Courses for Spring 2013
Here is what we are offering through The Journey in Spring; yes, the list is a little shorter than usual. If you know of someone interested in pursuing seminary ministry equipping, and perhaps needing a little extra coaching, either of the introductory courses, Intro to Bible or Intro to Theology could be presented if there is interest.
The Journey is an expression of ACTS Seminaries in Langley, offering graduate courses in Edmonton. We are here to provide top-quality ministry equipping and opportunity for replenishing without the need to relocate.
In the upcoming Spring ‘13 semester (Jan-April) we have two courses coming – “Pastoral and Theological Themes in 1 Corinthians” (Ed Stuckey) and “Greek and Hebrew Tools” (Jerry Shepherd). Note that the “Language Tools” course is offered through The Journey in conjunction with Taylor Seminary. For this course, students will pay tuition to, and receive credit from, the school under which they register (that is, either ACTS or Taylor).
To register, go to the ACTS website (http://acts.twu.ca/programs/the-journey), but also be sure to let me know you are registering. Tuition for the Corinthians course is $320 per credit hour, and for the Language Tools course is $300 per credit hour; the audit rate is $145 per credit hour. Registrations should be in by Dec 31, 2012.
For further information and a syllabus for either course, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
BIE/THS 691 Pastoral and Theological Themes in 1 Corinthians – Feb 7-9 (8:30-4:30) daily
Credit Value: 3 hours
Venue: Ellerslie Road Baptist Church, 10603 Ellerslie Road, Edmonton
While Paul’s first letter to the believers in Corinth is often associated simply with addressing disorders in the church, including factionalism, immorality, philosophical elitism, distorted spirituality, and arrogant “charismania,” this letter offers profound and relevant insights for the practice of pastoral leadership, all the while grounding these insights in high theology at the heart of the Christian message. The course explores Paul’s letter as not simply a somewhat hurried response to issues in a first century church, but as a universal challenge to THE church offering one of the finest examples in Scripture of how theological realities drive not only the mindset we profess, the message we proclaim and the methods we practice in public ministry, but the spirituality and service we live out in personal walk. Finally, the course includes numerous suggestions toward preaching and teaching this remarkable book among Christian believers today.
Instructor: Dr Ed Stuckey is a long-time pastor and presently Director of The Journey and adjunct instructor at ACTS Seminaries. He has a ThM and DMin from Dallas Theological Seminary.
BI 514 Greek and Hebrew Tools Apr 29-May 10, 2013, 8:30 – 12:30 daily.
Credit value: 3 hours
Venue: Taylor Seminary
This course is a beginning introduction to biblical Hebrew and biblical Greek designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the proper use of the various lexicons, concordances, word-study aids, and critical commentaries.
(Note regarding the time commitment: This is a two-week intensive. While the time commitment is extensive for the duration of the course, there are no assignments beyond this two-week period.)
Instructor: Dr Jerry Shepherd is Assoc Prof of OT at Taylor Seminary, Edmonton (since 1993). He has an MAR and PhD from Westminster Theological Seminary
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