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  • 28Aug 2017
    Beginning of fall Semester, 2017

    Fall Semester Begins!  Have you registered for your classes yet?

  • 10Oct 2017
    Spring 2018 Registration Open

    Spring registration is officially open!  If you already have a populi account, you can now go into your student account and register for spring classes.  If you have never taken a class with us but see something that looks interesting,…

  • 06Nov 2017
    Spiritual Life Forum

    Abiding in Christ: Deepening our Intimacy with Christ for the Sake of Others Do you desire to enter more deeply into the intimacy of knowing God, others, and the created world? Do you long to be invited on a spiritual…

  • 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, June 12th Urbana Seminary’s Provisions for Pastors will host its 6th annual forum…

Spring 2018 Courses

All classes are graduate level classes unless otherwise indicated. The Spring semester runs from Tuedsay, January 16, 2018 to Thursday, May 10, 208. There will be no classes the week of Spring Break, March 17-25.

BIBLICAL STUDIES

BL 611 120: Greek Exegetical Study: 1 Peter

  • Start date: January 16, 2018

An intensive study of the text of First Peter in the Greek New Testament. Consideration of the literary structure of the epistle, key theological themes, overall message, historical-cultural-religious backgrounds, literary features, and issues of authorship and date. Application of Greek exegetical method in the analysis of First Peter, with special attention given to employing Greek language skills in grammatical/syntactical analysis, lexical analysis, and textual criticism. Cross-listed as BI611 and BL611. Prerequisite: BL501-502 or knowledge of Biblical Greek.

  • Time: Tuesday ,5:00-8:30
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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BL 552: Classical Hebrew II

  • Start date: January 16, 2018

Second semester study of ancient Hebrew. Classical Hebrew I is a prerequisite.

  • Time: by arrangement with professor
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 740 400: The Land of Israel: Geography, History, Archaeology & Theology

  • Start date: January 17, 2018

Classroom study and interaction about geography, history, and excavated finds that illuminate the world of ancient Israel. Offered alongside an Israel trip.

  • Time: Wednesday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 605 155: Book of First Peter

  • Start date: January 16, 2018

A study of the New Testament Epistle of First Peter in English translation. Consideration of the literary structure of the epistle, key theological themes, overall message, historical-cultural-religious backgrounds, literary features, and issues of authorship and date. Application of exegetical method…

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:00-8:30
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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BI 502 100 New Testament Survey

  • Start date: January 18, 2018

An introduction to New Testament literature within the context of the Hellenistic-Roman world of the first century A.D. The course will consider the interpretation of various genres of material and will provide a survey of the individual books, their backgrounds and messages, and the culmination of redemption in the life and work of Jesus of Nazareth. Emphasis placed on the fulfillment of God’s mission by Christ and his church.

  • Time: Thursday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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CHRISTIAN HISTORY & THOUGHT

CT 520 100: Apologetics

A survey of Christian apologetics.

  • Time: weekend modular, Friday evening 6-9, Saturdays 9-4. Dates to be announced.
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CT 740 330: G. K. Chesterton: An Introduction

  • Start date: January 16, 2018

An introduction to one of the most influential Christian writers of the 20th Century.

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Melody Green
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CH 501 100 History of World Christianity II

  • Start date: January 18, 2018

general historical survey of the Christian movement from the Protestant Reformation to the present. Attention is given to movements, significant ideas, individuals, crises, institutions, and turning points in the development of Christianity during the Reformation and modern periods.

  • Time: Thursday, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Meadowbrook Community Church, Classroom
    Instructor: Joseph Thomas
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CT 502 – 100 Theology II

  • Start date: January 22, 2018

An overview of the Christian doctrines of the Holy Spirit, the work of Christ and salvation, the church as the Body of Christ, and the end times.

  • Time: Monday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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PRACTICAL MINISTRY

FE 101, 102, 103 Field Education

  • Start date: January 19, 2017

Each Master of Divinity student preparing for full-time ministry must be involved in the ministry of a local church (or, with approval from the Field Education director, a parachurch ministry) under the guidance of a mentor. This is to involve ongoing ministry in an area chosen by the student in collaboration with the mentor as well as exposure to a variety of areas of the ministry of the local congregation. The expected student commitment is 3-5 hours each week. An internship in a local church may fulfill this requirement.

  • Time: Thursday, January 23, March 20, May 8 12:00 - 1:00pm
    Credit: 0 hours
    Location: University Baptist Church
    Instructor: Brett Smith
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FE 500, 501 Field Education

  • Start date: January 16, 2018

A continuation of FE 101-102-103 with a commitment to an on-going ministry of 7-10 hours per week. Self-analysis in ministry and further integration of the student’s educational experiences with actual ministry opportunities. An internship in a local church may fulfill this requirement. Prerequisite: FE 101-102-103.

  • Time: Thuesday, January 16- May 10 12:00 - 1:00pm
    Credit: .5 hours
    Location: University Baptist Church
    Instructor: Brett Smith
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PM 605 – 200 Advanced Heart Motives Counseling

  • Start date: January 22, 2018

An advanced examination of counseling from the perspective of Heart Motives, with attention to the clinical and practical use of the theology and theory which underlies Heart Motives counseling. Prerequisite: PM 506 or permission from the instructor.

  • Time: Monday 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location:
    TBA
    Instructor: Min Chung
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PM 555 100 World Religions: Christian Missions and Evangelism

  • Start date: January 22, 2018

World Religions: Christian Missions and Evangelism will seek to to acquaint the student with the basic tenets of the major world religions though readings in the sacred texts as well as interaction with actual practitioners in order to make the Gospel relevant in our daily contacts

  • Time: Monday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Mike McQueen
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INTERDISCIPLINARY

GN 700 – 100 Integrative Senior Seminar

  • Start date: January 22, 2018

A synthesis of the student’s seminary studies with the goal of helping the student integrate the whole seminary experience into a more focused preparation for active vocational ministry, usually through a major research paper or practical project. Opportunity will be…

  • Time: Monday, 10:00 a.m.-11:30
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: University Baptist Church, second floor classroom
    Instructor: Brett Smith
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UNDERGRADUATE

REL 105 The Bible: The New Testament

  • Start date: January 18, 2018

This course transfers into state universities in Illinois due to an agreement with Parkland Community College.

  • Time: Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church, Fellowship Hall(downstairs)
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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