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  • An introduction to biblical Hebrew and biblical Greek that will equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the proper use of the various lexicons, concordances, word-study aids, and critical commentaries.

  • An introductory course that focuses on increasing the interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness of the minister. The course is geared toward helping pastors become more resilient and compassionate to self and others through enhancing self understanding.
  • An introductory study of the science and art of biblical interpretation and exposition.Principles for interpreting the various types of literature within the Bible will be discussed.Three credits.
  • A survey of the contents, message, form, and background of the Old Testament.Attention will be given to the major theological themes in this literature.

  •  A survey of the contents, message, form, and background of the New Testament. Attention will also be given to the major theological themes in this literature.

  • An exposition of the English text of the book of Revelation in the light of its first century context, with attention given to its significance for Christian life and thought today. Three credits.

  • An experiential and participatory study of worship that focuses on the cultivation of worship as a lifestyle and offers a theological framework and practical resources for planning and leading corporate worship events.

  • This course examines the foundation of applied cultural anthropology, how people functionin their environment, including the following: structure of culture andsociety, cultural and worldview change, worldview (religion and ideology),communication, economic organization, technology, kinship, and life cycle. Areas of application will include anexploration of how culture influences the execution and experience of ministry.

  • A study of the biblical foundation of evangelization that aims at developing an effective witness in today's context. Includes a practical seminar on church planting as well as an opportunity for students to develop a plan for personal and congregational witness.
  • A systematic study of major doctrines of the Christian faith, beginning with the doctrines of God, creation, and the fall. (3 Credits)

  • An introduction to the historical development of the ancient and medieval church from its apostolic beginnings. (three credits)
  • This is not a course.  This is just a compilation of material to help Taylor Seminary students in writing their research papers

  • A detailed examination of the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs.

  • An exegetical and devotional consideration of the Psalter with special attention to hermeneutical and Christological interpretation.


  • An intensive study of the content and message of Ezekiel, with special attention to the incarnational role of the prophet and to the book's contribution to our understanding of inner-biblical interpretation, eschatology, and messianism.

  • A study, through the use of motific and thematic analysis, of God’s progressive self-revelation in the Scriptures.
  • A detailed examination of the books of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs.
  • images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR75Z3flEWj9DxDwN7knz8K4Y1Thjb_xsxtyTf7Hj8GPQ8oQUc_AgA survey of various spiritual formation models and an in-depth examination of the use of Scripture and prayer in spiritual formation. Time will be spent understanding and exercising the practice of being formed by Scripture and our response to God’s conversation with us through various modes of prayer.
    This course will provide a practical foundation and rationale for a structured approach to spiritual formation and offer the tools to evaluate historical and contemporary illustrations of spiritual formation models through the lens of training spiritually formed disciples of Jesus Christ.

  • This course introduces the student to the design, organization and methodologies foundationalfor the development of a research proposal meant to guide the student in their M.A. research paper
  • The notion of integral mission emerged out of 20th century discussion in evangelical and ecumenical circles concerning the Church, the Gospel and the mission of God in the world. The course introduces that history, examines key biblical principles, and provides an overview of mission methods and strategies that illustrate integral mission in practice.


  • Spiritual Formation is the process of making space for the Holy Spirit’s work of transforming us into the likeness of Christ. This course introduces students to spiritual practices, grounded in the Christian tradition, that sustain and nurture a life-long pursuit of union with God.The course includes a prayer retreat. 3 Credits.

  • A detailed exposition of the English text of 1 and 2 Peter in the light of their historical contexts, with attention given to the implications of their contents for contemporary theology and Christian living.
    • A course designed to consider the various counseling approaches within the context of the marital and family relationships. Emphasis will be placed upon an understanding of the structure and function of marriage and the family, and the way in which the counseling pastor may intervene in a therapeutic ministry. God has called us to be students of creation and creation including brain and its functions can be studied and partially understood in this course.

  • This course is an introduction to the major living religious traditions of the world. Such an understanding is crucial to understand many of the global and local issues in the world today. Students are introduced to animism and folk forms of traditional religions, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Taoism and how these religions are impacting world affairs. This course also addresses strategies for how Christians can provide a witness to these non-Christian religions.


  • Spiritual Formation is the process of making space for the Holy Spirit’s work of transforming us into the likeness of Christ. This course introduces students to spiritual practices, grounded in the Christian tradition, that sustain and nurture a life-long pursuit of union with God.The course includes a prayer retreat. 3 Credits.

