Upcoming Classes

Jackson

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History of Christianity I - 3.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL MEET FOR CLASS AS FOLLOWS: SEPT. 14-15; OCT. 19-20; and NOV. 30-DEC. 1. FRIDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 9AM TO 5PM; SATURDAY CLASSES MEET FROM 9AM TO 3PM. This general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian church.

01HT502/01
Dr. Michael Allen
TBA 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
TBA 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Missions - 2.00 Hours

This course examines issues in the world mission enterprise in light of today's challenges, opportunities, and obligations. The call to mission service is examined, the theological mandate for missions is clarified, the historical advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

01MS518/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Through the study of selected passages the students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

01NT506/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Synoptics & Acts - 3.00 Hours

This course emphasizes the distinctive portraits of Christ in Matthew, Mark, and Luke and the continuation of Christ's ministry in Acts. Attention is given to each writer's literary art, theological teachings, and pastoral purpose.

01NT510/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Johannine Literature - 2.00 Hours

An overview of the Gospel and Epistles of John that emphasizes the leading themes and overall message of these books.

01NT514/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Exegesis in the NT-I - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the New Testament, such as the Sermon on the Mount, John, 1 Timothy, Ephesians, etc. Prerequisites include Greek I, Greek II, and Greek Exegesis.

01NT526/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Introduction to Biblical Theology - 2.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL MEET AS FOLLOWS: AUGUST 31-SEPTEMBER 1; DECEMBER 7-8. CLASS MEETS FROM 10:30AM TO 5:00PM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. This course investigates the covenantal nature of the Christian Bible from a biblical-theological perspective. The study of biblical theology includes: (1) the history, definition, task, method, and goal of biblical theology; (2) the attempt to identify the "center" of biblical theology as a way of understanding the relationship of the various parts to the whole; and (3) selected themes in biblical theology as those threads that make up the fabric of the biblical canon.

01OT500/01
Greg Beale
FriSat 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Exegesis in the OT I - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the Old Testament such as the book of Judges, the life of David, the Elijah narratives, Song of Songs, etc. Prerequisites include Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and Hebrew Exegesis.

01OT501/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

01OT506/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
TuesThurs 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

01OT506/02
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
TuesThurs 8:00 AM - 8:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Joshua-Kings - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers Joshua, Judges, Samuel and Kings -- also called the Former Prophets. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this course.

01OT510/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Psalms-Chronicles - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Songs of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles -- also called the Writings. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this class.

01OT512/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

OT Studies for Counseling - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to RTS Jackson's MA in Counseling degree program The Old Testament is a unified book that tells an ancient story about God establishing his ideal for the world (Law) and how that ideal was lost (Prophets) and then restored at least in part (Writings). The story in the Old Testament is the prelude to the greatest story ever told, the story of God’s ultimate restoration in Jesus Christ. OT Studies for Counseling is designed to give MAC students an introduction to this prelude.

01OT601/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Masoretic Morphology - 1.00 Hours

01OT603/01
Dr. Miles V. Van Pelt
Monday 10:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Human Growth and Development - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. Students learn about developmental psychology, concentrating on major theories, concepts and issues. It covers the lifespan and the systems within which individuals live in childhood, adolescence, mid-life and late life.

01PSY511/01
Michael Hillerman
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Psychopathology - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program or consent of the instructor. An introduction to mental health disorders and their criteria based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, Text Revision (DSMIV-TR). Students learn the vocabulary and taxonomy used in the mental health field. Etiology of disorders and treatment approaches are considered.

01PSY519/01
Eric Patrick Welsh
Thursday 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
August 27 - December 7

Theory & Practice of Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This course surveys primary current theoretical approaches to psychotherapy and demonstrates how theory relates to the practice of Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. The historical components of these theories are examined for their continuing impact on the delivery of mental health services.

