What's inside the course:

  1. 1
    • Welcome to this Ephesiology Master Class

    • How to use this course

    • Before we begin...

  2. 2
    • Instructions

    • Learning Tasks

    • Rubric for Asynchronous Discussion Participation

    • Writing Academic Book Reviews

    • Rubric for Book Review

    • Rubric for Final Research Project

    • Writing a Seminary Paper

    • Course Bibliography

    • Resources for Academic Research

    • Writing & Style Guides

  3. 3
    • From Christendom to Post-Christendom

    • Emergence of NRMs

    • Engaging NRMs

    • Religious Identity

  4. 4
    • Defining NRMs

    • Church, Sect, Cult Typology

    • Recruitment

    • Violence

  5. 5
    • Western Spiritualities

    • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    • Jehovah's Witnesses

    • Scientology

    • The Family

    • Contemporary Paganism

    • Excursus: Stonehenge, Druids, and King Arthur

    • New Age

  6. 6
    • Yoga

    • ISKCON

    • Buddhism

    • Baháʼí

    • Chinese NRMs

  7. 7
    • Voodoo

    • Santeria

    • Umbanda

  8. 8
    • Final Reflections

    • Class Survey

    • Before you go...

    • Want to go further? Here's what's next.

  9. 9
    • Reading, Reflections, and Class Lessons

    • Participation

    • Book Review

    • Research Project

The benefits of this course include:

  • More than twelve hours of on-demand video

  • Articles and blogs written by your instructor

  • Accessible 24/7 from your phone, tablet, or computer

  • A roadmap to help your church get into a growth posture

  • Personal reflection questions to help you digest and apply the content

  • Discussion forums to do theology in a community with others taking the class

  • Monthly live Zoom discussions with your instructor

  • Free book offer from William Carey Publishing

  • Certificate of completion for continuing education credit