Schedule

Modular Schedule Information

CTH utilizes a modular schedule to accommodate the seminary’s working students. Classes are offered on a quarterly basis (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) throughout the school year.?CTH courses are taught in a one-weekend format.?Unless otherwise noted, classes meet on the assigned weekend as follows: Friday noon-8pm; Saturday 8am-8pm; Sunday noon-4pm. Additional pre-and post-class assignments, including a final paper, are required.

Additional courses outside the residential classes are offered to accommodate the student’s ability to continue through each program of study in a timely manner. These classes may be completed through the External Studies program as well as Directed Studies with individual instructors.

A full-time schedule means that the student could potentially complete up to ten residential courses and several other courses via external or directed study per year.

Dallas Campus Courses - Winter/Spring 2020

Pentateuch [Gen-Deut] (OT 502)

Lecturer:?The Rev. Dr. Nevada DeLapp

Class Dates:?May 22-24, 2020

Course Description:

Study of and introduction to the first five books of the Bible, tracing the Biblical theology of God’s covenant of grace as it unfolds in the lives of the Patriarchs and in these five books. Special attention is given to the Genesis accounts of the creation and the fall and to the Biblical covenants with Abraham and Moses.

Online Courses – Winter/Spring 2020

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Hebrew II (BL 602)

Lecturer:?The Rev. Timothy Reimer

Class Dates:?January-May, 2020.? The class is offered in an online, interactive format on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm CST.

Course Description:

?Introduction to the essentials of Hebrew orthography, grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. The goal is to provide the student with the grammatical and lexical skills necessary to read the simpler sections of the Hebrew Scriptures along with a proficiency in the use of the essential tools.

Old Testament Introduction (OT 501)

Lecturer:?The Rev. Dcn. Dr. Joshua Harper

Class Dates:?January-May, 2020.? The class is offered in an online, interactive format on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm CST.

Course Description:

?General survey of the 39 canonical books of the Old Testament, with an overview and critique of the major critical theories in Old Testament studies. Special attention is paid to the historical reliability of the biblical texts and to the New Testament fulfillment.

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Dallas Campus Courses - Summer 2020

Marriage & Family (PT 603)

Lecturer:?The Rev. Dr. Charles Erlandson

Class Dates: June 26-28, 2020

Course Description:

Exploration of the Biblical, liturgical, and pastoral aspects of Holy Matrimony and the Christian family. Special consideration is given to the examination of the whole range of relational dynamics, including engagement and pre-marital relationship, the service of Holy Matrimony, having and rearing children, the ethics of birth control, and spousal and parent/child relationships.

Liturgical Practice (LS 505)

Lecturer:?The Rev. Dr. Arnold Klukas

Class Dates: July 17-19, 2020

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to help the students to implement what they learn in Liturgics (LS 502) in the parish setting. The course has to do with the “how to” side of the Divine Liturgy. The course will explore the breadth of liturgical services and rites being used in the Reformed Episcopal Church and the ACNA. It will cover everything from how to perform a baptism, wedding, and funeral, to more specific functions such as preparing the altar/table for the Holy Communion and doing the consecration. The course will also cover high and low church approaches to doing the liturgy, including the differences between the two. Primary emphasis is given to the services which are found in The Book of Common Prayer.

Canon Law and Parish Administration (PT 502)

Lecturer:?The Ven. James Payne

Class Dates: August 14-19, 2020

Course Description:

Introduction to the principles of Canon Law and Pastoral Administration, the Constitution and Canons of the Reformed Episcopal Church, and the doctrinal foundations of these governing documents. The application of canon law in the governance of parishes is discussed in the context of pastoral administration, including parish by-laws, vestry oversight, pastoral ethics, parish budgets, and policies to reduce parish liability in legal matters.

Online Courses – Summer 2020

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Hebrew III (BL 603)

Lecturer:?The Rev. Timothy Reimer

Class Dates:?June-August, 2020.? The class is offered in an online, interactive format on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm CST.

Course Description:

?Practical introduction to the exegesis of the Hebrew Old Testament with special attention to methodology and bibliography. Prerequisite: Hebrew I & II.

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Dallas Campus Courses - Fall 2020

New Testament Introduction (NT 501)

Lecturer:?The Rev. Dr. Randall Toms

Class Dates: September 11-13, 2020

Course Description:

Introduction to the 27 canonical books of the New Testament along with a survey of the cultural background of the New Testament. Special consideration is given to the study of the development and definition of the New Testament canon. Recent studies and New Testament criticism in modern times are also considered along with the message of each book.

Evangelism & Missions (PT 604)

Lecturer:?The Rev. Dr. Steven Rutt

Class Dates: October 9-11, 2020

Course Description:

Introduction to the Biblical and theological basis for parochial outreach, evangelism, and worldwide missions. Special consideration is given to the essential elements of evangelization and Christian initiation, involving not only the accurate proclamation of the Word, but also the acceptance of the Gospel claims entailing conversion, profession of faith, sacramental incorporation (Baptism, Confirmation), and admission to Eucharistic communion.

Moral Theology & Ethics (PR 601)

Lecturer:?The Very Rev. Frank Levi

Class Dates: November 6-8, 2020

Course Description:

Introduction to the subject of moral theology and ethics – i.e., the Biblical, philosophical, and historical approaches to ethics and morality in the Church. Special consideration is given to an examination of the Ten Commandments.

Doctrine of Man, Sin and Salvation (DT 601)

Lecturer:?The Very Rev. Canon Charles Camlin

Class Dates: December 4-6, 2020

Course Description:

Scriptural, creedal, historical, theological, and pastoral examination of the doctrines of man, sin, and salvation. Mankind as the image of God, the extent and meaning of the fall, vocation, predestination, atonement, faith, regeneration, justification, and glorification are the primary subjects of this course.?

Online Courses – Fall 2020

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Greek I (BL 501)

Lecturer:?The Rev. Timothy Reimer

Class Dates: September-December, 2020.? The class is offered in an online, interactive format on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm CST.

Course Description:

?Introduction to the essentials of Greek vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. The goal is to bring each student to an elementary reading ability in simple Greek as well as a proficiency to use the tools available to the parish minister.?

Office and Work of a Deaconess (DS 622)

Lecturer:?Dss. Annette Johnson

Class Dates: September-December, 2020.? The class is offered in an online, interactive format on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm CST.

Course Description:

?A study of the Biblical and historical foundations for the Office of Deaconess and of the duties of an Anglican Deaconess. Of particular focus will be the qualifications and requirements for becoming a deaconess along with a review of the REC Canons and Deaconess Handbook. This course also includes an overview of the practical ministries to which a deaconess may be called.

Poetic Books [Job-Song of Solomon] (OT 702)

Lecturer:?The Rev. Timothy Reimer

Class Dates:?September-December, 2020.? The class is offered in an online, interactive format on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm CST.

Course Description:

?Study of and introduction to the unique style and role of poetry in the Hebrew canon, especially these five books. Special consideration is given to the theological, devotional, and didactic significance of these books.?