Course Catalog for Academic Year 2017-2018

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 5
September 14
September 5
September 6
September 5
September 5
 
 
September 26
August 24
August 23
Winter
January 8
 
January 2
January 9
January 8
January 8
 
 
January 9
January 3
N/A
Spring
February 5
January 3
February 5
January 30
January 29
February 5
 
 
April 3
January 11
January 10


Biblical Studies

Sch/Cs # Title/Description FALL WINTER SPRING
CTU
B4039

Bible for Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1145

Latkovich

CTU
B4306 A/B

Encountering the Bible Lands

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Online, Spring; B) Travel Seminar MAY

A/B) Brink

CTU
B4307

Toward a Biblical Theology of Friendship

Semester B

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Brink

CTU
BC4000 BC5000

Reading the Bible in Espanglish: Latin@ Biblical Interpretation for Ministry

 

R 9-1145

Nanko

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
PH 910

Methods, Approaches and Theories of Biblical Interpretation

Development of biblical interpretation as a scholarly discipline. Analysis of historical-critical methods, the current shift in interpretive paradigms, and ethical implications of biblical intepretation.

TBA

Vena

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
PH 911

Explorations in Biblical Theology

Explore the traditional parameters of biblical theology, the critiques, and contemporary expressions of the field.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

C. Anderson

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) W 130-420; B) W 6-9

A) Rossing; B) Guffey

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

Tanzer, Davidson

 

 

 

 

 



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 9-12; 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.

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5 & Online (2 sections)

Mikva

CTU
B3000

Introduction to the Old Testament

 

Online

Barker

 

 

 

T 9-1145

Barker

G-ETS
BIBHB500

Introduction to Hebrew Bible

Introduction to the texts of the Hebrew Scriptures--Torah, Prophets, and Writings--with emphasis on the order and contents, cultural settings, literary forms, religious themes and interpretive approaches.

W 900-1200

TBA

 

 

 

A) R 630-930; X) Online

A) Duncan; X) Lester

II. Canonical Corpus

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
B4005

Book of Jeremiah

Prereq: Intro to OT

W 100-345

Barker

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4301

Old Testament Narrative Literature

Prereq: Intro to OT

 

 

 

 

 

W 700-945p

Barker

CTU
B4325

Humanism, Skepticism and Faith: The Wisdom Books of the Old Testament

Prereq: Intro to OT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4326

Israel's Choice: The Book of Deuteronomy

Prereq Intro to OT

T 9-1145

Hoppe

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
BIBHB601

Pentateuch: Exodus

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 230-530

C. Anderson

G-ETS
BIBHB604

The Writings: Ecclesiastes

Prereq: BIBHB500 or equiv. Advanced study of literary units and theological themes. Emphasis on analytical and synthetic interpretive skills.

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

Duncan

G-ETS
BIBHB650

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. Prereqs

R 800-1100

C. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 302

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

Explore OT history from early years through the separate kingdoms. Discover issues in OT interpretation and learn modern methods for studying biblical contexts of Ancient Near Eastern culture, religion and literature.

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

A) Klein; B) Adam; C) Garcia-Bachmann, Adam

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 602

Old Testament Graduate Biblical Seminar: Advanced Exegesis

Course is one in a sequence of 6 (Th.M.) or 12 (Ph.D.) Fall: Love Your Neighbor, Intro to Biblical Law and Ethics; Spring: Psalms.

M 100-400

Adam

 

 

 

M 100-400

Adam

MTS
B 420

Isaiah

Learn to be more authentic interpreters of the Book of Isaiah by acquiring the skills to understand what the speeches in the book meant to their first audience in biblical times and what they might mean to people today.

W 900-1150

Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

III. Topics in Old Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 409

Journey to Israel and Palestine

Journey explores biblical heritage, vitality in State of Israel, and challenges in pursuing justice and peace for Palestinians and Israelis. Meet those working on coexistence, sustainability, engagement, gender issues. Requires prep in preceding semester.

 

 

J-term

January (12 days)

Mikva

 

 

CTS
RH 421

Living, Breathing Judaism

What we need to know about Jews and Judaism, and what we learn about ourselves in the process. Course explores ethics, Sabbath and festival observance, life cycles, family, prayer, community, conflict and change in diverse Jewish contexts.

Online

Mikva

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
RH 499

Animals, Ecology and Biblical Interpretation

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

CTU
B5020

Biblical Hermeneutics

Required for MA in Bible majors, other by permission. Prereq: Intro to OT

 

 

 

 

 

M 900-1145

Barker

G-ETS
BIBHB620

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/B

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) T 800-1100; B) W 130-430

A) Klein; B) Adam

IV. Hebrew Language

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
B3300

Biblical Hebrew

$850 fee

MTWR 400-445

Hoppe

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
BIBHB511

Elementary Hebrew I

First half of intro to Hebrew language, designed to provide basic knowledge of Biblical Hebrew grammar and vocabulary, and skills to study and interpret text of Hebrew Bible in the context of ministry. Goal is Old Testament exegesis in original language.

W 900-1200

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
BIBHB512

Elementary Hebrew II

Second half of course to provide basic knowledge of Biblical Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, skills to study and interpret the text of the Hebrew Bible in the context of ministry. Goal is exegesis of Old Testament from reading in original language.

 

 

 

 

 

TR 100-220

TBA

LSTC
RHS 409

Hebrew Pericopes

 

M 1200-1250

Klein

 

 

 

T 1200-100

Klein

LSTC
RHS 411

Hebrew Exegesis I

Meets w/MTS B321 @ MTS

TF 900-1100

Hiebert

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 488

Hebrew Exegesis II

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

 

 

 

 

 

TF 900-1100

Hiebert

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 9-1050

Hiebert, P

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Hiebert, P



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 630-930; Online (2 sections)

Yang

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B3001

Introduction to the New Testament

 

M 9-1145

Brink

 

 

 

T 7-945p

Nguyen

G-ETS
BIBNT500

Introduction to the New Testament

Introduction to the 27 New Testament documents in light of historical-critical methodologies and more recent theories of interpretation, paying attention to background and content, principles of exegesis, and hermeneutical implications to the modern world

A) Sept 15-16, Oct 20-21, Nov 3-4; F 100-900, S 900-300; X) Online

A) Yeo; X) Cosgrove

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

ML
BS322INT

Biblical Narratives

Study the corpus of laws, narrative, poetry, letters and gospels in Hebrew Scriptures and Christian Bible; and the variety of interpretive strategies that have been used to underestand that library. Three 2-hr sessions online in fall and W 7:00-900 J-Term

 

 

J-Term

See above

Clayville

 

 

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 practices, we will also pay attention to the historical situations of these letters.

