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fall 2014

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    Principles of New Testament Greek I - GRK501 (R1)

    Professor:
    Mr. James Slavin
    Credits:
    3.00
    Day:
    THUR
    Time:
    6:00PM-9:50PM
    Building:
    Reno
    Room:
    205
    Max Participants:
    15

    An introduction to New Testament (Koine) Greek grammar, stressing vocabulary acquisition, word formation and syntax, and the development of translation skills that systematically prepare students for reading the Greek New Testament. While GRK 501 and 511 both prepare students for second-year Greek, the 511 four-credit course includes an emphasis on oral reading, a two-day format and an additional hour of classroom exposure. Fall semester.

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    Genesis through Song of Solomon - BIB501 (RVC)

    Professor:
    Dr. Rebekah Josberger
    Credits:
    4.00
    Day:
    FRI
    Time:
    8:00AM-11:50AM
    Building:
    Reno
    Room:
    211
    Max Participants:
    15

    A survey of Genesis through Song of Solomon with exposition of each book. Studies the Bible as a whole, the interrelationship of the parts with a consideration of backgrounds, problem passages, and devotional sections.

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    Acts, Pauline Epistles - BIB503 (RVC)

    Professor:
    Dr. John Terveen
    Credits:
    4.00
    Day:
    THUR
    Time:
    1:30PM-5:20PM
    Building:
    Reno
    Room:
    211
    Max Participants:
    15

    A survey of Acts and the Pauline Epistles, stressing cultural, historical, doctrinal, and practical factors. Acts and Romans are emphasized.

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    Biblical Interpretation - BIB509 (RVC)

    Professor:
    Dr. Ray Lubeck
    Credits:
    3.00
    Day:
    WED
    Time:
    12:30PM-3:20PM
    Building:
    Reno
    Room:
    211
    Max Participants:
    15

    An introduction to the principles of inductive Bible study with an emphasis on general hermeneutics and the use of tools for independent Bible study. Attention is also given to various biblical genres.

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    Greek Reading & Syntax - GRK651 (RVC)

    Professor:
    Dr. John Terveen
    Credits:
    3.00
    Day:
    TUES
    Time:
    8:00AM-10:50AM
    Building:
    Reno
    Room:
    211
    Max Participants:
    15

    This intermediate Greek course uses the Gospel of Mark to develop reading fluency, deepen syntactical knowledge, strengthen vocabulary, and foster awareness of interpretation in the gospel genre. The final segment of the course focuses on reading and analysis of the book of Philippians. Prerequisite: GRK502/512. Fall and summer sessions.

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    Hebrew Reading - HEB721 (RVC)

    Professor:
    Dr. Rebekah Josberger
    Credits:
    3.00
    Day:
    TTH
    Time:
    11:00AM-12:15PM
    Building:
    Reno
    Room:
    211
    Max Participants:
    15

    Translation of narrative texts in the Hebrew Bible (Samuel adn Psalms) with emphasis on vocabulary building, morphology and syntax, and basic exegetical skills. Prerequisite: HEB 622. Fall semester

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    Theology of Community and Ministry - PM 711 (RVC)

    Professor:
    Rev. Thomas Schiave
    Credits:
    2.00
    Day:
    TUES
    Time:
    4:00PM-5:50PM
    Building:
    Reno
    Room:
    211
    Max Participants:
    15

    This course introduces students to ministry as community practice. Moving beyond the rampant individualism in our society, the aim will be to explicate and illustrate how faithful ministry is grounded and nurtured in the life of the Triune God and centered in the church. Consideration will also be given to such themes as worship, order, service, sacraments, and mission.

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    Preaching Narrative Literature - PR 735 (RVC)

    Professor:
    Dr. Gene Curtis
    Credits:
    2.00
    Day:
    MON
    Time:
    8:00AM-9:50AM
    Building:
    Reno
    Room:
    211
    Max Participants:
    15

    Development of advanced homiletical and storytelling skills. Presentation of narrative, textual, topical, hymnic, and dramatic expositional sermons from the spectrum of biblical literature with emphasis on narrative genre. Contemporary trends in preaching and audience analysis.

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    Christian Theology I - TH 507 (RVC)

    Professor:
    Dr. Wayne Strickland
    Credits:
    4.00
    Day:
    TUES
    Time:
    6:00PM-9:50PM
    Building:
    Reno
    Room:
    211
    Max Participants:
    15

    A survey of Christian theology covering the Scriptures, God, Christ, Holy Spirit, man, sin, and angels. Emphasizes a systematic as well as historical and biblical approach to theology.

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    Contemporary Theology & Ethics - TH 717 (RVC)

    Professor:
    Dr. Paul Metzger
    Credits:
    3.00
    Day:
    MON
    Time:
    1:00PM-3:50PM
    Building:
    Reno
    Room:
    211
    Max Participants:
    15

    Considers major theological movements of the twentieth century and current directions. Contemporary ethical systems and issues are explored. Students articulate their own ethical system.