Spring 2020

January 6 – April 24

Reading Week

Feb. 17–21

Spring Break

Apr. 6–10


May 3

Hebrew Grammar 2

Dr. Mark Hassler

Mondays & Fridays, 8:00–9:30am

As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to (1) exhibit a mastery of core Hebrew vocabulary, (2) recognize the basic grammatical components of the Hebrew Bible, (3) read aloud the Hebrew from any OT passage, and (4) translate simple sentences from the Hebrew Scriptures.

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Readings in Jonathan Edwards

Dr. Eric Lehner

Mondays, 10:00a–12:00p

Readings in Jonathan Edwards is a seminar dedicated to the reading and analysis of the works of Jonathan Edwards in his context.

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MDiv Seminar

VBTS Faculty

Mondays, 10:00a–12:00p

MDiv Seminar is the capstone course of the Master of Divinity degree. The purpose of this course is to (1) review and consolidate skills across the spectrum of disciplines within the MDiv program, (2) assess student competencies on the programmatic level, and (3) position the student to articulate and defend a comprehensive statement of the major doctrines of Scripture.

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Greek Exegetical Method 2

Dr. Thomas Dailey

Tuesdays, 9:00a–12:15p

Upon successful completion of the course assignments along with active class participation, students will be able to: 1) identify and utilize the distinct components of exegesis; 2) implement the various exegetical components in a manner that allows students to create an informed approach to Greek Exegetical Method; 3) develop proficiency in reading the Greek NT (along with the textual apparatus); and 4) demonstrate the manner in which Paul structures the overarching message of Colossians.

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Marriage & Family Counseling

Dr. Roger DePriest

Wednesdays, 9:00a–12:15p (Online Option)

As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to: 1) teach and counsel a theology of marriage using key biblical passages; 2) construct his/her own biblical convictions for the home; 3) outline the roles of husbands and wives with a view toward counseling strategies; 4) recognize the basic principles underlying authentic (i.e., biblical) parenting; 5) understand and teach the principles of Christ-like communication; and 6) design creative homework assignments for common family-related issues. 

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Hermeneutical Systems

Dr. Thomas Dailey

Thursdays, 9:30a–12:45p (Online Option)

Hermeneutical Systems examines the foundational principles that distinguish dispensational and nondispensational hermeneutics. The identification of these foundational principles enables students: 1) to answer the question of why systems of theological thought diverge from each other hermeneutically, 2) to (cautiously) anticipate how a theological system will proceed on an unforeseen topic in light of its adherence to these principles, and 3) to conduct a theological self-critique by analyzing the impact these principles have on each student’s presuppositions.

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Principles of Expository Preaching

Dr. Brent Belford

Thursdays, 9:30a–12:45p

In Principles of Expository Preaching, students will be introduced to the value and methods of expositional preaching. Special focus will be given to preaching the text of scripture with accuracy and clarity in a way that is consistent with the genre of the sermonic passage.

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Church & End Times

Dr. Michael Windsor

Fridays, 9:45a–1:00p (Online Option)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to identify the origin of the church, identify the nature of Christian ministry as described in the Bible, identify and distinguish various eschatological systems, and analyze the Biblical data concerning covenants and End Times.

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