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12; Online (2 sections)

Yang

CTU
B4324

Preaching and Teaching Paul

Prerq: Intro to NT

 

 

 

 

 

T 900-1145

Okorie

CTU
B4402

The Gospel of Mark

Prereq Intro to NT

W 9-1145

Brink

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4407

Gospel According to John

Prereq: Intro to NT

 

 

 

 

 

R 9-1145

Nguyen

CTU
B4408

Acts of the Apostles

Prereq: Intro to NT

 

 

 

 

 

MW 700-1000p MAY

Nguyen

CTU
B4412

Portraits of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels

Historical, literary and theological study of diverse themes/topics of each Synoptic Gospel (Mark, Matthew, Luke) to draw out the human Jesus behind the different portraits. Attention to pastoral application for contemporary readers. Prereq Intro to NT

Online

Nguyen

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
BIBNT807

Romans

Historical setting and theological argument of Paul's Letter to Rome, with emphasis on history of exegesis and use to form critical insights. Emphasis on contribution of Romans to ecumenical and Jewish-Christian dialogue. Prereq: 12-500

 

 

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-300

Yeo

LSTC
RHS 403

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.

W 800-1100

Rossing

 

 

 

Online

Blanton

LSTC
RHS 601

NT Graduate Biblical Seminar

Spring: Jesus as Healer: Restoring the Body, Community, and Earth in the New Testament and Early Christian Perspectives

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400

Rossing

LSTC
RHS/ML 502

Preaching the Gospel of John

 

W 230-530

Rossing, Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

III. Topics in New Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 532

Postcolonialism and Biblical 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
RH 533

Feminist Theory and Biblical Interpretation

Seminar on feminist theory and its applications to biblical interpretation. Attention to complex relationships between sexism and other binary modes of "isms:" racism, heterosexism, (neo)colonialism; feminist strategies for ethical biblical interpretation

 

 

 

 

 

T 9-12

Yang

CTU
B4323

The Theological Vision of Paul the Apostle

Prereq: Intro to NT

W 700-945p

Senior

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B5400

Intertestamental Literature

Prereqs Intro to OT & NT

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-345

Simkovich

CTU
C5004i

The Church and Indigenous Peoples

Permission needed. Travel course: Chiapas, Mexico, April 19-May 2.

 

 

 

 

 

April 19-May 2; MAY

Andraos

G-ETS
BIBNT651

NT Topics: Kingdom of God in the Synoptic Gospels

Study of select books or topics in the New Testament. Prereq: BIBHB500 and BIBNT500 or equiv.

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1200

Cosgrove

G-ETS
BIBNT881

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 a "dig."

Dec 28, 2017-Jan 10, 2018

Yeo

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 309

Politics and Empire in the New Testament

 

T 9-1150

Guffey

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 439

Epistles of Paul

 

T 100-450

Tanzer

 

 

 

 

 

IV. New Testament Greek

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

G-ETS
BIBNT511

Elementary Biblical Greek I

Gain basic knowledge of NT Greek to facilitate translation and exegesis. Study main vocabulary, grammar and syntax.

TR 100-220

Vena

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
BIBNT512

Elementary Greek II

Completes introductory grammar of Greek. Continue to develop basic knowledge of New Testament Greek with focus on mastering morphology, building vocabulary, translating text, and addressing critical exegetical issues of grammar, lexis and syntax.

 

 

 

 

 

TR 100-220

Vena

G-ETS
BIBNT611

Intermediate Greek

Reading of a New Testament book; emphasis on study of syntax of both the Septuagint and the New Testament with continued review of the grammar. Prereq: BIBNT511 and 512 or equiv.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Lester

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

Blanton

 

 

 

T 1200-100

Blanton

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 900-1050

Braun

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 325

Introduction to Greek Exegesis II

Completes introductiion to Greek begun in B 324

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Tanzer



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 9-12 & Online (2 sections)

Speller & Stewart

 

 

 

Online

Speller & Stewart

CTU
DC5002

History of Religions and Comparative Theology

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

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Alexander

CTU
DC5003

History of Religions and Comparative Theology

Meets Spring Semester A

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Alexander

CTU
DC5004

History of Religions and Comparative Theology

Meets Spring Semester B

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Alexander

G-ETS
HIST 501

History of Christian Thought and Practice I

Survey of key developments in Christian thought and practice from the beginning to the middle ages, especially the first five centuries. After 1054, the course willl focus on the western church.

A) M 630-930; X) Online

A) Papandrea; X) TBA

 

 

 

A) T 230-530; X) Online

A) Papandrea; X) TBA

G-ETS
HIST 502 A/B/X

History of Christian Thought & Practice II

The relatively recent history of Christianity, from the late Middle Ages to the present. Study how the various streams of modern Christianity have shaped both the Church and society.

 

 

 

 

 

A) W 900-1200; B) T 630-930; X) Online

A) Johnson; B) TBA; 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) M 800-1100; B) T 630-930p

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.

W 6-9

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

TBA

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

Evening

Sawyer

 

 

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 15-16 Oct 13-14 Nov 10-11

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.

Online & WebEx

Mikva

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C3000

World Christianity in Intercultural and Interreligious Perspectives

 

T 7-945p

Schroeder

 

 

 

1) Online; 2) MW 700-1000p MAY

1) Andraos; 2) Doi

CTU
C4003

Abraham's Children: Introduction to the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Faith Traditions

 

T 1-345

Andraos, Haq, Simkovic

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
DENOM 600

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

G-ETS
DENOM603

UM Studies: Wesley and the 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.

R 230-530

Bryant

J-Term

M-F 8-1230

Bryant

 

 

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.

 

 

J-Term

M-F 9-4

Westhelle

M 800-1100

Hendel

ML
H374INT

History of Global Christianity

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

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.

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Morrison-Reed

 

Morrison-Reed

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, especially in tehe PC(USA).

T 100-350

Case-Winters, Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

USML
CH639

Narrators of Church History

Explore Christian historiographical tradition from works of Eusebius/Rufinus, Augustine and Bede, and compare to recent historian Christopher Dawson. Explore nature and workings of God's Providence and relationship of Christianity to the world

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Hilliard

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 2-5; Online (2 sections)

Speller

G-ETS
HIST 651

American Religious History Topics: Hollywood: Cinema, History and Religious Values

Examination of significant issues, movements and persons. May be repeated.

T 630-930p

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

V. Topics in Church History

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 481

African American Religion

Explore the diversity and dynamism of African American religion, acknowledging its historical multiplicity and examining the various ways that meaning and belonging have been sustained in a racialized society.

