Course Catalog for Academic Year 2015-2016

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 1
September 8
September 8
September 8
September 8
August 24
August 31
September 28
August 26
August 24
Winter
 
January 4
January 4
January 11
January 4
January 4
 
January 4
January 11
January 4
N/A
Spring
 
February 8
February 1
February 1
February 1
February 1
February 8
January 19
April 4
January 13
January 11


Biblical Studies

Sch/Cs # Title/Description FALL WINTER SPRING
CTS
RH 492

Reading Between the Testaments

Examine Jewish literature from c200 to c50 CE, such as the Old Testament Apocrypha and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Literary and theological issues emerging from the primary texts will be highlighted.

W 9-12

Yang

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4419i

Sacred Space in the Bible

Israel Travel Seminar

 

Barker

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4422i

History and Archaeology of the Bible I

Israel and Palestine/ Travel Seminar, Prereq: B4001

TBA

Barker

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4423i

History and Archaeology of the Bible II

Jordan and Egypt. Travel Seminar. Prereq: B4001

TBA

Barker

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
BC4000 BC5000

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 830-1115

Nanko

CTU
BD5002

The Cross in Scripture and Theology

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945p

Senior, Ryan

LSTC
RHS 301

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.

W 800-1050

Pickett

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 401

Biblical Languages for Ministry

 

MWR 100-215

 

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 404

Scripture by Heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 800-1050

Rhoads, Utzschneider

LSTC
RHS 408

The Bible Unearthed? Archaeology in the Holy Land

 

 

 

J-Term

MTWR 900-200, Jan 4-7, 9-14

Adam

 

 

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 6-8

Hiebert, Tanzer

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
BIBL 7170

Symposium: Race

Held in conjunction with annual North Park Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture, it deals with topic of the symposium for the year. Students required to attend all sessions of the symposium as well as scheduled class sessions.

Sept 24-26

Bruckner

 

 

 

 

 



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

Staff

 

 

 

Online

Staff

CTS
RH 302

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 9-12 & Online (2 sections)

Staff

CTU
B4203

Introduction to the Old Testament

 

W 100-300

Hoppe

 

 

 

 

Barker

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

Introduction to the Old Testament

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

T 230-530

C. Anderson

 

 

 

A) R 630-930; X) Online

A) Duncan; X) Lester

ML
BS426INT

Hebrew Bible

 

Int & online

Stokes

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 400

Introduction to the Hebrew Bible

Survey of Hebrew Bible--its shape, literary forms, historical background and theological themes, emphasizing content. Designed for those with little or no biblical background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whitcolm

MTS
B 428

Formation of the Old Testament

 

M 100-350

Davidson

 

 

 

 

 

II. Canonical Corpus

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
B4313

Old Testament Poetry: Wisdom - Psalms

Prereq: B4203

 

 

J-Term

MWF 100-345

Hoppe

 

 

CTU
B4321

The Book of Exodus

Prereq B4303

 

 

 

 

 

R 830-1115

Barker

G-ETS
11-603

Prophetic Books: Daniel

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

Online

Lester

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
11-607

The Writings: Book of Ecclesiastes

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

Duncan

G-ETS
11-626

Biblical Hermeneutics: Judges

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

R 800-1100

C. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 302 A/B/C

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

 

A) T 100-400; B) W 800-1050; C) Online

A) Adam; B) Klein; C) Chalmers

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 602

Old Testament Graduate Biblical Seminar

Course is one in a sequence of 6 (Th.M.) or 12 (Ph.D.) Fall: Isaiah. Spring: Exodus. Advanced Exegesis

M 100-400

Adam

 

 

 

M 100-400

Adam, Utszschneider

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

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 431

Job

Study of book of Job in context of its biblical world, and an examination of responses to Job by contemporary writers such as Archibald MacLeish, William Safire, Gustavo Gutierrez, Bill McKibben and Harold Kushner. Focus on problem of evil and suffering.

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1150

Hiebert

NBTS
OT 301

The Pentateuch

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

T 700-940

Mariottini

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
OT 302 & 302-OL

The Former Prophets

An introductory study of historical, political, religious and social issues in Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings. Special attention to historical, political, religious and social events that shaped Israelite society. Prereq IN301

 

 

 

T 700-940

Mariottini

Online

Gile

NPTS
BIBL 5210 & 5210-I1

Old Testament 1: Pentateuch and Interpretation

Genesis through Deuteronomy as well as overview of hermeneutical methods used in interpreting OT. Approach is both canonical and historical covering theology and settings in Israel's history.

MW 800-915am

Bruckner

 

 

 

Online

Bruckner

NPTS
BIBL 5230

Old Testament 3: Wisdom and Israel's Praise

Explore poetic traditions of psalms and wisdom beginning with Israel's origins and continuing thrugh the united monarchy, exile and return. Covers Hebrew language, concepts and digital tools.

 

 

 

 

 

TR 800-915am

Koptak

III. Topics in Old Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 409

Journey to Israel and Palestine

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

 

 

J-term

 

Mikva, Thistlethwaite

 

 

CTU
B4310

Old Testament Prophets

Prereq: B4203

M 100-345

Hoppe

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B5002

Scriptures in Jewish Interpretive Traditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Simkovich

CTU
DC4360

Creation and Eschatology: Intercultural Perspectives

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 900-1100

Sison

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) M 800-1050; C) Online

A) Klein; C) Chalmers

MTS
B 456

Judges and Women

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davidson

NBTS
OT 450

Women in the Old Testament

Discover the important contribution of biblical women to the life, culture, religion and history of Israel. Course provides guidelines for interpreting biblical material in theological, cultural, social and historical context.

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-940

Mariottini

NBTS
OT 458

Old Testament Theology

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-940

Mariottini

NPTS
BIBL 6263

Biblical Perspectives on Health and Healing

Gain understanding of health, healing and disease in cultural, historical and linguistic context of scripture, as well as biblical perspectives on individual and community dimensions of health. Examine contemporary understandings in this light.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Bruckner

IV. Hebrew Language

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
B3300

Biblical Hebrew

$800 fee

 

 

 

 

 

MTWR 400-500

Hoppe

G-ETS
11-541

Elementary Hebrew I

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

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 Language

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

F 130-430

Duncan

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 409

Hebrew Pericopes

 

T 1200-1250

TBA

 

 

 

T 1200-1250

TBA

LSTC
RHS/CC 404

Hebrew for Ministry: Enter the Bible and Jewish Christian Relations

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

MWR 100-215

TBA, Jewish Partners

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 321

Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis I

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

TF 1015-1150

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TF 1015-1150

Davidson

NBTS
BL 301

Biblical Hebrew I

After completing the quarter, student will be able to utilize tools for biblical study such as Hebrew lexicons, concordances and commentaries, recognizing Hebrew script and transliteration; translate Masoretic Text with use of lexicon and grammar.

TR 400-600

Mariottini

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
BL 302

Biblical Hebrew II

Continuation of BL 301 focusing on use of verb forms and readings in the Hebrew Bible.

 

 

 

TR 400-600

Mariottini

 

 

NBTS
BL 303

Hebrew Syntax/Exegesis

Intermediate study of Hebrew syntax and exegesis, based on a particular Old Testament book. Prereq: OT 301 & OT 302

 

 

 

 

 

TR 400-600

Mariottini

NPTS
BIBL 6100

Biblical Hebrew I

A survey of the essentials of biblical Hebrew including basic grammar concepts and the strong verb. A special emphasis on vocabulary building.

