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Ac 203
3 Credits
Principles of Accounting I
Fundamental accounting procedures, journals, ledgers, financial statements and uses made of accounting information. Basic principles and procedures in accounting for corporate assets. First semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
Prerequisites: ACT score 22, SAT score 1100 or Ac 103.
Financial and Managerial Accounting: The Basis for Business Decisions – 18th
Jan R. Williams, Susan F. Haka, Mark S. Bettner, and Joseph Carcello
McGraw-Hill/Irwin
ISBN: 978-1259692406
BA 203
3 Credits
Principles of Management
An introduction to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, and their application to the changing world of business. Particular emphasis is placed on process-centered operations and continuous quality management, toward a goal of total business effectiveness. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Essentials of Contemporary Management – 9th
Gareth R. Jones and Jennifer M. George
McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 978-1-260-26153-0
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
BA 209
3 Credits
Adv Business Spreadsheet Analysis
Practical use of spreadsheets to analyze business problems critically and anticipate future business needs. Emphasizes the use of advanced formulas, visualization tools, spreadsheet automation, and sensitivity/scenario analysis to improve communication of historical results and forecasts of expected future outcomes. Utilizes a case-based approach from a variety of business disciplines. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Microsoft Excel 2019 Bible: The Comprehensive Tutorial Resource – 2019
Michael Alexander and Dick Kusleika
Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-119-51478-7
Bi 209
3 Credits
Hermeneutics: Interpreting the Bible
A study of principles/practices for accurately reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible. The focus will be on understanding and embracing God's authorial intent of the ancient text and making appropriate applications for contemporary living. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Prerequisites: Bi 205.
Visual Theology Guide to the Bible – 2019
Tim Challies, Josh Byers
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310577966
Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible – 2012
J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
Zondervan
ISBN: 0310492572
New Testament
EAS 663
3 Credits
School Business Management
Principles of business administration for schools, emphasizing sound plant, finance and management practices. A philosophy of school administration will be developed. First semester, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 9, 2025 - Jul. 26, 2025
Management principles for Christian schools – 2008
Deuink, J. & Carruthers, B.
Bob Jones University Press.
ISBN: 978-1-59166-803-9
Nonprofit financial planning made easy – 2008
Blazek, J
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-471-71527-6
EAS 676
3 Credits
Personnel Admin & Supervision
An overview of the employment process, personnel policies and procedures, and laws and regulations affecting the employment and supervision of faculty/staff in private, non-profit schools. First semester, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 9, 2025 - Jul. 26, 2025
Guiding faculty to excellence: Instructional supervision in the Christian school – 2nd ed., 2002
Brown, G.
Purposeful Design Publications
ISBN: ASIN: B00RWTT1WK
Effective supervision: Supporting the art and science of teaching – 2011
Marzano, R. H, Frontier, T. & Livingston, D
ACSD
ISBN: 978-1-4166-1155-4
What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most – 2011
Whitaker, T.
Routledge
ISBN: 10: 1596671998
Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff. From Church Law and Tax
Church Law and Tax. Com (Richard Hammer)
http://www.churchlawandtaxstore.com/
Understanding Labor Laws.
Church Law and Tax. Com (Richard Hammer)
http://www.churchlawandtaxstore.com/
Church Law & Tax Update Newsletter (weekly) and Church Management Update Newsletter (monthly)
Ed 200
3 Credits
Foundations: Educational Tech-EXP
This course aligns with both International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards to prepare students to effectively employ a biblical worldview while integrating technology into a variety of instructional settings. All types of future educators enrolled in this course will be prepared to develop their leadership, scholarship, and citizenship through the skills of collaboration, design, facilitation, and analysis. A technology portfolio will be created by each learner that demonstrates their learning, and a portion of the class will be spent in the pursuit of a third-party educational micro credential. Learners will be exposed to a wide variety of instructional tools and ideas for technology integration. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
Technopoly: The surrender of culture to technology – 2011
Postman, N.
