BiblicalTraining Institute

BiblicalTraining Institute
Seminary level training from world-class professors, holistic and community based.

About this Track

This track is designed specifically for pastors and those wanting a graduate-level education. All of these classes are taught by some of the finest faculty, handpicked from 16 major seminaries.

We recommend that you start with the 11 core classes, which are the classes you would generally attend in your first year at seminary. If you want to continue this level of education, move on to the more than 20 elective classes.

FAQs

We recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses.

Core courses

COURSE 1
Dr. Douglas Stuart | 17 hours

This course is an overview of the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi.

COURSE 2

Choose one of the three two-class sequences.

Option 1  


Dr. Robert Stein | 21 hours

This is the first part of an introductory course to the New Testament, covering the books Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

Dr. Robert Stein | 21 hours

This is the second part of an introductory course to the New Testament, covering the books from Acts to Revelation.

Option 2  


Dr. Craig Blomberg | 22 hours

This class studies issues of introduction for the four Gospels and Acts, and, using the English New Testament, provides a harmonistic study of the life of Christ with a focus on his essential teachings, the theology of evangelism, and the planting of the church as recorded in Acts.

Dr. Craig Blomberg | 26 hours

This course surveys the New Testament epistles and the apocalypse. Issues of introduction and content receive emphasis as well as a continual focus on the theology of evangelism and on the contemporary relevance of the variety of issues these documents raise for contemporary life.

Option 3  


Dr. Darrell Bock | 16 hours

Dr. Bock looks at the similarities and differences in the synoptic Gospels as well as highlighting the uniqueness of the Gospel of John.

Dr. Tom Schreiner | 21 hours

A study of the Acts to Revelation in the framework of the history of the early church.

COURSE 3
Dr. Robert Stein | 17 hours

Dr. Robert Stein covers the history of the English Bible and then moves into the rules for interpreting the biblical text, including the role of the Holy Spirit in the hermeneutical process.

COURSE 4
Dr. Paul House | 19 hours

Dr. Paul House walks you through the theology of the entire Old Testament. His textbook, Old Testament Theology, is a standard in the field.

COURSE 5

Choose one of our two biblical theology classes.

Option 1  


Dr. Frank Thielman | 14 hours

Our goal in this course, simply put, is to understand the basic theological message of the New Testament both in its diversity of expression and in its fundamental conceptual unity.

Option 2  


Dr. Greg Beale | 23 hours

This is a seminary level course on Biblical Theology, with emphasis on new creation as seen throughout the Bible.

COURSE 6
Dr. Bruce Ware | 27 hours

This is the first of a two semester class on systematic theology.

COURSE 7
Dr. Bruce Ware | 26 hours

The second of a two semester class on Systematic Theology.

COURSE 8
Dr. John Johnson | 12 hours

This course intends to help you integrate an understanding of the Word and the world with the development of a personal philosophy of ministry.

COURSE 9
Dr. Gary Parrett | 9 hours

The purpose of this course is to consider together the relationship between worship and Christian formation and implications of this for the design and leading of community worship experiences.

COURSE 10
Dr. John Johnson | 15 hours

This is a core leadership course designed for those who intend to be future leaders in ministry. This course covers how to take a ministry through a vision process, how to engage in strategic planning, how to build great teams and how to work through conflict and change.

Elective courses

ELECTIVE
Dr. Bruce Waltke | 30 hours

The book of Psalms is the Bible's longest and, in some ways, most complex book, containing a collection of religious Hebrew poetry written over several centuries. Dr. Waltke is shows us that "what" a text means cannot be understood until it is known "how" it means.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Bruce Waltke | 26 hours

Prof. Bruce Waltke is acknowledged as the most accomplished scholar of Proverbs of this generation. His two volume commentary on Proverbs and the relevant sections of his Old Testament Theology show an honesty and mastery of the text rarely seen.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Bill Mounce | 10 hours

The lectures are based on the author's, Greek for the Rest of Us and will teach you enough Greek so that you could find out what the words of the Bible actually mean.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Bill Mounce | 8 hours

These lectures will take you through the main points of each chapter in the author's Basics of Biblical Greek.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Ben Witherington | 22 hours

During the course we will be exploring several major subject areas: 1) the history of the NT period; 2) the social and cultural milieu; 3) scholarly study of the NT; 4) authorship, date, audience, structure, purpose; 5) the practice of exegesis and hermeneutics.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Douglas Moo | 15 hours

Dr. Douglas Moo, from Wheaton College Graduate School, offers an exegetical examination of the book of Romans.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Douglas Moo | 18 hours

An exegetical examination of the book of Galatians and some comments about Paul’s theology in general to provide context to help you apply it practically by Dr. Douglas Moo, from Wheaton College Graduate School. There are no outlines or transcripts available at this time.

ELECTIVE
Dr. George Guthrie | 17 hours

An exegetical study of Hebrews. As Dr. Guthrie interacts with each verse, he explores not only the meaning of the text, but how we apply the theology of the text in our daily lives and ministries.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Robert Mulholland | 25 hours

Revelation is a vision of Jesus the Messiah. John focuses on the profound depths of what God has done, is doing, and will ultimately consummate in and through Jesus.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Timothy Tennent | 16 hours

This course is an introduction to the religion of Islam.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Timothy Tennent | 16 hours

This course is an introduction to the religion of Buddhism.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Timothy Tennent | 15 hours

This course is an introduction to the religion of Hinduism.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Timothy Tennent | 10 hours

Recognizing the responsibility of all Christians to complete Christ’s commission, this course gives an overview of the strategic and historical progress of worldwide missions today.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Ronald Nash | 14 hours

This an introductory course to Christian Apologetics.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Ronald Nash | 19 hours

This course is a basic introduction to the history of philosophy and Christian thought.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Ronald Nash | 16 hours

This course is a basic introduction to pastoral and social ethics.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Ronald Nash | 11 hours

This an introductory course to the analysis of worldviews.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Michael Peterson | 23 hours

A discussion of the theology and philosophy of C.S. Lewis

ELECTIVE
Dr. Gerald Bray | 15 hours

The life and thought of the Christian church from the apostolic period up through events in the 8th century.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Gerald Bray | 25 hours

The life and thought of the Christian church from the Reformation to modern times. Designed as an orientation to the shape of the whole tradition with special focus on the history of Christian doctrine and spirituality.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Gordon Isaac | 18 hours

This course is an introduction to the life and writings of the great German reformer, Martin Luther.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Peter Kuzmič | 19 hours

Dr. Kuzmič provides a framework for a theology of world missions based on a biblical worldview. We must live as citizens of two kingdoms. Our missiology needs to be theologically grounded, and our theology, missiologically focused.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Steve Seamands | 11 hours

Introduction to Systematic Theology from a Wesleyan perspective.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Robert Tuttle, Jr. | 14 hours

Dr. Tuttle teaches three critical points around evangelism: how to share your faith story, what evangelism is and how to approach it and that God has more invested in evangelism than we do – he is in control.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Gary Parrett | 12 hours

This course is an introductory level course to the ministry of education within the church.

ELECTIVE
Dr. Bryan Chapell | 25 hours

Dr. Bryan Chapell demonstrates the principles and practice of sermon-crafting and delivery to illuminate the message of grace in each passage.