ID Title Professor
BCS 5522 CL
Spiritual Formation in the Black Tradition: Workshops/Retreat 3
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Walker
Spiritual Formation in the Black Tradition: Workshops/Retreat 3 Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 30-31; February 27-28; April 10-11 and will be held at the McCreary Center, 1508 East 71 St, Cleveland OH 44103. Call 216-431-1989 for assistance.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
2 Credit Hours

This course explores the heritage and modalities of spiritual formation in the Black Tradition and engages students in traditional and contemporary practices and activities by means of workshops, seminars, or retreat formats. Particular attention will be given to how spiritually forming activities interface with issues of justice. This course will alternate with BCS 5523, which explores the same concerns using different resources.

Crystal Walker cwalker3@ashland.edu
BCS 6615 CL
Preaching in the Black Tradition
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Myers
Preaching in the Black Tradition Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of February 13-14; March 20-21; April 17-18 and will be held at the McCreary Center, 1508 East 71st St., Cleveland OH 44103. Call 216-431-1989 for assistance.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
3 Credit Hours

This course is intended to introduce students to the history of the black preaching tradition in the United States, and to the various forms of preaching that are presently employed by black preachers throughout the country. The primary emphasis will be on the rich diversity of form and content that falls under the term “Black Preaching.” This is not a how-to course that promises students that they will be able to preach in a certain way. Preaching is an art form and a system of work and study habits that each person must develop and refine over time. This course is meant to offer wide exposure to the concepts and definitions of Black Preaching.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
BCS 6665 DE
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study
S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Smith
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will meet on January 17, February 21, March 28, April 18 and will contain a hybrid component.
Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

One of the defining characteristics of postcolonial biblical interpretation is distinguishing between the biblical reading strategies of dominant cultures and dominated cultures. Drawing especially upon cultural criticism, cultural studies, social location ideology, and cross disciplinary study, this approach seeks to unmask the power dynamics involved in biblical reading strategies in order to examine, critique, confront and challenge the effects upon both the individual and the culture. Moreover, this approach seeks to broaden the student’s exposure as well as engage the student in a genuine global dialogue with voices from the marginalized, colonized, disenfranchised, and dispossessed with the goal of uncovering and using reading strategies that liberate and empower the powerless.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
BCS 6665 CL
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Myers
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 23-24; February 20-21; March 27-28 and will be held at the McCreary Center, 1508 East 71 St, Cleveland OH 44103. Call 216-431-1989 for assistance.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
3 Credit Hours

One of the defining characteristics of postcolonial biblical interpretation is distinguishing between the biblical reading strategies of dominant cultures and dominated cultures. Drawing especially upon cultural criticism, cultural studies, social location ideology, and cross disciplinary study, this approach seeks to unmask the power dynamics involved in biblical reading strategies in order to examine, critique, confront and challenge the effects upon both the individual and the culture. Moreover, this approach seeks to broaden the student’s exposure as well as engage the student in a genuine global dialogue with voices from the marginalized, colonized, disenfranchised, and dispossessed with the goal of uncovering and using reading strategies that liberate and empower the powerless.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
BCS 7705 CL
Internship in Black Church Studies 2
Su: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Myers
Internship in Black Church Studies 2 Download Syllabus Orientation session to be held Sunday, January 11. This course will be held at the McCreary Center, 1508 East 71 St, Cleveland OH 44103. Call 216-431-1989 for assistance.

Sunday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
McCreary Center
2 Credit Hours

This course engages students in an Internship in Black Church Studies under the supervision of a mentor. The primary goal of the Internship is to connect the student holistically and intimately with the life of the institution so that the student is identified as "one of them." The internship also mentors, guides and assists students in their efforts to secure employment in ministries suited to their calling.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
BSG 5501 CL
Engaging Texts & Contexts
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hawk
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to a three-fold framework for biblical interpretation involving the investigation of the "world in front of the text" (between the text's composition and us as readers), the "world within the text" (the close reading of the text itself), and the "world behind the text" (the environment and situation that contributes to the occasion and shaping of the text, and therefore its contextual interpretation). The applicability of this model also to the literature and contexts of other curricular areas will also be demonstrated.

