BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament
An introduction to the New Testament, emphasizing its theological, historical, and literary dimensions, as well as modern scholarly approaches to the study of early Christian literature.
BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament
An introduction to the Old Testament, emphasizing its theological, historical, and literary dimensions, as well as contemporary scholarly approaches to the study of the Old Testament.
BLST 230 Pauline Epistles
A survey of each of the Pauline letters with careful attention devoted to central themes and selected passages in Paul's writings.
CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry
An introduction to the ministry of the church in all of its functions: worship, equipping, fellowship, and evangelism. The course includes a study of the structure, leadership, and objectives of the various ministries of the church with special attention given to the role of the laity in all aspects of church ministry.
CM 105 Perspectives in Mission
An introduction to interdisciplinary perspectives on Christian mission. This course introduces the biblical foundations of mission, provides an overview of mission history, examines some of the challenges that flow from the cross-cultural nature of this task, and considers aspects of current thinking on mission strategy.
IDST 200 Interdisciplinary Studies: Modernity and Postmodernity
Drawing upon various disciplines in the liberal arts, this course examines the much discussed cultural shift from modernity to postmodernity. Particular attention is paid to the influence that post-Cartesian philosophies, critical literary theories, and theologies have had on the shaping of contemporary faith and culture.
Note: Students with credit for IDST 250 Studies in Christian World Views may not take this course for credit
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology
An examination of theological, historical, and practical aspects of Christian spirituality.
Note: Students with credit for THEO 112 Spiritual Formation may not take this course for credit.
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology
An introduction to the basic teachings of the Christian faith. This course will introduce the nature, methods, and importance of theological study, and will survey Christian teachings concerning God, revelation and Scripture, creation and fall, humanity, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and the Christian hope.
YM 220 Camps, Retreats and Short-Term Mission Trips
An examination of best practices, strategies, and theory related to camp ministry.