Courses

Winter Term: 2019

Travis J. Bott, PhD

BI 501: Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

Course Dates: January 21 - January 25
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:40 am - 4:15 pm

This class is an introduction to the interpretation of Holy Scripture that lays the foundation for future biblical study
and ministries of teaching and preaching in the Church. It has four interlocking topics: the doctrine of Scripture, the
theory of hermeneutics, the unity of the Bible, and the practice of exegesis. Students learn to evaluate the biblical
interpretations of others and to perform faithful exegesis for themselves and those whom they serve.

Thomas N. Buchan III, PhD

CH 601: Anglican and Episcopal Church History

Course Dates: January 21 - January 25
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:40 am - 4:15 pm

This is an intermediate course in Anglican church history covering important events, figures, movements, and
religious, social, and intellectual developments from the time of the English Reformation through the development
of the global Anglican Communion to the present day. It is normally the third course in church history taken by
students in residential and hybrid-distance degree programs. It presupposes prerequisite work (CH 501-CH
502 or CH 501H-CH 502D) or basic competence in the subject area.

David Lee Jones, ThD

DMin 800: Doctoral Seminar

Course Dates: January 14 - January 25

Course description available soon.

Garwood P. Anderson, PhD

NT 732/AT 832: Called to be Saints - a Pauline vision of Salvation

Course Dates: January 14 - January 18

Explore the contested space between the good work of salvation begun and its completion "until the day of Christ Jesus" (Philippians 1 :6), particularly as described in the letters of St. Paul. We will consider whether this space is best described under the term of convenience, "sanctification," while interrogating that and other Pauline metaphors for their depiction of the "present tense" of salvation. This is then a course in Pauline anthropology, soteriology, and "ethics," attending, among other things, to the disputed definitions of "justification" and "salvation," participation in Christ, the meaning and work of "grace," the place of "works" in salvation, the function of "law," and the ministry of the Holy Spirit in Christian transformation. 

Auditors and Non-Degree students (Continuing Education) welcome.

Peter Steinke, PhD

PM 703/PM 803: Pastoral Leadership & Systems Theory

Course Dates: January 14 - January 18

This course examines ecclesial organizations and how pastoral leaders function in them, while introducing students to Bowen Family Systems Theory. Students will engage in critical self-reflection while analyzing personal experience and pastoral leadership in light of systems theory, with particular attention given to conflict and anxiety in congregational systems, with a view to forming proactive - rather than reactive - clergy and pastoral leaders. 

This core DMin course is available to non-degree students. It's a great place to start discerning if advanced study is the next step God has for you.