Bible & Theology

B100 Supervised Ministry - 1 hour each. The purpose of these options is to allow concentrated Bible Study as an elective. A staff member will supervise a minimum of 30 clock hours of study. The student will propose the study and present it in an initial interview. There will be a midterm review and final assessment. The student is to document time and study through a diary/journal and present a short article for possible publication based on the study.

B111 Old Testament Doctrine and Survey I - 3 hours. (click for Distance Learning) A reading survey of the Pentateuch and the books of history.

B112 Old Testament Doctrine and Survey II - 3 hours. (click for Distance Learning) A reading survey of the books of poetry and the prophets.

B113 New Testament Doctrine and Survey I - 3 hours. A survey of the Gospels against their backgrounds with attention to the characteristics of each Gospel, the harmonistic account of the life of Christ, and His teachings.

B114 New Testament Doctrine and Survey II - 3 hours. A reading survey of Acts, the letters, and Revelation against their backgrounds with attention to the theme, outline, and major doctrines of each book.

B161 Basic Bible Doctrine - 2 hours. A survey of the fundamental doctrines of the Bible with emphasis on the distinctive doctrines of the Church of God.

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B200 Supervised Ministry - 1 hour each. The purpose of these options is to allow concentrated Bible Study as an elective. A staff member will supervise a minimum of 30 clock hours of study. The student will propose the study and present it in an initial interview. There will be a midterm review and final assessment. The student is to document time and study through a diary/journal and present a short article for possible publication based on the study.

B211 The Bible World Visualized - 2 hours. A study of the lands of the Middle East and southern Europe . (This course may be used to meet General Education course requirements.)

B221 Pentateuch - 2 hours.  A study of the background, introduction, and theological content of the first Old Testament division. Presents an introduction to the literature and methods of Old Testament studies. Detailed exposition of the books Genesis through Deuteronomy.

B222 History and Major Prophets - 2 hours.  A detailed survey of the prophets against the backgrounds provided by the history books. The course includes an outline of background history and Bible history by periods. As much as possible, there will be a chapter by chapter exposition of the various books. This course builds upon the previous course in Old Testament Doctrine and Survey.

B224 History and Major Prophets - 2 hours. This is a detailed review of the Minor Prophets in light of the historical and cultural situations they lived in. As much as possible, there will be a chapter by chapter exposition of the various books. This course generally follows Old Testament Doctrine and Survey.

B242 Gospel of John - 2 hours.  This unique Gospel is examined in light of its cultural milieu. We also consider the errors which John combated in writing it. Its unusual language requires an intensive consideration of its theology of Jesus as Son of God.

B244 Romans - 2 hours.  Paul’s theological treatise on justification is examined in careful detail. Consideration is given to the roles of both Israel and the church, and an understanding of how Paul’s message was to bring them together in Christ.

B271 Systematic Theology I - 3 hours.  Three approaches to the study of theology are included in this term: biblical theology, systematic theology, and historical theology. Various theological topics are approached using these models in coming to understand the topics.

B272 Systematic Theology II - 3 hours.  In this second course further approaches to the study of theology are considered, including dogmatic theology and contemporary theology. Various theological topics are considered from each approach in an attempt to learn the strengths and weaknesses of each approach.

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B300 Supervised Ministry - 1 hour each. The purpose of these options is to allow concentrated Bible Study as an elective. A staff member will supervise a minimum of 30 clock hours of study. The student will propose the study and present it in an initial interview. There will be a midterm review and final assessment. The student is to document time and study through a diary/journal and present a short article for possible publication based on the study.

B323 Old Testament Poetry - 2 hours. The poetic books are studied for their devotional and doctrinal value.

B324 Isaiah - 2 hours. Detailed study of the doctrinal and prophetic truth of this major prophet.

B332 Leviticus and Hebrews — 2 hours. An in-depth study of Leviticus and Hebrews with a special emphasis on Christ as fulfillment of the Old Covenant.

B333 Daniel and Revelation - 2 hours. A study of the prophetic interpretation of these apocalyptic books, with emphasis on their teaching of Christ’s second coming, His millennial reign, and God’s eternal kingdom on earth.

B334 Difficult Texts — 2 hours. A detailed examination of texts presenting unusual difficulty for the Church of God and students of the Bible in general.

B342 Acts - 2 hours. A study of the geography of the Middle East theology, important people, miracles, and the church in Acts.

B343 Pauline Epistles - 2 hours. A survey study of the early church, its prominent leaders, doctrinal teachings, and the spread of Christianity with special emphasis on Paul's missionary journeys.

B344 1st and 2nd Corinthians - 3 hours. A detailed study of a troubled church exhibiting concerns common to many modern churches.

B345 Non-Pauline Epistles - 2 hours. An overview of the non-Pauline section of the New Testament and a detailed exposition of the letters by Peter, Jude, and John.

B346 Pauline Epistles - 2 hours. A primary focus on the letters of Galatians through Hebrews.

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B400 Supervised Ministry - 1 hour each. The purpose of these options is to allow concentrated Bible Study as an elective. A staff member will supervise a minimum of 30 clock hours of study. The student will propose the study and present it in an initial interview. There will be a midterm review and final assessment. The student is to document time and study through a diary/journal and present a short article for possible publication based on the study.

B420K Introduction to the Abrahamic Faith (Korean) - 5 hours.

B441 Synoptic Gospels - 3 hours. A critical examination of the first three Gospels in light of the Synoptic problem and in terms of their individual literary designs.

Additional opportunities: Students may desire to include additional biblical and theological courses in their programs. This may be done through correspondence courses, transfer courses from other institutions, modular video courses, and independent directed studies.

Directed Study - 1-6 hours. Investigative study on selected problems by students with particular needs.

These courses are generally assigned as 199, 299, 399, 499 (Freshman - Senior level or work.)

Selected Topic - 1-3 hours. A study of a topic and/or issue not adequately covered in another course.