BIV 500 New Testament Fundamentals (3) STREAMING
This course is provided for the student
without previous academic exposure to the
Bible. Students survey the books of the New
Testament and examine the major themes and
BIV 503 Advanced New Testament (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
Prereq.: BIV 500 or New Testament Survey on undergraduate level.
Students examine all three disciplines of Advanced New Testament studies (history/background, New Testament Introduction, and New Testament biblical theology) from the perspective of the absolute integrity of the New Testament text. These three disciplines are applied to the understanding of the New Testament books as well as the personal and practical application of the New Testament to life and ministry.
BIV 510 Old Testament Fundamentals (3) STREAMING
This course enables the student without previous
academic exposure to the Bible to survey
the books of the Old Testament and examine the
major themes and writers.
BIV 513 Advanced Old Testament (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
BIV 510 or Old Testament Survey on undergraduate
level or Bible exposition program.
explore the Old Testament with in-depth readings
on the backgrounds and contents of each
Old Testament book. In addition to lectures
and class discussions, students research the Old
Testament canon, text, and inspiration and trace
God's unfolding plan to redeem and bless all
people through the Messiah.
BIV 537 God’s Church through the Ages (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
Students examine the historical Church
established by God from its foundation to the
present to identify major changes, individuals,
and issues in the various periods of church
BIV 538 Church Trends and Changes in the Last Century (3) VIDEO
The student will identify and critique the leaders, philosophy, and methodology of the major movements in American Christianity during the twentieth century. This course may be taken to meet D.Min. or M.Min. requirements.
BIV 543 History of American Education (3) STREAMING
In this course, students learn the historical events
and ideas which contributed to the development
of present-day American education. Students also
examine the present condition of public education
and the strong need for Christian education.
BI 547 Epistle of James (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
This course is a verse by verse study of the Epistle of James. Students will focus on practical Christian living with an emphasis on such topics as trials, temptation, and faith and works.
BIV 553 United Monarchy (3) STREAMING
This course discusses the transition from the theocracy to the monarchy with an emphasis on the development of the monarchy in the life of Israel. Students glean practical principles of leadership from the reigns of King Saul, David, and Solomon.
BIV 564 Ezekiel (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
Students participate in an
in-depth exposition of Ezekiel with a threefold
emphasis on the glory and holiness of God,
the seriousness and ramifications of sin, and
the distinction of Israel and the Church. There
will be a focus on the practical principles and
applications for daily living and successful
service for the Lord.
BIV 607 Tabernacle, Feasts, and Offerings (3) STREAMING
Students discover the beautiful imagery,
symbolism, and prophetic significance of the
tabernacle, feasts, and offerings. Emphasis is
placed upon the practical application of biblical
truth to one's life and service.
BIV 614 Revelation (3) STREAMING
An exposition of
the book of Revelation with emphasis placed
upon Christ as the central Person of the book.
Students learn practical lessons of faithfulness
and service to God in these final days before
BIV 618 I & II Corinthians (3) STREAMING
In this course,
students analyze the church problems addressed
by Paul: factionalism; immorality; church
discipline; Christians taking other believers to
court; and marriage, divorce, and remarriage.
They also study the teachings of Paul regarding
spiritual gifts, public worship, the resurrection
of Christ, full-time vocational ministry, and
giving to the local church.
BIV 640 Doctrine and History of Preservation of the Text (3) VIDEO, STREAMING
The doctrine of Bibliology
is explored with an emphasis on the biblical and
historical definition of the preservation of the
Holy Bible. Students examine the history of the
doctrine of preservation as well as the history
of biblical truth in its manuscript and printed
BIV 673 Proverbs (3) STREAMING
The wisdom shared through the Book of Proverbs contains practical lessons for the Christian today. This course will examine the practical application of wisdom to daily living
BIV 675 Genesis (3) STREAMING
This exegetical study of the book of Genesis achieves much greater depth than is possible in a survey course and trains students to defend the biblical doctrine of Creation and the biblical history of mankind.
BIV 684 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3) STREAMING
Students examine the life and teachings of
Jesus based on a harmony of the four Gospels.
Helpful backgrounds from the intertestamental
period are referenced.