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Faith Theological Seminary 529 Walker Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21212 Phone: (410) 323-6211 • Fax: (410) 323-6331 Email: FTS@FaithTheological.org www.FaithTheological.org Last updated 08/01/2013


TABLE of CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS .....................................................................2 

VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT ...........................................9

PURPOSE STATEMENT ............................................................... 9

GENERAL OBJECTIVES .............................................................. 11

THE WHEEL OF THEOLOGICAL STUDY...................................... 12

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY .................................................... 12

ACADEMIC FREEDOM .............................................................. 14

DOCTRINAL STATEMENT .......................................................... 15

AFFILIATION ............................................................................. 17

AUTHORIZATION ...................................................................... 18

ACCREDITATION ....................................................................... 18

BRIEF HISTORY ......................................................................... 19

ACADEMIC CALENDAR (2012-2014)......................................... 22

ADMISSION, POLICIES, & PROCEDURES .................................. 24    

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ACADEMIC PROBATION .............................................................. 25 ALUMNI .................................................................................. 25 APPLICATION PROCESS ............................................................... 26 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS ...................................................... 28 Undergraduate Requirements ......................................... 28 Provisional Admission ...................................................... 28 International (F-1) Students ............................................. 28 International Students’ Admissions Process .................... 29 Audit Students .................................................................. 30 Non-matriculated (Non-Degree) Credit Students............. 31 Transfer Credit from Accredited Schools .......................... 32 Transfer Credit from Non-accredited Schools .................. 33 CLASS ATTENDANCE AND TARDINESS............................................. 33 ATTIRE .................................................................................... 34 CLASS CHANGES (ADD/DROP/WITHDRAWAL) ................................ 34 CODE OF CONDUCT ................................................................... 35 COMPLETION OF COURSE WORK .................................................. 35 COUNSELING ............................................................................ 35 COURSE PAPERS........................................................................ 35

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE .............................................................. 6

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION ....................................................... 47            

APPLICATION FEES ..................................................................... 47 TUITION COST (PER CREDIT HOUR) ................................................ 47 AUDITING (PER COURSE) ............................................................. 47 NON-REFUNDABLE FEES ............................................................. 47 PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS ............................................................ 48 NON-PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS ..................................................... 48 GRADUATION FEE...................................................................... 49 TRANSCRIPTS ............................................................................ 49 REFUND POLICY ........................................................................ 49 REINSTATING FEE ...................................................................... 50 SCHOLARSHIPS .......................................................................... 50 FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID (TITLE IV LOANS AND PELL GRANTS)............ 51 DEGREE PROGRAMS ................................................................ 54

BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY (B.TH.) ................................................ 56

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES .................................................... 35 EXAMINATIONS ......................................................................... 36 FAITH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY BULLETIN ...................................... 36 GRADING ................................................................................. 36 GRADUATION ........................................................................... 37 Degree Candidacy Application Deadline .......................... 37 Graduation Requirements ................................................ 37 HANDICAP ACCESS ..................................................................... 38 INCOMPLETE ............................................................................ 38 LIBRARY................................................................................... 38 LIVING FACILITIES AND HEALTHCARE ............................................. 39 MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES .......................................................... 39 PROGRAM PREREQUISITES .......................................................... 40 RE-ENTERING THE INSTITUTION .................................................... 40 REPEATING COURSE WORK ......................................................... 42 SPIRITUAL LIFE .......................................................................... 42 STUDENT GOVERNMENT ............................................................. 42 STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARDS ................................................. 42 STUDENT SERVICES .................................................................... 43 STUDENT STATUS DEFINITIONS .................................................... 43 Matriculated Student ....................................................... 43 Non-matriculated (Non-Degree) Student......................... 44 Audit Student ................................................................... 44 TIME FOR COMPLETION OF A DEGREE............................................ 45 VARIANCES ON CORE COURSE OFFERINGS AND ELECTIVES ................. 46 WITHDRAWAL FROM A COURSE ................................................... 47 WITHDRAWAL FROM SCHOOL ...................................................... 47

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MASTER OF DIVINITY (M.DIV.) .................................................... 59 DOCTOR OF MINISTRY (D.MIN.) .................................................. 64 DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY (TH.D.) ................................................... 69

CERTIFICATE IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (CBS) ................................. 78

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ............................................................ 79

THE ORGANIZATION OF THE SEMINARY ............................... 107     

FULL-TIME FACULTY ................................................................ 108 PART-TIME FACULTY ................................................................ 109 ADJUNCT FACULTY .................................................................. 114 ADMINISTRATION .................................................................... 119 BOARD OF DIRECTORS .............................................................. 124

APPENDIX 1: THE FOUR-FOLD EMPHASIS ............................. 129

INDEX ...................................................................................... 134

This catalog is a statement of the policies, personnel, curriculum, and financial arrangements of Faith Theological Seminary as projected by the responsible authorities of the Seminary. It is not a contract between the Seminary and students or staff. The Seminary reserves the right to make alterations without prior notice, in accordance with the Seminary’s institutional needs and academic purposes. Most recent catalogs and handbooks are at www.faiththeological.org. Published by Faith Theological Seminary, Baltimore, MD, © 2012

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Bible ................................................................................. 80 Christian Education .......................................................... 83 Church History .................................................................. 83 Dissertation ...................................................................... 84 English (EN) ...................................................................... 84 Math ................................................................................ 86 Music ................................................................................ 86 New Testament ................................................................ 87 Old Testament .................................................................. 89 Philosophy ........................................................................ 94 Practical Theology ............................................................ 96 Psychology ....................................................................... 99 Science ........................................................................... 100 Theology......................................................................... 100

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Faith Theological Seminary admits students of any race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, handicaps, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or other school-administered programs. All correspondence regarding studies at or admission to Faith Theological Seminary should be addressed to the Director of Admissions at the address given above (front cover).

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INTRODUCTION

 President’s Message It is my honor and privilege to write about Faith Theological Seminary, its stand for the Word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ, and the position and importance of FTS in Twenty First century theological education.

In order to preach and teach, testify and proclaim Jesus Christ, the Christian must be taught and trained in the Holy Scriptures. Theological Seminary education is about communicating God’s Word in order to make disciples who

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Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in His Great Commission said to His disciples, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:19- 20)

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Every person is a “believer”, and everybody believes in “something”. People are divided in their beliefs as much as they are divided by national boundaries, color, politics, culture, language, ideologies, ethnicity, caste and tribe. Religions compete with one another, encouraging people to believe in their particular faith, and employ different methods to win souls to their ideologies. Questions such as, “Who am I?”, “What am I doing here?”, and “Where am I going?” are being answered differently, resulting in chaos and in confusion. In the midst of this chaos and darkness, the voice of Jesus Christ thunders with authority: “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me.”


shall be able to teach others also. Faith Theological Seminary has been fulfilling this command of our Lord since 1937. It stands “for the faith, by faith” and in its commitment to the Bible as the only infallible rule of faith and practice, it not only emphasizes the faith which is the inerrant, infallible Holy Scripture with all its content, but also the rule of practice. Jesus clearly told His disciples about the Holy Ghost and His role as teacher and illuminator of the Word of God, before He ascended to Heaven. He said, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” (John 14:26).

There are various theological divisions in evangelical Christianity today in America and the gaps are growing wider. Countless books have been written to defend one position, while attacking the opposite position. Faith Theological

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The disciples of Jesus obeyed His command by preaching the Gospel, baptizing believers, and teaching them to observe all things whatsoever He had commanded. But today's so-called disciples of Jesus Christ and theological teachers are not teaching what Jesus commanded. There are conflicts in doctrine among theologians. What has gone wrong? Why do these discrepancies exist? Christians, instead of relying upon the Holy Spirit for illumination and interpretation of God’s Word, use their own reasoning, feelings, and speculations, and introduce erroneous doctrines and creeds. These creeds and doctrines gain importance and insidiously replace the Word of God. Countless denominations arise with different theological persuasions, passionately preaching and promoting their own “biblical truth”, while opposing other positions, calling them “satanic.” Sadly, this is often the story of Christian denominations, both in America and in the world today. These denominations provide their own theological seminaries where they tend to spoon-feed their theological views to their students and these graduates eventually fill their church pulpits.


Come to Faith; “study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.” God bless you! Faithfully yours,

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The late Rev. Dr. Francis A. Schaffer, one of Faith's noted graduates put it this way, and we quote, "Faith Seminary is a grand school, one the Lord has raised up to fill a specific need, and which by His grace is filling it. Many of us have had our confidence in one college and seminary after another swept away, but thank God we can say to the young men and women who follow us without hesitation, 'Go to Faith'."

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Seminary is not under any denominational or man-made theological pressure. Our seminary stands to uphold the Master's command. FTS teaches the inerrant, infallible Word of God plainly, systematically, and effectively from Genesis to Revelation. We teach the history and content of all the major theological perspectives, so that the student is apprised of the different theological denominational environments. These views are weighed for truth, using the Bible as the scale. Students are challenged to search the Scriptures inductively, relying upon the illuminating power of the Holy Spirit. God’s Word, the Bible, is the ONLY authority in matters of faith and practice. We believe that the Bible alone is our guideline in everything we teach and do at Faith Theological Seminary, as the Apostle Paul writes to Timothy, “the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” And this is our position in theological education.


STATEMENTS OF MISSION, PURPOSE, & PHILOSOPHY

 Vision and Mission Statement The vision of Faith Theological Seminary is to prepare men and women for the proclamation and demonstration of the gospel of Jesus Christ for the whole person and to the whole world. Its mission is to faithfully train Christian leaders for all areas of ministry, and all vocations, to live and teach according to the inerrant Scriptures under the Lordship of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 Purpose Statement

The charter states these purposes as follows: The Seminary shall never be subject to the dictates of any ecclesiastical body. It is to oppose ecclesiastical autocracy wherever found, making no compromise with those who would substitute the ideas of fallible men for the divinely given teachings of the Word of God. It is to train men who shall humbly seek the will of God, as expressed in His Word, and who shall then follow that will despite any opposition that may come. The Seminary is to show forth in the lives of its directors and faculty and to inculcate in its students, an attitude of deep consecration to the things of God, of constant dependence upon

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The purpose of Faith Theological Seminary is to train Christian leaders. This training is to be conducted on the highest possible academic level, including the mastery of the original languages of Scripture. This purpose (adapted from the Seminary Charter): The said corporation is formed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a Theological Seminary of high educational efficiency and absolute loyalty to the Christian religion as taught in the Old and New Testaments, and for religious, educational, and charitable purposes, without profit to any of its members. Faith Theological Seminary is to train thoroughly furnished and consecrated leadership for the Church. In every phase of its work, the highest possible standards of scholarship are to be maintained. Its graduates are to be well-fitted to defend the full truthfulness of the Word of God against all modern unbelief, and to interpret it in the light of careful and accurate study of its words in the original languages.


prayer, and of unceasing devotion to the task of spreading the knowledge of the saving power of Christ throughout the world. The situation in the church world today calls for a clear proclamation and demonstration of biblical truth. The Seminary seeks to inculcate this conviction in the hearts and lives of all the students. This purpose is also emphasized in the seminary charter, as follows: In the teaching of the Seminary, Christian doctrine is never to be divorced from Christian life. . . . The Seminary is to test all things by the Word of God, as carefully and prayerfully studied. It is to stress those matters that the Bible clearly and repeatedly presents, and to avoid giving undue importance to matters of doubtful interpretation. It is to maintain fellowship with all who are loyal to the Scriptures, but to avoid compromise with any who reject its clear teachings.

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 General Objectives

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The graduates of Faith Theological Seminary will demonstrate:  Biblical and theological knowledge, recognizing the inerrant Word of God as the ultimate authority for life and godliness.  The ability to interpret scripture adequately and faithfully, and to develop critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities.  The ability to effectively communicate the whole gospel to a culturally diverse society.  The ability to exhibit academic excellence in their field of study.  Adequate preparation for Christian ministry in education, the pastorate, missions, worship leadership, and all forms of public service and God-honoring vocations.

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To train consecrated Christian leaders for the Church of Jesus Christ. To maintain a theological seminary of high educational efficiency. To encourage loyalty to the Christian faith as taught in the Old and New Testaments. To hold every phase of its work to the highest possible standards of scholarship. To defend the full truthfulness of the Scripture against all forms of unbelief, including philosophical naturalism and determinism, postmodernist relativism, historical-critical hermeneutics, and all such that undermine confidence in the Bible as the revelation of God and his purposes.

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 The Wheel of Theological Study Biblical Languages History of Christianity

Biblical Ethics Biblical Theology

Polemical Theology

Historical Theology

Biblical Text

Systematic Theology

Textual Criticism

History of Religion

Biblical Hermeneutics

 Educational Philosophy And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere [pure] and blameless until the day of Christ; having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Phil 1:9-11 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. John 1:4 The tenets of our mission include a commitment to the ideals that govern our objectives. Our philosophy of education guides us

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Exegetical Theology

Biblical Apologetics

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towards the goal of preparing men and women towards the whole church proclaiming and demonstrating the whole Bible as revelation of the whole gospel of redemption for the whole person for the whole world. This is guided by our firm conviction that Christ calls us to live in this world as salt and light, as ambassadors of his righteousness, truth, and justice. We believe that Christ is King of all kings and Lord of all lords, and is presently reigning over his world and his church. In this regard, it is imperative that we attempt to redress our failures to practice in this world what he calls us to proclaim and demonstrate of his gospel of redemption.

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We believe that the best context for such an education is one that is charitable and irenic in both classroom pedagogy and personal relationships. This necessitates academic freedom (see below) that includes free class-room discussion and debate wherein the Bible is acknowledged as the ultimate authority, and not any individual teacher or student. One of the unique aspects of FTS is its contemporary, evangelical, conservative ethos expressed in the context of a denominationally mixed faculty, staff, and student body. This creates a sometimes exciting atmosphere to adjust to, but we encourage this for the growth of all. Many students enter seminary studies without ever having had an opportunity to engage in open discussion about our various theological traditions and viewpoints done in the context of our acknowledged oneness in Christ. 1 Francis Schaeffer (class of FTS, 1938) wrote that there are four primary, corresponding ideals for the local church. We believe these are applicable to Christian higher education: Two Contents o Sound doctrine o Honest answers for honest questions Two Realities o True spiritual reality o Beautiful human relations The institution must consciously develop its courses, curricula, and other education/research programs from a framework and perspective consistent with biblical and Christian purpose. A viable philosophy of Christian education must guide the teacher to teach in harmony with the Word of God, the Bible. Such a philosophy results in an integration of biblical principles throughout the institution’s curriculum course-by-course. An institution is not fully Christian if it simply provides a


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 Academic Freedom FTS is committed to the freedom of conscience of all faculty and staff in matters regarding scholarly debates, disputed points of interpretation, and Christian lifestyle, in so far as the FTS doctrinal standards (below) and Standards on Moral Conduct (see Student Handbook) are in no way compromised. FTS encourages academic discussion, and even debate, in order to demonstrate our reliance on scripture and not human opinion. Consequently, students are challenged to search the scriptures rather than rely exclusively on faculty.

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program of instruction housed in a Christian environment. Courses and curricula must be designed and carried out within a framework of respect for biblical principles and practice. Indeed, this respect must result in an education process which is clearly Christian in philosophy and practice.  FTS has a four-fold emphasis in the curriculum: biblical hermeneutics, biblical history, biblical theology, and biblical exegesis. See the statement “The Four-Fold Emphasis of the Seminary Curriculum,” p. 129.  A thorough knowledge of the Bible (backgrounds, languages, contents) is requisite for Christian education in preparation for Christian ministry.  A thorough knowledge of opposing viewpoints (within the secular, as well as within the Christian community) is requisite for Christian education in preparation for evangelism, apologetics, and practical ministry in our contemporary context. That is, knowledge of how the truth of scripture applies to all areas of human life is necessary for life-work and ministry callings.  For these reasons, we believe it is necessary to emphasize skills in biblical languages, exegesis, theology, church history, and modern religious/social issues. Therefore, we encourage our faculty, while modeling a zealous love for Christ and his Word, to present a balanced approach in which students are guided to study critically all opposing viewpoints, while we “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor 10:5) through rigorous study of the scriptures.


DOCTRINAL STATEMENT As stated in the founding Charter, “The system of doctrine contained in the Scriptures, and expounded in the historic Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, shall form the basis of the instruction. True piety is to be nurtured, and an attitude of devotion and constant prayerfulness inculcated."

 Doctrinal Statement

We believe that God created out of nothing, by the power of his word, the existing space-time universe in six (24-hour) days. We believe that, as through Adam and Eve’s temptation and deception by the created, angelic being named Satan (the adversary, devil, destroyer), sin entered into the world, and death through sin, so death passed upon all men, for that all sinned.

We believe in the death of Jesus Christ as a true substitute, and that His death was a sufficient expiation for the guilt of

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Believing the system of doctrine contained in the Scriptures we maintain the following Doctrinal Statement. We believe in the divine inspiration and authority of the Scriptures. By this is meant a miraculous guidance of the Holy Spirit in their original writing, extending to all parts of the Scriptures equally, applying even to the choice of words, so the result is the very Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice. Moreover, it is our conviction that God has exercised such singular care and providence through the ages in preserving the written Word, that the Scriptures as we now have them are essentially as originally given and contain all things necessary for salvation. We believe in one God, revealed as existing in three equal persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are One God, the same in substance and equal in power and glory. We believe in the Holy Spirit as a divine Person, a personality distinct from the Father and the Son.