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5

Speller

CTS
RH 586

Myths to Make America Great

Myth is a story with deep significance for a culture or religion. Examine the stories, and the symbols within them, that give meaning and guide what it means to be American. P

Online

Butler

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
HIST 619

Early Christian Art

Christian art, architecture and archaeology from beginnings to the Carolingian Age.

T 230-530

Papandrea

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
HIST 805

Christianity and Culture in the Early Church

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930p

Papandrea

LSTC
RHTH 302 A/B

Religious Heritage II: History and Theology II

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

A) Vethanayagamony; B) Westhelle

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 100-400

Swanson

MTS
H 350

World Christianity in a Post-Christendom World

 

R 600-850

Kim

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H/M/WP 334

Protest, Petition, Praise: Prayers of the People

Reading prayers of Christians and Christian communities from Psalms and New Testament, the Didache and early Christian texts, to Black Lives Matter, study how relations between laws of prayer, belief and life have been shaped and influenced.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Sawyer

USML
CH616

Fathers and Mothers of the Desert

Course examines the rise of Christian monasticism in the fourth and fifth centuries. Considers historical context of monasticism, examines theological content through contemporary writings, and assesses impact on Church's life and spirituality.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Hennessey

USML
CH637

Special Topic in Christian Life and Thought

Study the most important facets of scholarship concerning the topic and produce a research response to that scholarship. Course allows for a deeper investigation of a single topic, but also provides training in research and methodology.

TBA

Hilliard

 

 

 

TBA

Hilliard



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
D3000

Fundamental Theology and Methods

 

M 7-945p

Horan

 

 

 

TR 900-1200 MAY

Horan

CTU
D4000

Survey of Systematic Theology

 

R 900-1145

Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4336

Theological Anthropology

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945p

Horan

CTU
DE5200

Methods in Theology and Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-345

Schreiter

CTU
L4001

Introduction to Latin

 

 

 

 

 

 

TR 600-900p MAY

Latham

CTU
MP3000

Theology and Practice of Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945p

Nanko

CTU
P2102

History of Modern Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945p

Tverdek

CTU
P2220

Critical Thinking and Applied Logic

 

T 100-345

Tverdek

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
P2305

The Phenomenology of Religion

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-345

Stark

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.

 

 

 

 

 

2/23-24, 3/16-17, 4/27-28, F 1-9pm S 9am-3pm

Joh

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 the topics explored are the filioque, baptism, eucharist, ministry, and eschatology as a doctrine of hope. Prereqs

M 630-930p

Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
THEO 500

Introduction to Theology

Course will engage students in an exploration of their implicit theologies, traditions of the Church, and several theological methods with the goal of enabling them to become reflective theologians in multiple contexts.

T 630-930

Ray

 

 

 

A) W 915-1215; X) Online

A)Bedford; X) TBA

LSTC
CC 400

Spanish for Ministry

Using immersion technique learn to speak Spanish quickly and effectively for basic conversation. Includes online, classroom and practicum experiences. Required for Hispanic Ministry Concentration. No credit for ACTS students.

M 630-830

Herrera

 

 

 

M 630-830

Herrera

LSTC
RHTH 507

Theological Hermeneutics

 

W 630-930pm

Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
I 311

Academic Research and Writing

A practicum on research methods and template-based writing techniques.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Worley, Sawyeer

MTS
I 478

Seminar in Research Methods

Course designed to provide resources, methodological tools and peer assistance in the development of effective arguments and clear, compelling academic writing. Prereq: coursework in three fields.

R 600-850

Eastwood, Kim

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

T 6-9

Case-Winters, Cathey

NPTS
THEO 5110, 1, & I

Christian Theology

Introduction to doctrines, methods and tasks of Christian theology, seeking active appropriation of Christian faith in the context of the church and in engagement with the world.

 

 

 

 

 

1) TR 930-1045; I) Online

Clifton-Soderstrom

II. Particular Individuals or Traditions

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

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 16-17, Mar 16-17, Apr 27-28; F 1-830, S 830-430 in Chicago

Fout

BSSF
HT 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 29-30, Oct 27-28, Dec 8-9

Fout

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C4325

Introduction to Judaism

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW 100-400 MAY

Simkovich

CTU
D4017

Karl Barth and Thomas Aquinas: God in Act and Being

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 900-1145

Paeth

CTU
DSC4200/DSC5200

Sources and Methods in Latin@ Theology

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Nanko

LSTC
RHTH 503

Public Church II: 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; Staff

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 506

Transfiguring Luther: The Planetary Promise of Luther's Theology

 

M 800-1100

Westhelle

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 602

TBA: Graduate Theological Seminar

Spring: The Modernity of Our Discontent

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930p

Westhelle

LSTC
RHTH/CC 403

Vine Deloria Jr. and Native American Christian Thought

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

230-530

Straw

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/SF 502

Mystics

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 800-1100

Swanson

ML
E/T422INT

Process and Liberation Theologies

Study classic themes and ideas of process thought and liberation theology; juxtapose these themes with recent interventions; test these traditions in light of historical and contemporary social movements; and integrate them into your work and thinking.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Hogue

ML
E300INT

Strategic Nonviolence

How can religious leaders learn from history and social sciences to craft the best responses to rising authoritarianism and ongoing structural injustice? Focus on roles of religious communities and traditions in movements for inclusive democracy.

 

 

j-tERM

J-Term

Welch

 

 

ML
TS442INT

Liberal Theology

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

TBA

Hogue

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
T 495

Reinhold Niebuhr

Historical and theological study of Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971), the foremost Reformed theologian, ethicist, and public intellectual of the middle years of the twentieth century.

 

 

 

 

 

M-R 6-850; No class Memorial Day

Cathy

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

 

 

 

 

 

USML
CH645

Contemporary American Catholicism

Examine topics and issues the Catholic Church in USA has faced since the end of Vatican II. Understand pastoral, social and theological issues facing the US Catholic Church in the third millennium.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Zielinski

USML
DT620

Christology of Ratzinger/Benedict XVI

Examine the origins and the gravitational centers in Pope Benedict CVI's Christology. Explore his staurocentric view and its attendant ramifications on his understanding of the nature of the Church.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

DeGaal

USML
DT846

Mariology

Fundamental theological questions of Christology, Christian anthropology, the Church, the Reformation meet in the study of Mariology. Review the Church's teachings regarding Mary and investigate how they are received in ecumenical and feminist theology.

