Upcoming Graduate Classes

Spring 2024

Old Testament Theology

Dr. Allan Brown

Old Testament Theology introduces you to the nature and significance of Old Testament Theology as a sub-discipline of Biblical Theology, identifying the methodological issues, limitations, and proper objectives of the discipline. Special focus is given to the concept of covenant/promise and to the theological concepts that are specific to the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Writings. The relationship between the Old Testament and the New Testament will be discussed, as well as methods for knowing Jesus through the Old Testament.

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BITH 610 || Biblical Theology & Exegesis

New Testament Theology

Dr. Stephen Smith

An investigation of the New Testament writings in order to understand their theological message. This study of the New Testament’s theology recognizes both its diversity of expression and its fundamental conceptual unity.

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BITH 611 || Biblical Theology & Exegesis

Biblical Theology of Holiness

Dr. Philip Brown

Using biblical-theological methods, students in this course will study Old and New Testament teachings on holiness, God’s ethical expectations, humanity’s problem, and God’s solution.

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BITH 612 || Biblical Theology & Exegesis

Theology of Evangelism

Dr. Matt Friedeman

Theology of Evangelism examines the doctrine of mission and evangelistic outreach as found in both Old and New Testaments and the practical outcomes that ought to flow from this theology, both for the individual believer and for the local church.

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PRTH 503 || Practical Theology, Evangelism

Creation, Science and the Problem of Pain

Dr. Thane Ury

Creation, Science, and the Problem of Pain analyzes how various approaches to origins, hermeneutics, science, and authority impact our understanding of the problem of evil.

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PRTH 572 || Practical Theology, Apologetics

Ethics and Bible Difficulties

Dr. Mark Bird

Building on a brief introduction to biblical ethics (in contrast to popular ethical systems today), Ethics and Bible Difficulties examines objections to the Christian faith that relate to morality. The biblical positions on controversial moral issues are defended, and supposed biblical inconsistencies (on both ethical and non-ethical issues) are dealt with.

 
PRTH 576 || Practical Theology, Apologetics

Interpreting and Teaching the Gospel of John

Dr. Stephen Smith

A study of the message of the Gospel of John within its historical, cultural, and literary contexts. This class will use an English translation of John.

PRTH 584 || Practical Theology, Bible Teaching

Christology

Dr. Mark Bird

A systematic study of the person and work of Christ, using biblical and historical sources. The subject will be theologically grounded in the doctrine of God as a triune being, and a special focus will be given to ways Christology shapes worship. We will also address current challenges to orthodox Christology.

 
SYTH 610 || Advanced Systematic Theology

Greek Exegesis: Galatians

Dr. James Sedlacek

Translation and exegesis of Galatians using a prescribed step-by-step process. Emphasis is placed on the dynamic of translation in the interpretive process as well as the relation of syntactical structures to the text’s meaning.

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GREK 604 || Biblical Theology & Exegesis

Graduate Program Calendar

    Spring 2024 Dates

    • January 8th: Classes Convene
    • January 13th: Add/Drop Deadline
    • February 19-24th: Late Winter Break
    • March 2nd: Withdraw Deadline
    • April 8-13th: Spring Break
    • May 4th: Spring Classes End
    • May 17th: Graduate Breakfast & Commencement Practice (Optional)
    • May  18th: Commencement

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