Spring Courses

2015

All classes are graduate level classes unless otherwise indicated.
The semester runs from Tuesday, January 20, 2015 to Friday, May 14, 2015.
There will be no classes Monday, January 19 for Martin Luther King Day or March 21-30 for Spring Break

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Biblical Studies
BI 502 | BI 605 120 | BI 605 210 | BL 502

Christian History & Thought
CH 502 | CT 502 | CT 520

Practical Ministry
PM 503 | PM 554 | FE 101, 102, 103 | FE 500, 501

Undergraduate
REL 105 |

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BIBLICAL STUDIES

BI 502 – 100 New Testament Survey
Time: Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Credit: 3 hours
Location: Twin City Bible Church, Fellowship Hall(downstairs)
Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
Description: An introduction to New Testament literature within the context of the Hellenistic-Roman world of the first century A.D. The course will consider the interpretation of various genres of material and will provide a survey of the individual books, their backgrounds and messages, and the culmination of redemption in the life and work of Jesus of Nazareth. Emphasis placed on the fulfillment of God’s mission by Christ and his church.

BI 605 – 120 The Book of Exodus
Time: Wednesday 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Credit: 3 hours
Location: Twin City Bible Church
Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
Description: Saw the movie? Now you can read (and discuss) the book! This class is an exposition of the text, background, and message of the book of Exodus with particular focus on God’s salvation and people. Slaves, babies, burning bushes, plagues, the Red Sea, the desert, and Mt. Sinai: it is all in here.

BI 605 – 210 Colossians
Time: Monday 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Credit: 3 hours
Location: First Christian Church
Instructor: Peter Spychalla
Description: A study of the NT Book of Colossians in English translation. Application of inductive Bible study methods to the analysis of Colossians. Consideration of the literary structure of the book, key theological themes, overall message, historical-cultural-religious backgrounds, and issues of authorship and date.

BL 502 - 100 New Testament Greek II
Time: Monday & Thursday 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Credit: 3 hours
Location: Monday, TBD; Thursday, conference phone call
Instructor: Peter Spychalla
Description: A continuation of the introduction to the Koine Greek language with emphasis on vocabulary, syntax, the verbal system, and reading in the Greek text. Prerequisite: BL 501 or its equivalent. This course offers graduate credit for students in programs other than the M.Div. degree. Prerequisite: BL 501 or its equivalent.

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CHRISTIAN HISTORY & THOUGHT

CH 502 – 100 History of World Christianity II
Time: Thursday, Dates TBD, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Credit: 3 hours
Location: Meadowbrook Community Church, Classroom
Instructor: Joseph Thomas
Description: A general historical survey of the Christian movement from the Protestant Reformation to the present. Attention is given to movements, significant ideas, individuals, crises, institutions, and turning points in the development of Christianity during the Reformation and modern periods.

CT 502 – 100 Theology II
Time: Monday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Credit: 3 hours
Location: TBD
Instructor: Todd Daly
Description: An overview of the Christian doctrines of the Holy Spirit, the work of Christ and salvation, the church as the Body of Christ, and the end times.

CT 520 – 100 Apologetics
Time: January 30-31, February 21-22, March 13-14, May 1-2. Friday evenings 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturdays 9:00 am - 4:00pm
Credit: 3 hours
Location: TBD
Instructor: Todd Daly
Description: A survey of Christian apologetics: the means by which one provides convincing presentations of the Christian faith in the face of skepticism and criticism. Specific emphasis will be placed on the historical and theological issues surrounding an explanation of the Christian faith as well as methods uniquely suited to concerns raised within a postmodern climate.

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PRACTICAL MINISTRY

PM 503- 100 Biblical Preaching: Theory and Practice
Time: Wednesday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Credit: 3 hours
Location: TBD
Instructor: Randy Boltinghouse
Description: A basic course in the principles of biblical preaching and sermon construction designed to introduce the student to the purpose , nature, types, and techniques of preparing and communicating the sermon to contemporary people and society. An emphasis is placed on preparing sermons based on biblical integrity and structural soundness. The student will deliver several sermons for evaluation in delivery style, development, and skills.

PM 554 - 100 World Christian Movement: A Gateway to Mission
Time: Thursday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Credit: 3 hours
Location: Bourbonnais campus: Calvary Bible Church
Instructor: Mike McQueen
Description: A survey of the global cause of Christ in Christian missions. Biblical, theological, and historical foundations for missions, crucial issues of cross-cultural ministry, recent developments in methods, application in the local church, and future trends. Consideration of personal relational evangelism. This course will use selected materials from Perspectives on the World Christian Movement courses of the U.S. Center for World Mission.

FE 101, 102, 103 Field Education
Time: Thursday, January 23, March 20, May 8 12:00 - 1:00pm
Credit: 0 hours
Location: University Baptist Church
Instructor: Brett Smith
Description: Each Master of Divinity student preparing for full-time ministry must be involved in the ministry of a local church (or, with approval from the Field Education director, a parachurch ministry) under the guidance of a mentor. This is to involve ongoing ministry in an area chosen by the student in collaboration with the mentor as well as exposure to a variety of areas of the ministry of the local congregation. The expected student commitment is 3-5 hours each week. An internship in a local church may fulfill this requirement.

FE 500, 501 Field Education
Time: Thursday, January 23, March TBD, May 8 12:00 - 1:00pm
Credit: .5 hours
Location: University Baptist Church
Instructor: Brett Smith
Description: A continuation of FE 101-102-103 with a commitment to an on-going ministry of 7-10 hours per week. Self-analysis in ministry and further integration of the student's educational experiences with actual ministry opportunities. An internship in a local church may fulfill this requirement. Prerequisite: FE 101-102-103.

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UNDERGRADUATE

REL 105 The Bible: The New Testament
Time: Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Credit: 3 hours
Location: Twin City Bible Church, Fellowship Hall(downstairs)
Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
Description: This course transfers into U of I and other state universities in Illinois due to a dual credit agreement with Parkland.