Masters Courses

Master’s Level Courses at Trinity Seminary

AD Administration

AD 504 Effective Communication for Leadership (3 sch)

To explore the dynamics of oral and interpersonal communications for the purpose of effective leadership in ministry and the critical nature of effective communication for leadership.

AD 637 Management and Leadership Theory (3 sch)

To review and assess classical and contemporary concepts of management and leadership for the study of management and leadership praxis in the church or para-church.

AP Apologetics

AP 646 Apologetics and Mass Communication (3 sch)

To give learners a greater understanding of communicating apologetics in a variety of contexts. These contexts include evangelistic preaching, online forms of social media, debate strategy in a variety of formats, and in small group settings.

AP 648 Defense of the Resurrection (3 sch)

To gain a greater understanding of the issues involved with the defense of the resurrection of Jesus. Learners will gain a better understanding of historiography, methodology, and legitimacy of investigating the resurrection and miracles, and examine the exegetical issues in biblical literature and meaning in other ancient literature to understand what resurrection meant when the disciples proclaimed Jesus rose from the dead.

AP 653 Worldview Analysis (3 sch)

To investigate and analyze how various people-groups view the world, and to be able to perform critical deconstruction of the various worldviews people hold in order to be better prepared to counter such worldviews, and the claims made by them in order to be more effective in apologetics and evangelism.

AP 658 Apologetics and Literature (3 sch)

To investigate the nature and role of classical literature, the importance of liberal arts in apologetics, and to apply this to demonstrate Christian belief.

AP 659 Apologetics and the Media Arts (3 sch)

To investigate the nature and role of television, film, music, and gaming in apologetics and to apply this to demonstrate Christian belief.

AP 660 Principles of Contemporary Apologetics (3 sch)

To investigate the nature and role of the rational defense of the faith and to apply and assess the different methods apologists use to justify Christian belief and turn aside objections to faith.

AP 661 Advanced Topics in Contemporary Apologetics (3 sch)

To lead learners to consider classical and special topics in apologetics such as faith and reason, miracles, religious experience, the new atheism, and allied topics of inquiry.

AP 669 Engaging Cults (3 sch)

To allow learners to gain a robust knowledge of the various Christian Cults that are popular today such as the Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and others. This class will give a broader and deeper understanding of the issues involved with the beliefs of cults and the best tactics to demonstrate their errors in light of Christian Orthodoxy.

BC Biblical Counseling

BC 504 Depression and Anxiety (3 sch)

To survey current views on the causes and treatments for depression and anxiety and to challenge learners to counsel depressed and anxious counselees from a distinctly biblical anthropology, examining these conditions from both spiritual and physiological perspectives.

BC 518 An Examination of Integrationism in Christian Counseling (3 sch)

To provide learners with an overview of different Christian approaches to counseling and a means of evaluating them against Scripture.

BC 522 Counseling Adolescents (3 sch)

To provide learners with a framework for understanding adolescent struggles and guiding them through the struggles toward greater Christian maturity.

BC 555 Bereavement Counseling (3 sch)

To provide learners with an overview of the complex experience of bereavement in order to assist those who are grieving to resolve their grief concerns in a biblical manner.

BC 562 Premarital Counseling (3 sch)

To provide an opportunity for learners to think through the development of a new family unit and to apply these dynamics to marital preparation.

BC 565 Marriage and Family Counseling (3 sch)

To provide a context in which learners can relate the basic presuppositions and principles of biblical counseling to the practice of counseling married couples and their children.

BC 574 The Problem of Suffering (3 sch)

To provide learners with the opportunity to apply the biblical teaching on suffering to a variety of life situations.

BC 611 Special Topics in Biblical Counseling Studies (3 sch)

Special Topics courses are for specific elective study and research in a particular area. Courses are offered periodically or at the request of students.

BC 675 Biblical Foundations for Counseling (3 sch)

To introduce learners to counseling based on the presuppositions of a biblical worldview.

