SFM-501: Spiritual Life Practices

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Taught by Professor Deborah Loyd. This course is designed to introduce students to spiritual growth resources and spiritually reflective processes. The emphasis will be on developing a deeper inner life through increased understanding of the theological, biblical, and historical basis of spiritual formation practices. Students will practice specific contemplative practices such as, but not limited to meditation, silence, solitude, worship, sacrifice, self-examination, giving, fasting and service. Through these studies, the assigned practices and reading, the student will determine how he or she best perceives the presence of God and thus will deepen one’s connection with God. This class will major on the avenues of study, small group discussions, field trips, art projects and hands-on exercises.