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)

Course Description:

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)

Course Description:

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


Canon Law and Parish Administration (PT 502)

Lecturer: The Ven. James T. Payne

Class Dates: September 8 - 10, 2017

Course Description:

Introduction to the principles of Canon Law and Pastoral Administration, the Constitution and Canons of the Reformed Episcopal Church, and the doctrinal foundations of these governing documents.  The application of canon law in the governance of parishes is discussed in the context of pastoral administration, including parish by-laws, vestry oversight, pastoral ethics, parish budgets, and policies to reduce parish liability in legal matters.


Pentateuch (Genesis-Deuteronomy (OT 502)

Lecturer: The Rev. Nevada DeLapp

Class Dates: October 13 - 15, 2017

Course Description:

Study of and introduction to the first five books of the Bible, tracing the Biblical theology of God's covenant of grace as it unfolds in the lives of the Patriarchs and in these five books.  Special attention is given to the Genesis accounts of the creation and the fall and to the Biblical covenants with Abraham and Moses.


Doctrine of Man, Sin and Salvation (DT 601)

Lecturer: The Rev. Canon Charles F. Camlin

Class Dates: November 10 - 12, 2017

Course Description:

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

Course Description:

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. 


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.