Course Catalog for Academic Year 2017-2018

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


Biblical Studies

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

Bible for Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1145

Latkovich

CTU
B4306 A/B

Encountering the Bible Lands

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Online, Spring; B) Travel Seminar MAY

A/B) Brink

CTU
B4307

Toward a Biblical Theology of Friendship

Semester B

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Brink

CTU
BC4000 BC5000

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

 

R 9-1145

Nanko

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
PH 910

Methods, Approaches and Theories of Biblical Interpretation

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

TBA

Vena

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
PH 911

Explorations in Biblical Theology

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

C. Anderson

LSTC
RHS 301 A/B

Jesus within Judaism: Religious Heritage Scripture I

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

A) Rossing; B) Guffey

MTS
B 300

Introduction to Biblical Studies

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

M 6-850

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

CTU
B3000

Introduction to the Old Testament

 

Online

Barker

 

 

 

T 9-1145

Barker

G-ETS
BIBHB500

Introduction to Hebrew Bible

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

W 900-1200

TBA

 

 

 

A) R 630-930; X) Online

A) Duncan; X) Lester

II. Canonical Corpus

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
B4005

Book of Jeremiah

Prereq: Intro to OT

W 100-345

Barker

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4301

Old Testament Narrative Literature

Prereq: Intro to OT

 

 

 

 

 

W 700-945p

Barker

CTU
B4325

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

Prereq: Intro to OT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4326

Israel's Choice: The Book of Deuteronomy

Prereq Intro to OT

T 9-1145

Hoppe

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
BIBHB601

Pentateuch: Exodus

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 230-530

C. Anderson

G-ETS
BIBHB604

The Writings: Ecclesiastes

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930

Duncan

G-ETS
BIBHB650

Biblical Hermeneutics: Judges

Discussion of approaches to the use and interpretation of the Bible in the church. Topics vary from year to year and may focus on one of the testaments. Prereqs

R 800-1100

C. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 302

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

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

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

A) Klein; B) Adam; C) 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

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B5020

Biblical Hermeneutics

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 900-1145

Barker

G-ETS
BIBHB620

The Bible, the Church and HIV/AIDS

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

C. Anderson

LSTC
RHS 406 A/B

Israel's Prophets

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

A) TBA; B) Adam

IV. Hebrew Language

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTU
B3300

Biblical Hebrew

$850 fee

MTWR 400-445

Hoppe

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
BIBHB511

Elementary Hebrew I

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

W 900-1200

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
BIBHB512

Elementary Hebrew II

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

 

 

 

 

 

TR 100-220

TBA

LSTC
RHS 409

Hebrew Pericopes

 

T 1200-1250

TBA

 

 

 

M 1200-100

TBA

LSTC
RHS 411

Hebrew Exegesis I

 

TF 900-1100

Hiebert

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHS 488

Hebrew Exegesis II

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

 

 

 

 

 

TF 900-1100

TBA

MTS
B 321

Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis I

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

TF 9-1050

Hiebert, P

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 322

Introduction to Hebrew Exegesis II

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Hiebert, P



New Testament

I. Introductory

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 321

Interpreting the Gospels

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

T 630-930; Online (2 sections)

Yang

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B3001

Introduction to the New Testament

 

M 9-1145

Brink

 

 

 

T 7-945p

Nguyen

G-ETS
BIBNT500

Introduction to the New Testament

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

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

A) Yeo; X) Cosgrove

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

II. Books of the New Testament

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 325

Interpreting the Epistles

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 9-12; Online (2 sections)

Yang

CTU
B4324

Preaching and Teaching Paul

Prerq: Intro to NT

 

 

 

 

 

T 900-1145

Okorie

CTU
B4402

The Gospel of Mark

Prereq Intro to NT

W 9-1145

Brink

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B4407

Gospel According to John

Prereq: Intro to NT

 

 

 

 

 

R 9-1145

Nguyen

CTU
B4408

Acts of the Apostles

Prereq: Intro to NT

 

 

 

 

 

