The Bible as Story

This entry-level course is designed to demonstrate the importance and relevance of the whole Bible for today. For many, it is a mystery how the Old Testament is related to the New Testament. Some think the former is a source of unrelated devotional stories, laws and prophecies. In truth, the two testaments are the complete…

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World Religions

Distance Education Course: World Religions examines major world religions, modern trends and the impact of spirituality Course Description: Participants in this course will develop a broad, basic knowledge of the main world religions with special focus applied to Christianity, Islam and Judaism. This course will also afford students an overview of Buddhism, Hinduism and Shinto. The underlying…

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Wisdom Literature (Old Testament)

Distance Education Course: Poetic Old Testament wisdom literature is a relevant anecdote for modern predicaments. Course Description: The Old Testament contains some of the most poetic and well-written wisdom literature of the entire Bible. With King Solomon’s writings as the background, this course will take the student on a journey on the meaning of wisdom, examples of…

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Pentateuch (Old Testament)

Distance Education Course: Examine the Pentateuch for authorship, purpose and unity with a focus on analysis of message and theme. Course Description: This course will engage the student in a study and examination of the Pentateuch in light of questions relating to structure, documentary hypothesis and major themes. Some of the major themes such as Creation of…

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Pastoral Letters (New Testament)

Distance Education Course: Paul’s pastoral instruction to first century leaders directs contemporary leaders through the pastoral letters. Course Description: This course examines Paul’s letters to discover his thoughts and strategies for dealing with issues that arose in those churches at that time. Themes in this course examine Paul’s timely advice to church leaders of the day with…

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Old Testament Prophets (Old Testament)

Distance Education Course: A selected study of the background and theological themes of Biblical messengers with an application to notions of contemporary prophetic ministries. Course Description: Old Testament Prophets is a selected study of the background and theological themes God’s messengers and their prophecies from the 9th through the 5th Century B.C.. These social reformers addressed the…

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Nehemiah: The Marks of a Christian Leader (Old Testament)

Distance Education Course: The life and times of Nehemiah provide the basis for study in this introductory leadership course. Course Description: The IBOLT course Nehemiah is based on Christian leadership insight and principles as evidenced by this remarkable Old Testament leader. TheNew American Commentary on Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther by Mervin Breneman is used by both…

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Gospels (New Testament)

Distance Education Course: The Synoptic Gospels provide four vivid and reliable expressions of the life and ministry of Christ Course Description: The words, works, life, death and redemptive work of Christ are captured for all people to engage. The Synoptic Gospels are an expression of the stance of Almighty God as He engages the transformational…

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Galatians: Law, Grace and the Church (New Testament)

Distance Education Course: Freedom from bondage, legalism and lawlessness are studied from the New Testament epistle of Galatians. Course Description: For many followers of Christ, true freedom may be one of the most sought after, and yet least attained goals in life. This course will take an in-depth look at the New Testament book of Galatians so…

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