This course is designed as an introduction to Christian Worship; it will focus on the study and practice of the Biblical Development/tradition[s] of worship and will use this as a basis for examining Worship within the Anglican tradition and related Liturgies


This course is organised to pay attention to both the history of Israel and the shape of the canon of the Old Testament.  The stories are read in their present form. There is no attempt to reconstruct the actual sequence of the historical events that they narrate. They are not simply report, however, of what happened. Rather, they are narrations of Israel and its faith experiences as is reflected in the shape of the canon of the Old Testament. This course covers the way Israel passed on her own faith story (HIS-story) by beginning with the Creation and move through the Pentateuch, historical books of Joshua to 2 Kings, the Prophets, and the Writings.

This course is designed as an introduction to Christian Spirituality with a focus on Spiritual Formation in the Christian Tradition and the role of The Spiritual Disciplines. There will also be an exploration of some Classical and Contemporary writings on Christian Spirituality.


The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a range of theological and theoretical resources and approaches related to pastoral care in the context of pastoral ministry. Particular attention will be given to the area of clergy to congregant communication and relationship as well as the various areas pastoral care givers will engage and offer care. Students will be encouraged to begin the process of developing an awareness of moments for pastoral care as well as consider the unique context of clergy life.

This course is designed as an introduction to the Bible with a focus on the study and practice of Biblical literary formation, and an examination of some of the key historical elements and figures influencing the Biblical Text.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This Course is a study of story of faith contained in the New Testament and an examination of the historical and cultural context and setting out of which the story emerged and shaped the faith of a community.  In studying this course, students will be introduced to critical methods for studying biblical texts with a view to understand the shaping and significance of the New Testament message in its original first century context and God’s will and purpose for the practice of faith in church and society.