Course Catalog for Academic Year 2014-2015

School
Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation (BSSF)
Catholic Theological Union (CTU)
Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS)
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (GETS)
Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC)
McCormick Theological Seminary (MTS)
Meadville Lombard Theological School (ML)
North Park Theological Seminary (NPTS)
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS)
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS)
Univ. of St Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary (USML/MS)
Fall
August 25
September 2
September 2
September 2
September 2
September 2
 
 
September 22
August 27
August 25
Winter
January 5
January 5
January 6
January 12
January 5
January 5
 
 
January 12
N/A
N/A
Spring
February 4
February 9
February 2
February 2
February 2
February 2
 
 
April 6
January 15
January 12


Biblical Studies

Sch/Cs # Title/Description FALL WINTER SPRING
CTU
B4419i

Sacred Space in the Bible

Israel Travel Seminar

 

Barker

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4422i

History and Archaeology of the Bible I

Israel and Palestine/ Travel Seminar, Prereq: B4001

TBA

Hoppe

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4423i

History and Archaeology of the Bible II

Jordan and Egypt. Travel Seminar. Prereq: B4001

TBA

Hoppe

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
BC4503

Biblical Foundations for the Church's Universal and Inclusive Mission

Prereqs B4203 & B4205

W 700-815 & 8:20-945

Senior

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
11-626

Biblical Hermeneutics: Judges

Discussion of approaches to the use and interpretation of the Bible in the church. Topics vary from year to year and may focus on one of the testaments. Prereq 11-500 and 12-500.

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

C. Anderson

G-ETS
11/12-626

Biblical Hermeneutics: African American Biblical Interpretation

 

M 630-930

C. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
11/21-830

Biblical Seminar: The Old Testament in the New Testament

 

W 900-1200

Lester

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 301 A/B

Jesus within Judaism: Religious Heritage Scripture I

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) T 800-1050; B) W 630-930

Adam, Pickett

LSTC
RHS 401

Biblical Languages for Ministry

 

MWR 100-215

Mellott

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS/CC 405

World of the Bible: Ancient Sites and Current Struggles in the Holy Land

Mid-East Travel Seminar, Advanced Exegesis

 

 

J-Term

Jan 6-19

Menn, Rossing

 

 

LSTC
RHS/CC 407

Ecology and the Bible

Advanced Exegesis

 

 

J-Term

MTWR 900-1200

Rao

 

 

MTS
B 300

Introduction to Biblical Studies

An overview of content and approaches to Scripture that are responsible to church and academy. Exegesis of texts from Hebrew Bible and New Testament. Special attention to literary types, historical contexts, methods, and resources for understanding.

M 6-850

Hiebert, Tanzer

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 301

Reading from Cultural Spaces: The Difference Culture Makes in Biblical Interpretation

This course will explore the difference that culture makes in reading and interpreting the Bible and will argue that what is considered to be "traditional" biblical criticism is also culturally context specific.

 

 

J-Term

 

Yamada

 

 

MTS
B 470

Prophecy in the Old and New Testaments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopp-Peters

NBTS
IN 301

Exploring the Bible

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. Focus on literary and theological themes of the Bible as well as provide guidelines for the study of biblical material in its literary, historical, cultural and social contexts.

M 700-940

Gile

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ID 5000

Biblical Theology and Interpretation

A survey of biblical theology, including methodological issues of debate during the last two centuries. Emphasis on the Bible's storyline, examining how the books and corpora of the Bible contribute to the unfolding history of redemption.

M 815-1045a

Carson

 

 

 

 

 



Old Testament

I. Introductory

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 301

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

An introduction for beginning students to the historical, literary and theological interpretation of the Hebrew Scriptures. Special attention given to Pentateuch and narrative history (Joshua-2 Kings).

T 630-930; Online (2 sections)

Stone

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
RH 302

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II

An introduction to the historical, literary and theological interpretation of the prophetic, poetic and wisdom texts of the Hebrew Scriptures. Assignments emphasize interpretation and practical application.

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930 & Online (2 sections)

Mikva

CTU
B4203

Introduction to the Old Testament

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 900-1100

Barker

G-ETS
11-500 & 11-500 X

Introduction to the Old Testament

Introduction to the legal, historical, poetic and prophetic books of the Hebrew Scriptures, with emphasis on the order and contents, cultural settings, literary forms, religious themes and interpretive approaches.

W 900-1200

Anderson

 

 

 

A) R 630-930; X) Online

A) Duncan; X) Lester

TEDS
OT 5000

Introduction to the Old Testament

An introduction to the literature of the Old Testament, the history of Israel, critical issues of Old Testament formation, method in Old Testament study, and the theology of the Old Testament.

W 730-1050am

Hoffmeier

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 5075

Biblical Archaeology: Introduction to the World of the Old Testament

The relationship between archaeological data and the Old Testament is investigated with special interest in current problems in the field of biblical archaeology.

T 815-1045

Hoffmeier

 

 

 

 

 

II. Canonical Corpus

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
B4000

Pentateuch

Prereq B4203

M 830-1115

Bergant

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4005

Prophets: Jeremiah and His God

Prereq: B4203

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945p

Barker

G-ETS
11-607

The Writings: Jonah and Ruth

Advanced studyof literary units or theological themes. Emphasis on analytical and synthetic interpretive skills. Prereq: 11-500

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

Duncan

LSTC
RHS 402 A/C

Pentateuch and Wisdom Literature: Instruction for Life

Study of the Pentateuch and Wisdom Literature to better understand the biblical message both within its original historical and cultural contexts and within today's world.

A) W 800-1050; C) Online

A) Klein; C) Chalmers

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 602

Psalms: Old Testament Graduate Biblical Seminar

Course is one in a sequence of 6 (Th.M.) or 12 (Ph.D.) that introduces the major forms and genres of the Psalms: hymn, lament, royal, pilgrimage, wisdom, messianic, praise, Zion Psalms, and to the development of various traditions.

M 100-400

Adam

 

 

 

M 100-450

TBA

NBTS
OT 301 & OL

The Pentateuch

Introduction to Old Testament, biblical archaeology, and discipline of biblical criticism. Study content of the Pentateuch and historical, political, religious and social events that shaped the history of the patriarchs and influenced Israelite society.

T 700-940

Mariottini

 

Online

Gile

 

 

NBTS
OT 302 & 302-OL

The Former Prophets

An introductory study of historical, political, religious and social issues in Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. Prereq IN301

 

 

 

T 700-940

Mariottini

Online

Gile

NBTS
OT 339

The Book of Amos

An historical and theological study of the book of Amos. Special attention given to the social and religious situation in Israel during the eighth century B.C.E.

M 4-640

Mariottini

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
OT 428

Hosea

Course will help students gain understanding of contnt and message of the Book of Hosea; provide guidelines for interpretation in literary, historical and theological contexts; preach and teach from Hosea to meet today's society's needs.

 

 

 

T 4-640

Mariottini

 

 

TEDS
OT 6216

Pentateuch and Historical Books

Study Pentateuch with emphasis on historical and hermeneutical questions of Genesis; law-grace and Commandments; sacrifices, atonement and forgiveness; covenant form. Analyzes historical books emphasizing narrative, history and biblical account.

TR 720-900a

Averbeck

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 6217

Poetic and Prophetic Books

Examination of Near Eastern background, nature, purpose and form of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations. Consideration of prophecy in ancient world and selected prophetic themes. Prereq: reading knowledge of Hebrew.

TR 910-1050

Magary, Hoffmeier

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 8720

Advanced Hebrew Exegesis: Judges

Exegesis with special attention to relevant theological issues, structure, central themes, and historical, cultural and literary contexts.

R 815-1045

Younger

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 8911

Old Testament Studies I: Pentateuch and Historical Books

Old Testament studies with a disciplined approach to the language, grammar/syntax, methodology and rigors of the academic study of the Old Testament.

W 315-455

Averbeck, Younger

 

 

 

 

 

III. Topics in Old Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 409

Journey to Israel

History and hopes for the future are found everywhere in Israel. This 12-day journey will explore the biblical heritage, the vitality of the modern State of Israel, and the tremendous challenges in pursuing justice and peace for Israelis and Palestinians.

 

 

J-term

 

Mikva

 

 

CTS
RH 417

Loss and Healing in the Bible and in Rabbinic Literature

Explore communal and individual loss, rhetorical and theological strategies for coping, understanding, healing. Passages for study include Lamentations, Job, Psalms, Ruth, passages from Genesis-Deuteronomy, midrashic, medieval and modern interpretation.

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5

Mikva

CTS
RH 421

Living, Breathing Judaism

Course explores ethics, Sabbath and festival observance, life cycles, family, prayer, community, conflict and change in diverse Jewish contexts.

W 9-12

Mikva

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
RH 499

The Bible, Animals and Food

Course (1) examines the Hebrew Bible's attitudes toward animals and food, (2) introduces contemporary animal studies and food studies literature, and (3) considers the implications of that literature for biblical interpretation and contemporary ethics.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Stone

CTS
RH 601

Contemporary Hermeneutical Strategies

Advanced seminar exploring a range of emerging hermeneutical strategies (literary, social-scientific, liberationist, feminist, Afrocentrist, womanist, deconstructive, psychoanalytic) with attention to impact of global and post-Holocaust consciousness.

W 9-12

Yang

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4311

Deuteronomistic History: The Former Prophets

Prereq: B4203

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-345

Hoppe

CTU
B5003

Postexilic Literature

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 830-1115

Barker

G-ETS
11-632

OT Topics: Biblical Law and the Ethics of Biblical Interpretation

Study of select OT books. May be repeated. Prereq: 11-500 & 12-500.

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1200

C. Anderson

LSTC
RHS 406 A/C

Israel's Prophets

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) M 800-1050; C) Online

A) Klein; C) Chalmers

LSTC
RHS/CC 605

Race, Ethnicity and the Bible (Advanced Exegesis): OT Graduate Biblical Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

F 900-400; 6 weeks tba

Menn, Thomas

NBTS
OT 458 & 458-OL

Old Testament Theology

A study of the ideas of various sections of the OT as expressions of Israelite religiion. Major trends in OT studies are consulted and weighed. Prereq: OT 301 & OT 302.

Online

Gile

 

 

 

T 700-940

Gile

TEDS
OT 5100

English Bible

Demonstration of inductive Bible study method and treatment of the special teaching of a particular book or books of the Old Testament based on the English text.

 

Beitzel

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 7655

West Semitic Inscriptions

 

M 1230-300

Younger

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 7660

Middle Egyptian

 

TR 130-245

Hoffmeier

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 8000

Current Issues: Physical Theology

 

W 815-1045

Monson

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 8811

History and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East I

 

W 1230-300

Averbeck, Hoffmeier, Younger

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 9000

Issues in Old Testament Theology: Temple in Scripture, Theology and Church

 

M 1230-300

Monson

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Hebrew Language

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
B4300

Biblical Hebrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

MTWR 400-500

Hoppe

G-ETS
11-541

Elementary Hebrew I

Introduction to the elements of biblical Hebrew (grammar and syntax) and translation of selected prose texts in the Hebrew Bible. Credit upon completion of 11-542.

TR 130-220 & W 100-150

Hopp-Peters

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
11-542

Elementary Hebrew II

Completes and continues 11-541. Prerq: 11-541

 

 

 

 

 

TR 130-320 & W 100-150

Hopp-Peters

G-ETS
11-543

Intermediate Hebrew Language

Rapid reading of prose and poetry, review of grammar and vocabulary, introduction to text criticism. Prereq: 11-541/542

 

Duncan

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 409

Hebrew Pericopes

 

T 1200-1250

TBA

 

 

 

T 1200-1250

TBA

LSTC
RHS/CC 404

Hebrew: Enter the Bible and Jewish Christian Relations

Second language course (after Greek) introduces students to the Biblical language of the Old Testament (Mdiv). Presents elementary Biblical Hebrew vocabulary and grammar in order to read the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in its original language.

MWR 100-215

Adam, Jewish Partners

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 321

Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis I

First part of a nondivisible, two-quarter sequence. Hebrew grammar, translation and exegesis of primarily prose portions of Hebrew Bible, fundamentals of text criticism and general principles of interpretation. Credit only upon completion of B 322.

TF 1015-1150

 

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 322

Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis II

Completes the sequence begun in B 321; Hebrew grammar, translation and exegesis of primarily prose portions of Hebrew Bible, fundamentals of text criticism and general principles of interpretation.

 

 

 

 

 

TF 1015-1150

 

TEDS
OT 5240

Elementary Hebrew I

Essentials of biblical Hebrew grammar with emphasis on morphology, phonology, syntax and vocabulary. No audit.

Choice of sections, TR var. times

Various

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 5242

Hebrew Exegesis

Application of exegetical methods to selected passages in the Hebrew text of the propheets. The course will equip the student to move from text to sermon and effectively make the transition from exegesis to exposition.

