Spring 2014—Session 1January 20—March 1
Enrollment begins» January 2
Holocaust & Anti-Semitism
Examine the history of anti-Semitism including its causes and the most monumental event in history, the Holocaust. The student will see some of this period through the eyes of real people who lived through it and will struggle through some of the most difficult questions of evil vs. good ever presented in any time in history.
Making Christ Known
This course examines the gospel message of Jesus Christ and key elements of the Christian faith. Consideration will be given to how one should communicate his/her faith in light of the various backgrounds of other people. This course is not designed to teach a particular method of sharing one’s faith, but rather to identify the essential components of faith that should be shared, encouraging the student to develop the ability to share his/her faith in the context of everyday life. Students will be challenged to develop and utilize their own personal testimony to make Christ known to others.
Jewish History: Modern
Study the formation of the modern state of Israel, from the return of the Jewish people to the formation of nation, its wars and relationship to the Arab people.
Study the Old Testament prophecies of the coming Messiah and their fulfillment during Christ's first and second coming.
The Promised Land for a Chosen People
A study of the land of Canaan and its important relationship to the nation of Israel and its calling. It will focus on God’s selection of Canaan, an overview of the features and changes to the land, Israel’s deed to the land, Israel’s removal from the land, Israel’s present restoration to the land, and Israel’s future restoration to the land. It is designed to acquaint the student with the important role the land has played in the development, chastisement, and ministry of Israel. The student will be encouraged to use this material to better understand God’s program for Israel as His servant to minister to the spiritual needs of the world..
Spring 2014—Session 2March 17 - April 26
Enrollment begins» February 24
Life of Christ
Study the first coming of Jesus, the Messiah, with special attention to the Jewish background of the Gospels.
Acts-Galatians: Transitional Problems in the Early Church
A study of the book of Acts and selected passages from the Pauline Epistles, with a view to understanding the transitional issues and problems encountered by the early church. The original apostolic solutions will be examined, as well as the present-day ramifications of those problems and solutions.
Designed to provide the student with an introductory examination and understanding of the Minor Prophets as presented in the Bible. The course will cover the history, date, author, and purpose of each of the 12 books in the Minor Prophets. Special attention will be given to how the prophet’s revelation is fulfilled in the Messiah and end-time prophecy.
Between the Testaments
Discover what happened from the end of the Old Testament to the beginning of the New Testament as you survey the historical events in Judea from the restoration (536 B.C) to the destruction of the Temple (70 A.D.).
Biblical Interpretation Makes a Difference
This course is designed to help the student learn how to understand the Bible from God’s perspective. Key to the process is what literal interpretation and the progress of revelation mean for reading and interpreting the Bible correctly. In addition, issues such as context, figures of speech, symbols, genre, and the specific area of prophecy will be dealt with relative to literal interpretation. The course will provide a framework for Bible study and interpretation which is often called Dispensationalism.