If you’re in our Western Seminary‘s . Typically, we focus on identifying classes that have a good balance of academic research (making it a good Th.M. class) and practical application (making it a good D.min. class) so that it serves both programs well. programprogram, you know (I hope) that we have five areas of specialization: systematic theology, historical theology, pastoral theology, New Testament, and Old Testament (though quite a few of you are actually blending a couple of these into more customized specializations). And correspondingly, we offer a Th.M. seminar in each of those areas every year. The pastoral theology seminar, however, is unique in that we offer that class in partnership with
Though we have not worked out all of the details yet, here are the upcoming pastoral theology seminars that we will be offering. I’ll pass along more information as soon as I have it.
- 2010/2011 – Jon Coe on “Spiritual Theology and Pastoral Transformation” (June 13-16, 2011)
- 2011/2012 – Will Willimon on Christian Leadership (Jan 16-19, 2012)
- 2012/2013 – D. A. Carson will be teaching a class that combines homiletics and exegesis as the class works through some NT book (Oct 13-17, 2012)
If you’re interested in any of those courses and would like to add them to your Th.M. plan, let me know.