This course engages both the terms “rural” and “practical theology” in ways that allow for application and inspiration of the Holy Spirit in rural ministry. As rural life looks very different depending upon context, this course allows for application which provides fewer solid answers, and more a toolbox for engaging in ministry.
The course includes audio lectures, readings, course postings, a project which allows for application of the material learned in the course.
Students are required to have the following book for this class:
This course is eligible for 3.0 CEU.
About the Instructor
Marc Boswell has served in ministry positions in North Carolina, Virginia, Illinois, and Louisiana. Growing up in eastern North Carolina, he attended the University of Mount Olive (B.A. Religion), Union Presbyterian Seminary (M.Div.), and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Ph.D.).
Marc is currently the executive director of Together for Hope Louisiana – a rural poverty development ministry in the Louisiana Delta. In 2017, he also founded and is the editor of Progressive Southern Theologians. He enjoys photography, cooking, and writing. His research and teaching interests include constructive/liberation theologies, community development, and race in American culture.