This course is an initial exploration of the discipline of theology and the rich dimension of life of the Christian church, for and in which theology serves critical and constructive roles. Readings and lectures cover such areas as theological genres (creeds and statements of faith),...

The course will immerse the student in the rhythms and practices of spiritual formation through the Academy for Spiritual Formation. It provides an exploration of leadership in local communities with focus on witness to the reign of God and practices to sustain that witness over...

This course offers theology and practice of proclamation as focused in the role of the preacher, the proclamation of Scripture in worship, and the genre of sermon/homily. Experiences may include written and preached sermons, faculty evaluations and Scriptural exegesis. Two hours will be offered as...

This course understands the informed study of the New Testament and careful reading of thoughtful scholarly writings about the New Testament to be a spiritual discipline. The course introduces students to the basic content of the New Testament writings, the historical circumstances from which they...

This is an overview of some major traditions of eastern and western Christian spirituality spanning the time period from the New Testament to the twentieth century. The course involves close reading, discussion, and analysis of selected texts. Students also practice a range of Christian spiritual...

This course surveys the history of Christianity from the Reformations of the 16th century to the present, providing an introduction to the history of the church and theology in this period. It attends to diverse figures, movements and practices and includes close reading of selections...

This course is designed to serve as an orientation for the student-interpreter to a general yet critical understanding of the literary, historical, and theological complex of issues involved in the interpretation of the Book of Genesis. The orientation will present an analysis of major methodological...

Through extensive use and discussion of the Book of Discipline, this course seeks to inform United Methodist theological students of the sources, developments, and trends of their denomination’s polity and to prepare them to function effectively within, be appreciative of, and affect creatively that polity....

The purposes of this course are: 1) to help the student review, with appreciation, the United Methodist tradition in light of its historical development; and 2) to help the student appropriate the United Methodist tradition so as to enable responsible participation in the life and...

Part Two of the final phase of the DMin program, in which the student conceives and tests a model of ministry in a specific setting. The Praxis Thesis is the written report that explicates the context, theory, and practice of the student’s model of ministry...

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