Theological Studies

THS 501E - Knowing the Triune God: Theology I. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. You will begin to cultivate your ability to think theologically by exploring how theology is done in various approaches in order to develop a practical theological method. Then you will probe God’s progressive revelation focusing on the nature and authority of Scripture before pondering God’s triune nature and work culminating in the incarnation of the Son. Your passion for carrying out God’s mission in the world will expand as you begin to understand how the Father's revelation has impacted the world He created. (We recommend that you take DBS 506 before THS 501 - 503.) 4 credits or 4 Learning Units.  

THS501XE - Knowing the Triune God: Theology 1. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. You will begin to cultivate your ability to think theologically by exploring how theology is done in various approaches in order to develop a practical theological method. Then you will probe God’s progressive revelation focusing on the nature and authority of Scripture before pondering God's triune nature. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

THS501YE - Knowing the Triune God: Theology 1. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. You will continue your study of theology with an exploration of God's work in Creation, and a study of the unique nature of Jesus Christ as the unique God-man. Prerequisite: THS501X or its equivalent. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

THS 511E - Survey of Knowing the Triune God. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. (We recommend that you take DBS 516 before THS 511 - 513) 2 credits. Syllabus (MAC or MAFT Student Only)

THS 502E - Glorying the God of our Salvation: Theology II. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. Continuing the process of learning to think theologically you will now apply yourself to biblical revelation regarding the Son as the source of life. You will investigate humanity, its dignity as image of God and its depravity as sinful beings, the reality and impact of spiritual beings as backdrop for the atoning work of the Son and its application in the aspects of our salvation. Contemplating the majesty of the Son's work in light of the depth of sin will invigorate our worship and impel our work for His kingdom. Prerequisite: THS501 or THS501E. 4 credits or 4 Learning Units.  

THS 502XE - Glorifying the God of our Salvation: Theology 2. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. Continuing the process of learning to think theologically you will now apply yourself to biblical revelation regarding the Son as the source of life. You will investigate humanity, its dignity as image of God and its depravity as sinful beings, as well as the reality and impact of spiritual beings. Prerequisite: THS 501. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

THS 502YE - Glorifying the God of our Salvation: Theology 2. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. Based on your theological study to this point, you will focus in this course on the atoning work of the Son and its application in the aspects of our salvation. Contemplating the majesty of the Son's work in light of the depth of sin will invigorate our worship and impel our work for His kingdom. Prerequisite: THS 501, THS 502X. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

THS 512E - Survey of Glorifying the God of Our Salvation. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. (We recommend that you take DBS 516 before THS 511 - 513) 2 credits. Syllabus (MAC or MAFT Student Only)

THS 503E - Living as the Community of the Spirit: Theology 3. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. You will culminate the process of learning to think theologically by exploring the Spirit’s life-giving work. Then you will investigate the church as God’s covenant community and instrument of His present working, ending with the consummation of His kingdom program in end time events. Throughout the course the Spirit will transform us as we see our part in His grand work. Prerequisite: THS 501. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

THS 513E - Survey of Living as the Community of the Spirit. Gerry Breshears. (We recommend that you take DBS 516 before THS 511 - 513) 1 credit. Syllabus (MAC or MAFT Students Only)

THS 508E - Integration of Ministry and Theology. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D., Arturo Azurdia III, D.Min., & John E. Johnson, TH.D. Building on the exegetical, theological and ministerial foundations laid in the seminary curriculum, students will build an integrative approach to such issues as women in ministry, divorce, bio-ethics, and church discipline. Students will also work toward this integration by finalizing and defending their personal doctrinal statements. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

THS 551E – Understanding Biblical Theology, Todd Miles, Ph.D. & Arturo Azurdia III, D.Min, The purpose of this class to introduce students to the subject and history of biblical theology, to investigate the unity of the Bible, to delve into the contents of the individual biblical books and show the links between them, to discover the ongoing flow of the revelatory and redemptive process that reaches its climax in Jesus Christ, and to explore the necessity and implications of biblical theology for ministry in the local church. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

THS 561E – Equipping for Spiritual Warfare. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. Spiritual warfare begins with evangelism and discipleship and goes on to helping people traumatized by involvement with the demonic. Knowing the types and limits of satanic stratagems against Christians and the church is essential in our increasingly pagan society. From a strong biblical and theological foundation, we will develop practical methodologies to help people find freedom from spiritual bondage. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

THS 564KE - Prayer and Providence. Gerry Breshears, Ph.D., & Todd Miles, Ph.D. Understanding the role of prayer in divine sovereignty is an essential question in the believer's life. It is a part of grasping the balance between God's providential guidance of the world and secondary causes such as obedience and sin. These sorts of questions merit our best efforts for they lie at the heart of Christianity. You will do careful work to comprehend the various themes the Bible uses to describe providence and prayer, interact with the major contemporary and historical approaches, and grapple with some of the deep questions for ministry and life from personal and ministry perspectives. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

THS 565LE – Highlights of 20th Century Theology. Millard Erickson, Ph.D. This course is a brief examination of selected European, North American, and Third World theologians and movements in the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, with emphasis on the latter part of the period. Each theology will be examined in terms of its presuppositions, major tenets, argumentation, and it strengths and weaknesses. The activities will include readings, expository and critical lectures, class discussion, a term paper, and a final examination. 1 credit or 1 Learning Unit.  

THS 566JE: Theology of Luke-Acts.  Darrell L. Bock, PhD. This class will examine key themes in Luke-Acts. Special attention will be paid to the development of the portrait of Jesus, the program of God, and the call to disciples. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

THS 566KE – Christology:  The Person of Christ.  Bruce A. Ware Ph.D.  This course is a study of central aspects of the Person of Christ.  The virgin conception, incarnation, deity and humanity of Christ, his sinless and obedient life in the power of the Spirit, will be the main areas treated.  In the process, important issues regarding the Trinitarian framework for Christology, the relation of two natures in Christ, his impeccability, will be discussed and studied biblically, philosophically, and theologically.  In the end, the practical relevance of the life of Christ to living the Christian life will also be given strong consideration. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units. 

 

 

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