Meets Degree Requirements for: Grad Cert in Ministry: Bible & Theology

THE510: What is Man?

(3 credits) Course Description This course is an introduction to the doctrine of man. In every culture throughout history, people have asked questions such as, “Who are we?” and “Why are we here?” The Bible tells us that we are God’s images, created to rule over creation on his behalf and to turn the world …

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BIB514: Heart of Paul’s Theology

Course Description Paul passionately proclaimed the good news of individual salvation in Jesus Christ. But this wasn’t the heart of his gospel. According to Paul, salvation is not primarily about individuals being saved from the wrath of God. Rather, the gospel is about the triumph of Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God. It is …

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THE513: Making Biblical Decisions

(3 credits) Course Description 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. This course will present a Biblical system of ethics, focusing on three perspectives on making …

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THE509: We Believe in Jesus

(3 credits) Course Description This course investigates the doctrine of Christology, focusing on the person and work of Jesus Christ, the most important human being that has ever lived. He is God in the flesh, the center of all history, and the only hope for the salvation of humanity and creation. This course clarifies the …

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THE501: Building Your Theology

(2 credits) Course Description Modern evangelical theology is flooded with conflicting viewpoints. Many of these disagreements arise between denominations, while others arise within denominations and individual churches. The apparent hopelessness of reaching theological unity has even led some Christians to deny the value of theology altogether. With so many different ideas competing for our loyalty, …

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BIB503: The Pentateuch 1

(3 credits) Course Description The first five books of the Old Testament are commonly called the Pentateuch. They tell the story of the nation of Israel from creation to preparation for the conquest of the Promised Land. But is the Pentateuch simply the historical account of God’s chosen people, or is it something more? This …

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BIB518: The Pentateuch 2

(3 credits) Course Description The first five books of the Old Testament are commonly called the Pentateuch. They tell the story of the nation of Israel from creation to preparation for the conquest of the Promised Land. But is the Pentateuch simply the historical account of God’s chosen people? Or is it something more? This course …

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BIB517: He Gave Us Prophets

Many Christians are intrigued by biblical predictions but at a loss when it comes to understanding them. Feeling overwhelmed by their complicated history and literature, we often disregard them altogether, but when we understand the prophets’ motivations and methods, we are better equipped to discover the significance of their words for today. This course dispels …

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BIB506: Paul’s Prison Epistles

(3 credits) Course Description Paul’s Prison Epistles examines the letters that Paul wrote after his arrest in Jerusalem and appeal to Caesar to have his case heard in Rome. These letters to house churches in Philippi, Ephesus, and Colossae, including the church that met in the home of Philemon, engage issues of faithfulness to Christ as …

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THE506: Building Systematic Theology

(2 credits) Course Description Throughout the history of the church, faithful Christians have used systematic theology to communicate the teachings of our faith. Systematics has proven to be a helpful tool for expressing ideas clearly, and for organizing them in ways that increase our understanding of Scripture. At times, this approach to theology has been …

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