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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

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
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