Entire MDiv Core Open to Students for Three Summer Terms

Communications Staff — April 9, 2021

If you are an MDiv student who needs to fill in some gaps toward your degree, SBTS will have three summer terms with all core classes available that will allow you to do just that.

SBTS will be expanding its summer offers to include the entire core of the MDiv along with many electives. These courses will be offered online over three eight-week terms beginning May 10, May 31, and June 7. The on-campus requirement for students who live within a 50-mile radius of SBTS will be waived for these summer terms only.

“We live in one of the most exciting times in human history for Christian ministry. There are challenges all around us, to be sure. But the opportunities for Christian witness in a world marked by lostness are endless,” SBTS Provost Matt Hall said.

“That’s why I am so grateful for our strategic expansion of online academic programming during this summer term. Students all around the world have more access than ever to the highest caliber of theological education at Southern Seminary.”

There will be some new courses offered as well.

Two new exegesis courses will be offered for the first time, designed specifically for the online format. Rob Plummer will teach Greek Exegesis of Revelation and Duane Garrett will offer Hebrew Exegesis of Ezekiel. Additionally, Garrett has developed Theology of the Old Testament in conjunction with his latest book, The Problem of the Old Testament: Hermeneutical, Schematic, and Theological Approaches, which was released in December 2020.

Justin Irving, co-author of Leadership in a Christian Perspective: Biblical Foundations and Contemporary Practices for Servant Leaders, will be teaching Christian Leadership. This recently developed course focuses on the biblical principles of Christian leadership.

“In a day when student schedules are busier than ever, SBTS online courses provide flexibility for students that are serving in various roles and balancing several responsibilities, such as family, ministry, work, and more,” said Brian Renshaw, associate vice president for global campus.

“Our courses are asynchronous, which means that the lectures and content delivered can be watched at any time during the week they are assigned. Professors will also hold live sessions providing students with the opportunity to ask questions, interact with other students, and engage in live dialogue about the course content.”

Registration for online courses is open to all students. Applications are now being accepted for students starting in the summer. A complete list of summer term MDiv courses and registration information is available here.

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