Course Catalog for Academic Year 2017-2018

School
Bexley Seabury Seminary Federation (BSSF)
Catholic Theological Union (CTU)
Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS)
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (GETS)
Lutheran School of Theology (LSTC)
McCormick Theological Seminary (MTS)
Meadville Lombard Theological School (ML)
North Park Theological Seminary (NPTS)
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS)
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS)
Univ. of St Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary (USML/MS)
Fall
September 5
September 14
September 5
September 6
September 5
September 5
 
 
September 26
August 24
August 23
Winter
January 8
 
January 2
January 9
January 8
January 8
 
 
January 9
January 3
N/A
Spring
February 5
January 3
February 5
January 30
January 29
February 5
 
 
April 3
January 11
January 10


Biblical Studies

Sch/Cs # Title/Description FALL WINTER SPRING
MTS
B 300

Introduction to Biblical Studies

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

M 6-850

Davidson, Tanzer

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 421

Jeremiah

 

W 900-1150

Davidson

 

 

 

 

 



Old Testament

I. Introductory

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 301

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible

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

T 9-12; Online (2 sections)

Stone

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
RH 302

Interpreting the Hebrew Bible II

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5 & Online (2 sections)

Mikva

II. Canonical Corpus

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

LSTC
RHS 302

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

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

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

A) Klein; B) Adam; C) TBA

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 602

Old Testament Graduate Biblical Seminar: Advanced Exegesis

Course is one in a sequence of 6 (Th.M.) or 12 (Ph.D.) Fall: Love Your Neighbor; Spring: Psalms.

M 100-400

Adam

 

 

 

M 100-400

Adam

III. Topics in Old Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 409

Journey to Israel and Palestine

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

 

 

J-term

January (12 days)

Mikva

 

 

CTS
RH 421

Living, Breathing Judaism

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

Online

Mikva

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Hebrew Language

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

LSTC
RHS 409

Hebrew Pericopes

 

T 1200-1250

TBA

 

 

 

M 1200-100

TBA

LSTC
RHS 411

Hebrew Exegesis I

 

TF 900-1100

Hiebert

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 321

Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis I

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

TF 9-1050

Hiebert, P

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 322

Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis II

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Hiebert, P



New Testament

I. Introductory

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 321

Interpreting the Gospels

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

T 630-930; Online (2 sections)

Yang

 

 

 

 

 

II. Books of the New Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 325

Interpreting the Epistles

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12; Online (2 sections)

Yang

LSTC
RHS 403

The Life and Letters of Paul

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

W 800-1100

Rossing

 

 

 

C) Online

C) Blanton

LSTC
RHS 601

NT Graduate Biblical Seminar

Fall: Advanced Exegesis. Spring: Ecological Hermeneutics: For the Healing of the World

T 100-400

Rossing

 

 

 

T 100-400

Rossing

MTS
B 450

The Gospels

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

III. Topics in New Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 532

Postcolonialism and Biblical Interpretation

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

M 2-5

Yang

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
RH 533

Feminist Theory and Biblical Interpretation

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 9-12

Yang

MTS
B 439

Epistles of Paul

 

T 100-450

Tanzer

 

 

 

 

 

IV. New Testament Greek

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

LSTC
RHS 405 A/C

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

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

A) MWR 100-215; C) Online

A) TBA; C) TBA

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 410

Greek Pericopes

 

M 1200-1250

TBA

 

 

 

T 1200-100

TBA

LSTC
RHS 501

Advanced Greek Readings

 

R 930-1050

Krentz

 

 

 

R 930-1050

TBA

MTS
B 324

Introduction to Greek Exegesis I

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

MR 900-1050

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 325

Introduction to Greek Exegesis II

Completes introductiion to Greek begun in B 324

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Tanzer



Historical Studies

I. Introductory

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 344

History of Christian Thought

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

W 9-12 & Online (2 sections)

Speller & Stewart

 

 

 

Online

Speller & Stewart

LSTC
RHTH 301 A/B

Religious Heritage: History and Theology I

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

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

A) Vethanayagamony; B) Westhelle

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H 300

History Survey I

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

W 6-9

Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H 301 A/B

History Survey II

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

MTS
H 340

Reading the Church Mothers and Fathers

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

 

 

J-Term

Evening

Sawyer

 

 

II. History of Particular Traditions

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
HT 320

Anglican and Episcopal History

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

Sep 15-16 Oct 13-14 Nov 10-11

Ferguson

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
RH 367

History and Polity of the United Church of Christ

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

 

 

J-Term

9-5

Thomas

Online

Thomas

MTS
H/T 402

Reformed Tradition

This course explores the history and theology of the Reformed tradition with a view to understanding its origins and development and its contemporary manifestations, especially in tehe PC(USA).

