Intensives & Events

Intensives

What Are Intensives? Intensives are week-long courses in June and January which compress an entire semester’s seminary study (of a single class). To accomplish this, students do pre-reading and other work before the on-campus all-day teaching week begins, and then some follow-on work after the week is over. The courses can also be taken as non-credit or audit. Whether audited or taken for credit, Intensives offer an excellent way to learn a lot in a very brief period of time as well as to see the campus and get a sense for seminary study at Trinity. We encourage you to try Trinity Intensives for continuing education and personal enrichment.

Please find syllabi on the Course Materials page.

Events
Writing Songs for Today's Church
Writing Songs for Today's Church

Join Andy Piercy, Bruce Benedict, Latifah Phillips, and Wen Reagan January 9-11, 2017 for a songwriting workshop. Gain influence from those who come from liturgical and contemporary backgrounds. Join the community of songwriters for this time of encouragement, connection, and art.

Week One - January 9-13

ME 699 Global Anglicanisn
ME 699 Global Anglicanisn

The Rev. John Macdonald
Course Description

A survey of the history of member churches of the Anglican Communion and Anglicans from other jurisdictions in the non-Western world, with opportunity for extended focus on particular geographic regions, groups, or themes.
ME 900 Ministry in Missiological Perspective
ME 900 Ministry in Missiological Perspective

Dr. Bill Taylor
Course Description

This course will survey contemporary missiology for concepts and insights useful for ministry in a variety of contexts. Social science and other cross-cultural materials will be included which hold promise
for ministry in urban, multi-class, lifestyle enclave, ethnic, international, and other types of communities.
NT 700 Greek Exegesis
NT 700 Greek Exegesis

The Rev. Dr. Rod Whitacre
Course Description

(2 Weeks) Reading, interpreting, and applying the text of the Greek New Testament. This course includes focus on selected features of New Testament Greek, introduction to exegetical skills and extensive practice exegeting actual passages.
OT 638/938 The Book of Job
OT 638/938 The Book of Job

The Rev. Dr. Don Collett
Course Description

Can God be trusted in the midst of our suffering? The Book of Job does not provide an answer to this question, but instead encourages its readers to find rest in the wisdom of God in the midst of suffering by raising the question “where shall wisdom be found?” This course seeks to introduce students to the book of Job in light of its theological context, literary structure, and verbal profile.
PT 675/975 The Evangelistic Legacy of C.S. Lewis
PT 675/975 The Evangelistic Legacy of C.S. Lewis

Dr. John Bowen
Course Description

C.S.Lewis is more than an apologist, a spiritual guide, and a writer of “Christian fiction”: he is also an evangelist.  This course looks at how he himself was evangelized, how he understood and practiced evangelism in his own life, and in what ways he is a helpful, though challenging, model evangelist for us today.
CH 670/970 Modern Church (Lutheran)
CH 670/970 Modern Church (Lutheran)
Course Description
This course surveys the post-Reformation history of the Lutheran Church. Special emphasis will be placed on the history of Lutheranism in North America.

Week 2 - January 16-20

BI900 Using the Bible in Ministry & Mission
BI900 Using the Bible in Ministry & Mission

The Rev. Dr. Don Collett
Course Description

This course will include a survey of the message in the Old and New Testaments, and the role of hermeneutics and biblical theology as
they apply to the Church and ministry today. Students will consider ways in which they can use the Bible in ministry and mission, particularly in preaching, ethics, apologetics, and missiology.
CH725/825/925 Social Theory & Sociology of Religion
CH725/825/925 Social Theory & Sociology of Religion

Dr. Phil Harrold
Course Description

Theological reflection encompasses an account of human existence that is profoundly sociological. Students will be introduced to classic texts in the sociology of religion by Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, and Karl Marx, and will explore the contemporary terrain of social theory, ranging from Pierre Bourdieu to Robert Wuthnow.
ME700 Discipleship
ME700 Discipleship

The Rev. Dr. Amy C. Schifrin, STS
Course Description

This course is an in-depth journey into the ways in which our Lord went about making disciples and how the Church followed in his footsteps. We will examine Holy Scripture, historical witnesses, the sacramental assembly, and the ongoing spiritual disciplines that shape us as heralds of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
PT675/975 Celtic Spirituality
PT675/975 Celtic Spirituality

The Rev. Dr. Les Fairfield

Discerning a Call to Ministry - Non-Credit
Discerning a Call to Ministry - Non-Credit

The Rev. Dr. Canon Hays
Course Description

This course is designed especially for those considering a call to ordained ministry, but is open to anyone. If you seek to sharpen your awareness of God’s particular call on your life, this course will help you.

JanTerm 2017

Registration for non-credit courses: October 1, 2016
Registration for credit courses: November 2, 2016