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all men. We believe that those who receive Christ by faith have been given new life from God. We believe that men are justified by faith alone and are accounted righteous before God only for the merit of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe in the visible, personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ for His Church, and then with His redeemed to establish a worldwide Kingdom of righteousness and peace in the new creation. We believe in the everlasting conscious blessedness of the saved and the conscious punishment of the lost.

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We believe it to be the supreme responsibility of the disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ to make His Gospel known to all men.

 Affiliation Faith Theological Seminary has its own independent Board of Directors and is a Delaware non-profit corporation under Internal Revenue Service code of 1986, as amended, section 501(c)(3) and section 170 of the code.

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 Authorization Faith Theological Seminary is authorized by the Maryland Higher Education Commission as a non-profit, religious, degree-granting institution as set forth in sub-section 11-202.1 of the Education Article.

 Accreditation Faith Theological Seminary received its Candidacy Status for Accreditation from the Transnational Association of Colleges and Schools (TRACS) on April 13th, 2010. TRACS is recognized by both the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education. Transnational Association of Colleges and Schools 15935 Forest Rd Forest, VA 24551 | Phone: (434) 525-9539 | Fax: (434) 525-9538

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The FTS staff that attended the TRACS’ Commission meeting and received the Candidacy Status: left to right – Mr. Tyrone D. Bullock, Sr. (Director of Student Affairs), Dr. Stephen T. Hague (Academic Dean), Dr. Norman J. Manohar (President), Mrs. Susan J. Wood (Business Manager) and Mr. David Moyer (Former Director of Development)


Celebration Picnic, 2010

 Brief History

The spirit of Princeton survived however in 1929 under the leadership of J. Gresham Machen who helped organize a faculty consisting of Oswald T. Allis, Robert Dick Wilson, Allan A. MacRae, John Murray, Paul Woolley, Cornelius Van Til, Rienk Bouke Kuiper, and Ned Stonehouse. They found quarters for a new seminary (Westminster Theological Seminary) in two townhouses in

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Faith Theological Seminary traces its origin to Princeton Theological Seminary and the days of the ModernistFundamentalist controversy that centered in that institution. Since this stronghold of the historic Christian faith was under the jurisdiction of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., it was vulnerable to the changing ecclesiastical majorities in General Assemblies. The Presbyterian Church as a whole stood firm as a beacon of orthodoxy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The conflict ensued between those who began to accept the historical-critical systems of interpretation and those who did not. By political manipulation, the board of control was altered and the whole direction of Princeton was changed. The conservative majority of the faculty thus suffered defeat, and many of them left.


Philadelphia, housing students in the Drake Hotel. In 1936 the disruption in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., over the organization of The Independent Board for Presbyterian Foreign Missions brought about a new Presbyterian Church of America. Dr. Machen became the primary leader in the battle for preserving the historic Christian faith. Upon the death of Dr. J. Gresham Machen, on January 1, 1937, the great cause for which he stood fell into some disarray. In the summer of 1937, Carl McIntire, Alan A. MacRae, Roy Brumbaugh, Harold S. Laird, and Roland Armes founded FTS to be an institution honoring the Lord through its witness to the faith once delivered to the saints, affirming the infallible Old and New Testaments as the only rule of faith and practice. Francis A. Schaeffer was a student at the time, and worked tirelessly to assist Dr. Allan A. MacRae in helping get the seminary established. Dr. Allan A. MacRae became the first President of the Seminary in 1937 and remained so until 1971. Rev. Carl McIntire became the second President from 1972-2002. Dr. Norman Manohar became the third President in 2002 until the present.

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FTS at Wilmington, Delaware, 1941 – 1952

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The Seminary initially conducted its classes at the Sunday School Building of Faith Bible Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware from 1937 to 1941. The Seminary gradually grew in size, resources, and constituency and through the generous gift of a friend, occupied a nearby mansion, Huston Hall, where it enjoyed the blessing of God to a marked degree.


Once again the Seminary outgrew its quarters in Wilmington; in 1952 it purchased the Widener Estate property in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, in a lovely residential section less than a mile north of the city limits of Philadelphia. This was the home of the Seminary from 1952 to 1997. From 1997 to May 2004 Faith Theological Seminary operated from 1001 W. 70th Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Beginning in Fall 2004, the Seminary has operated from Baltimore, Maryland with authorization from the Maryland Higher Education Commission as a non-profit, religious, degree-granting institution (as set forth in sub-section 11-202.1 of the Education Article).

FTS Campus, Elkins Park, PA, 1952-1997

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The books and financial records are always open for responsible inspection and are audited annually by certified public accountants. The graduates of the Seminary are serving in many capacities, as pastors, missionaries, chaplains, teachers, and workers in specialized fields around the world. God has significantly blessed their ministry.

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Members of many groups who feel the importance of conservative and scholarly training in Bible study, which is uncompromising in its stand for the historic Christian faith, share in the support of this work and come as students to secure its advantages. As stated in the founding Charter, “The system of doctrine contained in the Scriptures, and expounded in the historic Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, shall form the basis of the instruction. True piety is to be nurtured, and an attitude of devotion and constant prayerfulness inculcated."


 Academic Calendar (2012-2014) Registration begins

August 1

Registration ends (late fees will apply) Student Orientation, Classes begin

August 31 September 8

Thanksgiving Break Last day of classes

November 19-24 December 8

Finals (or make-up) week

December 10-15

Winter vacation begins

December 17

Spring Semester

2013

Registration begins Registration ends (late fees will apply)

December 1 January 12

Student Orientation, Classes begin

February 2

Easter Break Last day of classes

March 25-30 May 4

Finals (or make-up) week

May 6-11

Seventy-sixth Annual Commencement

May 25

Summer Term Registration begins

2013 May 4

Registration ends (late fees will apply)

May 16

Summer Courses Course(s) 1 Course(s) 2

June 1 - August 24 June 10-13 July 15-16

Last day of classes

August 24

Fall Semester

2013

Registration begins

August 5

Registration ends (late fees will apply)

August 17

Student orientation classes begin Evangelical Theological Society Meeting Answers In Genesis Creation Seminar Thanksgiving break

September 7 November 19-21 November 23 November 25-30

Last day of classes Finals (or make-up) week

December 14 December 16-21

Winter vacation begins

December 23

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Spring Semester

2014

Registration begins Registration ends (late fees will apply)

December 1 January 11

Student orientation & classes begin Associates for Biblical Research Seminar

February 1 March 1

Easter break

April 14-20

Last day of classes

May 10

Finals (or make-up) week

May 12-17

Seventy-seventh Annual Commencement

May 24

Summer Term

2014

Registration begins Registration ends (late fees will apply)

May 1 June 1

Summer courses Course(s) 1

Jun 1 – Aug 17 June 9-12

Course(s) 2 Last day of classes

July 14-17 Aug 17

Commencement, 2010

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ADMISSIONS, POLICIES, & PROCEDURES

 Admission, Policies, & Procedures [subjects in this section are in alphabetical order]

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The purpose of this institution is to train men and women for Biblebased Christian ministries. Therefore, in addition to the academic requirements, there are spiritual requirements for admission in keeping with this purpose. These include Christian experience, spiritual growth, call to service, and gifts for ministry. Students who do not meet the necessary undergraduate college requirements may petition for entrance into the Bachelor of Theology programs. Computer literacy: applicants must be able to employ a sufficient level of computer technology to do research, write with a word-processor, and print assignments. Personal computer access or ownership is required.

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Each degree program requires a prerequisite: a High School diploma is necessary to study for a Bachelors degree, a Bachelors degree is necessary to study for any Masters degree, and a Masters degree is the prerequisite for the Doctoral degrees.

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Faith Theological Seminary desires students who are committed to Jesus Christ. Students are required to read, understand, and respect our statements of purpose and faith. Enrollment is open to qualified students of all Christian denominations and fellowships, without distinction of sex, race, disability, or ethnic derivation, who desire to engage in serious theological study in preparation for Christian service.


Commencement 2012

 Academic Probation

 Alumni The Alumni Association maintains current information on alumni. Alumni news is included in the FTS Bulletin, which is published several times a year.

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Any student whose grade point average for a semester falls below 2.5 is automatically placed on Academic Probation for the following semester. Students on Academic Probation may be limited to no more than six semester hours in the succeeding semester, as determined by the Academic Committee. A student on Academic Probation must earn at least a 2.5 grade point average during that semester or that student will be suspended from the Seminary by the Academic Committee. Students who have been suspended for academic reasons will not be considered for readmission until the student appeals to, and is recommended for, readmission by the Academic Committee. Students readmitted after academic suspension will automatically remain on Academic Probation during their first semester. International students having F-1 Visa status who do not maintain the minimum cumulative GPA, and the requisite minimum course-load, cannot be allowed a period of suspension but will be subject to academic dismissal.


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 Application Process

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A completed application form (original only, no photocopies) which includes:  Passport/license photograph  Biographical data  Academic record—all institutions of higher education attended  Pastoral Reference Form completed

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Personal statement which includes:  Spiritual autobiography

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Applications should be received by the Admissions Office at least two weeks prior to the last day of registration (see yearly calendar). Classes can be taken only by those who have completed the application process (degree, non-degree credit or audit) and have been admitted into the Seminary. Applications for a degree program will only be considered by the Admissions Committee when all of the following items have been received:


The applicant’s aspiration for Christian service

3. Official transcripts of the student’s academic record at all institutions of higher education attended are required. The applicant must request each institution to send the transcript directly to the Office of Admissions. 4. Application Fee. A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany each completed application form. When the student’s file is complete, the Admissions Committee will take official action on the application. The applicant will then be notified by letter of acceptance into a specific degree program.

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 Application Requirements  Undergraduate Requirements In order to be admitted to a Master’s degree program, a student should have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, or the equivalent. He or she must have maintained at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the college program.  Provisional Admission If one does not meet the undergraduate GPA requirement, he or she may be granted a Provisional Admission. This requires that the student maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA on the first semester of work at FTS in order to be granted full admission.

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 International (F-1) Students International applicants whose native language is not English, or who have not received a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an English-speaking institution, must send official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to the Admissions Office. The minimum required score is 550 on the written test and 213 on the computer exam. For information concerning the TOEFL and TSE, applicants may contact the US embassy in their country, or write: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA. Faith Theological Seminary’s TOEFL and TSE code is 7961. For those students who have not passed the English TOEFL test, they may still apply to a program of the seminary on a provisional basis of ESL study in preparation to pass the FTS Test of English Language Proficiency. Once the student has passed this listening, writing, and reading test, they can then begin their chosen program of theological study. FTS also has regular courses in Korean for the B.Th. program.


According to the Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), F-1 students must be both matriculated and enrolled full time (at least twelve credits per semester, except during summer). In order to remain “in status,” F-1 students must maintain these requirements. They must also be making satisfactory progress toward their degree program. 

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International Students’ Admissions Process Step 1: Fill out FTS Application for Admission Step 2: Pay the Application fee and I-20 processing fee Step 3: Send the following documents to FTS Admissions Office a) pastoral recommendation b) two passport-style photos c) Personal Christian testimony d) Academic transcripts e) Completed Affidavit of Financial Support (I-134) f) Photocopy of your passport photo page g) Filled-out application (Step 1) h) submit TOEFL scores Step 4: Application will be processed after the receipt of all the above documents (1-3) Step 5: FTS Admissions Office will send you I-20 Form with Admission Letter by mail. Step 6: Pay SEVIS (I-901) fee Step 7: Apply for student visa at your nearest American Consulate/Embassy.


To apply today (or to transfer from another school), contact the FTS Admissions Office and the Designated School Official (DSO) and go online to http://www.faiththeological.org/admissions/38international-admissions.html

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Audit Students Audit status may be granted to:  Students who do not meet the academic requirements for regular admission into a degree program, to audit classes only.  Students who are qualified for a degree program, but do not desire to enter a degree program or attend courses for credit.  A student requesting Audit Student status must submit an Application for Admission. The Application does not require references or transcripts. An Audit Student may attend any course for which he or she is registered as an auditor, upon the payment of the audit fee for each course.  Auditors may attend class lectures, but are not typically permitted to participate in class discussions, ask questions, or submit assignments for grading, except under special circumstances and at the Professor’s discretion. Unless the Professor stipulates that Audit participation is allowed in his class, it is understood that the restriction for Audit students on class discussions, questions, or assignments will prevail.

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Application Checklist for Audit Students:

Non-matriculated (Non-Degree) Credit Students Non-Degree Credit status may be granted to:  Students who do not meet the academic requirements for regular admission into a degree program but who desire academic credit.  Students who are qualified for a degree program, but do not desire to enter a degree program at the time of application. Such students may attend courses for credit for personal enrichment, learning and upgrading job skills, and fulfilling degree requirements for another institution.

Enrolling for classes under Non-matriculated status is streamlined. Non-matriculated students do not follow all of the admission requirements of Matriculated students. The Nonmatriculated student status is designed to allow any interested individual to attend the Seminary for credit courses without declaring a major or seeking a degree. A student requesting Non-matriculated credit student status must submit an “Application for Non-Matriculated Admission.” The Non-Degree Application does not require references or transcripts. A Non-matriculated student taking courses for credit must pay full tuition for each course taken. Credits earned under Non-Degree status are valid for four years before entering a degree program. Admission as a Non-matriculated student does not guarantee future admission into a degree program. If one desires to apply for a degree program, it is recommended that application for the program be made as soon as possible. The applicant from Nonmatriculated to Matriculated student status must complete the full

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program application. The total credits that can be transferred into a Matriculated Degree Program are as follows:  Bachelor of Theology: 39 total credits  Master of Divinity: 30 total credits  Doctor of Ministry: 9 total credits  Doctor of Theology: 12 total credits Application Checklist for Non-Degree Credit: Application for Non-matriculated Admission Application Fee of $50 Two Passport or Driver’s License Style Photographs

Accredited Credit Transfer Allowances for Each Program:  Bachelor of Theology: 39 total credits

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 Transfer Credit from Accredited Schools Credits earned at other schools may be applied to a student’s degree program at Faith Theological Seminary subject to certain conditions: the credits must be of a comparable graduate level and reflect a transcript grade of “C” or better, in a subject appropriate to the student’s degree program at Faith Theological Seminary and should have been awarded by an accredited school. Other restrictions may also apply. See “Degree Programs” for transfer of credit allowances. Transfer of credit is not automatic. Upon written request, the Academic Committee will evaluate the official transcripts and inform the student of the credit that may be transferred. See Program listings below for specifics of transfer credits allowed. Students who already have an earned Associates degree from another institution may apply for the Bachelor of Theology program and complete 60 credits in order to complete the B.Th. Degree. Students who already have an earned Master of Divinity degree from another institution may apply for the Master of Divinity program and complete 30 credits in order to complete the M.Div. Degree.

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Master of Divinity: 30 total credits Doctor of Ministry: 9 total credits Doctor of Theology: 12 total credits

 Transfer Credit from Non-accredited Schools FTS will accept credit from non-accredited institutions as determined by the Academic Committee, and whose determination is based on the equivalency of class hours and course work. B.Th. – FTS will accept the transfer of up to 30 credit hours from a non-accredited school. M.Div. – FTS will accept the transfer of up to 20 credit hours from a non-accredited school. D.Min. – FTS will accept 9 credit hours from a nonaccredited school. In some cases, FTS allows a previous dissertation to be submitted that has not been submitted elsewhere, but the six dissertation hours must be paid for to FTS.

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 Class Attendance and Tardiness Attendance is expected at all class sessions, except in cases of emergency. Instructors will take late, and lack of, attendance into consideration in determining a student’s grade.  For B.Th., M.Div., and Certificate students, each unexcused (more than one) absence will result in one grade demotion.

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Excused absences (for deaths and serious illness) must be limited to a maximum of four and documented appropriately. Any absences for illness exceeding this maximum will result in dismissal from the course(s) with a Withdraw Passing (WP). All absences must be followed by completion of all missed in-class work (and assignments) in a timely fashion by consulting with the professors of the classes missed. Three times tardy (ten or more minutes) to class will equal one class absence. Four times tardy will equal two unexcused absences. Doctoral students may not be late for, or miss, any classes, considering the intensive nature of these courses. In the event that a doctoral student misses one intensive class, they will be Withdrawn Passing (WP) or Withdrawn Failing (WF), defending on their GPA for the course at the time of Withdrawal.

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All changes in a student’s class load, including dropping or adding courses or changing credit/audit status, must be done on Add/Drop forms available from the Business Office. This form requires the class instructor’s signature before the instructor returns it to the Business Office and it is received by the Registrar. Courses may be added up to the end of the second week of classes. A student who withdraws from a course in the first two weeks receives an automatic “Withdraw-Passing” (WP). Any withdrawal after the second week until the eigth week will be determined by the class instructor as either “Withdraw-Passing” (WP) or “WithdrawFailing” (WF), depending on the instructor’s assessment of the student’s work up to that point in time. After the eighth week, all course-withdrawals will be given an F. (Class attendance will be

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FTS expects that all students and faculty will “dress well” in accordance with the protocol of professional and ministerial callings, demonstrating the high standards of modesty and suitable formality (that is, no shorts, teeshirts, gym wear, sandals, etc.). Variance can be requested from the professors when a student can only come directly from work in other attire.


taken as a factor in the instructor’s determination of the student’s grade.) The system of due process for appealing status is covered in the Student Handbook.

