Biblical Theology Division

There are three areas of concentration in the Biblical Theology Division. Click on the program name to view the theology and biblical courses offered by our CLST Global faculty.

BIBT105: Back to Basics

Dr. Judson Cornwall
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Description: A primer for understanding the Bible doctrines that shape Christian living. The basics of the Scriptures, salvation, Christian culture, the Holy Spirit, Christian ceremony, faith, worship, healing, our enemy, righteousness, peace, joy, prayer, giving, ministry, Heaven and Hell.

BIBT111: The Kingdom of God

Dr. Dwayne Lusk
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Description: A study of the Kingdom of God from a practical viewpoint. Emphasis is placed upon the Christian’s opportunities and responsibilities to help advance God’s Kingdom in and through his or her life.

BIBT210: A Study of Boundary Laws of the Bible*

Dr. Patti Amsden
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Description: A study of boundaries as found in the Scripture. This course will establish who must observe boundaries, the consequence of violating them, and how to legally transfer boundaries. Boundaries will be analyzed in context of the Ten Commandments.

BIBT217: Holy Spirit I

Dr. Fuchsia Pickett
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Description: A study of the Third Person of the Trinity. Topics include the seven personalities, the seven moods, the seven offices and the seven powers of the Holy Spirit.

BIBT225: Prayer: Its Power and Purpose*

Dr. J. Gordon Henry
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Description: A foundational study of prayer. The course will focus on a scriptural and systematic study of spiritual warfare. Students will come to see that Satan has already been defeated and has no place to stand.

BIBT340: The Prophetic Church*

Dr. Ian Bond
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Description: A study of prophets and prophecy in the New Testament and today. A renewed understanding of the gift of prophecy is presented. How churches today may experience one of the Holy Spirit’s most edifying gifts while maintaining the supremacy of Scripture.

BIBT345: Our Glorious Inheritance I

Rev. Mike Shreve
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Description: This is an exhaustive study of over 1000 names and titles God has given His people. Seeing this revelation of our God-given names is one of the most comprehensive ways of viewing the full spectrum of our inheritance as sons and daughters of the Most High.

BIBT430: The Theology of Love

Dr. David Alsobrook
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Description: The purpose of this course is to teach believers the importance of loving each other and mankind in general. The student will study love from a theological basis, discovering what love is and how to demonstrate it.

BIBT440: God’s Eternal Plan

Dr. Fuchsia Pickett
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Description: The eternal plan of God for mankind is revealed in the Scriptures. It includes a study of the relationship of time and eternity, the nature of the Godhead, man’s creation and fall, the redemptive work of the Lamb, and the Servant ministry of the Holy Spirit.

BIBT510: Laying the Foundation

Dr. James Beall
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Description: This course examines the doctrine of salvation in terms of the “foundation stones” as outlined in Hebrews 6:1-3. We study these foundation stones in great detail in light of personal salvation.

BIBT515: Spiritual Gifts*

Dr. Ronald E. Cottle
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Description: This is a study of all the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the Scripture. Special emphasis is placed upon the nine charismatic gifts presented in 1 Corinthians 12-14.

BIBT516: The Theology of the Blood

Dr. David Alsobrook
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Description: God views all blood as sacred, but man’s blood is most sacred because man was made in His image. Jesus’ blood, because of who He is, holds the highest place in the heart of God. This course shows all that the blood of Jesus has accomplished.

BIBT527: Priesthood of the Believer

Dr. Sam Sasser
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Description: This course emphasizes our Christian privilege of being kings and priests unto God. Biblical and historical issues of priestly ministry to the Lord are discussed.

BIBT540: The Spirit World: A Christian Perspective

Rev. Harold Eberle
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Description: A biblical understanding of spiritual, mystical and supernatural things. The student will gain insights to help him discern which spiritual manifestations are from God and which are not. It will give the student a greater sensitivity to spiritual operations and help him avoid many of the pitfalls common among Christians.

BIBT544: The Ministry of Angels

Rev. Katrina Wilson
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Description: The doctrine of angels is Bible-based and will correct common misconceptions. Counters the New Age philosophy and traditions concerning angels. Sound biblical teaching that will help the student discover the purpose and importance of angels from a biblical perspective.

