BI 605 163: King Josiah: His Life, Times, and Relevance

  • Start date: August 28, 2019

Why does the Bible say that Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as he did (2 Kings 23:25)? Why was he so extraordinary? What can we take from his life for our lives today? A study of the accounts of the reign of King Josiah of Judah in 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles, set against the cultural and historical background in Israel and the ancient Near East.

  • Time: Wednesday, 8:15 - 9:15 pm
    Credit: 1 hour
    Location: Twin City Bible Church
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI/CT 740 110: Mary Magdalene: Scripture, Tradition, and Imagination

  • Start date: June 6, 2019

This class will explore Mary Magdalene in scripture, church history, art, film, and fiction. It will be team taught by three professors who specialize in these areas.

  • Time: Thursdays, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church
    Instructor:Ken Cuffey, Andrew Blaski, Melody Green
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BL 610 115 Hebrew Exegesis: Ruth and Jonah

  • Start date: January 17, 2019

An exegetical study of the books of Ruth and Jonah in the original Hebrew, with special attention paid to what these texts say about God’s heart for the nations.  

  • Time: by arrangement
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 605 165: God & The Nations: Ruth and Jonah

  • Start date: January 24, 2019

An inductive study of two Old Testament books that showcase God’s Heart for the nations, with implications for those with a missional interest.  Will be working with the texts in English translation.

  • Time: 6:00-8:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: University Baptist Church, 2nd floor classroom
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BL 501 100: New Testament Greek I

  • Start date: August 26, 2019

An introduction to the Koine Greek language of the New Testament. Emphasis will be placed on acquisition of basic vocabulary, introduction to the grammar, verbal voice, tense, and aspect. The course offers graduate credit for students in programs other than the M.Div. degree.

  • Time: Monday and Wednesday, 4:10 - 5:40 pm
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Grace Community Church
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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BI 620 100 Old Testament Canonical Study: Wisdom Books

  • Start date: August 30, 2018

A study of the Wisdom books of the Old Testament–Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs.  Consideration of the nature of wisdom, parallels in surrounding cultures, and application for living today.

  • Time: Thursday 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 740 250 Sermon on the Mount, Virtue Ethics, and Human Flourishing

  • Start date: June 5, 2018

A study of the message, structure, backgrounds, and key theological themes of the Sermon on the Mount in English translation. The moral vision of the Sermon will be examined from a virtue ethics perspective. Special attention is given to the Sermon’s vision of happiness, a robust human flourishing informed by the Jewish wisdom tradition.

  • Time: Tuesday 6:00-8:00
    Credit: 2 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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BL 611 120: Greek Exegetical Study: 1 Peter

  • Start date: January 16, 2018

An intensive study of the text of First Peter in the Greek New Testament. Consideration of the literary structure of the epistle, key theological themes, overall message, historical-cultural-religious backgrounds, literary features, and issues of authorship and date. Application of Greek exegetical method in the analysis of First Peter, with special attention given to employing Greek language skills in grammatical/syntactical analysis, lexical analysis, and textual criticism. Cross-listed as BI611 and BL611. Prerequisite: BL501-502 or knowledge of Biblical Greek.

  • Time: Tuesday ,5:00-8:30
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Grace Community Church
    Instructor: Peter Spychalla
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BL 552: Classical Hebrew II

  • Start date: January 16, 2018

Second semester study of ancient Hebrew. Classical Hebrew I is a prerequisite.

  • Time: by arrangement with professor
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: TBA
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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BI 740 400: The Land of Israel: Geography, History, Archaeology & Theology

  • Start date: January 17, 2018

Classroom study and interaction about geography, history, and excavated finds that illuminate the world of ancient Israel. Offered alongside an Israel trip.

  • Time: Wednesday, 6:00-9:00
    Credit: 3 hours
    Location: Twin City Bible Church
    Instructor: Kenneth Cuffey
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