TR 400-515

Clayton

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
BIBL 6101 I-1

Biblical Hebrew II

Follow-up study of Hebrew verbal system with special emphasis on significance of grammar for interpretation. Course incorporates a preliminary introduction to Hebrew syntax and in-depth exegesis through study of biblical texts. Prereq: BIBL 6100.

 

 

 

 

 

TR 400-515

Clayton

NPTS
BIBL 6102

Hebrew Readings

Students translate and discuss selected etexts from the Hebrew Bible in order to enhance their facility with the Hebrew language. Pass/fail.

W 930-1030

TBA

 

 

 

W 930-1030

TBA



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; Jennings (OL)

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4205

Introduction to the New Testament

Fall meets: Sept 14 -Nov 16

M 700-915p

Nguyen

 

 

 

T 900-1100

Brink

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

Introduction to New Testament

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

A) F 100-900 & S 900-300, 10/16-17, 11/6-7, 12/4-5; X) Online

A) Yeo; X) Cosgrove

 

 

 

T 230-530

Cosgrove

ML
BS425INT

New Testament and Christian Origins

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

 

 

 

 

 

Intensive & online

Jorgensen

NPTS
BIBL 5151-I1

Interpreting the New Testament II

Survey of Acts through Revelation with special emphasis on interpretive issues, historical context, distinctive conttent, theological peculiarities, and contemporary relevance of Acts and the NT letters.

Online

TBD

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
BIBL 5240-1

New Testament 2: The Texts and Their Theology

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW 800-915am

Phelan

NPTS
BIBL 5240 I1

New Testament 1: The Texts and Their World

 

Online

Phelan

 

 

 

 

 

II. Books of the New Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 325

Interpreting the Epistles

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

Online

Jennings

 

 

 

T 630-930 & Online

Yang

CTU
B4003i

In the Footsteps of Paul: Greece and Turkey

Travel seminar

TBA

Nguyen

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4318

Paul: His Life, Letters and Theology

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brink

CTU
B4407

Gospel According to John

Prereq: B4205

 

 

 

 

 

W 830-1115

Nguyen

CTU
B4412

Portraits of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels

Historical, literary and theological study of diverse themes and topics of each Synoptic Gospel (Mark, Matthew and Luke) to draw out the human Jesus behind the different portraits. Attention to pastoral application for contemporary readers. Prereq B4001

Online

Nguyen

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4430

Luke - Acts

Prereq B 4205

W 700-945p

Brink

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
12-632A

NT Topics: Kingdom of God in the Synoptic Gospels

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

T 230-530

A) Cosgrove

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
12-807

Romans

Historical setting and theological argument of Paul's Letter to the Romans, with emphasis on the history of exegesis. Emphasis on contribution of Romans to ecumenical and Jewish-Christian dialogue.

 

 

 

 

 

F 100-900, S 900-300; 2/12-13, 2/26-27, 3/11-12

Yeo

G-ETS
12-814

The Gospel of Mark

Critical and exegetical study of leading thelogical motifs of the Gospel; attention to social dimensions of the community for which it was written. Prereq: 12-501

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Vena

LSTC
RHS 403 A/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.

Online

C) TBA

 

 

 

R 800-1050

A) Pickett

LSTC
RHS 601

NT Graduate Biblical Seminar

Fall; The Dynamics of Community in the Letters of Paul. Spring: Luke. Advanced Exegesis

T 100-400

Pickett

 

 

 

T 100-400

Pickett

LSTC
RHS/ML 501

Preaching the Gospel of Luke

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400

Pickett, Rippentrop

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.

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-350

Tanzer

NBTS
NT 301

Jesus and the Gospels

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

M 400-640

McKnight

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
NT 302

Paul's Letters and Acts

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

M 100-340

McKnight

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
NT 303

Letters to the Early Churches

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

 

 

 

R 700-940

Cohick

 

 

NPTS
BIBL 6330

The Gospel of John

Examine John's distinctive presentation of life and teaching of Jesus. Focus on Jesus' interaction with individuals and groups of diverse religious, economic, social, political and educational backgrounds and implications for church today.

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-915

Chester

NPTS
BIBL 6355

The Petrine Letters and Jude

Course treats the letters of 1 and 2 Peter, paying primary attention to 1 Peter, its character as a letter, its use of the Old Testament and traditional material, and its relevance for the life of the church.

W 630-915

Chester

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
B 412

Reading Mark's Gospel from the Margins

Use hermeneutical approach called del otro lado (from the other side), which seeks to privilege questions and voices of otherness in biblical interpretation. Examine texts with questions of power, race, economy and ecology in the Gospel of Mark.

 

 

 

 

 

April TBA

Villalobos Mendoza

III. Topics in New Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 533

Feminist Theory and New Testament 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

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12

Yang

CTU
B4323

The Theological Vision of Paul the Apostle

Prereq: B4205

T 700-945p

Senior

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B5011

Ancient Epistolography and Early Christian Letters

M.A. Students only or by permission

T 830-1115

Brink

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B5400

Intertestamental Literature

Prereqs B4203 & B4205

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-345

Simkovich

MTS
B 439

Epistles of Paul

 

R 9-1150

Tanzer

 

 

 

 

 

IV. New Testament Greek

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

G-ETS
12-541

Elementary Greek I

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

TR 100-220

Vena

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Online

C) Mellott

 

 

 

MWR 100-215

A) TBA

LSTC
RHS 410

Greek Pericopes

 

M 1200-1250

TBA

 

 

 

M 1200-1250

TBA

LSTC
RHS 501

Advanced Greek Readings

 

R 930-1050

Krentz

 

 

 

R 930-1050

Krentz

MTS
B 324

Introduction to Greek Exegesis I

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

MR 1000-1150

Langford

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 325

Introduction to Greek Exegesis II

Completes introductiion to Greek begun in B 324

 

 

 

 

 

MR 1000-1150

Tanzer

NPTS
BIBL 5109-I1

New Testament Greek I

A survey of the rudiments of biblical Greek. The focus in on basic grammar, vocabulary, and the development of reading skills.

Online

Strait

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
BIBL 5110-I1

New Testament Greek II

A survey of the rudiments of biblical Greek. The focus is on basic grammar, vocabulary and the development of reading skills.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Strait

NPTS
BIBL 5111

Greek Exegesis for Preaching and Teaching

Procedures and tools used in exegetical process, textual criticism, translation, syntax, theological applications, application to ministry. Experience gained through exegesis of a New Testament book. Prereq: BIBL 5108 or BIBL 5109-5110.

TR 1045-1200

Willitts

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
BIBL 5112 & 5112-1

Greek Readings

The course is designed to increase the facility of students to read and translate New Testament Greek. Pass/fail. Prereq: BIBL 5109 and 5110.

W 930-1030

Snodgrass, Lee, Phelan

 

 

 

W 930-1030

TBD



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 2-5 and Online (2 sections)

Speller & Staff

 

 

 

Online

Speller & Staff

CTU
DC6001

History of Religions and Comparative Theology

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

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Alexander

G-ETS
13-501 A/X

History of Christian Thought and Practice I

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

R 230-530; X) Online

A) TBA; 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.

F 900-1200

Johnson

 

 

 

A) T 630-930; X) online

A) Murphy; X) Johnson

LSTC
RHTH 301 A/B

Religious Heritage: History and Theology I

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

 

 

 

 

 

A) W 800-1050; B) M 230-530

A) Swanson, Vethanayagamony; B) Schweitz

MTS
H 300

History Survey I

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

W 6-850

Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H 301 A/B

History Survey II

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniels

NBTS
CH 301 & OL

Early and Medieval Christianity

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

R 700-940

Hamstra

 

Online

Gonzalez

 

 

NBTS
CH 302 & 302-OL

Reformation and Modern Christianity

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

 

 

 

R 400-640

Heinze

Online

Gonzalez

NPTS
HSTY 5210 & 5210 I1

Christian Heritage I: The Early Church to the Early Reformation

Survey of Christian history and theology from apostolic times through early Reformation. Considers intellectual and social history with church's evolving relationship to political and social structures and to orthodoxy.