TBA

deGaal

 

 

 

TBA

deGaal

USML
DT848

Balthasar

Focus on Hans Urs von Balthasar's 20th century great trilogy structured around the transcendentals: the beautiful, the good and the true. It covers full spectrum of biblical and theological thought, as well as theological and philosophical creativity.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Levering

III. Topics in Theology

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
HT 446

Baptismal Ecclesiology

Examine from multiple viewpoints the shape of a church called into being by baptism. Liturgical renewal of the late 20th century moved baptism to the center of Christian life and provided a new basis for ecumenical reconciliation and shared mission.

Sept 8-9, Oct 6-7, Nov 3-4

Team

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
RH/TEC 498

LGBTQ Issues and Biblical Interpretation

Course explores contemporary research on LGBTQ issues and biblical interpretation and considers implicatioins of that research for religious communities and the wider society. Attention also given to 'queer readings' of the Bible.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Beverly

CTS
TEC 395

Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Introduction to Interfaith Engagement

Skill building for interfaith partnerships. Personal and social transformation emphasized. Covers beliefs, practices and communities of Judaism, Christianity and Islam; foundations for multifaith contexts; leadership sterategies for interfaith engagement.

 

 

 

 

 

Hybrid

Mikva

CTS
TEC 413

Theology of the Body

How has Christianity come to be associated with the denigration of the body? What are resources in tradition for a theological reappropriation and celebration of the body?

 

 

 

 

 

M 2-5

Terrell

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.

T 630-930

Seo

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 509

Proto-Womanist Thought

Focus on the lives, thought and spiritual practices of proto-womanists Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Jarena Lee, and trace the intellectual and spiritual paths of some of their spiritual descendants in contemporary womanist circles.

 

 

 

 

 

M 2-5

TBA

CTS
TEC 517

African American Political Theology

Advanced course examining religious and theological dimensions of American political life from experience of African Americans. Examine how these aspects shape American democracy through African American religious, cultural and philosophical sources.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Ringer

CTS
TEC 605

20th Century Theology

Seminar for advanced degree students covering significant developments in theology in the 20th century. Focus on the emergence of new voices and the theological precedents for them. P non-CTS students.

 

 

 

 

 

T 2-5

Seo

CTU
BD5510

Feminist Hermeneutics in Bible and Theology

Prereqs: MA Bible Majors - Intro to OT & NT; MA Systematics Majors - Intro to OT & NT and Fundamental Theology and Methods or equivalent.

T 100-345

Bevans, Reid

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4200

Christology

 

T 700-945p

Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4202

Ecclesiology and Mariology

 

W 9-1145

Sison

 

 

 

M 100-345

Ryan

CTU
DC4100

Trinity and Mission: The God of Jesus Christ

 

W 9-1145

Sison

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
DS4010

Theology and Spirituality of Religious Priesthood

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1145

Horan

CTU
MP4001

Current Trends in Theological Reflection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online MAY

Zaker

G-ETS
THEO 665

Latinx Theologies in North America

Review and analysis of some of the growing theological production of Latinos, Latinas and Latin Americans based in the United States, focusing particularly though not exclusively on Latina Feminist and Mujerista theologies

W 915-1215

Bedford

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
THEO 810

Black and Womanist Theologies

Critical conversations between black theology and womanist theology; their histories, commonalities, differences, joint project possibilities. Can such a dialogical enterprise be a paradigm for all types of God-talk?

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Ray

G-ETS
THEO 850 & A/C

Topics in Theology

Focus on select texts while engaging in critical and constructive tasks of systematic theology. May be repeated. Fall: Julian of Norwich; Spring: A) Decolonial Voices in a Postcolonial World; B) TBA

F 915-1215

Bedford

 

 

 

A) R 230-530; C) TBA

A) Joh; B) Ray

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 930-1050

TBA

 

 

 

W 400-520

Swanson

LSTC
RHTH 608

Mission and Violence: The Conquest of America

 

T 800-1100

Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 406

Christians and Muslims

 

R 100-400

Shelley

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 414

Black Lives Matter: Theological Anthropology

Explores #Black Lives Matter as theological discourse about inequity, discrimination, and the death-dealing culture African Americans are subject to because of their black bodies. Explores the relationship between race and Christianity in US History.

F 900-400; Sept 22, 29, Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, Dec 1

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 417

Christianity in Asia

 

R 800-1100

Vethanayagamony

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 418

Christian Social Thought

 

W 800-1100

Perry

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 507

Future of Creation (Senior Interdisciplinary Seminary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930p

Schweitz

LSTC
RHTH/CC 601

Chance, Necessity, Love: Religious Perspective on Cancer and Evolution: Advanced Seminar in Religion and Science

 

M 630-930

Schweitz, Hummel

 

 

 

 

 

ML
E370INT/a,b

Multispecies and Ecological Theology

 

 

 

J-Term

 

Joyner

 

 

ML
TS464INT

Theologies Under Construction: Emergent Theological Discourse, Contemporary Tensions

Theologies are shaped through dynamic processes, engaging people through politics, science, history, religious tradition and social movements, as well as families, communities, nations. New questions are always being raised. How do we do theology?

TBA

Hogue

 

 

 

TBA

Hogue

MTS
E 420

Reading the Harlem Renaissance asTheology

 

R 6-850

Williams

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
I 302

Leadership Amidst Diversity

An interdisciplinary team-taught course that studies the complex intersection of race and religion in North America. Designed as a following course to Pilgrimage in Faithfulness

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Team

MTS
M 433

Pastoral Theology of Hope

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Rosewall

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 2-450 or R 9-1150

Case-Winters, Eastwood

MTS
T 449

God and Nature

Our ecological crisis requires humans to find more responsible and sustainable patterns for living. Crucial are theological questions about God's relation to the world and place of humans in nature. Course draws upon traditional and contemporary sources.

W 200-450

Case-Winters

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
THEO 5140-1

Advanced Seminar: Thought of Wendell Berry

An in-depth study of a selected doctrine or multiple doctrines. Run seminar style.This course may be repeated with different doctrines.

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-915

Phelan

NPTS
THEO 6355

Worship Arts

Considers arts in worship using historical examples and liturgical theology paradigms. Provides background on music, dama, dance, visual arts, media, and architecture/environment. Includes criteria for theological, liturgical and aesthetic assessment.

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-915

Bjorlin

USML
DT629

NCTI Global Theologies: How the Growth of the Church within the Majority World is Affecting Theology

Globalization and expanded encounter of communities and cultures pose new questions to theology. Survey contemporary challenges to Christology, anthropology, pneumatology and other topics with special attention to apologetics, evangelism and ecumenism.

