I teach courses that broadly fall under the rubric of practical theology, a way of doing theological work that has as a primary question: what's this all for?
So the resources of the so-called classical fields of scripture, church history, and theology are marshaled for the sake of envisioning Christianity as a way of life today. The big questions come here: God has made us by, in and for love, and we know God's justice, mercy and love most fully in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ whose spirit even now is at work in surprising ways among us. In faith, we have the freedom to give our lives away in partnership with God in this work of justice, mercy and love.
How shall we do that here, now? This question is asked by individuals, by families, and by congregations. It is a question to live, not a question to answer once for all. And it drives most particular courses I teach, whether at Luther or out with various groups who invite me to their events.
You can find more about specific courses I teach on the Luther Seminary site.