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Gary McIntosh (Talbot Seminary)
This course provides a study of biblical and contemporary principles and procedures of growing and multiplying churches in the 21st century. Included in the study will be a look at appropriate strategies for bringing about growth and change in a local church. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the major movements that have impacted the church in North America over the last half-centurey, with appropriate application to the student's local church.
June 3-7 (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday)
TH510 Dispensationalism (2 credits: Resident and Online)* Mark Farnham (Calvary Baptist Seminary)
This course considers the system of interpretation known as dispensationalism. Several aspects are addressed: the historical development of the dispensational system; a dispensational interpretation of sacred history; the relationship of covenants to dispensations; the hermeneutics of dispensationalism as they relate to pretribulational and premillennial eschatology; the relationship of law and grace; and major events that unfold in particular dispensations. June 10-14 (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm Monday-Friday)
NT601 Matthew (2 credits: Resident and Online) Doug Finkbeiner (Calvary Baptist Seminary)
This course is concerned with the interpretation and communication of the Gospel of Matthew. The primary focus is upon interpretation. Concerning interpretation, the class discusses both introductory issues (genre, structure, theology) and expositional issues. The exposition is sensitive to both vertical analysis (Matthew's development) as well as horizontal analysis (comparisons between the gospels). Background material is also emphasized. Concerning communication, the class discusses the ramifications of Christ-centered, genre-sensitive, and audience-sensitive preaching.
June 17-21 (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm Monday-Friday)
NT711 Greek Exegesis--Philippians (2 credits: Resident only) David Alan Black (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)
This course is a study of Paul's epistle to the Philippians in the original language. It emphasizes the message, thought development, background, and theology of the book. There is a special emphasis on tracing the argument from the Greek text. Prerequisite: NT501
June 24-28 (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm Monday-Friday)
OT510 Old Testament Backgrounds (2 credits: Resident and Online) Jack Klem (Clearwater Christian College)
An introduction to and study of the linguistic, literary, and cultural background of the Old Testament. Areas of interest include the history of God's chosen nation, Old Testament chronology, neighboring ANE societies and cultures, and Old Testament social and religious institutitons (e.g. priesthood). Biblical archaeological and historical records are utilized.
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