Online Courses

Church History 1

Church History 1

Rev. Sean Morris

 

Class Details

14 weeks of lectures. 3 credit hours.

Course Syllabus available HERE.

After successfully enrolling and paying the course registration fee, links to the class recordings and study outlines will be emailed to you. 

 

Course Description:

Church History 1 is a general introduction to Christianity in the early and medieval periods focuses on key Christian doctrines and great leaders from Justin Martyr to Martin Luther who made contributions of lasting significance to the Christian Church.

Covenant Theology

Covenant Theology 

Dr. Duncan Rankin

This course will help you read your Bible better! It is a study of Covenant Theology from exegetical, theological and historical perspectives. Covenant theology is the Bible’s way of explaining and deepening our understanding of (1) the atonement; (2) our assurance; (3) the sacraments; (4) the continuity of redemptive history; and (5) dynamic of God’s sovereignty and Christian responsibility/piety. The doctrine of the covenants is thus important for both Reformed systematic and biblical theology (the study of special revelation from the standpoint of redemptive history).

The course will survey the successive biblical covenants from a redemptive historical perspective as well as examine the bi-covenantal structure of creation and redemption. Consideration will be given to issues such as the relation of the Old and New Testaments, the significance of the covenants for the doctrine of the atonement, for understanding sacramental theology, the implications of Covenant Theology for Reformed hermeneutics and more. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the Biblical doctrine of the covenants for preaching, pastoral ministry, and the Christian life.

14 weeks of lectures. 3 credit hours. 

Course Syllabus available HERE.

Location: Online/Zoom

Ugaritic

This course serves as an introduction to the basic foundational elements of Ugaritic. As originally recorded, the format of the class was a communal learning experience, led by a moderator, where students held one another accountable to continue studying throughout the class. Done as an online/individual study course, the structure is, naturally, a bit different than as originally designed.

The course content will be delivered via a video lecture and then by also watching the recorded class discussions. Links to the videos will be provided by the instructor. No prior knowledge of ancient Semitic languages is necessary for this class.

Course Syllabus available HERE.

After successfully enrolling and paying the course registration fee, links to the class recordings and study outlines will be emailed to you. 

Interested in joining BRITE for Ugaritic? Email kyleferguson@westpca.org for more information.

Church History 2

Church History 2

Rev. Sean Morris

 

Class Details

14 weeks of lectures. 3 credit hours.

Course Syllabus available HERE.

After successfully enrolling and paying the course registration fee, links to the class recordings and study outlines will be emailed to you. 

 

Course Description:

Church History 2 is a continuation of Church History 1 (HT502), concentrating on great leaders of the church in the modern period of church history from the Reformation to the 19th century.

Hebrew 1 and 2

Hebrew 1 and 2

Rev. Kyle Ferguson

 

Class Details

3 credit hours. 

Course Syllabus available HERE.

After successfully enrolling and paying the course registration fee, links to the class recordings and study outlines will be emailed to you. 

 

Course Description:

This course introduces basic elements of the Hebrew language. Lectures and small group sessions cover the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and elementary grammatical structures. Hebrew 2 is a continuation of Hebrew 1, covering advanced vocabulary, syntax, morphology, etc. Hebrew 1 counts for three (3) credit hours and Hebrew 2 counts for three (3) credit hours. The total for the 2 summer courses is six (6) credit hours. No prerequisites.

Roanoke Campus

Summer 2020 // Hebrew 1 and 2

Hebrew 1 and 2

Rev. Kyle Ferguson

 

Class Details

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning June 2.

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Roanoke (also available online)

Course Syllabus available HERE.

 

Course Description:

This course introduces basic elements of the Hebrew language. Lectures and small group sessions cover the Hebrew alphabet, pronunciation, and elementary grammatical structures. Hebrew 2 is a continuation of Hebrew 1, covering advanced vocabulary, syntax, morphology, etc. Hebrew 1 counts for three (3) credit hours and Hebrew 2 counts for three (3) credit hours. The total for the 2 summer courses is six (6) credit hours. No prerequisites.

Summer 2020 // Ugaritic

This course serves as an introduction to the basic foundational elements of Ugaritic. The format of the class is a communal learning experience, led by a moderator, where students will keep one another accountable to continue studying throughout the class. The class will meet to watch a video lecture before discussing the content together. No prior knowledge of ancient Semitic languages is necessary for this class.

Course Syllabus available HERE.

Location: Westminster PCA in Roanoke (also available online)

Time: TBD, based on student interest and availability.

