Blended Courses

Blended courses are offered using synchronous video, connecting distance students to on-campus courses in real time through our new technology classroom.

Fall 2016

Exegeting the Call and Culture of  of Ministry, part 1, F 110   Tara Hornbacker and Dan Poole

ECC provides a formational context in which to process seminary life and discern readiness to participate in Ministry Formation (F 301). Participants in this course explore the various aspects of Christian ministry with particular attention to pastoral/congregational ministries. Students examine social and spiritual shaping of ministerial identity through specific readings, small group work, theological reflection, and ministry interviews. 1.5 credits per term; 3 credits granted at the successful completion of the entirety of F 110.

Ministry Formation, part 1, F 301   Tara Hornbacker and Dan Poole

Participants engage in critical and constructive reflection concurrent with their field education ministry placement in this year-long course (400 hours in the placement over the course of two semesters.) Students consider a variety of ministry topics, working with case studies and the ministry resources of their faith journeys. Group interaction and leadership are important components of the learning process. For more information see Ministry Formation & field education on page 24. Prerequisites: 27 credit hours completed including: F 110, T/TS 101, one course in biblical studies, one course in ministry studies, and faculty certification of readiness. 3 semester credits per term; 6 granted at the successful completion of the entirety of F 301.

New Testament Exegesis: Gospel of Matthew, B 302   Dan Ulrich

An introduction to the theory and practice of New Testament exegesis, utilizing the Gospel of Matthew as case material. Careful attention will be given to the various worlds of exegetical inquiry: the world within the text, the world behind and around the text, and the world in front of the text. Prerequisite: B 102. 3 semester credits.

Spring 2017

Exegeting the Call and Culture of  of Ministry, part 2, F 110   Tara Hornbacker and Dan Poole

ECC provides a formational context in which to process seminary life and discern readiness to participate in Ministry Formation (F 301). Participants in this course explore the various aspects of Christian ministry with particular attention to pastoral/congregational ministries. Students examine social and spiritual shaping of ministerial identity through specific readings, small group work, theological reflection, and ministry interviews. 1.5 credits per term; 3 credits granted at the successful completion of the entirety of F 110.

Ministry Formation, part 2, F 301   Tara Hornbacker and Dan Poole

Participants engage in critical and constructive reflection concurrent with their field education ministry placement in this year-long course (400 hours in the placement over the course of two semesters.) Students consider a variety of ministry topics, working with case studies and the ministry resources of their faith journeys. Group interaction and leadership are important components of the learning process. For more information see Ministry Formation, F 301 on page 25 of the Academic Catalog. Prerequisites: 27 credit hours completed, including F 110, T/TS 101, one course in biblical studies, one course in ministry studies, and faculty certification of readiness. 3 semester credits per term; 6 granted at the successful completion of the entirety of F 301.

Theological Anthropology, T 305   Nate Inglis

Theological anthropology is the study of human nature in relation to God.  It intersects with questions of grace, sin, salvation, and the person of Jesus Christ.  By putting traditional Christian views of humanity in dialogue with insights from the natural and social sciences, we will focus on current questions about gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality, disability, culture, the distinction between human beings and other animals, humanity’s relationship to the natural world, and what it means to be human.

MDiv Review, F 502   Tara Hornbacker, Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm, and Russell Haitch

As the capstone course of the MDiv program, this course challenges students to interpret, integrate, and communicate what they have learned in previous course work and ministerial experiences. Students will also anticipate future ministry settings as they apply their learning to theological topics of ongoing interest and concern. Students will compile a portfolio of previous work, complete an oral interview with faculty, and write a final project. 3 semester credits.

The following course is offered by Earlham School of Religion.

Writing Seminar, WR 350   Ben Brazil

Practice in all facets necessary for preparing a major writing project for the reading public (writing, revising, editing, market research, queries). Students will develop a contract of what they intend to accomplish by the end of the semester: goals, completed writing, and materials necessary for publishing that writing. Direction for the course is determined in part by students’ interests and needs as they work toward publication of their writing projects. Workshop format. Prerequisite: WR 101 and any 200 level writing course. 3 semester credits.

 

Course listings are subject to change.  Please be sure to check the Registrar’s current course schedule on the Seminary Academic Services website for possible additional courses or corrections.