Seasonal Course Offerings and Knox Travel Information
A REFRESHING TIME TO 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.
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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 2015 Course Offerings
DM916 Scripture and Doctrine
3 credits • June 22-26 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
**This course will not be offered again residentially in the coming academic year, so please be sure to register for this course!
Doctrine begins and ends with scriptural interpretation. By working with and testing this basic thesis this course will commend an account of the relationship between scripture and doctrine in which doctrine is understood as a reading of scripture and as that which enables us to read scripture well. To consider this reciprocal relationship—theology flows from scripture and returns us to scripture as better readers—this course will explore the character and content of the Bible, the relationship between the Old and New Testament, the process and history of interpretation, and a number of case studies demonstrating the biblical basis for doctrinal formulations and, conversely, how doctrinal formulations can aid biblical interpretation. Throughout, attention will be given to the effectiveness and creativity of God’s word, indicating that ultimately it is not we who interpret scripture, but God who interprets us through his word. Taught by Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh.
DM868 Deuteronomy: Theology and Exegesis
3 credits • June 29 – July 3 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
A study of Deuteronomy that focuses on its literary and canonical argument, drawing on the history of interpretation and considering its implications for Christian doctrine and ministry. In so doing, we consider a number of major issues in theology and ministry: the people of God and the place (kingdom) of God, the importance of remembrance in the life of faith, the relation of the Old and New Covenants, the objective and subjective aspects of the Christian life, worship, social ethics, Christian formation, and the relationship of faith and obedience. Taught by Dr. Michael Allen.
ONLINE DM887 Preaching Christ in the Law, Prophets, and Psalms
3 credits • July 6 – August 30 • ONLINE
The law uniquely teaches the love of Jesus. The prophets show how His justice leads to His mercy. And the Psalms show the tender heart of the Davidic king. This course is designed to show forth the love of Christ even through the preaching of the thunder of the law. It teaches you to proclaim the comfort told by the prophets, all tuned to the merciful harp of David, the sweet singer of Israel. Christ is all in all, even in—and especially in—the Old Testament. Taught by Dr. Bruce Waltke.
Fall 2015 COURSE OFFERINGS
DM832 Martin Luther
3 credits • October 12-16 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Taught by Dr. Jonathan Linebaugh.
DM844 The Arts: Worship & Mission
3 credits • October 12-16 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course explores the role of the arts in the context of the church in worship and ministry and beyond the church in missions and witness. It will develop a robust theological and aesthetic framework that will generate practical action for artists, pastors, and other ministry leaders. Taught by Dr. Daniel A. Siedell.
DM824 Christ & Culture
3 credits • October 19-23 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course explores Christian participation, engagement, and witness in culture. Beginning with Richard Niebuhr’s book, Christ and Culture in 1951, this course will survey the prominent approaches in North American Christianity to Tertullian’s question, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?” Special attention will be paid to thinking theologically about the relationships that we have with creative cultural artifacts like paintings, poems, films, television shows, and songs. Taught by Dr. Daniel A. Siedell.
Winter 2016 COURSE OFFERINGS
DM908 Ephesians: Theology & Exegesis
3 credits • January 4-8, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
A study of Ephesians that focuses on its literary and canonical argument, drawing on the history of interpretation and considering its implications for Christian doctrine and ministry. In so doing, we consider a number of major issues in theology and ministry that are particular to this New Testament epistle. Taught by Dr. Michael Allen.
DM842 HUMOR AND STORYTELLING: FROM THE HEBREW BIBLE TO TODAY
3 credits • January 11-15, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This class will examine the use of humor and storytelling, starting with the book of Genesis and moving through the Bible looking for instances of storytelling and humor in the Old Testament, Gospels, and Epistles. Then the use of humor and storytelling will be examined as a sermonic tool for use today. Modern sermons and writings on both the use of humor and the telling of stories will be read and listened to. Questions of appropriateness of humor, overuse of stories, proper storytelling technique, and how such tools can either hurt/help a sermon will be discussed. The student should be prepared to think through the use of humor and storytelling in his/her own ministry. On the final day of class each student will be expected to tell a story to the class using some of the tools that have been learned. Taught by Dr. Sam Lamerson
DM817 History of the English Reformation
3 credits • January 18-22, 2016 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course covers the history of the English Reformation from its beginnings in the reign of Henry VIII until its final acceptance 150 years later. It examines the motives that led the king to break with Rome, the theological currents that influenced the independent Church of England and the controversies that emerged within it. Particular attention will be given to the different confessions of faith which defined the Reformation and the ways in which Reformed doctrine was communicated to the people. the causes and nature of Puritanism will be outlined and the reasons for its ultimate failure will be discussed. Taught by Dr. Gerald Bray.