Upcoming Classes

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Gospels - 3.00 Hours

Attention is given to each writer's literary art, theological teaching, pastoral purpose, and message for today's church and world.

06NT508/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FriSat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
May 29 - June 2

Worship - 3.00 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.

06PT526/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
June 4 - June 8

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

06ST530/01
Dr. Flavien Pardigon
MonWed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 11 - June 13

Evangelistic Preaching - 1.00 Hours

Students receive practical training in addressing different needs of those not yet in Christ by faith.

06PT539/01
Michael McKinley
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
June 14 - June 15

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.

06ST540/01
Dr. James Anderson
MonWed 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
June 18 - June 20

ABX/Macro-Hermeneutics - 3.00 Hours

Emphasis will be placed upon OT-NT issues, particularly redemptive-historical considerations and covenant theology. Background hermeneutical issues will be covered, including the role of the interpreter and creeds/confessions. In addition, the course will include a brief overview of the history of interpretation of the Bible from the early church to modern day. Finally, the class will explore the relationship between original meaning and modern meaning.

06ON504/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 25 - June 29

The Book of Ezekiel - 1.00 Hours

The structure and themes of the prophet's message: attention is paid to its context in redemptive history, and application today.

06OT728/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
July 2 - July 3

Political Theology - 2.00 Hours

The aim of this course is to serve as an introduction to the discipline of political theology, an area of study that reflects broadly upon the nature of how humans relate to God. The course will orient and familiarize the student to the theological categories such as church, state, politics – ancient and modern – and how such categories inform and shape different ideas of how the church engages the world.

06ST630/01
Dr. Mark Ian McDowell
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
FriSat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
July 5 - July 7

History 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.

06ST504/01
Dr. William Davis
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
July 9 - July 13

Pastoral and Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

Today's ethical issues are not all found in a concordance; yet God's Word provides instruction that touches the most complex matters: moral responsibility, bioethics, conscience, environment, war, the state, worship, and more. This is an opportunity to explore the complexities of life's perplexing questions from a relevant and scripturally grounded perspective.

06ST528/01
Dr. William Davis
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
July 16 - July 20

Isaiah-Malachi - 3.00 Hours

An expository study of the message and times of the prophets that emphasizes the themes day of the Lord, judgment, restoration, promise and fulfillment, Messiah, kingdom, and the new people of God.

06OT516/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
July 23 - July 27

Communication Lab 1 - 2.00 Hours

Students will preach multiple sermons.

06PT510/01
Michael McKinley
Tuesday 3:01 PM - 5:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

Foundations of Youth Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course helps the student develop a biblical and theological foundation for an effective youth ministry. Based upon this foundation, the course presents an overview of adolescent culture and models for youth ministry.

06CE701/01
Dr. Jim H. Byrne
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 27 - November 12

History of Christianty I - 3.00 Hours

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. No class the week of 10/8 (Reading Week) or on 11/22 (Thanksgiving).

06HT502/01
Dr. Robert Norris
Thursday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 30 - December 13

Classics of Personal Devotions - 1.00 Hours

Devotional writings from the history of the church, as well as from more contemporary Christians, are read and discussed to deepen the student's knowledge of and love for God. This course will meet at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, MD. This is a Reading Week class and will not conflict with any other regularly scheduled courses. For assistance in registration, please contact the Registrar.

06HT508FP/01
Dr. Robert Norris
FriSat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
October 11 - October 12

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

An introductory study concentrating on basic vocabulary and analysis of the grammar of New Testament Greek.

06NT502/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
MonWed 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
August 27 - December 5

Acts and Romans - 2.00 Hours

A study of Acts and Paul's Epistle to the Romans that emphasizes both the original meaning and the modern meaning. This course will meet the following weekends only: September 7-8, October 5-6 and November 2-3.

06NT516/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Friday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
September 7 - November 3

Pauline Epistles - 3.00 Hours

An exposition of the epistles in chronological order that emphasizes the application of Paul's theology to the pastoral needs of the churches of his day and ours. Note that this course does not include Romans.

