Courses

Winter 2018 | Spring 2018Courses at AMBS | Preliminary 2018-2019 courses

A summary of TS course offerings for the current and upcoming terms is listed below. You can also view a detailed list of course descriptions.

For additional information regarding times, instructors, rooms, enrolment numbers, etc., visit Waterloo's Schedule of Graduate Classes and select:

  • Fall 2017 = 1179
  • Winter 2018 = 1181
  • Spring 2018 = 1185
  • Choose "TS" as the subject and leave the course number box blank for a complete list of courses offered for each term.
Key:
M - Monday T - Tuesday W - Wednesday Th - Thursday
F - Friday N/A - Not available TBA - To be announced

Winter 2018

Course ID (Class no.) Course name Instructor Time Room
TS 611
(8072)

Studying the New Testament

A. Batten T, 1:00PM - 4:00PM CGR 4224
TS 612
(8073)
Teaching the Bible D. Suderman Th, 1:00PM - 4:00 PM CGR 4224
TS 640
(7357)

Mennonite Tradition in Historical Context

T. Osborne Th, 9:00PM - 12:00PM CGR 2201
TS 678
(7360)

Supervised Experience in Ministry I

C. Penner Arrange  
TS 679
(7358)

Supervised Experience in Ministry II

C. Penner Arrange  
TS 684
(8074)

Pastoral Care

C. Penner T, 9:00AM - 12:00PM CGR 2201
TS 689**
(8070)
Aging and the Spiritual Life
(Held with RS 391)
J. Kuepfer W, 9:00AM - 12:00PM CGR 4224
TS 691 Directed Readings in Theological Studies   Arrange  
TS 692 Explorations in Theological Studies   Arrange  
TS 715
(8076)
Special Topics in Old Testament Exegesis: Minor Prophets D. Suderman

M, 1:00PM - 4:00PM

CGR 4224
TS 735
(8077)

Peace Church Theology

This course is taught at Toronto School of Theology

J. Bergen M, 11:00AM - 1:00PM Toronto
TS 783
(7359)

Integration Seminar

C. Penner W, 1:00PM - 4:00 PM CGR 2201
TS 796/799 Thesis Preparation   Arrange  

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Spring 2018

Course ID (Class no.) Course name Instructor Time Room
TS 678
 

Supervised Experience in Ministry I

C. Penner Arrange  
TS 679
 

Supervised Experience in Ministry II

C. Penner Arrange  
TS 690-01
 

Special topic: Indigenous Theologies and Methods

Terry LeBlanc

May 7-18,
9am-12pm

TBA
TS 690-02 Special topic: Evil, Suffering, God Kyle Gingerich
Hiebert

May 28-
June 8,
9am-12pm

TBA
TS 691 Directed Readings in Theological Studies   Arrange  
TS 692 Explorations in Theological Studies   Arrange  
TS 796/
TS 798

(4334/4335)
Thesis Preparation   Arrange  

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Courses at AMBS

MTS students may wish to take an online course through Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Some particular courses that may be of interest are:

Course ID Course name & description Instructor Term
HTE644E

Christian Attitudes to War, Peace, and Revolution

What Christians perceive to be God’s will makes a difference in the way we think about violence and war. Taking a longitudinal view, this course examines the historical development of Christian perspectives on violence and peace from the second century onward. We will examine how various views emerged and evolved, with attention to the contexts that gave rise to them. Special attention will be given to Jesus’ ministry, the emergence of pacifism, perspectives on just war theory, the evolution of peace concerns in diverse cultural settings, and possibilities for thinking beyond the just war-pacifism binary today.

D. Cramer Fall 2018
HTE501E

History of Christianity 1

A study of Christianity from its development in the context of Jewish and Graeco-Roman worlds to A.D. 1500. The course will give attention to doctrine, organization, worship and spirituality, but it will concentrate on the changing patterns of mission and the inculturation of Christianity into varied societies. It will attempt to study Christianity, not simply as a Western phenomenon, but in its many manifestations in Asia, Africa and Europe.

L. Barrett Fall 2018
CHM500E

God's Shalom and the Church's Witness

This course begins with an examination of the biblical concept of shalom as seen in creation, covenant, prophetic vision and renewal; the ministry, witness and teaching of Jesus; and the life of the early church. The course then examines how the church’s changing social location has influenced the way it has sought to bear witness to God’s intended shalom at various times in history. The past is queried with an aim toward strengthening contemporary discernment of the “things that make for peace” and how the church may more faithfully bear witness to God’s shalom in our moment in time.

D. Miller Winter 2019
BIB502E

Beginning Greek

In this first-level Greek course, students learn the basics of the Greek language and read parts of 1 John, an early Christian letter about the fundamental human desire to know and love God. This basic skill-building course for the New Testament exegesis sequence is also helpful to any student who wishes to have a clearer understanding of the biblical text and how it functions in the life of the church. Imagine! You can read Greek!

TBA Winter 2019

If you're interested in taking one of these courses, please contact your advisor.

Preliminary 2018-2019 course offerings list

The following list is intended to help students with course planning. This list is tentative and subject to change.

Fall 2018

  • TS 610 - Studying the Old Testament (D. Suderman)
  • TS 640 - Mennonite Tradition in Historical Context (T. Osborne)
  • TS 677 - Church and Ministry (M. Rudy-Froese & R. Baergen)
  • TS 681 - Personal Spirituality: Practices for Daily Living (C. Penner)
  • TS 718 - Special Topics in New Testament Exegesis (A. Batten)
  • Other elective

Winter 2019

  • TS 600 - Thinking Theologically (J. Bergen)
  • TS 611 - Studying the New Testament (A. Batten)
  • TS 635 - Christian Ethics (P. Heidebrecht)
  • TS 715 - Special Topics in Old Testament Exegesis (D. Suderman)
  • TS 751 - Worship Ritual and Ministry (C. Penner)
  • TS 755 - Preaching (A. Rudy-Froese)
  • TS 783 - Integration Seminar (C. Penner)

Note:

* offered as undergraduate course with optional graduate enrolment.
** offered as graduate course with optional undergraduate enrolment.

This list is subject to change.

Updated December 18, 2017