Courses in Pennsylvania

2019 Spring Courses 

FS 502L:  Formation in God’s Story 2   (Traditional Classroom Course - 2 credits)
Listen to your life narrative and locate your personal story within the larger picture of God’s story as recorded in scripture. Through engaging with different spiritual practices, reading, prayerful reflection, New Testament story-listening and creating a rule of life, you will continue to develop prayerful attention to your personal, spiritual, and ministry formation. 
Tuesdays, 5:30-9:00 pm, Feb. 5, 12, 26; Mar. 5, 19, 26; Apr. 9
EMU at Lancaster
Ron Adams, DMin and Sarah Ann Bixler, PhD student

BVG 511L:  Basics of Biblical Languages   (Traditional Classroom Course - 3 credits)
Students learn the Greek and Hebrew alphabets and enough of the basics of the languages to work with various language tools, such as lexicons, analytical lexicons, concordances and interlinear Bibles. Also treated are some of the difficulties and challenges of translating the Scriptures into modern language.  Workbook exercises, lectures, readings and class discussions serve as the basic format of the course.
Schedule:  Mondays, 6:00pm-9:00pm, Jan 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4. 11, 18, 25. Apr. 1, 8, 15
Location:  EMU at Lancaster
Instructor: Mark Fretz, PhD

CTT 634L:  Living Theology   (Traditional Classroom Course - 3 credits)
Theology is the essential and ongoing task of faithful reflection on our life lived with deliberation in the
presence of God. Theology involves and engages all we are and all we do, and demands our attentiveness to everything around us. The theological integrity of the Christian community is grounded in this task of disciplined, discerning examination of the meaning of daily life in Christ. When we do this task well, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, it illuminates everything we do. Through an engagement with a variety of texts, written and otherwise, this course will help us know what it means to embrace “living theology.”
Schedule:  Thursdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm, January 17 through April 18
Location:  EMU at Lancaster
Instructor: Krishana Suckau, ThD

CTH 527L: Bible Survey & Anabaptist Hermeneutics  (Traditional Classroom Course - 2 credits)
Meets Gateway requirements  
This course introduces students to the historical and literary sweep of the Bible as a record of God’s salvation story. Students will examine various genres of biblical literature, understand different hermeneutic approaches, and formulate a defensible personal biblical hermeneutic. 
Schedule: February 15 - March 30 (Feb 15-16 and March 29-30)
Location: Dock Mennonite Academy in Landsdale, PA
Instructor: Emily Ralph Servant, PhD 


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