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Spring 2018  

  • Woods Spring Lecture
  • CLPlus Online Class - Essential Greek for the Curious Christian 
  • CLPLus Webinar - Interfaith Bridge Building: A Group Book Study 

Woods Spring Lecture | April 8-9, 2018

Presenter:  Rev. Dr. Jason Brian Santos, Mission Coordinator for Christian Formation, UKirk Network, PC(USA)
More details to follow

CLPlus Online Class

“Essential Greek for the Curious Christian” | January 29 – March 9, 2018
Instructor:  Vanessa Espinosa
Cost:    $100 – Early Bird Subsidized Registration Fee (Must register by January 15)
             $150 – Registration Fee after January 15
            N/C – online training course needed for new UDTS students

This is an introductory Biblical Greek word study course. Students will:

  • learn how to read the Greek alphabet
  • learn how to pronounce Greek words
  • get acquainted with Greek-English theological resources
  • discover the ancient origins and contexts of important Biblical Greek words

By the end of the course, successful students should be able to read Greek in Biblical commentaries, acquire confidence in using Greek words in sermons, and deepen their understanding of the theology of the New Testament.

"I grew up in the Catholic church and studied at a Jesuit university, where I majored in Latin. I am currently pursuing my PhD in Classics. My doctoral studies focus on religious conversion in the literature of the Roman Empire, and I'm expert at Latin and Ancient Greek." ~ Vanessa Espinosa

CLPlus Webinar Sessions

“Interfaith Bridge Building: A Group Book Study” | February 5, 19; March 5, 19
Instructor:  Dr. Bonnie Sue Lewis
Cost:  $90

This course provides resources for helping pastors and church leader to engage in faithful and fruitful interfaith relationships for the love of God and neighbor.  Through four video conference sessions around two books, students will:

  • address the issues of interfaith communication
  • learn how to approach neighbors who understand faith differently by seeking common ground
  • encourage one another to build friendships with those who also are seeking to know and honor God.

By the end of the course, successful students will be able to identify the biblical foundations for participation in interfaith relationships, identify avenues of Christian hospitality for building interfaith friendships, and evaluate the elements of faithful and fruitful witness to the Gospel among those of other faiths.

Required Texts:

  • Eboo Patel, Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America
  • Marian Larson and Sara Shady, From Bubble to Bridge: Educating Christians for a Multifaith World
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