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  • 21Jan 2020
    Spring Semester

    Classes for spring semester will start Tuesday, January 21st, following observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 20nd.

  • 04Feb 2020
    Taste of Seminary: Prayer as a Battle with Mike McQueen

    February 4: Prayer as a Battle Dr. Mike McQueen An investigation of how prayer strengthens our self-defense against the enemy, and how God uses the prayers of the weakest saints to accomplish His purposes in the Kingdom. Time:  7:00-8:30 Presenter:…

  • 11Feb 2020
    Taste of Seminary: How to Read—and How Not to Read—the Bible with Ken Cuffey

    February 11: How to Read—and How Not to Read—the Bible Dr. Ken Cuffey How can we read a text written by people long ago in an unfamiliar culture, making sure we hear God speaking through its words? By examining how…

  • 17Feb 2020
    Eighth Annual Preaching Forum: Preaching with Cultural Intelligence

    Preaching with Cultural Intelligence Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (registration, coffee, and snacks begin at 8:30 am) Location: Windsor Road Christian Church Cost: $25 Featuring Matthew D. Kim, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Preaching and…

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring courses start the week of January 20, 2020, and finals week ends May 15. All of our classes can be taken for credit, audit, or CEUs. All classes are graduate level classes unless otherwise indicated; the add/drop date is two weeks after the semester starts. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to e-mail mgreen@urbanatheologicalseminary.org. More courses will be added soon. We hope you can join us!

BIBLICAL STUDIES

BI 601 100: How to Understand the Bible: Hermeneutics

  • Start date: January 22, 2020

How can I read the Bible and really understand what it says?

A survey of principles for and issues in interpretation of the Bible. Special emphasis on the history of interpretation, meaning and intention, genre analysis, the use of linguistics in Biblical interpretation, and coherence analysis. Course will explore the major methodologies and resources available as aids to Biblical interpretation, as well as issues arising in understanding Scripture, such as fulfillment of prophecy.

  • Time: Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 502 100: New Testament Survey

  • Start date: January 23, 2020

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: Twin City Bible Church
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BL 502 100: New Testament Greek II

  • Start date: January 22, 2020

A continuation of the introduction to the Koine Greek language with emphasis on vocabulary, syntax, the verbal system, and reading in the Greek text. Prerequisite: BL 501 or its equivalent. This course offers graduate credit for students in programs other than the M.Div. degree.

  • Time: Monday/Wednesday 4:10-5:40 p.m.
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Grace Community Church
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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CHRISTIAN HISTORY & THOUGHT

CT 740 345: Imaginative Apologetics

  • Start date: January 31, 2020

While classical apologetics presents rational arguments for believing, imaginative apologetics (also called “cultural apologetics”) uses story to give context to the same concepts. While the term is new, the concept is not: Jesus used “imaginative apologetics” when telling parables. In this class we will look at works by recent scholars explaining what imaginative apologetics is, how it works and why it matters. We will also look at writings by twentieth century authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis who laid the groundwork for the study of Imaginative apologetics and examine stories that have been written for this purpose, applying these theories to the texts.

  • Only meets four weekends:
    Dates: Jan 31-Feb 1, Mar 6-7, Apr 17-18, May 1-2
    Time: Friday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBD
    Instructor: Melody Green
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CH 740 300: Bonhoeffer: Costly Community

  • Start date: January 21, 2020

The life and thought of Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been celebrated in countless writings, biography and film. His inspirational life and profound theological insight into the disciple’s call to follow Christ and the idolatry of unchecked government power make his work timeless. Bonhoeffer: Costly Community will explore the interrelationship between Bonhoeffer’s life and thought and its importance for today.

  • Time: Tuesday 6:30pm - 8:30pm; except for 5 weeks with Saturday morning lectures
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Windsor Road Christian Church
    Instructor: Joseph Thomas
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CT 740 310: C. S. Lewis

  • Start date: January 21, 2020

An overview of the writings of one of the most influential writers in western Christianity during the twentieth century, C. S. Lewis. This class will focus on themes that most heavily shaped his work, as well as the various genres in which he worked, including fantasy, science fiction, theology, apologetics, poetry and even a little of his literary theory.

Please note this class will be held in Bloomington, IL.

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Bloomington Evangelical Free Church (Bloomington, IL)
    Instructor: Melody Green
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CT 620 100: Christian Bioethics

  • Start date: January 24, 2020

Our increasing technological powers over nature are continuing to reshape the discipline of medicine in ways that could scarcely have been foreseen a century ago. Christian Bioethics is concerned with addressing these, and related issues concerning medicine, the human body, and flourishing in light of the birth, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. In this course we will survey the history of medicine and the Christian contribution to it while learning to make biblically-informed, theologically sound judgments about medical and moral issues at the edges of life, human identity, justice, and well-being.

  • Only meets four weekends:
    Dates: Jan 24-25, Feb 21-22, Apr 3-4, May 1-2
    Time: Friday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: University Baptist Church
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CT 502 100: Theology II

  • Start date: January 27, 2020

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: Windsor Road Christian Church
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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PRACTICAL MINISTRY

PM 554 100: World Christian Movement: A Gateway to Mission

In coordination with Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

A survey of the global cause of Christ in Christian missions. Biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions, crucial issues of cross-cultural ministry, recent developments in methods, application in the local church, and future trends. Consideration of personal relational evangelism. This course will use selected materials from Perspectives on the World Christian Movement courses of the U.S. Center for World Mission.

Due to the collaboration with the Perspectives course offered locally, there will be a special rate to enroll in this class for Urbana Seminary credit, or endorsement (CEUs), or audit.

To audit: $240
For endorsement: $340
For credit: $500 (for 3 graduate credit hours)

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Christ Community Church
    Facilitators: Mike McQueen and Josh Sauder
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