 Code of Conduct The written code of conduct (Ethical/Moral Policies and Procedures) is included in the Student Handbook, which is provided to each student prior to his/her enrollment. In signing their Application for Admission, students affirm the code of conduct agreement. See there also the Seminary statement and policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

 Completion of Course Work

Students are advised by a faculty member regarding their course of study. Spiritual guidance and counseling is available through the professors and the administration.

 Course Papers All assigned course papers are to be submitted in proper form unless the instructor indicates otherwise. The standard is the latest edition of Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. See Student Handbook for Writing-Evaluation Criteria. For doctoral students, see the “Guidelines and Procedures for Doctoral Students” (available online).

 Employment Opportunities Employment opportunities are posted on the Bulletin Board. Students are encouraged to check this listing regularly for updates.

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All course work is to be completed by the last day of classes for the semester. Only the Professor (and/or Academic Committee) will make extensions to this time limit. Requests for extensions must be made in writing to the committee at least one week prior to the last day of classes. All requests should specify the reasons for the extension and the length of the extension desired. Such requests are not automatically granted. See FTS Student Handbook on “Degree Completion,” p. 10.


 Examinations Except in cases of serious illness or family emergency, students are expected to be present for all scheduled examinations. Requests to take an examination at another time must be made to the class instructor.

 Faith Theological Seminary Bulletin The FTS Bulletin (posted on-line) serves the devotional needs of the seminary and conveys seminary news and announcements.

 Grading To distinguish various levels of academic achievement in fulfillment of course requirements, the Seminary employs the following grading symbols:

Grade points are awarded hour: Grade points A = 4.0 points = A- = 3.6 points = B+ = 3.3 points = B = 3.0 points = B- = 2.6 points = C+ = 2.3 points = C = 2.0 points = C- = 1.6 points = D+ = 1.3 points = D = 1.0 points = D- = .6 points = F = 0.0 points = WP =

according to the following scale per semester Percentages 97-100 94-96 91-93 88-90 86-87 83-85 80-82 78-79 75-77 72-74 70-71 below 70 Does not

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A and A- ………… B+, B, B- ………... C+, C, C- ………... D+, D, D- ……….. F …………………. WP ………………. WF ………………. P …………………. I …………………..


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 Graduation  Degree Candidacy Application Deadline Candidacy for a degree must be applied for to the Graduation th Committee before April 15 (the deadline) preceding the Commencement at which the degree is to be conferred. The application for candidacy must be accompanied by payment of a non-refundable $100 graduation fee.

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 Graduation Requirements In order to become a candidate for a degree at Faith Theological Seminary, a student must: 1. Have successfully completed the entire course program for that degree as set out in this catalog with a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better, within the specified time limits. 2. Submit, and have accepted, a thesis where one is required in the program. 3. Complete at least one-half of the degree program at Faith Theological Seminary. 4. Satisfy all financial obligations to the Seminary.


 Handicap access There is handicap access to both levels of classrooms. Access to the administration offices is presently limited by stairway access.

 Incomplete A grade of “Incomplete” (I) may be granted by an instructor in unusual circumstances such as extended serious illness, etc. Permission for an “Incomplete” (I) must be requested prior to the end of the semester. An Incomplete may not be granted automatically, since this is at the discretion of each professor.

The FTS Library has approximately 25,000 volumes on Biblical exegesis, theology, missions, and related subjects. Periodicals contain articles of interest on the church, missions, and theology, as well as archaeology and Biblical studies. Some of this collection contains highly prized and rare volumes. High speed wireless Internet access is available for students’ use.

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An “Incomplete” (I) automatically becomes a “Failure” (“F”) 60 days after the end of the semester in which it was assigned unless the course requirements are satisfied, and the instructor assigns a new grade. Extensions to this period may be requested, but are only granted in cases of just cause. The proper procedure for requesting an extension is: 1. The student requests permission for an extension from the instructor 2. The student requests an extension in writing from the Dean 3. The instructor recommends the student’s petition to the Dean 4. The Dean verifies with the instructor the reasons for the extension.


Faith Theological Seminary does not provide on-campus living facilities. Students are all expected to provide their own. Excellent health care facilities are available within a few miles of the Seminary.

 Ministry Opportunities FTS recognizes that students will minister in a complex and changing world. FTS endeavors to relate instruction to contemporary society. The administrative offices have a supporting role in this endeavor, keeping students informed of opportunities for

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All student and alumni library users must have a valid photo library card issued from the FTS IT Office. All non-student library users must have a Guest Library user’s photo-id card ($25 payable in the Business Office). See the Library Handbook for more information.  FTS also has borrowing privileges with St. Mary’s Seminary Marion Burk Knott Library (five minutes drive from FTS). FTS students with an FTS ID card can get a Marion Burk Knott Library card for borrowing privileges for $20 per semester. FTS students have full access to their extensive electronic databases and periodicals. Marion Burk Knott Library also has reciprocal borrowing privileges with Baltimore Hebrew University that allows students access through interlibrary loan services for a small fee. Marion Burk Knott Library also has catalog access to Johns Hopkins University and the Catholic University of America.  FTS has borrowing privileges through the Friends of the Loyola program with Loyola Notre Dame University Library. FTS students with an FTS ID card may get a Loyola Notre Dame University Library card for borrowing privileges for $25 per year.  With these libraries, FTS students can access some 550,000 volumes and on-site electronic databases, in addition to the FTS collection.


ministry, both short-term and long-term. Opportunities for ministry and community service are also posted on the FTS Bulletin Board.

 Program Prerequisites Each degree program requires a prerequisite: a high school diploma is necessary to study for a Bachelors degree; a Bachelors degree is necessary to study for a Masters degree; a Masters of Divinity degree, or 90 semester hour equivalent, is the prerequisite for the Doctoral degrees.

 Re-entering the Institution

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Students who have officially withdrawn from Faith Theological Seminary, and those who have otherwise become inactive from the Seminary for fifteen (15) consecutive months, may return to classes within one year of the time of their withdrawal/inactivation without penalty. After the one year period, a reinstating fee of $25 will be charged. To re-enter after an absence of three (3) years, a new application must be completed. If a student has not officially withdrawn, re-entry at any time requires a new application.


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 Repeating Course Work Courses for which grades of “F” or “WF” have been earned may be repeated for credit, with grades for repeated attempts counting for grade point average purposes. All entries on the transcript, however, remain a part of the student’s permanent academic record. Also, any course for which students have received a passing grade (“D” or better) may be repeated, but only three credits will be applied to the student’s transcript for the course with the higher grade. Students may also repeat courses as audit without credit for selfimprovement. All normal tuition and fees will apply to all repeated courses.

 Spiritual Life

 Student Government There is an organized and functioning student government. The students hold elections at the end of the Spring semester for the upcoming school year. The student government is responsible for chapels during the year.

 Student Identification Cards Student identification cards are issued within the first two weeks of the semester to students who are taking classes for credit.

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Students are expected to manifest a satisfactory attitude toward the spiritual and academic standards of the Seminary. The testimony and commitment of the Seminary is that Christians should hold themselves separate from sin, apostasy, and worldliness, while being a positive example of true Biblical Christianity to the watching world around them.

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The Seminary makes every effort to advance the devotional life and practical Christian testimony of students. For chapel services, thirty minutes is set aside for the reading of the Word, prayer, and singing. An address is given by a visiting speaker or by a member of the Faculty.


Identification cards are made by the IT Manager. ID cards are required to borrow books from the library. See Student Handbook for more information. For FTS Alumni who wish to continue using the FTS Library for their continued studies, an FTS Alumni ID Card may be requested.

 Student Services While Faith Theological Seminary exists as an academic institution, there is more to producing competent leadership than academics. The Seminary’s objective is to enhance and support the educational experience of the student by offering services which will encourage the student’s development in social, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and moral areas. The Alumni Association seeks to continue a relationship with FTS graduates.

 Student Status Definitions 

Matriculated Student A matriculated student is an individual who has completed the formal application process and has been accepted into a degree program.

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All activities of the Seminary are to be grounded in the Scriptures. Students are encouraged to incorporate what they are learning in the classroom into their daily lives at home, in the church setting, and in the working world.

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FTS recognizes that development of competent Christian leadership does not end in the classroom. The Seminary provides opportunities for students to foster development in the social, spiritual, intellectual, physical, and moral areas. We desire that all of our students fulfill their personal and professional goals as Christian leaders and as active citizens in the society in which they live.


Audit Student An auditor is one who attends a class as an observer. Auditors do not participate in discussion, although they may do the homework and take quizzes/tests. No grade-records are kept on auditors. Audit status may be granted to:  Students who do not meet the academic requirements for regular admission into a degree program, to audit classes only.  Students who are qualified for a degree program, but do not desire to enter a degree program or attend courses for credit.  A student requesting Audit Student status must submit an Application for Admission. The Application does not require references or transcripts. An Audit Student may attend any course for which he or she is registered as an auditor, upon the payment of the audit fee for each course.  Auditors may attend class lectures, but are not permitted to participate in class discussions, ask questions, or submit assignments for grading, except under special circumstances and at the Professor’s discretion. Unless the Professor stipulates that Audit participation is allowed in his class, it is understood that the restriction for Audit

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Non-matriculated (NonDegree) Student A non-degree student is an individual who is taking courses without entering a particular program. This student may be in the process of applying to a degree program, or may be taking courses for personal enrichment without the intention of pursuing a degree.

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students on class discussions, questions, or assignments will prevail.

 Time for Completion of a Degree The B.Th. degree program requires at least four years. Not more than six years are allowed to complete this program. The M.Div. degree is designed to be completed in three years. Depending on course load, part-time students can complete the program in four or five years. Not more than five years are allowed to complete this degree program. The D.Min. degree program requires at least two years. Not more than five years are allowed to complete this degree program. The Th.D. degree program requires at least three years. Not more than seven years are allowed to complete this degree program. The C.B.S is designed to be completed in two tears. Not more than four years are allowed to complete the requirements.

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FTS programs are all designed with a balance of key, core courses (traditionally foundational to theological education) and options for electives. Even though courses are called “electives,” this in no way diminishes their significance in the curriculum. FTS strives to include only those courses that are vital in supporting the FTS mission and vision. In light of that, any student particularly needing (especially for program completion and graduation) a given course that is not being offered when needed, may request a variance from the Academic Office to take an elective course to satisfy their core requirements. Such variances may also be requested by students who have had subjects at the Bachelor of Theology level and are facing the repetition of those subjects in the Master of Divinity program. These variances are limited to subjects not related to foundational theology and Bible courses, while the variance decisions rest with the Academic Committee.

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 Withdrawal from a Course See “Class Changes” (Add/Drop/Withdrawal) above.

 Withdrawal from School If a student informs the Seminary, and does not enroll for courses for more than two consecutive terms, including the summer term, he or she is considered to have officially withdrawn from the Seminary. Students who do not inform the Seminary of their intention to withdraw become inactive automatically if they do not enroll for courses for fifteen (15) consecutive months. Such inactive students follow the same “Re-entering the Institution” procedures as students who have notified the Seminary of their withdrawal.

 Financial Information  Application Fees A non-refundable $50 application fee is required with each application submitted to the Admissions Office. No application will be processed without this fee.

Certificate Bachelors Degree Program Masters Degree Program Doctoral Degree Programs

$230 $230 $287.50 $402.50

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Add/Drop Fee (after week 1) Graduation Fee Late Registration Fee Library Fee (per semester) Guest Library user’s photo-id card Registration Fee Reinstating Fee Student Activities Fee (per semester)

$10 $100 $50 $50 $25 $50 $25 $20

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Technology Fee (per semester) $20 Transcript Fee (per request) $10 Verification Letters $10 Seminary Catalog (hard copy) $10 Continuation Fee (per semester) $500 (for registered doctoral students not taking classes) Doctoral Exam Fee $2,000

 Payment of Accounts All tuition and fees (from all students) are received at the Business Office by the Business Manager. All tuition and fees are due in full on or before the day of registration. At the end of each month a 2.5% late fee will be assessed on any outstanding balance. Tuition payments are to be made in the business office. Visa and Master Card payments are accepted. No registration without payment is permitted without written approval from the business office.

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All tuition accounts are due and payable on or before the day of registration. A student’s registration is not complete, and he or she may not attend classes, until all financial obligations are paid or contractual arrangements have been made for settling the account with the Business Office. Students with a balance due in their accounts on the final day the class meets for any given term (including each intensive course):  They shall not receive an official grade for any courses taken in that term, and  They shall not be permitted to register for further studies at Faith Theological Seminary until the account is fully paid. All accounts due the Seminary must be paid in full before a student can receive a degree. No transcripts can be released to a student owing a balance in any account (library, tuition, etc.) to the Seminary.

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 Graduation Fee A non-refundable fee of $100 must accompany the Graduation Application form. This is required before a student will be presented as a degree candidate.

 Transcripts A transcript, a record of courses taken and grades received, will be issued upon graduation. Any other transcripts must be requested in writing to the Registrar, accompanied with payment of $10 for each transcript requested. No transcript will be issued for a student whose account is not current or who has overdue library books

 Refund Policy

2. Modular(Intensives, Block) Courses:  Courses dropped by the end of the first 4 hours – 100% refund of tuition.  Courses dropped by the end of the first 8 hours – 50% refund of tuition.  Courses dropped after the first 8 hours of class – no refund. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. It is the student’s responsibility to complete a withdrawal (Add/Drop) form for withdrawing from a course. Courses are officially dropped when

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1. Regular Courses: Any student who withdraws from courses, or the Seminary, in writing and whose withdrawal is officially approved may receive a refund of tuition and course related fees as follows:  100% if dropped before the first week of classes  90% if withdrawal is before the end of the first week of classes  80% if withdrawal is before the end of the second week of classes  70% if withdrawal is before the end of the third week of classes  60% if withdrawal is before the end of the fourth week of classes  50% if withdrawal is before the end of the fifth week of classes  40% if withdrawal is before the end of the sixth week of classes. There are no refunds after the sixth week classes.


an Add/Drop form has been signed by the instructor and has been returned to the Business Office and received by the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar will inform the Business Office of the refund allowed. Please allow four (4) weeks for a refund.

 Reinstating Fee Students who have officially withdrawn from studies for more than one year are charged a $25 Reinstating Fee.

 Scholarships In some cases, arrangements are made with local churches, or ecclesiastical bodies, to give scholarships to members coming from their fellowships who show promise of academic and ministerial callings. Such arrangements are determined by the combined efforts of these fellowships, the FTS Academic Committee, and the Korean Program Director. The Business Manager will be informed in writing of all such decisions.

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Missionary Scholarship A missionary on furlough is entitled to a fifty percent tuition discount if they are sponsored by a recognized sending agency and is returning from a country other than their own for a sabbatical or time of respite between assignments. A missionary is required to provide a letter each year from the sponsoring organization that confirms the missionary’s status. Those currently

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Tuition-scholarship for spouses of full-time students FTS is committed to serving its students as members of families and as family ministry-teams. The reality of on-the-ground service so often includes both spouses. Therefore, FTS desires to help prepare its fulltime students (at least 12 credits per semester) with this scholarship program towards seminary degrees (contingencies: fully paid tuition of the full-time spouse, adequate seating in class for registered and paying students). Contact the Business Office for more information. Note: this scholarship is only available for U.S.A. Residents and Citizens.


serving in campus ministry who are responsible for raising fifty percent or more of their finances also receive the missionary entitlement. A letter from the sponsoring organization that confirms this status is required each year. The child or spouse of a FTS alumnus, who is a graduate of a degree program, is entitled to a fifty percent tuition discount. In addition, the spouse of a full-time student is entitled to a one-hundred percent tuition discount during the time of the spouse’s program of study.

 Federal Financial Aid (Title IV Loans and Pell Grants) As of October 3, 2012, FTS was approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the Federal funding and grants programs authorized by title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. (For details, see the FTS “Financial Aid Handbook” online and available in the business office.)

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Helping Up Mission Scholarship (see the “Helping Up Mission Student Scholarship Application”) The Faith Theological Seminary scholarship program for Helping Up Mission graduates allows the student to take full time courses attaining a theological education at a very low cost, if at all any. Eligibility & Requirements  Must be a graduate of Helping Up Mission  Must maintain full time student status at Faith Theological Seminary  Must maintain a 2.0 GPA

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Church Partnership Scholarship (see the “Church Partnership Student Scholarship Program” application) Faith Theological Seminary has launched a matching scholarship fund to help churches enable their members to take seminary courses in the M.Div. and D.Min. programs. FTS provides matching funds for church-sponsored pastors, missionaries, and those members seeking a theological education as they continue their ministry education and increase their effectiveness for spreading the Word of God. Your church can remove the financial barrier between church member’s and further education and ignite a passion for continued learning in your church’s leadership.


To apply today, go to https://faiththeological.vfao.com The FTS Title IV School Code is: 036673. Faith Theological Seminary's (FTS) Financial Aid Office has one simple goal: to provide current and prospective students with the best possible assistance to facilitate their education goals. The most common form of aid is the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans) and Pell Grants. This aid is administered directly through the U.S. Department of Education. These loans are also referred to as Direct Loans or by the name Title IV Aid which refers to the Federal code that governs the administration of federal funds for educational purposes. These names - Direct Loans and Title IV funds - may be used interchangeably to refer to the federal aid we administer here at FTS.

