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Course Image Romans

This course on Romans will cover the first eight chapters of the book and look at the overarching theme of righteousness. This course is taught by Dr. Ron Allen. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dr. Allen ministers as a guest professor or lecturer in schools in North America and in numerous countries abroad.

Course Image Gospel of John

The Gospel of John is taught by Dr. Mark Bailey, DTS President and Professor of Bible Exposition.

Course Image New Testament Survey II

Beginning in Romans, Dr. Sean McDonough continues his survey of the New Testament through the book of Revelation – helping you to better understand and apply its teachings to your life.

Course Image New Testament Survey I

Join Dr. Sean McDonough, Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, as he lays a foundation for studying the New Testament and begins to unfold the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles. 

Course Image The Gospels

This an OPEN COURSE on "The Gospels."

Use it to get to know the Global School of Mission.

The four gospels are key books of the Bible, since they narrate the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Each gospel has a unique perspective and a unique purpose. This course explains the background, the structure, the main contents, and the major themes of each gospel. It is based on the lecture series, The Gospels, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Pete Alwinson with contributions from a variety of professors.

Course Image The Book of Revelation

The Book of Revelation can be both exciting and confusing. It's exciting because it records dramatic visions about the role of Jesus and the church in the history of the world. But it's also confusing because its imagery is so foreign to modern readers. Even so, the overall message is clear: King Jesus is returning in victory. This course introduces viewers to the background and primary message of the Book of Revelation, and it summarizes the structure, content, original meaning and modern application of the Book of Revelation.

Course Image The Book of Hebrews

This course explains the background, purpose, structure and content of the book of Hebrews, one of the most challenging books in the New Testament. Many of its topics and themes are difficult to understand, but it helps when we recognize that the original audience was facing persecution and that they were tempted to turn away from Christ. That’s why the author of Hebrews placed his emphasis on standing strong in the faith, and it’s why this book is one of the most valuable and encouraging to Christians in every age. This Third Millennium course is taught by multiple instructors.

Course Image The Book of Acts

The Book of Acts tells us of an exciting period of the expansion of the Church. But do the amazing experiences of that time necessarily set a pattern for us today? This course will help you answer some difficult questions about the work of the Holy Spirit and the ministry of the Church. It explains the background, structure, and content of the Book of Acts, including a study of the major themes and guidelines for applying the lessons of Acts today. This course is based on the video series by Dr. Hans F. Bayer, produced by Third Millennium Ministries.

Course Image The Epistle of James

Have you ever wondered why the New Testament gives so much attention to the kingdom of God? Or how this central theme relates to the new covenant in Christ? This course explores these two fundamental features of the New Testament by examining where they originated and what they mean for us today.This course is based on the video series of Third Millennium Ministries, with a variety of instructors.

Course Image Paul's Prison Epistles

This course offers an analysis of the epistles that Paul wrote from prison (Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, and Philippians). As Christians we face many challenges to our faith. False teachings and worldviews assault our loyalty to Christ. Suffering tempts us to think that God is not in control, or that he does have our best interests at heart. And our relationships with other believers are often strained to the point that we doubt the value of the church. Paul responded to these types of difficulties in his letters from prison. This course is a study of these epistles, based on the video lessons of Dr. Reggie M. Kidd produced by Third Millennium Ministries.

Course Image Kingdom and Covenant in the N.T.

Have you ever wondered why the New Testament gives so much attention to the kingdom of God? Or how this central theme relates to the new covenant in Christ? This course explores these two fundamental features of the New Testament by examining where they originated and what they mean for us today.This course is based on the video series of Third Millennium Ministries, with a variety of instructors.

Course Image Genesis

This course provides an analysis of Genesis 1-11, looking at the background, the literary structure, the original meaning, the theological purpose, and modern applications. Why did Moses choose to tell the history of the creation, the Fall, the Great Flood, and the Tower of Babel in the way that he did?

This materials for this course will be accessed through Dallas Theological Seminary. This course was originally offered by Dr. James Allman.