01PSY560/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Neuroscience-Informed Counseling - 2.00 Hours

01PSY575/01
Dr. James Hurley
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6542/01
Barb Martin
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6542/02
Dr. William J. Richardson
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6542/03
James Jay Roberson
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6542/04
Dr. James Hurley
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Counseling Internship - 3.00 Hours

01PSY6542/05
Ashley Gilbert Smith
TBA 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Intro. to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces the student to exegetical, theological, historical, and practical aspects of ministry. Students are equipped to use the practice of ministry as the integrating concept for all of their theological studies.

01PT502/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course addressed total communication for pastors with an emphasis on preaching philosophy and style, textual exposition, and sermon structure. Written and oral, verbal and non-verbal communications are included. Aspects of oral communication include preaching, extemporaneous speaking, story telling, vocabulary development, elocution, and elements of drama.

01PT508/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

01PT510/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

This class provides the introductory groundwork for pastoral care through counseling. It will include an overview of counseling theory and practice with a particular emphasis on the practical work of counseling by ministers in the church and/or college ministry settings. Basic counseling skills will be introduced in this course including the work of attending and active listening. Students will be introduced to various categories of problems that a pastor is likely to encounter in the counseling process and will include developing a sense of self-awareness of both abilities and limits as well as the process of referral when needed.

01PT516/01
Guy Richardson
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Hist. of Philosophy & Christian Thought - 3.00 Hours

A critical, historical survey of the development of the main schools of philosophy and the principal developments in Christian doctrine and thought. After a brief introduction to philosophical thinking, the course concentrates on philosophical movements from Heraclitus to contemporary existentialism. Each school of thought is evaluated from a distinctively Reformed perspective.

01ST504/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Theological Foundations for Counseling - 2.00 Hours

01ST510/01
Dr. James Hurley
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Systematic Theol Studies for Couns - 3.00 Hours

01ST511/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
August 27 - December 7

Scripture, Theology Proper, Anthropology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology.

01ST515/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
August 27 - December 7

Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

This course explores the doctrines of Scripture from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and the Sacraments.

01ST519/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
August 27 - December 7




Upcoming Doctor of Ministry Classes

Ref. Ecclesiology - 3.00 Hours

This course is taught in Portuguese for the DMin program in Brazil.

SP01DM407/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
August 27 - December 7

Theology of Westminster Standards - 2.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE CLASS WILL MEET FROM 9AM-12 NOON; 1PM to 3PM EACH DAY. In this historical and theological survey of the Westminster Assembly and its work, the major documents produced by the Assembly are studied in detail, with attention also given to the historical, political, and theological context of the Assembly. Such issues as the Westminster doctrine of Scripture, the Confession’s relation to the theology of Calvin, and the debate over church government are discussed.

01ST624/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 7 - January 11

Addictions - 3.00 Hours

This course covers current information about the addictive processes associated with chemical dependencies and other addictions, as well as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and intervention within individual and family systems frameworks. Issues related to addictions, such as family dynamics, structure, roles, and codependency are explored.

01PSY592/01
Branden Henry
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

Christian Life in a Secular Culture - 1.00 Hours

This course assists the student in understanding and relating to secular culture. Art forms, political and economic structure, and other elements of culture are examined.

01PT514/01
Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 14 - January 15

Church Polity - 1.00 Hours

Students examine the biblical data relative to church government and the Book of Church Order. The organization and function of church courts, including discipline and appeals, are considered, and parliamentary procedure is emphasized.

01PT520/01
FriSat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 18 - January 19

Educational Ministry of the Church - 2.00 Hours

A study of the pastor's role as teacher and administrator within the educational program of the church. Careful attention is given to philosophy, history, organization, curriculum, recruiting and training teachers, and the special needs of each age group.

01CE514/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Mon to Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 21 - January 25

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of HT502, concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the nineteenth century.

