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BIB345 Bibliology and Hermeneutics (4)

The various hermeneutical systems demonstrating the soundness and superiority of the historical-grammatical approach

to biblical interpretation are discussed. In addition, the doctrine of Bibliology and its foundational relationship to all of

theology and ministry is presented. Finally, practical considerations in the study of God’s Word are reviewed.

BIB347 Expositional Research (2)

The student will be introduced to the methods of biblical and theological research in terms of traditional library methods,

as well as various computer and online systems.

BIB349 Dynamics of Grace (4)

The course will examine why the gospel is the energizing truth that drives the believer’s sanctification. In-depth attention

will be paid to the spiritual discipline of ongoing faith in the gospel (“preaching the gospel to oneself each day”).

Attention will also be given to the biblical connection between the gospel and the believer’s worship, walk, warfare,

witness, oneness, and worldview. The practical theology of this course is designed especially to address the “disconnect”

that commonly exists between faith and life—between doctrine and practice.

BIB362 Biblical Conflict Resolution (2)

This course is designed to help the student think biblically about conflict and how to respond to life’s conflicts in a way

that glorifies the Lord (1 Cor. 10:31). In particular, the student will be taught a model and a plan for how to think about

struggles in relationships and evaluate their own typical patterns of response. These principles apply to business and the

church, but there will be a special focus on handling marriage difficulties.

BIB363 Christian Worldview (4)

This class will examine why biblical worldview is about Total Reality, not just about religious truth. It will equip the

student to critique erroneous worldviews for the purpose of becoming effective in evangelism. The class will also

examine the need for, and the methodology used in, presuppositional apologetics. It will also consider the appropriate

use of Christian evidences and their proper place in the apologetic presentation.

BIB383 God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Angels (4)

The first theology seminar will cover the major fields of systematic theology, beginning with Prolegomenon and

continuing with Cosmology, Theology Proper, Christology, and Pneumatology. Study will center on the biblical defense

for these areas as well as an examination of classic understanding of these doctrines from church history.

BIB384 Man, Sin, Salvation, Church (4)

The second theology seminar covers the doctrinal subjects of Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology,

and Eschatology. In addition, a brief discussion of the various Protestant theological systems will be included.

BIB385 Church History (4)

This final theology seminar presents an overview of church history tracing the growth and development of Christianity

from the Apostolic Age to modern American Evangelicalism. Emphasis will be placed on the development of the major

Protestant denominations and associations emerging from the different traditions of the Reformation era.

BIB399 Counseling & Proverbs (2)

This course is an expositional study of Proverbs with special emphasis on its relevance to counseling.

BIB421 Problems & Procedures I (3)

These courses are designed to apply the biblical principles taught in BIB330 Methods of Biblical Change to a range of

specific counseling problems. Topics discussed include anger, fear, depression, sexual deviancy, anxiety, eating disorders,

decision making, one’s past, self- concept, various syndromes, ADHD, and crisis counseling.

Prerequisites: BIB300 and

BIB330.