TBA

Baima, Staff

 

 

 

 

 

USML
DT838

Trent and Vatican II

Read key documents of the Councils of Trent and Vatican II. Inquire into their history and theological background background and note how Vatican II receives Trent. Consider what the future holds for these teachings.

TBA

Levering

 

 

 

 

 



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

CTU
E3000

Introduction to Moral Theology

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

W 700-945p

Wolfe

 

 

 

Online

Nothwehr

CTU
E4007

Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching

 

M 900-1145

Nothwehr

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
E4009

Moral Decision-Making

Meets Spring Semester B

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-345

Cimperman

CTU
P2402

Political Philosophy

 

R 100-345

Stark

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
22-506

Christian Moral Theology

Introduction to principal historical, theological and philosophical sources of Christian moral theology. Particular attention to examining moral questions within the context of Christian community and ministry. Prereqs

T 800-1100

Waters

 

 

 

R 630-930p

Pieterse

LSTC
CC/RHTH 418

Christian Social Thought

 

W 800-1100

Perry

 

 

 

 

 

ML
E453INT

Problems in Public Ethics

Equip students to understand and articulate their views on these issues, to be effective participants in the public debate. Offer assistance to parishioners and others who are grappling with these questions for their personal lives and their children.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Schulz

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

BSSF
HT 445

Faith and Life Together: Ecumenism and Ethics

Examine the basis for church division along with differing and at times divisive views of the church. This study lays the groundwork for discussing how and why ethics is now divisive in a way previously unknown, and avenues forward to greater unity.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 9-10, Mar 9-10, Apr 6-7

Wondra

CTU
C4014

Islam, Muslims and Islamophobia: a Catholic Response

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-1000p MAY

Alexander

CTU
DE4205/DE5205

Women in Theology and Ethics

 

W 100-345

Nothwehr

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
E4003

Social Analysis for Pastoral Praxis

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW 900-1200 MAY

Cimperman

CTU
E4008

Applied Ethics fore Ministry: Issues in Medical and Sexual Ethics

 

T 100-345

Wolfe

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
EH4210

Catholic Social Thought: Movements, Models and Martyrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 900-1145

Nothwehr

LSTC
CC/ML 410

From the Sanctuary to the Streets

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 800-1100

Perry

LSTC
CC/ML 503

Religious Responses to Environmental Injustice

Explore how various religious communities are responding to environmental injustice. It begins by studying specific local religious communities engaged in creation care and environmental justice.

T 100-400

Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 601

Chance, Necessity, Love: Religious Perspective on Cancer and Evolution: Adv. Seminar in Religion and Science

 

M 630-930pm

Schweitz, Hummel

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML/CC 510

Contemporary Ethical Thinkers in a Global Era

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Perry

LSTC
RHTH 409

Ethics Through Hispanic Eyes

Instruction in English with Bilingual Option.

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-400

Rodriguez

MTS
E 423

Boenhoeffer, Race and Christian Ethics

Examine key motifs of Bonhoeffer's Christian formation, and his theological ethics, that enabled him to see racism as anti-Christian so we can explain and evaluate those motifs for their helpfulness for our own faith and ethics.

T 600-850

Williams

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
E/M 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

TBA

Davis

 

 

MTS
E/MED 401

Culture, Race and Privilege

Develop and cultivate a practice of ministry that is skillful in intercultural communication and attentive to cross-cultural, interdenominational and inter-faith understanding by focusing on listening and learning amid cultural and radical difference.

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Williams

 

 



Religion and Society Studies

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
LM 487

Exploring Dismantling Islamophobia and Christian Normativity

Focus on relationship between race and religious identity, seeing how Christianity has been deployed to create and sustain both White and Christian supremacy. Develop an effective model to use in addressing Islamophobia and Chrstian privilege

 

 

 

 

 

Online plus WebEx & participate in CTS' RIOTcon

Ringer, Seiwert

CTS
TEC 445

Contemporary Theology of Culture

Examine the developments in theology of culture since the days of Tillich and Niebuhr. The impacts of the rise of popular culture, postmodern and cultural theories will be considered.

 

 

J-Term

M-F 9-5

Seo

 

 

CTS
TEC 447

Public Witness of Michael Eric Dyson

Consider Dyson's work as well as his mode of public engagement with special attention to his view of the complexities of African American life and the scholarly interpretation of African American men as a lens to view American culture and society.

W 9-12

Ringer

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 604

Pedagogies

Examine critical pedagogy, educational theories and classroom practices. Articulate your teaching philosophy, learn practical skills and learn to engage in multiple higher education settings, online courses, and religious communities. Ph.D. students only

W 2-5

Moon

 

 

 

Online

Moon

CTU
C4316

Global Migration: What's Happening, Why and a Just Response

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 700-945p

Strain

CTU
DS4017

Religious Life for the 21st Century: Creating Communities of Hope on a Global Scale

 

M 700-945p

Cimperman

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
TH 640OL

Global Violence and Human Rights

For LSTC students only

Online

Moore

 

 

 

 

 

USML
CH675

American Catholic Social Issues

Recent statements of American hierarchy concentrate on social issues and reflect a long tradition of American Catholic involvement. Examine the contributions of American Catholics to these major issues of our American society.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Zielinski



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

Jan 13-19 and Jun 2-8

Fout

 

 

CTU
C4311

Mission Integration

 

M 9-1145

Doi

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C4700 C5700

Praxis for Cross-Cultural Transformation

 

R 9-1145

Doi, Schroeder

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
CD5001

Inculturation: Theory and Methods

DMin and MA students only. Others by permission.

T 9-1145

Schreiter

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
CH4301/CH5301

Constants in Context: A Mission Theology for Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1145

Schroeder

G-ETS
CL 611

Empowering Congregations for Evangelism

Study of the role of the pastor and church leaders in discipling the congregation and motivating and training the laity in faith-sharing outreach ministries.

 

 

J-Term

M-F 8-1230

Teasdale

 

 

G-ETS
THEO 540

Introduction to Global Christianity

Study factors that contributed to and sustain Christianity's current shape, reach and impact, and examine key cultural, ethical, interreligious, and theological challenges facing mission and ministry in a world church.

T 800-1100

Pieterse

 

 

 

Online

Pieterse

LSTC
CC/RHTH 406

Christians and Muslims

 

R 100-400

Shelley

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 417

Christianity in Asia

 

R 800-1100

Vethanayagamony

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 501

Christian Mission and World Religions

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-400

Swanson, Ficca

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. Limit: 15

 

 

 

 

 

F 900-400; 6 F 2/23, 3/9, 23, 4/6, 20, 5/4

Shelley

LSTC
RHTH/CC 604

Contemporary Theology of Mission: Graduate 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 15-19

Law

 

 

BSSF
ML 575/675

Making Mission Possible in Tough Times

Class focuses on needs of clergy and laity during rapid change and uncertainty; presents concepts/tools to help leaders identify capacities; engage local partners to become catalysts for renewal and change; to manage congregations and help them thrive.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 8-12

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.

