Course Schedule

Term Dates: February 11 – May 24

AP 501 Intro to Philosophical Theology

Introduction to Philosophical Theology will examine the relationship between faith and reason and between theology and philosophy. Students will be introduced to the metaphysical and epistemological principles that have shaped the theological grammar of Christian orthodoxy and that continue to have abiding value for the defense of the Christian faith today.

2 Units
Mon Mar 11
6:00PM – 9:00PM

Tues Mar 12, Thur Mar 14, Fri Mar 15
10:00AM – 3:20PM

Wed Mar 13
10:00AM – 4:20PM

Sat Mar 16
9:00AM – 12:00PM

LS-H 503 Hebrew III

An intermediate study of Hebrew grammar for the translation and interpretation of the Old Testament.

3 Units
Feb 12 – Mar 28, April 9 – May 16; Final Exams May 21-22
Tues Wed Thurs
8:00AM – 8:50AM

LS-G 504 Greek IV

An intermediate study of Greek grammar for the translation and interpretation of the New Testament.

2 Units
Feb 12 – Mar 28, April 9 – May 16; Final Exams May 21-22
Tues Wed Thurs
9:00AM – 9:50AM

BS 501 Hermeneutics

This foundational study treats principles of Reformed hermeneutics, history of hermeneutics, sources of hermeneutical principles, canonical structure and hermeneutics, biblical genres and hermeneutics, the Bible’s interpretation of the Bible, biblical theology and hermeneutics, typology, and some contemporary issues.

3 Units
Feb 20 – Feb 21, Mar 6 – Mar 7, Mar 27 – Mar 28,
Apr 17 – Apr 18, Apr 24 – Apr 25
Wed Thurs
Wednesday, 11:00AM – 4:20PM
Thursday, 10:00AM – 3:20PM

OT502 History and Wisdom

An introduction to the historical books and wisdom literature of the Old Testament within their literary and historical context. Emphasis will be placed upon the unfolding biblical theological story of Scripture. Additional emphasis will be placed upon the hermeneutical principals necessary for understanding and application of the text.

3 Units
Apr 1 – Apr 4, Apr 8 – Apr 11
Mon Tues Wed Thurs
10:00AM – 3:20PM
Wednesdays (Chapel Day) 11:00AM – 4:20PM

Term Dates: July 30 – August 28

LS-G 501 Greek I

An elementary study of Greek grammar for the translation and interpretation of the New Testament.

3 Units
July 30 – Aug 22, Final Exam Aug 28
Tues Wed Thurs
8:00AM – 11:45AM

Preaching the Psalms in a Christian Congregation

1 Unit
Aug 22 – 23,
Wed Thurs
8:30AM – 3:45PM

Term Dates: September 3 – December 20

LS-H 501 Hebrew I

An elementary study of Hebrew grammar for the translation and interpretation of the Old Testament.

3 Units
Sept 3 – Dec 5; No class Nov 26 – 29; Final Exams Dec 17 – 20
Tues Wed Thurs
9:00AM – 9:50AM

LS-G 502 Greek II

An elementary study of Greek grammar for the translation and interpretation of the New Testament.

3 Units
Sept 3 – Dec 5; No class Nov 26 – 29; Final Exams Dec 17 – 20
Tues Wed Thurs
8:00AM – 8:50AM

LS-H 602 Hebrew IV

An elementary study of Greek grammar for the translation and interpretation of the New Testament.

2 Units
Sept 3 – Dec 3; Final Exam Dec 11
Tues
10:00AM – 12:00PM

ST 605 Covenant Theology

2 Units
Sept 11 – Sept 13; Oct 2 – 3
Wed Thurs Fri (one hour lunch breaks)
Wed Sept 11, 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Thurs Sept 12, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Fri Sept 13, 8:00AM – 3:00PM
Wed Oct 2, 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Thurs Oct 3, 10:00AM – 4:00PM

CH 501 Ancient Church/Patristics

A study of the Ancient Church, also referred to as the period of the Patristics, or Church Fathers, following the Apostolic age. Here the student will cover roughly the historical period from the close of the 1st century to the close of the 6th century. In the course, through interaction with both primary and secondary material, the student will learn of the doctrine and life of the church in this crucial period of her early formation

3 Units
Sept 6 – 20; Oct 4 – Nov 22; Dec 6 – 13
No class Thanksgiving week
Thurs class except on Sept 19, Oct 18, Nov 14
No Fri class Sept 20, Oct 19, Nov 15)
Thurs or Fri
1:00PM – 4:00PM

ST 501 Prolegomena and Doctrine of the Word

This course treats the nature and purpose of theology and the doctrine of Scripture from a confessionally Reformed perspective. Particular attention is devoted to the proper object, cognitive principles, and ends of theology, the epistemological basis for doing theology, and the unity of theology.

3 Units
Sept 24 – 25; Oct 1, 15 – 16; Nov 5 – 6
Tues Sept 24, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Wed Sept 25, 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Tues Oct 1, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Tues Oct 15, 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Wed Oct 16, 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Tues Nov 5, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Wed Nov 6, 11:00AM – 5:00PM

ST 500 Introduction to Ministerial and Theological Studies

This is a team-taught inter-disciplinary course covering topics such as the Christian life of theology students, intro to internship, library & theological bibliography, writing & grammar, etc. The English Bible Exam will be administered during this course. It will be required for all entering students.

2 Units
Sept 6 – Dec 6
Fri
9:00AM – 11:00AM

PT 500 Theology of Ministry

An introduction to the nature of the Christian ministry, the nature of the call to the ministry, and the requisite gifts and graces for the Christian minister. It also addresses the centrality of the ministry of the word, the biblical and Reformed doctrine of the regulative principle of worship, as well as a wide-range of subjects related to Pastoral Theology from a Reformed Baptist perspective.

2 Units
Sept 3 – 7
Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
Tues – Fri, 3:00PM – 8:00PM
Sat, 8:00AM – 12:00PM

ST 602 Doctrine of God

This course will consider the doctrine of God (theology proper) by examining God’s existence and attributes, his triunity, and his acts of decree, creation, and providence. The contrast between classical Christian theism and its modern alternatives will be given special attention.

3 Units
Sept 20 – 21, Oct 18 –19, Nov 15 – 16
Fri Sat
Fri, 10:00AM – 5:30PM
Sat, 8:00AM – 3:30PM

PT 502 Homiletics I – Preaching and Sermon Prep

After a brief reminder of Dr. Renihan’s description of preaching (PT500), this course will first examine the biblical method, content, and goal of preaching. This will be followed by a method of sermon preparation based upon the integration of sound hermeneutics, exegesis, theology, and Christ-centered application to different kinds of hearers. The expository method will be emphasized

2 Units
Sept 17 – 18, Oct 8 – 9, 22 – 23
Tues Wed
Tues, 1:00PM – 5:00PM
Wed, 8:00AM – 2:00PM (Chapel at 10, and one-hour lunch break in this time)

PT 503 Preaching Practicum

 Students will prepare sermons which will be delivered in a worshipful context for the edification of one another (25-30 minutes taped). These sermons will be critiqued graciously and judiciously in class, followed by a more detailed critique in private by the professor. The purpose is to evaluate the presentations for the guidance of each student concerning his gifts and practice. Emphasis will be placed upon the integration of exegesis and the expository method for pastoral application.

1 Units
Sept 17 – 18, Oct 8 – 9, 22 – 23
Tues Wed
Tues, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Wed, 2:00PM – 4:00PM (5:00PM on Sept 18)

OT 502 Pentateuch

An introduction to the foundational books for all biblical studies within the context of the Ancient Near Eastern background. Emphasis will be placed upon the biblical theological contribution of the Pentateuch as well as the hermeneutical principles necessary for understanding and application of the text.

3 Units
Nov 11 – 14, 18 – 21
Mon Tues Thurs, 10:00AM – 3:30PM
Wed, 11:00AM – 4:30PM (Chapel Day)

Term Dates: January 6 – February 5

LS-H 502 Hebrew II

An elementary study of Hebrew grammar for the translation and interpretation of the Old Testament.

1 Unit
Jan 7 – 30; Final Exams Feb 4 – 5
Tues Wed Thurs
9:00AM – 9:50AM

LS-G 503 Greek III

An intermediate study of Greek grammar for the translation and interpretation of the New Testament.

1 Unit
Jan 7 – 30; Final Exam Feb 4 – 5
Tues Wed Thurs
8:00AM – 8:50AM

PT 604 Missions and Evangelism

The biblical foundations of missions and evangelism will be explored in this course. This includes the theology of missions in the Reformed faith, the question of contextualization in missions, the qualifications for a missionary (both local and international), the role of the local church in missions and evangelism, and the practical application of evangelism through the local church. This will also include an examination of the method of ARBCA and RBMS as a help to the local church to send and oversee its missionary(s).

2 Units
Jan 6 – 11
Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
Mon Jan 6, 6:00PM – 8:30PM
Tues Jan 7, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Wed Jan 8, 11:00AM – 5:00PM
Thurs Jan 9, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Fri Jan 10, 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sat Jan 11, 8:00AM – 10:30AM

Term Dates: February 11 – May 13

LS-H 503 Hebrew III

An intermediate study of Hebrew grammar for the translation and interpretation of the Old Testament.

3 Units
Feb 11 – May 7; Final Exams May 12 – 13
Tues Wed Thurs
Period 1: 8:00AM – 8:50AM

LS-G 504 Greek IV

An intermediate study of Greek grammar for the translation and interpretation of the New Testament.

2 Units
Feb 11 – May 6; Final Exams May 12 – 13
Tues Wed Thurs
Period 1: 9:00AM – 9:50AM