Course Catalog for Academic Year 2016-2017

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
September 6
September 7
September 6
September 6
September 6
September 6
 
 
September 26
August 24
August 29
Winter
January 2
January 3
January 3
January 9
January 9
January 9
 
 
January 9
January 3
N/A
Spring
January 30
February 6
January 30
January 30
January 30
February 6
 
 
April 3
January 11
January 9


Biblical Studies

Sch/Cs # Title/Description FALL WINTER SPRING
LSTC
RHS 301 A/B

Jesus within Judaism: Religious Heritage Scripture I

First course in sequence of the M.Div. (M.A./M.A.T.S) program that introduces students to Second Temple Judaism as the foundation and framework for interpreting the Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

A) M 1-4; B) W 1-4

A) Guffey; B)Pickett

LSTC
RHS/CC 401

Reading the Bible from Multicultural Perspectives

 

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Pero

 

 



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

Stone

 

 

 

Online

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.

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-930 & Online (2 sections)

Mikva

G-ETS
11-500 & 11/500 A/X

Introduction to Hebrew Bible

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.

T 230-530

C. Anderson

 

 

 

A) R 630-930; X) Online

A) Duncan; X) Lester

II. Canonical Corpus

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

G-ETS
11-601

Pentateuch: Exodus

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

R 8-11

C. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
11-607

The Writings: Book of Job

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

Duncan

LSTC
RHS 302 A/C

Religious Heritage I: Scripture II: Pentateuch and Wisdom Literature: Instructions for Life

 

A) T 100-400; C) Online

A) Klein; C) TBA

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 602

Old Testament Graduate Biblical Seminar

Course is one in a sequence of 6 (Th.M.) or 12 (Ph.D.) Fall: The Bible, Sexuality and Gender. Spring: TBA

T 100-400

Menn

 

 

 

M 100-400

TBA

III. Topics in Old Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

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.

T 9-12

Yang

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

T 230-530

C. Anderson

G-ETS
11/12-650

The Bible, the Church and HIV/AIDS

Course will delve more deeply into biblical perspectives on gender and sexuality, the Christian traditions that have developed from those biblical texts, and their relationship to the current HIV/AIDS crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-100; Feb 8-9, Mar 8-9, Apr 19-20

C. Anderson

LSTC
RHS 406 A/C

Israel's Prophets

Study of OT prophetic literature including understanding Israel's Prophets in original historical and cultural contexts and appreciating prophetic tradition for life and ministry today. Prereq for M.Div students: Biblical Hebrew. Alt assignmts for others.

 

 

 

 

 

A) W 800-1100; C) Online

A) Klein; C) TBA

IV. Hebrew Language

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

G-ETS
11-541

Elementary Biblical Hebrew I

Introduction to the elements of biblical Hebrew (grammar and syntax) and translation of selected prose texts in the Hebrew Bible.

TR 100-220

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
11-542

Elementary Hebrew II

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

 

 

 

 

 

TR 100-220

TBA

G-ETS
11-543

Intermediate Hebrew

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

TBA

Duncan

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 409

Hebrew Pericopes

 

T 1200-1250

TBA

 

 

 

T 1200-100

TBA

LSTC
RHS 411

Hebrew Exegesis I

 

MR 900-1100

Hiebert

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 488

Hebrew Exegesis II

With McCormick B322 Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis II (at MTS)

 

 

 

 

 

MR 900-1100

Davidson



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.

W 9-12; Online (2 sections)

Yang

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

F 100-900 & S 900-300 X) Online

A) Yeo; X) Cosgrove

 

 

 

R 9-12

Schreiner

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.

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12; Online (2 sections)

Crowder

G-ETS
12-632

NT Topics: Ethics and Moral Formation in Paul

Study of select New Testament books. May be repeated. Prereq: 12-500. F

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Cosgrove

G-ETS
12-810

The Revelation to John

Analysis of form, content and function, in light of the genre of the book. Exploration of meaning on the basis of interaction of text with historical setting and guidance in differentiating appropriate from inappropriate use.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Vena

LSTC
RHS 403 A/B/C

The Life and Letters of Paul

Historical and critical investigation of authentic letters of Paul of Tarsus. Based on careful readings of Paul's epistles, in English and in Greek, in conversation with perspectives derived from sociology, anthropology and classical studies.