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All students who wish to receive Title IV funds must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA collects financial and other information used to determine a student’s eligibility for aid. A student may also complete a FAFSA by visiting www.fafsa.ed.gov. You must first acquire a PIN (personal identification number) either by visiting www.pin.ed.gov or clicking on “PIN SITE” or following the instructions after selecting “Start Here” on the FAFSA homepage. Once a PIN is obtained it is important to keep a record of it in a secure place as it will be needed for the secure completion of several online tasks required in the financial aid process. You will need copies of your most recent IRS tax return to complete the FAFSA. The student who has completed their most recent tax return will be able to view and transfer their tax information into their FAFSA. The FTS Title IV school code can be found in the “Financial Aid Handbook.”


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 Degree Programs

Programs of Study Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.)

Four year program: 40 courses, 120 credits Master of Divinity (M.Div.) Three year program: 30 courses, 90 credits

For the Certificate of Biblical Studies, see p. 78.

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Doctor of Theology (Th.D.) Three year program: 18 courses & dissertation, 60 credits

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Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Two year program: 10 courses & dissertation, 36 credits


Course Subject-Key BI: Bible (B.Th.) OT: Old Testament NT: New Testament TH: Theology PT: Practical Theology CH: Church History CE: Christian Education EN: English PH: Philosophy PS: Psychology MT: Mathematics MU: Music SC: Science

Key to Course Levels: Bachelor: 100-400 Master: 500-700 Doctoral: 800-900

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 Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) is a four year academic degree (120 credit hours) for persons interested in completing an undergraduate degree that will increase their knowledge and effectiveness by developing a more complete biblical and theological understanding. The Bachelor of Theology program provides General Education (36 credits) and Bible and Theology (84 credits) training for persons committed to various ministries, such as evangelism, missions, and Christian education. Upon completion of this program the student is expected to show competence in the Bible and Theology. As in all FTS programs, there is a four-fold emphasis in the curriculum content on biblical hermeneutics, biblical history, biblical theology, and biblical exegesis.

Educational Goals To enable students to:  demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, and the use of various Bible study tools.  understand theological doctrine, exhibit creative and critical thinking skills and knowledge, demonstrating and proclaiming the gospel of Christ towards the formation of

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B.Th. Transfer of Credits – a maximum of 39 credit hours from accredited institutions can be transferred to Faith Theological Seminary. Transfer of credit is not automatic. Upon written request, the Registrar will evaluate the official transcript and inform the student of the credit that may be transferred. A student who has no Bible/Theology credits to transfer, may request consideration of other General Education credits to equal 30 credit-hour transfers.

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character and the transformation of the world. Spiritual Goals To enable students to evidence an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. Ministry Goals To enable students to minister within a local church or other group by means of leadership skills, evangelism, and service.

Bachelor of Theology Courses Four year program: 40 courses, 120 credits All B.Th. courses are 3 semester hours Core General Education: 12 courses, 36 credits Core Bible and Theology: 20 courses, 60 credits Elective Bible and Theology: 8 courses, 24 credits

Bachelor of Theology Core Courses Year 1

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Fall Semester PS 211 General Psychology TH 213 Theology 3: Christ and Salvation BI 213 Historical Books PH 211 Biblical Worldview Elective

Year 2 Spring Semester PH 222 Introduction to Philosophy TH 224 Theology 4: Church and Last Things PH 415 Logic and Rhetoric PH 223 Biblical Interpretation Elective

Fall Semester SC 311 Scientific Models of Origin

Year 3 Spring Semester TH 325 Apologetics

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Spring Semester EN 122 English Composition 2 EN 124 Communication Skills TH 122 Theology 2: God and Humanity BI 122 Gospels and Acts

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Fall Semester EN 111 English Composition 1 EN 113 College Skills TH 111 Theology 1: Bibliology BI 111 Pentateuch


CH 311 Apostles to Reformation BI 315 Poetical Books TH 314 Introduction to Biblical Ethics

CH 322 Reformation to Modern Times BI 224 Pauline and General Epistles PS 322 Biblical Counseling

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B.Th. Electives BI E01 Biblical Archaeology CH E03 History of Christianity in America CH E04 Major Reformers BI E02 Historical & Geographical MU E01 Music in Worship: Hymnology Studies of Israel BI E03 Historical & Geographical PH E02 Biblical View of American Law Tour of Israel and Government BI E05 Paul’s Epistle to the Romans PT E03 Homiletics BI E06 Genesis

TH E01 Calvin’s Institutes TH E02 Intro to Biblical Theology TH E04 Comparative Theology of Major Denominations TH E11 Puritan Theology

BI E07 Essentials of NT Greek BI E08 Essentials of OT Hebrew BI E09 Exposition of Isaiah BI E10 Gospel of John BI E11 Exposition of Psalms BI E12 Logos Bible Software BI E13 Life of Christ Note: All BI courses are Bible courses in the Bachelor of Theology program (to distinguish them from the Master of Divinity courses that are NT and OT).

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Year 4 Spring Semester PT 422 Evangelism MT 211 Mathematics I BI 429 Revelation MU 111 Music in Worship

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Fall Semester TH 415 World Religions and Cults MT 212 Mathematics 2 BI 417 OT Prophets PT 411 Biblical Missions


 Master of Divinity (M.Div.) The Master of Divinity (M.Div.) is a three year professional degree program designed to train men and women preparing to serve Christ in Pastoral and other Christian ministries. The Master of Divinity degree is designed to meet the needs of pastors or other full-time Christian workers, especially those who wish to improve their ability to study, understand, and proclaim the Word of God. The M.Div. degree is designed to be completed in three years. Depending on course load, part-time students can complete the program in four or five years. See the FTS Student Handbook on “Degree Completion.” The courses of study will cover all of a traditional seminary curriculum, including Bible, Biblical and Systematic Theology, Hermeneutics, Homiletics, Apologetics, Pastoral Ministry, Christian Education, Biblical Counseling, and many more. Students are encouraged to take courses in the order in which they appear on the curriculum chart, tracking their progress with the FTS “M.Div. Course Checklist.” This is to the student's advantage as courses are designed to build on previous course work. As in all FTS programs, there is a four-fold emphasis in the curriculum content on biblical hermeneutics, biblical history, biblical theology, and biblical exegesis (see p. 129).

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Educational Goals To enable students to:  verbalize a general knowledge of the Bible, including a systematic understanding of the major books.  evidence an understanding of the historical development of theology, and an ability to support their theological views

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and apply them to contemporary issues. demonstrate ability to do exegesis in the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible. evidence an understanding of the educational program of the local church and an awareness of the worldwide mission of the church.

Spiritual Goal To enable students to evidence an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and evidence of the fruit of the Spirit.

In addition, students must evidence to the satisfaction of the faculty proven Christian character and adherence to the following doctrines: the authority and inerrancy of Scripture, the Trinity, the deity and humanity of Christ, the spiritual lostness of the human race, the substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ, salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, and the physical return of Christ.

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Admissions Requirements All applicants for the M.Div. program must be nearing completion of a Bachelors degree before applying for the B.Th. program. In order to be accepted into the program, all applicants must have completed a Bachelors degree from a college or university.

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Ministry Goals To enable students to:  communicate the Bible effectively.  demonstrate skills in various ministries.  lead a local church or other group by means of biblical exposition, leadership skills, evangelism, and service.


Students in M.Div. program must also provide a written statement of church involvement from the local church the student has regularly attended while in seminary. The prescribed Master of Divinity curriculum involves extensive preparation in Hebrew, Greek, Bible, and Systematic Theology, along with preparation in pastoral ministries.

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Master of Divinity Courses Three year program: 30 courses, 90 credits All M.Div. courses are 3 semester hours Core Courses: 25 courses, 75 credits Elective Courses: 5 courses, 15 credits

Master of Divinity Core Courses 1 Year Fall Semester OT 511 Intro to Old Testament OT 512 Pentateuch TH 511 Bibliology NT 510 Biblical Greek 1 EN 510 Academic Research and Writing

Spring Semester NT 511 Intro to New Testament TH 522 Theology and Anthropology PH 521 Biblical Hermeneutics NT 520 Biblical Greek 2 Elective

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3 Year Fall Semester NT 624 Pauline and General Epistles OT 726 Pre-exilic Prophets OT 715 Poetical Books PT 611 Biblical Missions Elective

Spring Semester NT 728 Revelation OT 727 Exilic & Post-exilic Prophets TH 726 Apologetics PT 622 Biblical Counseling Elective

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Spring Semester CH 722 Church History 2 TH 624 Ecclesiology and Eschatology OT 620 Biblical Hebrew 2 NT 613 Gospels and Acts Elective

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Fall Semester CH 711 Church History 1 TH 611 Christology and Soteriology OT 610 Biblical Hebrew 1 OT 611 Historical Books Elective


M.Div. Electives Counseling PS E11 Biblical Psychology PS E12 Spiritual Formation PS E13 Biblical Discipleship

Philosophy PH E01 Biblical Worldview

Church History CH E03 History of Christianity in America CH E05 Major Reformers

Science SC E01 Scientific Models of Origin

Theology TH E07 Biblical Ethics TH E10 World Religions and Cults TH E12 Puritan Theology

Music MU E02 Music in Worship:

OT Bible OT E03 Exposition of Daniel OT E04 Historical & Geographical Studies of Israel OT E05 Historical & Geographical Tour of Israel OT EO6 Psalms OT EO7 Exposition of Jeremiah

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MU E03 Music in Worship NT Bible NT E06 Gospel of John NT E07 Life of Christ Bible Software BI E12 Logos Bible Software

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Christian Education C 725 Methods of Education CE 714 Educational Administration CE 623 History & Philosophy of Christian Education

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 Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) The two year program leading to the Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degree consists of thirty six credits (including a Dissertation) and is designed to provide the highest level of training and to equip those actively involved in vocational ministry with greater competence in the practice of ministry. The D.Min. program concentrates on developing expertise in the biblical rationale, sociological strategy, and practical implementation of ministry.

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Educational Goals To enable students to:  achieve significant, personal, spiritual, and professional development.  chart a course for lifelong learning and improvement.  assess and construct ministries from a Biblical Theology applicable to the diversity of contemporary contexts.  conduct applied research of professional, doctorallevel breadth and depth within their chosen field of study.  articulate and present evangelical theology in the practice of ministry that is relevant to the international Christian community.

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The Doctor of Ministry degree is the highest professional degree for those engaged in local church ministries, world missions, and similar ministries. Students in the D.Min. Program must be in active vocational ministry. Each course assumes this ministry experience and endeavors to integrate learning with the student's present context of ministry as well as future goals.


Spiritual Goals To enable students to manifest a maturing and Spiritfilled character and life of ministry and service.

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Ministry Goals To enable students to: enhance identified ministerial skills such as preaching, counseling, leadership, administration, educational programming, and communication. communicate effectively through preaching, teaching, writing, or other media. lead and manage a church or ministry organization competently. work successfully and ethically with people in a variety of ministry situations. provide the framework for developing a biblical ministry for a world of cultural and ethnic diversity. demonstrate excellence in character and in a ministry that receives acceptance from those with and to whom they minister.


Statement. All applicants must have passed satisfactorily at least Hebrew 1-2 and Greek 1-2 (or equivalents). The D.Min. program admits students who show evidence that they are born again, are of proven Christian character, endowed with appropriate spiritual gifts, and adhere to the following doctrines: the authority and inerrancy of Scripture, the Trinity, the full deity and humanity of Christ, the spiritual lostness of the human race, the substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ, salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, and the physical return of Christ.

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Dissertation Requirements: An Applied Research Project Students should give thought to the choice of the dissertation topic early in their program. Students must register for and complete a dissertation research project on an approved subject. The dissertation project is the student's major research project in the degree program. It must be directly related to the student’s ministry, and it must make a significant contribution to the field of professional ministry, as well as to the student's personal life. The project should normally deal with some aspect of communication, administration, nurture, or Christian education. The dissertation proposal should state a thesis: what, exactly, does the dissertation propose to demonstrate or express? The dissertation proposal should then indicate the problem this demonstration would solve. The proposal should also provide schematic guidelines for developing and defending the principle thesis claims by chapters, anticipate methodological or other problems in the dissertation project,

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D.Min.Transfer of Credit Transfer of up to nine hours of graduate-level credit from accredited institutions may be applied toward the D.Min. degree if those hours constitute equivalent work. Ordinarily, only courses taken after receiving an M.A., M.Div., Th.M., or equivalent degree can be credited toward the D.Min. degree. Requests for transfer of credit should be directed to the Registrar. Plans to take other courses for transfer credit must be approved by the Director of the Doctoral Program prior to taking the course.


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and provide a select bibliography of primary and secondary sources. An optimum D.Min. dissertation length is 60,000 to 70,000 words. Three complete draft-copies of the research dissertation must be submitted to the Director of the Doctoral Program by Jan 30th (for May graduation) for the Examination Committee. The Dissertation Committee (Academic Dean, Director of the Doctoral Program, Primary Supervisor) will decide whether the dissertation is ready for defense, and if it is, they will determine (before February 30th) the time for the defense. The Dissertation must be successfully presented and defended in a face-to-face oral examination (viva voce) before the Examination Committee (determined by the Dissertation Committee and consisting of at least one external, credentialed scholar) at least thirty days prior to the anticipated graduation. The dissertation must conform to the format and bibliographical style requirement in A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, by Kate L. Turabian (5th Edition, 1987).


Doctor of Ministry Courses Two year program: 10 courses (plus Dissertation), 36 credits All D.Min. courses are 3 semester hours. Core courses: 6 courses, 18 credits Elective courses: 4 courses, 12 credits Dissertation* (DR 900): 6 credits 6 Core Courses TH 918 TH 937 PT 911 TH 919

Doctor of Ministry Courses Dissertation Research* Biblical Theology Pastoral Leadership Theology and Ministry

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Graduation Requirements All D.Min. students are required to complete thirty semester hours with a grade point average of 3.0 and with no grade below a “C” counting toward the degree. The thirty credit hours of course work must include three required courses and seven elective courses. Also required is a dissertation project on an approved subject giving evidence of the student’s ability to do independent research in ministry and to think and write creatively. Following the successful defense of the dissertation before the Examination Committee, three revised and complete hardbound dissertations must be submitted to the Director of the Doctoral Program. Degrees will not be awarded, transcripts issued, or placement assistance provided unless all financial obligations to the Seminary are current. The completion of minimal requirements does not automatically qualify students for the degree. They must evidence to the satisfaction of the faculty proven Christian character, ability and acceptability in Christian ministry, and adherence to the doctrines stated in the “Admission Requirements” section above.


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DR 900 Dissertation Research Project (see Catalog) *It is highly recommended that students take TH 918 Dissertation Research their first semester, and also register for DR 900 Dissertation at the same time.

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The Bible and Science Exegetical Seminar in John Exegetical Seminar in Romans Exegetical Seminar in Hebrews Exegetical Seminar Revelation Exegetical Seminar in Genesis Exegetical Seminar in Deuteronomy Exegetical Seminar in Isaiah Exegetical Seminar in Psalms Biblical Worldview for Pastors Principles of Discipleship Church Administration Seminar in Church Worship & Music Biblical Preaching Preaching From the Old Testament Christian Family Education The History of Christian Doctrine Ancient Historical Theology Reformation Historical Theology Biblical Ethics Biblical Apologetics The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

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TH 930 TH 920 4 Elective Courses BI 911 NT 923 NT 924 NT 925 NT 926 OT 923 OT 924 OT 925 OT 926 PH 911 PT 913 PT 914 PT 915 PT 926 PT 927 PT 921 TH 901 TH 907 TH 908 TH 910 TH 912 TH 922


inerrancy, sufficiency, unity, and perspicuity of the scripture. Educational Goals To enable students to:  do in-depth research in both primary and secondary sources related to theological studies.  understand and critique the major issues in theological scholarship and the main views on those issues.  complete a significant, scholarly dissertation that has practical value for the international Christian community and the international academic community.  develop and employ a fully-formed Biblical Theology and Biblical Hermeneutics in all scholarly research.  clearly articulate conservative Evangelical hermeneutics and theology in the dissertation and demonstrate skill in communicating that to the international academic community.

Ministry Goals To enable students to:  demonstrate ability and acceptability in Christian ministry  communicate effectively through one or more of the following: preaching, teaching, evangelism, and writing.  develop scholarly research practices that are compatible with the objectives of the academy of professional scholars.

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Spiritual Goals To enable students to manifest a maturing and Spirit-filled character and life of ministry and service.


Admission Requirements The Th.D. program admits students who show evidence that they are of proven Christian character, endowed with appropriate spiritual gifts, and adhere to the following doctrines: the authority and inerrancy of Scripture, the Trinity, the full deity and humanity of Christ, the spiritual lostness of the human race, the substitutionary atonement and bodily resurrection of Christ, salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, and the physical return of Christ. Applicants must hold the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree or its equivalent have an academic record that demonstrates scholarship and research ability satisfactorily complete an interview on their Christian experience, scholarship, theology, achievement, and purpose. All applicants must have passed satisfactorily at least Hebrew 1-2 and Greek 1-2 (or equivalents). Language requirements also include at least three credits (from another institution), or some fluency, of a modern, second language for reading (e.g., German/French/Modern Hebrew/Dutch/Latin/Korean, etc.). Ideally, such language preparation is best when oriented towards the Dissertation subject and its research needs. Therefore, language requirements may be completed in the course of one’s doctoral studies and the formulation of a dissertation proposal.

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develop skills and knowledge that will contribute to the vitality and strength of Evangelical scholarship and thus the Christian church. faithfully and honestly represent and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in all scholarly endeavors and contexts.