BS Biblical Studies

BS 518 Biblical Hermeneutics (3 sch)

To lead learners to analyze carefully the various viewpoints on key hermeneutical issues, to examine these issues self-consciously in view of the learners’ hermeneutical preunderstanding, and to formulate consistent approaches in areas of general and special hermeneutics.

BS 624 Old Testament Backgrounds (3 sch)

To gain a better understanding of the social and cultural dimensions of the Old Testament world, as well as explore social scientific models for interpreting the text. This analysis prepares learners for gaining a greater understanding in exegesis and theology of the Old Testament as the original audience would have understood it.

BS 625 Social Science Study of the New Testament (3 sch)

To gain a better understanding of the social and cultural dimensions of the New Testament world, as well as explore social scientific models for interpreting the text. This analysis prepares learners for gaining a greater understanding in exegesis and theology of the New Testament as the original audience would have understood it.

BS 628 New Testament Use of the Old Testament (3 sch)

To explore the variety of ways in which the New Testament authors cited, echoed, and alluded to the Old Testament and the manners in which they employed those texts in their writings.

BS 677 Primary Source Studies (3 sch)

To investigate the primary sources and backgrounds for the purposes of how this body of literature relates to and contributes to the exegetical and theological dialogs regarding the background of Scripture and issues pertaining to biblical studies.

CC Christian Counseling

CC 501 Counseling Theories and the Christian Counselor (3 sch)

To familiarize learners with the major theories of counseling and psychotherapy, including an examination of the worldviews and presuppositions of each theories primary founder. To develop in learners the ability to critique each theory from a Christian practitioner perspective for consistency with a Christian worldview, and begin the process of evaluation for the integration of psychology and theology.

CC 502 Counseling Techniques and the Helping Relationship for the Christian Counselor (3 sch)

To examine the core helping skills recognized in most professional helping models and evaluating each skill in light of revealed relational truth found in the Holy Scriptures, placing a special emphasis on the development of a therapeutic relationship with individuals seeking intervention for emotional and spiritual problems.

CC 503 Assessment Skills and Treatment Planning for the Christian Counselor (3 sch)

To identify the many problem areas for which clients seek intervention and lead learners in developing the skills needed to identify the problems and concerns of their clients in a formal manner that allows the counselor to design, and begin implementation of, an initial treatment plan. Learners will also learn the importance of identifying their limitations and developing a referral network.

CC 504 Marriage Counseling in Christian Counseling (3 sch)

To provide learners with an overview of major couple counseling theories and techniques and to guide learners in developing the ability to initiate a therapeutic relationship with a couple, clarify problem issues, and design and implement counseling interventions.

CC 505 Ethics for the Christian Counselor (3 sch):

To introduce learners to the ethical issues they are likely to face in a Christian counseling practice with special emphasis on topics such as regulatory boards, professional associations, scope of practice limitations, and professional licensure requirements.

CC 601 Self-Care in Christian Counseling (3 sch)

To provide learners with a comprehensive and biblical understanding of Christian counselor self-care. Learners will gain understanding of the ethical responsibility to practice self-care, including the potential hazards of the vocation that necessitate consistent habits of practice. Learners will assess their present self-care practices and develop action plans that promote improved self-care.

CC 602 Multicultural Competence in Christian Counseling Counselor (3 sch)

To develop in learners the competence to provide counseling in multicultural contexts.

CE Christian Education

CE 588 Dynamic Teaching Techniques (3 sch)

To give learners a solid grounding in the theory and practice of religious pedagogy, to encourage them to discover and compare various educational models and methods, and to enable them to sharpen their skills in carrying out effective teaching techniques.

CF Church Fathers

CF 510 Special Topics in Church Fathers (3 sch)

Special Topics courses are for specific elective study and research in a particular area. Courses are offered periodically or at the request of students.

CH Church History

CH 575 Church History (3 sch)

To lead learners in a survey, analysis, and evaluation of the development of the church from the end of the New Testament era to the present, considering significant persons, movements, events, and creedal statements.

