Acts is an exegetical study of the  book of Acts. It considers the expansion of Christianity between the 30's and the 70's of the first century. This course considers the historical situation in which the church developed and the relationship of the history of Acts to the rest of the New Testament and to the 20th century. (NT 150, 4 hours). Download the Acts Notebook

Life of Christ 1 is the first of four semesters that march chronologically through the four gospels in harmony. This study concentrates on the Birth Narratives, Jesus' baptism and temptation, as well as the sermon on the Mount. (NT 241, 3 hours) Download the LoC Notebook

Life of Christ 2 is the second of four semesters that march chronologically through the four gospels in harmony. It covers the Later Galilean ministry including the feeding of the 5,000, Peter's great confession, and the transfiguration. Major sermons: Kingdom parables (Mt 13), Bread of Life (John 6), and the sending of the apostles (Mt 10). (NT 242, 4 hours) Download the LoC Notebook

Life of Christ 3 is the third of four semesters that march chronologically through the four gospels in harmony. It covers the Later Judean and Perean ministry up through Tuesday of the last week. It includes travel narrative (Luke 10-19) and a number of major confrontations with Jewish leaders, culminating in the triumphal entry and the cleansing of the temple. Major Sermon: Debate in the temple (Matt 21-23). (NT 243, 4 hours) Download the LoC Notebook

Life of Christ 4 is the fourth of four semesters that march chronologically through the four gospels in harmony. It covers the last week of Jesus' life from Tuesday afternoon through the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. Major Sermon: Olivet Discourse (Matt 24) and his farewell address (John 14-17). (NT 243, 4 hours) Download the LoC Notebook

Principles of Interpretation is an introductory course concerning the principles of interpreting language, particularly as it relates to the Bible. We cover such things as context, historical background, word studies, genre, etc. A primary project (approximately 60-80 pages), allows each student to apply the principles to his/her chosen text. (PI 215, 3 hours) Download the PI Notebook

Issues of Interpretation is a study of a number of hermeneutical strategies for interpreting texts, both sacred and secular. It critiques such methods as Postmodernism, Deconstruction, Allegory, Liberation Theology, and the unique contributions of the Hermeneutics of Feminists, Homosexuals, Blacks, Catholics, Restorationists, and Pentecostals. It also investigates the role of the Holy Spirit in Biblical interpretation as well as how one's millennial view affects his/her view of the Scriptures. (GB-216, 3 hours) Download the Issues Notebook

Seminar on Pneumatology is a senior level course designed to investigate the person and work of the Holy Spirit. It is a seminar course built on the Oxford model of research. The first six weeks of the course are dedicated to intensive reading. Class sessions are divided into discussion of the topic, brief lecture by the instructor, and then training in writing a paper. The class then breaks for several weeks for personal research, followed by paper reports. Each student presents his/her paper and is critiqued by others in the class. These papers are then rewritten according to the critiques and this comprises the single grade for the course.

Seminar on Historical Jesus is a senior level course designed to investigate the Third Quest -- the current body of literature investigating the Historical Jesus. It is a seminar course built on the Oxford model of research. The first six weeks of the course are dedicated to intensive reading. Class sessions are divided into discussion of the topic, brief lecture by the instructor, and then training in writing a paper. The class then breaks for several weeks for personal research, followed by paper reports. Each student presents his/her paper and is critiqued by others in the class. These papers are then rewritten according to the critiques and this comprises the single grade for the course.

Greco-Romans Background Readings is a course on primary readings which sheds light on the culture, history, and theology of the Biblical text. Those enrolled in AP 404 will be expected to read 2,000 pages of primary material and produce a commentary on one chapter of the book of Acts using these sources. Each student will also highlight material pertaining to one particular theological issue that arises from their chapter of Mark. As a class, we will cover every chapter of Acts. Those enrolled in AP 405 will add an additional 2,000 pages of readings and can uses this course as an Apologetics elective. (The class is scheduled for Thursdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.).

Jewish Background Readings is a course on primary readings which sheds light on the culture, history, and theology of the Biblical text. Those enrolled in AP 404 will be expected to read 2,000 pages of primary material and produce a commentary on one chapter of the book of Mark using these sources. Each student will also highlight material pertaining to one particular theological issue that arises from their chapter of Mark. As a class, we will cover every chapter of Mark. Those enrolled in AP 405 will add an additional 2,000 pages of readings and can uses this course as an Apologetics elective. (The class is scheduled for Thursdays 1:30-3:30 p.m.).





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