Modular Schedule Information
CTH utilizes a modular schedule to accommodate the seminary’s working students. Classes are offered on a quarterly basis (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer) throughout the school year. CTH courses are taught in a one-weekend format. Unless otherwise noted, classes meet on the assigned weekend as follows: Friday noon-8pm; Saturday 8am-8pm; Sunday noon-4pm. Additional pre-and post-class assignments, including a final paper, are required.
Additional courses outside the residential classes are offered to accommodate the student’s ability to continue through each program of study in a timely manner. These classes may be completed through the External Studies program as well as Directed Studies with individual instructors.
A full-time schedule means that the student could potentially complete up to ten residential courses and several other courses via external or directed study per year.
Online Courses - Fall 2017
Hebrew I (BL 601)
Lecturer: The Rev. Timothy Reimer
Class Dates: September 11 - December 11 (Monday nights online from 7:00 - 9:00 CST; student must have access to high-speed internet)
Introduction to the essentials of Hebrew orthography, grammar, vocabulary and syntax. The goal is to provide the student with the grammatical and lexical skills necessary to read the simpler sections of the Hebrew Scriptures along with a proficiency in the use of the essential tools.
Old Testament Introduction (OT 501)
Lecturer: The Very Rev. Dr. Curtis I. Crenshaw
Class Dates: September 14 - November 30 (Monday nights online from 7:00 - 9:00 CST; student must have access to high-speed internet)
General survey of the 39 canonical books of the Old Testament, with an overview and critique of the major critical theories in the Old Testament studies. Special attention is paid to the historical reliability of the biblical texts and to the New Testament fulfillment.
Dallas Campus Courses - Fall 2017
Doctrine of Man, Sin and Salvation (DT 601)
Lecturer: The Rev. Canon Charles F. Camlin
Class Dates: November 10 - 12, 2017
Scriptural, creedal, historical, theological, and pastoral examination of the doctrines of man, sin and salvation. Mankind as the image of God, the extent and meaning of the fall, vocation, predestination, atonement, faith regeneration, justification, and glorification are the primary subjects of this course.
Liturgical Practice (LS 505)
Lecturer: Dr. Arnold Klukas
Class Dates: December 8 - 10, 2017
The purpose of this course is to help the students to implement what they learn in Liturgics (LS 502) in the parish setting. The course has to do with the "how to" side of the Divine Liturgy. The course will explore the breadth of liturgical services and rites being used in the Reformed Episcopal Church and the ACNA. It will cover everything from how to perform a baptism, wedding, and funeral, to more specific functions such as preparing the altar/table for the Holy Communion and doing the consecration. The course will also cover the ways and differences between high and low church approaches to doing the liturgy. Primary emphasis is given to the services which are found in The Book of Common Prayer.
Dallas Campus Courses - Winter/Spring 2018
Marriage and Family (PT 603)
Lecturer: The Rev. Dr. Charles Erlandson
Class Dates: January 12 - 14, 2018
Exploration of the Biblical, liturgical, and pastoral aspects of Holy Matrimony and the Christian family. Special consideration is given to the examination of the whole range of relational dynamics, including engagement and pre-marital relationship, the service of Holy Matrimony, having and rearing children, the ethics of birth control, and spousal and parent/child relationships.
Evangelism and Missions (PT 604)
Lecturer: The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Bernier
Class Dates: February 9 - 11, 2018
Introduction to the Biblical and theological basis for parochial outreach, evangelism, and worldwide missions. Special consideration is given to the essential elements of evangelization and Christian initiation, involving not only the accurate proclamation of the Word, but also the acceptance of the Gospel claims entailing conversion, profession of faith, sacramental incorporation (Baptism, Confirmation), and admission to Eucharistic communion.
Old Testament Poetic Books (OT 702)
Lecturer: The Rev. Dr. Nevada DeLapp
Class Dates: March 9 - 11, 2018
Study of and introduction to the unique style and role of poetry in the Hebrew canon, especially these five books. Special consideration is given to the theological, devotional, and didactic significance of these books.
The Gospels (NT 503)
Lecturer: The Very Rev. Canon Charles Camlin
Class Dates: April 13 - 15, 2018
Study of and introduction to the Gospels of the New Testament with reference to the Greek texts. Special consideration is given to the origin of the Gospels, noting both early Church tradition and modern theories (the 'Synoptic Problem'), their styles and structure, and how they fit into the Bible as a whole.
Moral Theology and Ethics (PR 601)
Lecturer: The Very Rev. Frank Levi
Class Dates: May 18 - 20, 2018
Introduction to the subject of moral theology and ethics - i.e., the Biblical, philosophical, and historical approaches to ethics and morality in the Church. Special consideration is given to an examination of the Ten Commandments.