L. Daniel Hawk, PhD dhawk@ashland.edu 419-289-5172
BSG 5501 DL
Engaging Texts & Contexts
Mournet
Engaging Texts & Contexts Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to a three-fold framework for biblical interpretation involving the investigation of the "world in front of the text" (between the text's composition and us as readers), the "world within the text" (the close reading of the text itself), and the "world behind the text" (the environment and situation that contributes to the occasion and shaping of the text, and therefore its contextual interpretation). The applicability of this model also to the literature and contexts of other curricular areas will also be demonstrated.

Terence C. Mournet, PhD tmournet@ashland.edu 419-289-5181
BSG 6665 DE
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study
S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Smith
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will meet on January 17, February 21, March 28, April 18 and will contain a hybrid component.
Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

One of the defining characteristics of postcolonial biblical interpretation is distinguishing between the biblical reading strategies of dominant cultures and dominated cultures. Drawing especially upon cultural criticism, cultural studies, social location ideology, and cross disciplinary study, this approach seeks to unmask the power dynamics involved in biblical reading strategies in order to examine, critique, confront and challenge the effects upon both the individual and the culture. Moreover, this approach seeks to broaden the student’s expo-sure as well as engage the student in a genuine global dialogue with voices from the marginalized, colonized, disenfranchised, and dispossessed with the goal of uncovering and using reading strategies that liberate and empower the powerless.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
BSG 6665 CL
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Myers
Post-Colonial Approaches to Biblical Study Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 23-24; February 20-21; March 27-28 and will be held at the McCreary Center, 1508 East 71 St, Cleveland OH 44103. Call 216-431-1989 for assistance.

Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
3 Credit Hours

One of the defining characteristics of postcolonial biblical interpretation is distinguishing between the biblical reading strategies of dominant cultures and dominated cultures. Drawing especially upon cultural criticism, cultural studies, social location ideology, and cross disciplinary study, this approach seeks to unmask the power dynamics involved in biblical reading strategies in order to examine, critique, confront and challenge the effects upon both the individual and the culture. Moreover, this approach seeks to broaden the student’s expo-sure as well as engage the student in a genuine global dialogue with voices from the marginalized, colonized, disenfranchised, and dispossessed with the goal of uncovering and using reading strategies that liberate and empower the powerless.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
CHP 6650 DL
Advanced Ethics for Ministry Practitioners
Corbin Reuschling
Advanced Ethics for Ministry Practitioners Download Syllabus Online 2 Credit Hours

This advanced course provides an in-depth and focused study on ethical is-sues and Christian moral responses pertinent for a variety of ministry con-texts. This course may be taught in conjunction with ETH 6650, for this 2 hours course only.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
CHP 7790 AS
Capstone Experience for Chaplaincy
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Swope
Capstone Experience for Chaplaincy Download Syllabus This course will meet on the weekend of April 17-18.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
1 Credit Hours

Graduating chaplaincy students will synthesize the subject-matter knowledge they have acquired, integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge, and connect theory with application in preparation for entry into professional ministry by offering a comprehensive report on a chaplaincy setting to which they feel called. The final project will include reflection on artifacts from courses in the chaplaincy core.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
CHS 5500 AS
The Story of the Christian Faith
W: 8:00AM-12:00PM
Stoffer
The Story of the Christian Faith Download Syllabus Wednesday - 8:00AM-12:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course enables students to understand the development of the church in historical context, with special emphasis on the theological, cultural, philosophical, and political factors that shaped the church.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
CHS 6615 AS
History and Literature of Christian Spirituality
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Snyder
History and Literature of Christian Spirituality Download Syllabus This class will meet the weekends of January 23-24; February 20-21; March 21 (Retreat Day) and April 24-25. It will also have a hybrid component.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course is a chronological survey of outstanding devotional writings from the apostolic age to the present. The focus will be on the breadth of this literature as well as acquaintance with major authors and their works.

Rev. Thomas A. Snyder, ThM tsnyder@ashland.edu 419-496-1397
CHS 6637 AS
Christianity in America
Th: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Stoffer
Christianity in America Download Syllabus Thursday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This is a study of Christianity in the American environment from the seventeenth century to the present. The transplanting of the European churches, the development of unique expressions in Christianity in America and the nature of Christianity will be examined.

