Biblical Literature (BL)

BL501 - Interpreting Genesis to Song of Solomon. Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. This initial course in biblical literature lays a foundation for study of the Bible by introducing Bible study methods. It begins with a focus on the biblical covenants and God’s kingdom program. Our examination of the Pentateuch will focus on the great attributes of God and his gracious plan for redemption of sinful humanity. The historical books will show how God works among His people, blessing obedience and chastening the disobedient. We will conclude with a focus on the fear of the Lord and the practical lessons found in the Wisdom Books and Psalms. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT501 and 502. 4 credits or 4 Learning Units.

BL501X - Interpreting the Old Testament I: Genesis - 2 Samuel. Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT501 and 502. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BL501Y - Interpreting the Old Testament 2: 1 Kings Through Song of Solomon.  Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT501 and 502. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BL502 - Interpreting the Prophets and Gospels. Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. In this course you will learn the historical background of each of the prophets and become acquainted with their distinctive contribution and modern relevance. After examining the prophecies concerning the Messiah, you will see how they are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Our focus in the Gospels will be on Matthew and John. You will study Jesus’ teachings, miracles, and parables with consideration given to present day application. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT501 and 502. 4 credits or 4 Learning Units.

BL502X - Interpreting the Old Testament 3: The Prophets. Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT501 and 502. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BL502Y - Interpreting the New Testament 1: The Gospels. Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT501 and 502. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BL503 - Interpreting Acts to Revelation. Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. Our focus in the early part of the course will be on the beginnings of the church. As we trace Paul’s life, we will study his letters in the order in which they were written, giving attention to the historical and cultural settings. Special focus will be given to Paul’s great teachings on salvation, justification, and sanctification. Our attention will then turn to the subject of eschatology as we examine the General Epistles and Revelation. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT501 and 502. 4 credits or 4 Learning Units.

BL503X - Interpreting the New Testament 2: Epistles 1. Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT501 and 502. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BL503Y - Interpreting the New Testament 3: Epistles 2.  Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT501 and 502. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BL511 - Survey of Genesis to Song of Solomon. Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. (M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only.) This initial course in biblical literature lays a foundation for the further study of the Bible by introducing the biblical covenants and God’s kingdom program. Our examination of the Pentateuch will focus on the great attributes of God. The historical books will show how God works among His people. We will conclude with a consideration of the practical lessons found in the Wisdom Books and Psalms. Required for M.A. in Counseling and M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only; other degree students enroll in BL501. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT506. 2 credits.

BL512 - Interpreting the Prophets and Gospels Survey. Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. (M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only.) In this course you will learn the historical background of each of the prophets and become acquainted with their distinctive contribution and modern relevance. After examining the prophecies concerning the Messiah, you will see how they are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Our focus in the Gospels will be on Matthew and John. You will study Jesus’ teachings, miracles, and parables with consideration given to present day application. Required for M.A. in Counseling and M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only; other degree students enroll in BL502. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT506. 2 credits.

BL513 - Interpreting Acts to Revelation Survey. Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. (M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only.) Our focus in the early part of the course will be on the beginnings of the church. As we trace Paul’s life, we will study his letters in the order in which they were written, giving attention to the historical and cultural settings. Special focus will be given to Paul’s great teachings on salvation, justification, and sanctification. Our attention will then turn to the subject of eschatology as we examine the General Epistles and Revelation. Required for M.A. in Counseling or M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only; other degree students enroll in BL503. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT506. 2 credits.

BL524 - Exposition of the Psalms. Lectures By:  Ray Lubeck, D.Theol. Throughout the history of Judaism and the Church, the book of Psalms has occupied a special place within the lives of believers. In the Psalms we find encouragement, comfort, hope, and inspiration as they express the whole range of human experience and emotions. But that’s not all. More recent interpretation of the Psalms, in conjunction with very ancient methods, is reopening whole new vistas in how to read the Psalms. In this class we will explore these ancient/new strategies in order to gain some striking insights into the teachings of this very familiar book. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

BL541 - Life of Christ. Lectures By:  J. Carl Laney, Th.D. The life of Jesus Christ is the very foundation of biblical Christianity. This course is devoted to the study of the life and teachings of Jesus as recorded in the four Gospels. We will focus on the major events and turning points in His ministry and provide an interpretation of His parables and discourses. The historical, cultural and geographical setting will provide a context for our interpretation and understanding of Jesus' ministry. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

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