T 100-350

Case-Winters, Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

III. History-Individuals

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

IV. American Church History

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 485

Religion in North America

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 2-5; Online (2 sections)

Speller

V. Topics in Church History

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 481

African American Religion

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5

Speller

MTS
H/M/WP 334

Protest, Petition, Praise: Prayers of the People

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Sawyer



Theological Studies

I. Introductory and Foundational

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
TEC 307

Systematic Theology

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-930; Online (2 sections)

Terrell

LSTC
RHTH 507

Theological Hermeneutics

 

W 630-930pm

Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
I 311

Academic Research and Writing

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Worley, Sawyeer

MTS
T 300

Introduction to Christian Theology

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 6-9

Case-Winters, Cathey

NPTS
THEO 5110, 1, & I

Christian Theology

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

 

 

 

 

 

1) TR 930-1045; I) Online

Clifton-Soderstrom

II. Particular Individuals or Traditions

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
HT 340

Anglican Theology and Ethics

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Fout

BSSF
HT 559

Topics in Anglican Theology: Rowan Williams and Sarah Coakley

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

Sept 29-30, Oct 27-28, Dec 8-9

Fout

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 503

Public Church II: Constructive Theology

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

T 630-930

Thomas; Staff

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 506

Transfiguring Luther: The Planetary Promise of Luther's Theology

 

M 800-1100

Westhelle

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
T 495

Reinhold Niebuhr

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

 

 

 

 

 

M-R 6-850; No class Memorial Day

Cathy

MTS
T/H 402

Reformed Tradition

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

T 1-350

Case-Winters, Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

III. Topics in Theology

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
HT 446

Baptismal Ecclesiology

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

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

Team

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 395

Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Introduction to Interfaith Engagement

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

 

 

 

 

 

Hybrid

Mikva

CTS
TEC 414

Theology of Art

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

T 630-930

Seo

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
TEC 509

Proto-Womanist Thought

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 2-5

Terrell

CTS
TEC 517

African American Political Theology

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-930

Ringer

LSTC
RHTH 500

Advanced Arabic Readings

 

W 930-1050

Swanson

 

 

 

T 930-1100

Swanson

LSTC
RHTH 608

Mission and Violence: The Conquest of America

 

T 800-1100

Rodriguez

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 406

Christians and Muslims

 

R 100-400

Shelley

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 414

Black Lives Matter: Theological Anthropology

 

T 130-430

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 417

Christianity in Asia

 

R 800-1100

Vethanayagamony

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 418

Christian Social Thought

 

W 800-1100

Perry

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH/CC 601

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

 

M 630-930

Schweitz

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
I 302

Leadership Amidst Diversity

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Team

MTS
M 433

Pastoral Theology of Hope

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Rosewall

MTS
T 400

Religion and Science

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-450 or R 9-1150

Case-Winters, Eastwood

MTS
T 449

God and Nature

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

W 9-1150

Case-Winters

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
THEO 5140-1

Advanced Seminar: Thought of Wendell Berry

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-915

Phelan

NPTS
THEO 6355

Worship Arts

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-915

Bjorlin



Ethical Studies

I. Moral Theology

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
TEC 321

Christian Ethics

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 9-12; Online (2 sections)

Ringer

LSTC
CC/RHTH 418

Christian Social Thought

 

W 800-100

Perry

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
E 300

Introduction to Christian Ethics

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Williams

II. Topics in Ethics

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
HT 445

Faith and Life Together: Ecumenism and Ethics

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Wondra

LSTC
CC/ML 503

Religious Responses to Environmental Injustice

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

T 100-400

Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 601

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

 

M 630-930pm

Schweitz

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
E 423

Boenhoeffer, Race and Christian Ethics

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

T 600-850

Willaims

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
E/M 308

Sexual and Domestic Violence

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

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Davis

 

 

MTS
E/MED 401

Culture, Race and Privilege

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

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Williams

 

 



Religion and Society Studies

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
TEC 445

Contemporary Theology of Culture

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

 

 

J-Term

M-F 9-5

Seo

 

 

CTS
TEC 447

Public Witness of Michael Eric Dyson

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

W 9-12

Ringer

 

 

 

 

 



World Mission Studies

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
CC 450/660

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

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

 

 

J-Term

Jan 13-19 and Jun 2-8

Fout

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 406

Christians and Muslims

 

R 100-400

Shelley

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 417

Christianity in Asia

 

R 800-1100

Vethanayagamony

 

 

 

 

 



Ministry Studies

I. The Nature and Practice of Ministry

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
CC 560/660

Diversity and Context

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

 

 

J-Term

Jan 15-19

Law

 

 

BSSF
ML 575/675

Making Mission Possible in Tough Times

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

 

