If You Could Take a Course from the Bible College

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    What courses/subjects would be of most interest to you to study in-depth at a Bible college level?

    Limit it to 3, okay?
     
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    Social & Cultural Milieu of the NT
    Biblical Hermeneutics
    Biblical Languages (since you limited this to 3 subjects, I pick Greek)
     
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    I’ve been mulling over attending the nearby Philadelphia Biblical University even though I would benefit better financially to get further education in my current field.

    Here’s my list (with two kids in college next year there's little chance I'll manage it)

    Hebrew Fundamentals
    Pentateuch Theology
    Old Testament Prophets

    Rob
     
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    Hmmmmmm...

    Let's start with Hermeneutics/Exegesis...

    New Testament Greek...

    Pastoral Leadership (doesn't exist, as of yet, but should).

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
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    1) Formation of the canon.

    2) History of orthodoxy, especially the split between Gnosticism and orthodoxy.

    3) Survey of manuscript analysis methods, including dating, linguistics, etc.

    -Neil

    p.s. As if I really needed three MORE things to add to my list of things to do "someday." :D
     
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    More Hebrew Classes

    The End Times from a Jewish Point of View: Formation of End Times thought and how it has developed throughout Church History (This would most likely be a guided independent research class).

    Biblical Church Growth: (as opposed to modern day concepts of Worldly church growth concepts).

    I can't stop at 3. Sorry. The other class I would enjoy studying would be a study of the Soveriegnty of God vs. Responsibility of Man and whether or not the two could find balance with each other.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    I had an opportunity to take a class last year by the Missionary Church and through their seminary in Indiana. I chose Hermeneutics. The text was Grasping God's Word by Duvall and Hays, both Baptists, professors at Ouachita Baptist University.

    It was a refreshing course.

    I also write extension courses for the National Native Bible College near me (A North American Indian school) and the most popular course is one I write on the Life of Christ, using A Harmony of the Gospels by A.T. Robertson and (their choice) The Four Gospels by L. Thomas Holdcroft.

    The second most popular course is New Testament Introduction.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    The other class I would enjoy studying would be a study of the Soveriegnty of God vs. Responsibility of Man and whether or not the two could find balance with each other.
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    Always a touchy topic, Joseph. That is why I like Spurgeon's take on it....A man enters the gates and sees the verse...Whosoever will may come....once inside he turns and reads on the same arch, "Elect from before the foundation of the world." Divine eyes look from eternity. Human eyes sees from his side. The two travel as two lines running parallel to each other and meet only in infinisty.

    Cheers,

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    1. Hebrew

    2. Jewish History , Customs , and Sociology

    3. Greek
     
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    Didja know the Missionary Church is Anabaptist?
     
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    Didja know the Missionary Church is Anabaptist?
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    You know, I never even gave it a thought. I have some very good friends who pastor in that church, and sit at the home office in administration. They preach the gospel and are industrious in their outreach and training of people to walk in the Lord. That is what counts to me.

    And they were gracious to me in that they allowed me to test my abilities by taking this course of study without fee. It was on the internet. They had a two hour chat set up where the students met with the professor and discussed the lesson at hand. It was interesting. All young men in training for ministry.

    I also directed a young man who was serving in a troubled C & MA church to a Missionary Church to serve under a senior minister there. He has done very well over the past year, and grown tremendously in the Lord and in ministry. Should I care that this church body might deviate a little from what I personally believe? Not a bit. It is the Lord who is served, and lifted high.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    Spiritual Disciplines/Formation

    Theology Survey

    Hermeneutics

    These are three that are essential for a Bible college student.
     
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    - The Christian Faith and Contemporary Art Forms
    - Issues in Church and State Relations
    - Spiritual Formation
     
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    1. Christian History

    2. Greek

    3. Hebrew
     
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    There are a lot of subjects but here are the three. (1). Advanced Hebrew (2) Latin. (3) Greek.
     
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    Why Jim, I thought you were a Baptist. [​IMG] I thought going to the school of another Anabaptist church might have been one of its selling points--if you knew :confused: --but its identity is not obvious from its name. :D

    [ October 09, 2003, 12:20 AM: Message edited by: Taufgesinnter ]
     
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    hmmm....
    - bible study methods
    - bible manners & customs
    - OT history
     
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    Hebrew
    Greek
    Old Testament
     
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    Greek
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    1. Hermeneutics (ought to be a prerequisite for all Bible classes and OT/NT Survey courses).

    2. Greek (knowing Greek or Hebrew will not always lead you to the single "proper" interpretation; but, it does help you by limiting your available options).

    3. Church History (just cause I love this stuff. Remember, there are no new heresies, the devil only recycles/renames old ones that have already been addressed throughout the history of the church.)

    Finally, Hebrew would also be high on the priority.
     

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