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  • 06Feb 2018
    Taste of Seminary: Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Limits of Self-Determination

    aste of Seminary Spring Series. Physician-Assisted Suicide and the Limits of Self-Determination – Dr. Todd Daly The notion that we should be able to die “on our own terms” and enlist the help of physicians to bring about our own…

  • 13Feb 2018
    Taste of Seminary: C. S. Lewis’s Big Ideas

    C.S. Lewis’ Big Ideas Dr. Melody Green C. S. Lewis is quite possibly the most frequently quoted Christian writer today—many seem to think that quoting him lends a certain gravitas to what they are saying. But individual quotes are often…

  • 20Feb 2018
    Taste of Seminary: Strategic Pause: Soul Rest according to the Psalms

    Strategic Pause: Soul Rest according to the Psalms Dr. Peter Spychala The demands of our 24-7, ever-connected, always-on, frenetic world can easily whither and unsettle the soul. The Psalms invite us to quiet rest in God (YHWH), allowing us to…

  • 26Feb 2018
    Preaching Forum

    Provisions for Pastors’ Sixth Preaching Forum “Preaching the Sinews of Scripture:  Jonathan Edwards and the Preaching of the Word” Dr. Doug Sweeney, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School On Monday, February 26,  Urbana Seminary’s Provisions for Pastors will host its 6th annual forum on…

  • 27Feb 2018
    Taste of Seminary: A Genocidal God?

    Dr. Todd Daly The Old Testament contains several passages where God commands the annihilation of an entire people groups—men, women, children, and animals. These divinely-sanctioned instances of ‘violence against the innocent’ seem to run contrary to other Old Testament passages…

Summer 2018 Courses

Thinking about taking a seminary class? The summer is an awesome time to try it out! All of our classes can be taken for credit, audit, or CEUs. All classes are graduate level classes unless otherwise indicated. Summer classes have varying start and end dates; you will want to pay attention to the schedule of the class(es) you are interested in. There will be no classes the week of the fourth of July. We would love to have you join us!


BI 740 250 Sermon on the Mount, Virtue Ethics, and Human Flourishing

  • Start date: June 5, 2018

A study of the message, structure, backgrounds, and key theological themes of the Sermon on the Mount in English translation. The moral vision of the Sermon will be examined from a virtue ethics perspective. Special attention is given to the Sermon’s vision of happiness, a robust human flourishing informed by the Jewish wisdom tradition.

  • Time: Tuesday 6:00-8:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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CT 740 210 The Doctrine of Election

  • Start date: May 21, 2018

The doctrine of election as it relates to salvation, tracing its development from Augustine, through the Middle Ages, to the Reformation up to current times. Students will be exposed to the writings of key figures as well as contemporary writings by those on both sides of the debate.

  • Time:Monday, May 21st (6-9 PM) Friday, June 1 (6-9 PM) Saturday, June 2 (9 AM-3 PM) Monday, June 4 (6-9 PM)
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CT 740 360: The Christian Vision of Madeleine L’Engle

  • Start date: June 14, 2018

Madeleine L’Engle was a very popular children’s author in the twentieth century, but she wrote more than 80 books in a wide variety of genres. In this class we will explore how L’Engle’s Christian faith shaped and is reflected in her writing in a variety of genres. The class will look at some of her best-known works across a variety of genres. We will also discuss film interpretations of her best-known book, A Wrinkle in Time, looking at how the worldview has been changed, and why it matters.

  • Time: Thursday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Melody Green
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