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Free Online Course

Course registration is now closed. Feel free to still join and receive all content, however there will not be teacher interaction in return.

Our Open Online Course is tailor-made for ministers looking to understand contemporary culture and develop critical thinking skills for their ministry.

  • 100% Free
  • Eligible to receive a digital competency badge backed by Concordia University upon completion
  • Study in real time with Dr. Gregory Schulz, Director of the Martin Galstad Institute for Lutheran Philosophy
  • Connect with like-minded peers from all over the world
  • Weekly lessons that allow you to work at your own pace, on your own time


The Philosophy "Kata Christon - Using Your Head in Pastoral Work" MOOC teaches people in all levels of ministry work to reflect on Kata Christoni logic. Kata Christon means to be in dialog with God and His Word.

Join Dr. Gregory Schulz, as he helps you realize the importance of Western Philosophy for your ministry and how to understand our current generation's approach to secular (kata ta stoichea) and Christian (kata Christon) views. Truth, Reality, Reason, Logic, and more all play a role in deciphering the language of God and Western culture today.

This course stretches over six weeks and can be completed at your pace. It is delivered via Concordia University Wisconsin's world class distance education platform. The course begins January 11th, 2016. Register today!


  • Explore approaches to kata Christon with references to Socrates, Kierkegaard, and Hiedegger
  • Dive into ways these ideas can be viewed kata ta stoichea or kata Christon
  • Video lectures with assigned projects that will receive direct feedback from the instructor