Course Catalog

The Catholic Tradition in Anglicanism HT 562/663

This online course will examine the history of the Anglo-Catholic movement through primary and secondary sources and will take an in-depth look at the theology which undergirds it. Topics will include nature and grace, incarnation, ecclesiology, sacraments, and...

Anglican and Episcopal History HT320

This course provides an introduction and overview to history and development of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion, with particular attention given to Anglicanism as as a diverse, globalized communion.

Anglican Theology and Ethics HT341

In this course students learn about the distinctive history of Anglican theology and its dynamic, diverse, contemporary practice. The focus will be on engaging primary texts in their historical context, as well as making sense of such texts for today’s church. We will...

Systematic Theology HT 340

This course offers an introductory exploration of the central theological themes of the Christian tradition (theologies of God/Trinity, creation, the person and work of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the nature and mission of the church, and the reign of God ) ....

Global Anglicanism HT 420

This course is looks at issues of diversity and post-colonialism in the 21st century Anglican Communion. We will examine the current makeup of the Communion and look at significant issues Anglicans will face in the next 50 years. The course is also an introduction and...

Christ and Atonement HT 441

A study of classic and contemporary Christian perspectives on the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ, including the historical development of the doctrine of the two natures of Christ; the meaning of Christ’s life, ministry, suffering on the cross, death...

Creation and the New Creation HT 442

This course considers classic and contemporary Christian perspectives on the human, including: creation, creaturehood, the image of God, sin and evil, will, providence, race, gender and embodiment. The course explores these issues in relation to other core doctrines...

Faith and Life Together: Ecumenism and Ethics HT 445

The ecumenical movement has made enormous progress in resolving major doctrinal issues dividing Christian churches worldwide.  Now the focus turns to the Christian moral life (ethics) which in turn is rooted in the nature of the church itself.  On both of these the...

Baptismal Ecclesiology – HT 446/646

What is the shape of a church called into being by baptism?  The liturgical renewal of the late 20th Century moved baptism to the center of the Christian life and provided a new basis for ecumenical reconciliation and shared mission.  This course, taught by the entire...

Atheism 101 HT 450

The premise of this course is that Christians in general and seminary-trained leaders in particular ought to know why people who have heard the gospel and understand it choose not to be a part of the Christian community. If we are truly “mission-minded,” we should be...

Diversity and Context CC560/660

In this course, we will increase participants’ intercultural competency for congregational development in a diverse changing world. Through experiential activities and lectures, participants will gain a deeper understanding of two major cultural...

Anglican Formation PSF 300

A monthly gathering of students and faculty for retreat-like setting for prayer, mutual support, and holy conversation on topics related to the Anglican Christian tradition, inculcating spiritual practices that integrate heart, soul, and mind.

Embodied Grace: Anglican Spirituality and Ethos PSF302

This experiential course explores Anglican spirituality and ethos in theology, liturgy, music, poetry, and the visual arts, and implications of global Anglicanism and assumptions about race and ethnicity, human sexuality, and social justice.

Preaching the Synoptic Gospels (ML 434)

The shift from the historic one-year lectionary to the three-year lectionary in the mid-20th Century created a liturgical year for each of the synoptic gospels. This means that the church is now shaped by the particular visions of the communities of Matthew, Mark and...

Liturgy and Music: Development and Theology ML301

This course is an introduction to the principles and practices of Anglican worship with particular focus on the Episcopal Church. The course will cover the nature of worship and the history of its evolution; and the theology and use of music in worship.

Liturgy and Music: Theology and Practice ML302

This course is a further exploration of the principles and practices of Anglican worship with particular focus on the Episcopal Church. The course will cover contemporary liturgical and sacramental theology and practice. It includes a practicum through which students...

Field Education Seminar ML320/321

This course provides an opportunity for those in field placements to reflect on lessons learned. Topics include everything from the basics of running a vestry meeting, planning a funeral, and reading a spreadsheet to the broader issues of leading and managing adaptive...

The Art of Preaching ML 332/632

Preachers are asked to be writers, actors/performance artists, composers, dancers, painters, and sculptors all at one time, yet they are rarely given the tools they need to make good on these expectations. What if preachers thought of themselves as creative artists...

Constitutions and Canon Law ML335

This online-only course covers the basics of the canon law and polity of The Episcopal Church. This is a one-credit course that meets ordination requirements in The Episcopal Church.

Pastoral Theology ML 336

This course offers a holistic view of caring ministries focusing on the ultimate meaning and concerns of human beings. Pastoral Theology will focus on the spiritual/theological needs of persons as well as on emotional and systemic concerns. The appropriate balance of...

Pastoral Offices ML 402

While learning the history, purpose, and liturgical forms of the pastoral offices in use in the Episcopal Church, students will consider inculturation and social context in assessing the effectiveness of prayer book offices and related rites in a post-modern culture.

Strategies for Teaching the Bible ML451/651

Seminarians learn a great deal about the history and content of the Bible but post-seminary can find it difficult to translate their learning into knowledge parishioners can use and share easily with others. This course will present six strategies for teaching the...

Organizational Systems ML561/661

Organizational Systems will provide a perspective on the development of leadership and belief systems through the lens of Bowen family systems theory and adaptive change. Particular attention will be paid to experiences in family as they relate to contexts of...

Reimagining Congregations in Mission ML560/660

This course explores inherited assumptions and patterns of Christian congregational life in light of new apostolic environments. Perspectives on missional ecclesiology offer a framework for renewing congregational identity and practice. Students engage insights from...

COMMUNITY BASED WELLNESS MINISTRIES ML 571/671

This course provides a psycho/social/theological framework for understanding healing, health, wellness and wholeness and will offer ways a local congregation can offer a community based wellness ministry that serves both the congregation and the surrounding community....

Making Mission Possible in Tough Times ML575/675

This course will explore how mission-focused fundraising and greater neighborhood involvement can breathe new life into congregational mission and outreach at a time when many are struggling with shoe-string budgets and exploding social needs in their communities.

Community Organizing for Missional Living ML577/677

This course helps participants to develop leadership skills in relationship building and community change through engaging in the fundamentals of community organizing. Attention is paid to biblical groundings and practical approaches to congregational renewal.

Leading Non-Profits in the 21st Century ML580/680

Nonprofit organizations face many challenges, not the least of which is the ability to be financially stable and grow in meaningful and appropriate ways.  In the 21st Century, it is clear that the ability to articulate and “live” one’s mission is intrinsically...

Thesis Proposal Development ML690

This brief, hands-on seminar is designed to help DMin students create a thesis proposal, and start the research and writing process for their thesis projects.

Research Methods ML691

This brief, hands-on seminar is designed to assist Doctor of Ministry students in developing the research and writing skills they will use in their ministry projects and thesis writing. Doctoral-level work requires knowledge of appropriate research methods, including:...