ID Title Professor
BCS/BSG 5515 DE
African American Biblical Interpretation
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Smith
African American Biblical Interpretation Download Syllabus Dates: Jan 19-20; Feb 16-17; Mar 16-17; Apr 20-21

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

This course will examine the historical roots of hermeneutical ideologies and methodologies that have ignored and/or denied the influence of people of African descent in the Bible and upon the Bible. More basically, the course will examine the de-Africanization of the Bible, address this phenomenon by re-Africanizing the Bible and illustrate how the peculiar perspective and development of an African American hermeneutic contributes a fresh and needed insight for the Christian church as regards biblical interpretation

Mitzi J. Smith, PhD msmith19@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
CRE 5503 DE
Disciple-Making and the Community of Faith
W: 6:00PM-9:00PM
TBA
Disciple-Making and the Community of Faith Wednesday - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Detroit
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.

TBA TBA
ETH 5530 DE
Christian Ethics
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Bevere
Christian Ethics Download Syllabus January 26-27; February 23-24; March 23-24, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
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 R. Bevere, PhD abevere@ashland.edu 330-203-3798
HOM 5511 DE
Proclaiming the Word of God
F: 6:00PM-9:00PM, S: 8:00AM-4:00PM
Beachy
Proclaiming the Word of God Download Syllabus January 12/13; February 9/10; March 9/10; April 13/14, 2018
Friday - 6:00PM-9:00PM, Saturday - 8:00AM-4:00PM
Detroit
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.

William M. Beachy, PhD wbeachy2@ashland.edu 248-559-1400
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