COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

Advanced Restoration History (282) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) A study of the problems and progress of the Restoration Movement in the twentieth century will be made. Principal characters involved will be studied.

Between the Testaments (220) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This course examines the approximately four hundred year history between Malachi and John the Baptist. Special emphasis will be given to elements of that time period that fulfilled prophetic prediction, that aid in understanding the synagogue and political situation in first central Israel, and that helps to better appreciate the “fullness of time” (Gal. 4:4).

Bible Geography and Archaeology (229) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a detailed study of Bible lands. A knowledge of the geography and topography of these countries adds vividness and reality to the historic narrative of the Bible. Special emphasis will be given to these lands as related to events recorded in the Bible. Attention will also be directed to archaeology as various places are studied.

Bible Study Resources (288) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) An introductory course in the use of Bible resource materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, concordances, atlases, periodicals, etc. to enhance a person’s study of the Bible.

Book of Acts (118) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is sometimes taught in conjunction with the Life of Christ 117. The Acts of the Apostles will be the text. Together these give a comprehensive view of the life of Jesus and history of the early church.

Character Studies in Scripture (160)

This class will study prominent characters in the Bible from the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian ages. Emphasis will be placed on the practical lessons each of the characters studied gives Christians today.

Christian Evidences (244) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This class is designed to prove that Christianity is the one true religion approved by God. It will be shown that man can arrive at truth, that he can know that God exists, that the Bible is the inspired word of God, and that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God. The class will be designed to answer objections to the above affirmation, to point out religious error, to defend the faith, and above all to strengthen the faith of all.

Church Discipline (258) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a study of the discipline of God’s people. Preventative measures will be stressed along with how to proceed with the unfaithful in the church.

Church History (General) (241) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours ) The purpose of this course is to give a general summary of the history of the church to modern times. This semester will deal with the decline of the Medieval church, the Conciliar period, the Renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation and the rise of modern denominationalism.

Church History (Restoration) (242) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This study will focus on the Restoration Movement of the late 18th through 20tthcenturies. Principles

resulting in a restored New Testament church are emphasized.

Church Leadership (257) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This study will examine the qualifications and duties of elders and deacons, but will also place major emphasis on characteristics of church leaders in general.

Computers and Churches (290) (3 hours per week —48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This class is designed to acquaint preachers and churches with the potential provided them by computers. This class will give word processing instruction and emphasize the use of the Logos Bible software.

Cults (252) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a study of the doctrines of the major cults. The student will be instructed in methods of refuting such from the Scriptures.

Daniel (114) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a textual study of this great prophetic book. A study of the prophet Daniel, his setting in Israel’s history, and the historical fulfillment of his prophecies will be made in light of contemporary attacks against the authenticity of this book.

Debates (267) (3 hours per week —48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) A detailed study of numerous debates will be made. The student will learn methods of debating. Doctrines will be studied in order to determine strengths and weaknesses of the arguments presented.

Denominational Dogmas I (131) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This is a study of the religious doctrines being taught by the denominations in “Christendom.” The goal is to compare these with the teaching of the Bible so that the students may better understand the denominational world.

Denominational Dogmas II (232) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) A continuation of doctrinal studies as described in course 131.

Difficult Texts of the New Testament (274) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a sequence to the course 273 in the Old Testament with an examination of difficult passages in the New Testament.

Difficult Texts of the Old Testament (273) (3 hours per week —48 class hours) A study will be made of difficult texts of the Old Testament. Diverse interpretations will be studied in an effort to establish what the Bible teaches in the passage under consideration.

Educational Program of the Church (130) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This course deals with the church as an educational institution. Specific information on how to teach or how to direct the teaching program will be given.

English Grammar (124) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a course in the basics of English. The English sentence is to be studied in all its parts. Accurate sentence structure will be stressed. Special emphasis will be given to areas where most grammatical errors occur.

English Composition (125) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a continuation of English 124, with emphasis given on writing research papers.