Course Image Old Testament Survey II

Dr. Douglas Stuart, Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell, will help you gain an understanding of the structure and meaning of the second half of the Old Testament, as he provides an overview from the Psalms through book of Malachi. 

Course Image Old Testament Survey I

Dr. Douglas Stuart, Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell, takes you through the foundational material of the Old Testament as he surveys Genesis through Song of Songs.

Course Image The Prophetic Wisdom of Hosea

The prophet Hosea ministered during one of the most difficult times in Israel's history. In Hosea's day, both Israel and Judah faced serious threats from Assyria. In addition, by the time Hosea completed his book, the kingdom of Israel had fallen under God's severe judgment, and judgment threatened Judah as well. In the midst of these struggles, God called Hosea to speak wisdom to his people. So, what did Hosea tell them? And what can we learn from his wisdom today? This course is based on the lecture series, The Prophetic Wisdom of Hosea, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Rev. Michael J. Glodo with contributions from a variety of professors.

Course Image The Pentateuch

This course explores the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy, examining why they were written, what they meant to their original audience, and how we should respond to them today. The course is based on the Third Millennium videos with a variety of professors.

NOTE: This course includes the same lessons from the course "The Primeval History" and from the course "Father Abraham," as well as new lessons on the rest of the Pentateuch. If you have already studied "The Primeval History" and/or "Father Abraham," you may wish to study only the new lessons that you have not studied. If so, you should ask for your grades from the other courses to be applied to this course. (See the Syllabus for further explanation.)

Course Image The Book of Joshua

The book of Joshua covers the period of Israel's history from the conquest of Canaan to just after Joshua's death. Although certain events in the book can leave modern audiences feeling more than a little uncomfortable, it helps to remember that God promised to be with Joshua in all that he did, especially in leading the Israelites into the Promised Land, establishing Israel's tribal inheritances, and calling God's people to remain faithful to the terms of God's covenant. This course teaches about the background, purpose, contents, and application of the book of Joshua. It is based on the lecture series, The Book of Joshua, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Seth Tarrer with contributions from a variety of professors.

Course Image Kingdom, Covenants and Canon of the OT

This course is based on the Third Millennium DVD series by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr. It gives a brief survey of the Old Testament, examining the themes of “Kingdom, Covenants and Canon.” We will see that the Old Testament is not a random amalgam of episodes, genealogies and prophetic tidbits. Instead, it is unified around the central theme of the kingdom of God, which was administered through covenants and applied to life through the Old Testament Canon.

Course Image Father Abraham

Christians, Muslims and Jews all look to the patriarch Abraham as the father of their faiths, but these religions draw very different conclusions from his biography. This course explores the account of Abraham’s life in Genesis 11:10-25:18 from a distinctly Christian perspective in order to analyze what these stories meant for those who first received them and what they mean for us today. It is based on the Third Millennium video series by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

Course Image The Story of Scripture

You’ll learn the structure of the Bible, how the English language impacts our understanding of it, and the focal point of every verse it contains.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to fully understand:

  • The creation narrative found in Genesis 1–11
  • The Mosaic Covenant and the rest of the Pentateuch following Genesis
  • The Covenant Kingship especially through the Davidic Covenant.

Course Image How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor

In this course Dr. Howard G. Hendricks lays a foundation for understanding that will help you get more out of the Bible. 

Students will access elements of this course through Dallas Theological Seminary.

Course Image God's Gracious Kingdom

A biblical, theological, and historical consideration of God’s redemption of his world, including integration with other coursework and unavoidable personal involvement.

Course Image Christian Worship

A Study of Worship as central to the life of all believers. Professor Barrs explains the nature of true worship, various aspects of both private and public worship, and the forms that worship would take within the context of the local church.

Course Image Biblical Theology

An overview of the covenantal structure of biblical revelation, and how concepts of kingdom, covenant, and mediator unify the Scriptures.

Course Image Humanity, Christ & Redemption

The doctrine of man, his sin and the effects of the fall, the plan of salvation, the person of Christ and his saving work.