Choice of days/times

Various

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 5250

Hebrew Reading Skills

 

TR 130-230

Magary

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 8729

Advanced Hebrew Studies: Hebrew and Linguistics

 

M 815-1045

Tully

 

 

 

 

 



New Testament

I. Introductory

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 321

Interpreting the Gospels

An introduction to contemporary research and perspectives on the four canonical Gospels. The Greco-Roman milieu of the Gospels, the methodological development of Gospel scholarship, and the question of the Gospel's genre(s) will be addressed.

T 9-12; Online (2 sections)

Yang; Jennings (OL)

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4205

Introduction to the New Testament

Fall meets: Sept 10, 17 ,24; Oct 1, 8, 22, 29; Nov 5

W 830-1115

Nguyen

 

 

 

1) T 7-9; 2) Mar 16-May 20

1) Senior; 2) Nguyen

CTU
BH5010

Early Christian Literature

Prereq B4205

M 100-345

Brink

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
12-500 & 12-500A/X

Introduction to New Testament

Introduction to the 27 New Testament documents in the light of various historical-critical methodologies as well as of other more recent theories of interpretation.

A) T 630-930; X) Online

A) Vena; X) Cosgrove

 

 

 

T 800-1100

Yeo

ML
BS425INT

New Testament and Christian Origins

Study NT and selected contemporary Jewish, Christian and Greco-Roman writies that provide historical context for NT litereature, for diverse origins of the Christian movement and the collection of literature into a NT canon.

 

Jorgensen

 

 

 

 

Stokes

TEDS
NT 7375

Hermeneutics

The science of biblical interpretation with examination and explanation of its various systems. The disciplines necessary in biblical interpretation come to be understood and developed through the use of selected passages of Scripture.

T 130-400

Osborne

 

 

 

 

 

II. Books of the New Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 325

Interpreting the Epistles

Offers an introduction to both the Pauline and non-Pauline corpus. In addition to reading selected letters in light of ancient epistolography and rhetorical prractices, we will also pay attention to the historical situations of these letters.

Online

Jennings

 

 

 

T 9-12

Yang

CTS
RH 434

Luke-Acts and the Kingdom of God

Exploring the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles in context, course reads text closely with special focus on messages of the Kingdom of God. Will examine contextual issues including gender, class, and geopolitics.

M 2-5

Green

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4003i

In the Footsteps of Paul: Greece and Turkey

Travel course.

TBA

Hoppe

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4402

The Gospel of Mark

Prereq B4205

T 830-1115

Brink

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4407

Gospel According to John

Prereq: B4205

 

 

 

 

 

T 830-1115

Brink

CTU
B4421

The Synoptic Gospels

 

 

 

J-Term

MWF 1-345

Brink

 

 

G-ETS
12-602

Gospel of Matthew

Critical interpretation of Matthew, focusing on the forms and uses of the Jesus tradition, literary relations to Mark, and theology and purposes of the evangelist. Attention to Sermon on the Mount and Jewish background of the Gospel. Prereq: 12-500

R 230-530

Vena

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
12-621

James and Wisdom Literature

Exegetical study, audience and authorship of James, and examination of theological motifs such as wisdom, faith and work, rhetoric, perfection, and eschatology including cross-cultural readings Prereq: 12-500

F 100-900 & S 900-300

Yeo

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
12-625

Luke-Acts

Study of the main themes of Luke-Acts through an exegetical and historical analysis of selected passages. Attention given to genre and the rhetorical devices that mediate the theology of the author. Prereq: 12-500

 

 

 

 

 

T 230-530

Vena

G-ETS
12-632 & 12-632A

NT Topics

Study of select New Testament books. May be repeated. Prereq: 12-500. FALL: Formation in Paul. SPRING: Thessalonian Correspondence.

T 230-530

A) Cosgrove

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-300

Yeo

LSTC
RHS 403 A/C

The Life and Letters of Paul

 

A) R 800-1050; C) Online

A) Blanton; C) TBA

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 407

Jesus and the Gospels

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400

Rossing

LSTC
RHS 601

Matthew and Global Hermeneutics: NT Graduate Biblical Seminar

Course begins with Lutheran World Federation Consultation on Hermeneutics focusing on Gospel of Matthew, held at LSTC Sept 5-10. Explore interpretive perspectives presented by noted international scholars. Will continue to meet with LSTC faculty.

M 100-400

Menn

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 603

Revelation and Apocalyptic Traditions (Adv Exegesis) NT Graduate Biblical Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-400

Rossing

MTS
B 401

The Gospel of John

Exegesis giving attention to content of the Gospel and 1 John, religious environment and community of the Gospel, affinities with Hellenistic and Jewish traditions, its place in developing thought of early church, significance of symbolic language.

R 900-1150

Tanzer

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 450

The Gospels

Introduction to four canonical Gospels with special focus on the unique portrait of Jesus each presents. Major issues and methods for study of Gospel literature. Central emphasis on Christology; minor attention to the historical Jesus. Prereq: B 300.

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1150

Tanzer

NBTS
NT 301 & 301-OL

Jesus and the Gospels

Basic introduction to Matthew, Mark and Luke (Synoptic Gospels) and overview of the teaching and mission of Jesus. Prereq: IN301

M 100-340

McKnight

 

Online

Strait

Online

Strait

NBTS
NT 302 & 302-OL

Paul's Letters and Acts

Introduction to the mission, letters and theology of Paul. Focus is on exegesis and theology to build up one's own biblical-theological basis for preachfing, teaching and other practices of ministry.

Online

Strait

Winter

R 5-640

Willitts

 

 

NBTS
NT 303

Letters to the Early Churches

Study epistles of Peter, Hebrews, James, Judy and John and Book of Revelation. Focus on method, historical context and theology of the New Testament as it develops. Prereq IN 301.

M 400-640

McKnight

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
NT 312

Luke and the American Road Movie

Course pursues cultural and theological dialogue between the biblical journey motif in Luke and the American road movie, engaging such themes as pilgrimage, dislocation, race, gender, wealth, family, community and reconciliation.

 

 

 

 

 

2 Sats & Online

McKeever

TEDS
NT 6221

Synoptic Gospels and Johannine Literature

Survey of the Gospels, Johannine letters and book of Revelation, with more intensive study of selected texts and issues, including NT background, evaluation of critical approaches, historical reliability, theological themes. Prereq: NT Greek Exegesis

TR 345-500

Jipp

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 6222

Acts, Pauline and General Epistles

A survey of the appointed books, with more intensive study of selected texts and issues, including: apostolic history; historicity and message of Acts; life, mission and theology of Paul; evaluation of letters in their relationship to apostolic history.

TR 130-245

Lau

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 7605

Matthew

 

W 815-1045

Pao

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 8420

Criticism of the Gospels

 

R 130-400

Osborne

 

 

 

 

 

III. Topics in New Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 438

Paul in Corinth

Close readings of Paul's correspondence to the people in Corinth with attention to political and philosophical as well as theological and ethical issues addressed by Paul.

T 2-5

Jennings

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
RH 532

Postcolonialism and New Testament Interpretation

Study theoretical works in postcolonial discourses; examine complex interplay of colonial and resisting voices in the NT; interrogate colonizing practices of NT interpretations; explore interpretations that decolonize both text and readers. Prereq RH 321

 

 

 

 

 

T 9-12

Yang

CTS
TEC 407

The New Social Gospel

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Thistlethwaite

CTU
B4410

Christian Origins and the Pauline Mission

Prereq: B4205

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Brink

CTU
B5400

Intertestamental Literature

Prereqs B4203 & B4205

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Simkovich

G-ETS
12-619

New Testament Interpretation through Cross-Cultural Eyes

An exercise in cross-cultural hermenuetics. Examination of key New Testament passages from different approaches to the Bible: African American, feminist/womanist, Asian and Hispanic. Prereq: 12-500

 

 

 

 

 

R 230-530

Vena

MTS
B 439

Epistles of Paul

 

R 600-850

Hopp-Peters

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 7710

Intertestamental Period

Study of period from the fifth century BC to the time of Christ, with special emphasis on the literature and theology of the period. Prereq: NT 6221 or 6111 or concurrent enrollment.

R 815-1045a

Pao

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 8000

Current Issues: Pauline Christology

Seminar examining aspects of New Testament theology that clarify some of its unique challenges and its contributions.

T 800-1040

Jipp

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 9150

Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament

 

R 815-1045a

Carson

 

 

 

 

 

IV. New Testament Greek

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

G-ETS
12-541

Elementary Greek I

Essential forms and principles of New Testament Greek. Credit given upon satisfactory completion of both 12-541 and 12-542.

TR 130-220 & W 100-150

Foley

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
12-542

Elementary Greek II

Completes and continues 12-541. Prereq: 12-541

 

 

 

 

 

TR 130-220 & W 100-150

Foley

LSTC
RHS 405

Greek for Ministry: Enter the Language and Theology of the Bible

Introduces fundamental Greek grammar, vocabulary and exegetical tools necessary for beginning to read, translate and use the Greek New Testament in preaching, teaching, the Bible study.

Online

Perry

 

 

 

MWR 100-215

Mellott

LSTC
RHS 410

Greek Pericopes

 

M 1200-1250

TBA

 

 

 

M 1200-1250

TBA

LSTC
RHS 501

Advanced Greek Readings

 

R 930-1050

Krentz

 

 

 

R 930-1050

Krentz

MTS
B 324

Introduction to Greek Exegesis I

The first part of a nondivisible two-quarter sequence. An introduction to the principles of Greek grammar and vocabulary and to exegetical resources for studying the New Testament in its original language. Credit only upon completion of B 325.

MR 1000-1150

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 325

Introduction to Greek Exegesis II

Completes introductiion to Greek begun in B 324

 

 

 

 

 

MR 1000-1150

Tanzer

TEDS
NT 4030 1/2/3/4

Beginning Greek I

Phonology, morphology and grammar of New Testament Greek with readings in the Johannine literature or the Thessolonian correspondence and vocabulary development.

1&2) TR 910-1050; 3) TR 130-310; 4) T 600-920

1) Dunton; 2) Bryan 3) Yaginuma 4) Wang

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 5210 1/2/3

New Testament Greek Exegesis I

Study in the use of Greek for the interpretation and application of the New Testament. Included are review of morpology, survey of syntax, introduction to textual criticism, and study of exegetical methodology.

1) TR 720-900a; 2) TR 910-1050; 3) TR 130-310

1) Campbell 2)Osborne 3) Jipp

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 5211

New Testament Greek Exegesis II

Further study in the use of Greek for the interpretation and application of the New Testament.

TR 910-1050

Lau

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 5212

New Testament Greek Exegesis III

Advanced study in the analysis of selected New Testament passages with a view to sermon preparation.

T 910-1050

Lau

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 8720

Advanced Greek Exegesis: Ephesians

Intensive exegetical study of a selected book (i.e., Acts, 2 Corinthians, the Pastoral Epistles, or Hebrews) or series of texts, evaluating methods and conclusions of representative commentaries in light of recent studies in grammar and textual criticism.

M 100-240

Lau

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 8723

Textual Criticism

Analysis of the materials, history and principles of New Testament textual criticism with application to selected passages. Prereq: NT 5221, NT 6221 or 6222.

W 130-410

Campbell

 

 

 

 

 



Historical Studies

I. Introductory

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 344

History of Christian Thought

A survey of significant theological, social and political movements of the early Christian church through the late Middle Ages, focusing on the Western church.

W 630-930 and Online (2 sections)

Speller

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
DC6001

History of Religions and Comparative Theology

IRD Conc. Priority; Recommended to be taken towards end of program.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Alexander

G-ETS
13-501 A/X

History of Christian Thought and Practice I

Survey of key developments in Christian thought and practice from the post-apostolic period to eve of the Reformation. 4 sem hrs

M 630-930; X) Online

A) Papandrea; X) VanSlyke

 

 

 

M 630-930

Papandrea

G-ETS
13-502 A/X

History of Christian Thought & Practice II

Survey of key developments in Christian thought and practice from the Reformation to the present. Prereq: 13-501. See website for information on online course priority.

W 900-1200

Johnson

 

 

 

A) T 630-930; X) online

A) Murphy; X) Johnson

LSTC
RHTH 301 A/B

Religious Heritage: History and Theology I

Course will highlight major theological themes and historical developments that have particularly shaped the church's confession and mission. The historical contexts of the church's confession of the faith catholic will be particularly emphasized.

A) T 800-1050; B) F 900-400, Sept 19,26, Oct 3,24,31, Nov 14

A) Hendel, Vethanayagamony; B) Schweitz, Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 401

Church History II

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 800-1050

Hendel

MTS
H 300

History Survey I

Surveys history of Christianity as a world movement by exploring the formation and development of major epochs: ancient, medieval, Reformation, modern.

W 6-850

Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H 301 A/B

History Survey II

Surveys history of Christianity as a world movement by exploring the formation and development of major epochs: ancient, medieval, Reformation, modern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniels

MTS
H 340

Reading the Church Mothers and Fathers

Class will introduce ministry and research students to diversity of doctrine and practice of the early church, provide resources for contemporary ministry informed by early church wisdom and to introduce methods and resources to study the early church.

