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 must obtain written permission from the academic dean before registering for Doctor of Ministry courses.
Hybrid courses and one-week intensives count towards residential credit hours. This is particularly beneficial for MDiv students who must meet the required 30 residential credit hours for their degree.
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.
Spring 2017 Course Offerings
DM914 Preaching the Parables
**DOCTORAL LEVEL** 3 credits • March 13-17, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course is an in-depth look at the parables of Jesus, both in terms of an examination of historical methods of interpretation of the parables as well as close exegesis of the parables themselves. All of this is done with the ultimate goal of faithfully preaching the parables to followers of Jesus. The first part of the class will be devoted to an overview of the history of the interpretation of Jesus’ parables as they are found in the Synoptic Gospels. Following this, a proposed method for interpretation will be put forward and a number of parables will be examined. This examination will include the use of the parables by the New Testament authors, background information that will help with proper exegesis, a close examination of the text, and finally an application of the parable(s) for today. All of these tasks will lead to the question of how one preaches an ancient story in a modern context. Taught by Dr. Sam Lamerson.
**MASTER LEVEL** 3 credits • March 13-16, 2017 (Note: Four-day course) • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course addresses issues, concerns and joys that typically face the marriages of those in Christian ministry. We will consider the biblical role relationships of husbands and wives, and also consider how these are affected by ministry careers – and how ministry is affected, strengthened and challenged by such marriages. We will emphasize the ways in which the grace that pervades Scripture and culminates in Christ affects marriage and ministry in the local church. Taught by Dr. Bryan and Kathy Chapell.
DM918 Christ-Centered Preaching
**DOCTORAL LEVEL** 3 credits • March 20-23, 2017 (Note: Four-day course) • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Moving from theory to practice, this course teaches the student how to read hearers, how to show the relevance of the text to them, how to structure a sermon or lesson for maximum effectiveness, what style to strive for, how best to illustrate and how to tell Scriptural stories effectively. Taught by Dr. Bryan Chapell.
*Note: This course is not open to auditors.
**MASTER LEVEL** 3 credits • March 20-24, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
In this course, students will examine the life and work of St Augustine of Hippo. They will be introduced to his contribution to Western theology and assess the impact that it has had and continues to have today. Particular attention will be paid to his theological method and the controversies in which he engaged. Taught by Dr. Gerald Bray.
Spring 2017 Hybrid OptionsMaster's Students
**MASTER LEVEL** 3 credits • March 20-22, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hermeneutics is the science and art of biblical interpretation. It is something that every reader of the Bible does, whether or not s/he is aware that this activity is happening. As evidenced by a large number of different denominations, there are various ways of interpreting Scripture. This course will lay out in a scientific and orderly fashion the common categories and rules for biblical interpretation while also appreciating and exploring the artistic flexibility that is also an inherent part of interpreting Scripture. To be a skilled interpreter of Scripture, one must learn to balance the scientific rules and the art of applying these rules. Such is the primary aim and objective of this course. Taught by Dr. John Markley.
**MASTER LEVEL** 3 credits • March 22-24, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course examines the relationship of the Gospel to obedience. It considers the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love. It then addresses the role of the law as a framework for Christian life, noting the impact of redemptive-historical and cultural shifts in our appropriation of the law. Taught by Dr. Tim Sansbury.
AT602 Preaching Practicum 1
AT604 Preaching Practicum 2
AT702 Preaching Practicum 3
**MASTER LEVEL** 1 credit each • March 17-18 and March 24-25, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
These courses focus on the application of biblical preaching. Students will preach two sermons: one from the OT and one from the NT. The sermon texts are determined by the professor. Taught by Dr. Robbie Crouse.
Note: All three courses are being offered in each time segment.
Summer 2017 Course Offerings
DM845 PETER: DISCIPLE, TEACHER, MINISTER
**DOCTORAL LEVEL** 3 credits • June 12-16, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Taught by Dr. John Markley.
CC502 PLATO AND AUGUSTINE
**MASTER LEVEL** 3 credits • June 12-16, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course presents the two visions of culture as represented by the images of two cities: the city of God and the city of man. The course concentrates on a complete reading of Plato’s Republic and excerpts from Homer and Vergil, set in contrast with significant portions of Augustine’s City of God. Taught by Mr. Steve Jeck.
DM853 C.S. LEWIS, GOSPEL, CULTURE, AND MINISTRY
**DOCTORAL LEVEL** 3 credit hours • June 19-23, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
Taught by Dr. Robbie Crouse.
CH504 HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY 2 — REFORMATION TO MODERN ERA
**MASTER LEVEL** 3 credit hours • June 19-23, 2017 • Fort Lauderdale, FL
This course provides a detailed study of the Protestant Reformation, Puritanism, and various modern movements and events (including revivalism, the Enlightenment, fundamentalist-modernist controversies, the Second Vatican Council, postmodernism, and the rise of global South Christianity). In each era, key figures, confessions, and themes are examined. Students gain familiarity with these eras by reading primary source texts, including Luther, Dordt, Owen, Edwards, Kant, Barth, and Machen. Taught by Dr. Scott Manor.