Christian Public Leader: Who is My Neighbor?
SG0502, Luther Seminary, Spring 2019
Resources for Christian public leaders and others who are engaged in deeply contextual learning.
SG502 is the second course in a four course sequence at Luther Seminary for master’s level students. It is oriented around a complex set of experiences — live lecture presentations, small group formation work, and learning in a specific context.
Here is a print version of the syllabus, but please note that any revisions that exist in the online moodle version of the class take precedence over this syllabus.
There are several resources we will mention during the semester:
Agreements for conversation
- Covenant of presence
- respectful conversation agreement
- ground rules
- norms of collaboration (includes a useful toolkit)
- brave spaces
Spirituality resources more generally
- Creighton’s link list
- TitusBrandsma Institute
- Christ in the Desert monastery
- Lift Up Your Hearts
- Common Good radio for kids
- Institute for Welcoming Resources
- mindfulness breathing
- Lord’s prayer dance anthem
- the Ignatian examen
- A “cookbook” of spiritual practices
During the term we will be talking about a variety of ways in which Christians might exercise leadership in public settings. Towards that end it is worth noting some of the following organizations and associations which work in the civil sector:
- LSE links (huge list)
- Res Publica
- Deliberative Democracy
- Parliamentarians for Global Action
- Public Agenda
- Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
- World Bank’s list of CSO’s
- Mediators Beyond Borders
People exercising public leadership in ways I find interesting