MW 700-1000p MAY

Nguyen

CTU
B4412

Portraits of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels

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

Online

Nguyen

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
BIBNT807

Romans

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

 

 

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-300

Yeo

LSTC
RHS 403

The Life and Letters of Paul

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

W 800-1100

Rossing

 

 

 

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

CTU
B4323

The Theological Vision of Paul the Apostle

Prereq: Intro to NT

W 700-945p

Senior

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
B5400

Intertestamental Literature

Prereqs Intro to OT & NT

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-345

Simkovich

CTU
C5004i

The Church and Indigenous Peoples

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

 

 

 

 

 

April 19-May 2; MAY

Andraos

G-ETS
BIBNT651

NT Topics: Kingdom of God in the Synoptic Gospels

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1200

Cosgrove

G-ETS
BIBNT881

Study Tour of the Holy Land

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

Dec 28, 2017-Jan 10, 2018

Yeo

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
B 439

Epistles of Paul

 

T 100-450

Tanzer

 

 

 

 

 

IV. New Testament Greek

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

G-ETS
BIBNT511

Elementary Biblical Greek I

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

TR 100-220

Vena

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
BIBNT512

Elementary Greek II

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

 

 

 

 

 

TR 100-220

Vena

G-ETS
BIBNT611

Intermediate Greek

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Lester

LSTC
RHS 405 A/C

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

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

A) MWR 100-215; C) Online

A) 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

CTU
DC5002

History of Religions and Comparative Theology

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

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Alexander

CTU
DC5003

History of Religions and Comparative Theology

Meets Spring Semester A

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Alexander

CTU
DC5004

History of Religions and Comparative Theology

Meets Spring Semester B

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Alexander

G-ETS
HIST 501

History of Christian Thought and Practice I

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

A) M 630-930; X) Online

A) Papandrea; X) TBA

 

 

 

A) T 230-530; X) Online

A) Papandrea; X) TBA

G-ETS
HIST 502 A/B/X

History of Christian Thought & Practice II

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

 

 

 

 

 

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

A) Johnson; B) TBA; X) Johnson

LSTC
RHTH 301 A/B

Religious Heritage: History and Theology I

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

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

A) Vethanayagamony; B) Westhelle

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H 300

History Survey I

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

W 6-9

Sawyer

 

 

 

 

 

MTS
H 301 A/B

History Survey II

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

MTS
H 340

Reading the Church Mothers and Fathers

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

 

 

J-Term

Evening

Sawyer

 

 

II. History of Particular Traditions

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
HT 320

Anglican and Episcopal History

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

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

Ferguson

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
RH 367

History and Polity of the United Church of Christ

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

 

 

J-Term

9-5

Thomas

Online

Thomas

CTU
C3000

World Christianity in Intercultural and Interreligious Perspectives

 

T 7-945p

Schroeder

 

 

 

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

1) Andraos; 2) Doi

CTU
C4003

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

 

T 1-345

Andraos, Haq, Simkovic

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
DENOM 600

United Methodist History

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

Online

TBA

 

 

 

Online

TBA

G-ETS
DENOM603

UM Studies: Wesley and the 19th Century

The foundational contribution of John Wesley to the history, doctrine and polity of Methodism. The Methodist tradition in the U.S. through the 19th century.

R 230-530

Bryant

J-Term

M-F 8-1230

Bryant

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 406

Grace Incarnate: The Lutheran Confessional Heritage

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

 

 

J-Term

M-F 9-4

Westhelle

M 800-1100

Hendel

LSTC
RHTH/CC 410

Indian Christianity in a Pluralistic Context: India Travel Seminar

 

 

 

J-Term

TBA

Vethanayagamony, Swanson

 

 

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

G-ETS
HIST 651

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

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

T 630-930p

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

V. Topics in Church History

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

CTS
RH 481

African American Religion

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 2-5

Speller

G-ETS
HIST 619

Early Christian Art

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

T 230-530

Papandrea

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
HIST 805

Christianity and Culture in the Early Church

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930p

Papandrea

LSTC
RHTH 302 A/B

Religious Heritage II: History and Theology II

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

A) Vethanayagamony; B) Westhelle

LSTC
RHTH/CC 501

Christian Mission and World Religions

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-400

Swanson

MTS
H/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

CTU
D3000

Fundamental Theology and Methods

 