A) T 800-1100; B) W 600-900

A) Rossing; B) Guffey

 

 

 

C) Online

C) Blanton

LSTC
RHS 601

NT Graduate Biblical Seminar

Spring: Romans. Advanced Exegesis

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400

Pickett

III. Topics in New Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
TEC 407

The New Social Gospel

From early 20th century to current theology and economics, compare and analyze 'classical' Social Gospel, American Liberation Theologies, and contemporary approaches. Construct your theology of an economically engaged theology.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Thistlethwaite

LSTC
RHS/RHTH 601

Eschatology and Apolcalyptic

Graduate Theologial Seminar: NT Grad Bib Sem (Advanced Exegesis)

W 630-930

Westhelle, Rossing

 

 

 

 

 

IV. New Testament Greek

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

G-ETS
12-541

Elementary Biblical Greek I

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

TR 100-220

Lester

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
12-542

Elementary Greek II

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

 

 

 

 

 

TR 100-220

Vena

LSTC
RHS 405 A/C

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.

A) MWR 100-215; C) Online

A) Blanton; C) Mellott

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 410

Greek Pericopes

 

M 1200-1250

Krentz

 

 

 

M 1200-100

Krentz

LSTC
RHS 501

Advanced Greek Readings

 

R 930-1100

Krentz

 

 

 

R 930-1100

Krentz



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.

T 9-12 and Online (2 sections)

Speller & Stewart

 

 

 

Online

Speller & Stewart

G-ETS
13-501 A/B/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

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

A/B) Papandrea; X) TBA

 

 

 

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.

online

X) Johnson

 

 

 

A) M 630-930; X) online

A) TBA; X) Johnson

LSTC
RHS/CC 403

Judaism and Christianity throughout the Ages

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 600-900pm

Menn, Bell

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) M 800-1100; B) R 100-400

A) Vethanayagamony; B) Westhelle

 

 

 

 

 

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.

TBA

Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H 301 A/B

History Survey II

Continues focus of H300 with emphasis on Christianity as a world movement from Reformations of sixteenth century through formation of the modern period, with attention to diversity of voices within global Christianity.

TBA

Daniels

 

 

 

 

 

II. History of Particular Traditions

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
HT 320

Anglican and Episcopal History

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

Sep 16-17 Oct 14-15 Nov 11-12

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 402

History of Jewish Thought

An overview of Jewish thought and practice utilizing grreat works of Jewish literature from Rabbinic period to modernity. Texts include: Talmud, Midrash, selected works of medieval philosophy, commentary, codes, kabbalah, Heschel, Wiesel, Buber and more.

W 2-5

Mikva

 

 

 

 

 

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

TBA

 

 

 

Online

TBA

LSTC
RHTH 406

Grace Incarnate: The Lutheran Confessional Heritage

Thematic introducion to and exploration of the Lutheran confessional writings, and it will encourage the learners to consider the important theological and vocational considerations identified above.

 

 

 

 

 

M 800-1100

Hendel

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.

TBA

Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930; Online (2 sections)

Brown

MTS
H 453

Black Christianity 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.

TBA

Daniels

 

 

 

 

 

V. Topics in Church History

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 481

Black Religion: The Jewish/Muslim Connection

 

W 9-12

Speller

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
13-803

Christology and Trinity in the Early Church

Doctrine of Christ in the life of the church from the apostolic age through the sixth century.

