Current Classes

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. 

Fall Semester 2018

ST 5201: The God of the Gospel

  • Instructor: Dr. David Luy
  • Description: This course establishes the foundations for systematic theology, reflecting upon the triune God and the God-world relation. It introduces theological methodology and treats the doctrines of general and special revelation, particularly that of Holy Scripture. The course also engages theology proper (the divine perfections and personal attributes of the Holy Trinity) and the works of God in creating and providentially caring for the cosmos, including humans.
  • Location and time:
    • 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship 
    • September 7-8
    • September 28-29
    • October 12-13
    • November 30- December 1
  • Cost: $1110 for TEDS Credit, $213 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.

NT 5000: Introduction to the New Testament

  • Instructor: Dr. David Sloan
  • Description: Introductory survey of the New Testament, including the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, apostolic history, New Testament literature, principal critical issues, and the unity and diversity of New Testament theology.
  • Location and time:
    • 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship (Room 204/206)
    • September 21-22
    • October 5-6
    • October 19-20
    • November 2-3
    • December 7-8
  • Cost: $1480 for TEDS Credit, $284 for audit
  • Credit hours: 4
  • Syllabus
  • Registration:
    • Students must register for the class using the dashboard at my.tiu.
    • Auditing and first time students can register here.

Summer Semester 2018

ID 6000: Scripture and the Problem of Evil

  • Instructor: Patrick Reeder, Ph. D.
  • Description: This course will examine the way in which Scripture connects with the philosopher’s Argument from Evil. Historically, philosophers have drawn on the presence of suffering to argue that the traditionally understood Judeo-Christian God cannot exist. If there be any god, he’s either wicked or culpably incompetent. By contrast, Scripture clearly teaches that God is good and perfect in wisdom. Where does this leave us? The course is designed to teach students to competently synthesize philosophical argument with scriptural exposition.
  • ID 6000 Syllabus
  • Location and time:
    • July 11-14, 2018 (class taught in conjunction with the Xenos Summer Institute)
      • July 11- 4–6:30pm
      • July 12- 12–1:45pm, 3:30-4:30pm
      • July 13- 12–1:45pm, 3:30-4:30pm
      • July 14- 8:00am–1pm
    • Class will be held Xenos Study Center (1340 Community Park Dr.)
  • Cost: $1110 for TEDS Credit, $213 for audit
  • 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.