July 29, 2014

Course Descriptions

BI 201 New Testament Literature I

Survey of the Gospels with an emphasis on the message and argument of each book. Includes a survey of intertestamental Judaism and an examination of the synoptic problem.

BI 202 New Testament Literature II

Survey of Acts and the Pauline Epistles with an emphasis on the message and argument of each book. Includes a survey of early church history and an exposition of key texts.

BI 203 New Testament Literature III

Survey of Hebrews through Revelation with an emphasis on the message and argument of each book. Includes an exposition of key texts.

BI 101 Old Testament Literature I

The background, structure and content, and message of the Pentateuch (Genesis through Deuteronomy).

BI 102 Old Testament Literature II

The background, structure and content, and message of the historical books of the Old Testament (Joshua through Esther).

BI 103 Old Testament Literature III

The background, structure and content, and message of the wisdom and poetry books of the Old Testament (Job through Song of Solomon).

BI 104 Old Testament Literature IV

The background, structure and content, and message of the prophetic books of the Old Testament (Isaiah through Malachi). TH 301 Theology Survey I

A systematic presentation of the major teachings of biblical theology in the areas of bibliology (the inspiration and authority of the Bible), theology proper (the nature and attributes of God) and Christology (the person and work of Christ).

TH 302 Theology Survey II

A systematic presentation of the major teachings of biblical theology in the areas of biblical anthropology (the creation, nature and fall of man), hamartiology (the origin and nature of sin) and soteriology (the doctrine of salvation).

TH 303 Theology Survey III

A systematic presentation of the major teachings of biblical theology in the areas of pneumatology (the person and work of the Holy Spirit), angelology (the nature and work of angels), ecclesiology (the form and function of the church) and eschatology (the events of the end times). Includes a discussion of biblical covenants and dispensations.

TH 304 The Bible: From Creation to the Kingdom

A thematic study of the unfolding of the theocratic kingdom program throughout the Scriptures, tracing its origin, historical development in various forms, and its ultimate consummation in the reign of Christ, together with a study of the biblical covenants in relation to the kingdom.

MS 101 Bible Study Methods

Through philosophy, principles, practices and history of Biblical interpretation, this course teaches how to study and interpret the Bible with accuracy and confidence while studying
portions of the Old and New Testament.

MS 102 Principles of Teaching

This class is designed to teach people how to communicate biblical truths to family, friends, and/or in a classroom environment. Students will learn to develop a biblical philosophy of education and communication, including but not limited to communicating God’s Word verbally, production of original lesson plans, and development of patterns and techniques consistent with glorifying God.

BC 101 Biblical Counseling I

This practical course comes from the perspective that the Bible is sufficient to provide all we need to accurately identify the root cause of immaterially caused counseling problems. This course will give you a biblical framework of thought in approaching such diverse issues as marital, family and personal struggles, depression, anxiety, addictions, compulsions, substance abuse, and other mental and emotional disturbances.

BC 102 Biblical Counseling II

This course builds upon the biblical framework and counseling methodologies presented in Biblical Counseling I.