 

 

J-Term

 

Sawyer

 

 

NBTS
CH 301

Early and Medieval Christianity

Introduction to history of early and medieval Christianity, exploring the environment, movements and significant personalities in the development of the Christian Church, from end of first century to the Reformation.

R 400-640

Hamstra

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
CH 301-OL

Early and Medieval Christianity

Introduction to early and medieval Christianity, exploring the environment, movements and significant personalities in the development of the Christian Church from end of first century to the Reformation.

 

 

 

Online

Gonzalez

 

 

NBTS
CH 302 & 302-OL

Reformation and Modern Christianity

A study of the development of the Christian movement from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Emphasis on the lives and contributions of men and women whose stories can inspire us as we struggle with similar problems in the modern church.

 

 

 

R 400-640

Heinze

Online

Gonzalez

TEDS
CH 5010

History of Christianity

Development of Christianity to present: patristic period, ecumenical councils, cultural and theological synthesis of Middle Ages, Protestant Reformation, classical Prostestant orthodoxy, denominations, secularism, revisals, missionary expansion.

W 730-1050a

Woodbridge

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CH 8100

Classic Texts in the History of Christianity

 

T 130-400

Woodbridge

 

 

 

 

 

II. History of Particular Traditions

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
HTS 3022

Anglican and Episcopal History

Introduction and overview to history and development of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, with particular attention given to Anglicanism as a diverse, globalized communion.

Sep 19-20 Oct 31-Nov 1 Dec 5-6 Chicago

Ferguson

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
RH 367

History and Polity of the United Church of Christ

A study of the history, structure, theology and practices of the United Church of Christ, including its antecedents: the Congregational Christian Churches and the Evangelical and Reformed Church. This course meets current UCC requirements for ordination.

 

 

J-term

9-5

Thomas

Online

Thomas

CTS
RH 455

Writings About Muhammed: The Sociology of Seerah

Course surveys competing and contemporary interpretations of the prophet Muhammed's life story while exploring the significant sociological implications of these varying inquiries.

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12

Nashashibi

CTS
TEC 412

Evolving Dharma: Contemporary Meditation and Buddhist Modernism

Meditation has become a familiar part of Western religious life. Learn how the most comon forms of religious and secular meditation evolved, why they take certain forms, what the potential pitfalls are, how to integrate meditation in pastoral settings.

Online

Michaelson

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
H4006

History of the World Christian Movement 7th-20th Centuries

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 1-345

TBA

G-ETS
40 -676X

United Methodist History

Study the Wesleyan tradition and its expressions in The United Methodist Church. Explores roots of the movement in the Anglican Church and the Wesleyan Revival of the 18th century, and history of American Methodist/Evangelical United Brethren tradition.

Online

Dodrill

 

 

 

Online

Teasdale

LSTC
RHTH 406

Grace Incarnate: The Lutheran Confessional Heritage

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 800-1050

Hendel

ML
H333INT

History of the Western Christian Traditions: Jesus to Erasmus

Comprehensive survey providing overview from the pre-cursors to the 16th century reformations to the 21st century challenges. Covers Enlightenment, Vatican II and development of liberation theologies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kirk

ML
M446INT

African Americans and the Universalists, Unitarians and Unitarian Universalists

Course will familiarize you with the African American experience within the liberal religious community and the community's attitudes toward African Americans.

 

Morrison-Reed

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H 434

American Presbyterian History

Survey using primary documents and historical interpretations to explore origins of institutions and issues within the contemporary church. Attention to revivals, doctrinal controversies, schisms and reunions of 19th and 20th centuries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawyer

MTS
H 471

Global Pentecostalism

A comparative study of the emergence and development of global pentecostalism as an indigenous Christian movement in North America, Africa and South America. Includes classical Pentecostalism, charismatic renewal, and African indigenous churches.

T 100-350

Daniels

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H/T 402

Reformed Tradition

This course explores the history and theology of the Reformed tradition with a view to understanding its origins and development and its contemporary manifestations and relevance.

T 1-350

Sawyer, Case-Winters

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CH 8911

Colloquium in Historical Methodology I

 

W 315-515

Manetsch, Woodbridge

 

 

 

 

 

III. History-Individuals

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

IV. American Church History

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 485

Religion in North America

Course will explore the historical development of religion in America from the 17th to 21st centuries, highlighting the ways that its diversity has shaped American culture and identity

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-930; Online (2 sections)

Speller, Thistlethwaite (OL)

CTU
H4004

Catholicism in the U.S.: Historical and Theological Perspectives

 

R 1000-1245

Athans

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
13-642

Topics in American Religious History

Examination of significant issues, movements and persons. May be repeated. Prereq 13-501

 

 

 

 

 

R 630-930

Dodrill

MTS
H 453

Black Church in North America

Study of major issues and events in development of the black church from the slavery era to the present, with focus on folk religion, protest movements, theological developments, and ecclesial expressions.

M 600-850

Daniels

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
CH 407 & 407-OL

History of American Religion

Introduction of the panorama of people, movements, issues, groups, events and institutional developments that have characterized religious experience in the US from the colonial period to the present.

Online

Gonzalez

 

 

 

R 700-940

Hamstra

TEDS
CH 5060

American Church History

Transition of European churches to America and their involvement with theological, liturgical, social and political issues; Puritanism, separation of church and state; revivals; social concern; liberalism, fundamentalism, neoorthodoxy, evangelicalism.

M 1230-300

Manetsch

 

 

 

 

 

V. Topics in Church History

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
C4002

Abraham's Children: Jews, Christians and Muslims

Includes trip to Israel and West Bank

 

 

J-Term

MWF 100-345

Andraos, Haq, Simkovich

 

 

CTU
SH5001

Christian History and Spirituality through Art and Architecture: Italy Travel Seminar

Rome, Assisi and Florence have been the backdrop for many important events, movements and people that have shaped our Christian faith. Learn about the land of saints, popes, artists, architects, heretics and other colorful figures.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 5-7 Chicago, Jan 12-27 Italy

Cavazos-Gonzalez

 

 

G-ETS
13-602

History Topics: The Church in the Middle Ages

Exploration of topics and periods in the history of Christianity. May be repeated. Prereq: 13-501

 

 

J-Term

M-F 130-530

Papandrea, Johnson

 

 

G-ETS
13-645

African American Ministry: Confronting Historical Challenges

Central issues faced by black clergy as they have sought through the centuries to develop a viable ministry through the church.

T 630-930

Murphy

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
13-805

Christianity and Culture in the Early Church

Examination of relations between Christianity and Graeco-Roman thought, literature, religion and daily life. Prereq: 13-501

 

 

 

 

 

R 230-530

Papandrea

G-ETS
13-806

Topics in the History of Christian Thought

Study of the development of Christian thought, either in relation to a doctrinal issue or to a period in church history. Prereq: 13-501. SPRING: Practice in the Reformation

 

 

 

 

 

F 900-1200

Johnson

LSTC
RHTH 601

History and Theology of Mission: From the Biblical Time to the Edinburgh 1910

Course is designed to acquaint students with historical accounts of Christian mission and the church's changing theological self-understandings of mission.

R 100-400

Vethanayagamony

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 603

Historiography and Methods Survey: Graduate Historical Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-400

Swanson

LSTC
RHTH/CC 408

Global Church, Here, Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 800-1050

Swanson

MTS
H 420

Women in the History of Christianity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawyer



Theological Studies

I. Introductory and Foundational

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
TEC 307

Systematic Theology

(M.Div. required course) The nature of theological thinking and theological method. P non-CTS students.

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-930; Online (2 sections)

Terrell

CTU
DC4200

Christology and Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 1-345

Schreiter

CTU
DE5200

Methods in Theology and Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 700-945

Schreiter

CTU
FA4001

Foundations: Doing Theology

 

M 700-800p

Bevans

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
FP4001

Foundations: Theology and Practice of Ministry

 

T 700-900

Foley

 

 

 

R 900-1100

Nanko

CTU
FT4001

Foundations: Understanding Christian Tradition

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 700-900p

Schroeder

CTU
P2100

History of Ancient Philosophy

 

R 100-345

O'Connor

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
P2102

History of Modern Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-345

O'Connor

CTU
P2103

Contemporary Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-345

Stark

CTU
P2110

History of Medieval Philosophy

 

 

 

J-Term

MWF 100-345

Stark

 

 

G-ETS
21-505

Introduction to Theology

Develops basic understanding of key doctrinal themes: Trinity, Christology, pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology, anthropology, creation, eschatology. Explores theological questions and role of doctrine in the church.

F 915-1215

Bedford

J-Term

MWF 800-1230 & TR 800-1100 & W 130-330

Eberhart

M 630-930

Ray

G-ETS
21-506

Doctrine of God - Doctrine of Creation

Key issues and questions re: monotheism, atheism, idolatry, Trinitarian doctrine, language about God and doctrine of creation. Analysis of the relationship between these loci and those studied in 21-507&8. Prereq: 11-500 or 12-500, & 13-501, 21-505

R 630-930

Ray

 

 

 

T 800-1100

Schmidt

G-ETS
21-507

Christology - Theological Anthropology

Examination of key issues and basic theological questions concerning Jesus Christ and the human person. Among the topics explored are Jesus and Judaism, kingdom of God, death and resurrection of Jesus, theodicy, anthropodicy and theosis.

M 630-930

ryant

 

 

 

T 230-530

Joh

G-ETS
31-815

Sacramental Theology

Analysis of current literature in sacramental theology. Development of a theological framework for understanding Christian sacraments.

T 630-930

R. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 404

Systematic Theology I

This course is the first part of a two-course sequence introducing participants to an analysis and constructive exploration of some basic teachings of the Christian faith.

T 630-930

Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
I 311

Academic Research and Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawyer, Worley

MTS
I 478

Seminar in Research Methods

Teaches "how to" of effective argumentation; examines and critiques models of methodologies from the various fields. Students will develop and refine research proposals. Prereq: coursework in three fields.

W 200-450

Esterline

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
T 300 OL

Introduction to Christian Theology

Introduction to contents, methods, and resources of coherent and responsible Christian thinking. Attention to understanding and interpreting basic Christian doctrines.

Online

Cathey

 

 

 

 

Case-Winters

NBTS
TH 301 01/02

Christian Theology I

Introduction to theological construction, the historical and traditional sources of theology, and how theology relates to the practice of ministry. A two-course series.

01) T 4-640; R 7-940

Nordling

 

R 700-940

Nordling

 

 

NBTS
TH 302 01/02

Christian Theology II

Course assists the student in doing theological construction, engagement with the historical and traditional sources of theology and the practice of ministry. Prereq TH301

 

 

 

01) T 4-640; 02) R 7-940

Nordling

 

 

TEDS
ID 4021

Theological French I

An introduction to French vocabulary, grammar, and the reading of French theological texts.

M 500-730

Klauber

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ID 5010

Foundations in Biblical Studies

 

M 815-1045a

Magary

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ID 7900

Theological Research Methods

The techniques for gaining bibliographical control over the litereature of theological subjects, as well as attention to the planning, preparation and writing of theses are covered in this class.

M 4-6:40

Higginbotham

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 5101 1/2

Theology I: Introduction to Theology

This course begins by clarifying the nature, method and necessity of theology. Discussion then moves to the doctrine of Scripture, including revelation, inspiration, illumination and inerrancy.

1) W 1230-300 2) W 700-930p

1) Feinberg 2) Luy

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 5102

Theology II: Christ, Man, Sin and Salvation

Treats the nature of man including original sin, imputation of sin, and the nature and consequences of individual acts of sin. Discussion focuses on both the atoning work of Christ and on the application of the work of Christ by the Holy Spirit.

M 815-1045

Luy

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 5103

Theology III: Holy Spirit, Church and Last Things

Course begins with study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Focus shifts to the doctrine of the church. The course concludes with a treatment of the Last Things in relation to individuals and in relation to the church, Israel and the nations.

W 1230-300

Vanhoozer

 

 

 

 

 

II. Particular Individuals or Traditions

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
HTS 2054-1/2

Anglican Theology and Ethics

Focus on the breadth and variety of theologies and ethics in the worldwide Anglican Communion as well as "classic" Anglican theologians and moral theologians.

 

 

J-term

Jan 5-9

2)Wondra

Feb 13-14 Mar 3-6 Apr 17-18

1) Fout

BSSF
HTS 4135 HTS 5135

Global Anglicanism

Explore contemporary issues through an Anglican tradition of thoughtful theological reflection, dialogue, and examination of courses of action that reflect baptismal living and are applicable to daily lives and decisions.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 27-28 Apr 10-11 May 1-2 Chicago

Wondra

CTS
TEC 408

Islamic Theology andd the Muslim Worldview

Fundamental elements of Islamic theology and the Muslim worldview related to content, epistemology and context starting with historical development of Islamic discourse about God and intellectual, cultural and societal dynamics from which it emerged.

W 2-5

Abd-Allah

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 504

Augustine, Niebuhr and Malcolm X

We will review the ideas of these three highly influential thinkers about the nature of sin in human existence and those qualities of human beings requiring redemption, giving special attention to the theme of sin as pride and sensuality.