01HT504/01
Allen Michael Stanton
Friday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Evangelism - 3.00 Hours

Evangelism and its practice within the context of the pastoral ministry and the work of every member of the body of Christ are reviewed in light of the teaching of Jesus, the apostles, and the dynamics of the preaching of the gospel as portrayed in the Scriptures and from a Reformed perspective. During the class, "Evangelism" is taught in such a way that the lectures, small group discussions, and the exercises done in class and outside the classroom may be duplicated in the context of the local churches. The Lord willing we will have the participation of some experts on the topics of Evangelizing Muslims, Evangelizing Roman Catholics, and so forth.

01MS508/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Pauline Epistles - 4.00 Hours

An overview of the Pauline Epistles that emphasizes the leading themes and overall message of these books.

01NT520/01
Dr. Guy Waters
TuesThurs 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Hebrews- Revelation - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to the General Epistles and Revelation that includes the history, setting, theme, purpose, and message of each book.

01NT522/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics - 2.00 Hours

This course focuses on approaches to the interpretation of Scripture. Various critical-interpretive systems are considered and special attention is given to the historical-grammatical method. Emphasis is placed on understanding the original, intended meaning of Scripture in its canonical context as the basis upon which to prepare expositions and make appropriate contemporary applications.

01NT524/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Exegesis in the NT-2 - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the New Testament such as the Sermon on the Mount, John, 1 Timothy, Ephesians, etc. Prerequisites include Greek 1, Greek 2, and Greek Exegesis.

01NT528/01
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Friday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

NT Studies for Counseling - 3.00 Hours

01NT601/01
Dr. Guy Waters
Dr. Benjamin L. Gladd
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Exegesis in the O.T. II - 2.00 Hours

This course constitutes an intense exegetical study of a discrete portion of the Old Testament such as the book of Judges, the life of David, the Elijah narratives, Song of Songs, etc. Prerequisites include Hebrew 1, Hebrew 2, and Hebrew Exegesis.

01OT503/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Genesis-Deuteronomy - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers the first five books of the Old Testament -- also called the Pentateuch. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this course.

01OT508/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Isaiah-Malachi - 3.00 Hours

This is an expositional course that covers Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Minor Prophets -- also called the Latter Prophets. Minimal attention is given to introductory matters. Primary attention is given to the exegetical, biblical-theology study of the text. Master of Divinity students should take Hebrew and Greek before enrolling in this course.

01OT516/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Biblical Aramaic - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisites: Hebrew I and Hebrew II. An introduction to the language of Biblical Aramaic, including basic grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

01OT532/01
Dr. Michael G. McKelvey
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Psychodiagnostics - 2.00 Hours

This course is designed to provide students with theoretical categories, conceptual schemas, and associated methodologies for organizing clinical and psychodiagnostic material that will be useful in the identification, understanding, and ultimate treatment of diagnosable mental states and disturbed functioning. The emphasis of the course will be on application of case conceptualization and intervention skills to treatment planning.

01PSY504/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Professional, Ethical, and Legal Studies - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAMFT/CO program or consent of the instructor. This course focuses on professional issues, both legal and ethical, that surround the counseling field. Attention is given to the development of professional identity, the standard of professional conduct, relevant codes of ethics, current statutes and the requirements for licensure.

01PSY551/01
Dr. William J. Richardson
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Couples and Family Counseling I - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: Admission to the MAC program. This course is designed to familiarize the student with general systems theory and a broad range of established family systems models that have shaped the practice of couple and family therapy. Students learn to apply systems theory to family development and process. Theory and technique will be reviewed to assist the development of process skills necessary for addressing the multiple dynamics associated with counseling couples and families. Students explore their own family development by preparing a three-generational genogram.

01PSY552/01
Dr. James Hurley
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Couples and Family Counseling II - 3.00 Hours

This course examines the nature and proper functioning of marriage, gender issues in couple relationships, and common couple patterns and problems. Approaches to pre- and re-marital and marital counseling are examined. Assessment and treatment strategies in clinical work with couples are addressed.