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Th.D. Transfer of Credit Transfer of up to twelve hours of graduate-level credit may be applied toward the Th.D. degree if those hours constitute equivalent work. Ordinarily, only courses taken after receiving a M.Div. or equivalent degree can be credited toward the Th.D. degree. Requests for transfer of credit should be directed to the Director of Admissions. Plans to take other courses for transfer credit must be approved by the Director of the Doctoral Program prior to taking the course.

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Dissertation Requirements: An Academic, Scholarly Research Project Students should give thought to the choice of the dissertation topic early in their program. Students must register for and complete a dissertation on an approved subject. The dissertation project should be on a subject giving evidence of the student’s ability to do independent research and to think and write creatively. An optimum research dissertation length is 70,000 and 75,000 words. The dissertation proposal should state a thesis: what, exactly, does the dissertation propose to demonstrate or express? The dissertation proposal should then indicate the problem this demonstration would solve. The proposal should also provide schematic guidelines for developing and defending the principle thesis claims by chapters, anticipate methodological or other problems in the dissertation project, and provide a select bibliography of primary and secondary sources. Three complete draftcopies of the research dissertation must be submitted to the Director of the Doctoral Program by January 30th (for May graduation). The Dissertation Committee (Academic Dean, Director of the Doctoral Program, Primary Supervisor) will decide whether the dissertation is ready for


defense, and if it is, they will determine before February 30th the time for the oral defense. The dissertation must be successfully presented and defended in a face-to-face oral examination (viva voce) before the Examination Committee (determined by the Dissertation Committee and consisting of at least one external, credentialed scholar) at least thirty days prior to the anticipated graduation. The dissertation must conform to the format and bibliographical style requirement in A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, by Kate L. Turabian (5th Edition, 1987).

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Graduation Requirements Candidates in the Th.D. program must have completed fifty four credit hours of course work (thirteen core and five elective courses) with a grade point average of 3.0 and with no grade below a “C” counting toward the degree, and must have completed the dissertation (six credits) along with any other requirements that may have been assigned. Following the successful defense of the dissertation before the Examination Committee, three revised and complete hardbound dissertation copies must be submitted to the Director of the Doctoral Program. Degrees will not be awarded, transcripts issued, or placement assistance provided unless all financial obligations to the Seminary are current. The completion of minimal requirements does not automatically qualify students for the degree. They must evidence to the satisfaction of the faculty proven Christian character, ability and acceptability in Christian ministry, and adherence to the doctrines stated in the “Admission Requirements” section above.


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10 Core Courses NT 905 New Testament Theology NT 906 NT Hermeneutics & Exegetical Method OT 927 Historical-Geography and Archaeology of Israel OT 903 Old Testament Theology 1: Law/History OT 904 Old Testament Theology 2: Prophets/Wisdom OT 906 OT Hermeneutics & Exegetical Method TH 909 Comparative Theology of Major Denominations TH 918 Dissertation Research* TH 919 Theology and Ministry TH 937 Biblical Theology 8 Elective Courses NT 916 Advanced Greek Reading NT 923 Exegetical Seminar in John NT 924 Exegetical Seminar in Romans NT 925 Exegetical Seminar in Hebrews NT 926 Exegetical Seminar Revelation OT 915 Advanced Hebrew Reading OT 916 Biblical and Targumic Aramaic OT 923 Exegetical Seminar in Genesis

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Three year program: 18 courses (plus Dissertation), 60 credits All Th.D. courses are 3 semester hours Core courses: 13 courses, 39 credits Elective courses: 5 courses, 15 credits Dissertation* (DR 900): 6 credits


OT 924 OT 925 OT 926 OT 928 PH 912 TH 907 TH 908 TH 910 TH 912 TH 920 TH 930

Exegetical Seminar in Deuteronomy Exegetical Seminar in Isaiah Exegetical Seminar in Psalms Historical and Geographical Israel Tour The Bible and Science Ancient Historical Theology Reformation Historical Theology Biblical Ethics Biblical Apologetics Theology of Biblical Counseling Modern Historical Theology

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 Certificate in Biblical Studies (CBS) Two year study: 20 courses (each 3 semester hours) English: 8 courses, Bible: 12 courses, Total 60 Credits The Certificate in Biblical Studies (CBS) is designed for students who wish to pursue biblical studies, but not to pursue completion of a degree. It is also designed for students that may not meet the English language requirements by FTS. The study of English equips the student with necessary English language skills. The Certificate will be earned after the completion of 60 semester hours of prescribed courses. The program requires at least two years of full-time study for completion. The Bible courses give the student a solid biblical foundation and the student is challenged to integrate theoretical and practical aspects of ministry. The Certificate is also an excellent introduction to academic studies, and when completed it can be applied towards earning the Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) degree.

Spiritual Goals To enable students to evidence an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. Ministry Goals

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Educational Goals To enable students to: • demonstrate a knowledge of, and fluency in, English and the Bible. • understand the role of that knowledge in demonstrating and proclaiming the gospel of Christ, towards the formation of character and the transformation of the world.

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Requirements for Admission All applicants for the Certificate must be nearing completion of a High School Diploma program. All applicants must have earned a High School Diploma, or equivalent, before being accepted as a Certificate student.


To enable students to communicate well in English in preparation for ministry within a local church, in missions, and all other vocations, by means of increased biblical wisdom, and prayerful evangelism. Certificate in Biblical Studies Courses First Year Fall Semester First Year Spring Semester EN 111 English Composition I EN 122 English Composition 2 EN 113 College Skills EN 124 Communication Skills BI 111 Pentateuch BI 122 Gospels and Acts BI 213 Historical Books BI 224 Pauline and General Epistles Elective from BTh program Elective from BTh program Second Year Fall Semester Second Year Spring Semester EN 125 Writing & Reading for EN 126 Writing & Reading for Academic Purposes 1 Academic Purposes 2 EN 127 Lecture Comprehension & EN 128 Lecture Comprehension & Note Taking 1 Note Taking 2 BI 315 Poetical Books PT 422 Evangelism BI 417 OT Prophets BI 429 Revelation Elective from BTh program Elective from BTh program

Bachelor: 100-400 Master: 500-700 Doctoral: 800-900

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Subject Key BI: Bible (B.Th.) OT: Old Testament NT: New Testament TH: Theology PT: Practical Theology CH: Church History CE: Christian Education EN: English PH: Philosophy PS: Psychology MT: Mathematics MU: Music SC: Science

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 Course Descriptions


 Bible Note: All BI courses are Bible courses in the Bachelor of Theology program (to distinguish them from the Master of Divinity courses that are either NT or OT).

BI 111 Pentateuch A survey of the first five books as it relates to the human family. Attention is given to the following: Biblical Theology of creation, the covenant-promises, the Hebrew nation, the Tabernacle, feasts, and offerings. BI 122 Gospels and Acts A careful study of the synoptic gospels, certain portions of John, and Acts. A study of the great doctrines of the Christian faith with a practical emphasis on the relationship of the believer and his Lord.

BI 315 Poetical Books A survey of Job through the Song of Solomon. An emphasis is placed on the artistry and theology of the books, as well as the unique character of wisdom literature and poetry. Poetics, the interpretation of wisdom poetry, and the role wisdom has in the life of believers and the church are also explored. BI 417 OT Prophets A course designed to acquaint the student with the books of the Old Testament Prophets and to build a foundation for further in-depth study in the areas of eschatology, context, and socio-political issues of the times of the prophets. BI 429 Revelation A detailed study of the book of the Revelation with emphasis on the

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BI 224 Pauline and General Epistles A survey of Paul’s thirteen epistles, Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1,2, 3 John, and Jude, with consideration given to the historical background as well as to recent scholarship.

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BI 213 Historical Books A survey of the historical books (Joshua, Judges, 1 &2 Samuel, 1 &2 Kings, Ruth, Esther, 1 & 2 Chronicles, and Ezra & Nehemiah) to understand their theological perspectives during the periods of the conquest, the judges, the monarchy, and postexilic Israel. Issues of historiography, literary analysis, and Ancient Near Eastern background will also be covered.


Old Testament as the source-book for the theology, prophecies, and motifs of the Revelation. BI E01 Biblical Archaeology Archaeology of the Bible is a study of those material remains of Palestine and its neighboring nations which relate to and throw light on the biblical period and narrative. A major feature of the course is visualization through photographs, slides, drawings, etc., illustrating the artifacts of biblical archaeology. Each scene is adequately explained so that students see the meaning of each slide in the process of enhancing biblical studies through archaeology. BI E02 Historical & Geographical Studies of Israel An introduction to the geography, history, and archaeology of Israel. Course-work and assignments are completed in preparation for BI E03 Historical/Geographical Studies of Israel (before arrival in Israel). This work provides the necessary biblical background and regional introduction for the study-tour in Israel.

BI E06 Genesis A survey of the contents, theology, and characters of the book of Genesis that includes correlations with other significant OT and NT texts and themes. The Biblical Theology of Genesis in relation to the history of redemption will be emphasized. BI E07 Essentials of New Testament Greek An introduction to the fundamentals of NT Greek grammar and usage. This course is good preparation for those planning to enter the M.Div. program. BI E08 Essentials of Old Testament Hebrew An introduction to the fundamentals of OT Hebrew grammar and

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BI E05 Paul’s Epistle to the Romans An in-depth study of the epistle to the Romans that will consider the historical context and background, and that will focus on the logic, structure, theology, and language of Paul’s presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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BI E03 Historical & Geographical Tour of Israel Prerequisite: BI E02. Tour of Israel. Students attend preparatory sessions designed to integrate assignments with daily field studies to understand the geography and culture of ancient Israel until the time of Christ.


usage. This course is good preparation for those planning to enter the M.Div. program. BI E09 Exposition of Isaiah An in-depth study of the background, theology, and prophesies of the Prophet Isaiah. The study will include consideration of the life and character of the prophet in his Ancient Near Eastern historical context. BI E10 Gospel of John An in-depth study of the Gospel of John that will consider the historical background, synoptic questions, the author, and will focus on a theological exposition of the book as it testifies to Jesus Christ, the Messiah. BI E11 Exposition of Psalms An in-depth study of select psalms with focus on the poetic and theological nature of the psalms in their Ancient Near Eastern context. The structure, organization, and function of the psalms in the biblical canon will also be considered.

BI E14 Exodus A survey of the contents, theology, and characters of the book of Exodus that includes correlations with other significant OT and NT texts and themes. The Biblical Theology of Exodus in relation to the history of redemption will be emphasized, particularly with regards to the establishment of the law and sanctuary and the theology of redemption and the presence of YHWH.

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BI E13 Life of Christ A chronological and theological study of the Gospels’ accounts of Christ’s birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension. The focus will be on the time, place, circumstances, and people involved in the events of our Lord’s ministry as they all relate to the Old Testament motifs and biblical-theology of the history of redemption that come to fullness and consummation in the New Testament.

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BI E12 Logos Bible Software Logos Bible Software has revolutionized the personal study of so many students of the Bible. This course will train Logos users to find its full potential whether they are beginners or advanced users. This class is for pastors, Christian educators, military chaplains, professors, and students who are interested in the use of technology in the study of the Scripture.


 Christian Education CE 623 History and Philosophy of Christian Education A survey of biblical education from Old Testament times to present with emphasis on developing a truly biblical philosophy of education today. CE 714 Foundations of Educational Administration Relation of Christian school movement of today to history and philosophy of Christian education. Developing curriculum for levels of Christian training from kindergarten to college. Emphasis on authority of God’s Word in education. CE 725 Methods of Education Developing methods of presenting subject matter. Study of learning and teaching techniques. The use of modern educational technological resources, including home-schooling and state standards, as well as biblical concepts of learning.

 Church History

CH 711 Church History 1 From the close of the Apostolic Age to the Reformation, A. D. 1001517. The Church and Roman Empire; development of theology and dogma; the church of the Middle Ages; doctrinal controversies and movements in religious life; the Renaissance. CH 722 Church History 2 From the Reformation to present day. The forerunners, causes, progress, chief leaders and effects of the Reformation; the CounterReformation; Pietism and the Evangelical Revival; the Roman and Protestant Churches in the nineteenth century. CH E03 History of Christianity in America

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CH 322 Reformation to Modern Times A survey of church history from the Reformation to present day. Major figures, events, and select works will be considered.

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CH 311 Apostles to Reformation A survey of church history from the Apostolic Age to the Reformation. Major figures, events, and select works will be considered.


A study of Protestant Biblical Christianity in America from the colonial era to the present with emphasis on the major factors that have forged contemporary pluralism. CH E04 Major Reformers A survey of the historical background and select works of the most influential reformers of the pre-Reformation and Reformation periods of church history. Some of those considered will be Wycliffe, Hus, Tyndale, Calvin, Luther, Zwingli, and Knox. CH E05 Major Reformers A survey of the historical background and select works of the most influential reformers of the pre-Reformation and Reformation periods of church history. Some of those considered will be Wycliffe, Hus, Tyndale, Calvin, Luther, Zwingli, and Knox.

 Dissertation DR 900 Dissertation Research Project This is a six credit, supervised project of researching, writing, and revising a doctoral dissertation towards a doctoral degree. See the Doctoral Students Guidelines” for all details.

EN 113 College Skills This course provides new students with an introduction to the life of study in an academic community, focusing on basic skills for reading, writing, class participation, and computer use in research. EN 122 English Composition 2 This course further develops English language skills, focusing on writing in English and reading English towards advanced writing skills. This course will involve longer writing projects, while encouraging English conversation among students in dealing with

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EN 111 English Composition 1 This course enhances beginning ESL students’ functional language skills, focusing on writing in English and reading English towards enhancing writing skills. This course will involve basic writing projects, and will also encourage English conversation among students, in order to organize and express ideas using simple language in oral activities and presentations dealing with various topics.

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various writing projects. Prerequisite EN 101 EN 124 Communication Skills This course introduces listening strategies for the purpose of following main ideas of conversations and lectures. Non-verbal communication skills will be introduced and conventions such as clarifying information will be practiced. Attitudes toward language learning and the cultural adaptation process will be explored. Strategies for learning vocabulary for various academic disciplines will be introduced. Identified grammatical features will be reviewed. EN 105 & 106 Writing & Reading for Academic Purposes 1 & 2 These courses focus on reading and writing activities for fluency development. The processes of writing will be introduced or reviewed. Identifying main ideas through skimming and scanning, and vocabulary development will be introduced through readings and applied in writing assignments. Resources such as computers, dictionaries, and libraries will be introduced as tools for language development.

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EN 510 Academic Research and Writing Biblical and theological research strategies are explored with a view to academic analysis and writing with an emphasis on graduate and doctoral studies and communication skills in practical ministry contexts. Includes instruction in use of library materials, computerized databases, bibliographic resources, thesis topic selection, and proper form and style for papers and theses.

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EN 107 & 108 Lecture Comprehension & Note Taking 1 & 2 These courses emphasize listening strategies for the purpose of synthesizing information from academic lectures and texts. Practice with figurative and idiomatic language and phrasal verbs will be reviewed in context of academic lectures and films. Students will practice various techniques for note-taking and listen to lectures on various topics. Appropriate methods for seeking clarification and an orientation to a variety of cultural expectations in United States’ schools will be investigated and discussed.


 Math MT 211 Mathematics I A survey of college level arithmetic that includes whole numbers, fractions, decimals, square roots, and percents, and an introduction to geometric and algebraic functions. MT 212 Mathematics 2 A review of geometric and algebraic functions including integers, equations and inequalities, polynomials, algebraic functions, graphing and radicals, and quadratic expressions. Prerequisite: MT 212.

 Music

MU E01 Music in Worship: Hymnology A study of choral and congregational singing, hymn writing (hymnody), music forms, and the history and origins of hymns and of traditions of sung worship, including the biographies of the women and men who have written hymns in present use. This course will also consider the interrelationships between texts and tunes, the criteria for distinguishing between excellent and mediocre hymns, and the

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MU 111 Music in Worship A survey of the profound role of music in the history of worship in the Old Testament until presently in the New Testament church. There will be a consideration for discussion of worship forms, musical theory, hymnology, instrumentation, and contemporary debates, as well as opportunity to enjoy musical selections and in-class participation.


theological and aesthetic viewpoints concerning styles of hymns and songs. MU E02 Music in Worship: Hymnology A study of choral and congregational singing, hymn writing (hymnody), music forms, and the history and origins of hymns and of traditions of sung worship, including the biographies of the women and men who have written hymns in present use. This course will also consider the interrelationships between texts and tunes, the criteria for distinguishing between excellent and mediocre hymns, and the theological and aesthetic viewpoints concerning styles of hymns and songs. MU E03 Music in Worship A survey of the profound role of music in the history of worship in the Old Testament until presently in the New Testament church. There will be a consideration for discussion of worship forms, musical theory, hymnology, instrumentation, and contemporary debates, as well as opportunity to enjoy musical selections and inclass participation.

NT 511 Introduction to New Testament An examination of the content, canon, text, and interpretation of the New Testament, including an introduction to the language of the New Testament, its relation to antecedent and contemporary Greek, and its distinctive characteristics, studying Textual Criticism, and history of the Text, and giving an overview survey and basic content of each individual book and their contribution to the whole Bible. NT 520 Biblical Greek 2 For students continuing in the study of New Testament Greek. Basic study in syntax and etymology of common New Testament words. Practice reading and basic exegetical exercises from the Greek New Testament. Prerequisite: NT 511

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NT 510 Biblical Greek 1 For beginners in Greek language study. Study of the original language of the New Testament, including how it is written, word formation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and basic translation, with practice reading from the New Testament. Prescribed for students without knowledge of Greek.