CM Conflict Management

CM 511 Special Topics in Conflict Management Studies (3 sch)

Special Topics courses are for specific elective study and research in a particular area. Courses are offered periodically or at the request of students.

CM 526 Managing Conflict (3 sch)

To survey the field of conflict management from a Christian perspective by examining Scripture and current scholarship, and by applying knowledge gained to specific areas of congregational discord.

CM 621 Issues in Helping Troubled Churches (3 sch)

To enhance learners in the understanding of the principles of restoring troubled churches through third party mediation.

CM 632 Christian Mediation (3 sch)

To develop an understanding of Christian mediation through examining biblical conflict intervention, evaluating the emerging field of mediation as described in current scholarly literature, and assessing the role of Christian mediation in the church today.

CM 650 Principles of Church Discipline (3 sch)

To develop in learners the ability to synthesize the biblical record regarding church discipline; evaluate selected scholarly writings on the subject; and assess the disciplinary measures utilized in their own church/denominational setting.

CL Christian Literature

CL 511 Special Topics in Christian Literature Studies (3 sch)

Special Topics courses are for specific elective study and research in a particular area. Courses are offered periodically or at the request of students.

EP Expository Preaching

EP 501 Homiletics (3 sch)

To allow learners to engage in contemporary studies of the fundamentals and issues involved in the art and science of preparing sermons.

EP 604 Historical Development of Christian Preaching (3 sch)

To develop in learners the ability to appreciate and evaluate the historical development of Christian preaching by tracing the various movements within historical periods.

EP 670 The Theological Basis for Expository Preaching (3 sch)

To lead learners to examine and analyze key doctrinal issues for the purpose of enhancing their abilities to evaluate why biblical and theological foundations are the basis of competent expository preaching, and to engage learners in the investigation of a variety of theological perspectives.

EP 672 Evangelistic Preaching (3 sch)

To provide opportunities for learners to relate basic strategies of evangelistic preaching to their pulpit ministries, and to examine and analyze the biblical foundation behind the process of leading other people to faith in Christ by using a variety of homiletic techniques.

EP 674 New Testament Expository Preaching (3 sch)

To enable learners to use their knowledge of the characters, themes, and theology of each book of the New Testament to do competent expository preaching; and to sharpen their ability to analyze and assess character studies, historical developments, and solid interpretation of the text as the foundation for sound expository preaching from the New Testament.

EP 675 Old Testament Expository Preaching (3 sch)

To enable learners to use their knowledge of the characters, themes, and theology of each book of the Old Testament to do competent expository preaching; and to sharpen their ability to analyze and assess character studies, historical developments, and solid interpretation of the text as the foundation for sound expository preaching from the Old Testament.

EP 693 Socio-Rhetorical Preaching (3 sch)

To allow learners to engage and apply Socio-Rhetorical methodology to expository preaching.

EP 695 Contemporary Preaching (3 sch)

To provide opportunities for learners to relate the elements and principles of preaching to the contemporary generation through their pulpit and public speaking ministries, and to examine and analyze both the theological foundations and the communication theory behind the process of preparing and delivering effective biblical messages using a variety of homiletical techniques and designs.

EV Evangelism Courses

EV 601 Evangelistic Ministry (3 sch)

To expose learners to a fuller understanding of the biblical foundations of having a ministry of Evangelism in the 21st Century.

EV 602 Evangelistic Methodology (3 sch)

To expose learners to the advanced techniques of Evangelistic activities such as preparing churches for meetings, preparing evangelistic sermons, conducting alter calls, and doing follow- up with new converts.

EV 659 Strategies for Personal Evangelism (3 sch)

To provide opportunities for learners to apply strategies of evangelism to their personal lives, understand the cultural dynamics for doing evangelism today, and to evaluate the evangelistic work of the church in light of the biblical foundations for evangelism.

GB Great Books

GB 600 Special Topics in Great Books Studies (3 sch)

Special Topics courses are for specific elective study and research in a particular area. Courses are offered periodically or at the request of students.