Eschatology (276) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is an examination of the doctrine of last things. Such items as the rapture, man of sin and antichrist, the great tribulation, and the millennium will be studied.

Ethics (285) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This study has to do with the Christian’s Biblical base for behavior as he faces contemporary issues in the world. Great emphasis will be placed upon the fact that without the Bible there is no objective or authoritative basis for moral and value judgements.

Ezekiel (112) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a detailed study of this Old Testament book. Special attention will be given to the times and conditions of God’s people during this period.

Ezekiel and Daniel (214) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) Special studies of these books are made with special emphasis on the text and the historical setting of the prophets. Special attention will be given to these in view of the many false claims made by some interpreters.

Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther (215) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week— 40 class hours) These books are studied from the text of the Bible. The student is led to see how the people of God were treated in captivity. Lessons of faith are learned from those who did God’s will under difficult circumstances.

Field Work (298) (up to 3 hours per week—48 class hours) Occasionally, evangelistic campaigns are conducted by students. In these school approved campaigns students can earn credit as they make practical application of classroom studies.

First Corinthians (138) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a textual study of this great letter that deals with church problems. The class will focus on the God-inspired solutions and give practical information on how to Scripturally deal with problems in the local church and how to keep them from developing.

First and Second Corinthians (135) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) A textual study is made of these two letters. The purpose is to see how principles were applied to the problems of this church that we might be better able to resolve problems in the church today.

First and Second Thessalonians (237) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) A textual study of these books will be made.

First and Second Thessalonians and Galatians (137) (3 hours per week— 48 class hours) This class will be a textual study of these three epistles of Paul. From the Thessalonians epistles, emphasis will be given to mistaken ideas versus the truth about the Second Coming of Christ at the end of time. From Galatians, emphasis will be upon the difference between Christianity and Paul’s true apostleship versus the Law of Moses and the Judaizer’s claims about Paul.

First and Second Timothy and Titus (238) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) A textual study of these letters will be made with a desire to understand better the role of a preacher.

General Epistles (249) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) The books of James, First and Second Peter, First, Second, and Third John, and Jude will be studied.

Genesis (101) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a textual study of this profound book of beginnings. This study will include emphasis on creation and Christian evidences along with detail on the lives of the major patriarchs.

Genesis and Exodus (109) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) A careful study is given to these books. Attention will be directed to their origins. Examples of obedience will be studied, that application to present day situations may be made.

God’s Prophetic Word (247) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) In this course the Bible is discussed as a whole. It is also divided into special topics aimed at knowing the development of God’s plan throughout the ages and the consummation of the plan

in the Lord’s church.

Gospel of John (227) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) The Gospel of John will be studied from the text of the Bible. The peculiar approach made in this book will be noted as it differs from the first three books of the life of Christ.

Gospel of Luke (286) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a textual study of the Gospel and may be studied in conjunction with the Book of Acts.

Gospel of Matthew (289) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This will be a detailed study of the Gospel of Matthew with a special interest given to how this document sets forth evidence that Jesus was the Messiah, Christ foretold in the Old Testament.

Greek I (222) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be an introductory course in the Greek of the New Testament. Time will be spent in vocabulary drills and elementary syntax.

Greek II (223) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a continuation of course 222 that will include a study of forms and the ability to read and translate certain passages. It will be a valuable course for any who study the New Testament in depth.

Greek III (271) (2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This class is offered for those who have had Greek 222 and 223. Reading will be in the Greek New Testament.

Greek IV (272) (2½ hours per week—40 class hours) A continuation of course 271.

Hebrews (210) (3 hours per week–-48 class hours) This class will be a textual study of this monumental epistle, with special attention given to the author’s emphasis of how the new covenant is so much superior to the old covenant.

Hebrews and Galatians (243) (3 hours per week— 48 hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This will be study of both books, and will show how the Gospel is to be distinguished from the Law of Moses.

Hermeneutics (100) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This deals with the science of interpretation, especially the figurative language found in the Bible. This course is of great value in showing how better to study the Bible.

