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IST 504 - The Doctrine of Man and Sin

Description:

Roger R. Nicole, Th.D., Ph.D.


A critical and historical overview of positions regarding the nature of mankind, both as the image of God and as a being corrupted by sin from a Reformed perspective, with a fair treatment of differing views and objections.


[2 hours. Instructor: Chay. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IST 504 - The Doctrine of Man and Sin Syllabus
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IST 505 - The Doctrine of Salvation

Description:


Roger R. Nicole, Th.D., Ph.D. A critical and historical overview of the plan and order of salvation, tracing each
movement of the process from our regeneration to our final glorification. Presented from a Reformed perspective
with a fair treatment of differing views and objections.


[2 hours. Instructor: Chay. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IST 505 - The Doctrine of Salvation Syllabus
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IST 506 - The Doctrine of the Trinity

Description:

Peter Toon, D. Phil.


Presents the historic, classic, and orthodox doctrine of the Holy Trinity. Following a biblical, historical, and dogmatic approach, demonstrates how and why the classical doctrine/dogma emerged in the 4th century, major ways this dogma has been understood, and how crucial this teaching is for understanding our relationship with God.


[2 hours. Instructor: Chay. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IST 506 - The Doctrine of the Trinity Syllabus
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IST 508 - Foundations of Systematic Theology

Description:

John Frame, D.D.


This course covers the essentials of all major areas of systematic theology with the goal of orienting students to the basic material necessary to understand and study God’s Word. Focusing on the overarching theme of God’s Lordship, Dr. Frame uses three “Lordship Attributes” (control, authority and presence) to organize the doctrines and help students remember and apply them to life.


[4 hours. Instructor: Chay. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 4
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IST 508 - Foundations of Systematic Theology Syllabus
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IST 513 - Exploring Approaches to Apologetics

Description:

Gordon Lewis, Ph.D.


In this course, students compare biblical, historical, and recent approaches to defending faith in God, Christ, and Scripture. The course emphasizes the apologetics of Peter among Jews in Jerusalem (Acts 2) and Paul among the Gentiles in Athens (Acts 17). It compares the influential approaches of Augustine and Aquinas, but focuses primarily on the approaches of six apologists who led in the resurgence of evangelicalism during the last half of the 20th century.


[2 hours. Instructor: Chay. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IST 513 - Exploring Approaches to Apologetics Syllabus
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IWM 501 - Introduction to World Christian Missions

Description:

William D. Taylor, Ph.D.


God has one unified, global purpose for all He does. This course introduces the exciting biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic dimensions of His plan. It addresses key issues: the basis of and necessity for world missions, and the status of and plan for world missions. Students are introduced to the basics they need to pursue missionary training or to help lead their local church in its global ministry.


[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IWM 501 - Introduction to World Christian Missions Syllabus
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IWM 504 - Missionary Encounter with World Religions

Description:

Harvie M. Conn, Litt. D.


Christians must be able to respond to the myriad of religious systems that permeate society. This course develops a biblical theology of religions by studying current models and approaches. Using major religious systems as examples, the lectures sketch five characteristics of all religions. Students learn the concepts in religious encounter, including the concept of elentics, various definitions of “religion,” and the five key points of religions, culminating with practical suggestions for approaching world religions evangelistically.


[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IWM 504 - Missionary Encounter with World Religions Syllabus
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IWM 508 - African Theology and Religions

Description:

Tite Tienou, Ph.D.


This course is an introduction to Christian theologizing in Africa against the background of African cultures and religions. Since Africa has witnessed a rapid expansion of the Christian faith, it is imperative that people interested in African Christian ministry familiarize themselves with the major issues involved in developing authentic Christian theology within the contemporary context of the continent.


[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IWM 508 - African Theology and Religions Syllabus
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IWM 510 - Urban Missiology in the Postmodern Metropolis

Description:

Glenn Smith, D.Min.


The large cities of the world present enormous challenges and opportunities to the Church. This course develops a relevant evangelical practice for the church within the urban context, understood as contextual, or local theology. This course will expose the student to various dimensions of post-modernity as examined by several contemporary authors. The goal of the course is to help learners develop pertinent theological, missiological, and strategic initiatives for urban settings that can be applied to their own ministry.


[2 hours. Instructor: Hartnell. Frequency: Any semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Malcolm R. Hartnell, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Any semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: IWM 510 - Urban Missiology in the Postmodern Metropolis Syllabus
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LD 501 - Shepherding God’s People

Description:

Develop the skills essential to enfolding and nurturing God’s people in the context of the local church. Learn how to shepherd God’s people and create an environment that encourages and stimulates growth.


[2 hours. Instructors: Logan & D. DelHousaye. Frequency: Even Springs. Required for M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Ministry Skills Elective for M.Div. C.F. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Darryl DelHousaye, D.Min.; Jonathan E. Logan, USAF CMSgt Ret., M.Div.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Even Springs
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. L.D. and M.A.B.L. Ministry Skills Elective for M.Div. C.F. General Elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: LD 501 - Shepherding God’s People Syllabus
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