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Course Descriptions:

BL 571 - 1 & 2 Peter

Description:

Carefully examines the theological and practical teachings of these letters, particularly the important themes of persevering in suffering and doing right in the face of evil.

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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: BL 571 - 1 & 2 Peter Syllabus
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BL 572 - 1, 2 & 3 John

Description:

A verse-by-verse study of John’s epistles. The primary emphases of the course are the marks of healthy Christian fellowship. Detailed consideration of the structure and theology of the books are a significant part of the course. Principles are given for personal application in believers’ lives today.

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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: BL 572 - 1, 2 & 3 John Syllabus
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BL 579 - Revelation

Description:

A study of this exciting book with an emphasis on holy living in light of the return of the Messiah. The prophetic culmination of history and planet Earth will be seen. Methods of interpretation, problem passages, and fulfillment of the biblical covenants will be examined.

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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: BL 579 - Revelation Syllabus
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BL 580 - Biblical Literature Individualized Study

Description:

A unique course designed by a faculty advisor and student to develop competence in the area of Biblical Literature.

 [1-4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Any Semester. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: 3.4 GPA and approved Academic Petition. Notes: May be repeated for credit as BL 581 when section content differs.]

Instructor: (Varies)
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Any Semester
Prerequisite(s): 3.4 GPA & Academic Petition
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: BL 580 - Biblical Literature Individualized Study Syllabus
Notes:

An individualized study is a unique course which is designed by a faculty advisor and student which permits M.Div., M.A.B.L., and Diploma students to pursue personalized studies to build competence in their area of ministry interest. To be eligible for approval, an individualized study must:

1. Not replicate a course normally offered in the regular curriculum;
2. Have the support of the faculty member who would potentially supervise the study;
3. Pursue defined objectives which are clearly set forth in a course syllabus (created by the student and faculty advisor prior to registration);
4 .Be undertaken by a degree student maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4.
 
Academic Petitions for individualized study should be submitted to the Director of Academic Services no later than four weeks prior to the Registration deadline.

Formerly coded a BI 580.

BL 582 - Biblical Geography

Description:

Designed to give the student an in-depth understanding of the geography of Israel, archaeology and key events of biblical history. Emphasizes the importance that geography has placed in the events of the biblical texts and the modern dilemma which has occurred over the land of Israel.

[2 hours. Instructor: Wegner. Frequency: Every Spring. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Paul D. Wegner, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Occasional Springs
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: BL 582 - Biblical Geography Syllabus
Notes: Formerly coded as BI 582.

BL 585 - Developing a Biblical Theology of the Church

Description:

An inductive, exegetical study of the various churches of the New Testament, such as the Palestinian and Roman churches, as well as the house churches of the Pauline mission. You will be given an opportunity to evaluate your own church tradition from a biblical perspective and develop a personal theology of the church.

[2 hours. Instructor: J. DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: John C. DelHousaye, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: BL 585 - Developing a Biblical Theology of the Church Syllabus
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BL 586 - Jewish Literature at the Time of Jesus: Introduction & Comparison with the New Testament

Description:

This course introduces writings that were important to various Jewish groups but were not included in either the Old or New Testament. We will read excerpts from the Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, Dead Sea Scrolls, Rabbinic Literature, Philo and Josephus. We will discuss their continuity and discontinuity with the teaching of Jesus and His apostles. Special attention will be given to those ideas that continue to separate Christianity and Judaism today.

[2 hours. Instructor: J. DelHousaye. Frequency: Rare. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: John C. DelHousaye, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: BL 586 - Jewish Literature at the Time of Jesus: Introduction & Comparison with the New Testament Syllabus
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BL 590 - The Apostolic Fathers

Description:

This course is an introduction to the earliest Christian writings outside of the New Testament. Through them, we shall explore the joys and challenges of the first followers of Jesus, who attempted to remain true to the teachings of the apostles. Attention will be given to the origin of the church in Syria, Rome, and Asia Minor.

[2 hours. Instructor: J. DelHousaye. Frequency: Occasional. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: John C. DelHousaye, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: BL 590 - The Apostolic Fathers Syllabus
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BL 595 - Selected Topics in Biblical Literature

Description:

An occasional Biblical Literature elective offered as the need and opportunity arise. Course content is dependent on the expertise of available faculty (resident, adjunct, and visiting), current issues of academic and practical importance, and overall balance in regard to recent course offerings.

[1-4 hours. Instructor: Varies. Frequency: Occasional. General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None. Notes: May be repeated for credit when section content differs. Past topics include: “Galatians, Martin Luther, and The New Perspective on Paul and Justification.”]

Instructor: (Varies)
Hours: 1-4
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: BL 595 - Selected Topics in Biblical Literature Syllabus
Notes: Formerly coded as BI 595.

CD 501 - Living in God’s Presence

Description:

This course challenges you to explore the process and blessing of living in God’s presence. The Christian life is viewed through the lens of God’s transforming grace and unchanging truth. You will discover practical ways to enrich your relationship with the Lord.

[2 hours. Instructor: Wakefield. Frequency: Every Spring. Required within the first 30 hours for all programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisite: None.]

Instructor: Norman G. Wakefield, Ed.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Spring
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: within the first 30 hours for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: CD 501 - Living in God’s Presence Syllabus
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