The Oxford Experience 2018

Join The King’s University in Oxford July 30 – August 10

As a part of TKU’s global vision to train the next generation, students are invited to study abroad this summer with Dr. Kenneth Ulmer and Dr. Dan Call at the historic Oxford University. The Oxford Experience provides students with life-changing teaching on practical, relevant issues facing the Church today, and exposes students to the historic journey of Christendom through the intellectual, historical and spiritual paths of the oldest surviving university in the English-speaking world. This year’s theme is Mere Christianity: The Gospel, Apologetics, and Persuasive Preaching. Students have the option of attending their choice of week one or week two only (3 credit hours), or for the full two weeks (6 credit hours).

The Oxford Experience includes:

  • One or two weeks of study at world famous Oxford University (room, breakfast and weekday lunches included).
  • Historic tours of Oxford University and the town of Oxford (week 1).
  • Historic tour of London, including St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, John Wesley’s Chapel and Museum, and Westminster Chapel (week 2).

At Historic Oxford, you will experience:

  • Spiritual renewal with Spirit-filled worship and devotional messages every morning.
  • The flavor of English life with full English breakfasts and afternoon tea while living on St. Anne’s campus.
  • The richness of our Christian heritage and significant influences upon our Pentecostal and Charismatic heritage.
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Additional Information

Select a topic from the dropdown menu below to learn more about course offerings and substitutions, cost, and financial aid. If you want to know more about how the Oxford Experience can fit into your program of study, please reach out to your academic advisor. For additional questions, email oxford@tku.edu.

Course Offerings

WEEK ONE | OXFORD APOLOGETICS

Dates: July 30 – August 3
Faculty: Dr. Dan Call
3 Credit Hours

Oxford Apologetics Course Description | Undergraduate
This course examines the life and work of C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. This class will give special attention to the Inkling writer’s contributions to the study of reason, myth and imagination by examining their writings and exploring the city of Oxford. Our exploration into these men, their writings and the context of the Oxford culture will enable us to better understand their profound contribution in the fields of theology and apologetics.

Oxford Apologetics: C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Course Description | Graduate
This course examines the life of and work of C. S. Lewis and selected Inkling’s contributors J. R. R. Tolkien and Owen Barfield as it relates to Christian apologetics. The class will give special attention to the Inkling writer’s contributions to the study of reason, myth, and imagination by examining their writings and exploring the city of Oxford. Our exploration will enable us to understand their profound contribution in the fields of history, theology and apologetics.


Course Name and No. Electives and Substitutions
BIBT 3307 Oxford Apologetics Undergraduate Theological Elective
BIBH 3305 Oxford Apologetics Undergraduate Church History Elective
APOL 3303 Oxford Apologetics Undergraduate Practical Ministry Elective OR substitute* for APOL 3301 Cultural Apologetics
BIBD 6309 Oxford Apologetics: C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Graduate Theological Elective
BIBH 6307 Oxford Apologetics: C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Graduate Church History Elective
APOL 6303 Oxford Apologetics: C. S. Lewis and the Inklings Graduate Practical Ministry Elective

*Students are not required to submit a Petition for Course Substitution form to the Registrar’s Office.


WEEK TWO | PERSUASIVE PREACHING

Dates: August 6-10
Faculty: Dr. Kenneth Ulmer
3 Credit Hours

Persuasive Preaching Course Description | Undergraduate
Christians are called to communicate their faith in a way that shows the power of the Christian Gospel to change people’s lives. In an age of skepticism, this course is designed to assist those who are called to preach in the power of the Holy Spirit. The course will provide a roadmap for sermon preparation, address understanding in regard to apologetics, and the two-fold preparation process of maintaining a spiritually sensitive heart toward God and developing the craft of biblical preaching.

Persuasive Preaching with Implications for Apologetics Course Description | Graduate
This course is for Christians who are committed to preaching so others can be transformed. In a culture in which skepticism is growing, sermon preparation and delivery has never been weightier. This class will provide a roadmap for sermon development with a special emphasis on the role of the Holy Spirit and the need for sound apologetics.


Course Name and No. Electives and Substitutions
BIBM 3323 Persuasive Preaching Undergraduate Practical Ministry Elective OR substitute* for BIBM 2303 Sermon Preparation
BIBL 3309 Persuasive Preaching Undergraduate Biblical Elective
BIBM 6304 Persuasive Preaching with Implications for Apologetics Graduate Practical Ministry Elective OR substitute* for BIBM 5307 Preaching the Connects
BIBL 6308 Persuasive Preaching with Implications for Apologetics Graduate Biblical Elective

*Students are not required to submit a Petition for Course Substitution form to the Registrar’s Office.

Tuition and Fees


Classification 1-Week Cost 2-Week Cost
Graduate $2,944 $5,127
Undergraduate $2,884 $5,007
Audit $1,609 $2,457

*All costs include Audit Fees, Tuition Fees, Administrative Fees, and Trip Fees. They do not include airfare or personal trip expenses. For a breakdown of all costs, please email oxford@tku.edu.

Financial Aid and VA Benefits

If you will be applying for Federal Financial Aid or VA benefits for this trip, you must complete all the financial aid requirements by June 1. Please contact Kristey Simmons in the Office of Financial Aid (kristey.simmons@tku.edu or 817.722.1730) immediately to get started. We recommend waiting to request enrollment until you have confirmation of fund availability.

The Foursquare Foundation Scholarship is also available to students participating in the Oxford Experience. Seven scholarship applicants will be awarded. See details below.

  • Oxford Experience Students Only | Preference will be given to two-week, for-credit students.
  • Required Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Award Amount: $2500
  • Award Deadline: May 1, 2018
  • Application deadline has passed.

Questions?

For additional questions, please email oxford@tku.edu.