01PSY553/01
Dr. James Hurley
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Application of Counseling and Theol. - 1.00 Hours

STUDENTS PLEASE NOTE THE CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AS FOLLOWS: THURSDAY, JAN. 31 YOU WILL MEET FROM 1PM TO 2PM FEB. 28th, MARCH 7th; MARCH 21st; and MARCH 28th YOU WILL MEET FROM 1PM TO 4PM. SEE CLASS SYLLABUS FOR FURTHER DETAILS.

01PSY633/01
Guy Richardson
TBA 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Introduction to Biblical Counseling - 2.00 Hours

This course is an introduction to the practice of Biblical counseling that is to be practiced in the local church, as well as in Biblical counseling ministries which seek to serve the church. A system of counseling firmly grounded in Biblical presuppositions, process, and practice will be taught. The student will receive foundational knowledge and understanding of typical individual, marital, and family problems--applying essential Biblical principles to all situations, to the glory of God and for the sanctification of God's people.

01PT503/01
Dr. John Kwasny
Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Intro to Preaching - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the principles and process in the preparation and delivery of sermons.

01PT506/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Leadership - 2.00 Hours

The historical development and biblical principles of management theory and leadership style are examined. Attention is given to strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, directing programs, and evaluating results.

01PT512/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Communication 2 - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES FOR THIS CLASS: PT506, PT508, and PT510. A continuation of Communication I. Short projects are assigned to develop writing and speaking precision. At least two full-length sermons are developed with application, persuasion, inspiration, and conviction as central goals. Special emphasis is given to the role of communication/preaching in building church identity and community.

01PT522/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

PREREQUISITES FOR THIS CLASS: PT506, PT508, and PT510. Preaching Laboratory 2

01PT524/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
January 28 - May 3

Worship - 2.00 Hours

The biblical foundations of worship, including music, worship strategies, creative styles, and worship for special occasions are considered in this course. The goal is to prepare students to be worshippers and effective leaders in worship.

01PT526/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Doctrine of Scripture - 2.00 Hours

An exegetical, historical, and dogmatic survey of the Christian doctrine of Scripture, including such topics as revelation, inspiration, authority, infallibility, inerrancy, canonicity, hermeneutics, and self-attestation. Consideration of representative contemporary formulations of these loci are included along with recent attacks on the historical Christian doctrine of Scripture.

01ST503/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 1:00 PM - 2:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Soteriology, Christology, Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores the biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics included are Soteriology, Christology, and Eschatology.

01ST517/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:55 PM
January 28 - May 3

Principles of Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

This course emphasizes methodology, responsibility for personal growth in Christ, and a concern for the spiritual wellbeing of others. This involves the study of Scripture for personal nurture and the exercise of certain disciplines necessary for spiritual growth.

01ST526/01
Dr. Charles Wingard
Monday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
January 28 - May 3

Pastoral & Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

A detailed survey of Christian ethics, including the major contemporary ethical theories and the major issues confronting Christians today. Special attention will be given to the use of the Scriptures in ethics and the ten commandments.

01ST528/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

Students examine the various approaches to apologetic methodology and engage the most frequently raised objections to the Christian faith.

01ST530/01
Dr. Bruce Baugus
Monday 9:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Christian Encounter with Islam - 2.00 Hours

An introduction to the history, culture, traditions, beliefs, and practices of Islam. Students will reflect on the ways in which Islamic faith and life have been shaped by historical and cultural circumstances, study the diversity of Islam both in history and in contemporary expression, and develop a deeper understanding of Islam in order to love Muslims as their neighbors and witness more effectively to them.

01ST540/01
Dr. Elias dos Santos Medeiros
Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

Covenant Theology - 2.00 Hours

An examination of covenant theology from exegetical and historical perspectives. Consideration is given to such issues as the relation of the Old and New Testaments, the significance of the covenants for sacramental theology, and the hermeneutics of Dispensationalism and Theonomy. Emphasis is placed on the role of the biblical doctrine of the covenants in preaching and pastoral ministry.

01ST601/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Monday 8:00 AM - 10:55 AM
January 28 - May 3

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