How to Bible

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

How-to Bible is a high-energy introduction to the content and context of Scripture. It is designed for those new to the faith and lifelong Episcopalians who have never cracked the spine. If you’ve ever tried to read the Bible but quit somewhere in the middle of Leviticus, if you’ve ever been very confused by the …
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Crossroads of Christian History

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Over the course of ten academic weeks, students will encounter ten “crossroad” moments in Christian history, each reflecting epic and representative developments in the evolution of faith communities. This course survey’s the broad sweep of history of Christian history, from the Patristic Age to the 21st century. For each week, a “crossroad” event serves to …
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Theology II

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

This course is the second part of the foundational course in Christian theology. This second half of the course is focused on Anglican ecclesiology in particular. Starting from the consideration of the nature of Church, we explore what it means to know the Triune God in the mission and through our ministry the sacraments, and …
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Liturgical Theology

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

When asked about a shared theology, Episcopalians often reply, “Look in our Book of Common Prayer. Or, better yet, come pray with us!”  At the root of this response is liturgical theology, the understanding that the liturgy is a source of our theology.  In this course, we will explore the question, “What is liturgical theology?” …
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Homiletics 1

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

This course is designed to enable the student to construct a sermon/homily rooted in the exegesis of assigned biblical passages. In addition, students will gain experience explaining and applying biblical passages and delivering a biblical sermon/homily. A year of a scriptural studies that include an exposition of exegetical methods is a pre-requisite for this course. …
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Church History I

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Over the course of ten academic weeks, students will encounter ten “crossroad” moments in Christian history, each reflecting epic and representative developments in the evolution of faith communities.

Creating Worship that Works

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

This course will explore principles and best practices for designing worship that works. The full breadth of the Book of Common Prayer, Enriching Our Worship, The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Wonder, Love, and Praise, and other liturgical and musical supplements will be discussed. The topics covered include the liturgical year, the …
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The Gospel of Luke

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

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Anglican Ethics

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

This course explores the nature of the Christian moral life in relation to specific topics, such as care for the environment, wealth and poverty, bioethics, etc. We will apply the major theories of classical and contemporary philosophical ethics and their different understandings of moral psychology and action to these questions and pay special attention to …
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Lay Ministry Certificates Program

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Interested In Exploring Lay Ministries? All Christians are called to love and serve others.  For some that takes the form of ordained ministry as an Episcopal Priest or as an Episcopal Deacon.  For others there are a variety of ministries of the people in our dioceses, our parishes, or our communities.  However, there are a …
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