Course Schedule

Current continuing education (CE) courses are listed as follows:
1) title, 2) level (general, intermediate, advanced), 3) credits,
4) delivery method (online live, online archived, or residential),
5) description, and 6) requirements (assignment and deadline).

Terms

 

Levels

General Studies are offerings for beginning students and those who want a firm foundation in the Bible (100-200 level courses). 

Intermediate Studies are offerings for those who wish to move beyond the basics and are more effective after General Studies have been completed (300-400 level courses).

Advanced Studies are offerings for those who wish to conduct an extensive study of the topic (500-600 level courses).

 

Disciplines

St. Anthony's offers courses in a growing number of disciplines related to Biblical Studies (BIB), Biblical and Cognate Languages (LANG), Christian Counseling (CCS), History (HIS), Ministry and Church Development (MIN), Missions (MIS), Theology (TH), and House of Studies: Old Catholic Studies (OC). The codes appearing before each course title serves as a guide to students and is subject to revision and update as course offerings grow. 

 

Delivery Methods

Online Live refers to a course/webinar that is online, interactive, and synchronous (i.e., participants meet at same time).

Online Archived refers to a course/webinar that is archived online and asynchronous (i.e., participants determine when and where to learn).

Hybrid refers to a course/webinar that includes a synchronous (i.e., participants meet at same time) online live or residential element AND an asynchronous (i.e., participants determine when and where to learn) online archived element. 

Residential refers to a course/seminar that is face-to-face, interactive, and synchronous (i.e., participants meet in a physical location at a set time).

Current (below) and Future (click here) Courses/Webinars/Seminars

Date of Schedule: January 2, 2021

Course: OC102 Old Catholic History and Modern Relevance

General Studies

3 CEUs

Online live (with some elements archived online)

Instructor: Rev. Fr. Frank Souza, M.A.

This course provides a solid understanding of the origins and the history of the Old Catholic Church, its founding principles, and theology, including a firm comprehension of the importance of maintaining a sense of orthodoxy and preservation of the historic deposit of faith, especially in light of modernism and the encroachment of modern, liberal theology and morals. 

Students are required to attend the online session and complete a short assignment one year from enrollment, unless otherwise indicated in the course syllabus. 

Course: BIB150 Biblical Hermeneutics

General Study: Biblical Studies

3 academic credits

Online Archived

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Tom Roberts, Ph.D., D.D., and Gary A. Staszak, M.A., C.A.S.

This course offers an introduction to the theory, history, and methodology of biblical hermeneutics (interpretative philosophy, theory, approach) and exegesis. Students will explore one proven strategy (i.e., Gorman's) to the complex process of biblical exegesis and survey resources that aid students and ministers in completing that process. 

Listen to all video lectures and complete the assignments up to one year from date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Course: BIB200 Introduction to Revelation

General Study: Biblical Studies

1 CEU

Online Archived

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Tom Roberts, Ph.D., D.D.

This is an introduction to the history and literary structures of the book of Revelation (Apocalypse). It covers the themes and an evaluation of its historical interpretations. Additions to theological knowledge, such the Dead Sea Scrolls, are considered.

Listen to all audio lectures and complete the short assignment up to one year from date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Course: BIB340 Prophets: Nature, History, and Setting

Intermediate Study: Biblical Studies

3 CEUs or 3 academic credits

Online Archived

Instructor: James DeFrancisco, Ph.D., D.Min.

Study seeks to understand the origin and nature of prophecy, the historical role and setting of the prophets in Israel, and the relationship between prophecy and fulfillment. It includes background, message, theology of the 17 prophetical books from Isaiah through Malachi, and contribution of these books to biblical theology in their historical context.

Listen to all audio lectures and complete the short assignment up to one year from date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Course: BIB360 Narrative Reading of John

Intermediate Study: Biblical Studies

3 CEUs or 3 academic credits

Online Archived

Instructor: Gary A. Staszak, M.A., C.A.S.

Study will include a narrative reading of the Gospel of John and discussion of its major historical and literary factors, including plot, characters, narrator comments, etc., and their implications for biblical interpretation and theology. The reading largely places John within a Hellenistic Jewish setting. Handouts are available.  

View all video sessions and complete any assignments up to a year from the date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Course: BIB500 Introduction to Old Testament Literature and Theology

General Study: Biblical Studies

3 CEUs or 3 academic credits

Hybrid

Instructors: Rev. Dr. Tom Roberts, Ph.D., D.D.; Gary A. Staszak, M.A., C.A.S.

BIB400 explores the origins and content of the literature (books) of the Hebrew Scriptures, also known as the Old Testament (OT) in Christian circles, considering the history and culture of the people who produced them. This course will introduce the student to critical approaches for reading and interpreting the biblical texts within their ancient Near Eastern contexts, including their historical, literary, and socio-cultural contexts. Students will identify major events, characters, theological ideas, and themes of the OT books.

