Online Course Sampler

CHS 505E - Insight and Wisdom from Church History

Marc Cortez

FORMER ACADEMIC DEAN

ASST. PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

 

With Marc Cortez, Ph.D. In this course we will learn from the history of the Church from Pentecost to the present. We will focus on (1) the Church’s people who, as saints and sinners, have been the flesh and blood of its history; (2) the Church’s doctrine which has developed throughout its history; (3) the Church’s writings which have exerted a tremendous impact on its history; and (4) the Church’s movements which have composed the ebb and flow, the progress and regress, of its history. We will also consider what the past can contribute to the present, seeking to learn lessons from the history of the Church for our own lives, ministries, doctrines, and churches. 4 hours.

Lesson 1 (39:51 Min)

DBS 506E - Learning to Interpret Scripture

Todd Miles

ASSOC. PROFESSOR OF THEOLOGY

 

With Todd Miles, Ph.D. In this course you will study the foundational principles and interpretive procedures of the grammatical-historical method of biblical interpretation. You will also apply these principles and procedures in actual Bible study, using the English Bible. Strongly Recommended during the first year of M.A. or M.Div. studies. 4 hours or 4 Learning Units.

Lesson 1 (38:29 Min)

SFS 501E - Learning to Love God and Others

Randy Roberts

PRESIDENT

PROFESSOR OF SPIRITUAL FORMATION

 

With Randal Roberts, D.Min. The theological and practical dynamics of evangelical spirituality will be examined to provide a solid foundation both for rich fellowship with the Triune God and for living out the Great Commandment. The nature of spiritual maturity will be examined (including a biblically-balanced model of priorities) and practical experiences for nurturing that maturity will be provided. 2 hours or 2 Learning Units.

Lesson 1 (34:37 Min)

PTS 503E - Practicing Evangelism and Apologetics

Gerry Breshears

CHAIR, DIVISION OF BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY

 

Gerry Breshears, Ph. D. & Steve Walker, D.Min. Strategies and programs for biblically based evangelism are explored in this course. You will develop your own skills in personal evangelism, as well as how to do evangelistic outreach through the local church. You will develop an ability to address questions about the truthfulness or believability of Christianity that often arise in evangelistic moments through a biblically based and personally relevant apologetic strategy. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

Lesson 13 (18:53 Min)

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Craig Hanney

M.A. in Ministry and Leadership Student

Redmond, Washington