Biblical Theology

The Doctor of Ministry in biblical theology at Southern will equip pastors and ministry leaders to understand the Bible in accordance with the intentions of its Spirit-inspired human authors. Our aim is to build on the foundation laid in the student’s Master of Divinity program by strengthening the student’s skill in the biblical languages and in putting the whole Bible together for the purpose of expository preaching that declares the whole counsel of God.

Jesus taught the authors of the New Testament how to understand the Old Testament, and Jesus himself learned to understand the Old Testament from the way the Old Testament Prophets interpreted Moses. Our aim is to understand and embrace the interpretive perspective that is reflected in the writings of the Old and New Testaments, the interpretive perspective Jesus taught his followers. This is what it means to pursue Christian interpretation of the Bible.

Why Biblical Theology?

A word from Dr. Hamilton...

Biblical theology is vital for understanding the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament.

Program of Study

This program of study is offered as a 32 Hour D.Min. degree.

  • Intro to Doctoral Research & Writing (1 hour)
  • Project Methodology (1 hour)
  • Four Foundational Seminars (16 hours)
  • Contextualized Writing Seminar (8 hours)
  • Research Project or Thesis (6 hours)

Seminars will include topics such as:

  • Old Testament Theology
  • New Testament Theology
  • The Use of the Old Testament in the Old Testament
  • The Use of the Old Testament in the New Testament
  • Greek & Hebrew Review Courses
    • A proficiency examination will be administered at the end of the Greek and Hebrew review courses. The successful completion of these exams is required in order to continue in the program.

Next Steps

Now that you’ve discovered which program concentration is right for you we invite you to explore your next steps over on our admissions info page. Here you will find our admissions prerequisites, application deadlines, ministry field essays and more.
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