Dale R. Stoffer dstoffer@ashland.edu 419-289-5985
CHS 7798 AS
Senior Seminar
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Emptage
Senior Seminar DATES ARE YET TO BE DETERMINED.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course provides the capstone experience for students enrolled in the Master of Arts (Historical and Theological Studies) program. Students will write a seminar paper presenting the results of their investigation of a particular historical or theological problem. If there are not enough students to populate a regular class, students will write their papers in the context of either an advanced-level elective course or an independent study project. In either case, students will also be expected to present and discuss their projects at a gathering of other MA (HTS) students and faculty during the late Spring.

Ronald Emptage, Ph.D. remptage@ashland.edu
CLD 6630 CL
Leading the People of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Bevere
Leading the People of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

This course equips students to develop a philosophy of leadership, based upon a biblical, theological, and Christian tradition. This will include both character and competency issues that leaders must know, develop and apply within their context of ministry. This course will also orient the students to healthy congregational structures, administration, and stewardship with a particular emphasis on essential financial processes. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Matthew Bevere, DMin mbevere@ashland.edu 419-289-5815
CLD 6675 DE
Team Coaching
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Lewis
Team Coaching Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 30-31 and April 10-11 and will contain a hybrid component.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

While the other courses in this track are specifically built on individual coaching relationships (one on one), this course explores the distinctives in coaching a team or group, how that differs from one on one coaching, and best practices for maximum effectiveness.

Matt Lewis, DMin mlewis@ashland.edu 419-289-5485
CRE 5501 DE
Forming the People of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Morton
Forming the People of God Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of February 27-28, March 20-21 and April 10-11. There will also be a hybrid element to the course.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course explores the biblical and theological principles and processes for making disciples in the local church. Attention will be given to how the Christian leader can be a forming and transforming agent for discipleship in the community of faith. Skills related to teaching and leading a small group Bible study will be addressed. Educational and developmental theory will be consulted in pursuit of course aims.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
CRE 5501 AS
Forming the People of God
Th: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Morton
Forming the People of God Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course explores the biblical and theological principles and processes for making disciples in the local church. Attention will be given to how the Christian leader can be a forming and transforming agent for discipleship in the community of faith. Skills related to teaching and leading a small group Bible study will be addressed. Educational and developmental theory will be consulted in pursuit of course aims.

Dawn Morton, Ed.D. dmorton@ashland.edu 419-560-2468
CRE 5503 COL
Disciple-Making and the Community of Faith
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Thompson
Disciple-Making and the Community of Faith This class will meet the weekends of January 16-17, February 13-14, March 20-21, and April 17-18.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course seeks to give grounding to the work of disciple-making by understanding the redemptive purpose and communal nature of the church. Relational practices for making disciples and building community will be emphasized. Additionally, biblical strategies for disciple-making will receive attention.

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
CTH 5510 COL
Spring
Fundamentals of Christian Theology
T: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Colijn
Fundamentals of Christian Theology Spring Download Syllabus THIS COURSE IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS IN THE MA IN CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING DEGREE PROGRAM.
Tuesday - 6:30PM-8:30PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

This course is a survey of Christian theology for students in professional counseling. Building upon key themes in biblical theology, the course gives students an overview of Christian doctrines, with special attention to issues important in counseling. The course is designed to expose students to a variety of theological perspectives so that they can develop a coherent theological framework for themselves as Christian professionals and so that they can engage the religious views of Christian clients with integrity and respect.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CTH 5520 DE
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Beachy
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 9-10; February 6-7; March 13-14 and will contain a hybrid component.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course addresses the traditional topics of systematic theology as a narrative of salvation history. It is designed to equip students with a comprehensive and coherent theological framework for engaging in life and ministry in light of the present and future reign of God.

Bill Beachy
CTH 5520 CL
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Bevere
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
3 Credit Hours

This course addresses the traditional topics of systematic theology as a narrative of salvation history. It is designed to equip students with a comprehensive and coherent theological framework for engaging in life and ministry in light of the present and future reign of God.

Allan Bevere abevere@ashland.edu
CTH 5520 DL
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
Colijn
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course addresses the traditional topics of systematic theology as a narrative of salvation history. It is designed to equip students with a comprehensive and coherent theological framework for engaging in life and ministry in light of the present and future reign of God.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CTH 6601 DL
Cross listed with NTS 6652
New Testament Theology
Colijn
New Testament Theology Cross listed with NTS 6652 Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course is a survey of the content of the New Testament revelation historically understood together with an orientation to the major schools of New Testament theology in current scholarship.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
CTH 7798 AS
Senior Seminar
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Emptage
Senior Seminar DATES ARE YET TO BE DETERMINED.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course provides the capstone experience for students enrolled in the Master of Arts (Historical and Theological Studies) program. Students will write a seminar paper presenting the results of their investigation of a particular historical or theological problem. If there are not enough students to populate a regular class, students will write their papers in the context of either an advanced-level elective course or an independent study project. In either case, students will also be expected to present and discuss their projects at a gathering of other MA (HTS) students and faculty during the late Spring.

