This course teaches skills for ministering to people who need emotional and spiritual help. The student develops skills of listening, questioning, etc. Emphasis is placed on the work of the Holy Spirit and the Word both in the counselor and in the counselee.

This course teaches skills for ministering to people who need emotional and spiritual help. The student develops skills of listening, questioning, etc. Emphasis is placed on the work of the Holy Spirit and the Word both in the counselor and in the counselee.

This course is a hermeneutical study of the poetic literature of the Old Testament. Since a third of the Bible is written in poetic form, an understanding of the rules of interpretation is imperative for every spiritual leader. Also emphasized is the private and public use of poetic literature in the Christian community.

As you study this course you will learn to pray, sing, and even complain in a “holy” way. The psalmists instill in us confidence and thankfulness to God our Creator and King. The authors of the Old Testament wisdom literature gave us guidelines for living wisely in relationship to God. In this course we will introduce hermeneutical guidelines for the interpretation of Old Testament poetic literature.

In this course the major religions and cults are analyzed historically and apologetically, with the purpose of being able to share the gospel in an effective way with their adherents. Special attention is given to Islam. Traits that cults have in common are also presented.

Two related themes are developed in this course: The uniqueness of man made in the image of God and the human tragedy caused by sin. The destiny of man is also studied. The student develops a biblical perspective of man and his need for salvation.