Current Classes

Summer Semester 2018

ID 6000: Scripture and the Problem of Evil

  • Instructor: Patrick Reeder, Ph. D.
  • Description: This course will examine the way in which Scripture connects with the philosopher’s Argument from Evil. Historically, philosophers have drawn on the presence of suffering to argue that the traditionally understood Judeo-Christian God cannot exist. If there be any god, he’s either wicked or culpably incompetent. By contrast, Scripture clearly teaches that God is good and perfect in wisdom. Where does this leave us? The course is designed to teach students to competently synthesize philosophical argument with scriptural exposition.
  • ID 6000 Syllabus
  • Location and time:
    • July 11-14, 2018 (class taught in conjunction with the Xenos Summer Institute)
      • July 11- 4:30–6:30pm
      • July 12- 12–1:45pm, 3:45-5pm
      • July 13- 12–1:45pm, 3:45-5pm
      • July 14- 8:00am–12:30pm
  • Cost: $1110 for TEDS Credit, $213 for audit
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Registration:
    • Students must register for the class using the dashboard at my.tiu. Auditing and first time students can register here.
    • Additionally, students must also register for the Xenos Summer Institute at the student registration price.
    • Students must register for both the class through TEDS and for the conference through the Xenos Summer Institiute.

Spring Semester 2018

CH 5010: History of Christianity

  • Instructor: Dr. Alice Ott
  • Credit hours: 4
  • Description: This course is designed as an introduction to the history of Christianity and the church from its beginnings in the apostolic period to its most recent expressions in the twentieth century. Major movements, leading personalities, theological developments and religious trends will be examined with the aim to better understand the broad spectrum of Christian expressions in both the West and non-West.
  • Location and time: 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship -Room 204/206
    • January 12-13, 2018
    • February 2-3, 2018
    • February 23-24, 2018
    • March 23-24, 2018
    • April 27-28, 2018
  • Cost: $1300 for TEDS Credit, $228 for audit
  • CH 5010 Syllabus
  • Registration: Students must register using the dashboard at my.tiu. Auditing students can register here. New students please contact the site coordinator at williamsonk@xenos.org.
  • This course counts toward an M.A. in Theological Studies, as well as the M. Div.

CO 7140: Crisis Counseling

  • Instructor: Dr. Donald Lichi
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: This course provides a faith based cognitive and experiential examination of the skills necessary to address a wide variety of crisis counseling situations. Participants will work with the models presented in the assigned texts and presented in class lectures. The goal is to prepare pastors, chaplains, counselors and other care-givers through the acquisition and use of crisis intervention strategies as well as encouraging increased self-understanding.
  • Location and time: 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship -Room 204/206
    • January 19-20, 2018
    • February 16-17, 2018
    • March 16-17, 2018
    • April 13-14, 2018
  • Cost: $975 for TEDS Credit, $171 for audit
  • CO 7140 Syllabus
  • Registration: Students must register using the dashboard at my.tiu. Auditing students please register here. New students please contact the site coordinator at williamsonk@xenos.org.
  • This course counts toward an M.A. in Theological Studies, as well as the M.Div. 

PT 5000: Personal Assesment and Introduction to Ministry

  • Instructor: Dr. Phillip Sell
  • Location and time: 7-10pm Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturday, Xenos Christian Fellowship (Room 204/206)
    • May 4-5, 2018
  • Cost: $325 for TEDS Credit
  • Credit hours: 1
  • PT 5000 Syllabus
  • Registration: Students must register using the dashboard at my.tiu. New students please contact the site coordinator at williamsonk@xenos.org.
  • This course counts toward an M.A. in Theological Studies, as well as the M. Div.

Fall Semester 2017

OT 5100: Isaiah

  • Instructor: Dr. Eric Tully
  • Description: A study of the book of Isaiah designed to acquaint the student with the literary, historical, and theological content of this prophetic book. Attention will be given to literary form and structure, particular interpretive issues, message, and relevance of this book for the people of God today.
  • OT 5100 Syllabus
  • Location and time:
    • 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship (Room 204/206)
    • September 29-30
    • October 13-14
    • November 3-4
    • December 1-2
  • Cost: $975 for TEDS Credit, $171 for audit.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Registration:
    • Students must register for the class using the dashboard at my.tiu.

ST 5103: Systematic Theology III

  • Instructor: Dr. Martin Klauber
  • Description: This course begins with the person and work of the Holy Spirit. Focus then shifts to the nature, mission, function, organization, and ordinances of the church, as well as the role of women and the use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in ministry, and the relation of Israel to the Church. The course concludes with a treatment of Last Things in relation to individuals (including the intermediate state and the resurrection of the body) and in relation to the following corporate groups: the Church, Israel, and the nations.
  • ST 5103 Syllabus
  • Location and time:
    • 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship (Room 204/206)
    • September 8-9
    • September 22-23
    • October 20-21
    • December 8-9
  • Cost: $975 for TEDS Credit, $171 for audit.
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Registration:
    • Students must register for the class using the dashboard at my.tiu.