for Spring Term 2
March 22 - May 16, 2021
The Heart of Paul's Theology (BIB514) 2 Credit Hours
Paul passionately proclaimed good news about the forgiveness of sins offered to us through Jesus Christ. But, this does not fully describe the Gospel. According to Paul, salvation is not merely about individuals being saved from the wrath of God, but the redemption of the entire cosmos. Paul’s Gospel is about the triumph of Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God over sin and death to renew and reconcile all things to God. This course will unpack the central message of the Apostle to the Nations in his letters to the Galatian, Thessalonian, and Corinthian churches.
Based on the lecture series, The Heart of Paul's Theology, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and presented by Dr. Reggie M. Kidd, this course employs graduate level readings, spiritual formation activities, faculty input and oversight with local mentor engagement to explore the message, missionary methods and church-forming mission of the Apostle Paul.
What is Man? (THE510) 3 Credit Hours
This course is an introduction to the doctrine of humanity. In every culture throughout history, people have asked fundamental questions about human identity and vocation: "Who are we? Why are we here? What went wrong? How can we heal and flourish?” The Bible tells us that human beings, both male and female, are God's images, created to rule over and care for creation on God’s behalf, revealing God’s character, and extending God’s good rule. Sin has defaced and deformed humankind, diminishing our identity and compromising our vocation. But, God sent Christ, his True Image to restore us to our true selves and work. In Christ, human persons are reconciled to God and to their original calling.
Based on the lecture series, What is Man?, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by The Rev. Dr. Gregory R. Perry, this course employs graduate level readings, spiritual formation activities, faculty input and oversight with local mentor engagement to explore these fundamental questions of human identity and vocation.
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Courses Underway Now
Spring Term 1
Discipleship and Worship Practicum - 1 Credit hour
Dr. Jeff David
This course explores the biblical and theological underpinnings of Christian worship with an emphasis on its corporate practice.
The Book of Acts - 2 Credit hours
Dr. Greg Perry
Christians today often turn to the book of Acts to explore questions related to the charismatic gifts or to investigate issues related to church government. While these concepts are certainly talked about in the Book of Acts, what was Luke's main point as he wrote this book? What big picture did he try to give readers as a context for understanding these secondary matters? This course answers those questions by explaining the background, structure, and content of the book, including a study of the major themes and guidelines for applying the lessons of Acts today. This course is based on the lecture series, The Book of Acts, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and presented by Dr. Hans F. Bayer.
Making Biblical Decisions - 3 Credit hours
Dr. Richard Ramsay
Christian morality has always been challenged and rejected by unbelievers, but today even many believers have lost their moral footing. Moreover, believers who want to live ethically are frequently confused by the complexities of ethical decisions. Even so, with proper study of the Bible's system of ethics, Christians can learn how to evaluate problems in ways that lead to biblical solutions. This course is based on the series, Making Biblical Decisions, hosted by the author, Dr. John Frame, and produced by Third Millennium Ministries.