BIBT545: A Theology of Worship

Dr. Fuchsia Pickett
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Description: This course demonstrates the pathway to a deeper, fuller, more satisfying relationship with God. It teaches you to embrace the heavenly Father in worship and experience the fullness of all He has for you. You will learn how pure spiritual worship positions you to receive God Himself and His blessings for you.

BIBT546: A Theology of Power

Dr. Mike Murray
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Description: Power begins with God. This is evidenced by our world being designed by a powerful Creator through whom all things are sustained and continue to operate within the boundaries of His purposes. This course seeks to understand God’s power, how to make it real inside the heart of a Christian, and the secret to living in God’s Kingdom power.

BIBT550: Restoration Theology*

Dr. Kevin J. Conner
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Description: This course considers restoration from a truly biblical base. This course is a study that shows how the restoration of fallen mankind, natural and national Israel, and the Church can be affected only on the grounds of redemption that is found in Christ Jesus.

BIBT555: A Theology of Joy

Dr. Judson Cornwall
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Description: This course will explore the Bible theology of joy in three specific areas: the source of joy, the characteristics of joy, and the expression of joy.  If joy is biblical, we should embrace it fully as a divine gift.

BIBT571: A New Testament Study of Grace

Dr. Larry W. Linkous
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Description: The study centers on reformation (Hebrews 9:10) and challenges the student to discard cumbersome religious irrelevances that would entangle the believer’s life in old covenant law and external fleshly regulations.

BIBT610: Anonymous Women of Faith: A Theology of Faith*

Dr. Alvis Harthern
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Description: A study of the lives of people who demonstrated supernatural faith. Learn what faith is, how to get faith, and how to live a faith-based life. The author uses descriptors to classify the types of faith exhibited by each of the women studied.

BIBT623: How to Pray the Father’s Heart*

Rev. Terry Mahan
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Description: A practical examination of prayer in regard to biblical principles. Emphasis is placed on knowing and praying the Father’s Heart revealed in Jesus’ life and prayers.

BIBT642: The Work of the Holy Spirit

Rev. Richard Ronsisvalle
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Description: The work of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s personal life and how the Holy Spirit leads the child of God are laid out in simple steps. The Holy Spirit’s work in the Church through the ministry gifts, the spiritual gifts and the anointing are also shown.

BIBT713: The Covenants of God

Rev. James Hodges
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Description: This course deals with the various covenant relationships established between God and man in Scripture from Adam until Christ.

BIBT726: Biblical Theology of the Kingdom

Rev. James Hodges
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Description: This is a study of the Kingdom of God and its relationship to the church and its mission in today’s world. Topics include defining the Kingdom of God, the relationship between the Kingdom and the church, entering the Kingdom, extending the Kingdom, and locating the Kingdom.

BIBT805: Holy Spirit II

Dr. Fuchsia Pickett
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Description: This course is a continuation of

BIBT217. Topics include the gifts of the Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit, and what it means to walk in the Spirit.

BIBT821: Law and Grace*

Dr. Patti Amsden
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Description: This course is designed to point out the believer’s view and obligation to the holy law of God. Topics include an examination of God’s purpose in giving the law, man’s responsibility toward the law, and the new covenant application of the law.

BIBT825: Spirit, Soul and Body

Dr. Dwayne Lusk
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Description: A biblical study focusing upon the various words of scripture translated as spirit, soul and body. Emphasis is placed upon distinguishing between these aspects of man and their interrelationship.

BIBT860: The Father Loves You*

Dr. Gary Stewart
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Description: This course is designed to increase one’s understanding of Father God’s love. Objectives include showing how Jesus came to make the Father known; understanding how to return the Father’s love to Him; and receiving a sense of security, direction and destiny because of the Father’s love.

BIBT941: Ecclesiology: The Church*

Dr. Mike Chapman
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Description: Examines the theology of the church in the Scriptures. Emphasis is on the church’s origin, purpose, mission, and ministry. Church offices and ordinances are also studied.This is a study of the Church (The Ekklesia) designed to compare the original Church introduced by Jesus Christ with our contemporary version.