 

 

 

 

 

T 230-530

Papandrea

G-ETS
13-806

Topics in Christian History

Themes of trinity, Christology, pneumatology, soteriology, ecclesiology, anthropology, creation, eschatology. Theological questions and role of doctrine. Prereq: 13-501. FALL: Women in the Reformation. SPRING: Persecution & Tolerance in Reformation; J-TER

W 9-12

Johnson

J-Term

M-F 8-1230

Johnson

W 9-12

Johnson

LSTC
RHTH 302 A/B

Religious Heritage II: History and Theology II

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) M 100-400; B) R 800-1100

A) Vethanayagamony; B) Schweitz

LSTC
RHTH 607

Historiography: Advanced Graduate Seminar

 

R 800-1100

Swanson

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 416

In Search of God in Latin America: A History

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930

Cruz



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 2-5; Online (2 sections)

Terrell

G-ETS
21-505 & 505 a/X

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.

R 630-930

Ray

 

 

 

A) R 230-530; X) Online

A) Ray; X) Eberhart

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

F 915-1215

Bedford

 

 

 

T 630-930

TBA

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.

F 1-9 & S 9-3

Joh

 

 

 

R 8-11

Joh

G-ETS
31-815

Sacramental Theology

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

T 230-530

B. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
I 311

Academic Research and Writing

 

TBA

Worley

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
T 300

Introduction to Christian Theology

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Case-Winters

II. Particular Individuals or Traditions

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
HST 559

Topics in Anglican Theology: Rowan Williams and Sarah Coakley

Explore in depth the theology of these two significant contemporary theologians -- both connected to the Church of England, deeply involved in ministry and representative of broader trends in Anglican theology

Sept 30-Oct 1 Nov 4-5 Dec 2-3

Fout

 

 

 

 

 

BSSF
HT 340

Anglican Theology and Ethics

Explore the diverse theologies and ethics reflected in the worldwide Anglican Communion. Consider the work of "classic" Anglican theologians and moral theologians and their impact.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 10-11, Mar 10-11, Apr 7-8; F 1-830, S 830-430 in Chicago

Fout

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.

T 2-5

Terrell

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 533

Women's Voices: Ruether, Lorde, Plaskow, Waddud

Study prominent feminists: Christian, Jewish and Muslim, and their lasting foundations for feminist perspectives on culture, power, ethics and theology. Find commonalities and distinctiveness through these women and those who follow.

T 630-930 and online

Mikva

 

 

 

 

 

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

Martin Luther: Public Theologian

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 800-1100

Hendel

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 503

Constructive Theology

Integrative course dealing with the role of theology in pastoral formation and functioining and based on experiences encountered on internship. Prereq: Internship or equiv.

T 630-930

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 412

Lutheranism in North America

 

W 800-1100

Vethanayagamony

 

 

 

 

 

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.

TBA

Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
T 404

Jesus as Peasant Organizer, Urban Trickster, Rain Forest Shaman and Hip-Hop Prophet

Study how Jesus adapted culture to galvanize a peasant resistance movement; how creativity went urban and outlaw under Paul, became bardic and monastic with the Irish, shamanic savvy in Brazil, adopted guru wiles in India and is defiant with hip-hop.

Oct 7-80, 21-22, Nov 4-5; F 100-900, S 900-500

Perkinson

 

 

 

 

 

III. Topics in Theology

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
CC 431/631

Death of the Beautiful Young Man

Examine portrayals of Jesus's death in different media, and systems of belief about redemption from variety of perspectives in art, history, anthropology, theology and philosophy to critique the messages in the iconography of Jesus' death.

Sept 30-Oct 1, Nov 4-5, Dec 2-3

Dally

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 300

Public Theology

Course will cover "discerning theological themes" in U.S. public discourse and learning to write and speak on these themes in a theologically/biblically grounded way. Requirements include writing op eds and doing mock radio interviews.

Online

Thistlethwaite

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 390

Introduction to the Study of Black Faith and Life

This course will explore the critical themes, disciplines and thinkers important to the study of Black faith and Black life. The discussion will be afrocentric in focus, interreligious and socially comprehensive in scope.

T 9-12

Butler

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 406

Eating and Drinking with Jesus: Theology of the Eucharist

Biblical, historical and anthropological perspectives on eating and drinking provide the foundation for re-thinking the doctrine and the practice of the Eucharist.

Online

Jennings

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 410

Queer Theologies

Explore the multiplicity of queer Christian theologies that have emerged in recent decades. Cover sources and histories of queer theologies, queering theological doctrines, and intersectional and queer of color theologies.