Vintage
ISBN: 978-0679745402
Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the need of every student – 2nd (December 2018)
Hamilton, Boni
International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 978-1564847256
Ed 201
3 Credits
Theories of Teaching & Learning
Provides an overview of the theories and principles from psychology related to education. Specifically, the course addresses motivation, learning, development, instruction, culture, and classroom management. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: May. 12, 2025 - Jun. 28, 2025
Educational Psychology – 13th
Slavin, Robert .E.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780135752999
Ed 275
3 Credits
Biblical Worldview Formation in Educ
This course is designed to meet the needs of Christian teachers who desire to improve their skills in biblical worldview formation. The course will begin by distinguishing a secular approach to education from a Christian approach. It will then flesh out the details of a Christian approach. The course then presents a method for planning and writing instruction from a Christian perspective. The course concludes by providing students with a tool for evaluating various educational materials from Christian publishers. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jan. 17, 2025 - Mar. 8, 2025
Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1-60682-727-7
Ed 615
3 Credits
Theories of Learning
This course is an overview of theories related to teaching and learning. Major concepts of learning theories will be studied as well as motivational, developmental and classroom management theories. Students will be required to research analyze, and apply these theories. First semester and summer; Second semester, odd-numbered years, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Mar. 7, 2025 - May. 3, 2025
Contemporary Theories of Learning – (2018) 2nd
Knud Illeris
Routledge
ISBN: 978-1138550490
Ed 625
3 Credits
Family, School & Comm Relationships
This course will examine the changing structure and demographics of the family and implications for education. Current models and strategies for effective home, school and community partnerships will be reviewed with special emphasis on practical applications of these strategies in candidates' own school settings. Course topics include theories of family systems, parenting, parent education, child abuse/neglect and bullying. First semester, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles – 2nd
Steven M. Constantino
Corwin Press, Inc.
ISBN: 13: 9781071803714
Ed 638
3 Credits
Curriculum Development & Design
This course is an overview of the history and theories of curriculum development and their application to K-12 schools. Designing and implementing effective curriculum and learning based on a school's philosophy of education. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Mar. 7, 2025 - May. 3, 2025
Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs – 10th edition
Forrest W. Parkay, Eric J. Anctil, Glen J. Hass
Pearson
ISBN: 978-0132852159
Steppingstones to Curriculum: A Biblical Path – 2nd edition
Harro Van Brummelen
ISBN: 978-1583310236
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Ed 661
3 Credits
Assessment of Learning
The appraisal of a student's intellectual capacity and aspects of personality; the interpretation of educational data using descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal probability curve and graphs. Attention is also given to test construction and the development of a testing program. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jan. 17, 2025 - Mar. 8, 2025
Educational Assessment of Students – (2019) 8th
Brookhart, S. M. & Nitko, A. J.
Pearson
ISBN: 978-0-13-480707-2
Ed 680
3 Credits
Classroom Management
A study of effective techniques for management and discipline in the classroom setting. Emphasis placed on current research and literature. Students develop and communicate a personal philosophy regarding classroom management that references physical surroundings, student motivation approaches, rules and procedures, and strategies for dealing with challenging behaviors and diverse needs. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 9, 2025 - Jul. 26, 2025
Building Classroom Management: Methods and Models – 2019
Charles, C. M., & Cole, K. M.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134546438
ESS 621
3 Credits
Ethics & Sport
The ethical and moral issues in sport. Topics include the recruitment of student athletes, performance enhancing drugs, sportsmanship and youth sports participation, among others. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Ethics in Sport – 3rd edition
William J. Morgan (editor)
Human Kinetics
ESS 674
3 Credits
Theories/Strategies-Coaching Soccer
Designed to provide advanced instruction and training in technical and tactical skills of soccer. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Skills & Strategies for Coaching Soccer – 2nd edition
Hargreaves, Alan
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 978-0736080224
FA 125
3 Credits
Christianity & the Arts
An examination of the aesthetic and ethical nature of the arts and their relevance to everyday life. Emphasis on applying a biblical framework for evaluating and interacting with the arts in contemporary culture while affirming the objective nature of Beauty, Truth and Goodness. Guest performances, lectures, readings, and attendance at recitals, art shows and other performances will provide students with opportunities to apply and synthesize course material. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jan. 17, 2025 - May. 3, 2025
Art for God's Sake
Ryken
ISBN: 978-1-59638-007-3
Art & the Bible
Schaeffer
ISBN: 978-0830834013
Fin 201
3 Credits
Corporate Finance
Principles and techniques of financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing and cost of capital. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Prerequisites: Ac 103 or Ac 203 Prerequisite.
