A one-year program drawing from cutting edge research in theology, psychology, anthropology, and philosophy, consisting of six courses.
- Exploring the unconscious movements that form our sense of ‘self’.
- Critically exploring the scriptures and the contexts in which they were written. Consequently, how they relate to other myths.
- Exposing the structure of evil and the development of its symbolism. Moving beyond mythical and abstract descriptions of evil.
- How God subverts our concepts of God.
- What makes Jesus Christ uniquely significant in history, relevant in our present world and a living hope for the future of humanity.
- Atonement takes on a whole new meaning when sin, evil, God and the nature of man have been re-evaluated in the context of Mimesis.
The program will explore some of the most relevant questions today, critically deconstructing popular answers and boldly reconstructing a whole new context in which to think.
As an online program it allows students to plan their own schedules (3 hours per week minimum) yet being part of a class means that you can engage with other students regularly, exchanging and developing ideas. There are weekly writing assignments.
Only 100 spaces are available. After the program completion, we plan to organize a week-long event for students just to meet, converse and have fun.
How it works
- Each week a new lesson is made available. A written lesson is often accompanied by an audio and/or a video (approximately 30min each). The audio and video is exactly the same message in different formats. To read through the lesson and watch the video will take about an hour.
- One of the most important goals of the course is to help students discover and develop their own unique voice. That means that lessons are not designed to cram you full of information, but rather to draw your unique understanding out. This is facilitated by a weekly written assignment of 300 – 500 words. It is by far one of the most beneficial disciplines. (Time:15 – 45 min)
- The assignments are posted within the class for other students to engage with. Unlike social media where everyone can enter a conversation and steer it any direction, these conversations are within the class context. That means everyone has read and listened to the same material and answered the same questions in preparing their assignments. The engagements are therefore very focussed and insightful. (Many beautiful friendships have developed from these conversations in previous classes) We encourage students to spend at least 45 min/week interacting within these forums.
- So to summarize the weekly commitment so far: 45 min to work through the lesson; 45 min to write the assignment; 45 min interacting in forums. That totals to just more than two hours per week.
- The final commitment is reading a prescribed book per month. The books are NOT included in the course fees. The time spent depends on your reading speed. Here are some ideas to help increase your reading speed: https://youtu.be/HhW8IHhmSY8
Individual course vs year program
Courses will be available individually for $300 each, however registering for the complete program means that a 30% discount applies. That is all six courses for $1260 instead of $1800 if purchased individually. If you prefer to pay monthly, Paypal offers payment plans during the checkout process.
For couples there is an 80% discount available for the second partner to sign up. After signing up the first person, please email your username to Discounts@alwaysloved.net for your discount coupon.
For groups of 5 or more please email Discounts@alwaysloved.net. Tell us about the group and what your expectations are.
Your desire to do the program is of the greatest importance … even more important than your financial ability. If you cannot afford the program at this stage but have the desire to do it, you can be considered for a scholarship. Learn more.
Registration opens in September and closes in November. Classes begin January 2017. There are some preparatory reading that should ideally be done before starting the class.