Iliff Offers Unique Way to Connect Theology to Reality

Apr 01, 2009, 10:11 ET from Iliff School of Theology

DENVER, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the world's economy continues its volatility, Denver's Iliff School of Theology has found a unique way to connect theology to the realities most people are living in today through the development of a website that helps people answer some of life's most pressing questions - Question to Learn.

"While many people turn to their faith during these turbulent times, most individuals don't realize that theology schools can also be great resources for them," said David Trickett, president and Henry White Warren Professor of Ethics and Leadership. "Trying times often create legitimate stresses that impact relationships, finances, and our own ideals of self-sufficiency, but they also make us question. Those questions are quite often focused on the big questions in life."

Iliff's new micro-site focuses on three primary questions:

-- Can I really make a difference?

-- Can all faiths get along?

-- Is this all there is?

While the site does not tell a person how or what to believe about answering these questions, it directs the viewer on how he or she may go about finding their own answers to these types of questions with the help of Iliff's faculty through a variety of options - vcasts, podcasts, courses, or seminars.

"Our hope is that by connecting with Iliff, people find theology a welcoming resource in finding their answers," added Trickett. "Theology is a word that is often misunderstood. By using the Internet, Iliff hopes to breakdown some of the barriers to theological education and what it can provide - not only by offering this site, but in the work we do every day."

The Iliff School of Theology is a graduate theological school of the United Methodist Church, serving more than 38 different faith traditions. Founded in 1892, the seminary provides several degree programs, including a joint Ph.D. program with the University of Denver.

    Contact: Greta Gloven Phone: (303) 229-8042

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