W 9-12

Terrell

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 609

Jacques Derrida: Deconstruction, Etheology and Ethics

A seminar devoted to reading texts by Derrida in the light of questions for and from theology, ethics and biblical interpretation.

Online

Jennings

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C4009

Hinduism and Hindu-Christian Dialogue

 

W 100-345

Gitomer

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C4325

Introduction to Judaism

 

M 100-345

Simkovich

 

 

 

M 100-345

TBA

CTU
C5002

The Prophet Muhammad and the Qur'an

 

W 700-945

Alexander, Aasi

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4017

Karl Barth and Thomas Aquinas: God in Act and Being

 

M 100-345

Paeth

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D5001

Theology of Edward Schillebeeckx

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Sison

CTU
D5006

Introduction to the Thought of Bernard Lonergan

 

W 700-945

Ahner

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
DSC5200

Latin@ Methods in Theology

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 830-115

Nanko

G-ETS
13-608

Theology of Martin Luther

Introduction to Luther's life and theological contribution through study of his sermons, treatises and letters. Prereq: 13-501

F 900-1200

Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
40-677X

United Methodist Doctrine

Become familiar with John Wesley's theology through his sermons, a doctrinal standard in the UMC and a foundation of Methodist theology, characterized by a theological method that contextualizes the Christian faith in a connectual structure of the church.

Online

TBA

 

 

 

Online

TBA

LSTC
RHTH 501

Theology of Luther

Martin Luther's theology deserves careful study, not only because of its historical significance, but also because it continues to provide lively insights into the Christian faith and its meaning in the contemporary world.

M 800-1050

Hendel

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 503

Constructive Theology

 

T 630-930

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 602

Black Theology/Womanist Theology: Graduate Theological Seminar

An overview of the religion, history and culture of people of African descent in the United States and the way that Black people historically have tapped into a pre-enlightenment understanding of God that unites sacred and secular.

T 130-430

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 604

Love, Remembrance, Hope: Arendt, Benjamin, Agamben and Theology: Graduate Theoological Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930

Westhelle

LSTC
RHTH/CC 403

Vine Deloria Jr. and Native American Christian Theology

Course offers an opportunity for learners to enter deeply into the theological methodology of one of America's most influential religious thinkers of the 20th century. Includes Vine Deloria Jr. Symposium Nov 6-8, 2014

Oct 17, 24, 31, Nov 7, 14, Dec 5; F 900-400

Straw

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 407

Theology of Martin Luther King Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-400

Pero

ML
TS442INT

Liberal Theology

Course will be simultaneously exploratory and constructive, an inquiry in and about liberal theology organized around questions concerning tradition.

 

Hogue

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
T 487

Schleiermacher: The Liberal Spirit

 

 

 

J-Term

 

Cathey

 

 

MTS
T/H 402

Reformed Tradition

This course explores the history and theology of the Reformed tradition with a view to understanding its origins and development and its contemporary manifestations and relevance.

T 1-350

Case-Winters, Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CH 8330

Calvin

 

M 8:15-10:45

Manetsch

 

 

 

 

 

III. Topics in Theology

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
TEC 409

Theology and Politics of the Devil

Focuses on a compelling and puzzling figure in Christian theology, the devil. Drawing on classic texts from Christian tradition and contemporary critical theory, aims to explain how struggle with this symbol can shed light on modern political questions.

R 9-12

Kotsko

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 414

Theology of Art

This course examines the ideas of the aesthetic and art in the history of Christian thought. After a historical survey, some contemporary reflections on art will also be examined.

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5

Seo

CTS
TEC 416

Feminist and Womanist Theologies for Ministry

Introduction to feminist and womanist theologies in relationship to practical dimensions of ministry including worship, preaching, pastoral care and spirituality. Study works of feminist and womanist theologians and how they intersect with ministries.

Online

Kilmer

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 432

Christian Narrative, Christian Ministry, Science and Sustainability

Who is Jesus in a 13.7 billion year old universe? Does modern science compel revision of Christian teaching on creation and Eden, human exceptionalism and dominion, original sin, heaven and hell and other beliefs? Implications for local ministry.

Online

Rude

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 475

Exploring the American Muslim Experience

Engage Islam in America through exploration of racial, ethnic, and socio-economic manifestations over last century, highlighting a range of contemporary debates, themes and issues dealing with American Muslim communities.

W 630-930

Nashashibi

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 484

Theological and Ethical Perspectives on AIDS and Violence

Examine theologicl and ethical perspectives on the pandemics of AIDS and violence as they affect policy and theology and ask, How may historical doctrines be freshly interpreted in order to mediate a humane response?

M 630-930

Terrell

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 507

Theology in America: Ralph Waldo Emerson and Beyond

Read Emerson's major essays and examine them theologically and philosophically. His intellectual legacy will be discussed through the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Stanley Cavell, Cornel West and more.

W 2-5

Seo

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C4008

Buddhist-Christian Dialogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 700-945

Strain

CTU
CD5210

Theology of Interreligious Dialogue

 

R 830-1115

Andraos

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4015

Theology of Priesthood

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 830-1115

Bevans

CTU
D4018

The Global Call of Religious Life

 

W 100-345

Cimperman

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4200

Christology

 

M 700-945

Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4202 1&2

Ecclesiology and Mariology

 

1) W 830-1115; 2) online

1) Ryan; 2) Sison

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
DC4100

Trinity and Mission: The God of Jesus Christ

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945

Sison

CTU
P2301

Perspectives in the Philosophy of Death

 

T 700-945

Stark

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
21-508

Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology

Examination of key issues and basic theological questions relating to the Spirit, the Church and the Last Things. Among topics explored are the filioque, baptism, eucharist, ministry and eschatology as a doctrine of hope. Prereqs

F 9-12

TBA

 

 

 

R 630-930

Bryant

G-ETS
21-801

Topics in Theology

Focus on select texts while engaging in critical and constructive tasks of systematic theology. May be repeated. Prereq: one of 21-505, 21-506, 21-507, or 21-508.

 

 

 

 

 

R 230-530

Ray

G-ETS
21-803

Contemporary Christology

Interpretation of Jesus as Christ and Savior in contemporary ecumenical and interreligious contexts. Prereq: 21-506, 21-507 or 21-508

W 915-1215

Bedford

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
34/21-628 & X

Theology of Evangelism

Course will equip students to formulate their own conceptualizations of evangelism through critically examining how various theologies and biblical teachings inform evangelism.

T 800-1100

Kim

J

 

 

X) Online

X) Teasdale

LSTC
CC 504

The Epic of Creation: Scientific and Religious Perspectives on our Origins

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

Schweitz, Woloschak

LSTC
CC 601

Religious Naturalism: Theology in the Public Square? Advanced Religion and Science Seminar

From within the cluster of contemporary naturalisms, religious naturalism has emerged as an attempt to synthesize religion and science with ethical, theological, practical and sometimes spiritual implications.

M 630-930

Schweitz

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 405

Jesus, the Kingdom and the Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 800-1050

Westhelle

LSTC
RHTH 407

Narratives of Resistance

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930

Rodriguez

MTS
E 420

Harlem Renaissance, Literature and Theology

 

 

 

J-Term

 

Williams

 

 

MTS
I 302

The Church and Its Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esterline, Team

MTS
T 335

Religious Pluralism

 

W 900-1150

Cathey, Hashim

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
T 400

Religion and Science

Upper level course will explore traditional theological doctrines of creation and providence in conversation with scientific understandings of the origin and operation of the world. Students will be exposed to both pluralism and historical developments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case-Winters

MTS
T 445

The Unity of the Church: Ecumenical Dialogue Today

Examine theological content of recent ecumenical conversations. Inquire into nature of church's unity and evaluate developments to understand why they have occurred and what they portend for the church's future shape.

W 600-850

Case-Winters

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
T 472

Arab Quests for Justice and Peace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathey, Hashim

MTS
T428/528

Divine Activity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathey

NBTS
TH 303

Theology of Church and Culture

Explore church's relation to culture and theological principles for guiding such an engagement between church and culture. Class will guide student to form a position on the church/cultural relationship for congregational leadership.

 

 

 

T 700-940

Fitch

T 400-640

Holsclaw

NBTS
TH 406

Christianity and Pluralism

Examination of the theological problem of modern pluralism as confronted by the church in American culture. Address doctrinal and practical theological questions that pluralism presents to a pastor and her/his church.

 

 

 

 

 

M 7-940

Fitch

SCUPE
B-Th 302

Urban Principalities and the Spirit of the City

Drawing from recent theological work on the biblical language of "principalities and powers," course examines the profound spiritual realities basic to understanding and transforming the social, economic and political structures of our urban world.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb6-7, 13-14, 20-21, F 100-900, S 900-500

 

SCUPE
M 304

Christology and Culture

Using narrative hermeneutic, Christology is examined from a global, cultural and liberation perspective, and its significance for urban ministry. Students gain an understanding of the diversity of cultural images used to communicate the meaning of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 6-7, 13-14, 20-21; F 100-900, S 900-500

 

TEDS
PR 5500

Apologetics

This course treats the nature, methods and issues involved in defending a Christian worldview in an increasingly pluralistic age.

T 330-510

Netland

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
PR 7715

Theism

Study theistic arguments (ontological, cosmological, teleological and moral) and the internal coherence of such edivine attributes as necessity, omnipotence and onmiscience.

9/19-20, 10/24-25, 11/21-22; F 100-600, S 900-300

Yandell

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
PR 8000

Seminar: Current Issues in Religious Experience: Philosophical Issues

Implications for Christian thought including questions concerning the concept of God, the nature and possibility of the miraculous, freedom and determinism, religion and science.

M 1230-300

Netland

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 6011

Global Theologies

NCTI Cooperative Seminaries class meets WFS/FS at Mundelein Seminary in a retreat format. $50 meeting/lodging fee. Preparatory reading required. See online syllabus.

10/2, 17-18, 10/31-11/1

NCTI Faculty, Sung

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 7070

Models of Sanctification

Emphasizes understanding of each model held within Christian movements and denominations, as well as encouraging students to develop their own biblically based models.

W 815-1045

Sung

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 7505

Use of Scripture and Theology

 

R 815-1045

Vanhoozeer

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 8000

Seminar: Current Issues in Theology: Bonaventure

Lectures or seminar in a distinctive area of biblical or systematic theology; topics chosen in relation to the special competence of resident and visiting faculty, as well as current interests and needs.

W 1230-300

Luy

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 8030

The Problem of Evil

An examination of one of the traditional problems for Christian Theism. After initially clarifying the nature of this attack against theirm, discussion turns to different defenses and theodicies offered in response to this problem.

T 130-400

Feinberg

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 9000

Issues in Systematic Theology: Theological Anthropology

 

R 130-400

Sung

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 9100

Advanced Theological Prolegomena

 

T 815-1045

Vanhoozer

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 9110

The Theological Scholar

 

F 800-1100a; 8/29, 9/19, 10/31, 12/12

Averbeck

 

 

 

 

 

USML
DT629

NCTI: Global Theologies

Globalization and encounter of cultures poses new questions to theology. This course on the Church and Its Mission will survey challenges to Christology, anthropology, pneumatology and other topics with attention to apologetics, evangelism and ecumenism.

TBA

Baima, Faculty

 

 

 

 

 



Ethical Studies

I. Moral Theology

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
TEC 321

Christian Ethics

Introduction to history, methods and sources of Christian ethics, with attention to diversity of voices and practices in contemporary Christian ethics. Includes analysis and reflection on cutting-edge social issues.

 

 

 

 

 

T 9-12; Online (2 sections)

Terrell

CTU
E4000

Introduction to Moral Theology

This course should NOT be taken in your first semester. Prereq: FA4001; recommended: Intro to OT or NT

 

 

 

 

 

W 700-945

Wolfe

CTU
E5208

Conscience: Historical and Contemporary Views

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945

Wolfe

CTU
EMP4100

Catholic Social Teaching and Mission: Living the Values of the Reign of God

 

T 700-945

Pawlikowski

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
22-506

Christian Moral Theology

To introduce students to the principal historical, theological and philosophical sources of Christian moral theology. Particular attention will also be devoted to examining moral questions within the context of Christian community and ministry. Prereqs

T 800-1100

Pieterse

 

 

 

R 630-930

Waters

ML
E337INT

Cosmos and Ethos: Moral Development, the Universe and the Brain

Course explores the stories of the universe and the brain as contexts for understanding human moral and faith development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hogue

MTS
E 300

Introduction to Contemporary Christian Ethics

Introduction to content and methods of Christian ethical thought. What is Christian ethics? What are ways of doing Christian ethics, and what are its primary sources? How are methods and sources used in analyzing ethical problems?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williams

MTS
E417/517

Methods in Theological Ethics

 

W 200-450

Williams

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
PR 7220

Ethical Theory

The principal theories and problems of philosophical ethics, including the meaning of ethical language, alternative theories of the right and the good, and the implications of moral issues for the concept of God and other theological questions.

