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Summer 2022 Courses

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

Practical Ministry

PM 740 105: Faith, Art and Devotion

  • Start date: June 22, 2022

The creative arts (music, visual arts & poetry) can enhance and broaden our personal worship of God, the original creator. In this class we will explore ways that the arts can be a whole-person participation in expanding our relationship with Him, while also learning to help others worship God.

  • Time: Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
    Credit: 1 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Judy Webb
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PM 760 650: Sharing Jesus without Fear

  • Start date: June 6, 2022

A Biblical and practical analysis of what it means to share Jesus in a world that is increasing hostile to Christianity. We will look at motivations, barriers, and fear factors in communicating the Good News. The relationship between discipleship and evangelism, the differences between witness and evangelism, and dealing with the power of the Bible and prayer will be explored. Models of presentations will be considered, and there will be opportunities to try them out.

This class will run Mondays and Wednesdays in June.

  • Time: Monday and Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Mike McQueen
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FM 740 130: Celtic Christian Spirituality

  • Start date: May 31, 2022

Join us in exploring the spirituality of the native Christian faith of the British Isles. The course gives special attention to the forms, content, and emphases of Celtic Christian prayer and how these can be applied today. Theological themes include God as Trinity; the goodness, grace, and presence of God in creation; and a theology of place and journeying. Get acquainted with Patrick, Brigid, Columba, Iona, Aidan, Brendan, Columbanus, Lindisfarne, Anamchara (soul friend), the Book of Kells, Carmina Gadelica, and more. We will explore how Celtic Christian theological, ascetical, and devotional themes are expressed in Celtic spiritual practices, poems, hymns, literature, artwork, and symbols. We also examine contemporary appropriation of early Celtic themes in the imaginative literature of George MacDonald, church work of George MacLeod, and current revival of interest among Christians in all things Celtic.

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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Fall 2022 Courses

BIBLICAL STUDIES

BL 501 100: New Testament Greek I

  • Start date: August 22, 2022

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, 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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BI 740 200: Women Then and Now: Roles, Ministry, and Identity

  • Start date: August 24, 2022

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; relationships within the home and outside. The student will study key passages pertinent to the issues, read a selection of significant recent writings about women in ministry, discuss their import, and formulate a personal synthesis.

  • Time: Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Ken Cuffey
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BI 510 200: Inductive Bible Study Methods

  • Start date: August 23, 2022

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

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Ken Cuffey
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CHRISTIAN HISTORY & THOUGHT

CH 740 300: Bonhoeffer: Costly Community

  • Start date: August 23, 2022

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, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Joe Thomas
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CT 740 330: G. K. Chesterton: An Introduction to His Wit and Wisdom

  • Start date: August 31, 2018

Known for his sharp sense of humor and his pithy wisdom, G. K. Chesterton influenced writers such as C. S. Lewis and Ravi Zacharias, as well as musicians such as Larry Norman. This class will focus on his best-known writings such as the apologetic books Orthodoxy and The Everlasting Man, as well as his fiction. This includes the detective series Father Brown, which a popular BBC television series is based on. We will also read some of his essays, poems, and even a play he wrote.

  • Time: Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Melody Green
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CT 510 100: Christian Ethics

  • Start date: September 9, 2022

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: Sep 9-10, Oct 7-8, Nov 11-12, Dec 2-3
    Time: Friday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CT 501 100: Theology I

  • Start date: August 22, 2022

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: Online
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CH 501 100: History of World Christianity I: Early and Medieval

  • Start date: August 25, 2022

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

PM 740 110: Launching, Landing & Leaving: Preparing for the Missions Adventure

  • Start date: August 23, 2022

How should a person prepare to launch as a missionary? How can a newly-landed missionary become not only successful in ministry but also healthy and happy? After time on the field, how may a seasoned field worker leaving the field prepare for a good farewell/handoff as well as healthy re-adjustment? This 3-credit course will introduce considerations, challenges and disciplines to empower adventurers in missions toward God-glorifying lives.

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Anne Alexander
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PM 608 100: Jesus and Muhammad: Building Bridges with Islam

  • Start date: August 22, 2022
  • Time: Monday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Mike McQueen
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