Upcoming Classes

Washington D.C.

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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
TueWedThur 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
FriSat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
May 31 - June 4

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
Rev. Patrick Stefan
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 6 - June 10

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 13 - June 17

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
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 20 - June 22

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 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
June 27 - July 1

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. An online component will be included.

06OT516/01
Dr. Scott Redd
TueWedThur 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
July 5 - July 8

Leading a Healthy Church - 1.00 Hours

This course considers the dynamics of developing a church culture of evangelism and discipleship. An online component is required.

06PT601/01
Rev. Randall Pope
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
July 11 - July 12

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
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

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.

06HT502/01
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
Monday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 29 - December 12

Evangelism - 2.00 Hours

The purpose of this course is to train students to be effective evangelists and to understand and use biblical principles and methods of church growth. Emphasis is placed on having an intense desire to reach the lost for Christ. The value of small group ministries and mobilizing the laity for growth and ministry are considered.

06MS508/01
Randy Newman
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
FriSat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
September 29 - October 1

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 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
August 29 - December 7

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. This course will meet on September 16-17, October 7-8, October 21-22 and November 11-12.

06NT522/01
Dr. R. Fowler White
Friday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
September 16 - November 12

Greek Readings - 2.00 Hours

A study of selected Greek texts. This course will explore Paul's Letters to the Philippians and I Thessalonians.

06NT602/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
Friday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
September 9 - December 16

Themes in Biblical Theology - 2.00 Hours

This course will provide a deep analysis and discussion of several key themes that arise in the redemptive history found in the Scriptures. Course gatherings will be seminar style.

06ON705/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 29 - December 12

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 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM
September 6 - December 15

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. This course will meet the following weekends: September 9-10, 23-24, October 14-15 and November 4-5.

06OT508/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
September 9 - November 5

Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

A study of general pastoral care, biblical and professional standards of ministerial conduct, self-image, etiquette, interpersonal relationships, typical problem areas and possible pitfalls for pastors.

06PT518/01
Dr. Robert Norris
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 30 - December 6

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. Chad Van Dixhoorn
FriSat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
October 28 - October 29

Theological Research and Writing - 1.00 Hours

This course instructs in graduate level writing, including library use, developing a thesis statement, sources, bibliography, and avoiding plagiarism. The student is guided in a concurrent research paper. There is a weekly online component. Class attendance is required on 9/3 and 10/29 from 10am-1pm.

06PT711/01
Leah J. Hamilton
Saturday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
September 3 - October 29

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
September 6 - December 13

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. This course is meeting during Reading Week, so it will not interfere with any other class. Please contact the Registrar for assistance in registering for this course.

06ST504/01
Dr. Yannick Imbert
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
October 10 - October 14

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
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 31 - December 7

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?

06ST610/01
Ms. Jennifer A. Marshall
Dr. Scott Redd
Dr. Howard Griffith
Thursday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
September 1 - December 1

Principles of Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

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

06ST526/01
Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 3 - January 4

The Westminster Standards - 2.00 Hours

In this historical and theological survey of the Westminster Assembly and its work, the major documents produced by the Assembly are studies 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.

06ST624/01
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FriSat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
January 5 - January 7

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. Thomas Keene
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 9 - January 13

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
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 18 - January 20

ST:Scripture,Theology Proper, Anthropogy - 3.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Scripture, theology proper, and anthropology.

06ST515/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 23 - January 27

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.

06NT516/01
Rev. Patrick Stefan
MonWed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 30 - February 1

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. Chad Van Dixhoorn
Monday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 6 - May 15

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.

06HT508/01
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
FriSat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
March 3 - March 4

Christianity into the 20th Century - 2.00 Hours

This lecture series traces the history of the Christian church and its doctrine from pre-WWI to post-Y2K. Students will read and discuss a dozen selections by influential Protestant and Catholic theologians from North America, Europe, and elsewhere.

06HT753/01
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 8 - May 17

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 class will meet 5-7pm (1/9-2/1) and 5-6:45pm (2/6-3/29).

06NT504/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
MonWed 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
January 9 - March 29

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
MonWed 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
April 3 - May 24

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 class will meet 5-7pm (1/10-2/2) and 5-6:45pm (2/7-3/30).

06OT504/01
Dr. Peter Lee
TuesThurs 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
January 10 - March 30

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
TuesThurs 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
April 4 - May 25

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. This class will meet on the following weekends: February 10-11, March 10-11 and April 7-8.

06OT510/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
February 10 - April 8

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 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
February 2 - April 13

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
Thursday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 9 - May 18

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

This seminar provides opportunity for theological reflection and discussion of problems, needs and experiences in ministry. Students are required to write papers about their field experiences and present them to the class for discussion led by the professor. This may be taken in the Fall or Spring semester. Corequisite/Prerequisite; Field Education Internship. Seminar meetings will be arranged between the professor and registered students.

06PT534/01
Dr. Peter Lee
TBA 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
February 1 - May 19

Preparing for Ordination - 1.00 Hours

The class will help students prepare for examinations by presbyteries. Students will take practice exams in Bible, theology (including the Westminster Standards), polity, church history, and personal religion, in a seminar format. Discussion of current issues will be included (e.g., "Open Theism," "New Perspective on Paul," "Federal Vision," women's ordination, contemporary Roman Catholic theology, theistic evolution, inerrancy, "theonomy," etc.).

06PT612/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Dr. Howard Griffith
Dr. Peter Lee
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
FriSat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
March 17 - March 18

ST:Ecclesiology and Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and Sacraments. This course will meet on February 18, March 25, April 1 and April 22 only.

06ST519/01
Dr. Howard Griffith
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
February 18 - April 22

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. This class will take place during Reading Week, so will not interfere with other classes. For assistance in registering, please contact the Registrar.

06ST540/01
Dr. Scott Redd
MonWed 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
March 20 - March 22

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
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 7 - April 18

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?

06ST611/01
Ms. Jennifer A. Marshall
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
February 1 - April 26

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
Rev. Patrick Stefan
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FriSat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
May 30 - June 3

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.

06HT502/01
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 5 - June 9

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
June 12 - June 16

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 19 - June 21

Intro to Pastoral & Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to biblical, theological, and practical ministry studies within the Reformed tradition. An online component will be included.

06ST502/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FriSat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 5 - July 8

 

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