Current EDL Courses
Summer Term 2 (June 25th - August 19th)
- Christ, Holy Spirit, and Salvation (3 cr) Show description.
This course undertakes a biblical examination of three areas of Christian theology: (1) Christology—the study of the person of Christ, including discussion of his deity, humanity, and the hypostatic union; (2) Pneumatology—the study of the Holy Spirit, including consideration of his personhood, deity, and ministries; and (3) Soteriology—the study of salvation, including the atonement, election, justification, and saving faith. Variant teaching and historical developments in understanding of the doctrines will also be addressed as appropriate.
- Romans (3 cr) Show description.
A verse-by-verse exposition of the Epistle to the Romans with careful attention paid to the development of the argument of the book, the authorship, recipients, occasion, purpose, and theology of the epistle.
- College Mathematics (3 cr) Show description.
This course is designed to expose the student to a wide range of general mathematics with a desire to help them develop and appreciation for the beauty of mathematics, and the value of mathematical thinking. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking skills, along with the use of technology, will be emphasized and reinforced throughout the course as the student becomes actively involved insolving applied problems. Topics to be covered include: Algebra review, Problem Solving, Sets, Logic, Numeration Systems and Number Theory, Equations and Functions, Basic Geometry, and Basic Statistics.
- Missions and Evangelism 1 (3 cr) Show description.
An introduction to the Great Commission, the biblical and theological foundations of the Gospel, and the practical implications of these for every Christian. Practical assignments help students become bold, articulate, and creative in sharing their faith.
Fall Term 1 (Begins August 27th)
- Survey of Doctrine (15 Week) (3 cr) Show description.
A basic foundation in theology is provided through a study of the major themes of the Bible, including Theology Proper, Bibliology, Christology, Pneumatology, Angelology, Soteriology, Anthropology, Hamartiology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. A personal Statement of Faith is required of each student as a term project.
- Old Testament 1 (15 Week) (3 cr) Show description.
A survey of the books of the Old Testament covering the period from Creation through the Davidic monarchy. Attention will be given to the distinctive message and major features of each book with an emphasis on the Abrahamic, Mosaic, and Davidic Covenants as they pertain to God’s purposes for Israel and the world. This is the first of two courses that together provide a survey of the entire Old Testament. The present course will cover the content of Genesis through 2Samuel, 1Chronicles, the book of Job, and the Psalms.
- World Religions (3 cr) Show description.
This course is an introduction to several living world religions: African Traditional Religion, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. The goal of this course is twofold: achieve a basic understanding of the religions of the people around us, and be better equipped to share our faith with adherents of other faiths.
Fall Term 2 (Begins October 23rd)
- Christian Life and Worldview (3 cr) Show description.
This course addresses the basics of attitude and conduct that are in harmony with the Christian faith, and how these relate to one’s view of reality. The practical outworking of aspects of the doctrine of sanctification will be studied and worldviews which differ fromthe Christian one will be considered along with how they affect thought and practice.
- Business as Mission (3 cr) Show description.
An introductory course explaining whatbusiness as mission principles and application. Topics include an examination of strategies and platforms including tent-making, marketplace ministries, enterprise development, and business as mission, kingdom, and Great Commission companies. The focus is on how these strategies in a properly motivated and managed business can draw attention to Christ and have a profound spiritual, physical, and economic impact on the neediest and less reached in a community. Case studies are used to present examples of how kingdom professionals have successfully integrated their faith with the goals of the business and the call to share the Gospel, whether in restricted or limited access countries or a neighborhood in the United States.
- Counseling Foundations (3 cr) Show description.
An introductory course in biblically-integratedcounseling. The student will gain an understanding of counseling with a biblical foundation while being exposed to various techniques and theories of counseling. A foundation will be set for basic skill andtechnique in counseling. Ethics, referral training, and available resources will be addressed. Prerequisite for degree-seeking students: PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology