Theological Studies

TH501 - Knowing the Living God: Theology I. Lectures By: 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 along with the reality and impact of other spiritual beings. Your passion for carrying out God's mission in His world will expand as you begin to understand how the Father's revelation has impacted the world He created. 4 credits or 4 Learning Units.  

TH501X - Knowing the Living God: Theology I, Part 1. Lectures By: 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.Your passion for carrying out God's mission in His world will expand as you begin to understand how the Father's revelation has impacted the world He created. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

TH501Y - Knowing the Living God: Theology I, Part 2. Lectures By: Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. You will begin to cultivate your ability to think theologically as you ponder God's triune nature and work along with the reality and impact of other spiritual beings. Your passion for carrying out God's mission in His world will expand as you begin to understand how the Father's revelation has impacted the world He created. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

TH502 - Glorying the Word of Life: Theology II. Lectures By: 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. You will study the person and atoning work of Messiah Jesus: His incarnation, life, death, resurrection, exaltation, and return. You will explore in depth the themes of His atoning work. 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. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT501. Prerequisite: TH501. 4 credits or 4 Learning Units.  

TH502X - Glorifying the Word of Life: Theology II, Part 1. Lectures By: Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. Continuing the process of learning to think theologically you will now apply yourself to biblical revelation. You will investigate humanity, its dignity as image of God and its depravity as sinful beings. Contemplating the marvelous nature of humans as created in light of the depth of sin will invigorate our worship and impel our work for His kingdom. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

TH502Y - Glorifying the Word of Life: Theology II, Part 2. Lectures By: 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 study the person and atoning work of Messiah Jesus: His incarnation, life, death, resurrection, exaltation, and return. You will explore in depth the themes of His atoning work. 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. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

TH503 - Living as the Community of the Spirit: Theology III. Lectures By: Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. You will culminate the process of learning to think theologically by exploring the Spirit's life-giving work in the many aspects of our salvation. 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. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BT501. Prerequisite: TH501. 4 credits or 4 Learning Units.  

TH503X - Living as the Community of the Spirit: Theology III, Part 1. Lectures By: Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. You will culminate the process of learning to think theologically by investigating 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. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.

TH503Y - Living as the Community of the Spirit: Theology III, Part 2. Lectures By: Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. You will culminate the process of learning to think theologically by exploring the Spirit's life-giving work and by investigating the many aspects of our salvation. Throughout the course the Spirit will transform us as we see our part in His grand work. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

TH504 - Integrating Ministry and Theology. Lectures By: 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 key issues in pastoral ministry. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TH501, TH502, TH503. 2 credits. 2 credits or 2 Learning Units.  

TH511 - Survey of Knowing the Triune God. Lectures By: Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. (M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only.) 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. Required for M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only; other degree students enroll in THS 502. Recommended pre- or co-requisite: BL501. 2 credits.

TH512 - Survey of Glorifying the God of Our Salvation. Lectures By: Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. (M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only.) 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. Required for M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only; other degree students enroll in THS 502. Prerequisites: BL501 and TH511. 2 credits.

TH513 - Survey of Living as the Community of the Spirit. Lectures By: Gerry Breshears. (M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only.) 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. Required for M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy students only; other degree students enroll in TH503. Prerequisites: BL501 and TH511. 2 credits.

TH523 - Prayer and Providence. Lectures By: 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.  

TH525 – Christology: The Person of Christ. Lectures By: Bruce A. Ware Ph.D. 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. 

THS 527 – Equipping for Spiritual Warfare. Lectures By: 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.  

TH532 – Highlights of 20th Century Theology. Lectures By: 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.  

 

 

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