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

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

This class will seek to explain the key doctrines of orthodox and folk Islam, comparing and contrasting Islamic teaching with Christian beliefs. We outline the historical development of Islam, including militant fundamentalism, and identify areas of Christian ministry to Muslims both locally and globally. Students taking the course for 3 credits will have additional projects to complete.

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