Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Spring '08 Classes

Here's my class load for Spring '08 at Denver Seminary:

NT 612 - Greek Exegesis of James - A verse by verse study of the Epistle of James in the Greek New Testament. We are using two commentaries, one by Luke Timothy Johnson and the other by Doug Moo. There is a one big assignment in the class which entails an intense exegetical paper on a passage in James (historical background, textual criticism, thorough analysis and interpretation, etc.).

HOM 612 - Expository Preaching of New Testament Texts - A class that intentionally runs beside NT 612. We will thoroughly study the art and science of preaching the Bible. We are to read preaching books by Haddon Robinson, Andy Stanley, and Calvin Miller. We preach 2 sermons, one from the passage under study in James and the other from the book of Romans

TH 590 - Survey of Christian Doctrine III - When I took a theology course from a different seminary, it covered a few of the topics of each of Denver Seminary's 2 required theology courses. Now I have to take an independent study to make up what I've missed from each class.

T/M 501 -Mentored Spiritual Formation and T/M 502 - Mentoring Ministry Experience - One of the main reasons I came to Denver Seminary is for their God-centered spiritual formation and mentoring program. Each semester I will be meeting with two mentors from my church and a faculty member as well. My mentor-team will prayerfully help me grow as a follower of Jesus and also as a future pastor.

It's a bit lighter in credits this semester, but the work load for these classes will probably trump semester #1. We'll see!! Pray for me this semester. Pray that I don't allow seminary to be simply an intellectual exercise. Pray that I would allow the intense study of God's Word to transform me personally and prepare me for a lifetime of ministry.

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