IMG_3437Below are the current course offerings for Winter term 2018.


Winter Courses

PAUL’S LETTERS TO THE CORINTHIANS

This class studies the personal correspondence of Paul as he leads the Christians in Corinth from afar. Students will see him in his capacity as pastor, evangelist, community organizer, leader, fund-raiser, even liturgist and poet. His letters show him at his most human – warts and all – and introduce his associates like Chloe, Apollos, Timothy and Titus. Through his correspondence the class will examine Paul’s ecclesiology, spirituality and pastoral theology.

The Rev Dr. Sean Martin

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Sean Martin, President of Aquinas Institute of Theology, New Testament Scholar

4-WEEK CLASS

DATES: Tuesdays, January 16 through February 6, 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

LOCATION:
Bethel Lutheran Church
7001 Forsyth Blvd. (Big Bend at Forsyth)
St. Louis, Mo. 63105

PD 134 – Tuition: $64

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CHRIST AND CULTURE REVISITED

How does our faith relate to all that is going on in our country and our world? In 1951 H. Richard Niebuhr published Christ and Culture, a classic on the ways Christians have applied their faith to the issues arising in the culture around them. But our culture has changed dramatically since Niebuhr’s time when Christianity was firmly established in culture. Crews will present Niebuhr’s five models to allow the class to evaluate how well they work today and then he will offer some new approaches.

The Rev. Dr. Warren Crews

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Warren Crews, Adjunct Faculty, Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Crews earned his PH.D. from Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.

4 WEEK CLASS

DATES: Tuesdays, January 23 through February 20, with no class February 13.
7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

LOCATION:
St. George’s Episcopal/St. Mark Lutheran Churches
105 East “D” St.
Belleville, Ill. 62220

PD 135 – Tuition: $64

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SHOULD WE FEAR SECULARISM? INSIGHTS FROM BONHOEFFER

In our increasingly secular society, many are skeptical of religion or dismiss it altogether. In this workshop, Saler will examine the relationship between the Christian faith and secularism through the lens of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theological development. By examining his major theological works, the class will discover a deep coherence between the vitality of the church and immersion in the life of the world. It is precisely because of the incarnation of Christ that Christians are called to rethink what “secularism” means in our time.

The Rev. Dr. Robert Saler

Instructor: The Rev. Dr. Robert Saler, Research Professor of Lutheran Studies at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Ind.

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP

DATE: Thursday, January 25, 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION:
Trinity Lutheran Church
14088 Clayton Rd. (Clayton Rd. at Hwy. 141)
Chesterfield, Mo. 63017

PD 136 – Tuition (lunch included): $50

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