Online

Cheng

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Seo

CTS
TEC 429

Mass Incarceration, Politics and Public Theology

Examine relationship between mass incarceration, American democracy and public theology. Study economic and political structures and role of culture in constructions of criminality at intersection of race, class, gender. Seek Christian social witness.

M 2-5

Ringer

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 465

Theological Perspectives on Trauma

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5

Moon

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?

W 630-930

Terrell

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 505

God and Philosophy

The course will introduce and examine the theological themes arising out of recent continental philosophy. It will also include an understanding of how God has been understood or appropriated in modern philosophy.

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930

Seo

CTS
TEC 510

Feminist and Womanist Christologies

A seminar examing servanthood vs. surrogacy, the Black Christ and the historical Jesus, Christ and Christa, and atonement and abuse.

 

 

 

 

 

M 2-5

Terrell

CTS
TEC 575

Religion, Biopolitics, and the Black Public Sphere

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12

Ringer

CTS
TEC/LM 564

Forgiveness

Forgiveness considered as a theological, pastoral and ethical problem and possibility, not only in individual relationships, but also in ecclesial, social, political and national contexts.

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5

Edgerton

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

TBA

TBA

 

 

 

R 630-930

Bryant

G-ETS
21-801 & 801A/B

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. Fall: Asian American Theologies; Spring: A) The Confessions; B) African Amer Christianity

T 230-530

Joh

 

 

 

A) F 915-1215; B) R 630-930

A) Bedford; B) Ray

G-ETS
21-802

Process Philosophy and Theology

Use of process perspectives and categories in Christian understandings. Consideration of key process theologians.

R 230-530

Ray

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Online

Teasdale

J

 

 

Online

Teasdale

LSTC
CC 415

Meeting God in Cuba

Travel seminar with McCormick and Garrett. 4-person limit.

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Menn

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 407

Narratives of Resistance

Part 2 of 2-course sequence on analysis and constructive exploration of basic teachings of the Christian Faith. Topics: Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Christian Life, and Eschatology, including biblical origins, historical developments and significance.

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-930

Rodriguez

LSTC
RHTH 500

Advanced Arabic Readings

 

W 930-1100

Swanson

 

 

 

T 930-1100

Swanson

LSTC
RHTH/CC 401

Christian and Muslim Theology

 

T 100-400

Swanson, Aasi

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 414

Black Lives Matter: Theological Anthropology

 

 

 

 

 

 

F 900-400; 6 F TBA

Thomas

LSTC
RHTH/CC 503

Future of Creation

Senior Interdisciplinary Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

Woloschak

LSTC
RHTH/CC 601

Exploring the Book of Urban Nature: Advanced Seminar in Religion and Science

 

M 630-930

Schweitz

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/SF 501

Desert Discipleship

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 800-2200

Swanson

MTS
M 433

Pastoral Theology of Hope

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 6-9pm

Rosewall

MTS
T 335

Religious Pluralism

Learn tradition-based and inter-religious models and strategies for ministry with persons and communities of more than one faith. Focus on diversity of faith communities in Chicago as articulated by five community representatives and site visits.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

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.

W 100-350

Case-Winters, Eastwood

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
T 430

God, Suffering and Evil

If God is good and all powerful, why is there so much suffering and evil in the world? Various theological attempts to answer the question will be considered and evaluated as we explore approaches to address this question in congregational life.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Case-Winters



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)

Ringer

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

R 630-930

Pieterse

 

 

 

T 8-11

Waters

LSTC
RHTH/CC 402

Etica

Spanish language instruction

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Rodriguez

 

 

MTS
E 300

Introduction to 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?