9/18-20, 10/23-25. R 600-930 F 230-930 S 830-500

Fletcher

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ST 5200

Christian Ethics

Biblical perspectives on contemporary ethical issues facing the church and minister: divorce, abortion, euthanasia, genetic control, sex, war, racism, ecology, personal lifestyle and the church's social responsibilities.

9/5-6, 9/26-27, 10/24-25, 12/5-6 F 600-900 S 900-400

Feinberg

 

 

 

 

 

II. Topics in Ethics

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 416

Dangerous Religious Ideas

Religion has been a force for goodness and a pretext for violence. This class explores "dangerous" ideas in Judaism, Christianity and Islam to understand potentially constructive and destructive aspects of each concept and how to shape their meaning.

Online (2 sections)

Mikva

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 526

New Horizons in Queer Sexual Ethics

Class will explore questions of sexual ethics raised by pornography, paederasty, prostitution and other boundary situations using the resources of gay and queer theory.

Online

Jennings

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
E4315

Medical Ethics

Prereq E4000

M 100-345

Cimperman

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
E4405

Sexual Ethics for the Christian

Prereq E 4000

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-300

Wolfe

CTU
E4406

Current Catholic Social Thought: Just War or Just Policing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 830-1115

Nothwehr

CTU
E5107

Catholic Environmental Ethics: Sources, Norm and Issues

 

T 700-945

Nothwehr

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
E5200

Seminar in the Ethics of Power and Racial Justice

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 830-1115

Nothwehr

CTU
E5204

Love and Justice

 

M 830-1115

Nothwehr

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
22-857 A/B

Topics in Moral Theology

In-depth analysis of selected topics or writers in Christian moral theology. May be repeated. SPRING: A) TBA; B) Ecotheology

 

 

 

 

 

A) R 630-930; B) R 130-430

A) Waters; B) Eberhart

LSTC
CC/ML 410

From the Sanctuary to the Streets

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400

Perry

LSTC
CC/ML 502

Biomedical Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-930

Perry

LSTC
CC/ML 503

Religious Responses to Environmental Injustice

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-400

Stewart

LSTC
ML/CC 502

Biomedical Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-930

Perry

MTS
E 421

Love and Justice: Christian Ethics of Bonhoeffer and M.L. King Jr.

Bonhoeffer and King were advocates of justice and compassion in defiance of contemporary racist laws and cultural norms. Their Christian ethics illustrate advocacy for a Christ-centered solidarity with outcasts, and opposition to social injustice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williams

NBTS
TE 415

Pastoral Ethics

Course will focus on moral dilemmas a pastor will face in ministry as well as working out how each pastor will minister effectively in the 21st century. Spiritual disciplines will be explored as a means to develop a pattern for ministerial life.

 

 

 

 

 

R 400-640

Hatch

NBTS
TE 426

Medical Ethics and the Pastor

This course will cover the many fundamental moral issues facing every Christian encountering modern medicine.

T 7-940

Fitch

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
BE 5000

Introduction to Bioethics: Matters of Life and Death

An overview of the Hippocratic/Judeo-Christian tradition in medical ethics against the background of biblical-theological discussion of human nature, medicine and healing, and as a context for the rise of the new bioethics.

T 7-930

Kilner

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
BE 5299

The Clinical Context

 

 

Orr

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
BE 5300

Clinical Issues in Bioethics

A clinician addresses such issues as clinical consultation, ethics committees, and the role of the pastor, with the help of case studies.

Online 10/20-11/29

Orr

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
BE 5499

The Public Policy Context

 

 

Forsythe

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
BE 5500

Bioethics and Public Policy

The interface of bioethics and public policy, with special attention to such topics as the early twentieth century eugenics movement, medicine in Nazi Germany, Roe v Wade, euthanasia, and the Human Genome Initiative.

Online 9/8-10/18

Forsythe

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
BE 6400

Readings in Bioethics

 

9/26-27, 11/21-22; F 100-500 S 830-500

Nash

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
BE 7300

Advanced Clinical Ethics

 

Online 12/1-20

Orr

 

 

 

 

 



Religion and Society Studies

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
LM 485

Community Organizing as a Spiritual Practice

Explore evolving relationship with different spiritual traditions and provide the opportunity to directly engage community organizing strategies through an explicitly spiritual framework.

 

 

 

 

 

M 2-5

Nashashibi

CTS
TEC 351

Theories of Change in Personal and Social Transformation

A comparative study of theories of change in transformative process and leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930

Jacobsen

CTU
C5020

Christianity in the Middle East

Examine historical and cultural developments of Christianity in the Middle East focusing on relations between Christian communities there and the West since the colonial era. Study ethnic and sectarian identities and political movements. P

W 100-345

Andraos

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
FR4001 1/2

Foundations: Religious Experience in Context

Fall: Sept 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 22, 29; Nov 5, 12.Spring class will meet 2/10, 17, 3/3, 10, 31, 4/14, 28, 5/5

1) W 7-945; 2) Online

1) Estepa; 2) Cavazos-Gonzalez

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
M 302

Interfaith and Intercultural Ministries

Using the city as a global classroom, course provides students with interfaith understandings, cultural competencies and practical theology for ministry in a multicultural and interfaith context.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 5-9, 12-16 M-F 900-500

 

 

 

SCUPE
S-H 303

Public Issues in Urban Ministry

Provides an in-depth examination of the believer's role as an agent in social analysis, public theology; focuses on leader's role in transformational ministry, specifically in relation to the public realities of city life.

Oct 17-18, Nov 7-8, Dec 12-13, F 100-900, S 900-500

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
S-H 304

Urban Peacemaking in a Culture of Violence

Course on themes opened by Congress on Urban Ministry, Mar 2011. Will address peacemaking with direct action and intervention to restorative justice and conflict resolution. Introduce skills and involve interplay between concepts and experience.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 12-17 M-S 900-500,

 

 

 

SCUPE
S-H 305

Restoring Urban Communities

Field based in nationally recognized Christian community development organization, course introduces principles and practices of faith-centered community development. Presents models, resources and leadership skills.

 

 

 

 

 

May 1-2, 8-9, 15-16; F 100-900; S 900-500

 

SCUPE
S-H 307

Eco-Justice: A Vision for a Sustainable City

Examines environment and community health in the urban landscape. Through readings and site visits we look at energy, food, environmental justice and pollution. Focus on economic justice, social equity, theological implications of sustainability.

Oct 3-43, 17-18, 24-25 F 100-900, S 900-500

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
THEO 404

Community Economic Development in Latin@ Communities. Desarrollo economico en la comunidad latina ALTE

Community economic development is the process by which residents of a low-income community work with one another through the church and locally based organizations to improve their economic well-being and increase control over their economic lives.

Sep 19-20, Oct 17-18, Nov 7-8, Dec 12-13

Pulgar-Hughes, Eberhart

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
PT 7860

Social and Cultural Exegesis

Equips students to critically analyze the social and cultural context of a changing world from a biblical and theologically informed perspective, giving attention to the social processes that have and do shape our culture.

T 9/2-11/4 630-910p

Cha

 

 

 

 

 



World Mission Studies

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
C4309

Mission Integration

Meets: Sept 2,30, Oct 7, 21, 28, Nov 11, 18, 25

T 1-345

Schroeder

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C4700

Praxis for Cross-Cultural Transformation

 

M 700-945

Andraos, Schroeder

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
CD6001

Inculturation

DMin and MA students only. Others by permission.

W 100-345

Schreiter

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
21-514 & X

Introduction to Global Christianity

Christianity as a worldwide faith. Study historical antecendents in missionary and colonial expansion, scope of current configuration, key challenges for future witness. Fulfills req for UM ordination.

T 230-530

Pieterse

 

 

 

Online

Pieterse

G-ETS
21-615

Topics in Global Christianity:

Exploration of topics related to global Christianity within a global religious context. Prereq 21-505. Spring Doing Theology Across Cultures.

 

 

 

 

 

T 800-1100

Pieterse

LSTC
CC 402

Jesus and Muhammad

Course is an opportunity for students and instructors to explore the place of Jesus and/or Muhammad in their own faith traditions, and of Muhammad and/or Jesus in others' faith traditions.

W 100-400

Swanson, Aasi

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC 406

Buddhist Christian Dialogue

Course introduces interreligious dialogue between Christian theology and Buddhist religion, helping students to develop an ecumenical-global sense of parish ministry and the articulate faith claims in an interfaith setting.

 

 

J-Term

MTWR 900-300

Chung

 

 

LSTC
CC 409

Muslims in America

 

 

 

 

 

 

F 900-400 TBA

Shelley, Aasi

LSTC
CC 414

Toward Understanding Islam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Shelley

LSTC
CC/.RHS 405

World of the Bible: Ancient Sites and Current Struggles in the Holy Land

Mid-East Travel Seminar, Advanced Exegesis.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 6-19

Menn, Rossing

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHS 404

Hebrew for Ministry: Enter the Bible and Jewish Christian Relations

Second language course (after Greek) introduces students to the Biblical language of the Old Testament (MDIV). It presents elementary Biblical Hebrew vocabulary and grammar in order to read the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in its original language.

MWR 100-215

Adam, Jewish Partners

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 501

Christian Mission and World Religions

This course will be an opportunity for growth in areas of faith, facility in biblical and theological reflection and articulation, contextualized practice of the arts of ministry.

M 630-930

Swanson, Ficca

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
ME 301

Missions and Evangelism

Develop critical awareness to ensure relevant communication of the Gospel in postmodern contexts, challenge assumptions about tradition methods of evangelism and gain ability to incarnate the Gospel through friendship evangelism and reconcile seekers.

 

 

 

M 7-940

Price

 

 

NBTS
ME 409

Discipling and Mentoring

Purpose of class is to develop a biblically grounded plan that makes reproducing disciples the central mission of the church.

 

 

 

 

 

M 400-640

Price

TEDS
ME 5000

Foundations of Christian Mission

Survey of the theology, history, culture, politics and methods of the Christian mission, with special emphasis on recent developments, crucial issues, and future trends, ending with a careful study of missions in the local church.

M 630-910

Plueddemann

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ME 5001

Foundations of Evangelism

Through lecture, discussion, small group interaction and field experience, the student will develop conviction, skill and confidence in communicating the Gospel, while learning to reproduce these skills in local settings.

T 130-410

Gustafson

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ME 6410

History of Missions in the Modern World

A study of the expansion of Christianity from Pentecost to the present. Particular attention is given to an examination of the modern Protestant mission movement.

M 1230-315

Ott, A

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ME 6760

Theology of Mission and Evangelism

Course provides student with various perspectives and strategies for dealing with the Trinity, the Great Commission, the call and motivation for ministry, and the problems of dialogue, syncretism, universalism and ecumenism.

M 815-1045a

Tienou

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ME 7710

Contextualization

A study of contextualization from theoretical and practical perspectives, including an examination of the meanings and methods of contextualization.

T 745-1045a

Ott

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ME 8000

Current Issues: Preaching and Culture

Topics chosen deal with significant issues in mission and/or evangelism.;1) Contemporary Sexualities: Theological and Missiological Perspectives; 2) Missional Church Ministry; 3) Cross-Cultural Partnerships.

1) M 1230-300; 2) 11/10-14, 17-21 530-900 & F 830-1200; 3) R 130-415

1) Priest, Roy; 2) Gustafson; 3) Lederleitner

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ME 8210

Intercultural Communication

Specifically designed for those involved in intercultural ministry, the course focuses attention on language and culture, culture shock, ethnocentrism, paternalism, nonverbal communication, contextualization and dynamics of change.

W 815-1045a

Plueddemann

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ME 9700

Theology of Mission and Evangelism

 

9/19-20, 10/24-25, 11/14-15, 12/5-6h, F 530-900 S 845-300

Ott

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ME 9925

Historiographic Research Methods

 

R 815-1045

Ott, A

 

 

 

 

 



Ministry Studies

I. The Nature and Practice of Ministry

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
IC 4002 IC 5002

Diversity and Context

We will increase participants' intercultural competency for congregational development in a diverse changing world.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 19-23

Law

 

 

BSSF
MN 4117 MN 5117

Congregational Systems

Introduction to systems and organizational theory in relation to congregations and other church groups. Explore issues in organizational and ministry development as well as strategies for systemic change.

 

 

J-Term

weeklong intensive

TBD

 

 

BSSF
MN 4161 MN 5161

Non-Profit Management and Community Development: Making Missiion Possible in Tough Times

Course will explore how mission-focused fundraising and greater neighborhood involvement can breathe new life into congregations at a time when many are struggling with shoe-string budgets and exploding social needs in their communities.

 

 

J-Term

TBD weeklong

TBD

 

 

CTS
LM 365

Global Sensitivity in Ministry

The learning objectives of this course are to improve an understanding of and a responsiveness to social movements, cultural variety and global issues.

T 2-5

Seo

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 405

Leading Congregations: Principles and Practice

From beginning a new pastorate to topics like governance, financial and personnel administration, conflict management, strategic planning, fund raising and media relations, this course will address the day-to-day challenges-and joys!-of parish ministry.