Interested in joining BRITE for Ugaritic this coming summer? Email kyleferguson@westpca.org for more information.

Summer 2020 // Covenant Theology (Online/All Campuses)

Covenant Theology 

Dr. Duncan Rankin

This course will help you read your Bible better! It is a study of Covenant Theology from exegetical, theological and historical perspectives. Covenant theology is the Bible’s way of explaining and deepening our understanding of (1) the atonement; (2) our assurance; (3) the sacraments; (4) the continuity of redemptive history; and (5) dynamic of God’s sovereignty and Christian responsibility/piety. The doctrine of the covenants is thus important for both Reformed systematic and biblical theology (the study of special revelation from the standpoint of redemptive history).

The course will survey the successive biblical covenants from a redemptive historical perspective as well as examine the bi-covenantal structure of creation and redemption. Consideration will be given to issues such as the relation of the Old and New Testaments, the significance of the covenants for the doctrine of the atonement, for understanding sacramental theology, the implications of Covenant Theology for Reformed hermeneutics and more. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the Biblical doctrine of the covenants for preaching, pastoral ministry, and the Christian life.

Course Syllabus available HERE.

Location: Online/Zoom

Time: Saturday mornings (June 6–August 22)

Interested in joining BRITE for Covenant Theology this coming summer? Email drankin@brite-va.org for more information.

Fall 2020 // Hebrew 3 (Hebrew Exegesis)

Hebrew 3/Hebrew Exegesis

Rev. Kyle Ferguson

 

Class Details

Thursday Evenings 6:30pm–8:30pm, beginning September 3. 

Location: Westminster PCA in Roanoke (also available online).

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE.

 

Course Description:

OT 506: This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

Fall 2020 // Systematic Theology IV

Systematic Theology 4 (Doctrine of Ecclesiology and Sacraments)

Dr. Duncan Rankin

*Please note that the Systematic Theology classes can be taken in any order (it is not necessary to take ST 1, 2, 3 before taking 4, etc.)

 

Class Details

Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning September 1. 

Location: Online Only. Professor will contact students with information about joining the Zoom classroom. 

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE

 

Course Description: 

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Ecclesiology and Sacraments.

Fall 2020 // Growing Together as Church Leaders in Christ

Growing Together as Church Leaders in Christ (Paul on Resurrection, Eschatology, and Leading Ministry in Christ)

Dr. Christopher Wisdom

 

Class Details

5 Sessions total: dates to be determined based on input from students.

Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church in Roanoke (2216 Peters Creek Road)

** First meeting will take place on Monday, September 14 at 1:30 PM at Westminster PCA in Roanoke.

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE

 

Course Description: 

This course identifies and applies the biblical graces, contexts, and responses that promote Christian leader growth. This offering leads the Master of Divinity student first to explore and apply the Biblical-theological norms associated with communion with the Triune God through union with the risen Christ. This provides the foundation, secondly, for developing Christian leader identity and character in their ministry contexts of marriages, families, churches, and communities. This will help students equip other leaders in Christian leader functions.

Radford Campus

Fall 2020 // Systematic Theology III

Systematic Theology 3 (Doctrine of Soteriology and Eschatology)

Dr. Duncan Rankin

*Please note that the Systematic Theology classes can be taken in any order (it is not necessary to take ST 1, 2, 3 before taking 4, etc.)

Class Details

Monday Evenings, 6:30pm-8:30pm, beginning August 31. 

Location: Online Only. Professor will contact students with Zoom meeting information.

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE. 

 

Course Description: 

This course explores biblical doctrine from a systematic perspective. Topics include Soteriology and Eschatology (Doctrine of Salvation and Doctrine of the Last Things).

Fall 2020 // Hebrew III (Hebrew Exegesis)

Hebrew 3/Hebrew Exegesis

Rev. Kyle Ferguson

 

Class Details

Thursday Evenings 6:30pm–8:30pm, beginning September 3. 

Location: Westminster PCA in Roanoke (also available online).

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE.

 

Course Description:

OT 506: This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.

Lynchburg Campus

Fall 2020 // Hebrew III (Hebrew Exegesis)

Hebrew 3/Hebrew Exegesis

Rev. Kyle Ferguson

 

Class Details

Thursday Evenings 6:30pm–8:30pm, beginning September 3. 

Location: Westminster PCA in Roanoke (also available online).

Course details: Course Syllabus available HERE.

 

Course Description:

OT 506: This course introduces basic tools for interpreting the Old Testament. Attention is given to a working knowledge of biblical Hebrew and to principles of interpretation.