Distance Education Opportunities
The following courses are offered as synchronous distance courses. Taught by full-time or adjunct Eden faculty, the courses combine face-to-face classroom instruction with online learning.
Students must have tele-conference capability including a
These courses are open to lay, ordained, and ministerial track
candidates. For further information, please contact Tiffany Pittman, Director of Admissions, at 314-918-2501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING 2016 COURSES
February 1 - May 5, 2016
B112B Biblical Studies II: Latter Prophets and Writings
Professor Clint McCann
Monday; 6:00 - 9:00pm
The course will provide a general introduction to the Latter Prophets
(Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, The Book of the Twelve) and the Writings
(with emphasis on the Psalms’, Proverbs’; Job, and the Five Scrolls).
Attention will be given to historical context, literary style, and
canonical shape, as well as a theological appropriation of the material
for teaching and preaching in the church.
M260 Leading a Church to LGBTQ Inclusivity
Dr. Jill Baker
Thursday; 2:00 - 5:00pm
If you’d like to pastor a church that’s
LGBTQ-friendly, you may need to light a path for the congregation to get
there. This course will begin with how to start the conversation; ways
to address scripture and differing levels of Biblical authority; and
incorporating the enneagram in ministry. It will move to creating
educational programs for those who are interested, and examine ways to
approach those who aren’t. It will also include expanding the discussion
to a broader understanding of inclusivity; reviewing available
resources; and provide an overview of the Building an Inclusive Church
curriculum. Congregations often undertake a process of study and
reflection before extending an intentional public welcome to the LGBTQ
community. Students in this class will gain practical ways to support
their congregation in such a process, through practice and discussion of
exegetical work, sermons and sample Christian education classes. The
coursework is adaptable to any denomination- Welcoming, Reconciling,
More Light, Affirming, or Open and Affirming.