1) TR 800-915am; 2) T 700-945pm; 3) Online

1) Ondrey; 2) Boyer-Hatlem; 3) Ondrey

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
HSTY 5220

Christian History II: Global Christianity

HSTY 5210 continues, tracing expansion of the church from Europe into the Americas, Africa and Asia, as well as its division in myriad denominational traditions. Study theological, political and economic contexts and question of unity in diversity.

 

 

 

 

 

TR 800-915am

Ondrey

II. History of Particular Traditions

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

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

CTU
H4006

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-345

Scott

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 800-1050

Hendel

LSTC
RHTH 504

History of Christianity in Asia

 

T 800-1050

Vethanayagamony

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 410

Indian Christianity in a Pluralistic Context: India Travel Seminar

 

 

 

J-Term

Jan 4-22

Swanson

 

 

ML
H333INT

History of the Western Christian Traditions: Jesus to Erasmus

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

Int & Online

Kirk

 

 

 

 

 

ML
H334INT

History of the Western Christian Traditions: Calvin to 9/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

Int & online

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.

TBA

Morrison-Reed

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H 434

American Presbyterian History

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim

MTS
H 471

Global Pentecostalism

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

M 100-350

Daniels

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H/T 402

Reformed Tradition

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

T 100-350

Sawyer, Case-Winters

 

 

 

 

 

III. History-Individuals

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

IV. American Church History

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 485

Religion in North America

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12; Online (2 sections)

Speller

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.

W 600-850

Jeremie-Brink

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
CH 407

History of American Religion

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

 

 

 

 

 

R 700-940

Hamstra

V. Topics in Church History

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
C4002A/i

Abraham's Children: Jews, Christians and Muslims

Includes trip to Israel and West Bank. Chicago onsite portion meets Jan 4-15.

 

 

J-Term

A) MTWR 1000-1245; i) Travel Jan 17-29

Andraos, Haq, Simkovich

 

 

G-ETS
13-640

African American Religious History: The Souls of Black Folk

Black religious experience, from African roots through various theological, institutional and social expressions in the USA. Field experiences in African American churches.

T 630-930

Murphy

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
13/31-846

Origins of Christian Worship

Examination of the sources for the study of eucharist, baptism, daily prayer, and ordination from Second Temple Judaism into the late patristic period.

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1200

Cosgrove

LSTC
CC/RHTH 602

History and Theology of Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-400

Vethanayagamony

LSTC
RHTH 302

Religious Heritage II: History and Theology II

 

M 800-1050

Swanson, Vethanayagamony

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 408

Global Church, Here, Now

Course aims to explore Nicene Creed belief in "one holy, catholic and apostolic Church" by taking advantage of Chicago as home to Christian communities from across the world.

R 845-1045 + 5 Sun field trips

Swanson

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
H 407

West African Christianity in Africa and the Diaspora since 1960

 

 

 

J-Term

Jan 18-22, M-F 900-500

Laudarji

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 



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 & Staff

CTU
D4000

Survey of Systematic Theology

 

M 830-1115

Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
DC4200

Christology and Culture

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 1-345

Schreiter

CTU
DE5200

Methods in Theology and Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945

Schreiter

CTU
FA4001

Foundations: Doing Theology

 

 

 

J-Term

TR 100-345

Bevans

 

 

CTU
FP4001

Foundations: Theology and Practice of Ministry

 

Online

Crowley

 

 

 

W 700-900p

Nanko

CTU
FT4001

Foundations: Understanding Christian Tradition

 

T 700-900

Schroeder

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
P2100

History of Ancient Philosophy

 

T 100-345

Griffith

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
P2102

History of Modern Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-345

Griffith

CTU
P2103

Contemporary Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945p

Stark

CTU
P2110

History of Medieval Philosophy

 

 

 

J-Term

MWF 100-345

Stark

 

 

G-ETS
21-505 & 505 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.

Online

TBA

J-Term

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

Eberhart

R 230-530

Ray

G-ETS
21-506

Doctrine of God - Doctrine of Creation

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

R 230-530

Ray

 

 

 

R 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.

M 630-930

Joh

 

 

 

R 230-530

Joh

MTS
I 311

Academic Research and Writing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawyer, Worley

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

Cathey

 

 

 

 

 

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 pm

Cathey, Kline

MTS
T 520/420

Philosophy for Theological Reflection

Investigate contributions of philosophic reflection to theology and ethics. Some uses of logic in criticizing claims and arguments are introduced. Survey western philosophy's contributions to Christian theology. Prereq T 300 or equiv.

 

 

J-Term

 

Cathey

 

 

NBTS
TH 301

Christian Theology I

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

M 700-940

Holsclaw

 

M 400-640

Nordling

 

 

NBTS
TH 302 01/02

Christian Theology II

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

 

 

 

M 700-940

Holsclaw

M 400-640

Nordling

NPTS
THEO 5102

Research Methods

An introduction to the sources, methods and communication of research in each theological field. Required for MATS; recommended for students entering further graduate work.

T 930-1215

Noren

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
THEO 5110, I1, 2

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) T 930-1215; I1) Online; 2) Santa Barbara 1/19-5/13, 830-430

Clifton-Soderstrom

USML
BH 629

Systematic Biblical Theology

Explore biblical foundations of primary foci of classical theology as seen in Old and New Testaments. Learn how the Paschal Mystery provides unique hermeneutical key for understanding theological continuity of salvation history across biblical landscape.

TBA

Kartje

 

 

 

 

 

II. Particular Individuals or Traditions

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
TEC 468

All Praise Due: Muslims, Islam and Hip-Hop

Explore the under-appreciated and complicated encounter of Islam and hip-hop while probing how this art form emerged from the Bronx to become a culturally relevant vehicle for the spiritual and political expression of Muslims and Islam in modern times.

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5

Nashashibi

CTS
TEC 504

Augustine, Niebuhr and Malcolm X

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

W 2-5

Terrell

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C4011

Zen Buddhism

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 700-945p

Strain

CTU
C5002

The Prophet Muhammad and the Qur'an

 

T 100-345

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4003 & D5003

Mestizo Theologies Across the Latin@ Americas

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 830-1115

Tirres

CTU
D4009

Liberation Theology and Religious Faith

 

M 830-1115

Tirres

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4019

Metz and Moltmann

 

W 100-345

Paeth

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
DSC4200/DSC5200

Sources and Methods in Latin@ Theology

 

 

Nanko

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
13-608

Theology of Martin Luther

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

F 900-1200

Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
40-677X

United Methodist Doctrine

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

Online

TBA

 

 

 

Online

TBA

LSTC
RHTH 501

Theology of Luther

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

M 800-1050

Hendel

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 503

Constructive Theology

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 604

Postcolonial Remembrance, Graduate Theoological Seminar

Course will raise significant issues facing theology today and provide advanced students with opportunity to articulate their own theology with competence and autonomy. Provides tools that aid research and build up resources for further study.

