Upcoming Classes

Washington D.C.

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

Elements of Faith Based Management - 1.00 Hours

The basics of strategic planning, setting goals, budgeting, directing programs and evaluating results.

06PT511/01
Dr. Burlie A. Brunson
FriSat 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
June 2 - 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

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 26 - June 30

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. An online component will be included.

06ST504/01
Dr. William Davis
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

Educational Ministry of the Church - 2.00 Hours

A study for the teacher or administrator within the educational program of the church with application to many other training situations. Careful attention is given to philosophy, pedagogy, history, organization, curriculum, recruiting and training teachers, and the special eneds of each age group. Instructional design for educational technology is taught. New online tools are reviewed and illustrated as innovations for teaching and learning in Sunday school, small groups, and K-12 education.

06CE514/01
Mr. John R. Muether
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
July 10 - July 12

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
Rev. William Sutherland
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 19 - July 21

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
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 24 - July 28

Effective Compassion - 1.00 Hours

The biblical admonition to care for our neighbors in need is clear. But how should we help? How can we ensure that our compassion for those in poverty is also effective in addressing their needs? In addition to reflecting on our personal efforts and church-based mercy ministries, how should Christians think about public policy related to poverty? Join us for a weekend intensive course featuring guest lecturer Brian Fikkert, president of the Chalmers Center at Covenant College and co-author of When Helping Hurts.

06PT715/01
Ms. Jennifer A. Marshall
Friday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
July 28 - July 29

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 28 - December 6

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
Monday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 28 - December 11

Judaism in the Time of Jesus - 2.00 Hours

Jesus was a Jew. Paul was a Jew. Peter was a Jew. Judaism, its culture, politics, and religion, shape the background of the New Testament. Many of the controversies and conversations we encounter in the New Testament concern the way Jesus and His apostles confront the Judaism of their time. This class will provide you with an in-depth introduction to this vital background to the New Testament. Students will come away with a grasp of the religio-cultural setting in which the New Testament texts were written, which will provide a window into the past by not only looking at the history of Judaism in the time of Jesus, but also examining the way this history shapes our understanding and impact of the New Testament. By reading important primary and secondary texts we will dive into topics ranging from politics, religion, purity, sectarianism, identity and others. The ultimate goal will be to apply these insights to topics in biblical studies and systematic theology. THIS COURSE WILL BE MEETING DURING READING WEEK AND WILL NOT CONFLICT WITH ANY OTHER COURSES. Please contact the Registrar for assistance with registration.

06NT609/01
Rev. Patrick Stefan
MonWed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
October 9 - October 11

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. Stephen Coleman
Monday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 28 - December 11

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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FriSat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
October 12 - October 14

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 29 - November 30

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 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 31 - November 9

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 29 - December 5

Communication Lab 1 - 2.00 Hours

Students will preach multiple sermons.

06PT510/01
Michael McKinley
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 29 - December 5

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.

06PT512/01
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 30 - November 8

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
Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
August 30 - December 6

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
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 29 - December 5

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 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 31 - December 14

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
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 30 - November 8

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
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
FriSat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 2 - January 6

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
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 8 - January 12

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
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
FriSat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
January 16 - January 20

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
MonWed 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 22 - January 24

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
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FriSat 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 25 - January 27

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 29 - February 2

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
Monday 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
February 5 - April 30

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. This course will meet February 9-10 and April 6-7 ONLY.

06MS508/01
Dr. Randy Newman
Friday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
February 9 - April 7

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 (1/8-1/31) and 5-6:45 (2/5-3/28).

06NT504/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
MonWed 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
January 8 - 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
MonWed 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
April 2 - May 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 (1/9-2/1) and from 5-6:45pm (2/6-3/29).

06OT504/01
Dr. Peter Lee
TuesThurs 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
January 9 - March 29

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 3 - May 24

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 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
February 8 - April 19

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 8 - May 17

Pastoral Counseling - 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and the role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment, and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.

06PT516/01
Dr. William W. Clark
Monday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 5 - May 14

Communication 2 - 2.00 Hours

A continuation of Communication 1. 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. Communication 2 and Communication Lab 2 are taken at the same time. You must register for both courses.

06PT522/01
Rev. Russell Whitfield
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

Communication Lab II - 2.00 Hours

Students will preach multiple sermons. Communication 2 and Communication Lab 2 are taken at the same time. You must register for both courses.

06PT524/01
Rev. James Forsyth
Wednesday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
February 7 - May 16

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
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 6 - April 17

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 course will be meeting during Reading Week, so it will not interfere with any other course. 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 19 - March 21

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 - 10:00 PM
February 7 - April 18

 

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