Littleton, CO, October 11, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Health care professionals have the opportunity to join seminary students in the classroom for a Theology of Health in Culture class taught in January 2014 at Denver Seminary. A course in the Justice and Mission curriculum has been updated to bring together practicing health care professionals with pastoral, counseling, and chaplaincy students, offering a time to explore the current, often confusing and misdirected, pursuit of health in America.
The first week of the class will run from January 17-21 and includes lecture, reading, class discussion, and a site visit. It is approved for 18 AMA PRA category 1 credits and 18 AAFP prescribed credits for all practicing health care professionals. For those seeking seminary credit, a second week (January 21-24) of class is offered including assignments and readings that provides the registered student with 2 hours of master’s level education credit.
Bob Cutillo, M.D. will be teaching the course as an Associated Faculty at the Seminary. Regarding the class, he states, “What might the pursuit of health and the delivery of health care look like if God’s promises were true and his call to justice relevant? We hope to ask the right questions, and seek Biblical truth for current day dilemmas.”
Bob has over 30 years of experience as a family physician for the medically underserved both in the United States and abroad. Most recently he was the Medical Director at Inner City Health Center, a Christian clinic that has been serving the medically poor and needy in Denver for nearly 30 years. According to Bob, “We live in a time when we have never possessed so much power for treating disease and improving health. Yet there is rising dissatisfaction with how health care is delivered by a system that now consumes nearly 20% of our GDP. We have failed to ask where we are trying to go, leaving each individual to seek their own autonomous path toward health."
The course offers a time to reflect on the state of health and health care in America from within a theologically informed space, a context to challenge the existing paradigms that frequently exclude a faith perspective from the discussion, and a refreshment and renewal of vocation.
More information about the Theology of Health in Culture class can be found at DenverSeminary.edu/Become-A-Student/Theology-of-Health-in-Culture. Questions should be directed to: the admissions department, e-mail: Admissions@DenverSeminary.edu, and phone: 303-762-6937.
About Denver Seminary - Denver Seminary is an accredited, graduate-level school of theology in Littleton, Colorado that offers a wide range of theological degrees. With enrollment of over 1,000 students representing over 50 denominations, we prepare men and women to engage the needs of the world with the redemptive power of the gospel and the life-changing truth of Scripture.
Through our educational programs and emphasis on the training and mentoring process, the seminary challenges students to grow spiritually, intellectually, and professionally in order to lead God’s people in the accomplishment of His mission and to engage the realities of a world in need of redemption at every level.