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C21 Online Learning Opportunities

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS OFFERED

Courses

Autumn Blessings: Spirituality in the Second Half of Life
featuring video of Dr. Kathleen Fischer and Rev. Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I.

This course examines the spiritual tasks in the second half of adulthood in contrast to the first half of life. (5 weeks) more...

Christian Faith and Moral Character
featuring clips from feature films and text by Rev. Kenneth Himes, O.F.M.
Examine the meaning of character and its significance for moral life. Explore the topics of moral freedom, human sinfulness, and the nature of conversion. (5 weeks) more...

The Creed: What We Believe
featuring video with Father Michael J. Himes
Using the Apostles Creed as its outline but referring also to the Nicene Creed and to Scripture, explore both what it means to believe as well as what is believed so that we may live our faith more richly every day. (5 weeks) more...

Encountering Mark, Matthew, and Luke: The Synoptic Gospels
featuring video with Father Michael J. Himes and articles by Dr. Philip A. Cunningham
Let the Scriptures enrich your spiritual life! Explore the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke in this course. (7 weeks) more...

The Gospel of John                                                                   
featuring video with Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.
    
This course provides an overview of the Gospel according to John.  In particular, it investigates the unique features of the fourth Gospel that distinguish it from the Synoptics and its role within the Lectionary. (5 weeks) more...

NEW!  The Online Book Club: The Church of Mercy, by Pope Francis
featuring The Church of Mercy: A Vision for the Church by Pope Francis
This course provides the opportunity to participate in an online conversation that explores a collection of Pope Francis's speeches, homilies, prayers, and papers that have been compiled from the first year of his papacy.  (5 weeks) more...

NEW!  Philippians, featuring Roy Goetz, and Dan Hennessey, Vincent M. Smiles, Catherine Upchurch, and Clifford M. Yeary
This workshop is a study of the Letter to the Philippians, one of Paul’s letters from prison. In addition to sharing one’s own reflection on the text, the workshop provides the opportunity to converse about the remarks of five different commentators.  (5 weeks) more...

Sacraments in Catholic Life
featuring articles by Dr. Jennifer Bader and clips of feature films
Explore the sacramental life of the Church with this overview of sacramentality and the seven sacraments. (5 weeks) more...

Spirituality Matters
featuring video with Father Michael J. Himes
Your spirituality affects your total outlook on life and every aspect of daily living. Join other adults in discussing important questions and best practices. (5 weeks) more...

Teaching Religion: Creative Strategies and Best Practices (Elementary) 
course designed by Jane Ayer
Focused on the elementary and junior high catechist and religious educator, explore teaching as a vocation, the various types of learners, and different approaches to presenting religious education material. (5 weeks) more...

What Makes Us Catholic, Part I: Community, Common Good, Common Heritage, and Sacramental Life
featuring videos with Dr. Thomas H. Groome

Join a guided discussion of the first half of Dr. Groome's critically acclaimed book, What Makes Us Catholic. (5 weeks) more...

What Makes Us Catholic, Part II: Leap of Faith, Justice, Loving Beyond Borders, and Growing Spiritually
featuring videos with Dr. Thomas H. Groome

A guided discussion of the second half of Dr. Groome's critically acclaimed book, What Makes Us Catholic. (Part I is not a pre-requisite for Part II) (5 weeks) more ...

The Way of Justice and Peace (cosponsored by Little Rock Scripture Study and Boston College C21 Online)
featuring video with Eleanor Henley, Judy Hoelzeman, and Catherine Upchurch
This course reflects on God's call to holiness and our response, the requirements of discipleship, and the lasting rewards of following the way of justice and peace.  A good foundation for anyone growing in discipleship. (6 weeks) more...


Workshops

For those who prefer a limited time commitment, consider a 3- or 4-week workshop. Workshop features are the same as courses, including a guided Community for Conversation to reflect on and discuss the material.

Pope Francis's Interview: Continuing the Conversation is a workshop designed to contextualize and investigate Pope Francis’ interview with worldwide Jesuit journals, “A Big Heart Open to God." more...

C21 Resources Workshops
Each three-week workshop provides a guided discussion concerning an issue of C21 Resources, a publication of Boston College's Church in the 21st Century Center.  Each issue contains about 15 short, informative articles reprinted from a variety of journals, centered on a selected theme.  For a free subscription to the publication, click here.

NEW!  A Church of and for the Poor (Fall 2014 issue) more...

Catholic Intellectual Tradition (Spring 2013 issue) more...

Encountering Jesus (Fall 2008 issue) more...

The Eucharist: At the Heart of Catholic Life (Fall 2011 issue) more...

Grace and Commitment: Religious and Ordained (Spring 2011 issue) more...

Grace and Commitment: The Laity (Fall 2010 issue) more...

Growing Faith: Adults in an Evangelizing Church (Spring 2010 issue) more...

Growing Faith: Children and Adolescents (Fall 2009 issue) more...

Intimacy Throughout Life: A Catholic Perspective (Spring 2014 issue) more...

Places and Times for Sharing Faith (Fall 2012 issue) more...

Roles and Relationships in the Church Today (Fall 2013 issue) more...

A Sacramental People (Spring 2012 issue) more...

Spiritual Practices (Spring 2009 issue) more...

Liturgy Workshops

Effective Preaching: Homily Preparation is a workshop designed for ordained and lay preachers to explore how to craft an engaging homily. (4 weeks) more...

Effective Preaching: Preaching to Children is a workshop designed to help lay and ordained preachers speak to the hearts of children.  (3 weeks) more...

NEW!  Effective Preaching: Preaching at Weddings is a workshop designed to help participants effectively craft and deliver meaningful homilies at weddings.  (3 weeks) more...

The Liturgy Committee is a workshop designed for parishioners and parish staff members who are involved or who want to be involved in a parish liturgy committee. (4 weeks)  more...

Scripture Workshops

John in Holy Week and Easter, featuring videos with Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., and Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., on the Gospel of John in the seasons of Holy Week and Easter. (3 weeks)  more...

Jesus Foretold and Fulfilled, featuring videos with Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., explores the readings for the Advent and Christmas seasons. (3 weeks)
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Phillipians, featuring videos with Roy Goetz, and Dan Hennessey, Vincent M. Smiles, Catherine Upchurch, and Clifford M. Yeary
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The Gospel of Mark* (3 weeks)
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The Gospel of Matthew* (3 weeks)
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The Gospel of Luke* (3 weeks)
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*The course material and videos in these three workshops are the same units used in the 7-week course, Encountering Mark, Matthew, and Luke: The Synoptic Gospels.

Rates:
Course fee: $50
Workshop fee: $25

Enrollment Types:
Course: Five-week course
Workshop: Three- or four-week workshop