Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 164

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
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GRADUATE PROGRAMS
A graduate seminar focusing on the biblical-theological
study of the Pentateuch. Emphasis will be given to the
foundational themes of creation and covenant as es-
sential to biblical theology; the exploration of critical
issues of authorship and composition; the discussion of
interpretive options for crucial passages; and the forma-
tive influence of creation on the current public debate on
origins and age of the earth.
BTS512 History of the Covenant People (2)
A graduate seminar focusing on the history of Israel from
the period of the patriarchs through the Babylonian exile.
Emphasis will be given to placing the history of Israel
against the backdrop of the ancient Near East, from the
perspective that God used the nations surrounding Israel
to accomplish His purposes for her and orchestrated
world history around her. Further attention will be given
to the historical method and historiography concerning
ancient Israel. The current public debate on the status
and legitimacy of modern Israel will also be considered.
BTS513 Prophecy and Prophets in Context (2)
A graduate seminar focusing on the Old Testament
prophetical literature with attention given to historical
backgrounds and context; internal message; theological
themes; and issues of criticism.
BTS515 Worship and Wisdom (2)
A graduate seminar focusing on the worship and wisdom
literature of the Old Testament and its application to
the contemporary church and the sanctification of
every believer.  Issues like the problem of pain, the value
of worship, and why do the wicked prosper will all be
addressed.  The student will learn to seek answers to life
in the true worship of God and in the wisdom of God
provided in these books.
BTS521 Historical Background of the New
Testament (2)
A graduate seminar focusing on the history, literature,
and culture of the Inter-testamental period through the
first century A.D.
BTS522 Life, Ministry, and Theology of Christ (2)
A graduate study of the earthly life and ministry of Jesus
Christ, including His role as Messiah and as Son of God.
Special attention will be given to the Jewish historical and
cultural background of His life, to the implications of
His true humanity, and to the modern alternative theories
about the facts and meaning of His life.
BTS523 Life, Ministry, and Theology of Paul (2)
A graduate seminar focusing on the writings of Paul.
Attention is given to historical and cultural settings,
messages, theological themes, and analysis of selected
passages.
BTS524 Theology of General Epistles & Revelation
(2)
A graduate seminar focusing on the theology of General
Epistles and the Revelation. Emphasis will be placed on
critical issues relating to authorship, acceptance into the
canon, historical settings, messages, theological themes,
and interpretive problems. Special emphasis will be placed
on the high priesthood of Jesus Christ as in Hebrews and
the eschatology of 2 Peter 3 and the Book of Revelation.
BTS571 Contemporary Issues in Theology (2)
A culmination seminar that seeks to integrate biblical
studies with Christian faith and ministry. Students will
use an evangelical theological method to address contem-
porary trends and emphases in theology confronting the
contemporary Christian church: Students will be exposed
to a wide diversity of theological literature and perspectives
within and beyond the evangelical spectrum.
BTS572 Seminar in Applied Biblical Studies (2)
A graduate seminar focusing on the application of biblical
studies to the life of the believer. Attention will be given
to the priority of Christ-likeness; the process by which this
occurs in the life of the believer; and the role of discipling
towards this objective.  The uniqueness of the biblical
process of change will addressed.
BTS531 Practicum in Biblical Leadership (2)
A faculty-directed independent study focusing on a
biblical theology and philosophy of leadership. Attention
will be given to examples of leaders in the Bible and
an examination of the concept of spiritual leadership.
The student will be expected to articulate a philosophy
of leadership and provide evidence of applying that
philosophy in a specific facet of his/her own ministry.
BTS533 Practicum in Discipleship (2)
A faculty-directed independent study focusing on the
analysis of discipleship models and the application of
scriptural principles in the discipleship process.
BTS535 Practicum in Youth Ministry (2)
A faculty-directed independent study concerning youth
ministry. The student will be challenged to consider the
biblical philosophy of youth ministry as well as be exposed
to youth ministry programs in his/her immediate area.
BTS536 Practicum in Children’s Ministry (2)
A faculty-directed independent study focusing on the
theory, methodology and practice of biblically-based
Christian education for children. Attention will be given
PRACTICUM COURSES
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