Biblical Theology: New Testament
Knowledge, Skill, and Attitude Objectives for Those Who Complete the STM in This Area of Focus
- The student will deepen his reverence for the inspiration and authority of the New Testament Scriptures.
- The student will be able to articulate a deeper understanding of how each segment of the New Testament he studied uniquely proclaims Christ as the center of all biblical revelation.
- The student will be able both to articulate the principles of faithful interpretation of the portions of Scripture studied as well as to expose the weaknesses of illegitimate forms of interpretation.
- The student will be able to define the unique features of each genre of New Testament literature he studied and provide insight on their significance.
- The student will be able to explain the historical, geographical, literary, and cultural context of the New Testament text he has studied and to articulate the importance of those for the interpretation of the text.
- The student will have given evidence of planning concrete ways to deepen the grasp of the New Testament Scripture of those whom he has been called to serve.
- The student will give evidence of growth in his command of the Greek language including the ability to read orally in ways that reflect the meaning and emphasis of the text as well as in a growing mastery of Greek vocabulary and syntax that enables him to translate large portions of the Greek text from sight with little if any assistance.
Regularly Repeating Core Course
- Exegetical/Isagogical Study of Hebrews
- 1 Thessalonians: A Study in Leading a Mission-Focused Congregation
- This course also applies to the repeating core requirement for those focusing on Pastoral Leadership.
- Exegetical/Isagogical Study of 1 Peter
- The Preacher Studies Romans 9-16
- Exegesis of James
- Linguistics for Exegetes
- This course also applies to the repeating core requirements for those focusing on Biblical Theology: Old Testament.
- Biblical Geography
- This course also applies to the repeating core requirement for those focusing on Biblical Theology: Old Testament.
- Hermeneutics for the Busy Pastor
- This course also applies to the repeating core for those focusing on Biblical Theology: Old Testament.