Holy Spirit (250) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week‒‒40 class hours) A study will be made of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, the prophecy concerning His work in the New Testament and its fulfillment. Current positions relative to the Holy Spirit will be examined.

Homiletics (283) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) An advanced course in the art of preaching; special services such as meetings, funerals, weddings, debates, etc. will be considered.

Interpretive Reading (163) (2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This is a study of techniques in expressive reading: Inflection, Projection, Pronunciation, and Articulation, centered around oral interpretation of Old and New Testament scriptures.

Introduction to the New Testament (221) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a course in general introduction. A study will be made of the canon and text

of the New Testament. A special emphasis will be placed on study of inspiration and integrity of the New Testament books.

Introduction to the Old Testament (279) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a course in general introduction to the books of the Old Testament.

Isaiah (281) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) In a textual study of the words of this great prophet, special attention will be given to the Messianic message of the book. Fulfillment of prophecies will be studied as evidence for the inspiration and integrity of the Bible.

Isaiah and Jeremiah (113) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a detailed study of these Old Testament books. Special attention will be given to the times and conditions of God’s people during this period.

Isaiah and Micah (111) (2½ hours per week—40 class hours) A study is made of these books with special notice being given to the condition of the nations, warnings, and prophecies of the Babylonian captivity and return. Messianic prophecies will also be considered.

Jeremiah (251) (3 hours per week — 48 class hours) This will be a detailed study of this Old Testament book. Special attention will be given to the times and conditions of God’s people during this period.

Jesus and Controversy (277) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) A detailed study of the teaching of Christ will be made. Special attention will be to consider how He met those who opposed Him.

Jesus the Master Teacher (284) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) The methods and techniques of Jesus as a teacher will be studied.

John: His Gospel and Epistles (294) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) The Gospel of John and his Epistles will be studied from the text of the Bible. These writings will be examined as an apologetic against Docetic and early Gnostic teaching with a view to answering the errors surfacing in our culture with regard to discoveries of ancient Gnostic texts. Attention will also be given to ancient Gnosticism’s effects on Catholic and Calvinistic teachings on the flesh and their ensuing effect on present religious culture.

Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy (110) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) A careful study of these books will be made. Special emphasis will be given in a study of the priesthood. Attention will be given to the laws throughout the study of the Pentateuch. Principles will be noticed, that present–day lessons may be learned.

Life of Christ (117) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a study of the Gospels. Attention is given to a harmony of the Gospels and a chronological arrangement of the events in the life of Christ. Special attention into the moral and doctrinal teachings of Christ.

Life of Paul (262) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) Paul, that universal person, commissioned with the universal gospel—what blessings await the diligent study of the life of this great apostle. Paul, born of Jewish parents and a Roman citizen; reared in the culture of the Greek and in the most strict sect of first century Judaism—Paul, more than any other first century person, represents what Christian fidelity demands. To understand the life of Paul is to understand Christianity, and this will be the goal of this study.

Logic (270) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) Basic principles of deductive and inductive logic will be studied. An effort will be made to help the student make proper application of the scriptures to life.

Major Prophets (245) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This study will survey the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. The chief work of each will be noted.

Marriage and the Family (254) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a study of what constitutes scriptural marriage and the problems that break up the home.

In this course study will be made of current problems that now threaten the family.

Minor Prophets (246) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This will be a survey course of the minor prophets. The chief

contribution of each will be sought that practical applications may be made.

Miracles and Parables (116) (3 hours per week—48 class hours. Note: This is also a class that may be taught 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This is a study of the miracles by Christ and the teaching of His parables. These will be carefully studied for proper interpretation and application.

Missions I (255) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This course is designed to help the student see the need of missionaries in various places. The student will be challenged to examine himself in view of the particular needs of a missionary. We hope it will also motivate many to become better evangelists.

Missions II (256) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) A continuation of 255. Detail will be given to the everyday work of the missionary. Many of the problems peculiar to his work will be studied.

