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wr-523-christian-encounter-w-world-religions

WR 523 - Christian Encounter w/ World Religions

Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

This course examines Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Taoism and evaluates their impact on both Canadian society and world affairs. Some practical strategies for witnessing to the adherents of these non-Christian religions are also proposed.

Professor Joost Pikkert
Text Books
  • Terry Muck, Frances S. Adeney, Christianity Encountering world Religions, Grand Rapids, Baker, 2009.
  • Hopfe & Woodward, Religions of the World, Pierson/Prentice Hall, 2005 or later.
Details

Type: Online   Location: Online  Credits: 3


th-526-christian-ethics

TH 526 - Christian Ethics

Subject: Theology
Term: 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

TH 531 - Systematic Theology

Subject: Theology
Term: 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
pw-431-introduction-to-preaching

PW 431 - Introduction to Preaching

Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

A course consisting of a study of the foundations and fundamentals of biblical preaching. Learning how to develop biblical sermons will be the primary focus of this course. This course will also give students the opportunity to preach in class. These preached sermons will be evaluated by the instructor and by the class.  Prerequisite: BI 412 or permission from the instructor.

Professor Lyle Buyer
Text Books
  • Robinson, Haddon. Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages. 2nd ed. Baker Academic, 2001
  • Stott, John R. W. Between Two Worlds. Eerdmans, 1982.
  • Sunukjian, Donald. Invitation to Biblical Preaching: Proclaiming Truth with Clarity and Relevance. Kregel, 2007.
Details

Type: Semester   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3

pw-631-christian-worship

PW 631 - Christian Worship

Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

An introductory course consisting of class lectures and practical worship ministry assignments. The class lectures will provide an understanding of the theocentric and christocentric focus and  structure of Christian worship. Emphasis will be placed on intentional worship planning based on the Christian Church year and on the role of music in Christian worship. Special attention will be given to: The Christian Year as a desirable framework for intentional long-term worship planning, Baptism and the Lord's Supper (Eucharist), and planning and leading a component of a  worship service in the classroom setting.

Professor Allan Effa
Text Books
  • Cherry, Constance M. The Worship Architect: A Blueprint for Designing Culturally Relevant and Biblically Faithful Services. Baker Academic, 2010.
  • Labberton, Mark. The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God’s Call to Justice. IVP, 2007.
Details

Term: Jan. 6-10  Type: Mod/Hybrid   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3

pl-633-essentials-of-christian-leadership

PL 633 - Essentials of Christian Leadership

Term: Fall 2013

Course Description:

An examination of what constitutes Christian leadership, how leaders are developed and how leadership styles are engaged. In this practicum course, students will also be expected to engage the practice of leadership in local ministry. The goal of this course is to take leadership out of the realm of theory and focus on the practical applications of leadership within local ministry.

Professor Jim Leverette and Terry Fossen
Text Books
  • Brady, Chris, & Orrin Woodward. Launching a Leadership Revolution. New York: Business Plus, 2005.
  • Ford, Leighton.Transforming Leadership: Jesus’ Way of Creating Vision, Shaping Values & Empowering Change. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1991.
  • Malphurs, Aubrey. Leading Leaders. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2005.
  • Sinek, Simon. Start With Why. New York: Penguin, 2009.

Details Type: Mod/Hybrid   Location: Taylor  Credits: 3
pc-531-essentials-of-pastoral-care

PC 531 - Essentials of Pastoral Care

Term: 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

PC 431 - Personal Development and Ministry

Term: 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