The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
of sermonic analysis and structure. Opportunity
is afforded each student to prepare and present
expository sermons before the class. Critical analyses
are given by the professor and students.
For men only.
BMN412 Pastoral Student Ministries (3)
A study of the practical areas of ministry and church
life, with special attention given to pastoral functions
(i.e., daily schedules, priorities, leadership, team
concept, and special events).
Prerequisite: For men only.
BMN498 Ministry Area Study (2)
A concentrated study in an area of ministry, whether
it be in the local church, a parachurch organization,
BTH321 Christian Theology I (3)
A survey of Christian theology in the areas of God
(Theology Proper), the Bible (Bibliology), angels—
including Satan and demons—(Angelology), Christ
(Christology), and the Holy Spirit (Pneumatology).
BTH322 Christian Theology II (3)
A survey of Christian theology in the areas of
humanity (Anthropology), sin (Hamartiology),
salvation (Soteriology), the church (Ecclesiology),
and last things (Eschatology).
BTH327 New Testament Theology (3)
An introduction to the theory, method, and content of
New Testament theology. Various approaches to New
Testament theology will be critically appraised. Special
attention will be given to how the Old Testament
and its interpretation within second temple Judaism
formed the ideological background for New Testa-
ment theology. The content of New Testament
theology will be discussed with particular focus on
the theologies of Matthew, Luke, Paul, and John.
BTH328 Old Testament Theology (3)
A study of the distinctive viewpoints of each period
of Old Testament history with respect to the major
points of theology. It will be accomplished by means
of exegesis and collation of passages independently
of any philosophic system.
BTH337 Theology of God (3)
An in-depth study of the doctrine of God, including
His existence, names, attributes, and the Trinity.
BTH347 Theology of Angels (2)
An in-depth study of the doctrine of angels, their
origin, fall, present ministry, and their future.
BTH348 Theology of Man & Sin (3)
An in-depth study of the creation, characteristics, and
composition of human nature, the origin and na-
ture of sin, and contemporary issues in theological
anthropology and hamartiology.
BTH357 Theology of Christ (3)
An in-depth study of the doctrine of Christ, including
His birth, death, resurrection, deity, and kenosis.
BTH358 Theology of Salvation (3)
An in-depth analysis of the doctrine of salvation,
including the atonement, election, regeneration,
justification, sanctification, and perseverance.
BTH367 Theology of the Scriptures (3)
An in-depth study of the doctrines of the Bible,
including such issues as revelation, inspiration,
inerrancy, preservation, canonicity, and translations/
BTH368 Theology of the Church (3)
An in-depth study of the origin, nature, purpose,
ordinances, and government of the church, with
particular attention given to the various conceptions
of the church in the history of theology. Key contem-
porary issues in ecclesiology will be examined with
the intent of gaining biblically sound conclusions.
BTH373, 374 Historical Theology I, II (3, 3)
A study of the historical development of Christian
theology throughout the ages by tracing the origin,
development, and growth of the doctrines of the
BTH376 Theology of the Church and Family (3)
A study of the nature and purpose of the church and
family as it pertains to student ministries. Included in
this course will be such topics as the government of
the church, as well as key ecclesiological issues and the
role and priority of the family in student ministries.
BTH377 Messianic Theology (3)
This course focuses on the Messianic idea as it
developed in both the Old and New Testaments. The
first half of the course will concern the “Messianic