Our 10th MDIV Start!

Today our 10th Pastor, Church, and World class beings, with Mark Swank leading the fun.

I also wanted to finish up sharing how the foundational disciplines of Bible, theology, and church history have ended up in our praxis courses.  The last time I posted, I shared how the Bible threads its way through the curriculum.  Below you will find “the rest of the story,” how theology and church history weave together with the practical.

Theology
Nature of Revelation

  • Theology of Scripture (Proclamation)
  • Barth: The Impossible Possibility of Preaching (Proclamation)
  • Incarnational Ministry (Congregational Formation)

God

  • Persuasion or Coercion (Leadership)
  • Theology of Worship (Worship)
  • Theology of Suffering (Congregational Relationships)

Creation

  • Nature versus Grace (Congregational Formation)

Christ

  • Prophet, Priest, and King (Missional Church)
  • Bible assignments on Christ (see above)

Salvation

  • The “Ordo Salutis” (Congregational Formation)
  • Prevenient Grace versus Predestination (Missional Church)
  • Wesley’s, “Spirit of Bondage and Adoption” (Missional Church)
  • Wesley’s, “The Means of Grace” (Change and Transformation)
  • Wesley’s, “Duty of Constant Communion” (Worship)
  • Theologies of Baptism (Worship)
  • Theologies of Communion (Worship)
  • Nature versus Grace (Congregational Formation)
  • Indigenous Theologies (Missional Church)
  • Purity and Leadership (Leadership)
  • Theology of Suffering (Congregational Relationships)
  • Prayer and Care (Congregational Relationships)
  • Corporate Holiness (Congregational Relationships)

The Spirit

  • Space and Worship (Worship)
  • Prayer and Care (Congregational Relationships)
  • Bible assignments relating to Spirit (see above)

The Church

  • What is the Church? (Missional Church)
  • Models of the Church (Missional Church)
  • Prophet, Priest, and King (Missional Church)
  • The Power of the Keys (Leadership)
  • First Mark: To Preach the Word (Proclamation)
  • Second Mark: To Administer the Sacraments (Worship)
  • Third Mark: Church Rightly Ordered (Leadership)
  • Theology of Worship (Worship)
  • Civil Religion (Worship)
  • Kingdom without Boundaries (Congregational Relationships)

Church History
Patristic Period

  • Athanasius contra mundi (Leadership)
  • Prayer in Christian History (Worship)
  • Journal of Egeria (Worship)
  • Augustine on Sermon Delivery (Proclamation)
  • Chrysostom: Preaching and Historical Context (Proclamation)

Middle Ages

  • Pros and Cons of Christian Institutions (Missional Church)
  • Worship Trajectories (Worship)
  • Prayer in Christian History (Worship)
  • The Fourfold Use of Scripture (Proclamation)
  • Catechumens (Congregational Formation)
  • Benedictine Discipline (Congregational Relationships)

Reformation and European Church History

  • From Table to Word (Worship)
  • Luther: Preaching and Historical Context (Proclamation)
  • Wesley on Sermon Delivery (Proclamation)
  • Wesley’s Class Meetings (Congregational Formation)
  • Wesley on Visitation (Congregational Relationships)
  • Historical Church Structures (Leadership)
  • Schisms and Splits (Leadership)
  • The Protestant Principle (Leadership)
  • Worship Trajectories (Worship)
  • Prayer in Christian History (Worship)
  • Compare/Contrast Barth and Finney (Proclamation)

American Church History

  • Edwards: Preaching and Historical Context (Proclamation)
  • Moody: Preaching and Historical Context (Proclamation)
  • History of the American Sunday School (Congregational Formation)
  • Horace Bushnell (Congregational Formation)
  • Compare/Contrast Barth and Finney (Proclamation)
  • Charles Finney (Proclamation)
  • The Social Gospel (Missional Church)
  • A fifth of the “Cultural Contexts of Ministry” course (when taken in North America)

Global Church History

  • Indigenous Theologies assignment (see above)