Covenant Theological Seminary & The Worldwide Classroom

I have had four conversations in the last two or three weeks (either in person or by email) about further theological/biblical education. Some just want to go deeper in their study of the Scriptures (systematic theology or biblical theology) so they can better serve their churches as elders/deacons/etc., others want a masters level education without the masters level cost, and yet others want a beter grasp on church history but do not want to move their family to a seminary town.

I am going to unashamedly offer a solution to these difficulties … Covenant Theological Seminary. Currently, Covenant Theological has twenty-eight masters courses online for free. And they continue to add courses. You can take classes from the convenience of your home, office, etc.

Each class comes complete with syllabus, class notes, recommended reading for the class, and MP3s of humble, compassionate, and intelligent professors equipping you for serving in your current context!

Who will your professors be, and what have they written? Here are just a few of the professors to whom you will be introduced:

David Calhoun (Grace Abounding: The Life, Books and Influence of John Bunyan; Princeton Seminary: 2 Volumes; B.B. Warfield: Essays on His Life and Thought; and others.)

Jerram Barrs (The Heart of Evangelism; Learning Evangelism from Jesus; Through His Eyes: God’s Perspective on Women in the Bible; Heart of Prayer; and others.)

Bryan Chapell (Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon; Christ-Centered Worship: Letting the Gospel Shape our Practice; Holiness by Grace: Delighting in the Joy that is our Strength; Each for the Other: Marriage as it’s Meant to Be; and others.)

Michael Williams (As Far As the Curse if Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption; The Problem of Knowledge: A Critical Introduction to Epistemology; and others.)

Robert A. Peterson (Hell on Trial: The Case for  Eternal Punishment; Our Secure Salvation: Preservation and Apostasy; Faith Comes by Hearing: A Response to Inclusivism; Election and Free Will: God’s Gracious Choice and Our Responsibility; and others.)

Daniel Doriani (Getting the Message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible; Putting the Truth to Work: The Theory and Practice of Biblical Application; The Sermon on the Mount: The Character of a Disciple; and others.)

And here are the classes currently offered at The Worldwide Classroom:

Ancient and Medieval Church History

Reformation and Modern Church History

Biblical Theology

Apologetics and Outreach

Calvin’s Institutes

Christ-Centered Preaching

Christian Ethics

Christian Worship

Educational Foundations

Francis Schaeffer: The Early Years

Francis Schaeffer: The Later Years

God and His Word

God’s World Mission

Hebrews to Revelation

Humanity, Christ and Redemption

Learning to Lead as Followers of Jesus

Life and Letters of Paul

Life and Teachings of Jessus

Marriage and Family Counseling

New Testament History and Theology

New Testament Overview

Old Testament History

Old Testament Overview

Psalms and Wisdom Books

Spirit, Church and Last Things

Studies in Judges

Studies in Leviticus

Youth Ministry

And for pastors/elders, here is another suggestion: maybe you have thought about having a Bible Institute offered at your church. Why not offer a study group where you take these classes together? Your people will learn from great professors, read good books, and learn theology/doctrine/teaching in a community of believers like God designed it to be?


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