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930

Westhelle

LSTC
RHTH/CC 403

Vine Deloria Jr. and Native American Christian Theology

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

F 100-400; 6 Fridays

Straw, Pero

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 404

Theology of Martin Luther King Jr: America's Most Outstanding Theologian

 

 

 

 

 

 

F 900-400, 6 weeks

Thomas

ML
E/T422INT

Process and Liberation Theologies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Int & online

Hogue

MTS
T 327

Passion, Despair, Hope, Love: Kierkegaard's Theology

Read Kierkegaard's religious texts that are written toward the living of life close to the ground in which God is found, in life's conflicts, sufferings, failures, triumphs, joys and their embrace by love to liberate "the self."

M 100-350

Kline

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
T 404

Who is Christ for Us Today

Explore images, texts, theologies of the cross in light of Scripture, historical traditions, cultural contexts, contemporary critiques. Explore topic in conversation with scholars of other traditions and movements of today.

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-350

Cathey

MTS
T 421

Karl Barth

Course avoids tiresome apologies for Barth's idiosyncrasies in order to focus on his enduring gift: a theology that is scriptural, modern and ecclesial for persons engaged in church and society today.

 

 

J-Term

M-F 900-1200

Cathey

 

 

MTS
T 495

Reinhold Niebuhr

 

 

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.

M 100-350

Case-Winters, 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 9-10, 23-24, Nov 13-14; F 100-900, S 900-500

Perkinson

 

 

 

 

 

III. Topics in Theology

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH/TEC 498

Bible and Homosexuality

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

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Stone

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.

R 9-12

Butler

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930 & Online

Mikva, Nashashibi

CTS
TEC 401

Creation and Fall: The Foundations of Theological Anthropology

Focus on creatureliness, image of God, and Fall (including university or original sin). Consider classical and contemporary theological formulations and philosophical issues as they contribute toward a constructive reformulation of these doctrines.

Online

Jennings

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 442

Theory and Theology of the Church: Feminist, Queer and Ethnographic Approaches

 

Online

Rosenau

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 462

Issues in Pastoral Theology

Explore issues of theological anthropology as they relate to search for human wholeness, justice and love Biblical texts will be woven with psychological theories to encourage usage of Scripture when reflecting theologically.

 

 

 

 

 

T 9-12

Butler

CTS
TEC 472

Religion, Terror and America

The construction of the Atlantic World gave rise to Empire in the Americas. We will examine religious ideas and the power of terrorism within American history to consider the formation of the nation-state.

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12

Butler

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?

T 9-12

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.

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-930

Seo

CTS
TEC 506

Existentialism: Theology, Literature and Cinema

Examine the basic ideas of existentialism and how they have been incorporated into Western theology, literature and cinema. The writers and filmmakers to be discussed include Kierkegaard, Heidegger, Sartre, Camus, Tillich, Bergman and Tarkovsky.

 

 

J-term

9-5

Seo

 

 

CTS
TEC 513

Post-Christian Theology

Can we think the truth of the gospel without the religious form of Christianity? Thinking the deconstruction of Christianity in Barth, Bonhoeffer, Gogarten, Soelle, Altizer as well as Gauchet, Derrida, Kristeva and Jean-Luc Nancy.

R 2-5

Jennings

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 603

Philosophical Thought

The course builds philosophical foundations for beginning doctoral students.

T 2-5

Seo

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

CTU
BD5510

Feminist Hermeneutics in Bible and Theology

Prereq: B4203 & B4205

T 100-345

Reid, Bevans

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
CD5210

Theology of Interreligious Dialogue

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 830-1115

Andraos, Alexander

CTU
D4018

Wake Up the World: Consecrated Life for Our Time

2 or 3 credits

W 700-900p

Cimperman

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4200

Christology

 

W 700-945

Sison

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4202

Ecclesiology and Mariology

 

Online

Sison

 

 

 

W 100-345

Ryan

CTU
DC4100

Trinity and Mission: The God of Jesus Christ

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 700-945

Sison

CTU
DS4210

Reconciliation and Forgiveness

 

M 7-945p

Schreiter

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
P2301

Perspectives in the Philosophy of Death

 

R 100-345

Stark

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
21-508

Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology

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

F 915-1215

Bedford

 

 

 

M 630-930

Bryant

G-ETS
21-630

Black Theology

A seminar course for reading, discussing and writing on themes of theology from the perspective of the black experience.

R 630-930

Ray

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
21-801

Topics in Theology

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

R 230-530

Joh

 

 

 

T 630-930

Ray

G-ETS
21-836

Feminist and Womanist Theology

Critical reconstruction of theological themes in light of feminist theory and experience of women in the church.

 

 

 

 

 

T 230-530

Joh

G-ETS
21/34-633

Interrupting Violence: A Case Study into a Power and a Principality

Purpose is to help lay, clergy and seminarians understand the theological, sociological and economic roots of violence in order to help students stay safe and help stop the cycle of violence.

 

 

 

 

 

2/5-6, 3/4-5, 4/15-16, 5/6; F 100-900, S 900-300

Bedford, Cowser

G-ETS
34-619

Public Theology in the City

This is an art form that brings separate elements of diversity together in a way that images the kingdom of God on earth. In partnership with an urban church, class will learn the basics of the art of doing public theology that leads to redemptive action.

TBA; F 100-900 & S 900-300

Frenchak

 

 

 

 

 

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.

TBA

TBA

J

 

 

Online

Teasdale

LSTC
CC 501

Future of Creation

Senior Interdisciplinary Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

Perry, Woloschak

LSTC
CC/RHTH 405

Temas Centrales in la Teologia Latino/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-400

Rodriguez

LSTC
RHTH 405

Jesus, the Kingdom and the Church

Will provide a basis in the traditional content of Christian dogmatics and to allow for a critical and constructive stance in the reworking of the tradition in face of contemporary, contextual and existential challenges in the work of ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

R 800-1050

Westhelle

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.

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930

Rodriguez

LSTC
RHTH 606

Theological Hermeneutics: Graduate Theological Seminar

 

W 630-930

Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 401

Religion and Human Rights

 

R 800-1050

TBA

 

 

 

M 800-1050

Hendel

LSTC
RHTH/CC 406

Christians and Muslims

 

R 100-400

Shelley, Aasi

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 601

Advanced Seminar in Religion and Science

 

M 630-930

Eastwood

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 602

History and Theology of Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-400

Vethanayagamony

LSTC
RHTH/SF 501

Desert Discipleship

 

W 100-400

Swanson

 

 

 

 

 

ML
TS464INT

Theologies Under Construction: Emergent Theological Discourse, Contemporary Tensions

 

TBA

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
I 302

The Church and Its Mission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japinga, Team

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.

W 900-1150 plus five field trips

Cathey, Hashim

 

 

 

 

 

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.

W 200-450

Case-Winters

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Case-Winters

MTS
T 523

Advanced Seminar on the Design Argument

 

M 630-930

Eastwood

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
CT 409

Reconciliation and Racism

Gain theological/sociological understanding of race social inclusion and exclusion, especially with race and ethnic relations. Understand how negative stereotypes affect others to develop empathy and action toward social improvement and reconciliation.

 

 

 

 

 

S 900-400, Apr 9,23, May 14,28

Price

NBTS
NT 350

Women in Ministry

Will recognize, understand and encourage the gifts God has given to women in the church. Study biblical texts about women. Also a feature on husbands and wives and Christian marriage, and on how the Bible understands love.

 

 

 

M 100-340

McKnight

 

 

NBTS
TH 303

Theology of Church and Culture

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

 

 

 

T 400-640

Holsclaw

M 400-640

Nordling

NBTS
UR 405

Toward a Theology of Urban Ministry

Course will analyze recent efforts to articulate theology for urban ministry and confront basic theological issues raised by the urban context.

