ID Title Professor
BSG 5501 CL
Engaging Texts & Contexts
Th: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Hawk
Engaging Texts & Contexts 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
CLD 6630 CL
Leading the People of God
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Bevere
Leading the People of God 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
CTH 5520 CL
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God
M: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Bevere
Christian Theology for the Kingdom of God 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
OTS 5512 CL
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2)
T: 6:00PM-9:00PM
Crow
Introduction to the Old Testament (Part 2) Tuesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Cleveland
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.

Timothy Crow tcrow@ashland.edu
SPF 5542 CL
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Jacques
Spiritual Formation Core (2): Prayer 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