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  • 06May 2019
    Final Exams

    The Week of final exams runs from Monday, May 6th through Friday, May 10th.   Make up sessions of classes may also occur during this week, at faculty discretion.

  • 20May 2019
    Reformation Tour

    May 20-30, 2019, Dr. Joe Thomas will be leading a tour in Europe of reformation sites.  For more information and to register:   Urbana Seminary Reformation Tour  

  • 08Jun 2019
    Ancient Israel in Chicago

      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…

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall courses start the week of August 26, 2019, and finals week ends December 20. 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. We hope you can join us!

BIBLICAL STUDIES

BI 605 163: King Josiah: His Life, Times, and Relevance

  • Start date: August 28, 2019

Why does the Bible say that Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as he did (2 Kings 23:25)? Why was he so extraordinary? What can we take from his life for our lives today? A study of the accounts of the reign of King Josiah of Judah in 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles, set against the cultural and historical background in Israel and the ancient Near East.

  • Time: Wednesday, 8:15 - 9:15 pm
    Credit: 1 hour
    Location: Twin City Bible Church
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BL 501 100: New Testament Greek I

  • Start date: August 26, 2019

An introduction to the Koine Greek language of the New Testament. Emphasis will be placed on acquisition of basic vocabulary, introduction to the grammar, verbal voice, tense, and aspect. The course offers graduate credit for students in programs other than the M.Div. degree.

  • Time: Monday and Wednesday, 4:10 - 5:40 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Grace Community Church
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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BI 510 200: Inductive Bible Study

  • Start date: August 27, 2019

A survey of the steps and methods of systematic personal Bible study by incorporating practice in using these methods with biblical texts.

  • Credit: 2 hours
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey

    Section 1
    Time: Tuesday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Location: Bloomington Evangelical Free Church (Bloomington, IL)

    Section 2
    Time: Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    Location: Twin City Bible Church
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BI 501 100: Old Testament Survey

  • Start date: August 29, 2019

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 books, their backgrounds and messages, and the developing revelation of God’s saving work throughout history. Emphasis placed on pivotal themes such as creation, covenant, promise, and the coming Messiah.

  • Time: Thursday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Windsor Road Christian Church
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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CHRISTIAN HISTORY & THOUGHT

CT 740 310: C. S. Lewis

  • Start date: August 27, 2019

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.

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Stone Creek Church
    Instructor: Melody Green
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CT 620 100: Christian Bioethics

  • Start date: September 6, 2019

This course provides an assessment of contemporary medicine from a Christian perspective. In particular, we will consider how the goods of medicine relate to the Christian moral vision informed by life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ as attested in Scripture and confessed and interpreted by the church. The basic outlines of this moral vision will provide a moral framework for thinking about contemporary issues related to healthcare and ethics, including the relationship between bioethics and Christian ethics, physician-patient relationship, issues relating to having and preventing children, genetic engineering, euthanasia, gender reassignment surgery, scarcity of resources, and human enhancement.

  • Only meets four weekends:
    Dates: Sep 6-7, Oct 4-5, Nov 8-9, Dec 6-7
    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 501 100: Theology I

  • Start date: August 26, 2019

This course provides an overview of the Christian doctrines of revelation, scripture, God the Father, Christ the Son and the incarnation.

  • Time: Monday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Windsor Road Christian Church
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CH 501 100: History of World Christianity I: Early and Medieval

  • Start date: August 29, 2019

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.

  • Time: Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Windsor Road Christian Church
    Instructor: Joe Thomas
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PRACTICAL MINISTRY

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

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.

  • Time: Monday, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church
    Instructor: Mike McQueen
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INTERDISCIPLINARY

GN 500 100: Introduction to Graduate Research

  • Start date: September 14, 2019

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 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Credit: pass/fail
    Location: University Baptist Church
    Instructors: Various
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