Music for Song Leading (133) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a study of the fundamentals of singing in worship. Time will be spent in learning and executing basic principles of singing.

The student will learn how to conduct congregational singing and build a foundation for reading music.

New Testament Church (151) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This study of the church includes the prophesies that foretold it, its establishment, and its early history, as well as the worship and organization of the church. A look at some of the doctrinal problems that have confronted the church through the ages will be made.

Old Testament History (239) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) The books from Joshua through Second Kings will be studied, with the aim being to familiarize the student with the history of Israel from the point of the conquest of Canaan through the reign of the kings and the period of captivity.

Pentateuch (164) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours). A careful overview is given of the Pentateuch, calling attention to principles that present-day lessons may be learned.

Personal Evangelism (120) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a practical study of various techniques in doing personal evangelism. Time will be spent in learning basic facts to be presented and the best methods for given situations. Practice sessions will be conducted from time to time.

Practical Work of the Church (106) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This study deals with qualifications and work of elders and deacons. The preacher and his work

will also be given some attention.

Preacher and His Work I (107) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This semester more time will be given to daily work of the local preacher. Attention will be given to the local congregation and the special problems that face the preacher in that setting.

Preacher and His Work II (108) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a continuation of course number 107.

Preparation and Delivery of Sermons (203) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This study is sometimes called “homiletics.” Sermon outlining will be studied. Effective presentation of various types of sermons will be studied and practiced. The basic speech course may be taken before enrolling in this class.

Prison Epistles (Eph., Phil., Col. and Phile.) (136) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a textual study of these books.

Psalms I (268) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) The Psalms are classified and studied with particular emphasis on their content, literary beauty, style, and Messianic import.

Psalms II (269) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) A continuation of 268.

Psychology of Counseling (253) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a study of the basic concepts and techniques of counseling. Preachers are faced with many problems in local work. For the most part they are not prepared to give sound advice. This course is designed to offer some suggestions in this respect.

Revelation (259) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) A textual study will be made along with the different approaches to the book. Dates for writing will be examined.

Romans (261) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This will be a textual study of this great epistle. The student is to see how the gospel is emphasized as the means of salvation.

Scheme of Redemption (119) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a study of God’s plan for man and will be used as a factual study in preparing for personal work.

Sermon on the Mount (280) (3 hours per week—48 hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This will be a detailed study of the Sermon on the Mount. Lessons will be taught from the principles set forth in Matthew 5 through 7.

Sermon Outlines I (104) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) Sermons will be studied with attention given to both the content and the presentation. A number of themes will be considered and some current issues will be examined.

Sermon Outlines II (105) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This is a continuation of course number 104.

Special Problems and Issues (278) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) The church has always had problems. Time will be spent in the study of problems that existed in the early church as well as problems faced by the church today. Biblical solutions will be sought in each case.

Speech (102) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) In this study the fundamentals of public speaking will be reviewed. Practice sessions will be conducted that the student might master the art of speaking and attention will be given to voice improvement, articulation, and pronunciation.

Survey of the New Testament (240) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) A survey of the New Testament will be made. A review of the life of Christ, history of the first century church, and major doctrines in the epistles will be considered.

Survey of the Old Testament (260) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This is a survey of the thirty-nine books of the Old Testament. Our aim is to acquaint the student with the writers and general contents of each book.

Systematic Theology (266) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This course seeks to give a good understanding of the topics of God, Christ, Man, the world, redemption, eschatology, et al.

Topical Studies (134) (3 hours per week—48 class hours) This study will be in outline form of various Bible topics that need special consideration.

Wisdom Literature (248) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) This is a textual study of Job, Ecclesiastes, Proverbs, Song of Solomon.

World Religions (275) (3 hours per week—48 class hours or 2½ hours per week—40 class hours) In order to understand mankind, one needs to understand his religion. This course will examine some of the major religions. Missionaries especially will profit from this study. Each religion will be reviewed by the teaching of the Bible.