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GN 500 100 Intro to Graduate Research

  • Start date: September 15, 2018

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 15, 9:00-4:00
    Credit:pass/fail
    Location: University Baptist Church
    Instructors: Kenneth Cuffey, Peter Spychalla, Melody Green
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FM 740- 140 Vocation and Everyday Callings

  • Start date: January 21, 2017

Examination of the Christian concept of vocation and its expression across diverse, historic Christian faith traditions, as well as in contemporary understanding. Consideration of theological and biblical foundations for vocation and calling. Exploration of how all aspects and stages of ordinary life can be viewed through the lens of Christian…

  • Time: Jan 21, Feb 18, April 1, April 29 Saturdays 8:00am-5:00pm
    Credit: 2 or 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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FM 740 125 Solitude and Silence

  • Start date: May 31, 2017

A study of solitude and silence for communion with God, deep reflection, personal prayer, and Christian spiritual formation. Examination of the need for solitude and silence in light of the noise, demands, and hurry of contemporary life and culture. Consideration of biblical foundations, contemporary and historical literature, and personal and group experiences for developing a practical theology of solitude and silence.

  • Time: Wednesday, 6:00-8:30
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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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 traditions and contemporary practice of lectio divina (spiritual reading of…

  • Time: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor:Peter Spychalla
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FM 740 Rethinking Narnia: The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis

  • Start date: June 6, 2017

C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia have delighted readers for more than sixty years. One title in the series is one of the top ten bestselling books of all time; popular movies have been based on them. C. S. Lewis, their author, described them as books that sneak theology “Past watchful dragons.” This class will focus on what Lewis meant by that and how it works. After the introduction, we will be discussing one Narnia book per week, in the order of publication. This class also includes a day trip to the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, a museum and study center at Wheaton College that focuses on C. S. Lewis and his friends.

  • Time: Tuesday 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location:TBA
    Instructor: Melody Green
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