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Williams

II. Topics in Ethics

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

G-ETS
22-857

Topics in Moral Theology

In-depth analysis of selected topics or writers in Christian moral theology. May be repeated. Permission for masters students. Fall: TBA; J-Term: Ecological Theology; Spring: TBA

T 8-11

Waters

J-Term

M-F 8-1230

Eberhart

T 230-530

Waters

LSTC
RHTH/CC 442

Ethics and Politics in the African American Community

 

W 130-430

Perry

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
Eth 431

Proctor Conference Course

Advanced theology course requiring attendance at Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference. Building on sessions with top African American pastors and professors, explore how to connect with social ethics and impact the practice of ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb TBA

Premawardhana, Tabb



Religion and Society Studies

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
TEC 405

Cities of God: Eschatology, Justice and the City

 

 

 

J-Term

9-5

Ringer

 

 

CTS
TEC 604

Pedagogies

Ph.D. students only

W 2-5

Moon

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
41-681

Cross-Cultural Seminar

Cross-cultural immersion experiences in various ministries and communities with theological reflection. May be repeated. J-Term: ; Spring:

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Bryant

 

 

LSTC
THEO/LS 401

Global Violence and Human Rights

At Valparaiso

T 630-930

Moore

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MUM 312

Prisons: New Realities, New Mission

 

TBA

Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
M 302

Interfaith Relations and Religious Pluralism

Course uses religious communities and leaders in Pittsburgh to provide interfaith understandings, cultural competencies and practical theology. Examine theological perspectives and find avenues of solidarity to work for peace and justice.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 17-21, T-S 900-500, Pittsburg

Mosher, Premwardhana

 

 

SCUPE
M 314

Race and Religion in Contemporary America: The Devil in Ferguson

With African Americans murdered in their church and protests that "Black Lives Matter," explore how racism operates within systems and institutions in U.S. society. Gain insight into how racism developed and explore models for ministry.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 3-7, T-S 900-500

Ray

 

 

SCUPE
M 316

Non-Violence in a Culture of Violence

Addresses peacemaking from direct action and interruption to restorative justice and conflict resolution. Find interplay between theology, biblical witness of nonviolence and skills and concepts of practitioner experience.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 9-13, M-F 900-500

Wylie-Kellermann

 

 



World Mission Studies

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
CC 450/660

Learning from London: Mission and Evangelism in the 21st Century

Multi-faceted approach to mission and evangelism in the Diocese of London,has led to 50% growth in weekly attendance since 1990. Learn best practices from seasoned practitioners and explore how to apply them at home. Contact: jfout@bexleyseabury.edu.

 

 

J-Term

Begins online in October; travel Jan 14-20

Fout

 

 

G-ETS
21-514X

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Pieterse

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

TBA

Chung

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 408

Global Church, Here, Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 800-1100

Swanson

LSTC
RHTH/CC 413

Muslims in America

Survey history of Muslims in America, the diversity of the current Muslim population, and how the Islamic faith has been understood and practiced by Muslim Americans.

 

 

 

 

 

F 900-400; 6 F TBA

Shelley, Aasi

LSTC
RHTH/CC 603

Mission to 1910: World Christianity and Mission Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 800-1100

Vethanayagamony



Ministry Studies

I. The Nature and Practice of Ministry

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
CC 560/660

Diversity and Context

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

 

 

J-Term

Jan 16-20

Law

 

 

BSSF
ML 560/660

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

Jan 2-6

Ott

 

 

BSSF
ML 575/675

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

Jan 9-13

Holding

 

 

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.

R 2-5 & online

Sudhakar

 

 

 

 

 

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.

M 2-5

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

G-ETS
22-504

Church and Community

Analysis of congregations' interaction with their communities in city, suburb, and small town as a basis for ministry. Development of strategies for the mission of the church.

 

 

 

 

 

3 wkends, F 100-900 & S 900-300

Cowser

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.

F 9-12

Teasdale

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
34-609

Planning and Planting Congregations

Empowers ministers entering new churches to access the capacities and needs of the local churches and communities and to create strategies for effective mission and outreach.

 

 

 

 

 

F 9-12

Teasdale

G-ETS
41-881

Study Tour of the Holy Land

Explores the history, geography and archaeology of the sites, and engages with the social, political, religious issues then and now in Israel Palestine. Provides cultural immersion, theological tools and hands-on on the "dig."