M 7-945p

Horan

 

 

 

TR 900-1200 MAY

Horan

CTU
D4000

Survey of Systematic Theology

 

R 900-1145

Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4336

Theological Anthropology

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945p

Horan

CTU
DE5200

Methods in Theology and Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-345

Schreiter

CTU
L4001

Introduction to Latin

 

 

 

 

 

 

TR 600-900p MAY

Latham

CTU
MP3000

Theology and Practice of Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945p

Nanko

CTU
P2102

History of Modern Philosophy

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945p

Tverdek

CTU
P2220

Critical Thinking and Applied Logic

 

T 100-345

Tverdek

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
P2305

The Phenomenology of Religion

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-345

Stark

G-ETS
21-507

Christology - Theological Anthropology

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

F 1-9 & S 9-3

Joh

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
21-508

Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology

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

M 630-930p

Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
THEO 500

Introduction to Theology

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

T 630-930

Ray

 

 

 

A) W 915-1215; X) Online

A)Bedford; X) TBA

LSTC
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

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C4325

Introduction to Judaism

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW 100-400 MAY

Simkovich

CTU
D4017

Karl Barth and Thomas Aquinas: God in Act and Being

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 900-1145

Paeth

CTU
DSC4200/DSC5200

Sources and Methods in Latin@ Theology

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Nanko

LSTC
RHTH 503

Public Church II: Constructive Theology

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

T 630-930

Thomas; Staff

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 506

Transfiguring Luther: The Planetary Promise of Luther's Theology

 

M 800-1100

Westhelle

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 602

TBA: Graduate Theological Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930p

Westhelle

LSTC
RHTH/SF 502

Mystics

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 800-1100

Swanson

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

CTU
BD5510

Feminist Hermeneutics in Bible and Theology

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

T 100-345

Bevans, Reid

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4200

Christology

 

T 700-945p

Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
D4202

Ecclesiology and Mariology

 

W 9-1145

Sison

 

 

 

M 100-345

Ryan

CTU
DC4100

Trinity and Mission: The God of Jesus Christ

 

W 9-1145

Sison

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
DS4010

Theology and Spirituality of Religious Priesthood

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1145

Horan

CTU
MP4001

Current Trends in Theological Reflection

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online MAY

Zaker

G-ETS
THEO 665

Latinx Theologies in North America

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

W 915-1215

Bedford

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
THEO 810

Black and Womanist Theologies

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Ray

G-ETS
THEO 850 & A/C

Topics in Theology

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

F 915-1215

Bedford

 

 

 

A) R 230-530; C) TBA

A) Joh; B) Ray

LSTC
RHTH 407

Narratives of Resistance

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 630-930

Rodriguez

LSTC
RHTH 500

Advanced Arabic Readings

 

W 930-1050

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 507

Future of Creation (Senior Interdisciplinary Seminary)

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 630-930p

Schweitz

LSTC
RHTH/CC 601

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

 

M 630-930

Schweitz

 

 

 

 

 

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

CTU
E3000

Introduction to Moral Theology

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

W 700-945p

Wolfe

 

 

 

Online

Nothwehr

CTU
E4007

Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching

 

M 900-1145

Nothwehr

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
E4009

Moral Decision-Making

Meets Spring Semester B

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-345

Cimperman

CTU
P2402

Political Philosophy

 

R 100-345

Stark

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
22-506

Christian Moral Theology

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

T 800-1100

Waters

 

 

 

R 630-930p

Pieterse

LSTC
CC/RHTH 418

Christian Social Thought

 

W 800-100

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

CTU
C4014

Islam, Muslims and Islamophobia: a Catholic Response

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-1000p MAY

Alexander

CTU
DE4205/DE5205

Women in Theology and Ethics

 