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NT 613 The Gospels and Acts A study of the four Gospels and Acts, including Jewish backgrounds, the geography of the Holy Land, and the authorship, date, biblical theology, and history of these books. NT 624 Pauline and General Epistles A study of apostolic history and a survey of the life of Paul, before and after conversion, his personal experiences, studying especially his missionary journeys and epistles in their witness to Christ. Gentile backgrounds, geography of the Mediterranean, and the authorship, date, biblical theology and history of these letters are covered. Includes exegetical study of the non-Pauline epistles Hebrews, James, I & II Peter, I, II & III John and Jude, the major themes of each book with discussion of structural features, historical setting, and theological emphasis, presenting the major themes and basic content and value of each individual book and their contribution to the whole Bible.

NT 906 New Testament Hermeneutics & Exegetical Method This course explores advanced issues in New Testament hermeneutics and exegesis, including the role of the author and the reader in determining meaning, genre considerations, and critical methods relevant to the interpretation of the New Testament. Both and contemporary approaches are included. NT 916 Advanced Greek Reading To enhance student skills in reading, translation, and exegesis of NT texts. Concentration will be on translating and reading select portions (or books) of the United Bible Society (UBS) text.

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NT 905 New Testament Theology To complement student skills in exegesis, selected issues in the Biblical Theology of the New Testament will be examined, including the history of New Testament Biblical Theology and key biblical and systematic theologians, as well as the links with OT Biblical Theology. This will include evaluation of presuppositions and method with the goal of discovering and articulating a Biblical Theology of the New Testament.

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NT 728 Revelation An exegetical study of Revelation, considering its major themes, structural features, historical setting, and theological emphasis, presenting its major themes and content as they correspond with the Old Testament.


NT 923 Exegetical Seminar in John Intensive, concentrated study of John with an emphasis on the exegetical task, theological exposition, biblical Greek, textual matters, and suggestions for application towards teaching and preaching. NT 924 Exegetical Seminar in Romans Intensive, concentrated study of Romans with an emphasis on the exegetical task, theological exposition, biblical Greek, textual matters, and suggestions for application towards teaching and preaching. NT 925 Exegetical Seminar in Hebrews Intensive, concentrated study of Hebrews with an emphasis on the exegetical task, theological exposition, biblical Greek, textual matters, and suggestions for application towards teaching and preaching.

NT E07 Life of Christ A chronological and theological study of the Gospels’ accounts of Christ’s birth, life, death, resurrection, and ascension. The focus will be on the time, place, circumstances, and people involved in the events of our Lord’s ministry as they all relate to the Old Testament motifs and biblical-theology of the history of redemption that come to fullness and consummation in the New Testament.

 Old Testament OT 511 Old Testament Introduction Old Testament Introduction is a study of issues such as the inspiration and canonicity of the Old Testament Scriptures. Included

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NT E06 Gospel of John An in-depth study of the Gospel of John that will consider the historical background, synoptic questions, the author, and will focus on a theological exposition of the book as it testifies to Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

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NT 926 Exegetical Seminar Revelation Intensive, concentrated study of Revelation with an emphasis on the exegetical task, theological exposition, biblical Greek, textual matters, and suggestions for application towards teaching and preaching.


are the genuineness and authenticity of the Scriptures, touching upon writing and writing materials in the ancient world, especially with reference to the Hebrew language and the Hebrew Scriptures. An introduction to lower and higher criticism and its history is given, with special emphasis upon versions and translations of the text. OT 512 Pentateuch Old Testament Books of the Law is a study of the contents of the five books of Moses, the Pentateuch, with an emphasis on providing a background for an understanding of the New Testament and Christianity. The focus is on the content of the five books, rather than upon issues covered in the course on OT Introduction. OT 610 Biblical Hebrew 1 An introduction to Biblical Hebrew, during which the students will cover the fundamentals of Hebrew phonology and morphology, gain an introductory understanding of Hebrew grammar, develop a rudimentary vocabulary, and achieve an elementary ability to read Hebrew.

OT 715 Poetical Books Old Testament Wisdom Literature is a study of the five books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs. The goal is to study the theology and artistry of these profoundly beautiful books, while considering their role in the history of redemption. Poetics, the interpretation of wisdom poetry, and the role wisdom has in the life of believers and the church are also explored. OT 726 Pre-Exilic Prophets

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OT 620 Biblical Hebrew 2 Building on elementary Hebrew, the student will recognize features of weak verbs, develop a familiarity with the tools basic to the study of the Bible in Hebrew, continue learning a basic vocabulary for reading simple Hebrew, and begin translation and sight-reading of easier Biblical passages. Pre-requisite OT 610.

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OT 611 Historical Books A survey of the books of Joshua, Judges, 1 &2 Samuel, 1 &2 Kings, Ruth, Esther, 1 & 2 Chronicles, and Ezra & Nehemiah to understand their theological perspectives during the periods of the conquest, the judges, the monarchy, and postexilic Israel. Issues of historiography, literary analysis, and Ancient Near Eastern background will also be covered.


Old Testament Books of the Pre-exilic Prophets is a study of the prophets preceding the Israelite Exile (Obadiah, Joel, Amos Hosea, Isaiah, Micah, Nahum, Zephaniah). A consideration of the principles of interpretation of these prophetic writings will include a review of the historical background and critical questions concerning each of these books. OT 727 Exilic and Post-Exilic Prophets Old Testament Books of the Exilic and Post-exilic Prophets is a study of the prophets in Exile and after the Exile (Jeremiah, Lamentations, Habakkuk, Daniel, Ezekiel). A consideration of the principles of interpretation of these prophetic writings will include a review of the historical background and critical questions concerning each of these books. OT 903 Old Testament Theology 1: Law/History To complement student skills in OT exegesis, selected issues in the Biblical Theology of the Old Testament Law and History books will be examined, as well as definition and method for discovering and articulating the theology of these books. This study will include consideration of the continuity of OT Theology with NT Theology.

OT 915 Advanced Hebrew Reading To enhance student skills in reading, translation, and exegesis of OT

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OT 906 Old Testament Hermeneutics & Exegetical Method This course will examine specific issues in Old Testament hermeneutics and exegesis. The balanced use of current literarycritical techniques such as poetics and rhetorical criticism in Old Testament exegesis will be investigated with a special emphasis on developing genre-specific hermeneutical principles. The relationship of the Old Testament to ancient interpretive materials such as the Septuagint, Targums, early rabbinic literature, and the historical materials of Josephus and Philo, their usefulness, and the principles of their use in Old Testament exegesis will be explored. The uses and limits of archaeology in illuminating and interpreting the Old Testament will be examined.

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OT 904 Old Testament Theology 2: Prophets/Wisdom To complement student skills in OT exegesis, selected issues in the Biblical Theology of the Old Testament Prophets and Wisdom books will be examined, as well as definition and method for discovering and articulating the theology of these books. This study will include consideration of the continuity of OT Theology with NT Theology.


texts. Concentration will be on translating and reading select portions (or books) of the Masoretic text (MT). OT 916 Biblical and Targumic Aramaic The objectives of this course are to gain a competence in reading biblical Aramaic texts (esp. Daniel) and to be able to use the Targums as an exegetical tool for OT and NT texts. Emphasis will be on syntax and reading comprehension. OT 923 Exegetical Seminar in Genesis Intensive, concentrated study of Genesis with an emphasis on the exegetical task, theological exposition, biblical Hebrew, textual matters, and suggestions for application towards teaching and preaching. OT 924 Exegetical Seminar in Deuteronomy Intensive, concentrated study of Deuteronomy with an emphasis on the exegetical task, theological exposition, biblical Hebrew, textual matters, and suggestions for application towards teaching and preaching.

OT 927 Historical Geography and Archaeology of Israel An introduction to the geography, history, and archaeology of Israel. Course-work and assignments are completed in preparation for OT 928 Historical and Geographical Tour of Israel.

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OT 926 Exegetical Seminar in Psalms Intensive, concentrated study of Psalms with an emphasis on the exegetical task, theological exposition, biblical Hebrew, textual matters, and suggestions for application towards teaching and preaching.

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OT 925 Exegetical Seminar in Isaiah Intensive, concentrated study of Isaiah with an emphasis on the exegetical task, theological exposition, biblical Hebrew, textual matters, and suggestions for application towards teaching and preaching.


OT 928 Historical and Geographical Tour of Israel This course follows OT 927 Historical Geography and Archaeology of Israel. In Israel, students attend preparatory sessions designed to integrate assignments with daily field studies to understand the geography and culture of ancient Israel until the time of Christ. OT E03 Exposition of Daniel An in-depth study of the background, theology, and prophesies of the Prophet Daniel. The study will include consideration of the life and character of the prophet in his Ancient Near Eastern historical context. OT E04 Historical & Geographical Studies of Israel An introduction to the geography, history, and archaeology of Israel. Course-work and assignments are completed in preparation for OT E05 Historical/Geographical Studies of Israel (before arrival in Israel). This work provides the necessary biblical background and regional introduction for the study-tour in Israel.

OT EO7 Exposition of Jeremiah A detailed historical, theological, exegetical, and literary investigation of Jeremiah with special emphasis on his Ancient Near Eastern context of the late kingdom and exilic periods. The book proclaims a message of judgment and salvation that is grounded in Israel’s covenant relationship with the Lord and the promise of a new covenant that brings about the completion of salvation history through Christ. OT E08 Exposition of Exodus A detailed historical, theological, exegetical, and literary investigation of the book of Exodus with emphasis on the Middle to

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OT EO6 Psalms A concentrated study of Psalms with an emphasis on the interpretive task for poetry, Biblical Theology, and suggestions for application towards teaching and preaching.

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OT E05 Historical & Geographical Tour of Israel Prerequisite: OT E04. Tour of Israel. Students attend preparatory sessions designed to integrate assignments with daily field studies to understand the geography and culture of ancient Israel until the time of Christ.


Late Bronze Age context. This book of Moses’ focuses on the deliverance and formation of the people of God under the covenant-law of God and the creation and maintenance of the sanctuary and priesthood with regards to the holy presence of YHWH, all of which directs us to the messianic hope of redemption in Christ Jesus.

 Philosophy

PH 223 Biblical Interpretation A study of the primary issues of the interpretation of the Bible, covering and evaluating the major principles and methods that have been used in biblical interpretation. The approach taken will be historical-grammatical and contextual with emphasis on the unity of scripture as the inspired history of redemption, considering the relationship of the testaments and their diverse genres. PH 415 Logic and Rhetoric An exploration of the history, concepts, and function of informal logic and its role in rhetoric towards developing skill in sound reasoning, evaluation/analysis, interpretation, and argumentation.

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PH 222 Introduction to Philosophy A survey of the major philosophers, their ideas, history, and backgrounds, as well as their influence on the history of the world. Evaluation will be explored in light of biblical teaching.

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PH 211 Biblical Worldview An introduction to the main worldviews prevalent in our times discussed in the context of a biblical framework. The goal is to understand the coherent worldview as presented to us in the Bible and to adopt an approach that is God-honoring and Christ centered, and that explores the relationship of the teaching of scripture to all of life.


The histories of logic and rhetoric will be surveyed to prepare students for excellent, persuasive writing and speaking skills. Informal fallacies will also be evaluated and discussed. PH 521 Biblical Hermeneutics A study of the principles of biblical interpretation from a historicalgrammatical, contextual viewpoint with emphasis on the unity of scripture as the inspired history of redemption. The history of interpretation, interpretive principles, and contemporary issues of interpretation will be considered. Special attention will be given to the interpretation of the forms of biblical history, narrative, literature, law, poetry, prophecy, parables, and prophecy.

PH E01 Biblical Worldview A consideration of the coherent worldview presented to us in the Bible that is God-honoring and Christ centered, and that explores the relationship of the teaching of scripture to all of life. The “Lordship of Christ over all of life” principle, emphasized particularly since the Reformation, will be considered. The premise will be that “there is not a secular atom in the universe,” and therefore all aspects of

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PH 912 The Bible and Science This course explores current issues in the dialog and debate between the Bible and modern science with its strong philosophical stance against a Creator. Modern scientific discoveries will be shown to point to 1. a worldwide flood, 2. a young universe scenario (Gen 1), 3. Creationism and Intelligent Design (Matt 19:4). The current philosophy of science and its effects on societal and governmental policies will be explored. Physics and its implications for biblical Christianity and modern culture will be examined, such as: Higgs Boson (God-particle), Quantum, String, and Chaos theory, and Einstein’s theories. Major evidences from Cosmology, Biology and Geology will be studied to see the various ways they relate in the truth of the biblical witness.

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PH 911 Biblical Worldview for Pastors Worldview issues facing pastors and teachers will be studied in light of the “Lordship of Christ over all of life” principle, and the “Cultural Mandate” concept. A Christ centered approach that explores the relationship of the teaching of scripture to all of life. Discussion will be encouraged of worldviews and ethics in ministry, perspectives on history, political issues facing the church, economic issues and philosophies, and psychological issues related to worldview formation.


human life must be informed by a biblical worldview. “Taking every thought captive to Christ” means that the diverse thought-forms prevailing in the world today will be surveyed and evaluated, touching on ethics, history, politics, economics, psychology, sociology, and government. PH E02 Biblical View of American Law and Government This course (offered in conjunction with the Institute on the Constitution) includes a philosophical, historical, and theological survey of American law and government as it relates particularly to the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution from a Christian and biblical world-view.

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PT 611 Biblical Missions A comprehensive survey of the Biblical basis of missions, the present day needs, the missionary imperative, unevangelized fields, and the Lord’s return as related to missionary endeavor. PT 622 Biblical Counseling An introduction to the principles and practice of counseling from a biblical and theological perspective. The course covers principles, theories and techniques of Christian counseling and prepares the student for various types of counseling. PT 725 Pastoral Theology Biblical basis of church government – pastoral life and duties as they relate to his responsibilities and professional conduct; administration including administering the ordinances, conducting services and other specific ministries and concerns of the pastoral ministry.

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PT 411 Biblical Missions A comprehensive survey of the Biblical basis of missions, the present day needs, the missionary imperative, unevangelized fields, and the Lord’s return as related to missionary endeavor.

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PT 422 Evangelism A study designed to prepare for, and involve students in, witnessing for the Lord through exposure to Biblical mandates, the gospel message, prayer and various evangelistic tools.


PT 911 Pastoral Leadership The primary objective of this course is to help ministers understand the theory and to develop the skills for effective leadership in the church. Christian Leadership and management will be explored in biblical, theological, philosophical, and methodological aspects. Various paradigms, philosophies, models, and strategies will be discussed with emphasis on Christian leadership development. Principles of organization, planning, delegation, and evaluation will be examined and discussed. The course also includes an internship component where knowledge and skills from the course must be implemented and practiced in a ministry context. PT 913 Principles of Discipleship An introduction to a biblical life of discipleship and ministry that develops followers (disciples/apprentices) of Jesus Christ who seek to bring the gospel of Christ to all the world and to all of life.

PT 921 Christian Family Education A study of the foundations, principles, and practices of biblical marriage. Issues of dating, roles/responsibilities of spouses, and parenting will also be explored. PT 926 Biblical Preaching This course is designed to strengthen existing preaching skills. The students will be taught the theology, methodology, and practice of

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PT 915 Seminar in Music and Worship To elicit a renewed hunger for God-centered worship and to equip worship leaders and planners with practical ideas and resources for encouraging God-centered worship is the primary purpose of this course. An in-depth study of hymnology, accompaniment, and the role of music in worship. Focus on several select masters of churchmusicians and their compositions will be complemented by enjoyment of their works towards suggestions for worshipping God in our contemporary contexts.

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PT 914 Church Administration An exploration of the concept of the ministry and minister’s responsibilities with an emphasis on church leadership, administration, pastoral service, and role in public worship. The course is designed to familiarize the entry-level minister with the primary requirements of the pastoral office. The course also includes an internship component where knowledge and skills from the course must be implemented and practiced in a ministry context.


biblical preaching. Emphasis is on clear and forceful exposition of the Scriptures, communication skills, and pertinent application. Preaching on special occasions such as weddings, funerals and holidays will be discussed.

PT E03 Homiletics B.Th. Program: Fundamentals of the theory of preaching and methods of building the various types of sermons. Students are required to analyze and evaluate both ancient and modern sermons, to prepare original outlines, and to write out and hand in complete discourses. Lectures on the work of evangelism given by a visiting lecturer. PT E11 Homiletics M.Div. Program: Fundamentals of the theory of preaching and methods of building the various types of sermons. Students are required to analyze and evaluate both ancient and modern sermons, to prepare original outlines, and to write out and hand in complete

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PT E01 Christian Media History of Christian Radio/TV and the new media technology including the Internet and Satellite. How Christian leaders can use the enormous power of media to reach the world with the Gospel. The future of Christian media using such topics as “How to Start and Finance a Gospel Broadcasting Ministry”.

