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CF 595 - Selected Topics in Counseling & Family

Description:

An occasional Counseling & Family elective offered as the need and opportunity arise. Course content is dependent on the expertise of available faculty (resident, adjunct, and visiting), current issues of academic and practical importance, and overall balance in regard to recent course offerings.


[1-4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Occasional. Required for: General Elective for all programs. Prerequisite: None. Notes: May be repeated for credit when section content differs. Past topics include: “Mending the Soul: Understanding and Healing Abuse and Trauma.”]

Instructor: (Varies)
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: N/A - General Elective
Syllabus: CF 595 - Selected Topics in Counseling & Family Syllabus
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CH 501 - History of World Christianity I: Early Christianity to the Reformation

Description:

This course will help you deepen your understanding of the faith as you trace the growth of Christianity from Pentecost to early Protestantism. Sharpen your discernment as you engage both the tensions of intercultural transmission as well as the transitions occasioned by new historical contexts. We will tackle early church debates over Christology, Canon, and Christendom, as well as track the development of church government, piety, sacraments, and theology into the “middle ages” and up to the early modern calls for reform. All along, you will marvel at how the faith once and for all delivered to the saints is freshly articulated in contexts as diverse as Ireland, Ethiopia, India, and China.


[3 hours. Instructor: Hallam. Frequency: Every Summer. Required for M.Div. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Steven Hallam, Ph.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Every Summer
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CH 501 - History of World Christianity I: Early Christianity to the Reformation Syllabus
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CH 502 - History of World Christianity II: Reformation and Globalization

Description:

Christianity has always been a global faith, quickly spreading north, south, east, and west of Palestine. However, around the 16th century that process expanded greatly, as missionaries and immigrants brought
Christianity to Asia, Africa, and the Americas. At the same time, reformers were calling for a return to early Christian belief and practice in Europe. The twin processes of globalization and reformation characterized ensuing centuries of Christian development, as increasingly diverse European Christians sought to spread their faith to newly encountered people and continents. You will track this spread, asking how Christianity became American, African, and Asian, with particular attention to the distinct role of American evangelicalism as both a result of European reformations and participant in further globalizations. Finally, you will be asked to integrate this knowledge with your own spiritual, theological, and vocational commitments.


[3 hours. Instructor: Hallam. Frequency: Every Summer. Required for M.Div. General Elective for all other programs
except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: CH 501.]

Instructor: Steven Hallam, Ph.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Every Summer
Prerequisite(s): CH 501
Required For: M.Div. General Elective for all other programs
Syllabus: CH 502 - History of World Christianity II: Reformation and Globalization Syllabus
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CH 518 - Christian Women through the Centuries: Their Calling, Character & Contribution

Description:

A biblical, historical, and contemporary look at women God has used effectively in ministry. Examine lives of
godly women, assess their character, roles, vision, and response to the culture in which they lived, and develop principles that can be applied in life today.


[2 hours. Instructor: Beasley. Frequency: Rare. General Elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Kristin Beasley, D.Min.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CH 518 - Christian Women through the Centuries: Their Calling, Character & Contribution Syllabus
Notes:

In some instances, may be used to replace select Leadership Development courses in the M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Academic petition required.


Formerly coded as MI 518.

CH 580 - Church History Individualized Study

Description:

A unique course designed by a faculty advisor and student to develop competence in the area of Church History.


[1-4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Any Semester. General Elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: 3.4 GPA. and approved Academic Petition. Notes: May be repeated for credit as CH 581 when section content differs.]

Instructor: (Varies)
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): 3.4 GPA & Academic Petition
Required For: General Elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CH 580 - Church History Individualized Study Syllabus
Notes:

An individualized study is a unique course which is designed by a faculty advisor and student which permits M.Div., M.A.B.L., and Diploma students to pursue personalized studies to build competence in their area of ministry interest. To be eligible for approval, an individualized study must:


1. Not replicate a course normally offered in the regular curriculum;
2. Have the support of the faculty member who would potentially supervise the study;
3. Pursue defined objectives which are clearly set forth in a course syllabus (created by the student and faculty advisor prior to registration);
4 .Be undertaken by a degree student maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4.
 
Academic Petitions for individualized study should be submitted to the Director of Academic Services no later than four weeks prior to the Registration deadline.

CH 595 - Selected Topics in Church History

Description:

An occasional Church History elective offered as the need and opportunity arise. Course content is dependent on the expertise of available faculty (resident, adjunct, and visiting), current issues of academic and practical importance, and overall balance in regard to recent course offerings.


[1-4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Occasional. General Elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None. Notes: May be repeated for credit when section content differs.]

Instructor: (Varies)
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General Elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CH 595 - Selected Topics in Church History Syllabus
Notes:

DM 706 - Growing & Multiplying Missional Churches

Description:

This course provides a study of biblical and contemporary principles and procedures of church growth and health. Included in the study will be a look at appropriate strategies for bringing about change in a local church.


[3 hours. Instructor: Dr. Gary McIntosh. Frequency: Occasional. Elective for D.Min. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Gary McIntosh, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: Elective for D.Min.
Syllabus: DM 706 - Growing & Multiplying Missional Churches Syllabus
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DM 711 - Contemporary Theological Issues

Description:

This course identifies, biblically evaluates, and provides resources for men and women in ministry concerning a variety of theologically-oriented issues facing the church in contemporary society. These current issues have theological origins as well as cultural manifestations. This course equips those in ministry to serve more effectively in a changing world.


[3 hours. Instructor: Dr. Fred Chay. Frequency: Even Summers. Required for D.Min. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Even Summers
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: D.Min.
Syllabus: DM 711 - Contemporary Theological Issues Syllabus
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DM 714 - Biblical Theology of Manhood & Womanhood

Description:

A Biblical and theological analysis of the nature of manhood and womanhood as created by God, affected by the Fall, and redeemed by Christ. Special attention will be given to current controversies concerning relationships between men and women in marriage and the church.


[3 hours. Instructor: Dr. Wayne Grudem. Frequency: Rare. Elective for D.Min. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Wayne A. Grudem, Ph.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: Elective for D.Min.
Syllabus: DM 714 - Biblical Theology of Manhood & Womanhood Syllabus
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DM 715 - Theology of Spiritual Formation

Description:

Explores the historical development, the biblical teachings, and contemporary practice of spiritual formation. Attention will be given to spiritual disciplines such as walking in the spirit, confession, prayer, fasting, and Scripture meditation, with a view toward the development of the student’s own spiritual life and ability to help others grow spiritually. Includes a brief look at the Roman Catholic style as well as the more recent Protestant style. It will investigate both style and substance and evaluate it against evangelical theology.


[3 hours. Instructor: Dr. Fred Chay. Frequency: Rare. Elective for D.Min. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 3
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: Elective for D.Min
Syllabus: DM 715 - Theology of Spiritual Formation Syllabus
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