The School for Ministry meets one Saturday per month, with classes meeting from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Each class meets for 75 minutes, with a fifteen minute break after each session. Services of Morning Prayer (8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (12 Noon) provide for worship in community.
The spring semester dates are: 2/15; 3/21; 4/18; 5/9; 6/20.
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NT1 – SYNOPTIC GOSPELS
A first course in the New Testament, introducing the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke). The course examines their structural similarities and considers their geographical, socio-political, and religious contexts to expose and explain themes and issues in the Synoptics. Selected passages from each of the Synoptic Gospels are exegeted in detail. (taught via Skype at Mercer)
Time: 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Instructor: Rev. Dr. Michael Hull
OT1 – PENTATEUCH AND HISTORICAL BOOKS
The Pentateuch and the Historical Books of the Old Testament, including a synopsis of their literary, ideological, historical and theological contexts. These books of the Bible are covered in detail. (NOTE: Class sessions taught via Skype at Mercer)
Time: 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Instructor: Rev. Dr. Michael Hull
CH2 – ECCLESIA ANGLICANA
Broad historical overview of Anglican Christianity, focusing on the growth and development of our mother church, the Church of England, and what would become a loose Anglican Communion and a unique American Episcopal Church.
Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. Instructor: Canon Ted Gerbracht
TH2 – YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW
Historical and systematic analysis of Anglican theology, focusing on perennial themes in Anglican writing, ecumenical missiology, and David Ford's The Future of Christian Theology. Finally, we will consider a short section from the South African Reformed theologian David Bosch's Transforming Mission. Time: 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Instructors: Rev. Canon Dr. Bruce Griffith
LT2 – BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER
The 1979 Book of Common Prayer in light of the evolution of Anglican Worship. Having established the context for our conversation, we will cover the spirituality and practicality of the book. With "Prayer Book Reform" discussion and forums active on social media, we will also consider which parts of our Prayer Book tradition should be retained as well as what might be discarded.
Time: 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Instructor: Rt. Rev. Dr. R. William Franklin