 

 

 

 

 

M 400-640

Price

NPTS
THEO 5140-1

Advanced Seminar: Eschatology

An in-depth study of a selected doctrine or theological theme in its historical and systematic context. This course may be repeated with different doctrines.

 

 

 

 

 

T 930-1215

Phelan

NPTS
THEO 5140-2

Advanced Seminar: Black Faith Matters

An in-depth study of a selected doctrine or theological theme in its historical and systematic context. This course may be repeated with different doctrines.

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-915

Clifton-Soderstrom, Gee

NPTS
THEO 7190a

Sin, Self and Society

This course will focus on various special topics

 

 

 

 

 

W 230-515

Boyer-Hatlem

NPTS
THEO 7215

NCTI: The Church and Its Mission

Explore views of seven major Christian communions on the nature of the church and its mission. Faculty from various seminaries will lecture; student teams make field trips to congregations. Meets selected evenings and Saturdays, various locations.

TBA

NCTI

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
I 361

Research Writing and Utilizing Media

Enhance writing skills through an overview of academic writing and enhance ability to utilize the variety of social media options for getting across your message.

Sept 25-26, Oct 16-17, 23-24; F 100-900, S 900-500

Patton, Community Media Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
M 304

Christology and Culture

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

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 13-14, 20-21, 27-28; F 100-900, S 900-500

 

SCUPE
T 303

Public Theology in an Urban Context

Gain skills to think and act as a public theologian by going into urban neighborhoods, analyse social and political institutions of oppression, and propose action plans for ministry while building a framework for public theology. In Minneapolis.

Sept 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, F 100-900, S 900-500

Paeth, Premawardhana

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
T 409

Together Building a Just Economy

Explore how societies arrange political systems, ask critical questions about the poor and oppressed, and articulate a sound theological basis for economic justice that re-roots them in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

March TBA

Premwardhana, Reiger

USML
DT630

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 theoloy. Survey contemporary challenges to Christology, anthropoloty, pneumatology and other topics with special attention to apologetics, evangelism and ecumenism.

TBA

Baima

 

 

 

 

 

USML
DT636

Theological Reflection on the New Evangelization

Bring magisterial /theological resources, socio-cultural analysis, pastoral theology to respond to the New Evangelization. Consider challenges presenting the gospel to consumer culture and millenial generation; strategies for teaching gospel in 21st cent.

TBA

Hebden

 

 

 

 

 



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 630-930; Online (2 sections)

Terrell & Staff

CTU
E4000

Introduction to Moral Theology

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

T 100-345

Wolfe

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
EMP4000

Theology and Pastoral Leadership

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 830-1115

Wolfe

CTU
EMP4100

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

 

M 100-345

Nothwehr

 

 

 

 

 

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 800-1100

Waters

LSTC
RHTH/CC 402

Etica

 

T 100-400

Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

ML
E337INT

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

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

Int & Online

Hogue

 

 

 

 

 

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?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Williams

NBTS
TE 417

Sexual Ethics and the Family

Course covers the fundamental moral issues concerning the Christian ordering of human sexuality in marriage and the family. Provide foundation for issues such as the nature of moral discernment, personal character, brokenness, sin, grace, reconciliation.

M 400-640

Fitch

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
THEO 5130

Christian Ethics

Introduction to methods and topics of moral reflection and action in thei biblical, historical and theological context. Focuses on new life in Christ as emodied in the church for the world.

TR 230-345

Clifton-Soderstrom

 

 

 

 

 

II. Topics in Ethics

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
E4003

Social Analysis for Pastoral Praxis

 

T 830-1115

Cimperman

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
E4315

Medical Ethics

Prereq E4000

W 830-1115

Wolfe

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
E4345

Spirituality, Liturgy and the Quest for Justice

 

M 100-345

Pawlikowski

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
E4400/ES5400

Care of the Earth: Ethics and Environment

 

T 700-945p

Nothwehr, Postosnak

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
E4405

Sexual Ethics for the Christian

Prereq E 4000

 

 

 

 

 

T 830-1115

Wolfe

CTU
E5100

Holocaust and Genocide: Ethical Reflections

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-345

Pawlikowski

CTU
ES4002

Ethics, Spirituality and Global Climate Change

Look beyond dilemma of urgency of climate change issues to explore deeper spiritual and moral resources available in Christian tradition. Through national project, "Focus the Nation," students will link with others across the U.S. Prereq: E4000 or equiv

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Frohlich, Nothwehr

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: Good, Evil and Justice; Spring: Resisting Biocide: Environmental Ethics for Discipleship

T 630-930

Waters

 

 

 

R 800-1100

Eberhart

LSTC
CC/RHTH 409

Lifting Every Voice: African Americans and Lutheranism

Fulfills Church History II requirement.

 

 

J-Term

Jan 4-14, 18

Perry

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 409

Lifting Every Voice: African Americans and Lutheranism

 

 

 

J-Term

MTWR 900-1200; Jan 4-14, 18

Perry

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 502

Contemporary Christian Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-400

Perry

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

 

Davis

 

 

NBTS
TE 415

Pastoral Ethics

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

 

 

 

 

 

R 400-640

Hatch



Religion and Society Studies

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
LM 485

Community Organizing Practicum

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

 

 

 

 

 

R 9-12

Nashashibi

CTU
FR4001

Foundations: Religious Experience in Context

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

T 1000-1200

White

 

 

 

T 700-945

Schroeder

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:

Study Tour of Holy Land Dec 28-Jan 10

Yeo

J-Term

Outrageous Hope: Peace and Justice in Israel/Palestine

Bryant

Study Tour of Peace and Justice in China, May 15-26 tent

Yeo

NBTS
CT 302-L

Christian Community Development II

Students explore roots of community development and and deep understanding of principles and how to apply them in practical productive ministry. Held with CCDA National Conf in Memphis, Nov 11-14. Classroom sessions in Lawndale.

TBA Lawndale Perkins Ctr

Gordon

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
MNST 6401

Sankofa: Racial Righteousness and Reconciliation

Course explores African American history with racism, justice and reconciliation through a theological and biblical framework aimed at equipping students for ministry in multicultural settings using readings, conversations, lectures and site visits.

T 630-915

Love, Kersten

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
M 302a

Parliament of the World's Religions 2015: Interfaith Relations and Religious Pluralism

Using the city as global classroom, course provides interfaith understandings, cultural competencies and practical theology for ministry in multicultural and interfaith context. Oct 15-20 Salt Lake City.

Oct 15-20

Mosher, Premawardhana

 

 

 

 

 

SCUPE
M 314

Intercultural Relations: Racism Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

March TBA

TBA

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 4-8, M-F 900-500

Wylie-Kellermann

 

 

SCUPE
M 405

Mass Incarceration and the Criminal Justice System

Examine social and mental health issues leading to criminality. Using scripture, doctrine, tradition, course will cover intersection of race, class, gender and cultural analysis as platform for creating robust faith-based advocacy and community leadership

 

 

J-Term

Jan 11-15, M-F 900-500

Davis

 

 



World Mission Studies

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
C4309

Mission Integration

 

M 100-300

Doi

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C4700

Praxis for Cross-Cultural Transformation

 

M 700-945

Barbour, Schroeder

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
CD6001

Inculturation

DMin and MA students only. Others by permission.

W 830-1115

Schreiter

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
CH4301

Constants in Context: A Mission Theology for Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 830-1115

Schroeder

G-ETS
21-615

Topics in Global Christianity: Introduction to Living Religions

Exploration of topics related to global Christianity within a global religious context. Prereq 21-505.