W 100-345

Nothwehr

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
E4003

Social Analysis for Pastoral Praxis

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW 900-1200 MAY

Cimperman

CTU
E4008

Applied Ethics fore Ministry: Issues in Medical and Sexual Ethics

 

T 100-345

Wolfe

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
EH4210

Catholic Social Thought: Movements, Models and Martyrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 900-1145

Nothwehr

LSTC
CC/ML 410

From the Sanctuary to the Streets

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 800-1100

Perry

LSTC
CC/ML 503

Religious Responses to Environmental Injustice

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

T 100-400

Stewart

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 601

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

 

M 630-930pm

Schweitz

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
RHTH 409

Ethics Through Hispanic Eyes

Instruction in English with Bilingual Option.

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-400

Rodriguez

MTS
E 423

Boenhoeffer, Race and Christian Ethics

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

T 600-850

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

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C4316

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 700-945p

Strain

CTU
DS4017

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

 

M 700-945p

Cimperman

 

 

 

 

 



World Mission Studies

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
CC 450/660

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

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

 

 

J-Term

Jan 13-19 and Jun 2-8

Fout

 

 

CTU
C4311

Mission Integration

 

M 9-1145

Doi

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C4700 C5700

Praxis for Cross-Cultural Transformation

 

R 9-1145

Doi, Schroeder

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
CD5001

Inculturation: Theory and Methods

DMin and MA students only. Others by permission.

T 9-1145

Schreiter

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
CH4301/CH5301

Constants in Context: A Mission Theology for Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1145

Schroeder

G-ETS
CL 611

Empowering Congregations for Evangelism

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

 

 

J-Term

M-F 8-1230

Teasdale

 

 

G-ETS
THEO 540

Introduction to Global Christianity

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

T 800-1100

Pieterse

 

 

 

Online

Pieterse

LSTC
CC/RHTH 406

Christians and Muslims

 

R 100-400

Shelley

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 417

Christianity in Asia

 

R 800-1100

Vethanayagamony

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
CC/RHTH 501

Christian Mission and World Religions

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 100-400

Swanson, Ficca

LSTC
RHTH/CC 413

Muslims in America

Survey history of Muslims in America, the diversity of the current Muslim population, and how the Islamic faith has been understood and practiced by Muslim Americans. Limit: 15

 

 

 

 

 

F 900-400; 6 F TBA

Shelley

LSTC
RHTH/CC 604

Contemporary Theology of Mission: Graduate Mission Seminar

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 800-1100

Vethanayagamony



Ministry Studies

I. The Nature and Practice of Ministry

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
CC 560/660

Diversity and Context

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

 

 

J-Term

Jan 15-19

Law

 

 

BSSF
ML 575/675

Making Mission Possible in Tough Times

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

 

 

J-Term

Jan 8-12

Holding

 

 

CTS
LM 365

Global Sensitivity in Ministry

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

W 2-5 & online (2 sections)

Seo

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 405

Leading Congregations: Principles and Practice

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

Online

Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

CTS
LM 470

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Ministry Conference

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

 

 

 

 

 

Feb TBD

Staff

CTU
C5006

Community Organizing: Interreligious Perspective and Practice

 

T 7-945p

Hemphill, Alexander

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
C5008

Community Organizing: Project Practicum

C5006 must be taken first. Meets full semester.

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Hemphill, Alexander

CTU
EMP4001

Management and Leadership for Ministry: Ethical and Pastoral Considerations

Fulfills required MP4310a Leadership Skills Workshops

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400 MAY

Wolfe

CTU
MP3001

Pastoral Ministry in Ordinary Time

 

M 900-1145

DeLeon

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
MP5104

Pastoral Ministry with Contemporary Families

 

 

 

 

 

 

MT 900-1200 MAY

McClone

CTU
MPC4101/MPC5101

Pastoral Ministry in US Asian and Pacific Island Contexts

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945p

Doi

CTU
MPC4103/MPC5103

Pastoral Ministry in United States

Hispanic/Latino(a) Contexts

Online

Nanko

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
CL 510

Theology of Evangelism

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

Online

Teasdale

 

 

 

Online

Teasdale

G-ETS
CL 520

Church and Community

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

 

 

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-300 TBA

Cowser

G-ETS
INT 800

Seminar in Practical Theology

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

 

 

 

 

 

R 230-530

E. B. Anderson

LSTC
CC 301 A/B

Methods for Engaging a Public Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) T 100-400; B) W 800-1100

A) Thomas, Schweitz; B) TBA

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

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML/SF 403

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

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

 

 

J-Term

TBA M-F 9-4

Stewart

 

 

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.