  • An introduction to the expectations and requirements of ICS (Internship Studies)internship. Students are guided through the process of developing a research and ministry plan for their subsequent internship
  • A study of the relation of the Christian faith to the responsibility of the Christian and the church in areas of social concern. Attention will be given to the biblical and theological basis for such responsibility.
  • A practicum course facilitating the understanding andacquiring of basic pastoral care skills for the Christian ministry. Attention will be given to the learning ofactive listening skills as well as to the practical involvement of students indoing pastoral care in a ministry setting. The combination of classroom interaction, the pastoral care experiencesand the interaction with a mentoring pastor or supervisor will enable studentsto grow in the integration of the theological and behavioural aspects ofpastoral care. Three credits.

  • A study of the ways in which culture shapes the understanding of the biblical story and how the Gospel, in turn, challenges and shapes culture. Attention is given to the development of a congregational witness that is contextually appropriate, yet transformational.
  • A detailed exposition of the English text of the letter to the Ephesians with attention given to the implications of its contents for the Church today.
  • oxAn exposition of the English text of the Gospel of Luke, with special attention given to the distinctive features of this gospel.
  • A survey of the contents, message, form, and background of the Old Testament.  Attention will also be given to the major theological themes in this literature.  Three Credits

  • An exploration of various models of Christian spiritual direction combined with extensive attention to mastering the New Way Model of Spiritual Direction, with emphasis on practical demonstration and application. The biblical and historical aspects of spiritual direction as well as the incorporation of group and personal spiritual direction into the ministry of a local church will also be discussed. 3 Credits.

  • An examination of what constitutes Christian leadership, how leaders are developed and how leadership styles are engaged. The goal of the course is to take leadership out of the realm of theory and focus on the practical application of leardership within local ministry.
  • A detailed exposition of the English text of 1 Timothy, with special attention given to selected themes of contemporary interest.
  • A biblical-theological examination of the love of God.   The course will also look at the response of love toward God and the outflow of that love toward one's neighbor.  Three credits.
  •  An introduction to biblical Hebrew and biblical Greek that will equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for the proper use of the various lexicons, concordances, word-study aids, and critical commentaries.  

  • A comprehensive study of the teaching of the Old and New Testaments regarding Satan and demons. 
  • An introductory study of the science and art of biblical interpretation and exposition.  Principles for interpreting the various types of literature within the Bible will be discussed.

  • Welcome to "Christian Encounter with World Religions."  This site us just a resource site to supplement the classroom presentations.  If you want the powerpoints, you can find them here.

  • A study of the relation of the Christian faith to the responsibility of the Christian and the church in areas of social concern. Attention will be given to the biblical and theological basis for such responsibility.

  • A practicum course facilitating the understanding and acquiring of basic pastoral care skills for the Christian ministry. Attention will be given to the learning of active listening skills as well as to the practical involvement of students in doing pastoral care in a ministry setting. The combination of classroom interaction, the pastoral care experiences and the interaction with a mentoring pastor or supervisor will enable students to grow in the integration of the theological and behavioural aspects of pastoral care. Three credits.

  • An introduction to biblical Greek to equip students with the skills necessary for the proper use of the various lexicons, concordances, word-study aids, and critical commentaries.  

  • This course introduces the student to the perspectives and skills needed for effective ministry in intercultural contexts, with focus on communication and conflict resolution.  Includes a brief survey of major world religious worldviews and the barriers these present to communicating the Christian message.
  • A study of the biblical foundation of evangelization that aims at developing an effective witness in today’s context. Includes practical opportunities for student participation and the development of a plan for personal and congregational witness.

  • An introduction to the principles and processes of communicating from one sociocultural context to another, with special focus on the communication of the Christian message.

  • A study of the Biblical foundation of evangelization that aims at developing an effective witness in today's context. Includes a practical seminar on church planting as well as an opportunity for students to develop a plan for personal and congerational witness .
  •  A survey of the contents, message, form, and background of the New Testament.  Attention will also be given to the major theological themes in this literature.

  • An exposition of the English text of the book of Hebrews in the light of its historical and literary background, with special attention given to the Christology of the book. 

  • An exposition of the English text of the epistle to the Romans, paying special attention to the contribution this book makes to our understanding of Paul’s theology. 
  • A biblical-theological examination of worship in ancient Israel with particular attention to the relevance of this material for the theology and worship practices of the Christian church today. 
  • A biblical-theological examination of worship in ancient Israel with particular attention to the relevance of this material for the theology and worship practices of the Christian church today. 
  • An intensive study of the content and message of the book of Jeremiah, with special attention to the book’s historical context, theology, messiansim, and relevance for contemporary Christian proclamation.

  • An Introduction to basic counseling skills, using a combined lecture and lab format in which the student will acquire basic listening, attending and intervention skills.  Common clinical wisdom will be emphasized throughout
  • A course used for faculty instructional purposes
  • A systematic study of major doctrines of the Christian faith, beginning with the doctrines of God, creation, and the fall. (3 Credits)


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