T 800-1100

Pieterse

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC 414

Toward Understanding Islam

Introduction to the religion of Islam in historical and contemporary perspectives, helping the student begin the journey of understanding Islam and the beliefs and practices of Muslims.

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Shelley

LSTC
CC/RHS 404

Hebrew for Ministry: Enter the Bible and Jewish Christian Relations

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

MWR 100-215

Adam, Jewish Partners

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 406

Christians and Muslims

 

R 100-400

Shelley, Aasi

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 408

Global Church, Here, Now

 

R 845-1045

Swanson

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 501

Christian Mission and World Religions

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

Swanson, Fica

LSTC
RHTH/CC 501

Christian Mission and World Religions

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

Swanson, Ficca

NBTS
ME 301

Missions and Evangelism

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

M 7-940

Price

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
MN 433

Mission-Shaped Church

Introduction of basic intellectual assumptions of modernity vs. postmodernity, and core cultural assemptions of Christendom vs. post-Christendom, and the Trinitarian theology of the missio Dei. Prereqs: TH301, TH302 & TH303 or CT310.

 

 

 

T 700-940

Fitch

 

 

NPTS
MNST 5110

Religions and Cultures

Focuses on the world's major religions and examines how culture and religion are intertwined and how contemporary religions' plurality is a challenge and opportunity in Christian mission.

 

 

 

 

 

TR 100-215

De Neui

NPTS
MNST 6150

God's Global Vision: Mission as Biblical Theme

Biblical and theological foundations of the mission of the church. History and overview of the expansion of Christianity worldwide. Missions policy, call, qualifications, and missionary life issues.

 

 

 

 

 

MW 100-215

De Neui

NPTS
MNST 6152

Rethinking Mission: Lessons from Art, History and Practice

Basic perspectives and tools found in discipline of missiology, including strategies and methods, biographies of leaders who model effective missiological investigation, reflection and action. Collaborative learning.

R 700-830pm

De Neui

 

 

 

 

 

USML
CH638

Methods of Early Medieval Evangelization

Investigate missionary activities of Early Medieval Church, AD 450-900. Study conversion process and methodological considerations that faced medieval missonaries. Emphasis on how student may use examples from the past to inspire & direct future ministry.

TBA

Hilliard

 

 

 

 

 



Ministry Studies

I. The Nature and Practice of Ministry

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

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 630-930 & online

Seo

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 405

Leading Congregations: Principles and Practice

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

T 9-12

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 444

Theology, Ministry and People with Developmental Disabilities

Course will explore the multiple issues facing people with developmental disabilities. Central to the course will be the implications for ministry on the part of religious leadeers and their communities.

Online

Modahl

 

 

 

 

 

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

CTS
LM 596

Leadership for Transformation

Course challenges notions about leadership and focuses on leadership that allows for breakthrough and transformation. Meets through entire academic year every other week; fulfills LM 595. Requires WebEx sessions to be scheduled.

Online

Hunt

 

 

 

Online

Hunt

CTU
I6005

D.Min Core I

 

T 700-945p

Foley

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
M4000

Introduction to Theological Reflection

 

 

 

J-Term

 

Zaker

 

 

CTU
MP4306

Pastoral Ministry: Developing Skills and Competencies for Cooperative Leadership

 

M 830-1115

McClone

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
MP4310

Collaborative Skills for Administration in Ministry

Fall: 10/9 Leadership Styles; 11/20 Workplace Relations; 11/6 Personnel Issues. Spring: TBD Facilities and Financial Management; 4/1 Public Relations and Marketing; 4/29 Stewardship and Fundraising

F 900-400

Easter

 

 

 

F 900-400

Easter, Zaker

CTU
MP5104

Pastoral Ministry with Contemporary Families

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945p

McClone

CTU
MPC4103

Pastoral Ministry in United States

Hispanic/Latino(a) Contexts

W 1000-1245

Nanko

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
MPC5103

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

Area Req.

W 1000-1245

Nanko

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
34-504

Church Administration

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

 

 

J-Term

Jan 2-12 Travel

Fowler

 

 

G-ETS
34-506

Pastor and People

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

T 800-1100

Fowler

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

R 630-930

Fowler

LSTC
CC 301

Public Church I

 

A) T 130-430; B) W 630-930

A) Perry, Thomas; B) Perry

 

 

 

 

 

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 800-1050

Billman, Rippentrop

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 303

Ministerial Leadership II: Ministry in Context

 

R 400-600

Baeder

 

 

 

R 400-600

Baeder

LSTC
ML 401

Healthy Leader, Healthy Organization/Congregation

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

 

 

J-Term

MTWR 100-500, Jan 4-22

Beck

 

 

LSTC
ML 402

Ministry in Context

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

R 400-600

Baeder

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 409

Missional Leadership for the Life of the World

 

F 900-400, Sept 11,18, Oct 9,30, Nov 13, Dec 4

Bouman

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 501

Fostering Narratives of Hope

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 800-1050

Billman, Adam

LSTC
MMA 562

Employment Law and Governance

The course focuses on identifying actions, or areas of inaction, that could result in a NFP business violating statutes, incurring legal liability and possibly being subjected to litigation. Role of board, employment law, white-collar crime.

T 600-830

Valparaiso

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
MMA 564

Financial Management

Course is intended to extend knowledge and experience in cash management, cash controls, budgeting, capital budgeting, leasing, fund management, IRS 990 reporting and financial analysis.

W 630-830

Valpairaiso

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Int & online

Barker

ML
M316INT/a,b

Ministry in a Post-Denominational Age

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

Int & online

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Int & online

Barker

ML
M345

Community Studies Seminar I

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

TBD

Welch, Hogue

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M346

Community Studies Seminar II

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

 

 

 

 

 

Int & online

Welch, Hogue

ML
M347

Congregational Studies Seminar I

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

TBD

Hicks, Kirk

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Int & online

Hicks, Kirk

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

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M428

Leadership Studies Seminar I

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

TBA

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Int & online

Barker, Welch

ML
M456INT/a-b

Personal and Systematic Tools for Border Crossing

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

TBA

Hicks

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M467INT

Multicultural Congregations and Faith Formation

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Hicks

ML
M468INT

Collaborative Intergenerational Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

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

Daniels, Team

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindstrom, Team

MTS
MIN 425

Seminar in the Practice of Ministry

Develop ePortfolio to demonstrate understanding of ministry and readiness to practice. Includes reflection on leadership, Lord's Prayer, seminary learning and vocation plans. Limited to students in final year; required for MAM graduating students.

T 600-850

Kapp

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MUM 315

Introduction to Urban Ministry

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kapp

MTS
MUM 401

Building Community Partnerships

 

 

Kapp

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
CT 311-L

Nurturing Our Call to Ministry

Explore the means and methodologies to stay the course in ministry for a lifetime. Study key issues that arouse, discourage and detour people from staying and working in ministry as well as traps and pitfalls that sabotage and disillusion pastors.

 

 

 

W 400-640 Lawndale Perkins Ctr

Gordon

 

 

NBTS
CT 405-L

Pastoral Leadership in Church and Community

Course will emphasize the empowering and encouraging of people to have practical ministry in the community, emphasizing creating meaningful relationships to make partners in ministry. Focus on hands-on strategy of loving and engaging in communities.

 

 

 

 

 

W 400-640 Lawndale Perkins Center

Gordon

NBTS
MN 343

Practical Ministry Applications

Three Weddings and a Funeral introduces a variety of pastoral care opportunities for the resident pastor. Attention to pastoral visitation and spiritual direction as well as critical issues of identity, role and responsibilities of the pastor.

