Thursday, December 21, 2006

A Site For My Students

I've been enjoying the new art of bloggging (new to me) during the Christmas holidays. I like it because it gives me a chance to write down some of the many things I muse upon on a daily basis. I admit I'm not sure how it will work after the semester begins as most of my musing time occurs simultaneouslly with driving time! I don't yet have the technology to go wireless in the car, drive down the interstate and type up a blog post! Somebody tell the Mac people they need to come up with some new technology (voice-activated preferred!).

My January course will be taught in New York City at New York Theological Seminary. Dr. Dale Irvin, now President of NYTS, has been talking to me about teaching a winterim course there for several years. It is jointly offered with the COGTS. I will be teaching TS 642 Divine Healing. In NY it will be titled "Healing Theology and Practice". Two students from our campus in Cleveland will accompany me on the trip. Joel Clackum will be assisting me in the course as a part of his internship requirement. Zdenek Sykora, from the Czech Republick will be taking the course.

In the Spring I will be teaching the second part of the required Historical Theology sequence, HT602 at 8:00 am on Tuesdays. I look forward to this session because, as you know, the HT2 covers the figures and movements I find most interesting: Anabaptists, Pietists, Moravians, JOHN WESLEY, the Holiness Movement, the Healing Movement and Pentecostalism!

In addition, I will facilitate a Community of Faith group which will meet on Tuesdays, during lunch. I especially enjoyed the new approach to COF and felt that the Fall group worked well.

But for now, it's time to celebrate the birth of our Saviour!