Ronald Emptage, Ph.D. remptage@ashland.edu
CWP 5512 AS
Worship and the Community of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Rosser
Worship and the Community of God Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to the liturgical life of the Christian faith. Building upon the foundations of the Bible, Christian tradition, and theology, the course provides the necessary information for a robust understanding of Christian corporate worship. In addition, this course examines the ways in which worship plays a fundamental role in forming and sustaining the community of faith. It also presents students the opportunity to acquire and practice the skills that are necessary to plan and lead meaningful corporate worship. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Greg Rosser
ETH 5530 COL
Christian Ethics
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Bevere
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 23-24; February 20-21; and March 27-28 and will have a hybrid component.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course assists students to reflect on moral issues through the perspective of Christian faith and discipleship, by developing responses and practices of justice that bear witness to the full scope of the kingdom of God when applied to a variety of ethical concerns.

Allan Bevere abevere@ashland.edu
ETH 5530 AS
Christian Ethics
W: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Corbin Reuschling
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course assists students to reflect on moral issues through the perspective of Christian faith and discipleship, by developing responses and practices of justice that bear witness to the full scope of the kingdom of God when applied to a variety of ethical concerns.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
ETH 6650 DL
Advanced Ethics
Corbin Reuschling
Advanced Ethics Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course provides an in depth and focused study of contemporary ethical issues and Christian moral responses. This course may be taught in conjunction with CHP 6650, in which case chaplaincy students complete the normal requirements for that 2 hour course.

Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, PhD wcorbin@ashland.edu 419-289-5873
EVG 7726 AS
Cross listed with CHP 7726 and MSS 7726
Navigating the Multi-Faith Context
M: 8:00AM-4:00PM, T: 8:00AM-4:00PM, W: 8:00AM-4:00PM, Th: 8:00AM-4:00PM, F: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Payne
Navigating the Multi-Faith Context Cross listed with CHP 7726 and MSS 7726 Download Syllabus This course is being offered as an intensive course during the the week of January 12-16, Monday-Friday - 8:30am-11:30am; 12:30pm-4:00pm.
Monday - 8:00AM-4:00PM, Tuesday - 8:00AM-4:00PM, Wednesday - 8:00AM-4:00PM, Thursday - 8:00AM-4:00PM, Friday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course explores religion and how various faith traditions practice it. Students will learn numerous ways to study and define religion. The course will help students effectively engage practitioners of other faiths in terms of a given ministry setting. The course gives attention to major world religions, Atheism, and New Religious Movements like the Latter Day Saints and Jehovah Witnesses. Additionally, the course examines the impact of religion on American life.

William P. Payne, PhD wpayne@ashland.edu 419-289-5865
FLD 6601 DL
Field Study Introduction
Swope
Field Study Introduction Download Syllabus This is the Field Study Orientation Seminar schedule for Spring 2015:

Ashland: Thursday January 8th 6-9pm
Cleveland: Wednesday January 7th 6-9pm
Columbus: Friday January 9th 6-9pm
Detroit: Monday January 12 6-9pm

Students are free to attend the seminar at any of the campuses, so if an Ashland student can't make the one on Thursday night, they can drive to Cleveland on Wednesday or Columbus on Friday, for example.
Online
1 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the Field Study program and helps them launch into their Field Study at a Field Site with a Field Mentor. Class includes one face-to-face Orientation Seminar to prepare students for online learning and the rigors of self-directed field education. 50 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6602 DL
Field Study 2
Swope
Field Study 2 Download Syllabus Online .50 Credit Hours

This course continues the work begun in FLD 6601 Field Study Introduction. Students will continue to broaden and deepen their experience in ministry as they work at their Field Site and meet with their Field Mentor. 75 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6605 DL
Field Study 5
Swope
Field Study 5 Download Syllabus Online .50 Credit Hours