BIBT108: Theology: The Nature, Essence and Attributes of God*

Dr. Mike Chapman
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Description: The Christian doctrine of God. Emphasis on God’s existence, biblical description of His nature and divine essence. The divine Trinity discussed as well as the biblical names of God and the unique works of God as outlined for us in Scripture.

BIBT280: Soteriology*

Dr. Mike Chapman
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Description: Examines the theology of redemption and salvation in the Holy Scriptures. Emphasis is placed on the Covenants of Redemption and Grace and on the Order of Salvation.

BIBT321: Christology*

Dr. Sandra Kennedy
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Description: Study of Jesus Christ, God’s perfect man, man’s perfect God. This study includes His preexistence in eternity, His birth, His humanity, His crucifixion, and His resurrection.

BIBT325: Pneumatology*

Dr. Mike Chapman
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Description: This course examines the Biblical teaching on the Holy Spirit, the third member of the Trinity. Emphasis is placed on the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit, his work in regeneration, sanctification, Spirit baptism, and Christian service.

BIBT451: Developing Sound Hermeneutics*

Dr. Ian Bond
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Description: This course introduces students to the principles of biblical interpretation. Emphasis is placed upon the accurate interpretation of types, allegories, prophecy, and parables contained in Scripture.

BIBT499: The Humanity of Jesus

Rev. Mel Piper
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Description: This course is a study of Jesus as He appears in the Old and New Testament scriptures. His life and ministry are viewed from the vantage point of His human characteristics while remembering His divine characteristics. It also examines His prophetic office and portions of His present and future ministry.

BIBT502: Systematic Theology I*

Dr. John Durden
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Description: This course is part one of a foundational study of the doctrines of the Bible concerning inspiration of scripture, God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and angels.

BIBT503: Systematic Theology II*

Dr. John Durden
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Description: Part two of a foundational study of the basic doctrines of the Bible concerning anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology. It also includes a survey of contemporary theology.

BIBT505: Introduction to Biblical Studies*

Dr. Duane Christensen
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Description: Introduction to the Christian Bible (“Completed Tanakh”) that includes: 1) an overview of the content of the Bible in its historical and geographical context; 2) the Bible’s development from ancient manuscripts to modern translations, including the history of the English Bible; 3) the authority of the Bible; and 4) an introduction to the method of Inductive Bible Study.

BIBT547: Applied Hermeneutics: The Ministry of the Word*

Dr. William Suttles
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Description: How to bring God’s Word to others in preaching and teaching. Ways in which the word we preach and teach becomes the Word of God. Preparation of the minister and of the hearer, and the process by which true ministry takes place.

BIBT577: The Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation

Rev. David Smith
Availability: Live
Description: Designed to emphasize the importance of reading the Bible with a proper understanding of what the Holy Spirit through the sacred writers intended to communicate to us and to train the student in the skills required to do accurate interpretation.

BIBT580: The Trinity

Dr. James Beall
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Description: The purpose of this course is twofold. First, relating to the knowledge of God in the Trinity, as a way to find spiritual peace, stability and immortality. Secondly, to gain knowledge of ourselves and our relationship to our awesome and all-encompassing heavenly Father.

BIBT625: Eschatology I: A Biblical Theology of the End Times*

Dr. Ian Bond
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Description: An introductory study of the end times using a biblical theology approach. Selected basic themes include the hope of Israel, the second coming of Christ, the afterlife, judgment, hell, and heaven.

BIBT650: Contemporary Theology I*

Dr. Ian Bond
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Description: This course examines trends in modern theology. Included in this study is consideration of modern theological movements such as Liberalism, Fundamentalism, Neo-orthodoxy, Pentecostalism, Evangelicalism, Neo-Liberalism, Contemporary Catholic Theology, and Charismatic Theology.

BIBT750: Contemporary Theology II*

Dr. Ian Bond
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Description: This course examines trends in modern theology. Included in this study is consideration of modern theological movements such as process theology, secular theology, theology of hope, success theology, and third wave theology.

