Christian Peacemaking

Christian Peacemaking Course Description (* Course not yet available)

By the end of this course the student should be able to:
(i)     State the theological bases for seeing reconciliation as the heart of Christian life and ministry,
(ii)    List and discuss the steps involved in biblical peacemaking,
(iii)   Explain how biblical peacemaking would work out in specific life situations,
(iv)   Take steps to facilitate biblical peacemaking in family, church, work, and society.

Social Ethics

Social Ethics Course Description

By the end of this course the student should be able to:
(i)     Clarify current societal characteristics that affect church members in their ethical decision making,
(ii)    Name and interact with the current global social issues that are faced by his/her society,
(iii)   Apply the method of John Stott for developing ethical responses to the important ethical issues of today,
(iv)   Present a joint small group project that studies a social problem and apply the principles learned in it,
(v)    demonstrate ethical ways of thinking about the nuclear threat, the environment, work, unemployment, industrial relations, the poor, the rich and simple lifestyle, women, men and God, the culture, the family, and honor,
(vi)   Write his or her personal philosophy on social ethics with regard to the concepts of vision, work, perseverance, service and discipline.

Church History II

Church History – II Course Description

By the end of the course the student should be able to:
(i)     Discuss the Protestant Reformation, mentioning its causes and the reform attempts which preceded Luther and Calvin, and listing the views of other denominations, and explain the life history of Luther and Calvin using a historical, critical, and analytical, educational approach,
(ii)    Identify the date of the great division, and the religious, economical, political, and geographical factors which led to its occurrence,
(iii)   Explain the theology of the Orthodox church, the reasons for its survival, and the most important activities of its prominent theological fathers throughout history, evaluate their theology in light of the Bible and evangelical beliefs, and discuss attempts at reformation from within the Orthodox church,
(iv)   Repeat (iii) with respect to the other eastern churches in the region (i.e. the two branches of the Assyrian church, “Nestorian” and “Jacobean”, the Coptic church, the Maronite church, the Armenian church, and the Sudanese church), including their historic relationships with evangelical churches and missions,
(v)    Comment on the role of the evangelical church today and its relationships with these eastern churches, and discuss the Arab identity of the whole Church in the region both before and after Islam,
(vi)   Apply the analytical critical method to classify, compare and analyze any other group’s beliefs alongside evangelical beliefs and biblical teaching.

Church History I

Church History – I Course Description

By the end of this course the student should be able to:
(i)     Present a general survey of Church History from its beginnings to the European Reformation (5 BC to AD 1517) that focuses especially on the origin, nature, purpose, organization, teaching, doctrine, literature, problems and progress of the Church,
(ii)    Narrate the dates, places and events of key characters, and demonstrate how to use maps for locating important places,
(iii)   Present a detailed chart of Church History from the Day of Pentecost in AD 33 to the beginning of the European Reformation of the Church in AD 1517, and include in the chart persons, dates, events, and important places
(iv)   Explain the development of the Church and the Church’s relationship to social, cultural and political struggles and the affect of Christianity on societies,
(v)    Generalize lessons from church history that accurately explain the historical data, and
(vi)   Compare what has been learned in Church History with the particular history and situation of his/her church today and suggest what might be done in his or her situation.

Understanding the Basic Principles of Religions

Understanding the Basic Principles of Religions Course Description (* Course not yet available)

By the end of the course the student should be able to:
(i)     Summarize the history, beliefs and practices of various religions and be able to formulate the gospel in ways that would be understandable to the adherents of these religions and
(ii)    Acknowledge and value the aspects of these religions which are positive and which agree with the Biblical principles and which can be used as a bridge for the presentation of the gospel.

Christian Family

Christian Family Course Description

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
(i)     List and explain Biblical principles and roles for each member of the family,
(ii)    Describe these familial roles from the background of his or her cultural system and evaluate them from Biblical perspectives,
(iii)   Share and apply Biblical perspectives on discipline in the family,
(iv)   Set and implement goals for family life,
(v)    Create a plan for family financial administration and budgeting based on good principles,
(vi)   Demonstrate the effect of the Christian home on society as a center for ministry and community development,
(vii)  Define the Biblical and cultural role of the extended family and apply the appropriate Biblical principles within a proper cultural context for extended family relations.