Department Chair: Mr. Jon Giordano
Theology 9 - Old Testament
This course is a survey of the Old Testament and the Intertestamental Period, investigating the history and theology of God’s people and the people with whom they came into contact. The course begins with a brief background of the Bible, (number of books, different translations, how the canon was established, etc.) and progresses chronologically from Genesis through Malachi and the Intertestamental Period. Throughout the course, students will be shown how the events studied fit into God’s plan of salvation and also how God is speaking to us today through these events. Students will need a Bible.
Theology 10 - New Testament
This course is the study of the New Testament and an introduction to the concept of Christian ethics. The course will focus primarily on the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ, as well as the church started by the apostles. An overview of the epistles and how their lessons affect Christians and their decision-making process is included. Students will need a Bible.
Theology 11 - Christian Doctrine
This course consists of two major components -- Christian Doctrine and Comparative Religions. Christian Doctrine emphasizes student Bible study as the basis for understanding all of the major and most of the minor doctrines found in the scriptures. Students are introduced to the use of Systematic Theology in setting forth doctrine. Comparative Religions surveys the major world religions, various Christian denominations, cults and belief systems for the purpose of awareness and comparison with orthodox Christianity. Particular emphasis is placed on certain sects that are growing in popularity today including but not restricted to, Islam, Mormonism, Christian Science, Jehovah’s Witness and the New Age Movement. Students will need a Bible.
Religion 12 - Marriage, Family, and Ethics
This course is the study of Christian life and Christian morals and ethics. Christian life is a step-by-step look at life from conception to eternal life. Each stage of life is discussed pertaining to various topics that are an integral aspect of every stage of life (e.g. important/significant happenings/milestones, child’s responsibility, parent’s responsibility, social interaction, moral/ethical situations/decisions, religion and faith). Christian morals and ethics deal with specific topics (e.g. premarital sex, abortion, homosexuality, politics, etc.). These issues are part of our contemporary life and confront the youth of today. These topics are discussed from a social as well as from a scriptural basis. Topics are discussed in open forum. Students learn skills for open communication and respect for the opinion of others. Discussions are enhanced through written assignments and projects. Throughout the course, the emphasis will be on how to put beliefs into practical use during daily life. Students will need a Bible.
Advanced Topics in Theology (H)