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Spring 2023 Courses

All of our classes this spring will be taught using the online platform Zoom.

BIBLICAL STUDIES

BI 620 400: Success, Failure, and Genocide!? Going Deeper with Joshua and Judges

  • Start date: January 1, 2023

The text regularly commends Joshua for his exemplary faith. What can we learn from him for today? The people in Judges seem to forget God and all he values over and over again. What is their spiritual weakness and how can we protect ourselves from making the same mistakes? And then there’s the whole issue of what it seems that God says about how his people should treat the Canaanites. Is our loving God authorizing genocide?? What should we make of this? Is that what the Bible really tells us? What are we to think?

  • Time: TBA
    Credit: TBA
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 740 400: The Land of Israel: Geography, History, Archaeology & Theology

  • Start date: January 17, 2023

Gain perspective on the land of Israel in greater depth through classroom study and interaction about geography, the history of the people of ancient Israel, and excavated finds that illuminate their world. Consider the Bible’s teaching about the land and its place in the history of God’s people as fulfillment of the promise to Abraham. Offered in conjunction with the Israel trip. See a previous land of Israel syllabus 2018 for more information.

  • Time: TBA, 6:30-8:30 pm
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BL 502 100: New Testament Greek II

  • Start date: January 16, 2023

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 4:00-5:45 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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CHRISTIAN HISTORY & THOUGHT

CT 740 335: George MacDonald

  • Start date: January 18, 2023

In multiple places, C. S. Lewis declared that the writings of George MacDonald played a large role in shaping his own faith. MacDonald has also been credited with creating the contemporary literary genre called “fantasy.” Besides these, however, this Scottish pastor wrote realistic novels that address contemporary issues like reconciling a perceived struggle between science and faith, or dealing with pastors who lacked sexual integrity. This class will explore some of MacDonald’s works to better understand them.

  • Time: Mondays, 6:00-9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Melody Green
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CT 600 100: Theology and Contemporary Culture

  • Start date: January 27, 2023

A study of selected topics in which contemporary cultural and church issues are addressed from a theological perspective. The course will focus on topics to be determined both by students input and interest and changing cultural phenomena. Prerequisite: CT 501-502…

  • Only meets four weekends:
    Dates: Jan 27-28, Feb 24-25, Mar 31-Apr 2, Apr 28-29
    Time: Friday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CT 502 100: Theology II

  • Start date: January 16, 2023

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 - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CH 502 100: History of World Christianity II

  • Start date: January 19, 2023

A 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, 6:00-9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Joseph Thomas
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PRACTICAL MINISTRY

PM 740 120: Evangelism and Discipleship in an Oral Culture: Equipping God’s People to Share His Story

  • Start date: January 17, 2023

The Gospel in an Oral Context helps students to understand address the 75% of the world who prefer oral communication rather than written. Oral preference affects Gospel communication and training of disciples of every age, culture, language or education level. Learn about communication of the Good News in our multicultural world by increasing understanding of orality, the neuroscience of story, different cultural modes of storytelling, and ways the Bible speaks to different cultures. Assigned readings, testimonies and A/V material about how the Bible deals with other cultures and how we can use those examples to empathize and share the gospel with others will help inform and motivate students to become practically equipped for outreach.

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:00-9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor:Anne Alexander
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