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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 given to study candidacy and interview methods. The student will…

  • 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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GN 500 100: Introduction to Graduate Research

  • Start date: September 14, 2019

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 14, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Credit: pass/fail
    Location: University Baptist Church
    Instructors: Various
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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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