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 - November 27

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
Dr. 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 10

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

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.

06PT5125/01
Michael McKinley
Tuesday 2:31 PM - 4:31 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 10:30 AM - 11:30 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.

This course will meet at Fourth Presbyterian Church: 5500 River Road Bethesda, MD 20816

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

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/Soteriology/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

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?

06ST6605/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Mrs. Jennifer A. Patterson
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
August 28 - November 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.

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 Role of Religion in Int'l Affairs - 1.00 Hours

The fundamental religious nature of human beings means that religion will be a perpetual factor in world affairs. Yet this has often been ignored or theorized away in policymaking. How can a Christian perspective on human nature and the role of faith in the lives of individuals and communities inform the fields of national security and international relations? How might this outlook shape the callings of individual Christians, whether as citizen or specialist? What are the religious trends and dynamics that influence international politics and security today?

06PT6512/01
Dr. Eric Patterson
Mrs. Jennifer A. Patterson
Thursday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
January 9 - January 11

Greek Diagramming - 2.00 Hours

This course continues from Greek Exegesis the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text. All this will be accomplished through a comprehensive study of 2 Timothy.

06NT6115/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
MonWed 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
January 13 - January 15

Discipleship in Asian American Context - 2.00 Hours

The need for biblical pastoral leadership is a universal constant in God’s church ever since its inauguration. There are, however, challenges of ministry for young 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 leadership, both ordained and lay, may be implemented.

06PT6285/01
Mike Park
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
January 15 - January 17

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

History of Christianity II - 3.00 Hours

A continuation of HT5100, concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the 19th century.

06HT5200/01
Dr. Robert Norris
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Greek II - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: NT5100
This course continues the study of grammar, builds vocabulary, and develops techniques for the exposition of the Greek text.

06NT5125/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
MonWed 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
January 6 - March 25

Greek Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: NT5125
By studying the text of selected passages students learn grammatical analysis, apply hermeneutical principles, and develop exegetical skills.

06NT5150/01
Dr. Paul S. Jeon
MonWed 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
March 30 - May 13

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.

This course will meet on February 8, 15, 22, April 4 and May 2 ONLY. If you need assistance in registering for this course, please contact the Registrar.

06NT5200/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
February 8 - May 2

Hermeneutics - 3.00 Hours

Emphasis will be placed upon the relationship of the OT and the NT. Background hermeneutical issues will also be covered, including the role of the interpreter, the use of creeds and confessions in interpretation, and the relationship between original meaning and modern meaning.

06ON5100/01
Dr. Thomas Keene
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Hebrew II - 3.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5100
A continuation of OT5100

06OT5125/01
Dr. Peter Lee
TuesThurs 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
January 7 - March 24

Hebrew Exegesis - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: OT5125
This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

06OT5150/01
Dr. Peter Lee
TuesThurs 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
March 26 - May 12

Joshua-Esther - 3.00 Hours

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

06OT5250/01
Dr. Peter Lee
Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
February 6 - May 14

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.

06OT5350/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Tuesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 4 - May 12

Communication II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: PT5125
A continuation of Communication I. This course continues to develop the skills required for interpreting and communicating the Bible. Special emphasis is given to sermon composition, including its constituent parts, as well as to the different ecclesial contexts of sermon delivery (e.g., wedding, funerals).

06PT5150/01
Russ Whitfield
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
February 5 - May 13

Preaching Lab II - 2.00 Hours

Prerequisite: PT5150
Students will preach multiple sermons.

06PT5175/01
Rev. James Forsyth
Wednesday 12:01 PM - 2:01 PM
February 5 - May 13

Leadership & Discipleship - 2.00 Hours

This course is a study of leadership philosophy, principles, and skills through which a pastor can lead a session in cultivating a culture of discipleship in order to fulfill the church’s mission in its life and witness. A variety of leadership, discipleship, Christian education, and philosophy of ministry topics will be discussed.

06PT5275/01
Dr. Irwyn Ince
Friday 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
February 7 - May 8

Personal Sanctification - 1.00 Hours

This course emphasizes methodology and responsibility for personal growth in Christ. This involves the study of Scripture for personal nurture and the exercise of certain disciplines necessary for spiritual growth.

06PT5375/01
Michael McKinley
FriSat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
February 7 - February 8

Urban Apologetics - 2.00 Hours

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.

This course will meet on the following weekends ONLY: February 14-15, March 27-28, May 1-2.

If you need assistance registering for this course, please contact the Registrar.

06PT6225/01
Dr. Carl F. Ellis Jr.
Friday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
February 14 - May 2

Preparing for Ordination - 1.00 Hours

This 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.).

06PT6535/01
Dr. Scott Redd
Dr. Peter Lee
Dr. Thomas Keene
FriSat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
March 20 - March 21

ST: Ecclesiology & Sacraments - 2.00 Hours

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

It will meet on February 28-29, March 20-21 and April 17-18 ONLY. If you need assistance registering for this course, please contact the Registrar.

06ST5250/01
Dr. Scott R. Swain
Friday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
February 28 - April 18

TPL: Terms of Cultural Engagement - 2.00 Hours

Building on the theological first principles identified in the Foundations of Theology and Public Life course, this class considers Christian witness to biblical truth in an increasingly pluralistic culture.

06ST6606/01
Mrs. Jennifer A. Patterson
Wednesday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
February 5 - May 6

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
MonWed 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
June 8 - June 10

Abuse & The Church - 3.00 Hours

This course explores how to prevent, recognize, and respond to sexual and domestic abuse. Specifically, it will focus on how to minister to those who are victims of abuse, how to respond to perpetrators of abuse, how to respond in a crisis, and how to build a healthy church culture before there is a particular crisis.

This course will be a study of various forms of violence and abuse and the theological and practical implications of the Gospel for these topics. We will investigate sexual assault and domestic violence to better understand each issue as well as the prevalence of the issue and effects on victims. We will explore the how the Gospel offers help, hope, and healing to victims. This course will focus on theological engagement and practical engagement.

06PT6530/01
Dr. Justin S. Holcomb
Mon to Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
June 22 - June 26

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
July 13 - July 17

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
July 20 - July 24

Missions - 2.00 Hours

This course examines issues in the world mission enterprise in light of today’s challenges, opportunities, and obligations. The call to mission service is examined, the theological mandate for missions is clarified, the historical advance of the Church through missions is reviewed, and strategies for effective contemporary missions are considered.

06PT5225/01
Dr. Lloyd Kim
TueWedThur 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
August 4 - August 6