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PT 923 Pastoral Counseling This course is designed to develop basic skills in individual counseling through an introduction to several counseling methods appropriate for pastoral use. Emphasis is given to the history, theology, and methods of the church’s pastoral care of individuals, marriages, families, and congregations.


discourses. Lectures on the work of evangelism given by a visiting lecturer. PT E12 Church Administration A study of effective principles and methods of administering the organization of a local church, including defining the church’s purpose, establishing goals, planning, staffing, record keeping, public relations, legal responsibilities, and managing financial and physical resources. PT 927 Preaching From the Old Testament Differences between the OT and NT in everything from covenant to culture make the task of proper preaching from the OT a challenge. How do we preach from the OT in a way that is both faithful to the text, edifying to the church, and glorifying to God? What is the proper use of typology? This course is meant to go beyond hermeneutics and OT theology to their practical application in OT sermon construction.

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PS E11 Biblical Psychology This is a study in the practical application of a biblical-theological approach to the study of people with a view to develop students’ understanding of biblical doctrine as it applies to the individual and to understand how to apply biblical doctrine in personal ministry. An exploration of God’s image in man as expressed through human psychology, behavior, relationships, pathology, and counseling. PS E12 Spiritual Formation An exploration of the relevance of biblical teaching to all of the Christian life of vocation, family, work, mental health, spirituality,

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PS 322 Biblical Counseling An introduction to the principles and practice of counseling from a biblical and theological perspective, as well as an evaluation of contemporary approaches to counseling and psychiatric therapies.

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PS 211 General Psychology An introduction to, and survey of, the history, people, ideas, and practices of modern psychology. Evaluation of these ideas and practices will be considered and evaluated in light of biblical teaching.


worship, and service in the church and world. Corresponding to discipleship, the focus will be on how to grow in apprenticeship to Christ as his ambassadors who are prayerfully growing in likeness to him. PS E13 Biblical Discipleship This course is designed to explore a biblical structure of ministry that develops followers of Jesus Christ who seek to bring the gospel of Christ to all the world and to all of life. Special attention is given to plans, strategies, and operations for creating a disciple-making environment that can be used in the local church and para-church ministries.

 Science SC 311 Scientific Models of Origin A study of the scientific evidences of creation-origins drawn from astronomy, physics, geology, chemistry, mathematics, biology, social sciences. Intelligent design and naturalistic evolution are surveyed and analyzed.

TH 111 Theology 1: Bibliology Introduction to Systematic Theology, an overview of the discipline, and a consideration of the sources and method employed in doing theology. Topics covered will be the nature and task of theology; the sources for theology; theological method; revelation; the inspiration, the authority, and inerrancy of Scripture. TH 122 Theology 2: God and Humanity Study of the being and character of God, his works of creation and providence, and the nature and fall of humanity. Topics considered will include the existence, nature, and character of God; the Trinity; God’s plan; God’s work of creation and providence; the creation of man; the fall; sin. Prerequisite: TH 111.

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SC E01 Scientific Models of Origin A study of the scientific evidences of creation-origins drawn from astronomy, physics, geology, chemistry, mathematics, biology, social sciences. Intelligent design and naturalistic evolution are surveyed and analyzed.


TH 213 Theology 3: Christ and Salvation Study of the person and work of Christ, the nature and application of salvation and the Holy Spirit. Topics considered will include Christ’s deity and humanity; the incarnation; the atonement; the resurrection, ascension, and intercession of Christ; election; the person and work of the Holy Spirit; faith and repentance; justification and sanctification. TH 224 Theology 4: Church and Last Things Study of the nature and mission of the Church, the sacraments, and eschatology. Topics considered will include the identity of the Church; the unity and mission of the Church; spiritual gifts; the leadership of the Church; baptism; the Lord’s supper; the return of Christ; millennialism, the final judgment; the final state of humanity; the new earth.

TH 415 World Religions and Cults This course examines the more important cults and contemporary isms, noting their relationship to Christianity and Christian ministry. Members of the class will contribute papers on cults and isms not dealt with in the lectures. TH 511 Bibliology Prolegomena: A study of the terminology, the necessity of theology, the possibility of theology, the methods of theology, and the disciplines of theology. Bibliology: A study of general and special revelation, theories of inspiration, the Bible as an objective propositional revelation, illumination, canonicity, authority, animation and preservation of the Scriptures. Theology Proper: a

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TH 325 Apologetics An introduction to the principles and methods of biblical apologetics and their applications to principal contemporary objections against the gospel of the Christian church. Emphasis will be given to the historical survey of apologetics, exploration of false philosophies, true biblical evidences, and non-Christian worldviews.

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TH 314 Introduction to Biblical Ethics Topics covered in the course include the biblical foundation for ethics (as found in the Old Testament and as developed in the New Testament) and the Ancient Near Eastern ethical context. Various ethical systems will be introduced for discussion and evaluation towards developing a coherent biblical ethic for application in contemporary church and society.


study of the knowledge of God, the doctrine of the trinity, and the works of God. TH 522 Theology and Anthropology A study of God’s creation of humans in his image, human personality, the fall into sin, and consideration of the creation and fall of angels. Includes Hamartiology: a study of the entrance of sin into the human race, its results, and its remedy.) TH 611 Christology and Soteriology Christology: A study of the deity of Christ, the theophanies, incarnation, offices, kenosis, impeccability, sufferings and death, resurrection, ascension, present work, return, reign, and future work of Jesus Christ. Soteriology: a study of the redemption, reconciliation, and justification of sinners. Pneumatology: A study of the nature, ministries, manifestation, and spiritual gifts of the Holy Spirit.

TH 901 The History of Christian Doctrine Included in this course is a study of the history, development, clarification, and formal statements (creeds) of theological thought from the period of the Apostolic Fathers to the present. It will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the doctrines of the Trinity, Christ, man, sin, grace, atonement, salvation, Church, sacraments, Christian life, and millennialism.

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TH 726 Apologetics While exploring speculative and philosophical areas of apologetics, the focus is on the application of biblical apologetics. Diverse approaches to the apologetic task are also investigated. Consideration is given to a systematic, reasoned defense of the Christian faith in our contemporary context. With an emphasis on the credibility of biblical faith, topics include a critique of relativism and pluralism, tests for truth and fallacy, and a study of select issues in the history of apologetics.

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TH 624 Ecclesiology and Eschatology Ecclesiology: an in-depth study of the origin of the church, the church as an organism and organization, church offices, and the mission of the church. Eschatology: a detailed study of the biblical covenants as they correspond to the church-age, the return of Christ, the final judgment, the resurrection, and the eternal state.


TH 907 Ancient Historical Theology This course will explore the post-Apostolic period up to the early Medieval period (e.g., Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Athanasius, Jerome, Chrysostom, Augustine of Hippo). It covers the historical development of key doctrines, and heresies, by exploring major figures in the development of Christian orthodoxy (e.g., how Trinitarian and Christological positions developed in the ancient church in the formulation of the historic creeds, the canon). TH 908 Reformation Historical Theology This course will explore the major historical controversies and developments that led to the Protestant Reformation, as well as the origins and development of Covenant Theology. It will also provide an analysis of the major figures (e.g., Tyndale, Luther, Melanchton, Calvin, Zwingli, Bucer) and events (e.g., Peasants War, 1530 Diet of Augsburg), and movements (late-medieval scholasticism; Anabaptism; confessionalization) of the Reformation. Students will be encouraged to link their research to the historical, theological and social contexts of the time.

TH 912 Biblical Apologetics The purpose of this course is to examine theoretical issues in developing a biblical view of Christian apologetics along with (1) an examination of specific case studies in the problem of evil, and (2) an examination of the apologetic methodology of at least one current Christian apologist. TH 913 Eschatology The purpose of this course is to examine in detail current issues in

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TH 910 Biblical Ethics The purpose of this course is to examine the theoretical issues in developing a biblical view of Christian ethics followed by actual work on case studies in current ethical problems facing the church in modern culture. This will include exegetical and theological studies which will provide a framework for discussing individual ethical issues such as the social responsibility of Christians, racial reconciliation, modern technology, abortion and reproductive ethics, the Christian views of war, government, politics, and other issues.

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TH 909 Comparative Theology of Major Denominations In this course students will study in-depth the theological positions of various major Christian denominations in order to compare and critique them in light of the teaching of the scripture.


the development and understanding of eschatology. This would include, but not necessarily be limited to, recent studies of the intermediate state including the nature of the resurrection body, the common and distinct elements between Israel and the Church, the role of hermeneutics and theological method in establishing eschatological systems, the methodological role of the biblical covenants, the relationship of the gospel of grace to the law, questions concerning the rapture, tribulation, millennialism, the eternal state, and interaction with the methodological outlooks such as preterism, historicism, futurism, and idealism when approaching eschatological texts. TH 918 Dissertation Research This course will enable the student to conduct preliminary research for a dissertation proposal, to draw from bibliographical resources relevant to the proposed topic, to prepare for, and begin to write, the dissertation. It is recommended that all students register for the Dissertation (DR 900) when they register for the Dissertation Research course (TH 918).

TH 922 Ministry of the Holy Spirit An exegetical and doctrinal study of the New Testament teaching regarding the Holy Spirit that will survey diverse viewpoints in the secondary literature in light of the scripture, as well as consider the role of the Spirit in building the church and advancing the Kingdom of God.

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TH 920 Theology of Biblical Counseling This course is designed to enlarge and reinforce the confidence of students in the sufficiency, superiority, and practicality of Scripture for dealing with all of the issues of life, and to convince students that the resources we have in Christ and His Word are not only sufficient for handling and solving all of the personal and interpersonal problems of life but superior to the resources that are found in the world. Emphasis is given to the history, theology, and methods of the church’s pastoral care of individuals, marriages, families, and congregations.

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TH 919 Theology and Ministry This course explores how one’s theology affects one’s ministry through a study of ministerial activity and responsibility from a theological perspective. The biblical distinctives of the Reformed tradition are considered, as well as Christian apologetics, ethics, and historical theology as they affect the doctrine of the church.


TH 930 Modern Historical Theology This course surveys the major historical figures and theological developments from the post-Reformation era to the present. The concentration will be on contemporary debates (e.g., the many divergent theologies, Trinitarian and canon controversies, Evangelical responses to the theological fruits of historical critical hermeneutics (e.g., the Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy and ecumenicalism), as well as internal Evangelical debates [e.g., on justification]). TH 937 Biblical Theology An in-depth study of the history, principles, and practice of Biblical Theology, as well as a review of the diverse secondary literature. Emphasis will be on the biblical theology of the scripture, as it is traced through the entire history of redemption from creation to new creation. The perspective taken will be that of the unity and continuity of revelation in the gradual unfolding of the redemptive purposes of God in Christ.

TH E04 Comparative Theology of Major Denominations In this course students will be introduced to the theological positions of various major Christian denominations and compare them with the Bible. TH E06 Dispensational and Covenantal Studies A study of the two major hermeneutical/theological systems most prevalent in Evangelicalism in order to compare, contrast, and critique them in light of the scripture. This course is to be a balanced and fair representation of both hermeneutical approaches in terms of history, ideals, and implementations. The goal is to present a unified biblical theological evaluation with an emphasis on a unified

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TH E02 Introduction to Biblical Theology An introduction to the history, principles, and practice of Biblical Theology. Emphasis will be on the biblical theology of the scripture, as it is traced through the entire history of redemption from creation to new creation. The perspective taken will be that of the unity of revelation in the gradual unfolding of the redemptive purposes of God in Christ.

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TH E01 Calvin’s Institutes A study of John Calvin’s theology and his Institutes of the Christian Religion.


Biblical Theology. TH E07 Biblical Ethics Topics covered in the course include the biblical foundation for ethics, an introduction to different types of ethical systems, hermeneutical questions, Christians and the public square, stewardship, sexual ethics, bioethical issues like euthanasia, genetic engineering, race matters, ethics in cyberspace, just war theory, and ecology. The purpose of the course is to arrive at certain convictions about key moral issues facing the church today.

TH E11 Puritan Theology An in-depth examination of some major themes of Puritan theology, including the Puritan view of Scripture, meditation, election, predestinarian grace, adoption, assurance of faith, sanctification, conscience and casuistry, church and worship, evangelism, experiencing God, perseverance, and family life. The course will give special emphasis to the nature of experiential religion, a singular characteristic of Puritan writings. TH E12 Puritan Theology An in-depth examination of some major themes of Puritan theology, including the Puritan view of Scripture, meditation, election, predestinarian grace, adoption, assurance of faith, sanctification, conscience and casuistry, church and worship, evangelism, experiencing God, perseverance, and family life. The course will give

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TH E10 World Religions and Cults This course examines the more important cults and contemporary isms, noting their relationship to Christianity and Christian ministry. Members of the class will contribute papers on cults and isms not dealt with in the lectures.

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TH E08/E09 Spiritual Warfare[removed from checklist] This course explores the Biblical subject of angels—their nature, purpose and ministry. It further examines the origin of Satan and his angels along with tracing the Biblical revelation of Satan's career and tactics as he and his minions consistently seek to frustrate the redemptive purpose of God and attempt to re-write the conclusion of history. This Biblical exposé includes Satan's antagonism and opposition against Christ and the attacks of the kingdom of evil upon God's missionary agents of Israel and the Church. Finally, Christ's victory over sin and Satan is viewed as it applies personally to God's people.


special emphasis to the nature of experiential religion, a singular characteristic of Puritan writings.

 The Organization of the Seminary Board of Directors President Chief Executive Officer Norman Manohar

Doctoral Program Director

Information Technology Manager John Manohar

Masters Program Director

Admissions Director Michael Dewalt

Bachelors Program Director

Institutional Effectiveness Gloria Hague

Librarian TBD

Korean Program Director Chong To Kim

Library Cataloger Michael Dewalt

Development Director Michael Dewalt

Registrar Aruna Manohar

Megiddo City Gate, 2011

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Business Manager Chief Financial Officer Susan Wood


Faculty  Full-Time Faculty MICHAEL A. BRITTON, Sr., The Reverend, B.S., M.Div., Th.D. B.S., University of Maryland M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary Th.D., Faith Theological Seminary

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KWANG SUNG KIM B.F.A., B.E.E., M.F.A., M.Div., Th.D. B. F.A., Kwangju University B.E.E. (Electrical Engineering), Chunnam National University M.F.A., University Of Kansas M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary Th.D., Faith Theological Seminary

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LAMONT T. CONYERS B.A., M.Div., Ph.D. (ABD, candidate, 2012) B.A., Taylor University M.Div., Liberty Theological Seminary Ph.D. (candidate), Amridge University


JOHN L. LEPERA, The Reverend B.S., M.S., M.Div., Th.D. B.S., Ball State University M.S., Ball State University M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary Th.D., Faith Theological Seminary

ROBERT J. ANDERSON, Jr., The Reverend B.B.E., M.Div., D.Min. (Candidate) B.B.E., Carver Bible College M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary D.Min. (Candidate), Faith Theological Seminary

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JOHN L. RONNING B.S., M.Div., Ph.D. B.S., Cornell University’s College of Electrical Engineering M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary Dropsie College (doctoral studies) Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary


AMMERMAN, FRANK B.S., M.B.A., M.A.R., M.Div.(candidate) B.S. with Distinction, University of Delaware M.B.A. (with Distinction), The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania M.A.R., Liberty University, Liberty Baptist Seminary M.Div. (Candidate) Faith Theological Seminary

CHANG HOON AN, The Reverend M.Div., D.Min., M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary D.Min., Faith Theological Seminary

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GARY A. BYERS, The Reverend B.S., M.C.E. M.A., PHD(Candidate) B.S. (Pastoral Ministry), Liberty University M.C.E. (Christian Education), Liberty University M.A., (Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology), Baltimore Hebrew University Ph.D. (candidate),; College of Archaeology & Biblical History, Trinity Southwest University.


MARK DECKARD, The Reverend B.A., M.A.R., D.Min. B.A., Columbia Bible College M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary D.Min., Trinity Theological Seminary

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GLORIA L. HAGUE B.A., M.A. B.A., Westminster Choir College M. A., Biblical Theological Seminary

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MICHAEL M. DEWALT B.S., M.A.R., Th.M. B.S., Baptist Bible College M.A.R., Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary Th.M., Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary


STEPHEN T. HAGUE B.A., M.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D. B.A., Shippensburg College M.A., Shippensburg University M.A., Biblical Theological Seminary M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary Ph.D., Bristol University, Bristol, England

EDWARD HELLER, JR. Diploma, B.A., M.S. Diploma, Moody Bible Institute B.A., Piedmont Bible College M.S., Ed., Baptist Bible College

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JERRY HARMON, The Reverend B.S., M.Div., Ph.D. B.S., Hyles-Anderson College M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary Graduate studies (Biblical Hebrew), Johns Hopkins University.