Foundations of Financial Management – 16th edition
Stanley B. Block, Geoffrey A. Hirt, Bartley R. Danielsen
McGraw-Hill
Hi 350
3 Credits
The West since 1914
Europe and the United States from 1914 to the present with emphasis on political, economic and cultural aspects. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Prerequisites: Hi 101.
Contemporary Europe: A History – 10th
Wilkinson and Hughes
ISBN: 978-013184176
HS 600
3 Credits
Health Professions Collaboration
Because of the complexity of health care, professionals increasingly function as teams. Health Professions Collaboration will introduce and evaluate principles of teamwork, collaboration, coordination, quality and safety of care, and systems thinking in health-related fields. This class will focus on developing and implementing one major group project for the semester, requiring students from different programs to work together in order to achieve a common goal. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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HS 615
3 Credits
Ethics Public Health Research & Prac
Analyzes the importance of oversight of research and public health interventions in light of historic ethical cases. Discusses current ethical guidelines for public health. Applies ethical principles to research and interventions with a focus on protecting vulnerable groups. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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HS 740
3 Credits
Health Across the Lifespan
An approach to health based on demographic trends and the different stages of life. Elaborates on the social and environmental implications of the demographic transition in the US. Discusses challenges and current policies and strategies to improve health outcomes for maternity, newborns, children, and the elderly. Analyzes existing health promotion approaches to each of these vulnerable groups. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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ME 503
3 Credits
Early Childhood Music Education
A survey of child development theories and the music acquisition process, birth to age nine. The influence of environment, play and movement on music acquisition will be studied through the examination of recent research, developmentally appropriate curricula, field observations and laboratory experiences. First semester, even-numbered years, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Music Play A major curriculum for early childhood music!
Wendy Valerio
GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1-57999-027-4
A Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children: 2013 Edition
Edwin Gordon
GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-57999-966-7
Min 400
3 Credits
Gospel in a Multicultural World
A course that addresses issues related to ministry in the postmodern world. Globalization has produced multicultural societies today, especially in cities. This course addresses issues of Bible illiteracy, postmodern assumptions, relativism, contextualization and other matters related to sharing the Gospel in the 21st century. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Evangelism in a Skeptical World – 2018
Sam Chan
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310534679
A Beginner's Guide to Crossing Cultures – 2002
Patty Lane
IVP Press
ISBN: 0-8308-2346-8
Mkt 300
3 Credits
Global Marketing
Examines legal, economic and social factors influencing marketing abroad, as well as the problems of pricing, promotion and distribution of products in foreign markets. Emphasis on internet research, developing marketing strategies and classroom presentation. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Prerequisites: Mkt 205.