TBA

Yeo

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC 301

Public Church I

 

T 130-430

Perry, Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC 403

Spanish for Ministry

 

MR 900-1100

TBA

 

 

 

MR 900-1100

TBA

LSTC
ML 301

Ministerial Leadership I

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

T 800-1100

Billman, Rippentrop

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 303

Ministerial Leadership II: Ministry in Context

 

R 400-600

Baeder

 

 

 

R 400-600

Baeder

LSTC
ML 409

Missional Leadership for a Public Church

 

F 900-400; 6 F TBA

Bouman

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 410

Administration for Congregations

 

 

 

J-Term

TBA

TBA

 

 

LSTC
ML 460

Business Skills for Faith-based Organizations

Valparaiso

W 100-400 in Valparaiso

MacLean

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 461

Philanthropy and Fundraising

Valparaiso

R 100-400 Valparaiso

MacLean

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 462

Legal Issues for Faith-based Organizations

At Valparaiso

 

 

J-Term

TBA

MacLean

 

 

LSTC
ML 464

Financial Sustainability

At Valparaiso

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-400

MacLean

LSTC
ML 465

Strategic Planning

At Valparaiso

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-400

MacLean

LSTC
ML/CC 409

The Public Church in the Secular Culture

Trinity Lutheran Church in suburban Seattle, WA.

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Beck, Beck, Sundberg

 

 

MTS
B/MED 409

Religious Leadership for an Ecological Age

Course offers church leaders biblical and theology basis for honoring and caring for creation and practical skills to lead congregations to reconnect with their environment, live more sustainable lives, and heal the earth and its communities.

 

 

 

 

 

W 200-450

Hiebert, Butterfield

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 500-900

Team

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MIN 312

Women in Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 6-9

Kapp

MTS
MIN 404

Reflection on the Practice of Ministry

Two-course sequence in conjunction with field placement 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

See MIN 404

 

 

 

 

 

M 6-9

Lindstrom, Team

MTS
MUM 401

Building Community Partnerships

 

TBA

Kapp, Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
M 308

Agitating Theology: Faith-based Community Organizing

To agitate is to hold each other accountable to our commitments and aspirations. Agitate theologies and learn methods and content of faith-based community organizing, including organizing people and money to build power that enables action.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 23-27, M-F 900-500

Paeth

 

 

II. Spirituality and Spiritual Direction

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
PSF 302

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.

`

 

 

 

 

Mar 3-4, Mar 31-Apr 1, May 5-6

Ferlo

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.

W 9-12

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.

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12

Schmidt

G-ETS
34-602 A/B

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

A&B) F 100-900 & S 900-300

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
34-603 A/B

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Dates TBA; F 100-900 & S 830-1230

TBA

G-ETS
34-682

Spirituality in the USA Today

Become acquainted with the many and diverse forms of spirituality alive and well in contemporary America. Focus is on types of spirituality outside of the Christian tradition, which will be explored from within it.

R 9-12

Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
SF 301

Spiritual Formation I

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-400

TBA

LSTC
SF 599

Spiritual Formation for a Public Church

 

W 100-400

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
SF/RHTH 501

Desert Discipleship

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 800-1100

Swanson

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.

W 2-5

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

CTS
LM 430

Short-Term Pastoral Counseling

We will focus on the effective intervention, management and prevention of crises through the development of counseling skills and techniques. Videotaped role plays will be one learning tool.

 

 

J-Term

9-5

Butler

 

 

CTS
LM 438

Pastoral Care with Veterans and Their Families

Examine unique concerns with warrior identity, depolyment and combat experience, impact on families, post-deployment reintegration, role of congregations. Contextual theology with religious traditions, military culture, clinical disciplines,experience.

 

 

 

 

 

T 9-12

Moon

CTS
LM 440

Psychodynamics of Biblical Narratives

Review of biblical narratives as foundation for considering human transformation. Hermeneutics for understanding textual dynamics will be grounded in psychological theories, and interpretive perspectives will be communicated through creative writing.

 

 

 

 

 

T 2-5

Butler

CTS
LM/TEC 564

Forgiveness

Forgiveness considered as a theological, pastoral and ethical problem and possibility, not only in individual relationships, but also in ecclesial, social, political and national contexts.

