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LANG 511VancouverIntroductory Old Testament Hebrew II3.00 - 3.002015 Summer SessionJun 29 - Aug 14Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur«LANG 511
Introductory Old Testament Hebrew II
In this intensive course, you will learn the basic morphology, syntax, and vocabulary of biblical Hebrew, laying the foundations for a lifetime of reading the original text of the Old Testament. Techniques will first involve reading and writing, and second, listening, speaking, and acting. Deepen your connection to the language for long-term retention and greater fluency of reading.
Please note this is part two of a two-part class. Introductory Old Testament Hebrew I & II are designed to be taken as one seven-week long course from June 29–August 14. If you have already completed part I, you can register for this part separately.
Note: Each section has a maximum enrollment of 30 students.
Are you in full-time vocational ministry (church, parachurch, mission organization)? You may qualify for the Mary of Bethany Language Fund for Ministers.Credit Hours:3Audit Hours:3Prerequisites:Lang 510: Introductory Old Testament Hebrew ILANG 551VancouverIntroductory New Testament Greek I and IICarolyn Hindmarsh3.00 - 3.002015 Summer SessionJun 29 - Aug 14Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur«LANG 551
Introductory New Testament Greek I and IIThis course is also offered as LANG.550
In this intensive course, you will learn the foundational vocabulary, morphology, grammar, and syntax you need in order to translate large portions of the Greek New Testament by the end of the summer. The pace is rapid and the workload is heavy, but many students find the immersion experience to be richly rewarding.
Please note this is part two of a two-part class. Introductory New Testament Greek I & II are designed to be taken as one seven-week long course from June 29–August 14. If you have already completed part I, you can register for this part separately.
Note: Each section has a maximum enrollment of 30 students.
Are you in full-time vocational ministry (church, parachurch, mission organization)? You may qualify for the Mary of Bethany Language Fund for Ministers.Credit Hours:3Prerequisites:BIBL 613VancouverThe Gospel According to Moses: Deuteronomy2.00 - 3.002015 Summer SessionJul 20 - Jul 31Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri08:30AM - 11:00AM«BIBL 613
The Gospel According to Moses: Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy is surprisingly often quoted by Christ. His favourite book, perhaps? Not so much a lawbook as a collection of Moses’s farewell sermons to Israel, Deuteronomy is an impassioned appeal to God’s people, lest they forget God’s grace. Unmask the goodness of God—so vital in Moses’s own experience—and the backbone of our own redemption story.
Deuteronomy is the constitution of Israel’s covenant with God and the basis for much of the rest of the Old Testament. This study of the Book of Deuteronomy will largely focus on working through the biblical text, though it will include attention to introductory matters, theological issues, the rhetorical strategy of the book, its historical background, the ancient Near Eastern background of biblical law, and the application of biblical law to Christians today.
Note: This is an Advanced Course. Courses labelled “advanced” or numbered in the 600 range are more focused than other courses and generally assume the completion of some theological studies. If there are recommended courses indicated that you have not completed, you will be permitted to register, but you should be prepared to do additional work in the course.RegisterCredit Hours:2 - 3Audit Hours:2Prerequisites:Recommended prerequisite: BIBL 501APPL 528VancouverKingdom Communities in a Post-Christian World1.00 - 2.002015 Summer SessionJul 27 - Jul 31Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri08:00AM - 11:00AM«APPL 528
Kingdom Communities in a Post-Christian World
Even as many North American churches lose steam in a secular society, the reality of God’s kingdom remains unshakeable. How are Christian communities formed into this reality of God’s kingdom in Christ? How does one lead a congregation to participate in God's kingdom, both in the church and in the world? How do congregations participate in God’s mission?
To answer these questions, we will examine the history of congregational formation in North America, paying close attention to the history of evangelicalism. We will examine the ways in which American Protestantism (especially evangelicalism) has been caught in cycles of congregational formation endemic to Christendom. At the end of Christendom however, in the secularized West, these ways of gathering have lost steam. In their stead, we can look at the practices given to us by Jesus when he sent us out into the world to extend his reign. These practices include the Eucharist, the proclamation of the gospel, reconciliation, being “with” the poor, kingdom prayer, and five-fold ministry. We will explore how these practices can be renewed as the basis for forming congregations to carry out God’s mission.Credit Hours:1 - 2Audit Hours:1APPL 542VancouverCommunicating Christ to Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus1.00 - 2.002015 Summer SessionJul 27 - Jul 31Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri01:15PM - 04:15PM«APPL 542
Communicating Christ to Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus
Our friends and neighbours come from increasingly diverse faith backgrounds. Receive tools, hear experiences, and gain confidence for interacting respectfully and articulately with these three faith groups.
Islam Buddhism, and Hinduism are the faiths of millions of people. How do Christians interact respectfully with these believers while speaking articulately about the Lord Jesus Christ? Each faith will be considered in its own contexts, recognizing significant differences between branches. Appreciation, witness, discipling, and church development in various milieus will be explored. Theological and sociological dimensions will be probed, as well as occasional historical and political aspects.
Students will hear cases, receive tools, evaluate strategies, and gain competencies for interacting effectively with individuals and groups. Contemporary missiological concerns will be referenced, such as orality, insider movements, ethnotheology, multicultural churches, no-church movements, diaspora networks, contextualization, appropriate theological education, the West and the rest, and suffering and glory.Credit Hours:1 - 2Audit Hours:1Prerequisites:There are no prerequisites for this course.INDS 574VancouverCultural Renewal: Empowering and Equipping the Laity1.00 - 2.002015 Summer SessionJul 27 - Jul 31Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri01:15PM - 04:15PM«INDS 574
Cultural Renewal: Empowering and Equipping the Laity
Work life. Church life. How do they come together? Find a unified vision of faith that ties a sense of call to the whole of your life. Many Christians believe that God is sovereign over all of life but rarely have a unified vision of the Christian life that enables them to engage their faith in everyday life, especially in the workplace. The result is a functional dualism that accentuates a public/private dichotomy, diminishing our ability to live out faithfully our sense of call in the whole of our lives. This course will explore how Scripture, theology, and Spiritual practices leads us to a deeper appreciation and experience of how the gospel is at work to change everything.Credit Hours:1 - 2Audit Hours:1Prerequisites:There are no prerequisites for this course.
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- APPL 537 Counselling, Community, and Congregational Life (Rod Wilson)-May 18-22
- BIBL 559 Paul and the Corinthians (Paul Barnett) - May 11-22
- INDS 535 Food: Communion, Community, and Creation (Loren & Mary-Ruth Wilkinson) - May 31-July 12