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Events

  • Spring Break

    Offices will be closed March 18-26.  We will reopen on the 27th.

  • 08May 2017
    Final Exams

    Finals will be administered between May 8-May 11

  • 10Jun 2017
    Oriental Institute Tour

      Have you ever wanted to get to know the world of the Bible better? Well, you can!  The University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute houses a collection of artifacts from ancient Israel, Assyria, Canaan, Egypt, and Babylon, and once a…

  • 12Jun 2017
    Preaching Forum

    Provisions for Pastors’ Sixth Annual 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…

Upcoming courses--Fall 2017

All classes are graduate level classes unless otherwise indicated. The Fall semester runs from Monday, August29, 2017 to Thursday, December 22, 2017. There will be no classes the week of Thanksgiving.

BIBLICAL STUDIES

BL 622 200 Greek Readings

  • Start date: August 29, 2017

Readings of Selected portions of the Greek New Testament from Mark, John, and other Biblical authors.  Requires completion of BL501-502 New Testament Greek 1 & 2 or reading knowledge of Greek. Bookstore:  http://astore.amazon.com/urbantheols0f-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=50  

  • Time: Tuesday, 4:00-5:30
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location:Grace community Church Foyer
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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BL 551 Classical Hebrew 1

  • Start date: August 28, 2017

An introduction to the classical Hebrew language.  Emphasis will be placed on acquisition of basic vocabulary, nouns, adjectives, and the strong verb.

  • Time:Monday, Thursday, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Staff
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BI 740 200 Women Then and Now: Roles, Ministry, and Identity

  • Start date: August 30, 2017

A readings seminar course to consider the topic of women in the Biblical world and today: their identity as created in the image of God and implications; women’s roles in society, involvement in Christian ministry in the church and world;…

  • Time: Wednesday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church, Discipleland
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 510 200 Inductive Bible Study

  • Start date: August 29, 2017

A survey of the steps and methods of systematic personal Bible Study by incorporating practice in using these methods with biblical texts.   Bookstore:  http://astore.amazon.com/urbantheols0f-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=37 A study packet that will be available from Dr. Cuffey will also be required.  …

  • Time: Tuesday, 12:00-2:00 p.m.
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Windsor Road Christian Church, Room 106
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 502 100 Old Testament Survey

  • Start date: August 31, 2017

An introduction to the literature of the Old Testament/Hebrew bible within the context of the history of Israel and the ancient Near East. The course will consider the interpretation of varied genres and will provide a survey of the individual…

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

CT 501 100 Theology 1

  • Start date: August 28, 2017

Theology 1 is an overview of the Christian doctrines of revelation, scripture, God the Father, Christ the Son and the incarnation.

  • Time: Monday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CT 740 355 What’s a Christian to Do with Harry Potter?

  • Start date: August 29, 2017

Harry Potter has now been around for twenty years, and while some Christians condemn the books as evil, or even satanic, others praise them for their good Christian values.  This class will look at the issues involved in this controversy, exploring the ways people come to these two different conclusions.  Theology, history, even an exploration of how language works are all topics that will come into play.  The class will require reading (or having read) all seven Harry Potter books, as well as other materials. http://astore.amazon.com/urbantheols0f-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=46

  • 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 1

  • Start date: August 31, 2017

A General Historical Survey of the Christian movement from its inception through the Medieval period.  Particular attention is given to significant ideas, individuals, movements, crises, and institutions in the rise and development of Christianity prior to the Protestant Reformation. Bookstore:  http://astore.amazon.com/urbantheols0f-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=49    

  • Time: Thursday, 2:00-5:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Joe Thomas
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CT 510 100 Christian Ethics

  • Start date: September 8, 2017

An introduction to the principles and practice of Christian ethics that examines biblical and philosophical questions surrounding the establishment of ethics, and the role of scripture in ethical reflection and character formation as it relates to contemporary cultural issues and moral problems.  

  • Only meets four weekends:
    Dates: September 8 & 9; October 13 & 14; November 10-11; December 1-2Time: Friday, 6:00-9:30; Saturday, 9:00-4:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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PRACTICAL MINISTRY

PM 555 100 World Religions: Christian Missions and Evangelism

  • Start date: August 28, 2017
  • Time: Monday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church, Discipleland
    Instructor: Mike McQueen
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PM 557 100 Intro to Heart Motives Counseling

  • Start date: August 28, 2017

An introduction to the field of counseling from a directly Biblical perspective.  Attention will be given to the biblical framework and foundations for counseling.  Attention will also be given to basic approaches and theories along with practical implementation.    

  • Time: Monday, 6:30-9:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church, Fellowship Hall
    Instructor: Min Chung
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FM 502 100 Spiritual Formation and Discipleship

  • Start date: August 29, 2017

An exploration of the dynamics of the spiritual life as well as the process of spiritual growth.  This will lead to personal assessment of the student’s character, temperament, gifts, and other traits relevant to ministry. Emphasis will be placed both on personal spiritual formation of the student as well as on guiding and counseling others in spiritual formation.  Students will explore a scriptural approach to discipleship, as well as various spiritual disciplines, including prayer, meditation, and reading of scripture. Bookstore: http://astore.amazon.com/urbantheols0f-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=51  

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Grace Community Church, Foyer
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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PM 503 100 Biblical Preaching: Theory and Practice

  • Start date: August 30, 2017

Fall 2017 Biblical Preaching Syllabus  A basic course in the principles of biblical preaching and sermon construction designed to introduce the student to the purpose, nature, types, and techniques of preparing and communicating the sermon to contemporary people and society.  An emphasis is placed on preparing sermons based on biblical integrity and structural soundness.  The student will deliver several sermons for evaluation in delivery style, development, and skills. Bookstore:  http://astore.amazon.com/urbantheols0f-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=48

  • Time: Wednesday, 12:00-3:30
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Windsor Road Christian Church
    Instructor: Randy Boltinghouse
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INTERDISCIPLINARY

GN 500 100 Intro to Graduate Research

  • Start date: September 16, 2017

An introduction to the nature of graduate research, the methods used in conducting research, strategies for writing, and resources and tools used in conducting graduate-level research.  Required of all incoming students in all programs.

  • Time: Saturday, September 16, 9:00-4:00
    Credit:pass/fail
    Location: University Baptist Church
    Instructors: Kenneth Cuffey, Peter Spychalla, Melody Green
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UNDERGRADUATE

REL 104 100 The Bible: The Hebrew Scriptures (The Old Testament)

  • Start date: August 31, 2017
  • Time: Thursday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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