This course allows MDIV students to delve deeper into ministry practice. Students will continue in their Field Study with their Field Mentor as they maximize their strengths and develop their growth areas. A portion of the field hours in this class will be used to complete an advanced ministry project in the context of their Field Study. 75 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
FLD 6610 DL
Field Study Capstone
Swope
Field Study Capstone Download Syllabus Online 1 Credit Hours

Students conclude their Field Study through final evaluation and reflection upon their entire seminary experience. The Capstone experience for Field Study includes writing a Case Study, compiling a Capstone Portfolio, and arranging a Graduation Interview with a team of ministerial, personal, and academic mentors. Graduation interviews must be completed by November 15th for December graduation and by April 15th for May graduation. 50 hours of field ministry required.

John Swope, PhD jswope@ashland.edu 419-289-5772
HOM 5511 COL
Proclaiming the Word of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Thompson
Proclaiming the Word of God Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This is the foundational course on preaching. It is concerned with both the construction and delivery of sermons. It involves the important relationship that preaching has with exegesis, theology, and hermeneutics. Special attention is given to the practice of expository preaching as well as the formation of a spiritual life necessary to vitalize and sustain preaching throughout one's ministry. The creative dimensions of sermon-making such as rhetorical device and illustration will receive attention. Each student will preach in this course.

Michael B. Thompson mthomps5@ashland.edu 419-289-5707
HOM 6615 CL
Preaching in the Black Tradition
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Myers
Preaching in the Black Tradition Download Syllabus This course meets the weekends of February 13-14; March 20-21; April 17-18 and will be held at the McCreary Center, 1508 East 71st St., Cleveland OH 44103. Call 216-431-1989 for assistance.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
McCreary Center
3 Credit Hours

This course is intended to introduce students to the history of the black preaching tradition in the United States, and to the various forms of preaching that are presently employed by black preachers throughout the country. The primary emphasis will be on the rich diversity of form and content that falls under the term “Black Preaching.” This is not a how-to course that promises students that they will be able to preach in a certain way. Preaching is an art form and a system of work and study habits that each person must develop and refine over time. This course is meant to offer wide exposure to the concepts and definitions of Black Preaching.

William H. Myers, PhD wmmhmyers@aol.com 216-431-5468
ITS 5500 DL
STEP ONE Platform
Hudson
STEP ONE Platform Online Pass/Fail Credit Hours

This 5-week introductory, online, non-credit platform that will set the student on pace for a thriving Seminary journey by exposing them to several tools necessary for success. Student will have an opportunity to give feedback on their experience as an entering new student through the ESQ (Entering Student Questionnaire). Student will complete a writing assessment to gain a better understanding of what is necessary for academic writing success at Ashland. Opportunity will be given to each student to learn how to navigate through an online format via a LMS (Learning Management System). Participation in online dialogue with fellow students, devotions, email correspondence, videos, and special readings are all a part of this introductory platform. Additionally, we are excited to be able to offer an opportunity for the student to complete a personality assessment to discover personal strengths and preferences that will enhance a deeper knowledge of one's self. This will be achieved through a one on one meeting with a certified MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) practitioner about the results of their personality assessment and its integration with their learning style, family life, relationships and career goals. Lastly, each student will be assigned to an academic advisor who will put together a MAP (My Advising Plan) for an appropriate and successful educational journey at ATS.

Carrie D. Hudson, DMin chudson2@ashland.edu 419-289-5183
ITS 7790 AS
Senior Seminar/Capstone
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Emptage
Senior Seminar/Capstone DATES ARE YET TO BE DETERMINED.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

The Senior Seminar is meant to be an interdisciplinary experience in which students conduct research in either a field of their special interest or a general topic selected by faculty leading the seminar. Students will be encouraged to critically reflect upon a topic from a biblical, historical or theological perspective. Students will share the results of their research in a paper presentation in a seminar format.

Ronald Emptage, Ph.D. remptage@ashland.edu
MSS 5501 DL
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community - CLOSED
Douglass
Kingdom Mission in a Global Community - CLOSED Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course presents the mission of God (mission Dei) and lays biblical, theological, and practical foundations for its conceptualization. It also exposes students to the worldwide context as it explores issues related to Christian missions, the intersection of Christianity and world religions, and the global church.