W 2-5 & online (2 sections)

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.

Online

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 470

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Ministry Conference

Students participate in annual Proctor Conference and engage in conference sessions on a topic related to pastoral leadership. Held annually in February. Must meet with instructor prior to and after conference. Reading and written assignments. P/F

 

 

 

 

 

Feb TBD

Staff

CTU
C5006

Community Organizing: Interreligious Perspective and Practice

 

T 7-945p

Hemphill, Alexander

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C5008

Community Organizing: Project Practicum

C5006 must be taken first. Meets full semester.

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Hemphill, Alexander

CTU
EMP4001

Management and Leadership for Ministry: Ethical and Pastoral Considerations

Fulfills required MP4310a Leadership Skills Workshops

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400 MAY

Wolfe

CTU
MP3001

Pastoral Ministry in Ordinary Time

 

M 900-1145

DeLeon

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
MP5104

Pastoral Ministry with Contemporary Families

 

 

 

 

 

 

MT 900-1200 MAY

McClone

CTU
MPC4101/MPC5101

Pastoral Ministry in US Asian and Pacific Island Contexts

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945p

Doi

CTU
MPC4103/MPC5103

Pastoral Ministry in United States

Hispanic/Latino(a) Contexts

Online

Nanko

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
CL 510

Theology of Evangelism

Course equips students to synthesize their personal experiences of God's goodness with contextual awareness, various theological perspectives, and biblical teachings to develop creative practices of evangelism that are true to their personal faith.

Online

Teasdale

 

 

 

Online

Teasdale

G-ETS
CL 520

Church and Community

Develop understanding of the mission of the local congregation in its community and how to make this mission effective. Use biblical/theological sources, social theory and other resources to plan for social service and social change.

 

 

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-300 TBA

Cowser

G-ETS
INT 800

Seminar in Practical Theology

Focus in practical theology as a contemporary theological method of interdisciplinary research between theology, the contemporary social sciences, and ministry practices.

 

 

 

 

 

R 230-530

E. B. Anderson

LSTC
CC 301 A

Methods for Engaging a Public Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) T 100-400

A) Thomas, Schweitz

LSTC
CC 401

Public Church Fellows

 

T 500-600; 9/15, 10/2, 11/7, 12/5

James

 

 

 

T 500-600; 2/5, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1

James

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

TBA

 

 

 

T 800-1100

Billman

LSTC
ML 303

Ministerial Leadership II: Ministry in Context

 

R 400-700

Baeder

 

 

 

R 400-700

Baeder

LSTC
ML 409

Missional Leadership for a Public Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

F 900-400; 6 F TBA

Bouman

LSTC
ML 410

Focused Topics in Pastoral Care

Sept 22, 29, Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, Dec 1

F 900-400 meets 6 Fridays

Billman

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML/CC 503

Religious Responses to Environmental Injustice

 

T 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

TBA M-F 9-4

Stewart

 

 

LSTC
ML/SF 501

Ministry and Awareness: Self, Others and Contexts

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 130-430

Straw

ML
M310INT

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Nonprofit Management and Fundraising

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Schulz

ML
M312INT

Feet for Dreams: Fundraising in the New Age

Learn to identify spiritual and theological dimension of fundraising. Become acquainted with its role in transformational leadership. Consider minister's role in fundraising; learn/practice techniques of institutional fundraising and major donor appeals.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Barker

ML
M316INT/a,b

Religious Leadership 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 practices and techniques to counter trends.

 

 

J-Term

TBA

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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

J-Ter,

TBA

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

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.

 

 

J-Term

TBD

Hicks

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Hicks

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.

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Kirk

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Kirk

ML
M467INT

Multicultural Congregations and Acts of Faith

Tulsa, OK, Oct 22-27. Explores how the process and practice of faith formation promotes the ongoing development of multi-racial, multicultural and theologically diverse congregations.

TBA 10/22-27

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 500-900

Hiebert, Crumpton, Eastwood, Marquez

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
I 457

Environmental Leadership and Ministry

Informed update on the "state of the earth," to cultivate ways to read biblical texts for centrality of nature in biblical thought, explore theological foundations for creation care, and equip students with resources for ecojustice education and advocacy.

 

 

 

 

 

May 23-26

Hiebert, Case-Winters

MTS
M 344M

Embodying a Pedagogy of Hope

Prereq: Working knowledge of Spanish

F 600-900, S 900-400

Junker

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MIN 321M

Latin@ Communities and Congregations

Prereq: Working knowledge of Spanish

F 600-900, S 900-400

Diaz-Perez

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Lindstrom, Team

MTS
MUM 303

Accompaniment

The emergence of radical theologies of solidarity and shared-risk are explored in this course, with special attention to contemporary ministry with(in) movements of protest and advocacy.

W 6-850

Pagan-Banks

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
MNST 6165

Leading Healthy Missional Change

Healthy missional churches accept the reality of change in order to be more nimble and responsive to how the Holy Spirit is moving. What are these changes and how does a church determine the best decisions to accomplish the mission?

 

 

 

 

 

March 13-17, 830-500

Wenrich

NPTS
MNST 6266

Church Planting Ecclesiology

Use cultural exegesis and social analysis learn the vocation and practice of church planting. Explore mission, values and vision of church plants to develop a missional perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 30-Feb 3, Midwinter Conference, Louisville, KY

Rah, Severson

NPTS
MNST 7190-1

Special Topics in Ministry : Missional Preaching

Course will focus on various special topics in ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 17-18, Mar 3-4, 24-25, F & S 800-500

Tizon

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 2-3, Apr 13-14, May 11-12

Pickens

CTU
DS4210 DS5210

Reconciliation and Forgiveness

 

W 700-945pm

Schreiter

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S3000

Introduction to the Christian Spiritual Life

 

W 100-345

White

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S3001

Spiritual Companioning for Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Zaker

CTU
S5101

Foundations and Methods for the Study of Spirituality

 

W 900-1145

Horan

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S5112

Spirituality and Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945p

White

CTU
SC4002

Black Spirituality: The Writings of Sr. Thea Bowman and Dr. Howard Thurman

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930p MAY

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
34-602A/B,34-603A/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) TBA

Schmidt

 

 

 

A&B) TBA

Schmidt

G-ETS
CL 661

Introduction to the Study of Spirituality

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 230-530

Schmidt

LSTC
SF 301

Spiritual Formation I

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-400

Straw

LSTC
SF 599

Advanced Spiritual Formation

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 800-1100

TBA

LSTC
SF/RHTH 502

Mystics

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 800-1100

Swanson

NPTS
SPFM 5201-J

Journey: The Story of Our Lives

Intro course in spiritual formation. Students will reflect on their formation history and celebrate their spiritual journey. Formation groups will bring students stories of God; and each student will see a spiritual director.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 6-7, F 630-930, S 800am-9pm

Kogstad

 

 

NPTS
SPFM 5211

Intercultural Spirituality: Praying Together

Address one's experiences of community and engagement with other cultures through lens of prayer. Explore ability of The Lord's Prayer to cross divides of codmmunity, culture and history.