LC Life Coaching

LC 542 The Art of Mentoring (3 sch)

To examine biblical foundations, issues, and principles of mentoring in the church.

LC 543 Tools for Life Planning and Intentional Living (3 sch)

To develop and expand the learner’s understanding of life planning and intentional living, such that they will discover ways to effectively utilize these concepts as life coaches and in service to the body of Christ. Students will review and critique the literature in order to identify ideas and strategies that resonate for their own personal development and ministerial callings, and are biblically justifiable.

LC 544 Wellness for the Christian Life Coach (3 sch)

To develop and expand learners’ understanding of the concept of wellness and the numerous facets of wellness that may arise in one’s work as a life coach. Learners will critically evaluate concepts in light of the Holy Scriptures, and will also explore how wellness and self-care are intertwined to inform healthy practices of living for the Christian life coach. Learners will discover how to effectively utilize wellness principles in service to the body of Christ, and will review and critique the literature in order to develop a personal wellness and self-care plan.

LC 601 Principles of Life Coaching (3 sch)

To give learners a fuller understanding of the basic principles of life coaching as well as instructing them in the effective implementation of the fundamental skills of the discipline.

LC 602 Motivating Youth and Young Adults (3 sch)

To provide learners in the necessary skills and tools for life coaching today’s youth and young adults in the various aspects of life regarding faith, family, personal health and wellness, social engagements, peers, education, finances, and work.

LC 603 Motivation and Encouragement of Adults (3 sch)

To provide learners in the necessary skills and tools for life coaching today’s adults and seniors in the various aspects of life regarding faith, marriage, family, career, retirement, finances, personal health and wellness, social engagements, peers, education, and work.

LC 604 Life Coaching Business and Clientele Principles (3 sch)

To provide learners in the necessary skills and tools for the life coaching business with regards to marketing, growth, and clientele generation and development.

LD Leadership

LD 500 Strategic Planning for the Church (3 sch)

To prepare learners in the principles and practices of SWOT analysis and strategic planning for deployment in executive ministry leadership positions.

LD 502 Marketing Non-Profit Ministry (3 sch)

To develop in learners a working knowledge and understanding of contemporary marketing principles for non-profit organizations, including best practices for hardcopy, electronic, and web-based marketing design and strategies.

LD 503 Leadership Development for Ministry (3 sch)

To develop in learners a working knowledge and understanding of the principles in developing leaders within a church, para-church, or ministry organization.

LD 511 Special Topics in Leadership Studies (3 sch)

Special Topics courses are for specific elective study and research in a particular area. Courses are offered periodically or at the request of students.

LG Languages

LG 593 Biblical Hebrew I (3 sch)

To provide instruction to learners on the fundamentals of Old Testament Hebrew; and to give learners a mastery and facility in relying on and quickly maneuvering through the Hebrew Old Testament by means of a mastery of Hebrew grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

LG 594 Biblical Hebrew II (3 sch)

To provide instruction to learners on the fundamentals of Old Testament Hebrew; and to give learners a mastery and facility in relying on and quickly maneuvering through the Hebrew Old Testament by means of a mastery of Hebrew grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Prerequisite: LG 593

LG 611 Special Topics in Biblical Language Studies (3 sch)

Special Topics courses are for specific elective study and research in a particular area. Courses are offered periodically or at the request of students.

LG 693 Greek Grammar Part I (3 sch)

To provide instruction to learners on the fundamentals of New Testament Greek, with the purpose of instilling in learners a mastery and facility in relying on and quickly maneuvering through the Greek New Testament by means of mastery of Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.

LG 694 Greek Grammar Part II (3 sch)

To provide instruction to learners on the fundamentals of New Testament Greek, with the purpose of instilling in learners a mastery and facility in relying on and quickly maneuvering through the Greek New Testament by means of mastery of Greek grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Prerequisite: LG 693

NT New Testament

NT 611 The Synoptic Authors: In-Depth Study (3 sch)

To lead learners in an exegetical and theological study of the Gospel of Matthew, Gospel of Mark, Gospel of Luke, and the Book of Acts. This course will cover all the relevant background information to these books of the Bible, as well as engage in careful analysis of the text.

