Good Troublemaking: The Spiritual Practice of Building Better Worlds

A Space for Spiritual Reflection and Renewal


October 27th – December 8th
Thursdays, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Central Time) | Online via Zoom


Look around you. What do you see?


Now ask yourself, “Is this how things should be? Finally, consider, “How might I help close the gap between these two worlds?”


This 6-week online course seeks to offer activist-learners and learning activists a space for spiritual reflection and renewal. One of the most transformative powers of spiritual reflection is glimpse into futures where something more just is possible. Learners in this course will engage in faith-full vision casting using methods of practical theology in conversation with tenets of social justice action.


Come dream with us and leave ready to build a better tomorrow by faith-fully living today!



Cost: $75


Deadline to Register: October 20th


For more information about the course, please contact Dr. Rolf Nolasco at rolf.nolasco@garrett.edu.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Course Cancellation Policy


Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary reserves the right to cancel the course if a minimum participation level is not reached. If we cancel this offering, participants will be notified of the cancellation 7 business days before the offering’s start date and will receive a full refund.


Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary Policy for Participant Cancellation


Participants can withdraw from the course in writing via e-mail to lifelong.formation@garrett.edu.


Refunds will be provided according to this schedule:


    • Withdrawals received more than 30 days prior to the course’s start date will receive: 100% refund.
    • Withdrawals received between 29 to 16 days prior to the course’s start date will receive: 50% refund.
    • No refunds will be issued for withdrawals received 15 days or less before the course starts.


October 27th | 6 p.m.

Más Allá: Discerning the Call of Ancestors and Afterbearers

November 3rd | 6 p.m.

Sympathetic Strings: Resonance, Resistance, and Resilience

November 10th | 6 p.m.

Holy Listening and The Dangers of Dialogical Discovery

November 17th | 6 p.m.

Imagine Free: Queeration of Divine Possibilities

December 1st | 6 p.m.

Not Just Us: Everyday Justice-in-Community

December 8th | 6 p.m.

Truthworking and Visioncasting: Proclaiming the Worlds to Come

Meet Your Instructor

The Rev. Eddie L. Journey, Ph.D., LMHC is a pastoral theologian and therapist with deep commitments to how social justice and faith inform public practice. A graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary with a Ph.D. in Pastoral Theology, Personality, and Culture, Dr. Journey’s work often centers marginalized communities as an act of justice and worldmaking. He offers this course in partnership with the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation as a call to dreamers and artists, believers and doubters, and wonderers/wanderers to gather hearts and hands for the work of justice in the worlds both are and are to come!

Eddie Journey

Sponsored By

Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation

Established in 2012, the Rueben P. Job Institute for Spiritual Formation is an initiative for continuing education in spiritual formation of laity and clergy. The Institute, as well as the Rueben P. Job Endowed Chair in Spiritual Formation, are a lasting legacy to Bishop Rueben P. Job’s lifelong commitment to his field and ensures that Garrett continues to prepare well-formed spiritual leaders for many generations.

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