06NT520/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 29 - December 5

Interpreting Biblical Imagery - 2.00 Hours

The bible is full of every kind of figurative language--from simple similes and metaphors, to puns, irony, idiom, dreams, parables, and of course typology. Figurative language is more than just artistic ornamentation; it's at the heart Divine Revelation and language itself. While interpreting biblical figuration is often fraught with difficulty, the rewards are incredibly rich, not only for our understanding of the Bible, but also for preaching, teaching, and counseling. This class will explain how figurative language works and describe methods for unpacking the depth of meaning embedded in it, paying special attention to the way in which figures are fulfilled in the revelation of Christ and how we can use this rich imagery in ministry.

06NT719/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 28 - November 6

Hebrew I - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces basic elements of the Hebrew language. Lectures and small group session cover the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and elementary grammatical structures.

06OT502/01
Dr. Peter Lee
TuesThurs 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
August 28 - November 29

Genesis-Joshua - 3.00 Hours

This course takes an expository approach to the major developments in the history of redemption: creation, covenant, promise, and fulfillment of the promises. This portion of the biblical revelation covers the period from Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to Israel in the Promised Land.

06OT508/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Thursday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 30 - December 13

Poets - 2.00 Hours

An examination of the literary structure, themes, and history of the Psalms and wisdom literature of the Old Testament.

06OT512/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 30 - November 1

Hebrew & Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

In this seminar, students will read and compare Hebrew and Greek versions of the Old Testament and discuss text critical, lexical, and exegetical issues that arise. Proficiency in Biblical Hebrew and Greek required.

06OT610/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Wednesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
August 29 - October 24

Communications 1 - 2.00 Hours

This course addresses 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.

06PT508/01
Dr. David V. Silvernail Jr.
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

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 course, including discipline and appeals, are considered, and parliamentary procedure is emphasized.

06PT520/01
Dr. Howard Griffith
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
November 8 - December 6

Theology & Public Life - 2.00 Hours

This foundational course focuses on the biblical and systematic theological framework for approaching issues related to Christianity and government. What is the relationship between the kingdom of God and temporal government? What is the history of Christian reflection on the topic of Christ and culture?

06PT609/01
Ms. Jennifer A. Marshall
Dr. Scott Redd
Dr. Howard Griffith
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
September 5 - November 14

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to biblical, theological, and practical ministry studies within the Reformed tradition.

06ST502/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

ST:Christology,Soteriology,Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

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

06ST517/01
Dr. Howard Griffith
Monday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 27 - December 10

Cultural Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

Cultural Apologetics: Cultural-Historical Realities in Contextualized Ministry An Analysis of today's competing value systems and world views including an examination of various social visions. This course explores the hidden forces behind cultural conflict and suggests biblical ways to address these conflicts. The emphasis is on the universal influences which give rise to inequality using the African American experience as a case study. Included in this course are suggested new biblically based categories and concepts which can facilitate the emergence of new movements to address today's cultural confusion. Classes will meet September 14-15, October 12-13 and November 9-10 ONLY. This may be taken in lieu of ST530 Apologetics. Please contact the Registrar to make the substitution.

06ST532/01
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Friday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
September 14 - November 10

Judges-Esther - 2.00 Hours

This overview of the literature, history and themes of Judges through Esther gives particular attention to the relevance of these books for the church and world today.

06OT510/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 2 - January 4

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.

06NT522/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 7 - January 11

Pastoral Min in Asian American Context - 2.00 Hours

The need for biblical pastoral ministry is a universal constant in the church of God ever since the inauguration of the church. There are, however, particular challenges of ministry for pastors and church leaders within the Asian-American church context due to its particular ethnic setting. The purpose of this course is to address these challenges and provide biblical guidelines so that healthy pastoral ministry can still be implemented. This course may be substituted for PT518, Pastoral Ministry. Please contact the Registrar to request this substitution.

06PT519/01
Dr. Peter Lee
MonWed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 14 - January 16

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.

