Term 3 Courses: Feb. - April 2018



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Luke and Acts with Greg Carey   3 Credit Hours ($525)

NT230 will be held Tuesdays  & Thursdays from 9:00 - 11:10am, Feb. 13 – April 26, 2018

Luke and Acts is an intermediate-level seminar devoted to the exploration of selected topics in the interpretation of Luke and Acts. The course involves close investigation of Luke and Acts in their entirety, along with attention to selections from contemporary scholarship.
 


Gender, Sexuality and the Bible with Julia O’Brien   3 Credit Hours ($525)

BI283 will be held Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 - 11:10am, Feb. 13 – April 26, 2018

This course seeks to advance students’ ability to analyze and contribute constructively to modern conversations about the Bible, sex, and gender. It explores four key areas of study: (1) the hermeneutical issues involved in reading the Bible alongside modern concerns; (2) the difference between ancient and modern constructions of sexuality and gender; (3) the historical, literary, and ideological dimensions of key biblical texts; (4) the role that the reader’s culture and orientation play in interpretation, explored primarily through feminist, womanist, queer, and gender critical approaches.
 


For Pastors Only:

Ministerial Ethics with Darryl Stephens   1.5 Credit Hours ($263)

PL100 will be held on Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:10pm, Feb. 15 – April 26, 2018 

There are many basic but crucial ethical concerns that have the potential to arise not only within ministry but also in the personal life of ministers. Reading, class discussions and multimedia resources will cover an introductory examination of ministry as vocation and profession; fiduciary responsibility and governance within ethical parameters; the use and abuse of power; sexuality and boundary setting.