International Marketing – 18th
Philip Cateora and John Graham and Mary Gilly and Bruce Money
ISBN: 9781259712357
PrS 301
3 Credits
Cultural Engagement
An introduction to the basic terms, concepts, and analytical techniques that comprise the study of culture. Particular emphasis is given to building cultural competencies that promote cross-cultural understanding, effective communication, and collaborative problem solving. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Understanding Global Cultures – 6th
Martin J. Gannon
Sage Publications
ISBN: 978-1-4833-4007-4
PrS 305
3 Credits
Interpersonal Comm in Organizations
An overview of intrapersonal effectiveness, interpersonal effectiveness, understanding and working in teams, and leading individuals and groups. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Connect Access Card for Business and Professional Communication: Putting People First – (2020) 1st
Floyd, K. and Cardon, P. W.
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9781260244960
Ps 200
3 Credits
General Psychology
An introduction to the major areas of psychology, including history, major theories, brain function, biological underpinnings of thought, motivation, emotion, and behavior, learning, memory, lifespan development, intelligence, sensation and perception. An overview of psychological disorders and methods of treatment is included, and critical analysis of information and its alignment with Biblical truth is emphasized. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Mastering the World of Psychology Access Card – 6th edition
Samuel E. Wood and Ellen Green Wood
Revel
ISBN: 9780134567341
SCM 637
3 Credits
Marriage & Family Counseling
Methods of marriage and family counseling within the church setting. Premarital counseling. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 30, 2025 - Aug. 16, 2025
Prerequisites: SCM 632.
Love that Lasts: When Marriage Meets Grace – 2006
Ricucci, Gary and Betsy
Crossway
ISBN: 978-1581347821
When Sinners Say, I Do – 2007
Harvey, Dave
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978-0976758266
The Complete Husband – 2017
Priolo, Lou
P&R Publishing
ISBN: 978-1629951034
The Excellent Wife – 1999
Peace, Martha
Focus Publishing
ISBN: 978-1885904089
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family – 2016
Paul Tripp
Crossway
ISBN: 978-1433551932
SNT 620
2 Credits
Survey of the New Testament
Basic background, content and synopsis of the New Testament. Identification of major critical attacks. Introduction to key methods of Bible study. For students with little or no undergraduate background in Bible. Two hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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The Lion and the Lamb: New Testament Essentials from The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown – 2012
Kostenberger, Andreas J., L. Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles
SOT 617
3 Credits
Exposition: Isaiah
Expositional studies in Isaiah with an emphasis on the integrity of the structure of the book and the development of the book's theme throughout its content in refutation of critical claims. Includes discussion of how to structure a preaching series from Isaiah and allows the student an opportunity to develop messages from different-sized portions of the book. Covers vital hermeneutical and translational problems in the book. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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The Prophecy of Isaiah – 1993
J. Alec Motyer
InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830814248
SSE 200
3 Credits
Foundations of Economics
Blends the core concepts of both microeconomics (structure of markets, factors of production, elasticities) and macroeconomics (economic systems; public policy, including fiscal and monetary policy; supply and demand analysis of national income, inflation and unemployment) with personal responsibility as a citizen (credit, interest, banking, budgeting) to create a greater knowledge of the economy and the individual's role as a decision-maker within that economy. First semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Next offered: Jan. 17, 2025 - Mar. 8, 2025
The Economic Way of Thinking – 13th
Heyne, P., Boettke, P., & Prychitko, D.
Prentice Hall
ISBN: 978-0-13-299129-2
The Fatal Equilibrium
Marshal Jevons
STh 602
3 Credits
Systematic Theology
The application of the principles of systematic theology to the doctrines of Christ, salvation, the Church and the end times; taught from a Baptistic and moderately dispensational perspective. Students prepare a doctrinal statement for each major systematic heading. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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Christian Theology – 3rd ed., 2013
Erickson, Millard J.
Baker
ISBN: 978-0-8010-3643-9
LOGOS Bronze or better
Th 360
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
Study of the biblical teaching concerning man, sin, salvation, the church and eschatology. Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life. Particular attention is given to timely doctrinal questions. Three hours.
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Dates: Oct. 18 – Dec. 14, 2024
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The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 978-0802411983
Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation – 2016
Mark Sidwell
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1628562583
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