Courses

Spring 2021

January 11 – April 23

Spring Break: March 1–5 | Graduation: May 2


Christ & Salvation

Eric J. Lehner

3 credit hours | Thursdays 9:00am–12:15pm | Resident & Online

Christ and Salvation is an introduction to the biblical doctrine of the person and work of Christ, and the biblical doctrine of salvation. 

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Exposition of Pastoral Epistles

Thomas K. Dailey

3 credit hours | Wednesdays 9:00am–12:15pm | Resident & Online

This course is an English Bible exposition of 1 & 2 Timothy and Titus. These letters were written by Paul to two coworkers he tasked with guiding churches in difficult circumstances. They highlight the manner of identifying godly leadership and address the proper decorum for true worship. They celebrate the saving act of God in Christ and provide a warning against falling prey to false teaching. On a personal level, the letters encourage Timothy and Titus toward standing for Christ and his gospel—providing both positive and negative examples—making these letters even that much more real to Timothy and Titus.    

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Greek Grammar 2

Thomas K. Dailey

3 credit hours | Mondays & Fridays 9:00–10:30am | Resident Only

A continuation of Greek Grammar 1, this course continues to develop the student’s ability to recognize Greek morphology with particular reference to the verbal system. Students will also continue their development of semantics, grammar, and the process of translating the Greek NT.

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Hebrew Exegetical Method 2

Mark A. Hassler

3 credit hours | Wednesdays 9:00am–12:15pm | Resident Only

A continuation of Hebrew Exegetical Method 1, this course equips the student for the exegesis of the Hebrew Scriptures. It presents a methodology for exegetical research, and majors on lexical, contextual, and text critical analysis. It prepares the student to transition from exegesis to exposition.

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History of Expository Preaching

Michael H. Windsor & Andre A. Gazal

4 credit hours | February 8–12, 2021 | Resident Only | DMin

History of Expository Preaching is a survey and analysis of the history of preachers and preaching from the first century to twenty-first century.

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MBS Theology Seminar

Michael H. Windsor

3 credit hours | Online Only

M.B.S. Theology Seminar is a structured study with the objective of articulating a comprehensive theological position statement. This internet-directed course of study includes elective reading, weekly written projects, and a comprehensive position paper.

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MDiv Seminar

VBTS Faculty

3 credit hours | Tuesdays 9:00–11:00am | Resident Only

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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MTS Seminar

VBTS Faculty

3 credit hours | Tuesdays 9:00–11:00am | Resident Only

MTS Seminar is the capstone course of the Master of Theological Studies degree. The purpose of this course is to (1) review and consolidate skills across the spectrum of disciplines within the MTS 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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Pastoral Practice

Brent A. Belford

2 credit hours | Thursdays 9:00–11:00am | Resident Only

This course helps the student understand both the theology and practice of pastoral ministry. This course explores the pastor’s relationship to God, his family, the church, and unbelievers through course discussion and assigned reading and writing.

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Readings in Theodicy

Eric J. Lehner

3 credit hours (MDiv) | 4 credit hours (ThM) | Select Fridays 10:45am–12:45pm | Resident Only

Readings in Theodicy is a research seminar dedicated to the reading and analysis of issues related to the "problem of evil."

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