All Spring 2022 courses run March 21 – May 16, 2022.
- The Prophets with Rev. Kamilah Sharp
- What We Believe: Theology in the Anglican Tradition with Dr. John Kater
- Changing Church: Missional Practices and/for Beloved Community with Rev. Kyle Oliver
- The Anglican Bible: Scriptural Conversation & Formation with Dr. Donn Morgan This class has been canceled.
- The Diaconal Hermenuetic with Dr. Rod Dugliss
- Practical Preaching in the Digital Age with Fr. Cathie Caimano
- Church History: Reformation Roots, Episcopal Church with Dr. Bradley Peterson
- New Testament Greek for Ministry with Bob Kramish
This course is a survey course of prophets in Ancient Israel and the texts of the prophets of the Hebrew Bible. Studying the language of the prophetic corpus, we will explore the historical, social, and political contexts of the writings and their meanings for the intended audience and readers today. By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
- Define what it means to be called a prophet.
- Identify and understand who the former and pre-exilic prophets are, what they did in their various contexts, and how they functioned.
- Explain the focus of the messages of the prophets.
- Explore the relevance of the prophetic writings for the reader today.
Instructor: Kamilah Hall Sharp is a Ph.D. candidate in Biblical Interpretation-Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University; her scholarship focuses on the intersection of race, gender, and class with the biblical text and contemporary culture. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from Florida A&M University, a Master of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary, and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University-Bloomington. Kamilah is a co-author of The Gathering, A Womanist Church: Origins, Stories, Sermons, and Litanies. She was ordained as a minister in the Disciples of Christ (Christian Church) and currently serves as co-pastor of The Gathering, A Womanist Church in Dallas.
What We Believe: Theology in the Anglican Tradition
Changing Church: Missional Practices and/for Beloved Community
The Anglican Bible: Scriptural Conversation & Formation
The Diaconal Hemeneutic
As we live into the fourth wave of the current renewal of the Sacred Order of Deacons in The Episcopal Church, we are gaining greater clarity about the distinctive nature of the “full and equal order,” and we are increasingly able and willing to invite the gift of prophetic servant leadership. At the heart of the deacon’s vocation and charism is a way of seeing the world and the church that informs prayer and action. Drawing on the concept and discipline of hermeneutics this online course will explore the components of a diaconal hermeneutic and how it shapes ministry and the deacon’s ordination charge, “to interpret to the church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world.”
The course is suitable for the ongoing learning of deacons in ministry, persons aspiring to the diaconate or who are in formation. It will also be informative for members of congregational vocations committees and members of Commission on Ministry.