Intro to Pastoral/Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces students to the biblical, theological, and pastoral aspects of ministry preparation in the Reformed tradition.

06ST5100/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
FriSat 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
May 28 - June 1

Pastoral & Social Ethics - 3.00 Hours

Students are introduced to terminology, major views, and problems in the study of ethics and to a biblical basis for morality. Basic concerns and current issues in social ethics are covered.

06ST5500/01
Dr. William Davis
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
June 3 - June 7

Christian Thought & Philosophy - 3.00 Hours

An introduction to Christian philosophy from a Reformed perspective. Topics include the relationship between philosophy and theology, major figures and movements in the history of Christian thought, and the application of philosophical thinking to Christian faith and practice.

06ST5400/01
Dr. William Davis
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
June 10 - June 14

Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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

06ST5450/01
Dr. Flavien Pardigon
MonWed 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
June 17 - June 19

Old Testament Seminar: Ecclesiastes - 1.00 Hours

Using the seminar format, this class will explore the text, history, and theology of various Old Testament books. The book of Ecclesiastes will be studied.

06OT6500/01
Dr. Scott Redd
FriSat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
June 21 - June 22

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

06OT5300/01
Dr. Peter Lee
MonWed 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
July 1 - July 3

Anglican Church History - 3.00 Hours

In this course we will examine the history of Anglicanism, starting with the introduction of Christianity in the 100s or 200s A.D. to what was then Roman Britain. We will follow this history to explore how Christianity in the British Isles developed over the next 1800 years from one among other systems of religious belief in those lands into a small national church and then into an international communion of regional churches, a communion which, along with Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism, is now one of the largest Christian traditions in the world. We will mark key people, ideas, moments, structures, movements, and dynamics which have shaped and continue to shape Anglicanism. Our journey through this history will give us a richer understanding of what Anglicanism has been, what it is, and where it might be going. This course will be held at The Falls Church Anglican, 6565 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church VA 22042

06HT6130FC/01
Dr. Gregory Strong
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
July 8 - July 12

Pastoral Epistles - 2.00 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.

06NT6330/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
MonWed 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
July 8 - July 10

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.

06ST5300/01
Dr. J. Ligon Duncan
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
July 15 - July 18

History of Christianity 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.

06HT5100/01
Dr. Peter Yoder
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
July 22 - July 26

Pastoral Ministry - 2.00 Hours

This course will lay the foundations of a biblical theology of the pastor in relation to the church and the world. Students will begin to formulate a philosophy of ministry, assess readiness, and attain progress in their calling. A variety of pastoral skills and competencies will be included.

06PT5250/01
Rev. James Forsyth
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
FriSat 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
July 25 - July 27

Greek I - 3.00 Hours

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

06NT5100/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
MonWed 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
August 26 - December 9

Acts & 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.

06NT5250/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Monday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 9 - November 18

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.

06NT5300/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 28 - December 4

Hebrews-Revelation - 3.00 Hours

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

06NT5350/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Monday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 26 - December 9

Greek Readings - 1.00 Hours

A study of selected Greek texts. This course will explore I Peter.

06NT6100/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
August 29 - December 12

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.

06NT6510/01
Rev. Patrick Stefan
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
FriSat 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
October 17 - October 19

Hebrew I - 3.00 Hours

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

06OT5100/01
Dr. Peter Lee
TuesThurs 5:00 PM - 6:45 PM
August 27 - December 3

Genesis-Deuteronomy - 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 the second giving of the Law. This class will meet on the following Saturdays ONLY: 9/7, 9/28, 10/12, 11/2 and 11/16.

06OT5200/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
September 7 - November 16

Poets - 2.00 Hours

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

06OT5300/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 29 - November 7

Old Testament Seminar: Ancient Near East - 1.00 Hours

Using the seminar format, this class will explore the text, history, and theology of various Old Testament books. This seminar will concentrate on Ancient Near East backgounds to the Old Testament.

06OT6500/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
August 28 - October 23

Communication I - 2.00 Hours

This course introduces the theological framework and basic skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible within the context of the church’s ministry (both formal and informal).

06PT5100/01
Dr. David V. Silvernail Jr.
Tuesday 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
August 27 - December 3

Preaching Lab I - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: PT5100 Students will preach multiple sermons. Women and other non-ministerial candidates will substitute additional elective course hours for all Preaching Labs.

06PT5125/01
Michael McKinley
Tuesday 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
August 27 - December 3

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 examined.

06PT5325/01
Dr. David V. Silvernail Jr.
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
August 27 - December 3

Classics of Personal Devotion - 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.

06PT5400/01
Dr. Robert Norris
FriSat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
October 25 - October 26

Field Education Seminar - 0.00 Hours

Prerequisite: 400 hours of field education experience 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.

06PT5905/01
Dr. Peter Lee
TBA 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 26 - December 9

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?

06PT6510/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Mrs. Jennifer A. Patterson
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 28 - November 6

Intro to Pastoral/Theological Studies - 3.00 Hours

This course introduces students to the biblical, theological, and pastoral aspects of ministry preparation in the Reformed tradition.

06ST5100/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 27 - December 3

ST: Christ/Sotereriology/Eschatology - 3.00 Hours

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Christology, Soteriology, and Eschatology. This course meets during Reading Week and will not conflict with any other course. Please contact the Registrar for assistance in registering.

06ST5200/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
October 14 - October 18

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.

06NT5300/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 6 - January 10

Theology of 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.

06ST6370/01
Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn
MonWed 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
January 6 - January 8

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.

06PT6375/01
Rev. Glenn Hoburg
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
January 21 - January 23

Old Testament Seminar: Psalms - 1.00 Hours

Using the seminar format, this class will explore the text, history, and theology of various Old Testament books. This seminar will study the book of Psalms.

06OT6500/01
Dr. Scott Redd
FriSat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 24 - January 25

Genesis-Deuteronomy - 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 the second giving of the Law.

06OT5200/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 27 - January 31