“Acts and Paul” – essentially a long Bible study of the book of Acts and some of Paul’s epistles. We are learning not only the purpose of each book, but why knowing the purpose is important and how to study each book best. We translate something from Greek for each class and I’m really excited to be lead through these books and trained to use them to minister to others through them.
“Hebrew in Exegesis” – essentially, after learning how to read Hebrew all summer, we are now learning how to USE Hebrew. How does my knowledge of the Hebrew language help me study the Old Testament? How can me knowing Hebrew allow me to help and care for people better?
“Ancient and Medival Church History” – pretty much what it sounds like. From the time of Christ to just prior to the reformation what is the story of God’s gospel redeeming the world? We are being taught not in a way just to cram our heads with knowledge, but so that we might see how this information can help us today.
“Christ-Centered Preaching” – essentially we are learning how to preach redemptively. How do we preach without just teaching simple moralism? What makes a sermon uniquely Christian? What motivates Christian obedience? – not guilt, but being captivated by the love of Christ. There are only 10 people in this class because it is a "praticum" so we can all take turns preaching and evaluating one another!