 

 

 

R 400-640

Hamstra

 

 

NBTS
MN 351

Transitional Leadership

A process of leading an organization to overcome barriers and fulfill its mission. Participants will learn proven methods, tools and techniques for effective transitional leadership of a church, ministry or faith-based organization.

T 700-900 pm

Dew

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
MNST 6105

Academic Writing

Course will improve student's ability to write clearly and effectively in a variety of seminary classroom and ministry venues including revising work and critical thinking.

W 930-1030

Bruckner

 

 

 

W 930-1030

Bruckner

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?

Oct 19-23, 800-500

Wenrich

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
MNST 6170

Strategic Ministry Planning

Planning and implementation helps turn vision into a reality. Provides a clear path and aligns resources to accomplish the mission. Course focuses on creative thinking skills to equip pastors in the planning and implementation process.

 

 

 

 

 

March 14-18, 800-500

Wenrich

NPTS
MNST 7190-1

Special Topics in Ministry

Course will focus on various special topics in ministry. Fall: Women and the Word; J-Term: Songwriting for Christian Worship; Spring: Peacemaking and Religious Extremism

MW 100-215

Noren

J-Term

Jan 23-24 TBA

Twigt, Thompson

Mar 7-10

Larson

SCUPE
M 302b

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.

Sept 18-19, 25-26, Oct 30-31; F 100-900, S 900-500, Pittsburgh

Mosher

 

 

 

 

 

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 25-30, M-F 900-500

Premwardhana, Harlow

 

 

II. Spirituality and Spiritual Direction

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
CS4010

Spirituality, Ministry and Survivors of Human Rights Abuse

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945

Barbour

CTU
CS5030

The Spirituality of Lakota-Christian Dialogue

 

W 700-945

Barbour

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
DS6210

Reconciliation and Forgiveness

 

M 700-945pm

Schreiter

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S4001

Spiritual Companioning for Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 700-945p

Frolich

CTU
S4020

Introduction to the Christian Spiritual Life

 

W 830-1115

White

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S4310

Spiritual Classics of the Patristic Era

 

 

 

J-Term

MWF 830-1115

Frohlich

 

 

CTU
S5006

Spirituality and Leadership

Blended course; will meet 3 Saturdays

 

 

 

 

 

S 830-430; Feb 20, Mar 12, Apr 30

White

CTU
S5014

Reclaiming Our Spiritual Traditions

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 830-1115

Frohlich

CTU
S5015

Psychology and Spiritual Formation

 

T 1000-1245

Frohlich

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S5101

Foundations and Methods for the Study of Spirituality

 

W 100-345

Frolich

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
SB4520

Biblical Foundations of Spirituality

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 1-345

Latkovich

G-ETS
34-507

Spiritual Direction: Companionship

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

R 230-530

Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
34-511

Prayer in Christian Ministry

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

 

 

 

 

 

R 230-530

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

TBA; F 100-900 & S 900-300

Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

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

Schmidt

G-ETS
34-613

Art, Spirituality and Creativity

Use the theories from art, psychology, theology and spirituality to help each person explore and develop one's own creative process and enhance one's spiritual practice and renewal.

M 630-930

Kincannon

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
SF 301

Spiritual Formation I

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 130-430

Thomas, Billman, Swanson

LSTC
SF 401

Growth in Faith

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

Modules

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
SF 402

Growth in Faith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

LSTC
SF/RHTH 501

Desert Discipleship

 

W 100-400

Swanson

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M322INT

Digital/Spiritual Literacy: Finding the Sacred in Virtual Space

 

Int & online

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MSP 415

Spiritual Practice for Faithful Discipleship

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Lindstrom

NBTS
SP 306

Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines

Introduction to the practices of spiritual disciplines including solitude, silence, study, formational reading of scripture, meditation and prayer, drawing from works of Foster, Willard, Mulholland, Thompson and others. Intensive pre-Fall course.

Sept 14-18

Fleagle

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
SPFM 5201

Journey: The Story of Our Lives

Student 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.

M 230-515

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.

 

 

 

 

 

M 230-430

Auger

NPTS
SPFM 6240

Welcoming Others, Welcomin God

Spiritual practices of solitude, hospitality turn attention toward God and those made in God's image. Love for friends, strangers, enemies will be addressed through readings, discussions, and lectures. Includes day-long retreat and group service project.

M 230-515

Koptak

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
SPFM 6304

Spiritual Direction and Solitude

Explore the freedom and resistance encountered when God is engaged in prayer or in the perceived prompting of the Holy Spirit. Learn about the art and science of spiritual direction. Required silent retreat.

M 1045-1200

Kogstad

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA T 630-930, F 400-S 530

Koptak

USML
ST622

NCTI : Prayer and the Life in the Spirit: Most Difficult Issues in Pastoral Care

Explore a focused area in spirituality and relate it to ministerial training and personal spiritual formation. Topic for 2015-16 includes sessions on marriage, illness, dying and death, race, sexuality, fertility and inner life of the caregiver.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA, special schedule

Baima, Koptak

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/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.

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5

Edgerton

CTU
MP4020

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

 

W 830-1115

Chen-McClone

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
32-501

Introduction to Pastoral Care

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

R 630-930

Hogue

 

 

 

T 230-530

Holliman

G-ETS
32-814

Psychology of Religion

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

 

 

 

 

 

R 230-530

Chung

G-ETS
32-832

Psychopathology: Diagnosis in Parish and Counseling Settings

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1200

Holliman

G-ETS
32-834

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

 

 

 

 

 

R 6:30-9:30

Hogue

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 800-1050

Billman

ML
M450INT

Multicultural Pastoral Counseling

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

TBA

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M483INT

Introduction to Pastoral Counseling

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

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

 

Ellis Davis

 

 

MTS
MPC 310

Introduction to Pastoral Care

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

R 600-850

Rosewall

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MPC 401

Pastoral Care with Aging Adults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosewell

NBTS
PC 301

Introduction to Pastoral Care

An introductory course designed to develop skills in integrating theology and the practice of ministry with an understanding of interpersonal relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

R 700-940

Whetstone

NPTS
MNST 5125

Pastoral Care and Counseling

Case method, role play, demonstrations, readings and lecture impart strategies and skills to equip the pastor for working with the congregation and providing an effective ministry to personal and family needs. Analysis of approaches; methods of referral.

 

 

 

 

 

W 230-515

Pierre

NPTS
MNST 6110

Engaging Congregations in Ministries of Health

Theoretical framework and practical skills to engage a congregation in developing health ministries. Study dynamics of congregational culture and community development to facilitate health ministries and models of health ministry and program resources.

online

Chase-Ziolek

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Liturgy and Worship

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

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 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 416

Leading Christian Worship: A Practicum for Presiders

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930

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

CTS
LM 482

Queering Worship

 

 

 

J-Term

TBD

Haldeman

 

 

CTU
W4200

Sacraments I: Initiation and Reconciliation

 

R 830-1115

Fragomeni

 

 

 

W 700-945p

Fragomeni

CTU
W4201

Sacraments II: Eucharist and Sacramental Theology

 

T 700-945

McCarron

 

 

 

Online

Foley

CTU
W4206A&B

Sacraments III: Annointing, Marriage

Annointing meets Jan 5-14. Marriage meets Jan. 19-28. Ordination students need both segments

 

 

J-Term

TR 830-1115

Fragomeni

 

 

CTU
W4208

Presiding 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 900-1100

Horrigan

CTU
W5021

Liturgy and Popular Religion

 

R 830-1115

Francis

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W5230

Liturgical Methods

 

M 1000-1245

McCarron

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
WS4100

Liturgy, Contemplation and Mission: Ecclesial Spirituality

Spirituality and Liturgy courses recommended.

