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Course Descriptions:

BL 553 - The Gospel of John

Description:

A detailed exposition of John’s gospel. Emphasis is given to the structure, content, and purpose of the book. Principles for evangelism and the application of the book in today’s culture are also developed.


[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 553 - The Gospel of John Syllabus
Notes:


BL 555 - The Gospels: An Expanded Survey

Description:

This course is an in-depth study and verse-by-verse exposition of material that cannot be covered in the BL 505 Survey of the Gospels core course due to time constraints. More attention is given to Luke and John and their complementary perspectives on social justice and spiritual formation.


[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 555 - The Gospels: An Expanded Survey Syllabus
Notes:


BL 556 - The Sermon on the Mount

Description:

This course places the Sermon on the Mount in the broader context of early Christian discipleship, with
attention given to the Apostolic and Desert Fathers. It will operate with the conviction that discipleship is the way toward Evangelical renewal.


[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 556 - The Sermon on the Mount Syllabus
Notes:

Formerly coded as BI 556.

BL 557 - The Parables of Jesus

Description:

This course is a very close reading of Jesus’ parables, placing them in historical and theological context. Students will note similarities and differences with Rabbinic parables (mashalim) and explore their contemporary message.


[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 557 - The Parables of Jesus Syllabus
Notes:

Formerly coded as BI 557.

BL 559 - Acts

Description:

Luke’s second book extends the story of Jesus to include his church. Acts provides essential history about the first followers of Jesus, but has also provided resources for the continual reformation of the church.


[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 559 - Acts Syllabus
Notes:


BL 560 - Romans

Description:

A thorough exposition of this great letter with an emphasis on Paul’s teaching concerning salvation,
Israel’s future and life in the body of Christ. This course challenges you to make personal application from
Romans to your own life.


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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.; 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 560 - Romans Syllabus
Notes:


BL 561 - 1 Corinthians

Description:

An in-depth study of one of Paul’s most practical letters. The focus will be on resolving problems within the body of Christ, such as sexual immorality, concern for the poor, and spiritual gifts. Special emphasis will be on accurately interpreting the letter within its cultural setting and applying its truth for today.


[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: BL 561 - 1 Corinthians Syllabus
Notes:


BL 567 - The Pastoral Letters

Description:

A study of Paul’s wise counsel for those in ministry from 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. The focus of this course is on the development of spiritual maturity in the lives of believers.


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

Instructor: Fred W. Chay, D.Min., Ph.D.; 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 567 - The Pastoral Letters Syllabus
Notes:


BL 569 - Hebrews

Description:

A verse-by-verse study of an often misunderstood letter that demands skillful exegesis and depends on a proper hermeneutic to integrate Old Testament theology with the message of the New Testament. Special attention is given to the five warning passages and the importance of a consecrated life before God in light of the eschatological promise of Christ’s coming kingdom.


[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: BL 569 - Hebrews Syllabus
Notes:


BL 570 - James

Description:

An in-depth study of this practical book. Problem passages and theological tensions are explored. Special
emphasis is given to following the author’s argument and to enabling you to work through the book inductively while gaining personal application.


[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 570 - James Syllabus
Notes: