This course is designed to address issues in the following areas of theology: eschatology, ecclesiology, and theology proper (Trinity). We will be addressing various issues within each of these areas at the professor’s discretion and identifying which ones, and to what extent, they have had, or are having, within the Churches of Christ.
- Teacher: Arthur Puente
This course is designed to investigate Christian evidences beyond the historical evidences of Christ and the early church. The course will include an overview of the nature of Christian apologetics, Archeology and the Bible, the evidences of intelligent design and the Creator from the sciences, and the use of Christian evidences in postmodern generations. This course is certainly not a complete review or compilation of all evidences within these areas, but is designed to open some doors of investigation by presenting some evidences and reviewing beginning materials. Overall, the intention of this course is to provide further confidence in the Word of God from a scientific point of view.
The course is being overhauled currently, so do not purchase books until notified.
- Teacher: Kirt Martin
This will be a three hour Master’s level course to see how Paul, by inspiration, presents the centrality of Christ and the glory of His church. This thematic study will be anchored in the text of Ephesians.
- Teacher: Rudy Wray
In the book of Acts, we see missional is what the church was, not what they went to do or practice from time to time. Thus, “mission” shifts from naming a function of the church to describing its essential nature. Remember the literal meaning of the Great Commission is, “As you are going in your world, make disciple” (Matthew 28:18-20). This is the missional lifestyle, which is what we see exemplified in Acts: Going and sharing the Gospel.
Each assignment in this course is designed to contribute to enhancing and expanding your knowledge and skills as a minister to lead the church in a missional way as exemplified in Acts.
- Teacher: Rudy Wray
This three-hour graduate-level course will focus on Hermeneutics: The branch of knowledge that deals with techniques of interpreting and applying ancient writings (specifically the Bible) to today.
- Teacher: Thomas C.L. Thomas
“Spiritual Warfare” is a topic that is frequently mentioned in churches, but seldom seriously examined. It is one of those subjects that lead us into uncomfortable territory. Our aim is typically to find concrete answers in the scriptures in order to dispel confusion and map a safe and well-defined course for Christian living. We want desperately to know, not to wonder. Spiritual Warfare often leaves us with more questions as we search for those concrete answers.
Yet we must study and understand the spiritual war. The Bible tells us that we fight these battles every day. We are soldiers of the cross, and called to fight for a short “tour of duty” while here on earth. We must refocus our minds again to the battle at hand, and open our eyes to what is happening in our world, and the other world, the Spiritual World, which affects everything we see. In this way, our very perspective on life will change.
This course will explore what the Bible says about the Devil, angels, demons, the Holy Spirit and other topics of the spiritual world which are often overlooked.
- Teacher: Kerry Williams