06ST601/01
Dr. Howard Griffith
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FriSat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 17 - January 19

The Christian Life - 2.00 Hours

The purpose of this course is to assist the student in growth toward a deeper relationship with the Lord and more mature Christian interaction with the world in which we live.

06PT513/01
Rev. Glenn Hoburg
Dr. Jacqueline Griffith
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 22 - January 24

Greek Readings - 2.00 Hours

A study of selected Greek texts. This course will explore Paul’s Letters to 2 Timothy.

06NT602/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
Mon to Thu 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
January 28 - January 31

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.

06HT504/01
Dr. Robert Norris
Thursday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text. This course will meet from 5-7pm 1/7-1/31 ONLY. It will resume the normal time of 5-6:45 on 2/4.

06NT504/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
Monday 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
January 7 - March 28

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

By studying the text of selected passages students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

06NT506/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
Monday 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
April 1 - May 23

Gospels - 3.00 Hours

Attention is given to each writer's literary art, theological teaching, pastoral purpose, and message for today's church and world.

06NT508/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Monday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 4 - May 13

ABX/Macro-Hermeneutics - 3.00 Hours

Emphasis will be placed upon OT-NT issues, particularly redemptive-historical considerations and covenant theology. Background hermeneutical issues will be covered, including the role of the interpreter and creeds/confessions. In addition, the course will include a brief overview of the history of interpretation of the Bible from the early church to modern day. Finally, the class will explore the relationship between original meaning and modern meaning.

06ON504/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Bible Survey - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces the literature and content of the whole Bible. Its goal is to increase knowledge of the biblical canon. The biblical languages are not required.

06ON603/01
Dr. William B. Fullilove
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 4 - April 8

Joy in Suffering with Christ - 2.00 Hours

This course will expound on the theme of the union with the suffering Christ as found in 1 Peter 4:12-13. It will then apply this principle of Christ-like suffering throughout people(s) throughout the history of salvation. The goal is twofold: first, to show that these suffering believers were given an extraordinary joy because of their trials; second, to show that believers in our day can also experience the same joy insofar as they “share in the sufferings of Christ” (1 Pet. 4:13). This course will be meeting during Reading Week and will not conflict with any other courses. Please contact the Registrar for assistance with registration.

06ON770/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
FriSat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
March 21 - March 23

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Hebrew text. Principles of interpretation are applied to the study of portions of the Old Testament. Prerequisite: Hebrew I or equivalency. This course will meet from 5-7pm 1/7-1/31 ONLY. It will resume its normal time of 5-6:45 on 2/4.

06OT504/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Monday 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
January 7 - March 28

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

By studying the text of selected Old Testament passages students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

06OT506/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Monday 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Thursday 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
April 1 - May 23

Judges-Esther - 2.00 Hours

This overview of the literature, history and themes of Judges through Esther gives particular attention to the relevance of these books for the church and world today.

06OT510/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 7 - April 18

Isaiah-Malachi - 3.00 Hours

An expository study of the message and times of the prophets that emphasizes the themes day of the Lord, judgment, restoration, promise and fulfillment, Messiah, kingdom, and the new people of God.

06OT516/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

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. No class scheduled during Reading Week or on Good Friday.

06PT512/01
Dr. Irwyn Ince
Friday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
February 1 - May 3

TPL: Terms of Cultural Engagement - 2.00 Hours

Building on the theological first principles identified in the “Christ and Culture” course, this class will provide an apologetic approach to apply that theological perspective in public life. How should Christian citizens witness to biblical truth in an increasingly pluralistic culture?

06PT613/01
Ms. Jennifer A. Marshall
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
February 6 - May 1

ST:Scripture,Theology Proper, Anthropogy - 3.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology. This course will be meeting during Reading Week, so it will not interfere with regularly scheduled classes. Please contact the Registrar for assistance in registering.

06ST515/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
March 18 - March 22

ST:Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and Sacraments.

06ST519/01
Dr. Howard Griffith
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
February 6 - May 1

 

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