Bi 105: Old Testament Messages
A study of the unfolding theme of the Bible as it is revealed through the messages of the Pentateuch and the history, poetry and prophecy books of the Old Testament. Emphases include creation, the relationship of the legal material to Christians and the practical application of the messages of these 39 books to the Christian life.
Bi 109: New Testament Messages
The unfolding theme of the Bible as it is revealed through the messages of the New Testament books, with continued emphasis on the practical application of the central themes of the inspired writers to the Christian life.
Bi 210: Bible Geography
Study of selected biblical passages in light of the historical geography and background of the biblical lands.
Bi 215: Bible Prophecy
An examination of the great covenantal promises God made to the patriarchs, developed by the Old Testament prophets and culminated in Christ in the eschatological portions of the New Testament.
Bi 220: The Life & Ministry of Christ
A survey covering various perspectives on Christ's life and ministry including such topics as His presentation in the four Gospels, His role in the overarching storyline of salvation, His teachings, the environment in which He ministered, and an apologetic study of His claim to be the prophesied Messiah.
Bi 225: Life & Ministry of Paul
A study of the life of the apostle Paul, integrating his major teachings into a chronology of his life and times.
Bi 230: Hermeneutics
A study of the principles of Bible interpretation, including the history of interpretation; historical, grammatical, literary, theological interpretation; issues related to the various kinds of biblical material (narrative, wisdom, prophetic, didactic); figures of speech, types, etc.; Covenant Theology and Dispensational Theology.
Prerequisites: Bi 109, Bi 105.
Bi 301: Christian Doctrines
A biblical approach to the study of the main doctrines of the Christian faith, stressing the beliefs held in common by all fundamental Christians: Scripture, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and Angels (including Satan). Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life.
Bi 302: Christian Doctrines
A biblical approach to the study of the main doctrines of the Christian faith, stressing the beliefs held in common by all fundamental Christians: Man, Sin, Salvation, the Church and Eschatology. Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life.
Bi 310: Biblical Church Ministry
An introduction to the components of a biblical church ministry from the perspective of participating laymen. It examines the biblical definition, Master, mission, purposes, responsibilities, ministers and mindset of the church. Students will develop an understanding of how to serve effectively in a local church.
Bi 325: Modern Cults
An examination, in the light of the Word of God, of the doctrines and practices of modern cults.
Bi 330: The Biblical Role of Women
A study of the biblical passages that reveal God's role for women in the home, the church and society in general, along with explanation of how evangelical feminists either disregard or misinterpret these passages in order to support their feminist agenda.
Bi 335: Women in the Bible
A study of various female Bible characters, examining their relationships with God and others, character qualities, ministries, and successes and failures in living out God's prescribed role for them as women.
Bi 340: Studies in the Pentateuch
A pattern for a God-centered worldview in five complementary portraits of the person of God. Discussion will include God's sovereignty over His creation, His covenantal faithfulness in redeeming man for service, His desire for fellowship with man through holiness, His wise and caring leadership of His people and His unique position as the only proper object of man's devotion.
Bi 350: Studies in Old Testament Poetry
Interpretation and practical application of the poetic portions of the Old Testament, with emphasis on the Poetic Books: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon.
Bi 360: Studies in the Prophets
A study of the prophets as preachers of righteousness speaking to their contemporaries and the application of their message to us. Prerequisite: Bi 105.
Bi 370: Studies in the Pauline Letters
The messages of Paul's letters to 1st-century believers and their theological and practical value for a 21st-century Christian.
Bi 380: Studies in the General Epistles
A study of the messages of the non-Pauline Epistles written to 1st-century believers and their theological and practical value for a 21st-century Christian.
Bi 401: Bible Doctrines
Study of the biblical teaching concerning Scripture, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and Angels (including Satan). Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life. Prerequisite: Bi 230.
Bi 402: Bible Doctrines
Study of the biblical teaching concerning Man, Sin, Salvation, the Church and Eschatology. Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life. Particular attention is given to timely doctrinal questions. Prerequisite: Bi 230.
Bi 415: Incarnation & the Humanities
A study of the incarnational narrative at the center of historic Christian orthodoxy together with an analysis of how the incarnation shapes a Christian philosophy of aesthetics and the humanities. Special attention is given to the art narratives of theatre, photography and film.
Bi 420: Current Church Issues
This course examines both internal and external issues that affect corporate worship. Topics include music, worship, art, drama, media and technology.
Bi 430: Foundations for Biblical Lifestyle
This class discusses issues of godly Christian living to prepare senior students to assume their adult responsibilities in the Christian home, the church and the community.
Bi 490: Teaching Bible Principles
A practical study designed to provide guidelines for the effective integration of biblical principles into the teaching of various subjects.
Bi 495: Near East Studies
Study tour of Bible lands. Lectures, reading and papers accompanied by visits to the scenes of the main events of the Old and New Testaments. The student may specialize in Asia Minor or Palestine.
Bi 499: Apologetics & Worldview
An analysis and defense of the Christian worldview, together with an analysis and refutation of secular and religious alternative worldviews. The course will equip students to defend the core biblical doctrines and refute spurious philosophical, historical, archeological and scientific claims against the Bible. The course presents a brief history of the Apologetics discipline and important Christian thinkers. The course addresses significant historical and contemporary thinkers and their objections to biblical Christianity. Prerequisites: Bi 301 or Bi 401 Prerequisite, Bi 302 or Bi 402 Prerequisite.
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