2020 Courses

Spring 2020

BS5200 Introduction to the New Testament

This is a general introductory course to the New Testament with an emphasis on the historical contexts and unique theological perspectives of the individual New Testament texts.

2020 Spring  ⁄  Biblical Studies  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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BS7005 Psalms

The importance of the Psalms in defining the religious thought of the Old Testament is emphasized with particular reference to contemporary scholarship that lays bare the origins and development of the Psalms within their religious and cultural setting.

2020 Spring  ⁄  Biblical Studies  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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FE7003 Field Education (Spring Term)

This is the third of a required three-quarter (one-year) sequence. Field Education provides the student with the opportunity for experience-based learning in a supervised ministerial setting.

2020 Spring  ⁄  Field EducationGeneral Courses  ⁄  Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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PM5000 Formation for Ministry (Year 1)

This course is designed to help students build a strong spiritual foundation for ministry.

2019 Fall, 2020 Spring, 2020 Winter  ⁄  Pastoral Ministry  ⁄  Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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PM6000 Traditions and Trends in Ministry

This seminar will investigate the biblical, historical and theological development of the practice of ministry in the Christian traditions.

2020 Spring  ⁄  Pastoral Ministry  ⁄  Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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PM7002 Final Project (Spring Term)

This is the second of a two-part course designed to help students recognize and evaluate a ministerial need, formulate an effective plan to address the need, meet specific contemporary needs by implementing the plan, and adequately evaluate the results of the execution of the plan.

2020 Spring  ⁄  Pastoral Ministry  ⁄  Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

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SYS7003 Theology, Ecology, and Spirituality

This course will explore issues in life and ministry through the integrated lenses of theology, ecology and spirituality.

2020 Spring  ⁄  Theology  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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TPM6003 Introduction to Christian Education

This course will introduce you to the basic theoretical concepts and practices that support a congregation’s educational ministry.

2020 Spring  ⁄  Theory & Practice of Ministry (TPM)  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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TPM6004 Introduction to Pastoral Care and Counseling

This course will cover basic types of professional pastoral care and counseling that have become normative for traditional Protestantism in the 21st century, along with more recently articulated African-American and feminist approaches.

2020 Spring  ⁄  Theory & Practice of Ministry (TPM)  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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TPM7003 Church Leadership for the 21st Century

This course explores the personal leadership styles, values and principles of a congregational leader, especially as they are manifest in non-church, mission culture of our time.

2020 Spring  ⁄  Theory & Practice of Ministry (TPM)  ⁄  Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity, Certificate in Theological Studies

 
 
Summer 2020

BS5100 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (OT)

This is a general introductory course to the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). By making use of the results of current archaeological and comparative studies, significant attention is placed on the surrounding cultures of the ancient Near East and their impact on the development of the Hebrew Bible.

2020 Summer, 2020 Winter  ⁄  Biblical Studies  ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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GEN5001 Introduction to Theological Writing and Research

This required course for first-year students explores the process of scholarly research and writing in theological disciplines.

2019 Fall, 2020 Summer  ⁄  General Courses  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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SYST7102 Theology of Bonhoeffer

This seminar wrestles with Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life, times, ethical vision and moral lessons.

2020 Summer  ⁄  Theology  ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity, Certificate in Theological Studies

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TPM7004 Interreligious Dialogue

The emphasis of this course is on conversation with the authoritative voices that represent diverse religious communities and living religions in America today, including imams, rabbis and priests. You will also learn the basic principles of the world’s religions as you visit mosques, temples, and gardens.

2020 Summer  ⁄  Theory & Practice of Ministry (TPM)  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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TPMT7007 Thought and Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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2020 Summer  ⁄  HistoryTheory & Practice of Ministry (TPM)  ⁄ 

Winter 2020

BS5100 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (OT)

This is a general introductory course to the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament). By making use of the results of current archaeological and comparative studies, significant attention is placed on the surrounding cultures of the ancient Near East and their impact on the development of the Hebrew Bible.

2020 Summer, 2020 Winter  ⁄  Biblical Studies  ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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ETH6000 Church and Society

The foundational ethics course in the ETS curriculum, exploring issues of community and mission, critical historical topologies of the relationship between Christ and culture and models of the church, and an in-depth focus on the church in contemporary North America in relation to issues of economic justice, racism, patriarchy and the environment.

2020 Winter  ⁄  Ethics  ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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FE7002 Field Education (Winter Term)

This is the second of a required three-quarter (one-year) sequence. Field Education provides the student with the opportunity for experience-based learning in a supervised ministerial setting.

2020 Winter  ⁄  Field EducationGeneral Courses  ⁄  Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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HIS6100 Church History II

The Church History I and Church History II courses identify and explore the fundamental theological questions of the Christian tradition and examine the various ways in which the church evolved in response to those questions.

2020 Winter  ⁄  History  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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PM5000 Formation for Ministry (Year 1)

This course is designed to help students build a strong spiritual foundation for ministry.

2019 Fall, 2020 Spring, 2020 Winter  ⁄  Pastoral Ministry  ⁄  Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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SYS6100 Systematic Theology II: Doctrines

Systematic Theology II maps Christian doctrines and their histories in relation to contemporary theological conversations, while developing the skills necessary for responsible, life-giving, and faithful theological thinking.

2020 Winter  ⁄  Theology  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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SYS7005 Doctrines of Salvation

 

2020 Winter  ⁄  Theology  ⁄  Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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TPM6001 Introduction to Christian Worship

Based on the premise that leading worship is a minister’s primary responsibility, this course provides an overview of Christian worship from historical, cultural, and pastoral perspectives.

2020 Winter  ⁄  Theory & Practice of Ministry (TPM)  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic), Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

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TPM6002 Introduction to Preaching

This course introduces the student to both the theory and practice of preaching by studying a variety of sermons, communications skills, modes of preaching and use of Scriptures.

2020 Winter  ⁄  Theory & Practice of Ministry (TPM)  ⁄  Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

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TPMT7002 Baptist History and Polity

The Baptist History and Polity Course gives students critical understanding and appreciation of Baptist life, thought, and practice through 400 years of history.

2020 Winter  ⁄  Theory & Practice of Ministry (TPM)  ⁄  Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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