Courses during the 1819-30 term
This course provides students with a sample of frameworks, methods and tools for leading and managing mission-driven organizations (churches; faith-based or community service organizations; non-for-profit agencies; etc.), assessing community and congregational contexts, and developing strategic plans for a variety of ministry contexts.
Focus in practical theology as a contemporary theological method of interdisciplinary research between theology, the contemporary social sciences, and ministry practices.
Examination of the mix of cultures in each congregation. Assesses cultural differences among geographical areas, ethnic differences, and age patterns. Particular attention to congregational conflict.
This course equips students to synthesize their personal experiences of God?s goodness with contextual awareness, various theological perspectives, and biblical teachings to develop creative practices of evangelism that are true to their personal faith.
Introduction to the 27 New Testament documents in the light of historical-critical methodologies and more recent theories of interpretation, paying attention to background and content of these documents, principles of exegesis, and hermeneutical implications to the modern world.
This course will focus on select texts while engaging in the critical and constructive tasks of systematic theology. May be repeated.Prereq: THEO500; by permission for masters students
This course will engage students in an exploration of their implicit theologies, traditions of the Church, and several theological methods with the goal of enabling them to become reflective theologians in multiple contexts.Prereq: BIBHB500 or BIBNT500.