T 9-12

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 470

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Ministry Conference

Students will paricipate in the annual Proctor Conference and engage in conference sessions on a topic related to pastoral leadership. The conference is held annually in February.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb TBD

Carruthers

CTU
C4007

Intercultural Ministry: A Global Overview

 

T 830-1115

Estepa

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
CW4301

Initiation and Contextualization

Prereq: W4200

 

 

 

 

 

M 830-1115

Schroeder

CTU
I6005

Dmin Core I

 

Aug 20-22, 27-28 & T 1-345

Frohlich

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
M4000

Introduction to Theological Reflection

 

 

 

J-Term

TR 100-345

Zaker

 

 

CTU
MP4306

Pastoral Ministry: Developing Skills and Competencies for Cooperative Leadership

 

M 830-1115

McClone

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
MP4310

Collaborative Skills for Administration in Ministry

Fall: 10/1 Leadership Styles; 11/2 Workplace Relations; 11/7 Personnel Issues. Spring: 3/6 Facilities and Financial Management; 4/10 Public Relations and Marketing; 5/1 Stewardship and Fundraising

F 900-400

Easter

 

 

 

F 900-400

Easter

CTU
MPC4103

Pastoral Ministry in United States

Hispanic/Latino(a) Contexts

Online

Nanko

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
MPC5103

Pastoral Ministry in U.S. Hispanic/Latino(a) Contexts

Area Req. Online

Online

Nanko

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
22-504

Church and Community

 

F 9-12

Cowser

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
34-504

Church Administration

Understanding how administrative practices are informed by images of the church as a covenant community. Effective leadership, authority and power issues.

 

 

J-Term

M-F 130-530; Jan 10-18, Detroit

Fowler

 

 

G-ETS
34-506

Pastor and People

Roles and responsibilities of the pastor, grounded in theology of the church and ministry. Congregational analysis and empowerment; issues of pastoral identity, authority, spirituality and leadership. Practical guidance for various situations.

T 800-1100

Fowler

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC301 A/B

Public Church I

Introduction to processes of formation for leaders of a public church that is impelled by its sense of vocation in the world.

A) T 100-400; B) W 630-930

Perry, Pickett

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 301 A/B

Ministerial Leadership I

This course strengthens members' foundations in the core practices of pastoral ministry: preaching, teaching, liturgical leadership and pastoral care.

A) M 800-1050; T 630-930

Billman, Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 401

Healthy Leader, Healthy Congregation

Course provides stimulating combination of practical meeting conceptual and focuses on establishing healthy processes, practices, relationships in organizations. Prereq: LSTC: field ed course, CPE or consent. Other schools: conversation with instructor.

T 800-1050

Beck

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 402

Ministry in Context

This is a full-year course (both semesters) designed to help the student reflect contextually about theology, ministry and the world they engage through the lens of a specific ministry experience.

R 400-600

Baeder

 

 

 

R 400-600

Baeder

LSTC
ML 409

Mission Development

 

 

 

 

 

 

F 900-400, Feb 6,20, Mar 6,27, Apr 10, May 1

Bouman

LSTC
ML 501

Fostering Narratives of Hope

The primary aim of this course is to strengthen students' leadership skills in the arts of ministry.

W 800-1050

Billman

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML/CC 410

From the Sanctuary to the Streets

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400

Perry

LSTC
ML/CC 503

Religious Responses to Environmental Injustice

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-400

Stewart

LSTC
ML/SF 403

Liturgy and the Cycles of Creation: Wilderness Travel Seminar to Holden Village

Held in January in a remote Lutheran retreat center in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of Washington, this course studies how daily prayer and the liturgical year relate to the ecological cycles of the earth.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 7-27

Steward

 

 

LSTC
MMA 563

Valpo - Leadership and Managing People

Live streamed to the VU Chicago classroom 206, August 26 - December 11

TR 430-545

Hoyle

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
MMA 564

Valpo - Financial Sustainability

Chicago Valpo Classroom 206, September 1 - December 8

M 600-845

Beal

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
MMA 663

Valpo - Quality Management

Live streamed to VU Chicago Classroom 206, August 26 - December 9

T 600-845

Streuber

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M316INT/a,b

Ministry in a Post-Denominational Age

With mainline religion in decline, this age challenges and presents opportunities to our faith tradition. Covers latest demographic trends,discernment in vocational planning, and institutional and ministerial practicdes and techniques to counter trends.

 

Barker

 

 

 

TBA

Barker

ML
M336INT

Tools for Overcoming Your First Congregational Hurdles

Learn administrative functions and practical skills of volunteer recruitment and supervision, personnel hiring and supervision, financial administration and budget prepration, meeting property needs, conflict management, working with lay leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Barker

ML
M345

Community Studies Seminar I

Seminar provides for the reflective integration of students' practical site experiences with theoretical learning. These experiences in the field serve as primary texts that will be critically examined with multidisciiplinary, multimedia secondary texts.

TBD

Welch, Hogue

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M346

Community Studies Seminar II

Provide for reflective integration of students' practical site experiences with theoretical learning. Student experiences (primary texts) will be examined with multidisciplinary, multimedia secondary texts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welch, Hogue

ML
M347

Congregational Studies Seminar I

Will provide a student minister with a unique experience to learn about ministry through the lens of real interaction with an actual congregation.

TBD

Hicks, Takahashi-Morris, Kirk, Tolley

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M348

Congregational Studies Seminar II

Congregational Studies Year will provide a student minister with unique experience to learn about ministry through the lens of real interaction with an actual congregation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hicks, Takahashi-Morris, Kirk, Tolley

ML
M411INT

Healthy Boundaries, Healthy Ministries

Course will prepare you to develop and articulate your professional ethic of ministry. Will cover the importance of boundaries, pastoral authority and power dynamics, sexual health and ethics, harassment and abuse prevention, and self care.

TBA

Jackson

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M428

Leadership Studies Seminar I

Provides the intern with opportunity to continue to learn about ministry through the prism of guided work within a congregation. Explore themes of public theology of hope and presence, embodied ecclesiology and the multiple roles of the minister.

TBA

Welch, Barker, Schulz, Takahashi-Morris

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M429

Leadership Studies Seminar II

The year will provide the intern opportunity to learn about ministry through the prism of guided work within a congregation. Explore public theology of hope and presence, embodied ecclesiology and the multiple roles of the minister.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welch, Barker, Schulz, Takahashi-Morris

ML
M456INT/a-b

Personal and Systematic Tools for Border Crossing

Course explores the dynamics of and skill-set needed to build and lead multi-racial, multicultural and theologically diverse congregations

 

Hicks, Takahashi-Morris

 

 

 

 

Hicks, Takahashi-Morris

ML
M467INT

Multicultural Congregations and Faith Formation

Tulsa, OK, Nov 8-14. Enrollment ltd. Explores how religious professionals transform congregations in a multi-racial, multicultural and theologically diverse learning community to meet spiritual and justice demands of 21st century. At two UU congregations

 

Hicks

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
I 301

Pilgrimage in Faithfulness

Interdisciplinary course bringing students and faculty together around biblical and contemporary resources and experiences to think about church and ministry today. Course meets weekly for plenary, small group discussion, common meal and worship.

T 5-9

Esterline,Team

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MIN 404

Reflection on the Practice of Ministry

Through experience, reading, discussion and reflection, course helps students develop their own voice as ministers and integrate various aspects of ministerial identity including: theology, spirituality, ministerial skills and professional development.

M 6-850

Lindstrom, Team

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MIN 405

Reflection on the Practice of Ministry

Through experience, reading, discussion and reflection, course helps students develop their own voice as ministers and integrate various aspects of ministerial identity including: theology, spirituality, ministerial skills and professional development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindstrom, Team

MTS
MIN 425

Seminar in the Practice of Ministry

Guided learning project in which students will each build a project step by step. Work collaboratively with others in listening, editing and learning. Final project reviews/conversations will constitute the graduation review for the students.

T 600-850

Kapp

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MUM 315

Introduction to Urban Ministry

Course will use Woodlawn as a lab, and introduct students to urban social analysis, a variety of urban ministry models, and ways in which religious organizations identify and maintain social identity.

R 6-9p, 9/11, 18, 11/6, 12/4, 11; S 9-4, 9/20, 11/8, 12/6

Kapp

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MUM 325

The Church and Social Change

Through a focus on urban religious organizations, this course will examine how the church is both a subject and agent of social change. Particular attention to determining what factors support or impede religious agency.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kapp

NBTS
CT 305-L

Christian Community Development I

Explore roots of Christian Community Development and gain deep understanding of the principles and how to apply them in practical prooductive ministry. Held in conjunction with CCDA in Raleigh-Durham, NC 9/24-27. Classes in Lawndale also.

Lawndale Perkins Ctr 400-640

Gordon

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
MN 350

Theology of Pastoral Ministry

The meaning and role of a pastor, measuring effectiveness, questions of authority will be explored so that students will develop a pastoral theology to serve as a guide for future ministerial leadership.

 

 

 

R 4-640

Hamstra

 

 

TEDS
MN 9226

Leadership as Coaching and mentoring

 

11/10-13, M 900-500 TWR 830-430

Larson

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
MN 9360

Developing Hnealthy Congregational Culture

 

11/3-6 M 900-500 TWR 830-430

Cha

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
MN 9824

Missions in the Old Testament

 

11/3-6, M 900-500 TWR 830-430

Magary

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
PT 6300

Introduction to Chaplain Ministries

 

8/28-10/30 R 630-910

Botton

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
PT 7210

Pastoral Practices

A survey of the biblical foundations, qualifications, practices, and pitfalls of pastoral ministry in the context of the local church.

T 130-310

Roy

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
PT 7220

Pastoral Leadership

Foundational insights concerening how pastors exercise leadership in local churches with emphasis on the ways a biblical theology of ministry informs practice.

R 130-310

Crain

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
PT 7720

Perserverance and Assurance

 

M 815-1045

Roy

 

 

 

 

 

II. Spirituality and Spiritual Direction

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
MN 1091

Anglican Spirituality and Ethos

Class offers an orientation to a variety of spiritual practices and the arts, with attention to principles that guide their use for personal formation and cultivation of communities. Participation involves experiential learning.

Weekend intensives Sept 26-27 Octo 32-Nov 1 Dec 5-6

Ferlo

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
CS4010

Spirituality, Ministry and Survivors of Human Rights Abuse

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945

Barbour

CTU
DS4210

Reconciliation and Forgiveness

 

W 100-345

Schreiter

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
DS6210

Reconciliation and Forgiveness

 

W 1-345

Schreiter

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S4001

Spiritual Companioning for Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945

Bombard

CTU
S5005

Evangelizing the Baptized

 

W 830-1115

Cavazos-Gonzalez

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S5011

Spirituality of Religious Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Cimperman

CTU
S5015

Psychology and Spiritual Formation

 

R 830-1115

Frohlich

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S5101

Foundations and Methods for the Study of Spirituality

 

M 700-945

Cavazos-Gonzalez

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S5110

Spiritual Formation Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-345

White

CTU
S5970

Independent Study: Introduccion a la Vida Espiritual

In Spanish (Instituto de Liderazgo Pastoral). Permission

T 700-945

Cavazos-Gonzalez

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
SB4520

Biblical Foundations of Spirituality

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 1-345

Latkovich

CTU
SMP4311

Spirituality of Lay Vocation and Ministry

 

M 400-645

White

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
SMPC5132

Black Spirituality as Source for Ministry

 

T 700-945

White

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
34-507

Spiritual Direction: Companionship

Explores biblical texts, historical traditions, and modern approaches to the art of spiritual direction/guidance and its place in the church today; relationship of spiritual direction to counseling, therapy and mentoring.

R 230-530

Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
34-511

Prayer in Christian Ministry

Identifying, exploring and participating in diverse forms of prayer and meditation, grounded in Scripture and tradition. Attention to personal spiritual formation and to integration of prayer with the roles of pastor and Christian educator. No prereq.

 

 

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-500

Stephens

G-ETS
34-540

Spiritual Disciplines for Personal and Parish Renewal

Orientation to Christian practices of contemplative and intercessory prayer for personal and parish renewal. Explores healing process and historic styles of spiritual direction.

 

 

J-Term

M-F 800-1230

Schmidt

 

 

G-ETS
34-602

Practicum/Supervision in Spiritual Direction/Companionship

Supervision in spiritual guidance of individuals and groups, extending at least one year; requiring regular engagement in one's own spiritual direction, offering spiritual direction to others, peer supervision, personal written reflections. Prereqs

9/5-6, 11/7-8; F 100-900 & S 830-1230

Judy

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
34-603

Practicum/Supervision in Spiritual Direction/Companionship

Supervision in spiritual guidance of individuals and groups, extending at least one year; requiring regular engagement in one's own spiritual direction, offering spiritual direction to others, peer supervision, personal written reflections. Prereqs.

 

 

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-300

Judy

LSTC
SF 401

Growth in Faith

The Growth in Faith (GIF) program develops practices for turning to God regularly offering support for prayer, contemplation, discernment, reflection, and other creative disciplines to help participants develop nourishing faith practices.

