This course introduces the student to proper Bible study methods and tools for sound and accurate biblical interpretation.  It surveys the major interpretive approaches to the Bible, both historical and contemporary, by examining parables, types, prophecies, poetry, and a great variety of figurative biblical literature. This course also emphasizes the principles of literal, normal, cultural, and historical interpretation.

A study of Angelology, including the nature and ministry of angels, Satan, and demons, including some introductory examination and critique of the charismatic movement; of Anthropology, focusing on the origin and nature of man; and of Harmartiology, dealing with the fall and its consequences, especially total depravity.

A study of Christology, dealing with the person and work of Jesus Christ; of Pneumatology, the person and work of the Holy Spirit; and of Soteriology, dealing with the atonement of Christ, election, regeneration, conversion, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

A study of Ecclesiology, focusing on the inception, organization, ordinances, and ministry of the church; and of Eschatology, including a study of the biblical covenants and issues of continuity and discontinuity, Daniel’s “seventieth week,” the rapture, tribulation period, the millennial reign of Christ, the resurrections, the eschatological judgments of the saved and unsaved, the eternal state, and personal destiny.

A careful, biblical and theological development of a consistent apologetic from a systematic exegetical approach. The course provides a basis for the evaluation of various empirical systems as well as a working knowledge of presuppositionalism for use in all aspects of practical ministry. Evangelism is then studied within this framework to present the student with a consistent gospel presentation for biblical evangelism. The course will also provide the student with an exposure to biblical evidentialism to help equip the student with a proper understanding of logic and biblically legitimate evidences.

This course is designed to introduce the student to major issues involving the doctrine of creation. The course will be based on a biblical perspective of ex-nihilo, six-day creation and universal Noahic flood. The course will also expose the student to the way that contemporary science (e.g., basic concepts from subjects like astronomy, physics, geology, archeology, genetics studies) offers credible support to the biblical account of cosmogony and cosmology.

An examination of the historical roots, origin, development, doctrines, leading personalities, and practices of the major religious cults in America. The course also suggests approaches for presenting the historic Christian faith to the members of various cults.

An examination of the historical roots, origin, development, doctrines, leading personalities, and practices of the major religious cults in America. The course also suggests approaches for presenting the historic Christian faith to the members of various cults.

The major tenets of the contemporary charismatic movement are examined and critiqued in the light of Scriptural teaching on revelatory spiritual gifts, signs and wonders, tongues, prophecy, healings, the health and wealth movement, etc.  Apostolic period and praxis is also given consideration as well as the importance and superiority of doctrine over experience and mysticism. The course includes an overview of the historical background and development of the charismatic movement. Substantial readings make the student aware of the literature available on this important subject. Students are required to draw up position statements on selected issues.

A survey study designed to give the student a sense of perspective and appreciation of the church since the time of Christ. Primary attention is devoted to the major events, individuals, and issues which have played significant roles in the history of the church. Covers (1) Pentecost through the Ante-Nicene era (A.D. 33-325), (2) The Post-Nicene era (A.D. 325-500), (3) The Middle Ages (ca. 500-1500). Various theological events are highlighted such as Gnosticism, Arianism, Nestorianism, and Church Councils.

A survey study designed to give the student a sense of perspective and appreciation of the church since the time of Christ. Primary attention is devoted to the major events, individuals, and issues which have played significant roles in the history of the church. Covers (1) Pentecost through the Ante-Nicene era (A.D. 33-325), (2) The Post-Nicene era (A.D. 325-500), (3) The Middle Ages (ca. 500-1500). Various theological events are highlighted such as Gnosticism, Arianism, Nestorianism, and Church Councils.

A survey study designed to give the student a sense of perspective and appreciation of the church from the days of the Reformation to the present time. Primary attention is devoted to the major events, individuals, and issues which have played significant roles in the history of the church. Ages and topics will include (1) the Reformation period (A.D. 1500-1648), (2) the Modern Age (A.D. 1648 to the present), (3) issues like Church Councils, Anabaptism, Catholicism, the Reformation, and the Puritans. The last period includes an exposure to American Christianity and the proliferation of denominations over the past centuries.

A class that is dedicated to helping God’s people succeed in what is perhaps the most important and most difficult area of life. This course will include wide exposure to the directly relevant biblical texts and principles and it will also include significant amounts of personal interaction with the professor at a discipleship level. This course is designed to bless the student and also help equip him or her for discipling and counseling others in marriage and family issues.

The first of two core courses which together survey the entire New Testament, devoting special attention to the major lessons of each book. Also examines the historical, cultural, and geographical setting for the New Testament and for each book. Emphasizes both the understanding of the text and the applications to Christian living, and evaluates the major problems associated with each book. The first course covers the Gospels, Acts, and General Epistles.

The first of two core courses which together survey the entire New Testament, devoting special attention to the major lessons of each book. Also examines the historical, cultural, and geographical setting for the New Testament and for each book. Emphasizes both the understanding of the text and the applications to Christian living, and evaluates the major problems associated with each book. The first course covers the Gospels, Acts, and General Epistles.

The second of two core courses which together survey the entire New Testament, devoting special attention to the major lessons of each book. Also examines the historical, cultural, and geographical setting for the New Testament and for each book. Emphasizes both the understanding of the text and the applications to Christian living, and evaluates the major problems associated with each book. The second course covers the Pauline Epistles and Revelation.

An exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews with a view toward definitive interpretation. Special attention is given to linguistic style and to the interpretation of the important warning passages.

A study of the principles involved in a Christian philosophy of learning and teaching, and an evaluation of models for Bible lesson plans. The course includes instruction on how to outline Bible studies based upon a textual message or topical message format. It exposes the students to the concept of “line diagramming” so that textual messages are truly driven by the Words of the Holy Spirit. It exposes the student to “block diagramming” to help the student learn how to spot the main themes of larger narratives. The course will help equip students for teaching at the small group and Sunday School levels and familiarize the student with the use of visual aids so as to become a vibrant teacher at both the child and adult levels.

The first of three core courses which together survey the entire Old Testament, with a focus on understanding the major contents of each book. Examines literary structure, historical backgrounds, geographical settings, and parallel passages to enhance comprehension and application to contemporary issues and concerns. The first course covers the Torah (Genesis – Deuteronomy), the Former Prophets (Joshua, Judges, 1-2 Samuel, 1-2 Kings) & Ruth.

The second of three core courses which together survey the entire Old Testament, with a focus on understanding the major contents of each book. Examines literary structure, historical backgrounds, geographical settings, and parallel passages to enhance comprehension and application to contemporary issues and concerns. The second course covers the Writings (1 Chronicles – Song of Solomon).

The second of three core courses which together survey the entire Old Testament, with a focus on understanding the major contents of each book. Examines literary structure, historical backgrounds, geographical settings, and parallel passages to enhance comprehension and application to contemporary issues and concerns. The second course covers the Writings (1 Chronicles – Song of Solomon).

The third of three core courses which together survey the entire Old Testament, with a focus on understanding the major contents of each book. Examines literary structure, historical backgrounds, geographical settings, and parallel passages to enhance comprehension and application to contemporary issues and concerns. The third course covers the Latter Prophets (both Major and Minor).

An analytical study of the words of this great prophet. Examines the historical background, life, and message of this great prophet with special emphasis on his many messianic predictions.