 

 

 

 

 

R 130-345

Auger & TBD

NPTS
SPFM 6210

Discernment: Choosing Well

Living a life of discernment based on recognition of the work of the Spirit leads to decisions well made. Personal wholeness, character and integrity flow from the process of this growing awareness. Discernment is a gift and a skill to be developed.

 

 

 

 

 

M 1100-1230

Kogstad

NPTS
SPFM 6220

Journaling: Reflecting on Our Story

Learn and practice journaling techniques to encounter God's presence and your inner self in journaling techniques including safe online practices. Develop deepened sense of self including faith story, emotional, spiritual and physical self.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Cepero

NPTS
SPFM 7215

Prayer and Life in the Spirit (NCTI)

Aims to provide students and professors with opportunity to explore roots and development of various Christian spiritual traditions through study and applied experience. Taught ecumenically (five Northside schools) and intensively in retreat setting.

 

 

 

 

 

TBD

TBD

USML
ST655

NCTI : Prayer and the Life of the Spirit: Power and Beauty in Religion

The attractive power of religion can be discovered in many ways. The course will examine Beauty as found in church music, sacred art, architecture, iconography, prose and poetry, preaching and literature.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA, special schedule

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.

W 630-930

Butler

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 395

Introduction to Chaplaincy Studies

Chaplains must develop a resiliant ministry in the face of pluralistic religious demands, complex suffering, and conflicting institutional cultures. Engage five contexts of chaplaincy ministry including hospital, military, prison, campus and hospice.

T 9-12

Moon

J-Term

Jan 29-Feb 2, 900-500

Moon

 

 

CTS
LM 437

Moral Injury and Recovery

Moral injury occurs when intense levels of moral emotions overwhelm human functioning and generate the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. It may occur in many contexts. Analyze theoretical work and practical applications of support for recovery.

 

 

J-Term

M-F 9-5

Moon

 

 

CTU
MP4307

Pastoral Ministry: Care, Counseling, Presence

 

W 900-1145

Chen-McClone

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
PCC 500

Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling

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

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

G-ETS
PCC 800

Premarital, Marital and Family Counseling

Theory and practice of pastoral counseling with couples and families, including those in premarital, marital, divorce and postmarital situations as ell as counseling with families. Pre 32-501

T 630-930p

Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
PCC 819

Working Brain and Work of Theology

Knowledge of the way the brain works neuro-psychologically is used to understand the human condition in historical and theological expressions.

T 800-1100

Hogue

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
PCC 840

Psychology of Religion

Study and analysis of religious experience and behavior from psychological, biblical and theological perspectives.

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1200

TBA

G-ETS
PCC 860

Psychopathology and Maladaptive Behavior in Parish/Counseling

Psychological dynamics preparatory to effective pastoral intervention through pastoral referral, psychotherapy, and/or pastoral care.

R 230-530

Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

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.

T 100-400

Billman

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 508

Pastoral Ministry to Women and Femmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930p

Billman

ML
M483INT

Introduction to Pastoral Ministry

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

Taylor

ML
M484INT

Pastoral Care Across the Life Cycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Rubano

MTS
M 333

Pastoral Care with African Americans

 

F 600-900, S 900-400

Edwards-Dunn

 

 

 

 

 

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

TBA

Davis

 

 

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 22-23, Oct 20-21, Dec 1-2

DeLisio, Seifert

 

 

 

 

 

BSSF
ML 302

Angican 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 23-24, Apr 6-7, May 4-5

Seifert, Conrado

CTS
LM 415

Ritual Studies

An exploration of representative ritual theories, the practice of ritual criticism, and the ways in which rituals change, die and emerge.

Online

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

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W3000

Liturgy: Principles and Practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-345

McGowan

CTU
W4200

Initiation and Reconciliation

 

T 100-345

Fragomeni

 

 

 

W 900-1145

Crowley

CTU
W4201

Sacraments II: Eucharist and Sacramental Theology

 

R 900-1145

McCarron

 

 

 

Online

McGowan

CTU
W4207

Presiding 1

Should be taken Fall semester of last year; Prereq: W4200 or W4201, W4204 and W4216

M 100-345

Fragomeni

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W4212

A Worshiping World: Liturgy, Culture, Context

 

M 700-945p

McCarron

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W4213

Presiding 2

Meets Spring Semester A

 

 

 

 

 

W 1-345

Fragomeni

CTU
W4215

Predicacion y Leccionario

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945p

Reid, DeLeon

CTU
W4216

Marriage and Annointing of the Sick

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 900-1200 MAY

Fragomeni

CTU
W4217

Worship with Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW 600-900p MAY

McGowan

CTU
W5227

Shaping Places for Worship

 

Online

Crowley

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W5230

Liturgical Methods

 

W 100-345

McCarron

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
WS4100

Liturgy, Contemplation and Mission: Ecclesial Spirituality

Highly recommended to have had Spirituality and Liturgy courses.

T 900-1145

Ostdiek

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
WS5001

Liturgical Foundations for Spirituality

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 900-1145

Ostdiek

G-ETS
LTRGY510

United Methodist 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.

R 230-530

Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
LTRGY511

Worship in Ecumenical Perspective

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

G-ETS
LTRGY665

Congregational Song

Analysis of congregational song in the context of worship, with special attention to patterns of worship, the church year, celebration of the sacraments and the use of the Psalter.

 

 

J-term

M-F 100-500

E.B. Anderson

 

 

G-ETS
LTRGY672

Sacred Music Colloquium 3

Explores the place and practice of global song in the contemporary Western church.

Online

E. B. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
LTRGY673

Sacred Music Colloquium 4

Explores how congregational song is shaped by the liturgical or denominational contexts of particular faith communities.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

E.B. Anderson

G-ETS
LTRGY810

Liturgical Theology

investigation of contemporary liturgical theology through works of Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox scholars.

