WMN201 – Women Speak of God – Women Speak of God

Course Dates: January 15 – February 26, 2018

This course is not just for women! The workshop is about how Christians in different cultures, different time periods, and different social locations have told their faith stories. Amy Oden, professor of the History of Christianity and Dean of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC, presents video lectures on six Christian women who wrote about their faith. The workshop explores how we, as members of the Christian family, tell our “family stories.” It also helps us to examine our own faith and to articulate our own experiences of God.

Lessons Include:

  • Perpetua: Rebellious Daughter (2nd century Carthage)
  • Macrina: Scientist and Pastor (4th century Asia Minor)
  • Juana Inez de la Cruz: Intellectual in the Kitchen (17th century Mexico)
  • Susanna Wesley: First Theologian of the Methodists (18th century England)
  • Jarena Lee: Preaching Pioneer (19th century United States)
  • Georgia Harkness: Theologian for the People (20th century United States)

Each week’s study consists of two weekly readings and three or four video segments (under 10 minutes each) plus online discussion for each video.  Participants login at the time of day which works best for each one’s own schedule while still interacting with one another and the facilitator of the course.  Plan on roughly 2-6 hours online weekly engaging with the materials and the other students.  No live or set meeting times are involved.

1.5 CEUs are available.

Price: $50


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Post image: Wildenranna ( Wegscheid / Lower Bavaria ). Our Lady of Sorrows parish church ( 1906 ) – Stained glass window showing Mary Magdalene. Photograph by Wolfgang Sauber.

Michael Beardslee

Michael was born and raised near the muddy banks of the Arkansas River in Kansas. Currently working on a PhD (Intercultural Studies) from Fuller Seminary, he has completed prior work in theology at Friends University (B.A.), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M.A.), and Trinity International University (Th.M). His current research concerns Christian identity as it regards Christianity’s new, global pluralism. Michael splits his time between study, many hobbies, and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and two girls. Additionally, he serves as an Affiliate Professor with Southwestern College Professional Studies, and leads many of the Wesley Lay Academy classes on BeADisciple.


This course may be led by any trained facilitator for a small group within a congregation.