For CE units/Audit: Attend 90% of sessions and complete a short assignment. For academic credit: Attend all lectures and complete all assignments up to a year from the date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Course: LANG100 Introduction to New Testament Greek

General Study: Biblical and Cognate Languages

3 CEUs or 3 academic credits

Hybrid

Instructor: Gary A. Staszak, M.A., C.A.S.

This intensive course will be available for three CEU credits, audit, or academic credit. It consists of partial immersion (visual-aural exercises and quizzes), written assignments, readings, and conversation to capitalize on all the senses necessary to master the language. There will be a live online synchronous portion that meets once a week (students will negotiate the time with the instructor and other students) and an online archived portion that includes elements to reinforce the course's objectives (students view at their own pace). The goal is to master all the basic aspects of the language in 17 weeks. Students will begin to interact with the Gospel of John in the first session and will eventually read from other NT books and the Septuagint (LXX). 

Attend 90% of sessions and complete any assignments.

Course: LANG110 Basic Biblical Syriac Aramaic

General Study: Biblical and Cognate Languages

3 CEUs or 3 academic credits

Online Archived

Instructor: James DeFrancisco, Ph.D., D.Min.

This course systematically reviews, analyzes, and trains the student in basic Syriac, the Aramaic dialect of Edessa and the Peshitta. Upon completion of the course, the student will have background and working knowledge of Syriac, so he or she will be able to read verses from the gospel of Matthew, e.g. the Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer.  Lectures are on 22 sound files (approximately 10 minutes each).

Listen to all audio lectures and complete the assignments up to a year from the date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Course: LANG120 Basic Latin

General Study: Biblical and Cognate Languages

3 academic credits

Online Archived (mostly module-oriented based on Wheelock's Latin with instructor interaction)

Instructor: Rt. Rev. Leland Lannoye, S.T.D.

The objective is to be able to read, or, at least, understand what is written in the various styles of Latin we will be studying, most often in a theological setting. From time to time, students will dabble in earlier writers, say up to about the third century B.C.E. As this program evolves, the intention is to provide insight into late Latin, low Latin, certain dialects (yes, Latin had dialects). Latin as it is used today is both drastically, yet not so unfamiliar, different from what you would have heard Cicero speak in the Roman senate.

Complete modules and assignments up to one year from date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Exam: LANG120a Basic Latin Qualification Exam

General Study: Biblical and Cognate Languages

Residential: student will complete the exam under the supervision of a designated proctor. 

Instructor: Rt. Rev. Leland Lannoye, S.T.D.

The exam will test the student's ability to master grammatical concepts and translation commensurate for first-semester Latin, following the Wheelock's Latin textbook. Concepts on the exam: five declensions, exponent verbs, verb principal parts, formation infinitive, and vocabulary up to third-year Latin. Upon successful completion of the exam, the student will qualify for three credits of Latin (LANG120) at St. Anthony. 

Course: LANG121 Ecclesiastical Latin

General Study: Biblical and Cognate Languages

3 academic credits

Online Archived (mostly module-oriented based on Collin's A Primer of Ecclesiastical Latin with instructor interaction)

Instructor: Rt. Rev. Leland Lannoye, S.T.D.

The chief aim of this course is to give the student, within one year of study, the ability to read ecclesiastical Latin. The Collins textbook includes the Latin of Jerome's Bible, of canon law, of the liturgy and papal bulls, of scholastic philosophers, and of the Ambrosian hymns, providing a survey of texts from the fourth century through the Middle Ages.

Complete modules and assignments up to one year from date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Course: LANG130 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew

General Study: Biblical and Cognate Languages

3 CEUs or 3 academic credits

Hybrid

Instructor: Gary A. Staszak, M.A., C.A.S.

Introduction to Biblical Hebrew is an intensive introductory level course of Biblical (or Classical) Hebrew for students who possess little or no prior knowledge of the grammar or structure of the language. This intensive course will be available for three CE units, audit, or academic credit. The goal is to master all the basic elements of the language in 30 sessions with a focus on preparing the student to read the book of Ruth and Jonah and most biblical texts (Genesis, Psalms, etc.) written in Hebrew with the aid of a Hebrew-English dictionary. It employs both deductive and inductive approaches, including listening comprehension theory, recognition, and translation, not solely rote memorization, to help students acquire a working vocabulary and learn the language’s basic phonological system, morphology, grammar, and syntax. The emphasis is on students becoming fluent in the language through writing, reading, oral, and aural exercises taken from the biblical texts and exercises. The course will provide a solid foundation for advanced study of Hebrew forms, syntax, and idioms.

For CE units/Audit: Attend 90% of sessions and complete a short assignment. For academic credit: Attend all lectures and complete all assignments up to a year from the date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Course: CCS100 Introduction to Biblical Counseling

General Study: Christian Counseling

3 CEUs

Online Archived

Instructor: James DeFrancisco, Ph.D., D.Min.

This course is a general study to help students understand the basic principles and practices of Biblical Counseling. This course is suitable for pastoral staff as well as lay counselors. This program is designed to offer pastoral and lay counseling training for Christians who sincerely want to help others through Biblical Counseling. It is not a course designed to prepare participants for licensing or to provide therapy to clinically ill patients.  

