ID Title Professor
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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 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