinity Institute offered a conference called ‘Creating Common Good,’ in which thinkers from a wide range of perspectives and real-world experience offered practical tools to help individuals and congregations address this pressing subject. We offer these four courses to lay the groundwork for our discussions.

In this fourth class Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Rev. Justin Welby, who guides a faith tradition of 80 million believers, outlines a Christian response to economic inequality. He has made headlines by speaking out against payday lenders, who charge high rates for short term loans. And he has made the bold move of establishing credit unions in local churches (there are 16,000 churches in the UK) to make low interest loans available to all. Archbishop Justin’s lectures are entitled:

  • What is Economic Inequality?
  • Structures of Sin
  • The Church’s Response

This course is ideal for those seeking to develop a Christian response to increasing economic inequalities and can serve as a starting point for further reflection and discussion on this topic.

Here’s a video preview:

Here’s Where You Join Our School


No PayPal? No Problem! On the checkout page just click the link at the bottom, “Pay using your credit or debit card” No need to sign up or fill out extra information!

How it Works

  • Take any course for only $25 a month.
    • Take as many other MSA courses as you would like at no extra cost while your subscription is active.
    • 24/7 access to all video lectures, downloads, and course content.
    • Interact with other MSA class members from around the world, or take your class anonymously.
    • No commitment – you may cancel anytime.
    • New courses are coming!

Just $25/month to take as many classes as you want!


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