Rooted in the Word, Growing in Christ
AMBS is steeped in a centuries-old Anabaptist peace tradition. We empower students for creative, transformative and holistic Christian leadership. Join our global learning community and:
- Explore biblical, theological and ethical aspects of peace and justice with an Anabaptist lens.
- Study with experienced faculty mentors who are reflective practitioners and scholars.
- Enhance your gifts for work in church, service, academic and nongovernmental settings — wherever God may call you!
- Grow in a place that also values creation care, spiritual growth, intercultural competence and undoing racism as core to Christian witness and the church's ministry of reconciliation.
Image: Incoming students visit the Kelby Love Violence Intervention Project mural in Elkhart, Indiana. (Credit: Peter Ringenberg)
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CONFRONTING SEXUALIZED VIOLENCE IN THE BIBLE | Susannah Larry, PhD
Three credit hour course
► Explore ways to move biblical texts representing violence (and their interpretations) away from deeper wounding.
► While the subject matter of this course remains difficult, the goal will be to move towards a “hermeneutics of reclamation,” in which the trauma represented in the Bible can be read as the witness to survivors’ testimony.
SPIRITUAL PRACTICES: PRAYER AND SCRIPTURE | Rachel Miller Jacobs, DMin
Two credit hour course
► What does scripture-saturated personal and corporate prayer look like? How might we pray scripture through memory, movement, and music, either by ourselves or in small groups, Sunday school classes, spiritual friendships, and family life?
► We will experience and experiment with a variety of ways of praying and sinking deeply into scripture as well as leading others in doing so.
READING THE BIBLE IN PANDEMIC: A COLLOQUIUM | Safwat Marzouk, PhD
One credit hour course
► In response to the uncertainty and disorientation that this pandemic has caused, Christians turned to the Bible in order to find a sense of meaning and orientation in the midst of this chaos.
► This colloquium seeks to provide an opportunity for students to reflect on biblical hermeneutics and theologies that have surfaced in response to the pandemic.