T 230-530

E. 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/CC 411

Hymnody: Unity in Diversity

 

 

 

J-Term

MWF 9-4, Jan 8,,10,11; TWR 9-4 Jan 16,17,18

Hampton

 

 

ML
M360/560INT

Arts and Aesthetics in Ministry

Examination of the intersection of the arts and ministry through reading, drama, spiritual practice, visual art and discussion.

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Tolley

TBA

Tolley

ML
M368

Rituals for the Cycle of Life

Uplift artforms of ritual creation and performance of rituals, and delve into questions of appropriation, eclecticism, risk, fear, authority, and best use of various elements involved. Multitradition rites; appropriate celebrations of traditional rituals.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Belletini

MTS
M/WP/H 334

Prayers of the People

Reading prayers of Christians and Christian communities from Psalms and New Testament, the Didache and early Christian texts, to Black Lives Matter, study how relations between laws of prayer, belief and life have been shaped and influenced.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Sawyer

MTS
MWP 313

Occasional Services: Ritual Through the Life Cycle

 

T 600-900

Petersen

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Dominsky

V. Preaching and Communication

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
ML 332/ML 632

The Art of Preaching

Preachers might think of themselves as creative artists who employ many artistic disciplines to craft and deliver their sermons. Gain the tools needed and draw upon the right side of your brain for preparation and execution. For beginning, intermed & adv.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 22-26

Dally

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

R 9-12

Edgerton

CTS
LM 426

Preaching the Headlines

Study local, national and global news events to stimulate the process, design and practice of dynamic preaching. Through lectures, discussions and in-class lab, students will become more effective communicators behind and beyond church pulpits.

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly online plus WebEX sessions; see CTS listing for dates/times

Mills

CTU
W4205

Lay Leadership of Prayer and Preaching

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

T 700-945p

Crowley

 

 

 

M 100-345

McCarron

CTU
W4209

Preaching I

Should be taken in Spring semester of second year.

W 900-1145

Fragomeni

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W4214

Preaching II

Meets Spring Semester B

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345 Spring; R 900-1200 MAY

DeLeon, Spring; Fragomeni MAY

CTU
W5003

Theology of Word and Sacrament

 

M 100-345

McGowan

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
WMP4000

Communication Skills for Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945

Crowley

G-ETS
LTRGY607

Advanced Preaching

Immersion 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

M 800-930 + lab

Beckmann

 

 

 

M 800-930 + lab

Beckmann

LSTC
ML/RHS

Preaching the Gospel of John

 

W 230-530

Rossing, Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Schulz

TBA

Schulz

ML
M466INT

Walking the Talk: Developing Competency in Cross-Cultural Communication

Skills-based course provides seminarians and social justice workers ways to improve ability to communicate across various cultural orientations. Experiential course for real-time engagements with difficult expressions of cultural conflict.

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Hicks, Takahashi

TBA

Hicks, Takahashi

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Hicks

MTS
MIN 347M

Social Media

 

F 600-900, S 900-400

Price

 

 

 

 

 

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

830-400 TBA

Thomas

 

 

USML
BH654

Theological Resources in Preaching

Course addresses issues in theological content of preaching in light of Second Vatican's understanding of preaching as the primary duty of priests and instrument of formation and catechesis in parish life. Gain tools to develop homily content.

TBA

Hebden

 

 

 

TBA

Hebden

USML
BH656

Gospel of the Year

Homiletics course to assist preachers in developing their own method of moving from the Scriptures to the homily. Learn what the lectionary structure says about the nature of the Scripture and how we read through, in and with the Church.

TBA

Siwek

 

 

 

 

 

VI. Educational Ministry of the Church

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
LM 422

Christian Education in a Multicultural World

With increasing emphasis on interreligious dialogue, engagement, and diversity, explore ways Christian religious education provides meaning and belonging in Hispanic/Latino/a, African American, Asian American, LGBTQ, and mainline contexts.

Mon 2-5

Speller

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W5001

Catechesis/Religious Education in the Worshiping Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 900-1145

McCarron

G-ETS
CE 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. Project-focused course with peer teaching practicum.

 

 

 

 

 

T 230-530

TBA

G-ETS
CE 510

Introduction to Youth Ministry

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

 

 

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-300

Blount

G-ETS
CE 520

Educating Christians for Social Change

Advanced course considers relationship between the church's educational ministry and the ministries of social transformation. Will examine personal commitments to social transformation, theologies of change, and educational skills for transformation.

T 230-530, F 100-900, S 900-300

Lee

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
CE 850

Seminar in Christian Education

Advanced seminar in Christian religious education, including topics such as theological education, gender, social change, or ethnicity. Fall) Emancipatory Pedagogy; Spring) TBA

Sept 15-16, Oct 13-14, Nov 10-11; F 100-900, S 900-300

Blount

 

 

 

R 230-530

Blount

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.

 

 

 

 

 

W 800-1100

Wenderoth

LSTC
ML 601

Pedagogy Seminar for ThM/PhD Students

Jesus' disciples were commissioned to baptize and teach. This ministry is ours to continue--as teachers, learners, disciples who foster the teaching and learning of all in the Christian community. Includes teaching projects during Spring 2017.

 

 

J-Term

M-F 900-1230

Wenderoth

 

 

ML
M465INT

Religious Education for a Changing World

Comprehensive introduction to ideas and practices of Unitarian Universalist religious education. Explore history, theories and teaching strategies. Investigate through contextual research in a congregation how these theories and models play out.

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Rogers

 

 

ML
RE300INT

Interfaith Religious Education: Preparing Our Own Theological Grounding

Our world needs people of faith and spirituality to conquer the politics of "divide and conquer," which separates us from peace and justice. This practice may be described as a religion of "critical thinking and justice," rather than one of orthodoxy.

TBA

View

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MED 311

Introduction to Religious Education/Christian Education

 

W 200-450

Crumpton

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MED 403

Teaching Disciples: Introduction to Religious Education

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

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 5, new lessons each week

Wondra

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W4204

Canon Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW 100-400 MAY

Lagges

G-ETS
DENOM601

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

G-ETS
DENOM602

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

G-ETS
DENOM604

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

 

 

J-Term

M-F 800-1230

Bryant

TBA

Bryant

ML
H394INT

Unitarian Universalist History and Polity

Course prepares students planninbg to seek UU ministerial fellowship status and UU ministry settlement to be familiar with the history and theory of congregational polity and its practice (and mispractice) in the UUA among its congregations. 1/2 unit

 

 

J-Term

 

Kirk

 

 

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.

TBA

Kirk

 

 

 

TBA

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

TBA

Cary