NT 612 Johannine Literature: In-Depth Study (3 sch)

To lead learners in an exegetical and theological study of the Gospel of John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and the Book of Revelation. This course will cover all the relevant background information to these books of the Bible, as well as engage in careful analysis of the text.

NT 613 The Pauline Epistles I: In-Depth Study (3 sch)

To lead learners in an exegetical and theological study of the Romans, as well as 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians. This course will cover all the relevant background information to these books of the Bible, as well as engage in careful analysis of the text.

NT 614 The Pauline Epistles II: In-Depth Study (3 sch)

To lead learners in an exegetical and theological study of Galatians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. This course will cover all the relevant background information to these books of the Bible, as well as engage in careful analysis of the text.

NT 615 The General Epistles: In-Depth Study (3 sch)

To lead learners in an exegetical and theological study of Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude. This course will cover all the relevant background information to these books of the Bible, as well as engage in careful analysis of the text.

OT Old Testament

OT 511 Special Topics in Old Testament Studies (3 sch)

Special Topics courses are for specific elective study and research in a particular area. Courses are offered periodically or at the request of students.

OT 525 Pentateuch: In-Depth Study (3 sch)

To lead learners in an exegetical and theological study of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. This course will cover all the relevant background information to these books of the Bible, as well as engage in careful analysis of the text.

OT 526 The Historical Books: In-Depth Study (3 sch)

To lead learners in an exegetical and theological study of Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. This course will cover all the relevant background information to these books of the Bible, as well as engage in careful analysis of the text.

OT 527 The Poetic and Wisdom Writings: In-Depth Study (3 sch)

To lead learners in an exegetical and theological study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. This course will cover all the relevant background information to these books of the Bible, as well as engage in careful analysis of the text.

OT 528 The Major Prophets: In-Depth Study (3 sch)

To lead learners in an exegetical and theological study of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel. This course will cover all the relevant background information to these books of the Bible, as well as engage in careful analysis of the text.

OT 529 The Minor Prophets: In-Depth Study (3 sch)

To lead learners in an exegetical and theological study of Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. This course will cover all the relevant background information to these books of the Bible, as well as engage in careful analysis of the text.

PH Philosophy

PH 500 Contemporary Christian Philosophers of Significance (3 sch)

To lead learners to analyze carefully a representative sample of the works of leading Christian philosophers, critically to appreciate and synthesize the views of these scholars, and to check for comprehensiveness, coherence and consistency of thought.

PH 501 History of Philosophy (3 sch)

To provide opportunities for the graduate learner to examine the lives and motivations of the originators of contemporary philosophical and religious thinking. To provide a backdrop for understanding the great movements of thought which have intersected with the church, sometimes to its peril and at other times its enrichment.

PH 511 Special Topics in Philosophical Studies (3 sch)

Special Topics courses are for specific elective study and research in a particular area. Courses are offered periodically or at the request of students.

PH 519 Major World Religions (3 sch)

To provide opportunities for learners to examine and analyze the characteristics of different religions so that learners may be able to apply this knowledge to an understanding of the world today and how the Christian faith can affect this world.

PH 543 Philosophy of Religion (3 sch)

To lead learners to investigate and consider the traditional fields of inquiry in philosophy of religion, focusing on the central areas of epistemology, science, metaphysics, ethics, politics, and religious experience from within the Christian worldview framework.

PH 566 The Philosophical Problem of Evil (3 sch)

To estimate the different merits and values of traditional and contemporary responses to the problem of evil and approaches to theodicy so that learners can analyze the various beliefs in Christian theism, construct viable options in theodicy, and show that these options are consistent and harmonious with other beliefs that (evangelical) Christians hold.

