Here are a selection of other topics you might find interesting. They were designed to answer the question, "What every elder should know about __________ ."
Essentials of the Old Testament
Dr. Douglas Stuart
This class is an overview of the Old Testament from Genesis to Malachi in a more traditional format. Dr. Stuart also does a seminary-level Old Testament Survey in our Institute program (3 hours).
The Story of Jesus, by John
Dr. Robert Mounce
This new translation of the gospel of John will help you understand the life and teachings of Jesus, and will challenge your theology. The class is housed at www.TheStoryofJesus.org.
The Story of Jesus, by Peter
Dr. Robert Mounce
This new translation of the gospel of Mark will help you understand the life and teachings of Jesus, especially if you are new in the faith. The book is housed in our library (2 hours reading).
How to Study Your Bible
Dr. George Guthrie
Have you ever sat down to study the Bible and not know how to start? Dr. Guthrie uses the imagery of a trip to talk about starting with your biblical passage, traveling to a distant land, and bringing back the historical meaning to your present (6 hours).
Essentials of Old Testament Theology
Dr. Paul House
Dr. House summarizes the basic teaching of the Old Testament. This course is not about what a particular text says, but what the Old Testament means as a unified whole (3 hours).
Biblical Theology. This three-part class will walk you through the theology of the Old Testament (by Dr. Miles Van Pelt), the Gospels (by Dr.Craig Blomberg), and then Paul and the rest of the New Testament (by Dr. Thomas Schreiner). As opposed the Systematic Theology, Biblical Theology asks the question of what a particular book, or group of books, teach on different topics, showing emphases of the different parts of Scripture.
Bibliology: What We Believe about the Bible
Dr. Bill Mounce
These three lessons cover the topics of how the Bible was written (Synoptic Problem), trusting the Bible (inspiration, inerrancy, authority), and how we got the Bible (canon, transmission).
Why I Trust My Bible
The uniqueness and authority of the Bible are always under attack. Professors and writers are claiming that Jesus never existed, Jesus never claimed to be God, the early church changed the basic preaching of Jesus, books were left out of the Bible, the copies of the Bible that have come down through the centuries are hopelessly corrupt, and how can you trust your translation where there are so many?
Dr. Gerry Breshears 10 hours)
There is an ongoing battle between the kingdom of light and the kingdom of darkness. By studying Jesus' life and other passages in scripture, we can gain insights into how to respond to the influence of demons effectively
Gravity and Gladness on Sunday Morning
Dr. John Piper
God pursues us. We should pursue him. The key is to get these in the right order and depend on the first for the second. In the New Testament is a stunning degree of indifference to worship as an outward form and emphasizes a radical intensification of worship as an inward experience of the heart.
Dr. Gordon Isaac (3 hours)
Martin Luther used wit and lively word pictures to communicate his keen theological insights. His innovative thoughts are a result of his wrestling with Scripture and current theological teachings.
Theology of the Reformers
Dr. Timothy George (12 hours)
The leaders of the Protestant reformation built on the thoughts and teachings of scholars who came before them and spent their lives seeking God and explaining his Word.
World Religion classes by Dr. Timothy Tennent (3 hours each)
If you are taking a missions trip to an area of the world dominated by one of these religions, you should learn about the culture before leaving
Essentials of World Missions
Essentials of African Traditional Religions
Essentials of Buddhism
Essentials of Hinduism
Essentials of Islam
Dr. Jonathan Armstrong
An analysis of non-Euro-American theologies and theologians that have emerged from the expanding Christian church in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It is taught by 56 scholars from 16 different counties in a virtual environment through Moody Northwest.
Mr. Ron Toews
There are only two things we can do with the past. We can either forgive, or we can let our past hurts control us. Whatever be your story, we all need to continue learning how to forgive.
Depression: When a Member of the Flock Needs Special Care
Dr. Gary Lovejoy
The primary subject of this course is depression. In much of the Christian world this topic has been taboo, misunderstood and rejected out of hand. If that is your perspective, let me encourage you to take another look. If you are a leader in a church, this course will give you insights into people’s lives that will be productive. If you are struggling yourself with discouragement you will be encouraged and challenged.
Dynamics of Christian Spirituality
Dr. Glen Scorgie
This class will help those who are at the beginning stages of the spiritual journey. It talks about the dynamics of spiritual growth, how to become more like Christ (11 hours).
Ministry and Disabilities
Does your church know how to minister to people with disabilities? Do you see them as a burden, or are they valued members of Christ's kingdom? Do they have anything to say to those whose disabilities are not so immediately apparent? When was the last time you heard a blind pastor preach? This seminar contains some of the key discussion in the longer course, Beyond Suffering, at JoniandFriends.org. (3 hours).
Introduction to Public Speaking
Dr. Bryan Chapell
It is widely known that people fear public speaking more than death. It doesn't have to be that way. Let one of the premiere homilectics professors help you get started (3 hours).