T 1000-1245

Ostdiek

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
WS5001

Liturgical Foundations for Spirituality

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 830-1115

Ostdiek

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
31-532

Preaching and Worship in African American Traditions II

Continuation of 31-531. If this part is not completed, 31-531 will be a general elective. Must be taken in the same academic year as part I. Prereq: 31-531. Meets MDiv preaching requirement.

T 630-930

Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
31-542

UM Worship: Theory and Practice

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

W 900-1200

B. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
31-615

Congregational Song

An overview and 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 130-530

Duck

 

 

G-ETS
31-835

Seminar in Liturgical Theology

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

M 630-930

R. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
31-838

Baptism and Reaffirmation

Explores the history, theology and practice of baptism and reaffirmation of baptism. Study of liturgies from preparation for baptism to baptismal liturgy to renewal of baptism.

T 230-530

Duck

 

 

 

 

 

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

ML
M360/560

Arts and Aesthetics in Ministry

The visual and kinesthetic in ministry.

Int & online

Tolley

 

 

 

 

 

ML
M368

Rituals for the Cycle of Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

Int & online

Morrison-Reed

MTS
MWP 404

Worship and the Arts

Through readings, lectures, discussion, artistic expression, workshops with professional artists, and creative worship experiences, explore biblical, liturgical and theological symbolism of the body in media: dance, drama, writing, music and visual arts.

W 230-520

Carvalhaes

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dominski

NBTS
WS 301

Theology of Worship and Spirituality

Introduction to the biblical, historical and doctrinal foundations of the kind of weekly gathering that results in healthy spiritual formation.

 

 

 

 

 

R 400-640

Hamstra

NPTS
THEO 5120

Christian Worship

Introduction to liturgical studies. Explores history of Christian worship, liturgical theology, the place of ritual in the life of faith, as well as the application of a praxis-theory-praxis model to worship concerns of pastoral ministry.

TR 800-915am

Bjorlin

 

 

 

 

 

V. Preaching and Communication

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
LM 302

Preaching

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 2-5

Edgerton

CTU
W4203

Liturgical Preaching I

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Fragomeni

CTU
W4205

Lay Leadership of Prayer and Preaching

Recommended to be taken later in one's program. Prereq: W4200, W4201, B4203

W 700-945

Crowley

 

 

 

M 830-1115

McCarron

CTU
W4210

Preaching 2

 

W 100-300

Fragomeni

 

 

 

 

 

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

T 230-530

Brooks

 

 

 

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

Brooks

G-ETS
31-607

Advanced Preaching and Worship

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

Brooks

LSTC
ML 403

Encountering the Living Word: An Introduction to Preaching

Plenary and lab

T 100-215 + lab

Rippentrop

 

 

 

W 230-345 + lab

Rippentrop

LSTC
ML/RHS 501

Preaching the Gospel of Luke

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400

Pickett, Rippentrop

ML
M326INT

Compassionate Communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

Int & online

TBA

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.

Int & online

Schulz

 

 

 

Int & online

Schulz

ML
M466INT

Walking the Talk: Developing Competency in Cross-Cultural Communication

 

TBA

Hicks

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MIN 408

Social Media and Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBS

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

 

Thomas

 

 

NBTS
MN 382

Principles and Practice of Preaching I

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

M 700-940

Parker

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
MN 383

Principles and Practice of Preaching II

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

 

 

 

M 7-940

Parker

 

 

NPTS
MNST 5115

Preaching the Word

The student will learn basic skills in oral communication and fundamentals of expository sermon prepration, and develop sensitivity to the liturgical, social and cultural contexts in which preaching takes place. L

MR 1045-1200

Noren

 

 

 

TR 100-215

Noren

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Apr TBA

Moss, Simmons, Harlow

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

 

 

 

 

 

USML
DT654

Theological Resources for Preaching

Provides tools to develop and evaluate Biblical and theological content of the homily, including practice and peer review. Issues for the homily include "new evangelization," effective use of lectionary, Christian worldview, structual options and more.

TBA

Hebden

 

 

 

 

 

VI. Educational Ministry of the Church

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
LM 422

Religioius Education in a Multicultural Context

Course will explore and discuss the realities and complexities of providing relevant religious education in Hispanic/Latino/a, African American, Asian American and LGBT congregations.

Wed 9-12 & online

Speller

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W5001

Catechesis/Religious Education in the Worshiping Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945p

McCarron

G-ETS
33-502 X

Teaching for Biblical Faith

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

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Blount

G-ETS
33-506

Theological Education in the Parish

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

R 800-110

Lee

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
33-612

Introduction to Youth Ministry

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

 

 

J-Term

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

TBA

 

 

G-ETS
33-801

Advanced Practicum in Teaching

The practicum includes significant practice teaching. Theological and educational examination of a variety of teaching/learning models. Attention to teaching in faith development, discipleship and congregational life.

F 100-900 & S 900-300

Lee

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-300

Lee

G-ETS
33-824 A/B

Seminar in Christian Education

Advanced seminar in Christian religious education, including topics such as theological education, gender, social change, or ethnicity. A) Emancipatory Pedagogy; B) Child Advocacy

 

 

 

 

 

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

A) Blount; B) Lee

G-ETS
33-830

Methods of Qualitative Research

Exploration and analysis of epistemologies and practices of approaches to research; evaluating work of other researchers; and practicing methods of data gathering.

T 230-530

Crain

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
33-835

History and Theories of Christian Education

Examination of the development of Christian religious education as an academic discipline and ministry in church and society in the 19th and 20th centuries.

W 900-1200

Seymour

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
33/34-627

Educating and Leading for Social Justice Ministries

Educational approaches in social justice and mission. Educational and ministerial designs that inform about social issues and involve persons and congregations in mission through constituency building and strategic planning and action.

W 900-1200

Cowser

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 404

Teaching Disciples: Introduction to Religious Education

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

M 600-900

Wenderoth

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 601

Pedagogy Seminar for ThM/PhD Students

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

 

 

J-Term

Jan 25-29 + Spring teaching project

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.

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Hicks

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.

M 600-850

Wenderoth

 

 

 

 

 

NBTS
ED 404

Educational Ministry with Adults

An exploration of the characteristics and development issues of young, middle and older adults; theories and principles of adult religious education; and resources for adult ministries in the local church.

 

 

 

M 400-640

Price

 

 

NBTS
ED 423

Developing Emerging Leaders

Utilizing scholar-practitioner model course will survey and analyze contemporary issues in developing emerging leaders. Seminar format.

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-940

Colwill

NPTS
CEDF 7190

Forming Disciples: Lament, Repentance and Hope in Congregations

Various special topics in Christian education and formation.

W 230-515

Landfair

 

 

 

 

 

VII. Polity and Canon Law

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
W4204

Canon Law

 

 

 

J-Term

MWF 830-1115

Lagges

 

 

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

 

 

J-Term

MWF 800-1230, TR 800-11, W 130-330

TBA

R 230-530

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 800-1100

Bryant

G-ETS
40-678X

United Methodist Polity

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

Online

Fowler

 

 

 

Online

Fowler

ML
H349INT

Unitarian Universalist History and Polity

This course prepares students planning 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

Int & online

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Int & online

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

 

Tracy

 

 

NBTS
IN 302-OL

Baptist Polity and History

History, practices and principles of Baptist congregational life and mission. Focus is on the history, practices and polity of the American Baptist "Churches in the USA.

Online

Kent