the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Nashville, Tennessee


Fall 2013

Classes are listed in time order.

Course 1: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Course 2: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Course 3: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Labor Day: September 2
Fall Break: October 7

Monday, August 12-Monday, November 18
22100     Biblical Hermeneutics – 3 hours
9:00 am – 12: 00 pm

A study of the history of the English Bible, the goal of biblical interpretation, the presuppositions involved in the interpretation, the means of arriving at the meaning of ancient texts along with its present-day implications, and the formation of the New Testament canon.
Dr. Micah Carter

Monday, August 12-Monday, November 18
22200     Intro to New Testament I – 3 hours
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A study of the materials available for studying the life and teachings of Jesus, the transmission of the gospel traditions in the early church, the teachings of Jesus, the main events in Jesus’ life, and the quests for the historical Jesus.
Dr. Brian Vickers,

Monday, August 12-Monday, November 18
22220     Intro to New Testament II – 3 hours
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
A study of the Acts to Revelation in the framework of the history of the early church.
Dr. Brian Vickers,

Monday, August 12-Monday, September 23
30000     Christian Preaching – 3 hours
9:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
Aug. 12, 19, 26 and Sept. 9, 16, 23
A basic course in principles of preaching as they relate to exegesis of the Hebrew and Greek texts, context, content, application, structure, style, and delivery of sermons. This course is offered to men only and is designed to prepare for a preaching ministry in local congregations. Women will substitute course 45400.
Dr. Brian Payne,

Monday, September 30-Monday, November 18
30020     Preaching Practicum – 3 hours
9:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and 21, Nov. 4, 11, and 18
Sermons by students who are preparing for a preaching ministry will be analyzed and evaluated by the instructor using live and video techniques with attention given to biblical content, organization, application, style and delivery. Prerequisite: 30000.
Dr. Gene Mims

Spring 2014

Monday, January 27-Monday, March 10
34300     Introduction to Biblical Counseling – 3 hours
9:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
This course is a basic introduction to biblical counseling theory and techniques. Attention is focused on how the Scriptures and theology form the foundation and substance for Biblical counseling.
Dr. Heath Lambert,

Monday, March 17-Monday, April 28
35040     Introduction to Family Ministry – 3 hours
9:00 am-12:00 pm; 1:00 pm-4:30 pm
This course provides an overview of congregational leadership and organization of ministries designed to evangelize and disciple families. Theological, cultural, and practical issues related to ministry to children, teenagers, college students, singles, married couples, and senior adults will be addressed, with particular attention to how each of these aspects contributes to an overall congregational strategy of effective family discipleship.
Dr. John David Trentham,

Monday, January 27-Monday, May 5
32960     Introduction to Missiology – 3 hours
6:00-9:00 pm
An evaluation of missiological thought with a view to developing a contemporary theology of mission: the what, why, and how of missions.
Dr. George Martin,



That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.