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Approaches to Christian Education

CE 837
Educational Ministry of the Church

An examination of key leaders, perspectives, and practices in Christian religious education in relationship to students' vocations and practices of educational leadership. The class explores contemporary scholarship in the field of Christian education as a ministry and academic discipline for discipleship and mission.

S:
T 2:30 PM-5:30 PM; Blended Synchronous - in-person and/or synchronous online
R Blount
2023 - 2024

Art, Architecture, and Aesthetics

LI641
Liturgy and Worship

The Sacramental signs that form the fundamentals medium for worship and its ritual elaboration are covered in this course. Liturgical art and architecture are understood as part of symbol system of the rite.

S:
Mon. 3-6:00pm
M. Raia
2023 - 2024

Biblical Aramaic

OT 7610
Hebrew Language

Reading of the Aramaic portions of Daniel 2-7 and Ezra 4-7 and comparison of Aramaic phonology, morphology, and syntax with Hebrew. May not be audited. Prerequisite: OT 5242.

S:
TR 1:30-2:45pm
Magary
2023 - 2024

Biblical Greek I

RHS 405
New Testament Greek

This course is an introduction to the vocabulary and syntax of New Testament Greek. It is designed to help students develop fundamental skills for reading the New Testament in its original language and deepen their linguistic and cultural sensibilities for biblical interpretation. Students will study a series of morphological and grammatical topics in Koine Greek and practice translating New Testament texts into English. This learning process will help them gain fresh insights into the historical and literary contexts of the New Testament and its theological forces. They will also explore how to preach on these ancient texts in diverse ministerial contexts.

F:
MW 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
Chrisida Anandan
2024 - 2025

Biblical Hebrew 2

BIBL-6101-01
Hebrew Language

This course continues to introduce the student to grammar and vocabulary through the translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew. It seeks to provide a beginning knowledge of the exegetical task and the tools to achieve it. Special emphasis is given to understanding Hebrew syntax literary techniques for interpretation and use of exegetical resources. The goal is to prepare students to do exegesis as part of the teaching and preaching ministries of a local pastor. Course is only graded pass/fail.

S:
T/TH 01:15PM 02:30PM
John Clayton
2023 - 2024

Biblical Hebrew 2

BIBL-6101-02
Hebrew Language

This course continues to introduce the student to grammar and vocabulary through the translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew. It seeks to provide a beginning knowledge of the exegetical task and the tools to achieve it. Special emphasis is given to understanding Hebrew syntax literary techniques for interpretation and use of exegetical resources. The goal is to prepare students to do exegesis as part of the teaching and preaching ministries of a local pastor. Course is only graded pass/fail.

S:
T/TH 01:15PM 02:30PM
John Clayton
2023 - 2024

Biblical/Theological Refection

DM 7045
Ministry Studies

The seminar requires participation in a career and personal assessment experience, designed to explore, within a spiritually sensitive context, the meaning and direction of one's life and ministry.

Su:
8:30-4:30
Nijay Gupta
2023 - 2024

Black Lives Matters Engages the Church

I 432
Religion and Society Studies
Su:
Wed: 6:00-8:50 pm; Sat: 8:30a-1 pm July 10.13, 17, 20
Reggie Williams
2023 - 2024

Call of the Wild

ML H415
American Church History

Call of the Wild examines the history of nature, ecology, and religion primarily in North America through nature writing, autobiographies, fiction, film, and essays. Some of the questions we consider are: What is nature? What is wilderness? How is our relationship with nature shaped by religion? What makes a place sacred? The course invites students into a deeper exploration of nature, religion, and place while attending to religion, race, gender, and class.

F:
Wednesdays 10 AM-Noon
Kirk
2024 - 2025

Career Counseling

518-001
Pastoral Care

This course will shed light on the value of the career counseling process by integrating career counseling theory, career inventories case studies, experiential learning and class discussion.

S:
W 4:15-6:45pm
Deborah Watson
2023 - 2024