Modules

Beck, Joan

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
SF 402

Growth in Faith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beck

LSTC
SF/ML 403

Liturgy and the Cycles of Creation: Wilderness Travel Seminar to Holden Village

Held in January in a remote Lutheran retreat center in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of Washington, this course studies how daily prayer and the liturgical year relate to the ecological cycles of the earth.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 7-27

Stewart

 

 

MTS
MSP 415

Spiritual Practice for Faithful Discipleship

Course will explore the cultivation of devotional practices, resources and attitudes appropriate for sustaining vitality and effectiveness of the life of faith

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Lindstrom

USML
ST655

NCTI: Prayer and Life of the Spirit: Obstacles to Evangelism

With our mobile society, local communities are less stable. Previous trends in church affiliation are disrupted. Pastors no longer simply lead a local congregation; pastoral ministry is missionary work. Explore spirituality needed for missionary pastoring

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Baima, Staff

III. Pastoral Care

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
LM 331

Introduction to Pastoral Care

Course seeks to facilitate pastoral formation and introduce ministries of pastoral care. Emphasis placed upon the minister's healing role with people in crisis and the biblical and theological foundations of pastoral care.

R 900-1200

Gibson

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 335

African American Pastoral Psychology

We will consider the African American approach to human nature, personality, theory and key concepts. Biblical texts will be woven with the psychological theories to encourage a pastoral approach to psychotherapy.

 

 

 

 

 

T 9-12

Butler

CTS
LM 402

Preaching and Pastoral Care

Course will focus upon the sermonic communication of God's love and hope in times of crisis. Students will be challenged to develop homiletical skills, ministerial sensitivity and a vision of congregational life.

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12

Butler

CTU
MP4020

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 830-1115

Chen-McClone

CTU
MP5103

Pastoral Ministry in Healthcare Contexts

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945

McClone

CTU
SMP4020

A Biblical Approach to Mental Health

Highlights intersection between spirituality and mental health, comparing Greek and Biblical narratives. No separate tuition for ACTS students. Cross-register through home school and also at www.spertus.edu/biblical-health

Online

Kaplan

 

 

 

Online

Kaplan

G-ETS
32-501

Introduction to Pastoral Care

An introductory course including a study of human development, growth, crisis and pathology; the development of skills in integrating theology and the practice of ministry with an understanding of human growth and interpersonal relationships.

R 630-930

Hogue

 

 

 

T 230-530

Holliman

G-ETS
32-831

Pastor as Counselor

Exposure to theory and practice of pastoral counseling for the prospective parish pastor. Emphasis on counseling skill development as well as study of major theories of counseling and psychotherapy. Prereq: 32-501

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1200

Holliman

LSTC
ML 406

Caring for the Dying and Bereaved

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 800-1050

Billman

ML
M450INT

Multicultural Pastoral Counseling

New integrated multidisciplinary assessment model to support racial and ethnic diversity in UU congregations and community ministry settings.

 

Cummings

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M483INT

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

Explore practices of pastoral care and vocation of pastoral ministry, considering things that challenge us and things that sustain us, including the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition that shapes and calls us.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Cummings

MTS
M/E 308

Sexual and Domestic Violence

Examination of dynamics of sexual assault, abuse, family violence; resources for theological reflection and pastoral practice; attention to empirical and normative analysis; criteria for evaluation and action for justice and care.

 

 

J-Term

 

Davis

 

 

MTS
MPC 310

Introduction to Pastoral Care

Course leads students toward basic understanding of meaning and practice of pastoral care and helps students acquire skills necessary for field education, clinical pastoral education and pastoral ministry.

R 600-850

Rosewall

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
PC 302

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

Introduction to pastoral counseling, including a study of personality development and counseling strategies.

 

 

 

 

 

R 7-940

Fleagle

NBTS
PC 430

Premarital and Marital Counseling

This course emphasizes skill training in the assessment and treatment of couples.

 

 

 

 

Sattler

 

 

SCUPE
PAST 401

Pastoral Care in the Latin@ Community; Cuidado Pastoral en la Comuniad Latin@ ALTE

Class will explore four key dimensions of pastoral care in the Latin@ community: 1) The church as a caring community; 2) Struggles and crises as contexts of pastoral care; 3) Family and marriage; 4) Pastoral counseling.

Sep 5-6, Oct 3-4, 31, Nov 1, 14-15

Schipani

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CM 5000 1&2

Introduction to Counseling Ministries

Introduction to history, principles and techniques of practice of counseling with emphasis on counselor characteristics, helping skills, ethical implications, common counseling problems, and the spiritual and biblical dimensions of such relationships.

1) T 720-900am; 2) 9/19-20, 10/3-4, F 100-745, S 900-400

1) Eclov; 2) Greggo

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CM 6000 1/2/3

Issues in Counseling Ministry

Class will expose the student to the theories and tools used in church-based counseling. Skills unique to this form of ministry will also be addressed. Fall: 1) Divorce and Remarriage Ministry; 2) Conflict Mediation; 3) Ministry Ethics

1) W 910-1050; 2) 11/14-15 F 300-915 S 900-430; 3) 9/2-10/7 R 700-900p

1) Bjorge; 2) Humphrey; 3) Parent

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CM 6572

Pastoral Counseling for Marriage and Family

Theory and its implications for problem formation, maintenance and resolution is reviewed. In particular, family communication, intereaction, structure, boundaries, and development will be discussed.

T 130-400

Suk

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 5210 1&2

Counseling Skills Training

An experimental and cognitive introduction to the skills basic to any counseling setting, working with a developmental model of helping.

1) M 400-630; 2) W 400-630

1) Gruenewald; 2) Plate

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 5310

Theories of Counseling

Classical and current theories of counseling will be studied and evaluated in light of Scripture, psychological sophistication and practical relevance. Both secular and practical counseling approaches will be discussed.

R 815-1045

Gruenewald

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 5400

Foundations of Mental Health Counseling

This course is an orientation to the various dimensions of mental health counseling. It provides an overview of the variety of roles offered and functions available to the mental health worker in society and in the church.

9/12-13, 10/10-11, 11/7-8 F 100-630 S 845-400

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 5578

Theoretical Foundations of Family Therapy

An examination, discussion and evaluation of theoretical foundations and historical development of the field of marriage and family therapy. Includes an introduction to several of the major techniques currently employed in the field.

T 415-645

Bjorge

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 6120

Addiction Counseling

This course examines the treatment of addictions. The philosophy, mechanisms and physiology of substance abuse and chemical dependency are surveyed. Students will be exposed to relevant and effective approaches to counsel the person with an addiction.

W 815-1045

Russo

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 6130

Group Counseling

The processes, principles and techniques related to contemporary forms of group counseling will be explored. An experiential component in this course fosters the development of group leadership skills.

W 1230-300

Gruenewald

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 6510

Personality Development

A consideration of human development from conception to death, emphasizing research, personality and counseling implications at each stage.

R 515-745

Tipton

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 6610

Human Sexuality

The course will deal with the physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects of human sexuality, with particular emphasis on counseling-related issues.

R 130-400

Hook

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 6710

Counseling and Theological Worldview: Faith and Practice

A survey of issues, theories, approaches, methods, problems and criticisms of the integration of psychology and theology. Evaluations of the approaches of Freud, Allport, James and more contemporary nonevangelical and evangelical writers.

M 1230-300

Greggo

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 6720

Ethics and Issues in Counseling

Basic tenets of the ethical standards of the professional counseling associations, including the National Association of Counseling and Development and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Ethical issues of counseling practices.

W 1230-320 9.3-11.19

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 6950

Counseling Practicum

Designed as pre-internship fieldwork experience with group supervisiion on campus. Will provide practical supervised experience in various counseling settings. Student will average six to eight hours per week involvement.

R 915-1045

Russo

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 7140

Crisis Counseling

 

W 630-930

Parent

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 7210

Assessment and Evaluation

This course covers the principles and techniques of test administration and interpretation, including measures of ability, aptitude, personality and psychopathology. Prrereq: MA in CP candidacy or consent of department chair. $25 materials testing fee.

T 130-400

Greggo

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
CO 7961

Mental Health Counseling Internship I

Intern sites include hospital inpatient programs, community counseling agencies, counseling centers, and other mental health facilities. Prereq: CO 6950, MACP candidacy and consent of department.

T 730-900a; 9:15-1045; T 915-1045

1-4) Greggo; 5-6) Bjorge

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Liturgy and Worship

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
MN 1083

Anglican Liturgy and Music: Development and Theology

Introduction to principles and practices of Anglican worship with focus on the Episcopal Church. Covers nature of worship and history of its evolution; and the theology and use of music in worship.

Weekend intensives, Columbus

Fout

J-term

Jan 12-16

Seifert

 

 

BSSF
MN 1087

Anglican Liturgy and Music: Theology and Practice

Principles and practices of Anglican worship with focus on Episcopal Church. Covers contemporary liturgy and sacrament with practicum on conducting Episcopal worship.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 20-21 mar 13-14 Apr 24-25, Columbus

Seifert

CTS
LM 412

Introduction to Christian Worship

Course covers current debates about worship, its meaning and practice. Consider historical forms for communities today; metaphors about word, font and table; and how common practices are done in a pluralistic world.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Haldeman

CTS
LM 416

Leading Christian Worship: A Practicum for Presiders

Explore various forms of worship and genres of prayer. Then we perform them together in order to develop a stronger and more sensitive pastoral presence as leaders of rites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haldeman

CTS
LM 542

Poetics of Grief

An advanced seminar on the poetics of grief, drawing upon scriptural, liturgical and literary texts. We will consider the way in which literary form provides structures and processes for expressive grief work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edgerton

CTU
W4200 1/2

Sacraments I: Initiation and Reconciliation

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) W 830-1115; 2) Online

1) Fragomeni 2) Crowley

CTU
W4201

Sacraments II: Eucharist and Sacramental Theology

 

T 700-945

McCarron

 

 

 

W 100-345

Foley

CTU
W4206A&B

Sacraments III: Annointing, Marriage

Annointing meets Jan 6-15. Marriage meets Jan. 20-29. Ordination students need both segments

 

 

J-Term

TR 830-1115

Fragomeni

 

 

CTU
W4207

Presiding 1

 

W 100-345

Foley

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W4208

Presiding 2

 

T 900-1100

Horrigan

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W5210

Liturgical Catechesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Ostdiek

CTU
W5230

Liturgical Methods

 

R 830-1115

McCarron

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
WS4100

Liturgy, Contemplation and Mission: Ecclesial Spirituality

Spirituality and Liturgy courses recommended.

T 100-345

Ostdiek

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
WS5225

Worship, Spirituality and Digital Media Arts

 

W 700-945

Crowley

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
31-511

Christian Public Worship

Examination of the importance of worship in the life and work of the minister and congregation. Increasing competence in the understanding, theology, planning and leadership of worship. L

R 230-530

Duck

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
31-542

UM Worship: Theory and Practice

Survey of the ritual and resources provided for United Methodist worship and their theology of worship. Development of skills in the design and leadership of worship.

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

B. Anderson

G-ETS
31-625

Music Ministry in the Local Church

The role of the church musician in the ministry of music; the role of congregational song, keyboard accompaniment, choral groups and instrumental music; integration of music into the liturgical, educational and communal life of the church.

 

 

J-Term

MWF 800-1230; TR 800-1100; W 130-330

R. Anderson

 

 

G-ETS
90-910

Seminar in Ritual Studies

An overview of critical texts in ritual studies. Prepares students in liturgical studies, pastoral theology and religious education for qualifying exams and for dissertation research. PhD students only.

 

 

 

 

 

F 900-1200

Hogue

LSTC
ML 405

The Sacramental Landscape: An Introduction to Worship

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-400

Stewart

ML
M360/560

Arts and Aesthetics in Ministry

The visual and kinesthetic in ministry.

 

Tolley, Peebles

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MWP 451

Worship and Sacraments in the Reformed Tradition

Delves into distinctive liturgical and sacramental traditions of the Reformed church, with particular emphasis on the Presbyterian Church (USA). Helpful for students preparing to take the PC (USA) standard ordination examination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
WO 412

Everything BUT Sermon and Song

Course will deal with the OTHER third of the weekly church gathering. Will study variety of prayers and other elements of worship: testimony, sacraments/ordinances, creeds and confessions, children's sermons and greetings.

 

 

 

 

 

R 4-640

Hamstra

NBTS
WS 303

Current Practices of Worship and Spirituality

Focus is on the movements of worship and spirituality during the 20th century with special emphasis on the shift from a modern world view to postmodern times.

R 700-940

Hamstra

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
PT 6000

Current Studies in Pastoral Theology: Music and Worship

 

M 630-930

Hedges, King

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
PT 7280

Christian Worship

The importance, basic meaning and historical background of Christian worship with attention to principles, plans, methods and resources for worship planning.

W 910-1050

Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

V. Preaching and Communication

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
LM 302

Preaching

The theology and practice of the preaching ministry. Approach will emphasize both the art of sermon preparation and the place of preaching in pastoral ministry. Limited to 2nd & 3rd yr. students. L.

