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2019 Summer Classes
with Larry Hovey
BIB212 - Acts presents a true historical record of the development of the early church in the middle of the first century A.D. Luke’s descriptions of geographical and provincial details, of governmental officials and their official actions, of actions of emperor’s and of the sea voyage to Italy with its accurate use of nautical terms. These all point to a careful researcher who himself was an eyewitness to many of the events recorded in Acts 16 and the succeeding chapters. Students will study and discuss four to five chapters in Acts per week over the six-week course with two hours class time per week. Students will complete a quiz each week, write three five- paragraph essays, complete an in-class mid-term test, and write a final term paper.
Text book: Garland, David E. Teach the Text Commentary Series: Acts. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2017
Syllabus link: BIB212 Syllabus
with Ron Mathis
THE460 – (Rev 081718) Apologetics course is designed to be a basic introduction to the biblical, theological, historical, and philosophical foundations of Christian apologetics. Students will learn how to effectively defend their faith as they contrast the biblical view of life with various worldly positions. Attention is given to the differences between Christian thought and selected examples of non-Christian thought.
with Helen Young
MIN330 - (Rev 081718) Counseling is a foundational course that deals with the need for and the fundamentals of Biblical Counselling. The student will gain an understanding of what is meant by nouthetic counselling and how it differs from the prominent secular and religious counselling models. The student will be introduced to the key elements of the counselling process including data gathering, questioning, homework, giving hope, methods of change, and the role of the Holy Spirit in counselling. The primary focus of this course, Counselling God’s Way.
I and II Samuel
with C. Lawanza Lane
BIB 222 – I & II Samuel is a survey of David’s life. We will study how Samuel anointed both Saul and David. While we study David’s accession to the kingship at Hebron and later at Jerusalem through the books of I and II Samuel, we will see how the great Davidic covenant is set forth and forms a basis of all subsequent kingdom truth. Other themes are the historical account of the Israelite monarchy and successes and failures of David’s rule.
with Rosa Day
SPL 352 – Learn how to build lifelong relationships as a single person, or in preparation for marriage, as well as God’s plan for the family. The model of love in a successful marriage is based on the sacrificial love that Jesus Christ gave when he gave up the peace of heaven to become a man on earth. Jesus showed sinful man how to sacrifice his self-love and to love one another in a sacrificial marriage relationship.
Textbook: The Marriage Builder: A Blue print for couples and counselors; copyright 1982, 1992 by Lawrence J. Crabb, Jr.
Syllabus Link: SPL352 Syllabus
with Larry Hovey
BIB212 - Romans presents Paul’s gospel message to the believers in Rome and explains how the gospel heals divisions between Jewish and Gentile believers. Paul believed that he had fulfilled his ministry in the eastern Mediterranean and the time was ripe for him to move west and evangelize in Spain. In Romans, Paul brought together themes of: sin, law, judgment, human destiny, faith, works, grace, justification, sanctification, election, and the plan of salvation plus many others. Students will study and discuss two to three chapters in Romans per week over the six-week course for two hours per week. Students will complete an in-class quiz each week, write three five paragraph essays, complete an in-class mid-term exam, and write a final term paper.
Textbook: Pate, C. Marvin. Teach the Text Commentary Series: Romans. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2013.
Syllabus: BIB212 Syllabus
Teaching & Preaching Practicum
with Barbara JP Thomas
MIN 450 – Teaching and Preaching Practicum is designed to help the teacher or preacher of the Word of God understand the meaning of Christian exposition and to develop exegetical and organizational skills. The various components of a lesson or sermon will be defined, discussed, and illustrated. Techniques of exegesis, exposition, and application of a Biblical text will also be examined, with emphases on imagination, creativity, and passion for teaching or preaching.