A REFRESHING TIME TO STUDY, PRAY, AND FOCUS ON YOUR MINISTRY
All students coming to Knox from out of town, please know that Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) is the nearest airport to the seminary.
PASTORS AND DOCTOR OF MINISTRY STUDENTS
Experience time away to pray, study, and focus on the future of your ministry during one-week intensive sessions offered throughout the year here in Fort Lauderdale. Whether you are studying with us online or on-campus, you will sit under world-class faculty.
Master-level students can gain permission to participate in Doctor of Ministry courses with written permission from the vice president of academic affairs.
To optimize a student’s course experience and success, Knox recommends that all students register for master- and doctoral-level classes at least one month in advance. Students will then receive the syllabus that outlines reading requirements and course expectations. There is a substantial amount of pre-course reading and preparation for these one-week intensive courses so it is suggested that a student register as early as possible.
Summer 2016 Course Offerings
DM825 Doctoral Research and Writing
3 credits • June 13-17, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
The purpose of this course is to develop and refine skills for doctoral research and writing by means of addressing a wide range of topics and issues. Students will increase their abilities in technical matters including structure, format, style, syntax, grammar, and proper citation of sources while also refining skills in logic, biblical exegesis and hermeneutics, and the use of digital resources such as the online library holdings and Logos Bible Software. Particular attention is also given to the requirements for the Doctor of Ministry Major Project and the intersection of academic, theological, and ministerial considerations. Together, these categories work to inform and accomplish the overarching aim of this course, which is to understand how scholarly research and writing is a pastoral vehicle for declaring and demonstrating the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Taught by Dr. Scott Manor.
DM869 Jeremiah: Exegesis and Theology
3 credits • June 20-24, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
A study of Jeremiah that focuses on its literary and canonical argument, drawing on the history of interpretation and considering its implications for Christian faith (doctrine) and practice (ministry). In so doing, we consider a number of major issues in theology and ministry such as the Word of God, OT Theology, salvation, and covenant. Taught by Dr. Seth Tarrer.
AT613 Christ, Culture, and Mission
**MASTER LEVEL** 3 credits • June 27-July 1, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
The second-century Christian writer Tertullian asked, what has “Jerusalem” to do with “Athens?” For two millennia the church has responded to this question in a myriad of different ways.
One of the ways Tertullian’s question has been answered in the twentieth century has been through the framework of H. Richard Niebuhr’s book, Christ and Culture, published in 1951.
This course will begin with Niebuhr’s influential book in order to survey how the North American church in the twentieth-and into the twenty-first centuries has understood how “Jerusalem” relates to “Athens,” how “Christ” relates to “Culture.” We will also explore the importance of differentiating “culture” from “politics; how to resist the temptation of abstractions and generalizations that obscure the concrete relationships and experiences we have with particular cultural artifacts; and discuss the implications for the church’s witness and ministry to the world. Taught by Dr. Dan Siedell.
DM924: Theology for Ministry: Doctrine for Preaching and Pastoral Care
3 credits • July 25-29, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
What is the relationship between theology and the real life of Christian ministry? This course is a consideration of this question. Taking a dialogical approach, we will facilitate a conversation between doctrine and the daily stuff of ministry—from baptisms to funerals and the often painful life that’s lived between. By moving from doctrinal themes or topics to pastoral case-studies we will work to uncover the “pastoral payoff” of theology. The thesis of the course is this: theology is for ministry—it is for preaching and pastoral care, for sinners and sufferers, for the weary and wounded. To focus (and limit) the conversation, the doctrinal themes will be introduced and studied with reference to The Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion. This makes the course ideal for those in the English Reformation track, but as the Articles of Religion were intended to be a broadly Reformational confession they will serve well for all who want to think through preaching and pastoring in the Protestant tradition. Taught by Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh.
DM928 Church Issues in Science and Technology
3 credits • August 1-5, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course examines issues and opportunities facing the church today in theology, ethics, and apologetics related to modern science and technology. Taught by Dr. Tim Sansbury