CHONG TO KIM, The Reverend B.A., M.Div., Th.D. B.A., Valley Forge Christian College M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary Th.D., Faith Theological Seminary

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KUN CHEUL (JOE) PARK, The Reverend Th.B., M.Div., Th.M. (Candidate), D.Min. (Candidate) Th.B., Seoul Theological Seminary M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary T.h.M. (Candidate), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary D.Min. (Candidate), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

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NORMAN J. MANOHAR, The Reverend, B.S., M.Div., S.T.M., Ph.D., D.R.E., Th.D., D.D. B.S., Madurai University M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary S.T.M., Faith Theological Seminary Ph.D., Christian Bible College D.R.E., Faith Theological Seminary Th.D., Faith Theological Seminary D.D. Faith Theological Seminary


JEONG A. KIM B.A., M.R.E., D.R.E., Th.D. B.A., Pusan National University B.A., Wisconsin University M.R.E., Faith Theological Seminary D.R.E., Faith Theological Seminary Th.D., Faith Theological Seminary

CLINTON S. FORAKER, The Reverend B.S., M.Div., Ph.D. B.S., Philadelphia College of the Bible M.Div., Grace Theological Seminary Ph.D., California Graduate School of Theology

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JOHN A. (ARCH) VAN DEVENDER, SR., The Reverend B.S., M.S., M.T.S., M.Div. B.S.(Physics), University of Southern Mississippi M.S.(Aeronautical Engineering), Naval Post-Graduate School, Monterrey M.T.S., Chesapeake Theological Seminary M.Div., Chesapeake Theological Seminary


DAVID E. GAINES Sr., The Reverend B.A., M.Div, D.Min (Candidate) B.A., Washington Bible College M. Div., Capital Bible Seminary D.Min. candidate, Dallas Theological Seminary

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STEPHEN HARDNETT, The Reverend B.A.B.S., M.S.L., D.C.C. B.A.B.S., Philadelphia Biblical University M.S.L., Trinity Theological Seminary D.C.C. , Philadelphia Institute and College D.Min. (candidate), Faith Theological Seminary

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MILTON C. GRANNUM, The Reverend M.A.R., M.A., Ed.D., Ph.D. M.A.R., Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary M.A., Temple University Ed.D., Temple University Ph.D., Trinity Theological University


MARK HERZER, The Reverend B.A., M.A.R., Ph.D. B.A., Earlham College M.A.R., Westminster Theological Seminary Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary

PHILIP LEE, The Reverend B.A., M.DIV., D.MIN., Th.D. B.A., The School of Business, Seoul National University M.Div., Chongshin University D. Min., Lael College and Graduate School Th.D., Faith Theological Seminary

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DEREK J. HOWELL, ESQ. B.S., M.S., J.D. (Juris Doctor) B.S., Johns Hopkins University Undergraduate Certificate, Police Executive Leadership Program M.S., Johns Hopkins University Graduate Certificate, Police Executive Leadership Program. Juris Doctor (J.D.), University Of Baltimore School Of Law


ROBERT J. MCKELVEY, The Reverend B.S., M.Div., Ph.D. B.S., University of Pittsburgh M.Div., Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary.

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TERRY TURBIN, The Reverend, Certificate of Biblical Studies, M.B.L. Certified Evangelism Explosion Clinic Teacher, 1994 Certificate of Biblical Studies, New Geneva Theological Seminary M.B.L., Faith Theological Seminary

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ROBERT OWEN A.B., M.Ed. A.B., Duke University M.Ed., University of Maryland


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Administration  Administration NORMAN J. MANOHAR, The Reverend, B.S., M.Div., S.T.M., Ph.D., D.R.E., D.D. President B.S., Madurai University M.Div., Faith Theological Seminary S.T.M., Faith Theological Seminary Ph.D., Christian Bible College D.R.E., Faith Theological Seminary Th.D, Faith Theological Seminary D.D., Faith Theological Seminary

SUSAN J. WOOD B.Th. (candidate) Business Manager Owner, Susan J. Wood Bookkeeping Service B.Th. (candidate), Faith Theological Seminary

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STEPHEN T. HAGUE B.A., M.A., M.A., M.Div., Ph.D. Academic Dean B.A., Shippensburg College M.A., Shippensburg University M.A., Biblical Theological Seminary M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary Ph.D., Bristol University, Bristol, England


MICHAEL M. DEWALT Director of Admissions and Development B.S., M.A.R., Th.M. B.S., Baptist Bible College M.A.R., Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary Th.M., Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

GLORIA L. HAGUE B.A., M.A. Director of Institutional Effectiveness B.A., Westminster Choir College M. A., Biblical Theological Seminary

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ARUNA S. MANOHAR B.S., M.S. Registrar B.S., University of Madras M.S., University of Madras


JOHN C. MANOHAR B.S. IT Manager Certificate in Computer Network Administration, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology, B.S., Computer Information Systems, Towson University

Librarian Of The John Norris Library [TBA]

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Bronze Age Oil lamp from Megiddo

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TS Historical-Geographical Tour students and faculty at Tel Hazor, Israel

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Board of Directors  Board of Directors JACK C. BRISCOE Founder Jack C. Briscoe & Associates Philadelphia, PA

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MARGARET P. PROCH Secretary Administrative Assistant Paralegal, Jack C. Briscoe & Associates

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AMMON K. GRAYBILL Jr. Vice Chairman President & Owner Ammon Graybill Jr. Inc. Lancaster, PA


TERENCE P. HOWARD Treasurer Vice President, Senior Retirement Sales Executive for T. Rowe Price Baltimore, MD

Bishop C. MILTON GRANNUM Member Senior Pastor New Covenant Church of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA

CHONG TO KIM, The Reverend Chairman Senior Pastor of Nest Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA

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NORMAN J. MANOHAR Member President, Faith Theological Seminary

ROBERT J. ANDERSON, Jr., The Reverend Member Senior Pastor Colonial Baptist Church Baltimore, MD

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SCOTT T. WHITEMAN, Esquire Member Attorney Law Offices of Peroutka & Peroutka

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THO YONG JUNG, Pastor Member Real Estate Agent, Travel Agent, Choir Conductor

May 2013 Board Meeting

Norman Manohar in Bar Kochba Tunnel, Israel

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John Ronning and Stephen Hague at Tanis, Egypt and on Mount Sinai (Jebel Musa)

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 Appendix 1: The Four-Fold Emphasis

THE FOUR-FOLD EMPHASIS OF THE SEMINARY CURRICULUM As seminary educators, we believe that it is imperative in these times to continuously remember our primary objectives of advancing knowledge of the Bible and the ability to interpret the Bible, and especially gaining skill in teaching others how to interpret it for themselves. This is especially so in a generation of dramatically increasing biblical resources paralleled by a dramatic decline in biblical knowledge and understanding. Since there are numerous tertiary interpretive issues that divide Evangelical Christians today, it is especially important to identify what can unite us (in addition to the “fundamentals”) around the study and interpretation of the Old and New Testament Scripture as the one “Word of God.” It is our conviction that we all love the inerrant Word of God and the unerring God of the Word. On that foundation, we can construct a four-fold ideal for all of our curricula, scholarship, teaching, and writing. This is not to say that with such an emphasis we will ever come to agreement on all the tertiary matters that divide Christians, but that we can covenant together to seek to know and understand the Scripture as our priority, within the context of, and guided by, the following interdependent, four-fold ideals:

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Biblical hermeneutics Biblical history Biblical theology Biblical exegesis

Biblical hermeneutics With biblical presuppositions and principles we are equipped with tools to rightly divide the word of truth (2 Ti 2:15, NIV “Correctly handling,” KJV – “Give diligence to present thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be

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Biblical history and biblical theology are at the heart of a positive biblical hermeneutic, in which we seek to understand every text in its context in the history of redemption. That is, we ask the question of every text, “What is its context, its role, its significance in the history of God’s work of redemption?” Exegesis seeks to answer such questions.

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ashamed, handling aright the word of truth”), ever relying on the Spirit of God to illumine our understanding. Those born of the Spirit are ever dependent on the Spirit to have and maintain the mind of Christ (2 Cor 2:15-16). At no point can we say that are have “finally arrived” or have exhausted the mind of God, but we can confidently affirm that a sufficient understanding of the Scripture is attainable. This points us to the promise that the Scripture is sufficient, but we must study it and meditate upon it in order to find its sufficiency. It may not, in practice, be sufficient for many Christians because they have not learned how to gain adequate understanding due to faulty or insufficient methods of interpretation. The goal of hermeneutics is not to acquire all the answers, or comprehensive knowledge, since both are impossible. Hermeneutics is not an infallible science, but rather an attempt to arrive at principial guidelines that are soundly based on proper logic that is consistent with God’s nature and God’s revelation. Interpretation is two-sided: the positive/perfect logic of God meets with the negative/imperfect logic of sinners. Thus, the logic of hermeneutics involves the unity and diversity intrinsic to God’s nature and revelation (one divine author, many human authors of the text), as well as the disunity and diversity intrinsic to human interpreters. Redemption-history also has a diversity of forms, and thus adequate principles must be applied to interpret properly both form and content. Hermeneutics also involves the function of the Bible in the life of believers and the church. There is an intrinsic need for our hermeneutics to correlate with life lived and the need for it to transform and conform us. That is, hermeneutics must incorporate the goal of exegeting God’s revelation for the church – a divine necessity – to bring the Word of God to God’s people with contemporary clarity and conviction.


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“What we think of history is inseparable from what we think of the meaning of life.” “The biblical view is that history had a beginning and will have an end, and that both the beginning and the end are in God’s hands.”2 A fundamental truth we must affirm in our fragmented times is the unity of the Bible, and that would include its history, theology, and texts. In the linear history of God's people, it relays the historical creation, fall, and redemption of God's people. The creation and redemption purposes of God unite the historical process for both testaments. That there is a single divine plan of salvation in Jesus the Messiah: the way of redemption was essentially the same for those who lived under the old covenant as it is for those in the new covenant. Also, the new creation will be the historical culmination of all God’s redemptive purposes for his people and his creation in that everlasting new Paradise. The Bible is the partial, but sufficient, historical record of God’s redemption of his fallen creation. It is revelation; as G. Vos has expressed it, revelation is the interpretation of that history of redemption. Revelation and redemption must therefore proceed side by side (although redemption continues even when revelation has ceased, as in the case of the canon. There are different types of revelation: wordrevelation and act-revelation. God speaks and acts his purposes of redemption. “The OT brings the predictive preparatory word, the Gospels record the redemptiverevelatory fact, the Epistles supply the subsequent, final interpretation.”3 Looked at in this way we must see that God’s redemptive plan has purpose and progression. It is not haphazard or directionless. It is interconnected in sequence and thus has continuity from beginning to end. There is an organic nature to God’s redemption; it is like the organic progress of the seed which grows to full form. Each aspect of the development depends on the previous and cannot be


separated from it. There is a progression. Everything is not revealed at once (but, this is not an evolutionary progress from imperfect to perfect). God’s revelation of redemption-history is inherently practical and adaptable; it is thoroughly practical for God to save his fallen creatures. Biblical theology and biblical exegesis depend upon the coherence and unity of biblical history. We must consider the priority of the unified redemptive historical context of every passage, book, doctrine, concept that is revealed by God. Everything derives its meaning from its context. There is no adequate understanding, or contemporary relevance, of the Bible apart from such a historical approach.

Biblical theology

Biblical theology is explored through careful exegesis of the unified history of redemption, and guided by sound hermeneutical principles, to proclaim the whole gospel for the whole person to the whole world.

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Biblical Theology (BT) forms some part of every course of the seminary curriculum. This is not to say that every course is a course in BT, but that BT informs every subject related to the Bible. BT is theological-hermeneutics that attempts to read and interpret the whole of scripture as one progressive history of redemption of one people of God, taking that history on its own terms as a unified text and theology that testifies to Jesus Christ. The logic of biblical theology is the history of redemption itself – Creation-Fall-Redemption – which follows the pattern of history. BT is essentially the re-telling of the redemptive-historical story as it is unveiled/revealed in the whole of the Bible. BT depends upon careful grammaticalhistorical exegesis of the biblical text (this includes literary analysis, cultural backgrounds, theological analysis), and it intrinsically corresponds to systematic theology by both informing it and being formed by it. That intrinsic interrelationship between ST and BT is to be strongly affirmed.


BT takes the whole Bible as the source of the gospel for the whole person and the whole world. BT is our testimony to the contemporary world of God’s purposes revealed and accomplished.

Biblical exegesis

Exegesis is the culmination of the entire seminary curriculum; its fruits are a coherent and consistent biblical theology of biblical history based on sound biblical hermeneutics and careful study of the biblical text in our contemporary context.

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To exegete: “to draw out,” “to lead out.” In exegesis, we seek the meaning of the biblical text through sound hermeneutical principles, guarding against errors of partial exegesis or eisogesis, as well as evaluating previous scholarly exegesis, in preparing to both teach and preach God’s revelation. The work of exegesis assumes a previous exposure to, and some mastery of, higher and lower criticism in biblical introduction, as well as the biblical languages. Exegesis is the foundation of systematic and biblical theology; though it can be said that they inform and validate/invalidate one another through a symbiotic and ongoing testing. Exegesis involves the study of select passages, as well as entire Bible books. The text is studied in light of grammatical, historical, syntactical, and theological aspects. The comparison with any select text with other texts also is an inevitable part of the exegetical process resulting in systematic and biblical theology. “Bringing every thought captive to Christ,” we seek to evaluate all theological ideas through proper exegesis. An important point to keep in mind is that we are not seeking to become the dispensers of all knowledge and truth, but rather to get/develop exegetical and ministerial tools and skills that enable us to empower others in reading and living the scripture for themselves as faithful apprentices to Christ. After all, the goal of seminary training is to be properly and adequately equipped to “rightly divide the Word” and to teach others to do the same for themselves.


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Academic Calendar.................................................................. 22 Academic Freedom .................................................................. 14 Academic Probation ................................................................ 25 Accreditation ........................................................................... 18 Adjunct Faculty ...................................................................... 114 Administration and Staff ....................................................... 119 Admission Procedures ............................................................. 24 Affiliation ................................................................................. 17 Alumni ............................................................................... 25, 43 Appealing Academic Status ..................................................... 43 Application Deadline ............................................................... 37 Application Fee ...................................................... 27, 31, 32, 47 Application Requirements ....................................................... 28 Applications ............................................................................. 26 Attendance .............................................................................. 33 Attire ....................................................................................... 34 Audit Student........................................................................... 44 Audit Students ................................................................... 30, 31 Auditing ................................................................................... 47 Authorization........................................................................... 18 Bachelor of Theology ............................................................... 56 Bachelor of Theology Courses ................................................ 57 Bible Courses ........................................................................... 80 Board of Directors ........................................................... 17, 124 Bulletin .................................................................................... 25 Bulletin .................................................................................... 36 Certificate in Biblical Studies ................................................... 78 Certificate in Biblical Studies Courses ................................... 79 Christian Education Courses .................................................... 83 Church History Courses............................................................ 83 Class Changes .......................................................................... 34 Code of Conduct ...................................................................... 35 Counseling ................................................................... 35, 96, 98 Course Papers .......................................................................... 35 Degree Programs............................................................... 47, 54 Doctor of Ministry ................................................................... 64 Doctor of Ministry Courses ..................................................... 68 Doctor of Theology .......................................................... 69, 100


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Doctor of Theology Courses ................................................... 74 Doctrinal Statement ................................................................ 15 Educational Philosophy ........................................................... 12 Employment Opportunities ..................................................... 35 English Courses ........................................................................ 84 Examinations ........................................................................... 36 Faculty ..................................................................................... 42 Federal Financial Aid ............................................................... 51 Fees ......................................................................................... 47 Financial Aid ...................................................................... 51, 52 financial arrangements ............................................................. 4 Four-Fold Emphasis ............................................................... 129 Full-Time Faculty ................................................................... 108 General Objectives .................................................................. 11 Grading .................................................................................... 36 Graduation .............................................................................. 37 Graduation Fee ........................................................................ 49 Graduation Requirements ....................................................... 37 Handicap ................................................................................. 38 History ......................................................... 19, 83, 98, 102, 103 Incomplete......................................................................... 36, 38 International (F-1) Students .................................................... 28 Library ......................................................................... 37, 38, 47 Living Facilities and Healthcare ............................................... 39 Loyola Notre Dame University Library .................................... 39 Marion Burk Knott Library ..................................................... 39 Master of Divinity .................................................................... 59 Master of Divinity Courses ..................................................... 62 Math Courses .......................................................................... 86 Matriculated Student .............................................................. 43 Ministry Opportunities ............................................................ 39 Mission Statement .................................................................... 9 Module courses ....................................................................... 49 Music Courses.......................................................................... 86 New Testament Courses .......................................................... 87 Non Matriculated (Non-Degree) Credit Students .................... 31 Non-accredited Schools ........................................................... 33 Non-matriculated .................................................................... 44 Non-payment of Accounts ....................................................... 48 Old Testament Courses............................................................ 89


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Organization.......................................................................... 107 Part-Time Faculty .................................................................. 109 Payment of Accounts............................................................... 48 Pell Grants ............................................................................... 51 Philosophy Courses .................................................................. 94 Practical Theology Courses...................................................... 96 Prerequisites ............................................................................ 40 President’s Message.................................................................. 6 Provisional Admission.............................................................. 28 Psychology Courses ................................................................. 99 purpose statement .................................................................... 9 Purpose Statement .................................................................... 9 Re-entering the Institution ................................................ 40, 47 Refund Policy ........................................................................... 49 Reinstating Fee ........................................................................ 50 Repeating Course Work........................................................... 42 Scholarships............................................................................. 50 Science Courses ..................................................................... 100 Spiritual Life............................................................................. 42 Student Government ............................................................... 42 Student Identification Cards .................................................... 42 Student Services ................................................................ 39, 43 TABLE of CONTENTS .............................................................. 2 Time for Completion of a Degree ............................................ 45 Title IV Loans ........................................................................... 51 Transcripts ............................................................................... 49 Transfer Credit......................................................................... 32 Tuition ............................................................................... 47, 48 Undergraduate Requirements ................................................. 28 Wheel of Theological Study ..................................................... 12 Withdrawal from a Course ...................................................... 47 Withdrawal from School ......................................................... 47


FTS 2011Historical-Geographical Tour (students and faculty) at Ashkelon, Israel (Canaanite gate)

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Yom Suph, 2011 Tour

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