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Bi 105: Old Testament Messages 1 credit

A study of the unfolding theme of the Bible as it is revealed through the messages of the Pentateuch and the history, poetry and prophecy books of the Old Testament. Emphases include creation, the relationship of the legal material to Christians and the practical application of the messages of these 39 books to the Christian life.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH10:00–10:50AL303

Bi 109: New Testament Messages 1 credit

The unfolding theme of the Bible as it is revealed through the messages of the New Testament books, with continued emphasis on the practical application of the central themes of the inspired writers to the Christian life.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW8:00–8:50LEC B
2TTH10:00–10:50SH
3TTH1:00–1:50LEC A

Bi 210: Bible Geography 2 credits

Study of selected biblical passages in light of the historical geography and background of the biblical lands.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Bi 230: Hermeneutics 3 credits

A study of the principles of Bible interpretation, including the history of interpretation; historical, grammatical, literary, theological interpretation; issues related to the various kinds of biblical material (narrative, wisdom, prophetic, didactic); figures of speech, types, etc.; Covenant Theology and Dispensational Theology. Resident schedule includes corequisite lecture class.

Prerequisites: Bi 109, Bi 105.

Sec Days Time Room
1TH1:00–1:50AL116
2TH10:00–10:50AL314
3TH12:00–12:50AL116
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Bi 240: Applied Christian Thought 3 credits

A survey of biblical doctrine applied to current apologetic and worldview issues.

Prerequisites: Bi 109, Bi 105.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL309
2TTH9:35–10:50AL311

Bi 290: Hermeneutics Lecture 0 credits

Resident schedule includes Bi 230 discussion class and lecture.

Corequisite: Bi 230.

Sec Days Time Room
1MW1:00–1:50SH
2TTH8:00–8:50LEC A
3TTH3:00–3:50LEC A

Bi 325: Modern Cults 3 credits

An examination, in the light of the Word of God, of the doctrines and practices of modern cults.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL307

Bi 330: The Biblical Role of Women 3 credits

A study of the biblical passages that reveal God's role for women in the home, the church and society in general, along with explanation of how evangelical feminists either disregard or misinterpret these passages in order to support their feminist agenda.

Sec Days Time Room
1 InfoMWF2:00–2:50AL313
2 InfoMWF1:00–1:50AL313

Bi 335: Women in the Bible 3 credits

A study of various female Bible characters, examining their relationships with God and others, character qualities, ministries, and successes and failures in living out God's prescribed role for them as women.

Sec Days Time Room
1 InfoMWF12:00–12:50AL102

Bi 350: Bible Doctrines 3 credits

Study of the biblical teaching concerning Scripture, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and angels (including Satan). Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life.

Prerequisite: Bi 230.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF12:00–12:50LEC A
2TTH1:00–2:15AL112

Bi 360: Bible Doctrines 3 credits

Study of the biblical teaching concerning man, sin, salvation, the church and eschatology. Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life. Particular attention is given to timely doctrinal questions.

Prerequisite: Bi 230.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF8:00–8:50AL308
2MWF9:00–9:50AL311
3MWF10:00–10:50LEC A
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Bi 415: Incarnation & the Humanities 3 credits

A study of the incarnational narrative at the center of historic Christian orthodoxy together with an analysis of how the incarnation shapes a Christian philosophy of aesthetics and the humanities. Special attention is given to the art narratives of theatre, photography and film.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Bi 430: Foundations for Biblical Lifestyle 2 credits

This class discusses issues of godly Christian living to prepare senior students to assume their adult responsibilities in the Christian home, the church and the community.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH2:00–2:50AL311

Bi 480: Biblical Studies Seminar 3 credits

A senior capstone course required for all students majoring in Biblical Studies. The course will explore the connection between biblical truths and select current issues. Students will complete a research project culminating in a formal paper and presentation about a specific topic in biblical studies.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Bi 495: Near East Studies 3 credits

Study tour of Bible lands. Lectures, reading and papers accompanied by visits to the scenes of the main events of the Old and New Testaments. The student may specialize in Asia Minor or Palestine.

No sections offered in the spring semester…

Bi 499: Apologetics & Worldview 3 credits

An analysis and defense of the biblical worldview, together with an analysis and refutation of secular and religious alternative worldviews. The course will equip students to defend the core biblical doctrines and refute spurious philosophical, historical, archeological and scientific claims against the Bible. The course presents a brief history of the apologetics discipline and important Christian thinkers. The course addresses significant historical and contemporary thinkers and their objections to biblical Christianity.

Prerequisites: Bi 301 or Bi 401 Prerequisite, Bi 302 or Bi 402 Prerequisite.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50LEC A
2TTH2:00–4:30AL303
3MWF1:00–1:50LEC A