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ST 837 Biblical Criticism 2 credits

An introduction to the history and principles of the various aspects of biblical criticism such as textual criticism, historical criticism, literary criticism, form criticism, and redaction criticism. An evaluation of these tools as to their compatibility with Scripture as the inerrant Word of God will be part of the course.

WM 251 The Church in Mission 3 credits

This course seeks to increase the student’s understanding of the role of the local church among peoples and nations, and the need to apply a biblical ecclesiology to cross-cultural, social, economic and political experiences. The course further seeks to probe the dual aspects of what the local church is by nature and how that informs its tasks.

WM 751 The Church in Mission 3 Credits

This course serves as a biblical and missiological introduction to God’s mission and how the nature of the church informs its role in mission today. Students will examine these concepts from a theological and missiological perspective, and apply them to the context of the church’s varied ministries.

WM 255 Cross Cultural Communication in Mission 3 credits

This course seeks to increase the student’s understanding of individual and group characteristics, identity/world view (e.g. ethnicity, race gender, class) and their knowledge of traditions of various groups in North America and around the world. Students will examine their role as incarnational representatives of Christ and His church in a culturally diverse world.

WM 755 Cross Cultural Communication in Mission 3 credits

This course seeks to increase the student’s understanding of individual and group characteristics, identity/world view (e.g. ethnicity, race, gender, class) and their knowledge of traditions of various groups in North America and around the world. This course requires one or two short cross-cultural mission trips outside of class.  Past trips have included the Red Lake Indian Reservation and the Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis. Students will examine their role as incarnational representatives of Christ and His Church in a culturally diverse world.