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Audit Seminary Classes

An auditor (or surveyor) is someone who is taking a course simply for one’s own enjoyment and personal development, and not for credit. Audited courses will not count for credit in the future.

Locations

We offer classes at three different campuses.

HBU Campus

7502 Fondren Rd,
Houston, TX 77074

Second Baptist Church – Woodway

6400 Woodway Dr,
Houston, TX 77057

Second Baptist Church – West

19449 Katy Fwy,
Houston, TX 77094


Spring 2023 Offerings (HBU Campus)

Semester dates: January 17- May 12, 2023

Course Title
Professor
Day
Time
Room
*APOL 5181 ST: Phil Theology, Trinity
Dr. William Lane Craig
Mar 6-10
2:30-5:00 PM
*APOL 5381 ST: Victorian Wrestlers
Dr. Louis Markos
M
4:00-6:30 PM
*APOL 5382 ST: Abortion, Gender & Sexuality
Prof. Nancy Pearcey
W
6:30-9:00 PM
*CHRI 5181 ST: Theology & Horror
Drs. Phil Tallon & Paul Sloan
W
4:00-5:30 PM
CHRI 5190 Spiritual Formation
Prof. Lora Doremus
M
5:00-5:50 PM
CHRI 5330 History of Christianity
Dr. Randy Hatchett
M
6:30-9:00 PM
*CHRI 5370 Second Temple Judaism
Dr. Timothy Brookins
R
6:30-9:00 PM
*CHRI 6315 Christian Scriptures III
Dr. Robert Gagnon
R
6:30-9:00 PM
*GREK 5302 Greek II (daytime)
Dr. Phillip Marshall
MWF
2:00-2:50 PM
*GREK 5302 Greek II (evening)
Dr. Tim Brookins
TR
5:00-6:15 PM
*GREK 6301 Intermediate Greek
Dr. Tim Brookins
MWF
2:00-2:50 PM
*GREK 6335 Pauline Epistles
Dr. Tim Brookins
MWF
2:00-2:50 PM
*HEBR 5302 Hebrew II
Dr. Phillip Marshall
MWF
1:00-1:50 PM
*HEBR 6320 Pentateuch
Dr. Phillip Marshall
MWF
12:00-12:50 PM
*LATN 5302 Elementary Latin II
Dr. Tim Brookins
MWF
4:00-4:50 PM
*LATN 6303 Vergil
Dr. Tim Brookins
TR
3:30- 4:45 PM
*LING 5310 General Linguistics
Dr. Phillip Marshall
MWF
10:00-10:50 AM

*Available Remote or In Person
M- Monday, T- Tuesday, W- Wednesday, R- Thursday, F- Friday

The classes will run on the designated days of the week, for the duration of the semester. The Academic Calendar is available and lists holidays when the University is closed, so classes will not meet on those days. View a printer-friendly campus map of HBU.

All classes are In Person only, unless noted above with an (*). Those will be available Remote or In Person.

Costs (HBU Campus)

3-hour course- $280 Early Bird, $300 after the semester begins (unless noted otherwise)
1-hour course- $100 Early Bird, $120 after the semester begins (unless noted otherwise)
APOL 5181 ST: Phil Theology, Trinity- $200 Early Bird, $220 after the semester begins

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Spring 2023 Offerings (Second Baptist Church)

Semester dates: January 17- May 12, 2023

Course Title
Professor
Day
Time
Campus
Room
*CHRI 5181 ST: Engaging Theology
Dr. Ben Blackwell
W
6:30-8:00 PM
Woodway
TBD
CHRI 6313 Pastoral Care & Spiritual Formation
Dr. Danny Havard
T
6:00-8:30 PM
Woodway
TBD

*Available Remote or In Person
M- Monday, T- Tuesday, W- Wednesday, R- Thursday, F- Friday

The classes will run on the designated days of the week, for the duration of the semester. The Academic Calendar is available and lists holidays when the University is closed, so classes will not meet on those days.

Cost (Second Baptist)

$100 Early Bird, $120 after the semester begins

Course Description

CHRI 5181 Engaging Theology
In Engaging Theology we’ll explore the key theological teachings of the church and how they relate to the modern world. By drawing from the grand narrative in the Bible, we’ll see how God’s identity as Father, Son, and Spirit shapes all aspects of theology. In this way, we’ll focus on the central teachings that hold all Christian groups together, while also gaining a better understanding of different groups and denominations. The course will thus center around the book Engaging Theology co-authored by the course teacher and director of Houston Theological Seminary, Dr. Ben Blackwell.

CHRI 6313 Pastoral Care & Spiritual Formation
Pastoral Care and Spiritual Formation applies a practical and theological analysis of the pastoral care function, including Biblical shepherding principles, grief ministry, pastoral counseling, and crisis management. Church care such as hospital visitation, bereavement response, and marriage ministry are considered within Biblical church mandates. Personal spiritual foundations are presented as the basis for healthy pastoral ministry.

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