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GEN5001 Introduction to Theological Writing and Research

2019 Fall, 2020 Summer / General Courses Professor Charles Packer Adjunct Professor Following a brief introduction to academic approaches to the study of religion, students have the opportunity to explore the process of scholarly research and writing in the theological disciplines through presentations and assignments that will orient them to library resources, online references, the most current Modern Language Association style of documentation, and the dangers of plagiarism. Students will also develop and demonstrate through the composition of a brief paper their proficiency with usage of appropriate American English grammar, spelling, flow, logical articulation of ideas, and mechanics. This is a required course for first-year students. Certificate in Theological Studies, Master of Arts (Academic) Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity REGISTER

PM6000 Traditions and Trends in Ministry

2020 Spring / Pastoral Ministry Professor Charles Packer Adjunct Professor This seminar will investigate the biblical, historical and theological development of the practice of ministry in the Christian traditions. It will also lead you in the exploration of significant themes, trends, and developments, both traditional and contemporary, that may help define the place and role of ministry in our time. We will begin by examining the ministry of Jesus. You will engage in some original research on the historical development of what we now call "ministry." We will also explore the theology of ministry and the pastoral applications of that theology in your local setting and the implications for ministry in the globalized world in which we live. Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry, Master of Divinity REGISTER

UM105 Biblical Interpretation

2017 Winter, 2018 Winter, 2019 Winter / Biblical Studies Professor Charles Packer Adjunct Professor This course is an introductory course in the science and art of biblical interpretation. Topics will include hermeneutics, exegetical methodology and associated theories. Urban Ministry Diploma REGISTER

Charles Packer

Adjunct Professor