J. Robert Douglass, PhD rdougla1@ashland.edu 419-289-5719
NTS 5502 DL
Biblical Greek 2
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
deSilva
Biblical Greek 2 Download Syllabus This course will be taught synchronously, which means the student is required to join an online web-meeting on the listed day and times.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Online
3 Credit Hours

This is the second of a two-course sequence that trains students to use the original language of the New Testament competently for preaching, teaching, and study. Emphasis is placed on how the language works. Students are taught the principles of Greek grammar, a basic vocabulary, how to read the Greek New Testament, translation strategies, and the basic exegetical skills appropriate to the stages of their facility in the language.

David A. deSilva, Ph.D. ddesilva@ashland.edu 941-764-6047
NTS 5502 AS
Biblical Greek 2
W: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Byron
Biblical Greek 2 Download Syllabus Wednesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This is the second of a two-course sequence that trains students to use the original language of the New Testament competently for preaching, teaching, and study. Emphasis is placed on how the language works. Students are taught the principles of Greek grammar, a basic vocabulary, how to read the Greek New Testament, translation strategies, and the basic exegetical skills appropriate to the stages of their facility in the language.

John Byron, PhD jbyron@ashland.edu 419-289-5722
NTS 5511 DE
Introduction to the New Testament
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Smith
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the critical study and interpretation of the New Testament. The course focuses student on hearing the New Testament writings as pastoral responses shaped by and addressing first-century socio-historical settings. It includes exploration of their theological and narrative content, exposure to diverse interpretive approaches, and examination of literary, historical and cultural issues relevant to their interpretation.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
NTS 5511 AS
Introduction to the New Testament
T: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Mournet
Introduction to the New Testament Download Syllabus Tuesday - 8:30AM-11:30AM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the critical study and interpretation of the New Testament. The course focuses student on hearing the New Testament writings as pastoral responses shaped by and addressing first-century socio-historical settings. It includes exploration of their theological and narrative content, exposure to diverse interpretive approaches, and examination of literary, historical and cultural issues relevant to their interpretation.

Terence C. Mournet, PhD tmournet@ashland.edu 419-289-5181
NTS 6652 DL
Cross listed with CTH 6601
New Testament Theology
Colijn
New Testament Theology Cross listed with CTH 6601 Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This course is a survey of the content of the New Testament revelation historically understood together with an orientation to the major schools of New Testament theology in current scholarship.

Brenda B. Colijn, PhD bcolijn@ashland.edu 419-289-5980
OTS 5502 DL
Biblical Hebrew 2
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Baker
Biblical Hebrew 2 Download Syllabus This course will be taught synchronously, which means the student is required to join an online web-meeting on the listed day and times.
Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Online
3 Credit Hours

This course builds on the linguistic and exegetical skills learned in the first semester of Biblical Hebrew as we read more extended segments of scripture and explore pivotal nuances of expression often bypassed in translations.

David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu 419-289-5177
OTS 5511 DL
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1)
Baker
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 1) Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

This study focuses on the content, interpretation, and theology of the books of the Old Testament canon from Genesis through 2 Kings. Besides concerted study in the biblical text, the course explores aspects of the history, societies, and literature of the ancient Near East relevant to the interpretation of these books and their reception in the New Testament.

David W. Baker, PhD dbaker@ashland.edu 419-289-5177
OTS 5512 DE
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)
W: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Smith
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2) Download Syllabus Wednesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This study focuses on the content, interpretation, and theology of the books of the Old Testament canon from Chronicles through Malachi. It will also explore the ancient Near Eastern context for these books and their relevance for the New Testament.

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
PCC 5520 COL
Well-Being in Ministry
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Lewis
Well-Being in Ministry Download Syllabus Monday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course equips students to experience ongoing personal development and growth necessary for well-being in ministry. Attention will be given to core identity, character, calling, and competency, identified within the course as the upward, inward, outward, and forward journeys. The course will detail the challenges of Christian ministry and their impact on personal and professional well-being, highlighting essential commitments clergy must make in prayer, spiritual formation, inner transformation, and supportive community within the context of ministry. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Matt Lewis, DMin mlewis@ashland.edu 419-289-5485
PCC 5520 AS
Well-Being in Ministry
T: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Wardle
Well-Being in Ministry Download Syllabus Tuesday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course equips students to experience ongoing personal development and growth necessary for well-being in ministry. Attention will be given to core identity, character, calling, and competency, identified within the course as the upward, inward, outward, and forward journeys. The course will detail the challenges of Christian ministry and their impact on personal and professional well-being, highlighting essential commitments clergy must make in prayer, spiritual formation, inner transformation, and supportive community within the context of ministry. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Terry Wardle twardle@ashland.edu 419-289-5774
PCC 5520 DE
Well-Being in Ministry
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Pangborn
Well-Being in Ministry Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 23-24, February 20-21 and March 27-28 and will contain a hybrid component.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
3 Credit Hours

