Current Classes

Spring Semester 2020

ST 5202: Theology II- The Gospel of God

  • Instructor: Dr. David Luy
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: This course focuses on the gospel, the economy of salvation, the incarnation of the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The course begins by treating the human condition as now fallen, and sin as the backdrop of the gospel. Attention then turns to the work of Christ, particularly the atonement and accomplishment of redemption as the content of the gospel. The course then considers the application and consummation of redemption by examining the work of the Holy Spirit, the nature, mission, and destiny of the church as the gathered people of God as the climax of the gospel. The course concludes with a consideration of how the gospel story ends, for believers and unbelievers in the glory of God's being all in all in the new heaven and the new earth.
  • Location and time: 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship -Room 204/206
    • January 17-18
    • February 7-8
    • February 28-29
    • April 17-18
  • Cost: $1170 for TEDS Credit, $225 for audit
  • ST 5202 Syllabus
  • 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: The Gospel of John

  • Instructor: Dr. David Sloan
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Description: Someone once said that the Gospel of John is both shallow enough for a child to wade in and deep enough for an elephant to swim in. This biblical book is remarkable for its ability to explain deep theological concepts in simple terms. At the same time, knowledge of its historical, literary, social, and theological background will help students go deeper in their understanding of Jesus, the gospel, Christian theology, and Christian ministry. Taught by Dr. David Sloan, this course is designed to give that background knowledge along with the tools for studying Scripture at a deeper level in order to help students apply the gospel more powerfully to life and to the church today.
  • Location and time: 7-10pm Fridays, 8:30am-4:30pm Saturdays, Xenos Christian Fellowship -Room 204/206
    • January 24-25
    • February 21-22
    • April 3-4
    • May 1-2
  • Cost: $1170 for TEDS Credit, $225 for audit
  • NT 5100 Syllabus to come
  • 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 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.