Center for Faith and Culture offers flourishing classes


The Center for Faith and Culture's season of personal flourishing courses continue for the spring semester. Taught by local pastors and Jewell faculty on faith as it relates to literature, science, politics, the arts, music, health, finance and Biblical studies, sessions are four weeks each, offered on campus or at a Center for Faith and Culture partner congregation. 

Each class is unique, taught from the perspective of flourishing and faith from each faculty member’s discipline. Alumni and friends are welcome to participate. Classes are $45 each, and the Master Class is $25. Courses are free for members of our partner congregations and Jewell students and staff.

  • "Shakespeare, Religious Identity and Human Flourishing: The Merchant of Venice"
    Dr. Sara Morrison, Professor of English
    6:30-7:45 p.m. on Wednesdays, Jan. 17, 24, 31, Feb. 7

    Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • "Good Country People: The Importance of Religion in Southern Gothic Literature"
    Rev. Charles Smith, Associate Pastor of Student Ministries
    7-8:15 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12

    Country Club Christian Church
  • "Bridge Building Toward a Flourishing Life for All: Deepening Solidarity in the Quest for Social & Racial Justice"
    Rev. Dr. Vernon Percy Howard, Jr., Pastor, St. Mark's Church
    6:30-7:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 21 (skips Feb. 14) 

    Village Presbyterian Church
  • "Accounting, Personal Finance and the Good Life"
    Dr. Chris McCullick, CPA, Associate Professor of Accounting
    6:30-7:45 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15

    Second Baptist Church
  • MASTER CLASS: "In Pursuit of Biblical Wisdom"
    Dr. Brendon Benz, Associate Professor of History & Religion; 
    Theologian-in-Residence with the Center for Faith and Culture
    10:30 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Jan. 30
    Pryor Learning Commons Room 112, William Jewell College

  • "Requiem Aeternam: A Journey to the Afterlife from Three Centuries"
    Dr. Ian Coleman, Professor of Music
    6:30-7:45 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 21, 28, March 6, 20 (skips March 13)

    Community Christian Church
  • "Spiritual Intelligence"
    Rev. Carla Aday, Senior Minister
    7-8:15 p.m., Mondays, April 8, 15, 22, 29

    Country Club Christian Church
  • "Ordinary Sabbath"
    Rev. Shanna Steitz, Senior Minister
    6:30-7:45 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17, 24

    Community Christian Church