TMU2464:  Jesus, Popcorn & Me; 4 Cr. (Elective)

Prof. Ava Carroll                   

Films have the capacity to cause us to experience a range of emotions: for example, fear sadness, joy and anticipation.  Films also have the capability of creating a space for the integration of theological reflection and practice.  This course will explore a hermeneutical approach to film analysis by viewing the “film as the text.”  We will systematically exegete each movie to discover the sacred in the secular.  The “Three World Method” will be used with a mixture of film genres such as comedy, drama, science fiction, animation, anime, action/thriller and fantasy.  There will be discussions on how this film analysis methodology can be used with a variety of ministry age groups.  So bring your sense of fun and don’t forget the popcorn!

BBL3504: Koine Greek; 4 Cr. (Elective)

Prof. Jerry Reisig Interchurch Center Conf. Rm. A

This course is an intensive study of the grammar, syntax, and vocabulary of the Koine Greek of the Second Testament. Students will develop a basic vocabulary and grammar which will allow them to translate simple Bible passages. This course is a requirement for BBL3514: Introduction to Koine Greek 2 & Exegesis

MPC2743:  Crisis Counseling: 3 Cr.

(Face to Face): Sat. July 15, 22 (8:30am-4:30pm) Rm. 411 (Moodle): July 17, 19, 24, 26, 31

MPC2743: Crisis Counseling: 3 Cr.

Prof. Ronald Baard

This class will focus on current pastoral/theological perspectives regarding crisis counseling in pastoral ministry. A range of individual and family crises (including medical crises, sudden loss, addiction, domestic violence, trauma, and physical and mental illness) will be explored through readings, discussions, case studies, in-class role-plays, and carefully selected film and video resources. A major goal here is to work towards each student’s articulation and practical application of a pastoral theology in times of crisis. Enrolled students must have access to a context for the practice of pastoral ministry


HTU1014: Church History 1; 4 Cr. (Yr. B, Required) Prof. Dale Irvin Rm. 330

This course provides an introductory survey to the history of Christianity in its global context, beginning with the early church. Attention is paid to the relationship between Christianity and urban life in a variety of contexts, the wider social and political context in which churches have lived out their ministries, the role of women and others who have been socially marginalized through history, and the development of theological ideas in diverse cultural locations. While the major scope of the course covers earliest Christianity to the dawn of the modern world, a brief survey of the history of Christian churches over the past five centuries is provided at the end of the course.

BBH1004: Bible 1: Intro To the First Testament (OT; the Hebrew Bible)

4 Cr. (Yr. A, Required)

Prof: Jin Hee Han                    Rm. 411: Break-outs: (Sep) 419/421/423         (Oct-Dec) 314/320/321

This course presents an overview of the First Testament/Hebrew Bible commonly known as the Old Testament with a particular emphasis on the formation of the biblical literature and the background of the culture and history of ancient Israel.  Special attention will be paid to the literary structure of the biblical narrative and the social history of the biblical tradition.  Implications for theological reflection and ministry will also be explored.  This course is the first component of the Bible Sequence of the first year of the Master’s programs, and is followed by Bible 2: Exegesis Practicum (January) and Bible 3: Introduction to the Second Testament (spring).  These three courses are best taken in immediate sequence.


TTU1014: Intro to Theology

4 Cr. (Yr. B, Required)

Prof. Peter Heltzel

Rm. 330(Break-out Rooms: 316, 317 & 318)

This foundational course offers an introduction to the nature, methods, and basic themes of Christian theology. Central doctrines are explored both in their classical formulations and contemporary reconstructions in the context of global Christianity. Special attention will be given to the emergence of different types of liberation theologies in the United States, including Black/African-American, feminist/womanist, Hispanic/Latino (a), and ecological theologies.