`

 

 

 

 

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

Pickens

CTU
DS4210 DS5210

Reconciliation and Forgiveness

 

W 700-945pm

Schreiter

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S3000

Introduction to the Christian Spiritual Life

 

W 100-345

White

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S3001

Spiritual Companioning for Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345

Zaker

CTU
S5101

Foundations and Methods for the Study of Spirituality

 

W 900-1145

Horan

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
S5112

Spirituality and Health

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 700-945p

White

CTU
SC4002

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930p MAY

White

G-ETS
34-507

Spiritual Direction: Companionship

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

R 230-530

Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
34-602A/B,34-603A/B

Practicum/Supervision in Spiritual Direction/Companionship

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

A&B) TBA

Schmidt

 

 

 

A&B) TBA

Schmidt

G-ETS
CL 661

Introduction to the Study of Spirituality

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 230-530

Schmidt

LSTC
SF 301

Spiritual Formation I

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 100-400

TBA

LSTC
SF 599

Advanced Spiritual Formation

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 800-1100

TBA

LSTC
SF/RHTH 502

Mystics

 

 

 

 

 

 

R 800-1100

Swanson

NPTS
SPFM 5201-J

Journey: The Story of Our Lives

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

 

 

J-Term

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

Kogstad

 

 

NPTS
SPFM 5211

Intercultural Spirituality: Praying Together

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

 

 

 

 

 

R 130-345

Auger & TBD

NPTS
SPFM 6210

Discernment: Choosing Well

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

 

 

 

 

 

M 1100-1230

Kogstad

NPTS
SPFM 6220

Journaling: Reflecting on Our Story

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

 

 

 

 

 

Online

Cepero

NPTS
SPFM 7215

Prayer and Life in the Spirit (NCTI)

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBD

TBD

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

 

 

CTU
MP4307

Pastoral Ministry: Care, Counseling, Presence

 

W 900-1145

Chen-McClone

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
PCC 500

Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling

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

R 630-930

Hogue

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

G-ETS
PCC 800

Premarital, Marital and Family Counseling

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

T 630-930p

Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
PCC 819

Working Brain and Work of Theology

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

T 800-1100

Hogue

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
PCC 840

Psychology of Religion

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 900-1200

TBA

G-ETS
PCC 860

Psychopathology and Maladaptive Behavior in Parish/Counseling

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

R 230-530

Armstrong

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 406

Caring for the Dying and Bereaved

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

 

 

 

 

 

R 800-1100

Billman

LSTC
ML 508

Pastoral Ministry to Women and Femmes

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 630-930p

Billman

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

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W3000

Liturgy: Principles and Practices

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-345

McGowan

CTU
W4200

Initiation and Reconciliation

 

T 100-345

Fragomeni

 

 

 

W 900-1145

Crowley

CTU
W4201

Sacraments II: Eucharist and Sacramental Theology

 

R 900-1145

McCarron

 

 

 

Online

McGowan

CTU
W4207

Presiding 1

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

M 100-345

Fragomeni

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W4212

A Worshiping World: Liturgy, Culture, Context

 

M 700-945p

McCarron

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W4213

Presiding 2

Meets Spring Semester A

 

 

 

 

 

W 1-345

Fragomeni

CTU
W4215

Predicacion y Leccionario

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945p

Reid, DeLeon

CTU
W4216

Marriage and Annointing of the Sick

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 900-1200 MAY

Fragomeni

CTU
W4217

Worship with Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW 600-900p MAY

McGowan

CTU
W5227

Shaping Places for Worship

 

Online

Crowley

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W5230

Liturgical Methods

 

W 100-345

McCarron

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
WS4100

Liturgy, Contemplation and Mission: Ecclesial Spirituality

Highly recommended to have had Spirituality and Liturgy courses.