 

J-Term

Jan 8-12

Holding

 

 

CTS
LM 365

Global Sensitivity in Ministry

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

W 2-5 & online (2 sections)

Seo

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 405

Leading Congregations: Principles and Practice

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

Online

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 470

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Ministry Conference

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

 

 

 

 

 

Feb TBD

Staff

LSTC
CC 401

Public Church Fellows

 

T 500-600 TBA

James

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 301

Ministerial Leadership I

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

T 800-1100

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 303

Ministerial Leadership II: Ministry in Context

 

R 400-600

Baeder

 

 

 

R 400-600

Baeder

LSTC
ML 410

Focused Topics in Pastoral Care

 

F 900-400 meets 6 Fridays

Billman

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML/CC 503

Religious Responses to Environmental Injustice

 

T 100-400

Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
I 301

Pilgrimage in Faithfulness

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

T 500-900

Team

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
I 457

Environmental Leadership and Ministry

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

 

 

 

 

 

May 23-26

Hiebert, Case-Winters

MTS
MIN 404

Reflection on the Practice of Ministry

Two-course sequence in conjunction with field placement helps students develop their own voice as ministers and integrate various aspects of ministerial identity including: theology, spirituality, ministerial skills and professional development.

M 6-850

Lindstrom, Team

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MIN 405

Reflection on the Practice of Ministry

See MIN 404

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Lindstrom, Team

MTS
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 6-9

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MUM 303

Accompaniment

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

W 6-850

Pagan-Banks

 

 

 

 

 

NPTS
MNST 6165

Leading Healthy Missional Change

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

 

 

 

 

 

March 13-17, 830-500

Wenrich

NPTS
MNST 6266

Church Planting Ecclesiology

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Rah, Severson

NPTS
MNST 7190-1

Special Topics in Ministry : Missional Preaching

Course will focus on various special topics in ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Tizon

II. Spirituality and Spiritual Direction

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
PSF 302

Anglican Spirituality and Ethos

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

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

Pickens

NPTS
SPFM 5201-J

Journey: The Story of Our Lives

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

 

 

J-Term

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

Kogstad

 

 

NPTS
SPFM 5211

Intercultural Spirituality: Praying Together

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

 

 

 

 

 

R 130-345

Auger & TBD

NPTS
SPFM 6210

Discernment: Choosing Well

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 1100-1230

Kogstad

NPTS
SPFM 6220

Journaling: Reflecting on Our Story

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

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Cepero

NPTS
SPFM 7215

Prayer and Life in the Spirit (NCTI)

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBD

TBD

III. Pastoral Care

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
LM 331

Introduction to Pastoral Care

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

W 630-930

Butler

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 395

Introduction to Chaplaincy Studies

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

T 9-12

Moon

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 437

Moral Injury and Recovery

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

 

 

J-Term

M-F 9-5

Moon

 

 

MTS
M/E 308

Sexual and Domestic Violence

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

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Davis

 

 

MTS
MPC 411

Pastoral Care with Today's Families

Course will introduce the use of family systems theory, genograms, couple development (pre-marital counseling), social context and pastoral assessment to minister to couples and families with multifaceted relationships.

R 6-850

Rosewall

 

 

 

 

 

IV. Liturgy and Worship

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
ML 301

Anglican Liturgy and Music: Development and Theology

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

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

DeLisio, Seifert

 

 

 

 

 

BSSF
ML 302

Angican Liturgy and Music: Theology and Practice

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

Seifert, Conrado

CTS
LM 415

Ritual Studies

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

Online

Haldeman

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 481

Marriage: Rites and Wrongs

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

Online

Haldeman

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
M/WP/H 334

Prayers of the People

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Sawyer

MTS
MWP 451

Worship and Sacraments in the Reformed Tradition

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Dominsky

V. Preaching and Communication

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
ML 332/ML 632

The Art of Preaching

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

 

 

J-Term

Jan 22-26

Dally

 

 

LSTC
ML 403

Encountering the Living Word: An Introduction to Preaching

Plenary and lab; limit 18 - 6 students per lab

M 800-930 + lab

Beckmann

 

 

 

M 800-930 + lab

TBA

MTS
MWP 328

Preaching as Celebration

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

 

 

J-Term

830-400 TBA

Thomas

 

 

VI. Educational Ministry of the Church

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
LM 422

Christian Education in a Multicultural World

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

Mon 2-5

Speller

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MED 403

Teaching Disciples: Introduction to Religious Education

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Wenderoth

VII. Polity and Canon Law

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
ML 335

Canon Law

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

Online; Beginning Sept 5, new lessons each week

Wondra

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
MPL 307

Polity and Worship in the PC (USA)

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

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Cary