Course Image Theology Survey II

In this course Dr. David Wells, Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, examines the life, ministry, and character of Jesus Christ and His work of redemption. He also explores the Church – its current work as God’s agent and its glorious future as Christ’s bride.

Course Image Theology Survey I

In this course with Dr. David Wells, Professor of Theology at Gordon-Conwell, you will encounter the doctrines of the nature of God, Scripture, and sin. And along the way, you will be challenged to consider how theology affects your world.

Course Image Biblical Interpretation

In this course, Dr. Douglas Stuart, Professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell and co-author of How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, lays a foundation for understanding that will help you get more out of the Bible. 

Course Image Apologetics

An analysis of the philosophical, religious, and scientific beliefs that shape culture, and how to communicate the gospel accordingly.

Course Image Your Kingdom Come: The Doctrine of Eschatology

The topic of eschatology, or the end times, has fascinated people for centuries, but what does the Bible say about this extraordinary subject? What future has God planned for his creation and his people? In this series, we examine what the Scriptures teach about the last days, including a variety of challenging topics, such as the afterlife, the general resurrection, and the consummation of Christ's messianic kingdom in the new heavens and new earth. This course is based on the lecture series, Your Kingdom Come: The Doctrine of Eschatology, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Matt Friedeman with contributions from a variety of professors.

Course Image What is Man?

This course is an introduction to the doctrine of man. In every culture throughout history, people have asked questions such as, "Who are we?" and "Why are we here?" The Bible tells us that we are God's images, created to rule over creation on his behalf and to turn the world into his earthly kingdom. Sin has damaged us and complicated our work, but by God's grace in Christ, we can be restored and our work can be completed. This course is based on the lecture series, What is Man?, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Greg Perry with contributions from a variety of professors.

Course Image We Believe in the Holy Spirit

Practically speaking, the Holy Spirit is the person of the Trinity who is most involved in our daily lives, but many Christians know far more about the Father and the Son than they do about the Spirit. In this series we'll discover how the doctrine of the Holy Spirit developed historically, and we'll explore the Spirit's dynamic work in the world, in the church, and in believers. This course is based on the lecture series, We Believe in the Holy Spirit, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Ramesh Richard with contributions from a variety of professors.

Course Image We Believe in Jesus

Jesus Christ is the most important human being that has ever lived. He is God in the flesh, the center of all history, and the only hope for the salvation of humanity and creation. This course clarifies the biblical teachings about His person and His redemptive work. It is based on the videos produced by Third Millennium Ministries, with a variety of professors.

Course Image We Believe in God

This course briefly surveys what theologians call theology proper or the doctrine of God. It deals with questions such as: Who is God? What are his attributes? What is his eternal plan? What are his works in history? At the most fundamental level, the Scriptures were given to teach us about who God is and what he has done for us. In fact, knowing God is essential for us to understand ourselves and our world. This course is based on the lecture series, We Believe in God, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Rev. Dr. Thurman Williams with contributions from a variety of professors.

Course Image The Primeval History

This course provides an analysis of Genesis 1-11, looking at the background, the literary structure, the original meaning, the theological purpose, and modern applications. Why did Moses choose to tell the history of the creation, the Fall, the Great Flood, and the Tower of Babel in the way that he did? It is based on the Third Millennium video series by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

Course Image The Heart of Paul's Theology

We often struggle with individualism and legalism, as well as confusion regarding Christ's second coming. This course will help you deal with these issues as you explore the central message of Paul and review the teachings of Galatians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and 1 and 2 Corinthians. You will gain a better understanding of the kingdom of God, and rejoice in Jesus and the amazing plans He has for His people and His world. The course is based on the video lessons of Dr. Reggie M. Kidd produced by Third Millennium Ministries.

Course Image The Apostles Creed

This an OPEN COURSE on "The Apostles' Creed."

Use it to get to know the Global School of Mission.