PH 589 Systematic Logic (3 sch)

To familiarize learners with the elements of beginning and intermediate logic, and challenge learners to analyze arguments in a more rigorous way, while developing the ability to determine whether an argument is “good” or “bad.”

PH 601 Ethics in the Christian Tradition (3 sch)

To judge with keener perception the underlying principles which govern both the best and the worst of ethical reflection in our time.

PH 617 Philosophy of Omniscience and Providence (3 sch)

To examine in greater detail the various philosophical understandings of divine omniscience, providence, human agency, and the theological and philosophical implications involved with each of the various views.

PM Pastoral Ministry

PM 523 Foundations for Senior Adult Ministry (3 sch)

To allow learners to explore the theological foundations and fundamental principles of senior adult ministry. Learners will acquire increased knowledge on all the necessary elements of a successful ministry for the 21st Century.

PM 524 Foundations for Youth and Young Adult Ministry (3 sch)

To allow learners to explore the theological foundations and fundamental principles of youth and young adult ministry. Learners will acquire increased knowledge on all the necessary elements of a successful ministry for the 21st Century.

PM 526 Issues in Church Revitalization (3 sch)

To instill in learners the principles, issues, and dynamics of revitalizing churches within contemporary cultures; the application of appropriate leadership principles; the effectiveness of missional and other church revitalization models in a variety of ministry contexts.

PM 530 Issues in the Modern Church (3 sch)

To provide learners with a fuller understanding of the various contemporary, cultural, and theological issues facing the modern church in the 21st Century.

PM 541 Theology of Ministry (3 sch)

To help learners synthesize theological and biblical foundations with ministry praxis and create their own theology of ministry, taking into account biblical and theological insights concerning God, spiritual formation, church, and ministry.

PM 555 Principles of Church Growth (3 sch)

To facilitate critical reflection concerning: the principles, issues, and dynamics of growing churches within contemporary cultures; the application of appropriate leadership principles for growing churches; the effectiveness of missional and other church growth models; and church growth theory and research (both biblical and secular) in a variety of ministry contexts.

PM 594 Ministry and Contextualization (3 sch)

To develop learners in the primary skills in implementing the concepts of contextualizing theology and congregational development for impacting various local and global communities.

PM 595 Church Planting (3 sch)

To allow learners to gain a fuller understanding of the principles and issues involved in the planting of churches.

PM 601 Pastoral Care (3 sch)

To allow learners to gain a fuller understanding of the principles and issues involved in pastoral care.

PM 611 Sunday School and Small Group Development (3 sch)

To instill in learners the fundamentals of developing and growing effective Sunday School classes and Small Groups in the areas of discipleship, knowledge of Scripture, and training teachers to lead.

PM 623 Effective Pastoral Leadership (3 sch)

To develop in learners the importance of pastoral care and key principles, ethics, and values for effective ministry in today’s congregations.

RW Research and Writing

RW 001 Trinity Tutorial (0 sch)

To orient learners to academic studies at Trinity, including the use of the Trinity Online Learning Center, the Harold F. Hunter Theological Library, as well as acquainting them with the services and support personnel for the program of study.

RW 601/RW 602- Arranged Study for the Master’s Level (3 sch)

To provide master level learners the opportunity to do reading and/or research in an area of personal interest that is relevant to their degree program and will enhance their ability to serve the religious or global community. Prerequisite: Faculty approval prior to registration.

RW 605 Masters Thesis (3 sch)

To facilitate the development of a Thesis, Capstone Project, Major Writing Project, or Dissertation that demonstrates the student’s ability to do scholarly research and application of findings for current and future ministries.

RW 610 Understanding Bibliographic Research (3 sch)

To develop in learners the ability to use bibliographic research methods in exploring a chosen topic; learners will explore how to find and analyze precedent literature, how to develop a Thesis and supporting arguments, and how to communicate research findings through a logical and structured document.

SD Spiritual Development

SD 500 Special Topic in Spiritual Development (3 sch)

Special Topics courses are for specific elective study and research in a particular area. Courses are offered periodically or at the request of students.