This course equips students to experience ongoing personal development and growth necessary for well-being in ministry. Attention will be given to core identity, character, calling, and competency, identified within the course as the upward, inward, outward, and forward journeys. The course will detail the challenges of Christian ministry and their impact on personal and professional well-being, highlighting essential commitments clergy must make in prayer, spiritual formation, inner transformation, and supportive community within the context of ministry. (Ministry Cohort Course)

Pamela Pangborn ppangbor@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
PCC 6653 AS
Chronic Illness, Dying and Grieving
Th: 1:30PM-4:30PM
Davis
Chronic Illness, Dying and Grieving Download Syllabus Thursday - 1:30PM-4:30PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

This course will provide students with the understanding and competency necessary to effectively minister to individuals experiencing health related crises. Students will be assisted in developing an understanding of death and grief based on biblical and historical perspectives which will help facilitate endeavors to embrace their own mortality and examine its implications for the way they live their lives, as well as provide practical skills for counseling the terminally ill and those who suffer from grief and loss.

Teresa Davis, M.A., P.C.C.-S. tdavis3@ashland.edu
SPF 5542 COL
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Jacques
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus This courses meets the weekends of February 13-14; March 20-21; April 17-18.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Columbus
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the varieties of prayer in the Christian tradition. It focuses on the role of prayer in the formation of believers in the image of Christ for the sake of the church and the world. Students will practice a variety of individual and corporate prayer forms for personal and ministry formation. This course is graded pass/fail.

Jane Jacques jjacques@ashland.edu
SPF 5542 DE
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Monacelli
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the varieties of prayer in the Christian tradition. It focuses on the role of prayer in the formation of believers in the image of Christ for the sake of the church and the world. Students will practice a variety of individual and corporate prayer forms for personal and ministry formation. This course is graded pass/fail.

Louise Monacelli lmonacelli@sbcglobal.net 248-506-9488
SPF 5542 AS
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Watson
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 9-10; February 6-7; March 13-14.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the varieties of prayer in the Christian tradition. It focuses on the role of prayer in the formation of believers in the image of Christ for the sake of the church and the world. Students will practice a variety of individual and corporate prayer forms for personal and ministry formation. This course is graded pass/fail.

JoAnn Ford Watson, PhD jwatson@ashland.edu 419-207-9630
SPF 5542 CL
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Jacques
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer Download Syllabus This course will meet the weekends of January 30-31; February 27-28; April 10-11.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Cleveland
2 Credit Hours

This course introduces students to the varieties of prayer in the Christian tradition. It focuses on the role of prayer in the formation of believers in the image of Christ for the sake of the church and the world. Students will practice a variety of individual and corporate prayer forms for personal and ministry formation. This course is graded pass/fail.

Jane Jacques jjacques@ashland.edu
SPF 6615 AS
History and Literature ot Christian Spirituality
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Snyder
History and Literature ot Christian Spirituality Download Syllabus This class will meet the weekends of January 23-24; February 20-21; March 21 (Retreat Day) and April 24-25. It will also have a hybrid component.
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Ashland
3 Credit Hours

Rev. Thomas A. Snyder, ThM tsnyder@ashland.edu 419-496-1397
SPF 6667 COL
Women Spiritual Writers
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Pierce
Women Spiritual Writers Download Syllabus Thursday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Columbus
3 Credit Hours

This course offers an in-depth study of the primary writings of prominent women in the field of spirituality throughout Christian history. Particular writers to be studied are Perpetua, Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, Susanna Wesley, Phoebe Palmer, Amanda Berry Smith, and Evelyn Underhill.

Onalee Pierce opierce@ashland.edu
SPF 6675 DL
Social Dynamics of Spirituality
Jacques
Social Dynamics of Spirituality Download Syllabus Online 3 Credit Hours

An exploration of the corporate dimension of spirituality as it pertains to both worship and service. The course will include participation in Christian community and ministry to the needy.

Jane Jacques jjacques@ashland.edu