 

 

 

 

 

T 2-5

Edgerton

CTU
W4205

Lay Leadership of Prayer and Preaching

Recommended to be taken later in one's program. Prereq: W4200 and W4201

M 100-345

McCarron

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W4209

Preaching I

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-345

Fragomeni

CTU
W4210

Preaching 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 900-1100

Fragomeni

CTU
WMP4000

Communication Skills for Ministry

J-Term: Intercultural Communications; Spring: Digital Media Arts

 

 

J-Term

Online

Crowley

Online

Crowley

CTU
WS5105

Liturgical Year Prayed and Preached

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 1-345

Foley

G-ETS
31-501 A/B

Developing and Preaching the Sermon

Development of the sermon from text and idea through presentation and evaluation. Delivery of sermons in class. One theology course recommended. Prereq: 11-500, 12-500, 21-505

A) T 230-530; B) M 630-930

Brooks

 

 

 

A) T 230-530; B) T 630-930

Brooks

G-ETS
31-607

Advanced Preaching and Worship

This course immerses the student in the practice and discipline of preaching different styles of sermons to different congregations. It is designed for the serious preacher, particularly pastors who must prepare sermons weekly.

T 630-930

Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
31-809

Seminar in Preaching: Preaching and the Movies

Exploration of a trend or issue important to the preaching ministry of the church.

 

 

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-300

Brooks

LSTC
ML 408

Sermon as Meeting Place: An Introduction to Preaching

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-400

Lundblad

LSTC
ML 502

Preaching for Social Transformation

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 800-1100

Lundblad

ML
M327INT

Preaching As If You Mean It

Sermons need to be both worthy in their content and felicitous in their style. Intensive course will address both elements of preaching. Will help students clarify what fundamental message they want to preach and how to do so most effectively.

 

Schulz

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M374INT

Bringing Texts to Life

Course will encourage students to delve into the nature of performance, and envision new ways for collaborative performance to enhance the life of congregations.

 

DiFranza

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M494INT

Method is the Message

Explores how to strategically create learning experiences in light of how children and adultls learn and grow. Work with models of cognitive, faith and identity development in multi-racial, multi-cultural world. Located outside of Portland, Maine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hicks

MTS
MWP 315

Introduction to Preaching

Paying specific focus to multiple skill sets required to proclaim Word of God today: responsible interpretation of texts and contexts, inviting sermon design and effective delivery, clarity and resonance in public speaking and reading.

M 100-350

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MWP 328

Preaching as Celebration

Course will explore the distinct perspective and genius the African American Church has brought to the preaching task, and the role of celebration in the African American pulpit.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 5-10 MW 900-1200

Thomas

 

 

NBTS
MN 382

Principles and Practice of Preaching I

Introductory course designed to acquaint students with basic knowledge and skills necessary for effective preaching. Attention to exegesis of scripture and sermon organization.

M 700-940

Parker

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
MN 383

Principles and Practice of Preaching II

Supervised "lab" experience in both the practice and evaluation of preaching. Emphasis on biblical interpretation and delivery of the sermon. Prereq: Intro Preaching course. Offered 10/25-11/22

 

 

 

M 7-940

Parker

 

 

NBTS
MN 387-L

Preaching and Pastoral Communication

Course will be team taught by Coach Gordan and Dr. Hatch at the lawndale campus.

 

 

 

W 4-640 Lawndale

Gordon

 

 

NBTS
UR 303-L

Urban Ministry: Creative Preaching

Course introduces the skill set, techniques, theological background and practical aspects of creative preaching in an urban setting that encourages positive interaction between pastor and parishioners.

 

 

 

 

 

W 400-640 Lawndale Perkins Ctr

Gordon

SCUPE
M 306

The Art of Prophetic Preaching in the Urban Context

Applying the language and hermeneutic tools of the arts, exegesis of popular culture and prophetic imagination, course provides theoretical framework and social insight necessary to effectively preach the prophetic Gospel in contemporary urban context.

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 10-11, 17-18, 24-25; F 100-900, S 900-500

 

TEDS
HM 5000

Theology and Methodology of Biblical Preaching

Study of the theological foundations for preaching and a critical analysis of the process of sermon preparation with emphasis on biblical integrity and structural soundness.Prereq: undergraduate public speaking course or P.

TR 3:30-4:45

Scharf

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
HM 5001

Preaching Lab

Lab sessions - must be taken concurrently with HM 5000. Offered Quad B.

TR 200-300 or 330-430

Scharf

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
HM 5010

Homiletics: Preaching for Partners

 

9/27, 10/25, 11/1 S 830-1230

Scharf

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
HM 6610

Homiletics: Preaching Narrative

Homiletics laboratory to provide students with opportunities for preaching under critical supervision. Prereq: HM 5000.

T 910-1050

Roy

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
HM 6620

Homiletics: Preaching Poetry and Prophecy

Homiletics laboratory to provide advanced studens with opportunity to preach from poetic or prophetic texts. Introductory lectures will focus attention on the hermeneutical and homiletical demands of those genres.

R 720-900a

Langley

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
HM 6630

Homiletics: Preaching the Parables of Jesus

Homiletics laboratory to provide students with opportunity to preach from the parables of Jesus. Prereq: HM 5000.

R 130-315

Scharf

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
HM 7210

Espository Preaching: Gospel of Mark

 

R 920-1050

Waybright

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
NT 6600

Preaching from the New Testament

An interdepartmental "exegesis for preaching" course team-taught by faculty from both the New Testament and Pastoral Theology departments. Course will equip student to make the transition from exegesis to exposition, to move from text to sermon.

R 910-1050

Lau, Crain

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
OT 6600

Preaching from the Old Testament

An interdepartmental "exegesis for preaching" course team-taught by faculty from both the Old Testament and Pastoral Theology departments.

W 12:30-2:10

Scharf

 

 

 

 

 

VI. Educational Ministry of the Church

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
MN 2184

Strategies for Teaching the Bible

Learn six strategies for teaching the canonical story efficiently and with impact in ways that lead to personal and communal transformation. Learn the content of the bible afresh and how to teach it to others.

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend intensive, Cincinnati

Dally

G-ETS
33-502

Teaching for Biblical Faith

Exploration of the role of the Bible in Christian education and faith development. Attention to approaches to teaching the Bible.

T 630-930

Blount

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
33-506

Theological Education in the Parish

Task of the pastor and educator as theological educators in the community of faith, relating theology and teaching methods for the life and mission of the church.

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1200

TBA

G-ETS
33-610

Children and Christian Faith

How children develop physically, mentally, emotionally, morally, and in faith and become meaningful members of the faith community. Child advocacy issues. Prereq: 30-500 or permission of instructor.

 

 

J

MWF 800-1230; TR 800-1100; W 130-330

Javore

 

 

G-ETS
33-612

Introduction to Youth Ministry

Approaches to youth ministry in culturally diverse situations. Counseling, program development, administration and teaching.

R 230-530

Blount

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
33-646

Christian Education in the African American Experience

Exploration of approaches to congregational learning in the ministries of African American churches.

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930

Blount

G-ETS
33-837

Approaches to Christian Education

An examination of key leaders, perspectives and practices in Christian religious education in relation to students' vocations and practices of educational leadership. Explores contemporary scholarship in the field of Christian education as a ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

T 230-530

Lee

LSTC
ML 404

Teaching Disciples: Introduction to Religious Education

Jesus' disciples were commissioned to baptize and teach. The Church is a teaching, learning community and this ministry is ours to continue--as teachers, learners and disciples who foster the teaching and learning of all in the Christian community.

M 630-930

Wenderoth

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 601

Pedagogy Seminar for TjM/PhD Students: Teaching Disciples

Jesus' disciples were commissioned to baptize and teach. The Church is a teaching, learning community and this ministry is ours to continue--as teachers, learners, disciples who foster the teaching and learning of all in the Christian community.

M 630-930

Wenderoth

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MED 320

Introduction to Christian Education

Course focuses on theological understandings of religious education, the ways that cultural and congregational life educate people, and the ways in which one is simultaneously "pastor," "teacher" and "learner."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wenderoth

MTS
MED 327

Teaching for Faithful Living

 

M 100-350

Wasolan

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MED 439

Contemporary Issues in Religious Education: God, Faith and Art

Through engagement with biblical text and artistic expression, adult learners will have the opportunity to wrestle with their own experiences of the life of faith.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 5-8, 12-15, TR 9-4

Caldwell

 

 

NBTS
ED 302

Teaching Ministry of the Church

Course will enhance the students' knowledge and skills in educational ministry. Explore contemporary approaches to the preactice of educational ministry.

 

 

 

M 400-640

Price

 

 

TEDS
EM 5000

Educational Ministry in the Local Church

Introduction to local church administration and teaching, focusing on the aims, principles, organization and development of a local church educational program; and on the aims, methods, media and evaluation of the teaching process.

W 7:30-10:50a Q-A

Baldwin

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
EM 5210

Christian Leadership

The examination of the role and function of leadership in a Christian context

R 130-450

Moore

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
EM 5510

Christian Formation and Journey

An interactive exploration of the process of spiritual growth in the life of the believer, focusing on how the church has understood Christian spirituality and the process of Christ being formed in the believer.

R 130-450

Downs

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
EM 6000 1/2

Current Topics in Educational Ministry

Select and specialized topics relevant to educational ministry. Fall 1) Spiritual Growth in Small Groups. 2) Marriage Enrichment. Course is independent activities with your spouse facilitated by the instructor, meeting only once for instructions.

1) W 730-1050a; 2) 9/6 S 900-1100a

1) Donahue; C. Sell

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ES 8000 1/2

Seminar: Current Issues in Educational Ministries

1) Campus Ministry; 2) TheologicalEducation in a Majority World: Asia

1) 10/31-11/1; 2) 9/12-13; F 100-830 S 830-100

1) Guthrie; 2) Moore

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ES 9000 1/2

Seminar: Current Issues

1) Developing Emerging Leaders; 2) Neuroscience and Learning

1) M-F 10/20-24 1--530 F 830-1; 2) 10/6-10 100-530, F 830-100

Colwill

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ES 9110

EDS Orientation Seminar

 

 

Moore, Baldwin

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ES 9200

Adult Learning Foundations

 

9/22-26, 29-10/3, 100-430, F 830-1200

Guthrie

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ES 9500

Psychological Foundations of Education

 

MTWRF 100-430, F 830-1200; 11/10-14, 17-21

Bishop

 

 

 

 

 

TEDS
ES 9910

Foundations of Social Science Literature

 

11/3-7, 10-14 100-430, F 830-1200

Colwill

 

 

 

 

 

VII. Polity and Canon Law

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
HTS 3023-OL

Episcopal Canon Law and Polity

Non-credit seminar online-only covers the basics of the canon law and polity of the Episcopal Church; meets ordination requirements. Required for Bexley Hall Mdiv students

Online

Wondra

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W4204

Canon Law

 

 

 

J-Term

MWF 830-1115

Lagges

 

 

G-ETS
40-601/40-801

Methodist Studies Topics: Deacons

Course will provide a selection of topics related to Methodist and Wesleyan studies.

9/12-13, 11/14-15, 12/5-6; F 100-900 & S 900-300

Crain

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
40-673

UM Studies: 20th Century to Present

Developments within 20th century United Methodism, as related to the ecumenical movement, world mission, personal evangelism and social justice. Evolution of polity, theology and denominational structure. Prereq: 13-501

 

 

 

 

 

T 800-1100

Bryant

G-ETS
40-674

UM Studies: Wesley and 19th Century

The foundational contribution of John Wesley to the history, doctrine and polity of Methodism. The Methodist tradition in the U.S. through the 19th century. Prereq: 13-501 or 13-502

T 800-1100

Bryant

J-Term

MWF 800-1230, TR 800-1100, W 130-330

Bryant

 

 

G-ETS
40-678X

United Methodist Polity

Fulfill UMC polity requirements. Focus on ecclesiological forms, governance configurations, membership and orders. Become familiar with the Book of Discipline (2012 ed) and Book of Resolutions.

Online

Fowler

 

 

 

Online

TBA

G-ETS
49-601

Methodist Studies Topics: Deacons

This course will proide a selection of topics related to Methodist and Wesleyan studies.

F 100-900 U S 900-300

Crain

 

 

 

 

 

ML
H408INT/a-b

Unitarian Universalist History and Polity

a) Introduction to history of Unitarians and Universalists in Europe and later North America. Focuses on ways they spoke of belief and practiced their religion; b) focuses on class project or individual paper with time for archival research and writing.

 

Kirl

 

 

 

 

Kirk

MTS
MPL 307

Polity and Worship in the PC (USA)

Acquire working knowledge of church government, worship dynamics and contents, and church discipline, which will enable those Presbyterians successfully to pass all examinations in church polity on their journey toward ordination.

 

 

J-Term

 

 

 

 

TEDS
PT 7415

Evangelical Free Church History and Polity

Designed for students seeking a greater understanding of the EFCA or anticipating possible placement within the denomination. Attention paid to history, polity, doctrine, missionary outreach and current trends.

FS 830-500, 10/24-25

Strand