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Course Descriptions:

TH 503 - Salvation, the Church and the Future

Description:

Enrich your spiritual life as you learn of the work of the Spirit of God in salvation and of His present ministry
to and through the Church. You’ll also study the future glorious consummation of God’s kingdom program.


[4 hours. Instructor: Chay or Grudem. Frequency: Every Spring. Required for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: BL 501 & TH 501.]

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.; Wayne A. Grudem, Ph.D.
Hours: 4
Frequency: Every Spring
Prerequisite(s): BL 501 & TH 501
Required For: M.Div. and M.A.B.L. General elective for Dipl. B.T.S.
Syllabus: TH 503 - Salvation, the Church and the Future Syllabus
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TH 504 - Systematic Theology: A Socratic Approach

Description:

Prepares you to clearly communicate what you believe and why you believe it. Designed to help you develop a personal, practical, and applied systematic theology.


[2 hours. Instructor: Chay. Frequency: Every Fall. Apologetics elective for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. Prerequisites: BL 501, TH 501, TH 502 & TH 503. Notes: Limited to M.Div. & M.A.B.L. students preparing for TH 599 Theological Oral Exam. Concurrent enrollment in TH 599 is suggested.]

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Fall
Prerequisite(s): BL 501, TH 501, TH 502 & TH 503
Required For: Apologetics elective for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. N/A - General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: TH 504 - Systematic Theology: A Socratic Approach Syllabus
Notes:

Formerly coded as TH 504 Theology Review.

TH 505 - Apologetics: Defending the Faith

Description:

Christianity is increasingly being challenged by new religions and cults, as well as by the secularization of our culture. In this class, you will learn to explain what you believe and defend the great truths of our faith.


[2 hours. Instructor: Chay. Frequency: Odd Summers. Apologetics elective for M.Div. and M.A. B.L. General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: None.]

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Odd Summers
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: Apologetics elective for M.Div. and M.A.B.L. N/A - General elective for all other programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: TH 505 - Apologetics: Defending the Faith Syllabus
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TH 506 - Contemporary Moral Issues

Description:

This course will teach you how to practically apply God’s truth to the toughest issues facing our culture such as divorce / remarriage, homosexuality, abortion, race relations, and euthanasia.


[2 hours. Instructor: Tracy, Chay, or Grudem. Frequency: Every Fall and most Springs. Required for M.Div., M.A.B.L., and M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs. Prerequisites: None.]

Instructor: Steven R. Tracy, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Fall, most Springs
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div., M.A.B.L., and M.A.P.C. General elective for all other programs.
Syllabus: TH 506 - Contemporary Moral Issues Syllabus
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TH 510 - Biblical Sexuality

Description:

An in-depth look at human sexuality based on both biblical theology and social science research. Topics to be studied include a theology of sexuality, sexual addiction, homosexuality, adultery, singleness, and marital sexual relations.


[2 hours. Instructor: Tracy. Frequency: Every Spring. Required for M.Div. B.C. and M.Div. L.D. General elective for all other programs except M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C. Prerequisites: None.]

Instructor: Steven R. Tracy, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Every Fall
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: M.Div. B.C. and M.Div. L.D. General elective for all other programs except M.Div. C.F. and M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: TH 510 - Biblical Sexuality Syllabus
Notes:

Spouses and fiancés/fiancées of students are strongly encouraged to attend with the student (at no cost).

TH 515 - Biblical Perspectives on Christian Prayer

Description:

Because biblical grounding is foundational to effective and meaningful communication with our Lord, this course explores what the Bible teaches and illustrates concerning prayer and the God to whom we pray. Students will be asked to reflect on their own Christian prayer experience as well as on challenges to a biblically informed Christian spirituality posed by life in a post-modern, technological society.


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

Instructor: W. Bingham Hunter, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: TH 515 - Biblical Perspectives on Christian Prayer Syllabus
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TH 520 - The Character of God

Description:

A biblical and theological analysis of several lessunderstood attributes of God, including immutability,
eternity, omnipresence, and trinitarian existence. Attention will be given to biblical support for each  attribute, classical formulations, recent challenges, and application to life.


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

Instructor: Wayne A. Grudem, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Rare
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: TH 520 - The Character of God Syllabus
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TH 525 - Advanced Studies in Sanctification: Habits of Holiness

Description:

An in-depth study of how we grow spiritually as believers in Christ. The principles, processes, and products of holy living are scripturally examined and personally applied.


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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: TH 525 - Advanced Studies in Sanctification: Habits of Holiness Syllabus
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TH 530 - Advanced Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts

Description:

An in-depth study of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. This class will cover various topics including the person of the Spirit, supernatural gifts of the Spirit, Spirit baptism and the believer’s victory over sin.


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

Instructor: Wayne A. Grudem, Ph.D.
Hours: 2
Frequency: Occasional
Prerequisite(s): None
Required For: General elective for all programs except M.A.P.C.
Syllabus: TH 530 - Advanced Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts Syllabus
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TH 540 - The Theology of Paul

Description:

Of all the writers of Scripture, the apostle Paul remains one of the most influential and controversial. This course analyzes the teachings of Paul while placing them in their historical, cultural and theological context.


[2 hours. Instructor: Chay. Frequency: Occasional. 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: TH 540 - The Theology of Paul Syllabus
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