Current Classes

Fall Semester 2019

OT 5100: Exodus

  • Instructor: Dr. James Hoffmeier
  • Description: The book of Exodus is one of the most important books in the OT canon because it treats the two main events in OT salvation history, namely, the exodus from Egypt and the covenant made at Sinai between the Israelites and YHWH their God. Upon these two events rest much of OT Theology and they provide the framework for understanding the rest of the OT. Over the past 20-30 years, however, the historicity of the exodus event and the origins of Israel as a nation as portrayed in the OT have been questioned by many non-evangelical scholars. Indeed the historicity of the events described in the book of Exodus is now largely dismissed in histories of Israel. Because the connection between OT Theology and history is so tightly intertwined, it is essential that this course address these critical historical questions. To do this requires that we look into the archaeological backgrounds, especially from ancient Egypt. Consequently, the course will offer a detailed survey the book of exodus with historical archaeological and theological questions in mind.
  • Location and time:
    • 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship 
    • September 6-7
    • September 20-21
    • October 4-5
    • October 18-19
  • Cost: $1170 for TEDS Credit, $225 for audit
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Syllabus
  • Registration:
    • Students must register for the class using the dashboard at my.tiu.
    • Auditing and first time students can register here.

 

ID 5000: Biblical Theology and Interpretation

  • Instructor: Dr. Dan Ebert
  • Description: This class is a survey of biblical theology, including methodological issues of debate during the last two centuries. Emphasis is placed on the Bible’s storyline, examining how the books and corpora of the Bible contribute to the unfolding history of redemption. Attention is given to themes of temple, sacrifice, priest, rest, kingship, exile, idolatry, promise, messiah, wisdom, and others. Finally, the relationship of Biblical theology with other disciplines, especially exegesis and systematic theology, is considered.
  • Location and time:
    • 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship (Room 204/206)
    • September 13-14
    • October 11-12
    • October 25-26
    • November 15-16
  • Cost: $1170 for TEDS Credit, $225 for audit
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Syllabus
  • Registration:
    • Students must register for the class using the dashboard at my.tiu.
    • Auditing and first time students can register here.

Summer Semester 2019

ME 6000: Divine Design in the Nature and Multiplication of Church

 

  • Instructor: Dwight Smith
  • Description: This course will develop a strategy for fulfilling the purpose of the Church both locally 
  • and globally, understanding and applying the biblical nature of leadership to that purpose, identifying and using principles for building strategies that fulfill that purpose, and ultimately, for planting a multiplying movement of churches in a city, region or nation. Past strategies of the foreign dimension of the purpose of the Church (mission) will be introduced as well. This course focuses on saturation church planting as the most effective means for accomplishing this task.
  • ME 6000 Syllabus
  • Location and time:
    • July 10-13, 2019 (class taught in conjunction with the Xenos Summer Institute)
      • July 10- 4–6:30pm
      • July 11- 12–1:45pm, 8:30-9:30pm
      • July 12- 9:20–10:30am, 12-1:45pm, 3:30-4:30pm
      • July 13- 8:00am–1pm
    • Class will be held at Xenos Christian Fellowship (1340 Community Park Dr.)
  • Cost: $1170 for TEDS Credit, $225 for audit *subject to change
  • Additional $20 for additional conference registration
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Registration:
    • Students must register for the class using the dashboard at my.tiu.
    • Auditing and first time students can register here.
    • Additionally, students must also register for the Xenos Summer Institute at the student registration price.
    • Students must register for both the class through TEDS and for the conference through the Xenos Summer Institiute.

Spring Semester 2019

HM 5000: Theology and Methodology of Biblical Preaching

  • Instructor: Dr. Greg Scharf
  • Credit hours: 2
  • Description: Theological foundations for preaching and sermon preparation with emphasis on biblical integrity and structural soundness. Course is divided between lecture sessions and laboratory preaching.
  • Location and time: 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship -Room 204/206
    • January 25-26, 2019
    • February 22-23, 2019
    • April 12-13, 2019
  • Cost: $740 for TEDS Credit, $142 for audit
  • HM 5000 Syllabus
  • Registration: Students must register using the dashboard at my.tiu. Auditing students can register here. New students please contact the site coordinator at williamsonk@xenos.org.
  • This course counts toward an M.A. in Theological Studies, as well as the M. Div.

NT 5100: Hebrews

  • Instructor: Dr. Dan Ebert
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: The Letter to the Hebrews is a foundational New Testament document that remains relevant to the life of the believer and the church. While clearly built on apostolic doctrine, Hebrews is also one of the New Testament’s most theologically creative compositions. This is evident in the way the author uses the Old Testament, in the way he develops his Christology (especially around the priestly ministry of Jesus), and in the writer’s powerful exhortations to a struggling first-century church. In this course, we will study the text inductively and examine the letter’s theology. We will also explore the epistle’s continuing significance for today’s church and especially for our life of worship.
  • Location and time: 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship -Room 204/206
    • January 18-19, 2019
    • February 15-16, 2019
    • March 29-30, 2019
    • April 26-27, 2019
  • Cost: $1110 for TEDS Credit, $213 for audit
  • NT 5100 Syllabus
  • Registration: Students must register using the dashboard at my.tiu. Auditing students please register here. New students please contact the site coordinator at williamsonk@xenos.org.
  • This course counts toward an M.A. in Theological Studies, as well as the M.Div.