An introduction to the Old Testament, including its ancient Near Eastern context, its literary nature, its major themes, its importance for understanding the New Testament, and its relevance for today.
An introduction to theology that answers the question: What do Christians believe and why? The course examines the sources of theological authority; theological method based on those sources; the content of Christian belief; and how theology relates to individual, communal and global life.
A survey of major developments in the history of Christianity from the early church through to the 21st Century.
This course aims to help students’ spiritual formation, through engagement with Scripture and a variety of Christian spiritual traditions, reflection on their own and others’ foundational experiences, and the development of spiritual practices for life and vocation.

Through this course, students will identify trends in culture and explore modes of communication likely to be effective in a variety of cultural contexts. Students will examine how narrative functions to create meaning, and will engage multiple genres within and without the Scriptural narrative to engage, interpret, apply, and incarnate the text in faithful, creative, and prophetic ways. Special attention will be given to the link between ecclesiology and preaching. Considerable time will be given to the role of the imagination in communicating the Gospel. This course will integrate the right and left-brain, engaging participants as artists in a studio and students in a classroom. Using a collaborative environment, we will seek to nurture the heart and head of the preacher as well as the art and craft of preaching.