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  • 14Jan 2019
    Spring 2019 Semester Start

    The Spring semester of 2019 begins on Monday, January 14.  Registration will remain open until Monday, January 28th. If you need help registering for a class, please e-mail mgreen@urbanatheologicalseminary.org .

  • 21Jan 2019
    Martin Luther King Day–No classes

    Seminary classes will not be held on Monday, January 21, in order to observe Martin Luther King Day.

  • 28Jan 2019
    Spring Registration closes

    Spring registration closes on January 28th. From this point until the end of the semester, in order to make changes in registration, contact mgreen@urbanatheologicalseminary.org  

  • 05Feb 2019
    Taste of Seminary: “What is the Gospel”?

    Does the good news we communicate match the robust, holistic, multi-aspectual gospel of the Scriptures?  Or is it diminished, truncated, shrunken, and possibly distorted?  Join us in reflecting on the biblical theology of the gospel. This is the first of…

  • 12Feb 2019
    Taste of Seminary: George MacDonald: Pastor, Novelist, Scientist

    In more than one place, C. S. Lewis described the Scottish pastor George MacDonald as his “master.”  Not is MacDonald credited with creating the contemporary genre of fantasy, but he also wrote realistic novels that address issues that still matter…

  • 19Feb 2019
    Taste of Seminary: Erasmus and the Biblical Revolution

    The Christian humanist Erasmus reformed the 16th century Roman Catholic church and european society through education with his landmark translation of the Greek New Testament and countless other satirical writings.  But he spent much of his life at odds with…

  • 23Feb 2019
    Tolkien Conference

    Date has been changed:  check here for future updates!

  • 26Feb 2019
    Taste of Seminary: Is it Time for a Reformation? The Effects of Worship on Spiritual Formation

    We will consider how culture has influenced our worship (and its music) and our spiritual formation.  In addition, we will investigate how worship (and its music) has influenced our spiritual formation and potentially the culture.  Thinking about these relationships will…

  • 04Mar 2019
    Seventh Annual Preaching Forum

    We live in an age where people are less and less familiar with Scripture. As God’s spokespeople, do we adopt methods that point to the authority, clarity, and relevance of God’s Word? Or do we preach in a manner that actually tends to undermine people’s confidence that they can hear from God in his Word?

  • 16Mar 2019
    Spring Break

    Spring Break begins on Saturday, March 16.  Classes Resume on Monday, March 25th. The offices will be open limited hours during this time.    

  • 25Mar 2019
    Spring semester resumes

    Spring break ends and courses begin again on Monday, March 25th.  The office and library will return to their regular hours.

  • 11Apr 2019
    Veritas Forum

    info coming soon!

  • 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  

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring Courses start January 14, 2019, and finals week ends May 10, 2019. 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

BL 610 115 Hebrew Exegesis: Ruth and Jonah

  • Start date: January 17, 2019

An exegetical study of the books of Ruth and Jonah in the original Hebrew, with special attention paid to what these texts say about God’s heart for the nations.  

  • Time: by arrangement
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 605 165: God & The Nations: Ruth and Jonah

  • Start date: January 24, 2019

An inductive study of two Old Testament books that showcase God’s Heart for the nations, with implications for those with a missional interest.  Will be working with the texts in English translation.

  • Time: 6:00-8:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: University Baptist Church, 2nd floor classroom
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 502 100 New Testament Survey

  • Start date: January 16, 2019

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: Twin City Bible Church
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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CHRISTIAN HISTORY & THOUGHT

CT 740 352 Bible Storybooks: A Hermeneutical Experiment

  • Start date: January 16, 2019

Children’s Bible storybooks are the primary way that many children encounter the Bible.  As the stories are retold, however, they are often changed to reflect the cultural values and expectations of the people retelling the story.  In this class we…

  • Time: Wednesdays 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Melody Green
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Ancient China: Its Old Testament Roots

  • Start date: January 14, 2019

Ancient China is a treasure trove of data that reveals the Chinese’s extensive knowledge of events in Genesis.  Emphasis is placed on its philosophers: Lao Tzu, Confucius, Han Fei-Tzu, Mo-Tzu.  China’s unique writing demonstrates an abiding knowledge of Genesis through…

  • Time: Monday 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Lawson Lau
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CH 740 400 Early Christian Writers

  • Start date: January 14, 2019

This course will examine some of the writers and texts that most influenced early Christian thought and practice from the second to the fifth centuries, paying careful attention to themes of Christology, anthropology, ecclesiology, sacramental theory, and biblical interpretation, as…

  • Time:Wednesday 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Andrew Blaski
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CT 510 100 Christian Ethics

  • Start date: January 25, 2019

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…

  • Only meets four weekends:
    Dates: Jan 25-26, Feb 22-23, April 5-6, May 3-4Time: Friday, 6:00-9:30; Saturday, 9:00-4:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CH 603 The Reformation

  • Start date: March 25, 2019

2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The 16th century Protestant Reformation ignited a theological, ecclesiastical and cultural revolution that forever changed the history and spiritual life of the western Christian Church. Through the careful study of the main figures, their texts and ideas, this course will explore the creation of Lutheranism, the Reformed and Anabaptist movements, the Anglican Church and renewal of the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Time: Monday, 6:00-8:00 pm
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Windsor Road Christian Church, Room 109
    Instructor: Joe Thomas
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CT 502 – 100 Theology II

  • Start date: January 22, 2018

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: TBA
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CH 501 100 History of World Christianity II

  • Start date: January 18, 2018

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: Thurdsay, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Windsor Road Christian Church
    Instructor: Joseph Thomas
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PRACTICAL MINISTRY

FM 740 100 Reading and Praying Scripture for Spiritual Transformation

  • Start date: January 15, 2019

Philosophy and technique in reading and praying Scripture for spiritual transformation rather than reading merely for information.  Approaches and skills for meditating on Scripture, praying Scripture, applying Scripture, and encountering God through the reading and praying of the Scripture.  Historic…

  • Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor:Peter Spychalla
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INTERDISCIPLINARY

GN 700 – 100 Integrative Senior Seminar

  • Start date: January 22, 2018

A synthesis of the student’s seminary studies with the goal of helping the student integrate the whole seminary experience into a more focused preparation for active vocational ministry, usually through a major research paper or practical project. Opportunity will be…

  • Time: Monday, 10:00 a.m.-11:30
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: University Baptist Church, second floor classroom
    Instructor: Brett Smith
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