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Spring 2021 Courses

Fall courses start on the dates noted below in the course descriptions. All of our classes can be taken for credit, audit, or CEUs. All classes are graduate level classes unless otherwise indicated. Add/drop dates vary depending on the course start date. 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 605 200: Book of Acts

  • Start date: January 19, 2021

A study of the New Testament Book of Acts in English translation. Application of inductive Bible study methods to the analysis of Acts. Consideration of the argument of the book, key theological themes, overall message, historical-cultural-religious backgrounds, and issues of authorship and date.

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 502 100: New Testament Survey

  • Start date: January 20, 2021

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: Wednesday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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CHRISTIAN HISTORY & THOUGHT

CT 520 100: Apologetics

A survey of Christian apologetics: the means by which one provides convincing presentations of the Christian faith in the face of skepticism and criticism. Specific emphasis will be placed on the historical and theological issues surrounding an explanation of the Christian faith as well as methods uniquely suited to concerns raised within a postmodern climate. Offered as a four-weekend modular. Dates to be announced soon.

  • Only meets four weekends:
    Dates: Jan 29 - 30, Feb 26 - 27, Mar 26 - 27, Apr 30 - May 1
    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 740 350: Christianity and Children’s Literature

  • Start date: January 20, 2021

An analysis of the role of Christianity in the history, production, selection and interpretation of literature for young audiences. Emphasis will be on developing analytical skills to recognize and work with various ways that Christianity is present in children’s literature.

  • Time: Wednesday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Melody Green
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CT 502 100: Theology II

  • Start date: January 25, 2021

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: Online
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CH 502 100: History of World Christianity II

  • Start date: January 21, 2021

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
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Joseph Thomas
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PRACTICAL MINISTRY

FM 501 100: Ministry and Evangelism in Cultural Context

  • Start date: January 20, 2021

A critical analysis of the contemporary social and cultural context from a biblically informed perspective, focusing on God’s mission (missio Dei) in the world. Attention will be given to the social processes that have shaped our culture, to understanding the relationship between church and society, the relationship between the individual believer and those who do not believe, and to the churches’ prophetic call to produce reconciliation and transformation. Consideration of the implications of postmodernism and a pluralistic society.

  • Time:Monday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Online
    Instructor: Michael McQueen
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