Current EDL Courses
Fall Term 2 (October 23rd - December 17th)
- Counseling Foundations (3 cr) Show description.
An introductory course in biblically-integrated counseling. 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 and technique in counseling. Ethics, referral training, and available resources will be addressed.
- Business as Mission (3 cr) Show description.
An introductory course explaining what Business as Mission is, and how to do it. Topics include an examination of strategies and platforms including Tentmaking; 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.
- 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 from the Christian one will be considered along with how they affect thought and practice.
Spring Term 1 (January 8th - March 4th)
- New Testament Survey (15 Week) (3 cr) Show description.
An overview of the New Testament, including an emphasis on the distinctive message, historical setting, and theological contribution of each book. Geographical and archaeological support for each book is also considered.
- Old Testament Survey 2 (15 Week) (3 cr) Show description.
A survey of the books of the Old Testament covering the period from Solomon through the post-exilic prophets. Attention will be given to the distinctive message and major features of each book with an emphasis on the events leading up to Israel’s captivity, as interpreted by the prophets, and on the nation’s return from exile. Special consideration will be given to the prophetic expression of hope with respect to Israel’s future. This is the second of two courses that together provide a survey of the entire Old Testament. The present course will cover the content of 2 Kings through Malachi in the English Bible, with the exception of 1 Chronicles, Job, and Psalms, which were dealt with in BT 102.
- Apologetics (3 cr) Show description.
An introduction to the task and methodology of Christian apologetics. This course will explore common objections to the Christian faith and prepare students to respond in reasonable and appropriate ways. Students are also introduced to the impact of postmodernism in our culture and the challenge it presents for the apologetic enterprise.
- Methods & Techniques of Counseling (3 cr) Show description.
A study of the major techniques and strategies that can be appropriately and effectively used in counseling individuals or families, including ways of determining, defining, and treating problems.
Spring Term 2 (March 5th - April 29th)
- 1st Corinthians (3 cr) Show description.
An exposition of Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians with careful attention being paid to the argument of the book, its problem passages, and its contribution to New Testament church practices.
- Cross-Cultural Counseling (3 cr) Show description.
This course is designed to develop a theology of culture, to demonstrate awareness of cultural differences, to investigate theories of Christian cross-cultural counseling, and explore counseling issues in the Western and Non-Western worlds. Attention is paid to cross-cultural issues as we counsel concerning the well-being of people, counsel concerning Christian conversion, counsel concerning growth and the development of a Christian lifestyle, and counsel concerning Christian service.
- 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.