An in-depth examination of the principles of the process of understanding the Bible on its own terms and re-contextualizing it in the contemporary world. Special focus is made on particular issues related to the different genres of literature in the Bible. Examples of these principles from each of the genres are discussed in the class. Practical experience in interpretation and hermeneutics is provided.


This course moves beyond basic material presented in PT 533 – Intercultural Studies to focus on issues that present complex, vital challenges to those who minister among Muslims. Among these are responding to Islam’s theological, social, and cultural dynamics. This includes the extent to which the use of “Muslim” symbols and ceremonies in disciplining believers who have come from Islam can be considered legitimate. The church’s reluctance to respond to Muslim convert needs and mobilize seriously for outreach continues to be an issue. Questions involving women and Islam are critical as is the development of suitable strategies for wholistic ministries that are culturally sensitive.

Replacement imageThis course introduces the student to the overall theological message of the New Testament and the method of New Testament Theology. The student explores the unity and diversity of the New Testament witnesses and he/she will be introduced to the major topics of the New Testament. The course will strengthen the integration of the New Testament's message and the practice of ministry. Special attention will be given to the teaching of the Kingdom of God and the character and ministry of the Church.
Replacement image COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course provides the opportunity for advanced study in leadership with a qualified mentor.