SF Spiritual Formation

SF 502 Spiritual Warfare (1 sch)

To instill in learners the various methods and strategies in spiritual warfare for spiritual growth.

SF 503 Prayer and Personal Holiness (1 sch)

To provide learners with the opportunity to examine personal holiness as it has come down through Christian history and their relevance for the contemporary Christian.

SF 504 Accountability and Discipleship (1 sch)

To provide learners with the biblical concepts and current models of accountability and discipleship for personal and corporate spiritual growth and development.

SF 505 Spiritual Disciplines (1 sch)

To provide learners with the opportunity to examine the spiritual disciplines as they have come down through Christian history and their relevance for the contemporary Christian.

SF 506 Interpersonal Forgiveness (1 sch)

To examine the biblical record on believers resolving conflict through interpersonal forgiveness, survey and evaluate current scholarship, and relate findings especially to the congregational setting.

TH Theology

TH 511 Theology I (3 sch)

To lead learners in summation and analysis of the biblical data and the development of Christian thought concerning the doctrines of Scripture, theology proper, angels, man, and sin.

TH 512 Theology II (3 sch)

To lead learners in summation and analysis of the biblical data and the development of Christian thought concerning the doctrines of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things.

TH 513 Special Topics in Theological Studies (3 sch)

Special Topics courses are for specific elective study and research in a particular area. Courses are offered periodically or at the request of students.

TH 533 New Testament Theology (3 sch)

To lead learners in summation and analysis and evaluation of the theological themes of the New Testament.

TH 545 Principles of Contemporary Theology (3 sch)

To lead learners in analysis and evaluation from a biblical perspective of the various expressions of contemporary theology.

TH 573 Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (3 sch)

To consider the key doctrinal issues and interpretive options in the study of pneumatology, resulting in the ability to analyze and assess the issues considered in light of the learner’s theological stance.

TH 595 Doctrine of the Person and Work of Christ (3 sch)

To lead learners in an analysis of the biblical data and evaluation of the development of Christian thought concerning the issues, problems, and questions concerning the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

TH 606 Doctrine of the Bible (3 sch)

To lead learners in an analysis of the biblical data and evaluation of the development of Christian thought concerning the issues, problems, and questions concerning the Bible.

TH 607 Doctrine of God (3 sch)

To delve deeper into theology proper, the doctrine of the Trinity, and the study of God’s attributes and works.

TH 631 Man, Sin, and Sanctification (3 sch)

To give learners the tools needed to understand and apply the biblical teaching about human nature, the effect of the fall on human nature, and the results of salvation on human nature.

TH 633 Soteriology and Election (3 sch)

To give learners a deeper understanding of the issues involved in the doctrines of salvation and election, and to be able to grasp the key points in different systems of theology regarding these doctrines.

TH 636 Eschatology (3 sch)

To explore the various models of theology regarding Last Things and to be able to fully understand and engage the various perspectives of the matters of Last Things and Prophecy.

TH 638 Angelology and Demonology (3 sch)

To lead learners in an examination of the biblical data as it pertains to angels and demons and other spirits in the Bible. The learners will be exposed to the orthodox formulations of the doctrine as well as the excesses in regards to this issue.

TH 683 Old Testament Theology (3 sch)

To encourage learners to understand the Old Testament background of Jesus’ ministry, the evangelistic purpose that God gave to Israel, key authors in the field of Old Testament theology, and key motifs in the study of the Old Testament.

TH 684 Doctrine of the Church (3 sch)

To lead learners in an analysis of the biblical data and evaluation of the development of Christian thought concerning the church: its origin, purposes, organizational structures, and observance of the sacraments/ordinances.

TH 698 The Doctrine of Hell (3 sch)

To allow learners to gain a better understanding of the exegetical, theological, and philosophical issues regarding the doctrine of Hell. This course will examine the strengths and weaknesses of various positions and challenges to this doctrine.