BIBT751: Contemporary Theology III*

Dr. Ian Bond
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Description: This course examines trends in modern theology. Included in this study is consideration of modern theological movements such as liberation theology, feminist theology, dominion theology, and postmodern theology.

BIBT810: Biblical Anthropology*

Dr. Mike Chapman
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Description: This course is a doctrinal study of humanity. It explores the Christian understanding of the universe and the origin of the human role, human nature, the fall into sin and its consequences.

BIBT941: Ecclesiology: The Church*

Dr. Mike Chapman
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Description: Examines the theology of the church in the Scriptures. Emphasis is on the church’s origin, purpose, mission, and ministry. Church offices and ordinances are also studied.

BIBT305: Creation: Our Foundation I*

Dr. Grady McMurtry
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Description: Introduction to the scientific method and a survey of the basic concepts of the biological, natural, and physical sciences. Related questions which confront the biblical Christian world view. Topics include scientific creationism, theistic evolution, Mt. St. Helens, physical evidences for Noah’s Flood, dinosaurs, geochronometers and the origin of the races.

BIBT355: Christian Ethics*

Dr. Mark Rutland
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Description: A study of the general nature of Christian morals and of specific moral choices.  Emphasis is placed upon Christian principles of right or good conduct and the rules or standards governing conduct. Topics include the holiness of God, life-style virtues, inner virtues and the virtue of Christ.

BIBT410: Creation: Our Foundation II*

Dr. Grady McMurtry
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Description: A continuation of BIBT305. Topics include intellectual honesty, great questions in Genesis 1-11, the ark of Noah, science in the Book of Job, creation in the Psalms, 900 year-old people, the complexity of the universe, and environmental issues.

BIBT425: Apologetics*

Dr. James Burkett
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Description: This course is designed to introduce students to Apologetics, that branch of theology that provides an intellectual answer for the truth claims of Christianity. Attention is given to the biblical worldview compared to other worldviews and the historical trustworthiness of the Christian Scriptures.

BIBT542: Let There Be Light: Creationism

Rev. Timothy Robinson
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Description: This course provides a comprehensive look at the creation/evolution debate highlighting the biblical necessity and the scientific evidence for a recent creation date. Topics include ancient man, the age of the earth, the myth of the scientific theory of evolution and the absolute authority of God’s Word.

BIBT602: Historical Christianity and Other World Views*

Dr. Stanley Fleming
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Description: This course provides an overview of various theological cults and occult groups that are at odds with the essential doctrines of historic Christianity. The basic tenants of Christianity, the authenticity of the Bible and various theological cultures are examined.

BIBT603: World Religions in Christian Perspective*

Dr. Stephen Mansfield
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Description: Overview of the primary religions shaping our world and an evaluation of them from a Christian perspective.  An apologetic approach to each religion is provided.

BIBT641: A Study of Faiths and Religions*

Dr. Stanley Fleming
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Description: This course provides students with a knowledge of world religions and biblical Christianity. Distinguish religious strengths from weaknesses, break down doctrinal components, categorize and evaluate overriding motifs of each religion in comparison to biblical Christianity.

BIBT725: Philosophy I*

Dr. Ronald E. Cottle
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Description: This course is part one of an introduction to philosophy. Emphases include basic questions of Essentialistic philosophy and its major proponents. Criticism and review are from a Christian perspective.

BIBT901: Introduction to Christian Evidences*

Dr. Mike Chapman
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Description: This course is designed to help the student gain a basic understanding of the field of Christian apologetics. It answers legitimate questions concerning vital areas of Christian doctrine leading to a stronger faith.

BIBT925: Philosophy II*

Dr. Ronald E. Cottle
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Description: This course is part two of an introduction to philosophy. Emphases include basic questions of Existential philosophy and its major proponents. Criticism and review are from a Christian perspective.

BIBT926: Philosophy III*

Dr. William Suttles
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Description: The relationship between faith and reason from the Old Testament through today. We lay out “points of understanding and differences” between the Christian view and contemporary culture and philosophy.