This is the third quarter of a three-quarter sequence of introductory study of Koine Greek (NT Greek). This course will focus on the details and nuances of biblical exegesis by reading in Greek an entire NT epistle, Ephesians, from beginning to end.
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.
This course offers a historical study of Paul’s life and letters with special emphasis on Paul the Jew and the extraordinary matrix of Jewish traditions of the Second Temple period as context for Paul’s intellectual and theological engagement.
The foundational 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.
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.
This course is designed to help students build a strong spiritual foundation for ministry.
This seminar will investigate the biblical, historical and theological development of the
practice of ministry in the Christian traditions.
This is the first 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. The entire three-quarter sequence of Field Education must be completed before enrolling for this first part of the Final Project.
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.
This course will explore issues in life and ministry through the integrated lenses of theology,
ecology and spirituality.
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.
The second level course in preaching is designed to enable you to build on the basic skills developed in the foundational course. This course offers advanced insights and skills development needed for specific types of preaching. Prerequisite TPM 6002.
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.
This course is a general survey and critical review of the literature of the Christian Scriptures.
This course introduces the student to the complex world of theological thought and theory. The purpose of the course is to help the student learn how to do theology with his/her context in view.