 

 

 

 

 

R 2-5

Edgerton

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.

T 630-930

Holliman

 

 

 

T 230-530

Holliman

G-ETS
32-604

Research Methods in Pastoral Counseling

Required licensure course in the state of Illinois. All MA-PCC clinical track masters students are required to take this course.

T 230-530

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

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

For those with limited experience in pastoral ministry with the dying and bereaved, and for students preparing for internship and first call, course will help equip to engage in caring ministries and prepare for Clinical Pastoral Education.

 

 

 

 

 

R 800-1100

Billman

LSTC
ML 506

Pastoral Care and Mental Health Crises

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

TBA

IV. Liturgy and Worship

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
ML 301

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.

Sept 23-24, Oct 21-22, Nov 18-19

DiLisio, 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 17-18 Mar 17-18 Apr 21-22 F 1-830 S 830-430

Seifert, Conrado

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 414

Worship and/as Transformative Art

Engage in theological reflection on the arts with theologians, artists, and other theorists to identify images and gestures with the potential to transform individuals and communities toward greater justice and mercy.

W 9-12

Haldeman

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 416

Leading Christian Worship: A Practicum in Presiding

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.

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-930

Haldeman

CTS
LM 474

Feminist, Womanist and Queer Ritualizing

 

 

 

J-Term

9-5

Haldeman

 

 

CTS
LM 481

Marriage: Rites and Wrongs

Participants try to get below and behind the marriage debates that rage in both the churches and the wider society to explore what marriage is--in theological, moral and legal perspective--and what it might be; and what the wedding is and what it might be

Online

Haldeman

 

 

 

 

 

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 & X

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.

X) Online; 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

TBA

B. Anderson

 

 

LSTC
ML 405

The Sacramental Landscape: An Introduction to Worship

Interdisciplinary exploration of sacramental history, theology and practice. Analyzes diverse topics frm sacramental perspectives: the body, contextual awareness of local land and cultures, gender and racial identities, music and hymnody, and mysticism.

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400

Stewart

LSTC
ML 504

Advanced Worship Leadership

 

M 100-400

Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5

Edgerton

CTS
LM 426

Preaching the Headlines

 

Online

Mills

 

 

 

 

 

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) 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.

M 630-930

Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 403

Encountering the Living Word: An Introduction to Preaching

Plenary and lab; limit 18 - 6 students per lab

T 100-215 + lab

Rippentrop

 

 

 

T 930-1100 + lab

Rippentrop

LSTC
ML 507

Sermon Design and Delivery

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400

Rippentrop

SCUPE
M 306

The Art of Prophetic Preaching in the Urban Context

Freedom to preach in the prophets' spirit requires using the mind, body and spirit. Engage a biblical and theological framework of propetic imagination while exploring homiletic tools for transformative preaching. Attention given to women and preaching.

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 31-Apr 1, Apr 7-8, 28-29; F 100-900, S 900-500

Moss, Delk

VI. Educational Ministry of the Church

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
ML 451

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 24-25, Mar 31-Apr 1, May 5-6

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

Seymour

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

R 230-530

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

M-F 8-1230

TBA

 

 

G-ETS
33-811

Youth, Culture and the Church

Broaden understanding and insight of the culture of today's youth and emerging adults and critically reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing the Church in addressing the spiritual yearning of young people.

 

 

J-Term

M-F 800-1230

TBA

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12

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.

T 900-1200

Wenderoth

 

 

 

 

 

VII. Polity and Canon Law

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
ML 335

Canon Law

Online, not-for-credit course covers the basics of the canon law and polity of the Episcopal Church. Knowledge of the material is required for ordination in the Episcopal Church.

Online; Beginning Sept 6, new lessons each week

Wondra

 

 

 

 

 

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 630-930

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

R 230-530

Bryant

J-Term

M-F 8-1230

TBA

 

 

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

TBA

 

 

 

Online

TBA

MTS
MPL 311

Baptist History and Polity

 

TBA

TBA