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pc-531-essentials-of-pastoral-care
Category: Pastoral Care
Manufacturer: Fall 2013

Course Description:

An introductory course dealing with the theology, theory, and practice of pastoral care in the context of Christian ministry. Attention will also be given to how pastoral care is performed though the leading of special worship services: Lord's Supper, baptism, weddings, and funerals, etc

Professor Len Thompson
Text Books
  • Miller, Calvin. Letters to a Young Pastor.Colorado Springs: David C. Cook Publishers, 2011, (256 pages)
  • Purves, Andrew. Pastoral Theology in the Classical Tradition. Louisville, Ken.: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2001 (125 pages)
  • Patton, John. Pastoral Care: An Essential Guide. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2005. (120 pages)
  • Stairs, Jean. Listening for the Soul: Pastoral Care and Spiritual direction. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000. (213 pages)
  • Stone, Howard. Crisis Counselling (3rd Edition). Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009 (128 pages)
  • Thompson, Leonard. Developing the Spiritual Life. Edmonton: Urban Centre for Evangelical Spiritual Formation, 2010.*
  • __________________. Strengthening Spiritual Relationships. Edmonton: Urban Centre for Evangelical Spiritual Formation, 2010.*
  • __________________. Conquering the Flesh Nature. Edmonton: Urban Centre for Evangelical Spiritual Formation, 2010.*
  • __________________. Discerning a Deeper Sense of Calling. Edmonton: Urban Centre for Evangelical Spiritual Formation, 2010.*


* These texts are available through the Urban Sanctuary – either electronically or in printed form.

Details Type: Semester   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3
pc-431-personal-development-and-ministry
Category: Pastoral Care
Manufacturer: Fall 2013

Course Description:

An introductory course that focuses on increasing the interpersonal and intrapsychic awareness of the pastor. The course is geared to helping pastors become  more caring persons by increasing their self-understanding.

Professor Willy Muller
Text Books
  • Bellous, Joyce E. Educating Faith: An approach to Christian Formation. Edmonton, AB:Tall Pine Press, 2012.
  • Dann, Jill & Derek Dann,The Emotional Intelligence Workbook: The Practical Way to Get Results. London, UK: Hodder Education, 2012.
  • Lencioni, Patrick.The Five Temptations of a CEO. San Francisco, CA: Jossey - Bass, 1998.
Details Type: Mod/Hybrid   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3
th-526-christian-ethics
Category: Theology
Manufacturer: Fall 2013

Course Description:

A study of the relation of the Christian faith to the responsibility of the Christian and the church in areas of social concern. Attention will be given to the biblical and theological basis  for such responsibility.

Professor David Williams
Text Books

Textbook(s):

  • Stassen, Glen H.  and David P. Gushee. Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context(IVP, 2003) –KE
  • Hayes, Richard B., The Moral Vision of The New Testament (Harper, 1996) – MVNT
  • Hauerwas, Stanley M.  The Hauerwas Reader, edited by John Berkman and Michael Cartwright (Duke Press, 2001) – HR
  • Trull, Joe. E.  and James E. Carter. Ministerial Ethics(Baker, 2nd edition, 2004).
Details

Term: Fall  Type: Semester   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3

th-531-systematic-theology
Category: Theology
Manufacturer: Fall 2013

Course Description:

A systematic study of major doctrines of the Christian faith, beginning with the doctrine of God, creation and the fall.

Professor Randal Rauser
Text Books

Textbook(s):

  • Grenz, Stanley. Theology for the Community of God. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2000.
  • Rauser, Randal. Faith Lacking Understanding: Theology Through a Glass Darkly. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2008.
  • Tennent, Timothy C. Theology in the Context of World Christianity. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2007.

Choose one of these two books:

  • Introductory: Sanders, Fred. The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity changes everything. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010.

  • Advanced: Holmes, Stephen R. The Quest for the Trinity: The Doctrine of God in Scripture, History and Modernity. Grand Rapids, MI: IVP Academic, 2012.

Details Type: Mod/Hybrid   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3
th-634-christain-apologetics
Category: Theology
Manufacturer: Winter/Spring 2014

Course Description:

An introduction to the rational defense of the Christian faith including both the identificationof evidence or grounds for Christian belief as well as evidence against non-Christian beliefs. We will also consider the biblical ground of apologetics, different models of apologetics, and the specific apologetic challenges of modernism and postmodernism.

Professor Randal Rauser
Details Type: Semester  Location: Taylor  Credits:3
th-534-christian-worldview
Category: Theology
Manufacturer: Winter/Spring 2014

Course Description:

An introduction to the concept of worldview and the lineaments of the Christian worldview and Christian mind. The course will include both an introduction to the way that Christian  belief impacts all Christian thinking as well as a critical analysis of major challenges to the Christian worldview such as atheistic naturalism, postmodernism and consumerism.

Professor Randal Rauser
Details Type: Semester  Location: Taylor  Credits:3
th-532-systematic-theology-ii
Category: Theology
Manufacturer: Winter/Spring 2014

Course Description:

A continuation of TH 531. Included are the doctrines of Christ, salvation, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and the last things.

Professor Randal Rauser
Details  Type: Semester   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3
fe-442-446-internships
Manufacturer: Fall 2013

Course Description:

This Field Education Experience is designed to advance the process of pastoral formation and preparation in the life of the student through intentional ministry experiences and theological reflection under the guidance of an approved ministry mentor and a spiritual director

Professor Willy Muller
Text Books
  • FE 442 - Hillman, George M. Jr. Ministry Greenhouse: Cultivating Environmentsfor Practical Learning. Herndon, Virginia, The Alban Institute, 2008.
  • FE 443 - Manning, Brennan. The Ragamuffin Gospel. Multnomah, 2005.
  • FE 444 - Nouwen, Henri J.M. In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership. Crossroad Publishing Co., 1997.
  • FE 445 - Scazzero, Peter. The Emotionally Healthy Church. Zondervan, 2003.
  • FE 446 - MacDonald, Gordon. Ordering Your Private World. Thomas Nelson, 2003 OR Miller, Calvin. Letters to a Young Pastor.Colorado, David C. Cook, 2011
  • FE 532  
    • Blanchard, Ken & Hodges Philip, Lead Like Jesus, W Publishing House, a division of Thomas Nelson.2005.
    • Allender, Dan B., Leading With a Limp, Waterbrook Press, Colorado 2006.
Details Type: Online   Location: Online  Credits: 1