Listen to all audio lectures and complete assignments up to a year from the date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Course: CCS500 Introduction to Pastoral Counseling, Ethics, and Care

General Study: Christian Counseling

3 academic credits

Online Archived

Instructor: James DeFrancisco, Ph.D., D.Min.

An introduction of the basics of pastoral care, with an emphasis on foundations, covering both theory and practice. A discussion on the effective use of Scripture (themes and theological issues) relevant to pastoral care in counseling. An overview of the issues, dynamics, and disorders that the pastoral counselor may face with an emphasis on the responsibilities, ministerial methods, the rational limits of pastoral care and the appropriateness of treatment or referral. Legal and ethical issues in the ministry, defining the legal responsibility of ministry within the context of local and state laws. The development of a counseling policy as a means of prevention and recognition of one’s own competence in specific areas. Outlining legal obligations, boundaries in ministry, litigation prevention, client confidence, support policy, and referral resources within pastoral counseling, social work, the psychiatric and clinical-psychological professions. A short summary and definition of basic, essential counseling skills such as goal setting, attentiveness, reflection and mirroring, probing, focusing, and closure.

Listen to all audio lectures and complete assignments up to a year from the date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Course: CCS501 Family Counseling and Life Issues

Intermediate Studies: Christian Counseling

3 academic credits

Online Archived

Instructor: James DeFrancisco, Ph.D., D.Min.

A presentation of the dynamics and issues common to today’s families and appropriate counseling strategies. Identification and exploration of the key issues associated with premarital and marital counseling, such as questions of compatibility, needs assessment, communication skills, and conflict resolution. A discussion of typical daily stress and effective coping techniques from a general Christian spiritual perspective. Pastoral counseling strategies for adults and children traumatized by divorce. How to deal with disruptive or intrusive people without alienating them.
Listen to all audio lectures and complete assignments up to a year from the date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Course: CCS502 Crisis Intervention Ministries

Intermediate Studies: Christian Counseling

3 academic credits

Online Archived

Instructor: James DeFrancisco, Ph.D., D.Min.

A discourse on assessing the precipitating and contributing factors of depression, appropriate counseling techniques, and determination of further psychological or psychiatric intervention. Identification of various crisis situations facing individuals, families, and communities today and Christian spiritually based responses for addressing them. An overview of the ethical, moral, and legal issues concerning sexual, physical, mental abuse, and the responsibilities and limitations of the pastoral counselor.

Listen to all audio lectures and complete assignments up to a year from the date of confirmed enrollment for the course.

Seminar: HIS101 History of Biblical Worship

General Study: History (plus elements of church development)

0 CEUs

Online Archived

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Tom Roberts, Ph.D., D.D.

The History of Biblical Worship Part 1 (three lectures) reviews the transition form Hebrew synagogue worship to early Christian practices. Practical Worship Today Part 2 (one lecture) evaluates free-style church and liturgical worship practices.

No requirements, except must listen to audio lectures within six months of confirmed enrollment for the seminar.

Seminar: MIN100 Revitalizing Your Ministry

General Study: Ministry and Church Development

0 CEUs

Online Archived

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Tom Roberts, Ph.D., D.D.

This one-hour, twenty-minute seminar by Dr. Tom Roberts, Ph.D., addresses the subject of revitalizing one's corporate and personal ministry, offering relevant trends and insightful observations. NOTE: This seminar was initially presented at a 2008 camp meeting. As a result, some questions and comments may address specific denominational concerns, but the general observations are relevant to and challenge all ministries. 

No requirements, except must listen to audio lectures within six months of confirmed enrollment for the seminar.

Course: MIN152 Spiritual Direction

General Study: Ministry and Church Development

3 CEU or 3 academic credits

Online Archived (plus interaction with instructor)

Instructor: Dr. Judy Quitoriano, D.D.

This course is an overview of the development of spiritual direction and is grounded in the tradition since the Desert Fathers. This short course discusses some of the elements of transformation and growth which can take place in direction. This subject should not be taken lightly and a director should undergo further study than this course and also be in direction with a supervisor before taking on directees. 

Read all archived materials and textbooks, then complete short reflective paper for CEU track or other assignments for academic track up to a year from the date of confirmed enrollment for the course. See syllabus for details.

TH600 - Biblical Feminist Discourse

Advanced Study: Theology

3 CEU or 3 academic credits

Online Live (Seminar Style)

Instructor: Dr. Michelle Weiner, Ph.D. 

This seminar style course will examine the nuances of feminist studies within a biblical context. Both Christian and Jewish feminist thinkers will be brought into the discussion from a variety of denominational perspectives and frameworks of interpretation. Key issues that will be dealt with include women in ministry, the place of women in family and society, and the Sacred Feminine question. The course will draw from the writings of key thinkers within the movement.

For CE units/Audit: Attend 90% of sessions and complete a short assignment. For academic credit: Attend all lectures and complete all assignments up to a year from the date of confirmed enrollment for the course.