T 900-1145

Ostdiek

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
WS5001

Liturgical Foundations for Spirituality

 

 

 

 

 

 

M 900-1145

Ostdiek

G-ETS
LTRGY510

United Methodist Worship: Theory and Practice

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

R 230-530

Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
LTRGY511

Worship in Ecumenical Perspective

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

TBA

G-ETS
LTRGY665

Congregational Song

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

 

 

J-term

M-F 100-500

E.B. Anderson

 

 

G-ETS
LTRGY672

Sacred Music Colloquium 3

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

Online

E. B. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
LTRGY673

Sacred Music Colloquium 4

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

 

 

 

 

 

Online

E.B. Anderson

G-ETS
LTRGY810

Liturgical Theology

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

T 230-530

E. B. Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 405

The Sacramental Landscape: An Introduction to Worship

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

 

 

 

 

 

T 100-400

Stewart

LSTC
ML/CC 411

Hymnody and the Life of Faith

 

 

 

J-Term

M-F 9-4

Hampton

 

 

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

 

 

CTU
W4205

Lay Leadership of Prayer and Preaching

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

T 700-945p

Crowley

 

 

 

M 100-345

McCarron

CTU
W4209

Preaching I

Should be taken in Spring semester of second year.

W 900-1145

Fragomeni

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W4214

Preaching II

Meets Spring Semester B

 

 

 

 

 

W 100-345 Spring; R 900-1200 MAY

DeLeon, Spring; Fragomeni MAY

CTU
W5003

Theology of Word and Sacrament

 

M 100-345

McGowan

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
WMP4000

Communication Skills for Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 700-945

Crowley

G-ETS
LTRGY607

Advanced Preaching

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

M 630-930

Brooks

 

 

 

 

 

LSTC
ML 403

Encountering the Living Word: An Introduction to Preaching

Plenary and lab; limit 18 - 6 students per lab

M 800-930 + lab

Beckmann

 

 

 

M 800-930 + lab

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

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W5001

Catechesis/Religious Education in the Worshiping Community

 

 

 

 

 

 

T 900-1145

McCarron

G-ETS
CE 502

Teaching for Biblical Faith

Exploration of the role of the Bible in Christian education and faith development. Attention to approaches to teaching the Bible. Project-focused course with peer teaching practicum.

 

 

 

 

 

T 230-530

TBA

G-ETS
CE 510

Introduction to Youth Ministry

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

 

 

 

 

 

F 100-900 & S 900-300

Blount

G-ETS
CE 520

Educating Christians for Social Change

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

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

Lee

 

 

 

 

 

G-ETS
CE 850

Seminar in Christian Education

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

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

Blount

 

 

 

R 230-530

Blount

LSTC
ML 404

Teaching Disciples: Introduction to Religious Education

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

 

 

 

 

 

W 800-1100

Wenderoth

LSTC
ML 601

Pedagogy Seminar for ThM/PhD Students

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

 

 

J-Term

M-F 9-4

Wenderoth

 

 

MTS
MED 403

Teaching Disciples: Introduction to Religious Education

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

 

 

 

 

 

TBA

Wenderoth

VII. Polity and Canon Law

Sch/Cs #

Title/Description

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

BSSF
ML 335

Canon Law

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

Online; Beginning Sept 5, new lessons each week

Wondra

 

 

 

 

 

CTU
W4204

Canon Law

 

 

 

 

 

 

MW 100-400 MAY

Lagges

G-ETS
DENOM601

United Methodist Doctrine

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

Online

TBA

 

 

 

Online

TBA

G-ETS
DENOM602

United Methodist Polity

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

Online

TBA

 

 

 

Online

TBA

G-ETS
DENOM604

UM Studies: 20th Century to Present

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

 

 

J-Term

M-F 800-1230

Bryant

TBA

Bryant

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