CT 740 310: C. S. Lewis

  • Start date: August 27, 2019

An overview of the writings of one of the most influential writers in western Christianity during the twentieth century, C. S. Lewis. This class will focus on themes that most heavily shaped his work, as well as the various genres in which he worked, including fantasy, science fiction, theology, apologetics, poetry and even a little of his literary theory.

  • Time: Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Stone Creek Church
    Instructor: Melody Green
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CT 620 100: Christian Bioethics

  • Start date: September 6, 2019

This course provides an assessment of contemporary medicine from a Christian perspective. In particular, we will consider how the goods of medicine relate to the Christian moral vision informed by life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ as attested in Scripture and confessed and interpreted by the church. The basic outlines of this moral vision will provide a moral framework for thinking about contemporary issues related to healthcare and ethics, including the relationship between bioethics and Christian ethics, physician-patient relationship, issues relating to having and preventing children, genetic engineering, euthanasia, gender reassignment surgery, scarcity of resources, and human enhancement.

  • Only meets four weekends:
    Dates: Sep 6-7, Oct 4-5, Nov 8-9, Dec 6-7
    Time: Friday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: University Baptist Church
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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CT 740 335: George MacDonald: An Introduction

  • Start date: June 3, 2019

In multiple places, C. S. Lewis declared that the writings of George MacDonald played a large role in shaping his own faith. MacDonald has also been credited with creating the contemporary literary genre called “fantasy.” Besides these, however, this Scottish pastor wrote realistic novels that address contemporary issues like reconciling a perceived struggle between science and faith, or dealing with pastors who lacked sexual integrity. This class will explore some of MacDonald’s works to better understand them.

  • Time: Mondays, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Stratford Park Bible Chapel
    Instructor:Melody Green
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CH 740 350: Echoes of Jesus: The Sermon on the Mount Through History

Looking at how three historical figures–Bonhoeffer, Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.–understood the Sermon on the Mount as a force for social change.

  • Time: June 6, 20, 27; July 11, 25; 6:00 - 9:00 PM
    Credit: 1 hour
    Location: Windsor Road Christian Church
    Instructor: Joe Thomas
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BI/CT 740 110: Mary Magdalene: Scripture, Tradition, and Imagination

  • Start date: June 6, 2019

This class will explore Mary Magdalene in scripture, church history, art, film, and fiction. It will be team taught by three professors who specialize in these areas.

  • Time: Thursdays, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church
    Instructor:Ken Cuffey, Andrew Blaski, Melody Green
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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 will explore how this happens and why it matters.  

  • 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 oral tradition.  The emperor’s practice of sacrificing a perfect animal (enshrined in the Altar of…

  • 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 well as to the nature and method of theology itself.  Selected authors come from a…

  • Time:Wednesday 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Andrew Blaski
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CT 740 360: The Christian Vision of Madeleine L’Engle

  • Start date: June 14, 2018

Madeleine L’Engle was a very popular children’s author in the twentieth century, but she wrote more than 80 books in a wide variety of genres. In this class we will explore how L’Engle’s Christian faith shaped and is reflected in her writing in a variety of genres. The class will look at some of her best-known works across a variety of genres. We will also discuss film interpretations of her best-known book, A Wrinkle in Time, looking at how the worldview has been changed, and why it matters.

  • Time: Thursday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Melody Green
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CT 740 210 The Doctrine of Election

  • Start date: May 21, 2018

The doctrine of election as it relates to salvation, tracing its development from Augustine, through the Middle Ages, to the Reformation up to current times. Students will be exposed to the writings of key figures as well as contemporary writings by those on both sides of the debate.

  • Time:Monday, May 21st (6-9 PM) Friday, June 1 (6-9 PM) Saturday, June 2 (9 AM-3 PM) Monday, June 4 (6-9 PM)
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Todd Daly
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