H&Co. Culture Courses
GET READY FOR LOVE: A journey into the creative, theological world of Nick Cave
A 4-week exploration of the music, writing and creativity of Nick Cave, examining his inspirations, preoccupations and creative trajectories. Cave is one of rock music’s most literary and provocative artists whose live performances with his band, the Bad Seeds, are prime examples of the transcendent power of music. Join us as we as we look at Cave's explorations into the religious and the theological; The perverse and the the pure, the holy and the transgressive, as they live side by side in a rich creative and deeply theological stew.
Solitude: Life Lessons for an Isolated World
In this 4-hour course, designed for our current time of pandemic and beyond, we will be examining the difference between solitude and loneliness and explore techniques and ideas for enhancing our understanding and practice of solitude and offer ways to carry that understanding into our post-isolation lives. Join us as we take some time to look deeper at a brief history of solitude, the difference between various emotions produced, the bliss of solitude and productive solitude.
Field Guide for the Future: Design, Theology and Innovation
In this 12-week foundational course we will explore the complex and diverse cultural contexts that we currently find ourselves in. We will address them with an innovative methodology and new theological responses in order to help you to effectively address the particular challenges you and/or your organization face.
In this 6-week course we will explore a wide variety of issues related to faith and technology. The Church is both changed and changing through immersion and engagement with technology. Digital culture is the new condition that the Church finds itself in. This new condition requires new approaches and innovative theological conversations and responses.
Creative Leader's Workshop
In this 8-week course we will explore new ways of leading through curiosity, creativity and conviction. Learn how to create an eco-system of personal tools shaped around three key values and discover how a curious mindset, fueled by creativity and conviction, can be an inspirational and creative way of challenging assumptions and re-defining your mission or project.
Van Gogh's God
In this 4-week course we will focus on Van Gogh’s complex religious life and views, exploring his theological background, his de-conversion and subsequent journey to self-expression through his painting.
Five F*cked Up Relationships in the Bible
In this 5-week course we will explore five messed up relationships and we will examine other ways of thinking about love and sex and relationships. In this age of fragile masculinity, new feminist movements and the #metoo movement we will also be giving special attention to the way in which women are presented as deadly lovers in the interpretation of these tales and countering that with a radical theological perspective on these stories.