There are many denominations, divisions and theological disputes in the modern church, but despite these types of disunity, there is a common core of belief that all faithful Christians have affirmed throughout history. For almost two millennia, this core of belief has been summarized in the Apostles' Creed. This course explains the history and use of the Apostles' Creed, as well as the details and significance of each of its articles of faith. It is based on the lecture series, The Apostles' Creed, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Van Gayton with contributions from a variety of professors.

Course Image Making Biblical Decisions

This course provides a biblical orientation to Christian ethics. Many believers today have lost their moral footing. Moreover, believers who want to live ethically are frequently confused by the complexities of ethical decisions. Even so, with proper study of the Bible’s system of ethics, Christians can learn how to evaluate problems in ways that lead to biblical solutions. It is based on the DVD lessons of Dr. John M. Frame, produced by Third Millennium Ministries.

Course Image He Gave Us Scripture

This course gives fundamental guidelines for interpreting the Bible. Christians sometimes disagree over the meaning of particular verses or passages, and one reason for these disagreements is that there are different approaches to Bible interpretation. How do we know which approach is the most responsible? This course will help answer that question. The lessons are taught by multiple instructors.

Course Image He Gave Us Prophets

This course gives an introductory perspective for the study of the prophets of the Old Testament. It dispels common misunderstandings about the prophets, provides guidelines for interpreting prophecy, and gives the student confidence to begin studying prophetic literature. The course is based on the Third Millennium DVD series by Dr. Richard Pratt, "He Gave Us Prophets."

Course Image Building Your Theology

Does theology sometimes seem complicated, dry and abstract to you? It shouldn't be that way, if it is done properly. This course will help you learn to build your theology on the certain foundation of the Scriptures, but also with pathos and practical application. As an introduction to theology, this course teaches the purpose and importance of doing theology, the different sources of revelation, the meaning of inspiration, the proper interpretation of Scripture, and the key distinctive emphases of reformed theology. It is based on the video lessons of Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

Course Image Building Systematic Theology

Many of us have read systematic theology, but we seldom consider the process behind its development. This course analyzes the steps of building systematic theology, especially the formation of technical terms, theological propositions, and doctrinal statements. It examines the legitimacy of systematic theology, the place of human logic in the process, and the dangers and benefits of this tool. It is based on the video lessons of Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

Course Image Building Biblical Theology

While it is often overlooked, Biblical Theology can greatly enrich our study of the Scriptures. It focuses on the historical development of theology as it progresses throughout Scripture, analyzing the acts of God as they are recorded in different periods of time. This course explains the meaning of Biblical Theology, examines the way it is developed, defends its legitimacy, and gives examples from both the Old Testament and from the New Testament of how it can be beneficial. It is based on the video lessons of Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

Course Image Can You Trust the Bible

Today, some people say that the Bible is just “a collection of stories”, is historically flawed, and isn’t the inspired word of God.

We believe that all 66 books of the Bible are inerrant and are “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). And we believe Christians should be able to approach these conversations with boldness. 

This course is designed for anyone who wants to:

  • understand and defend the doctrine of inerrancy
  • grow in your appreciation of God’s Word
  • deepen your walk with the Lord by applying the text to your life

Course Image Christ-Centered Preaching II

Principles and practice of sermon writing and delivery, exploring the unifying aspect of graces that binds all of Scripture together.

Course Image Christ-Centered Preaching I

Principles and practice of sermon writing and delivery, exploring the unifying aspect of graces that binds all of Scripture together.

Course Image God-Centered Parenting

Experienced parents and grandparents Mark and Beth Dalbey explore the ways in which a family’s story shapes relationships for good or for ill–and how the gospel impacts the way we raise our children.

Course Image Marriage and Family

Survey of biblical, conceptual, and practical issues involved in marriage and family counseling for pastors and ministry leaders.

Course Image Intro to Christian Counseling

Surveys the main emotional and behavioral problems encountered in and the theoretical frameworks for counseling. Examines principles of care and counseling, with strong emphasis on basic counseling skills and the ability to relate to others.

Course Image Children's Ministry

Biblical foundation for ministry to children, philosophy and models of children’s ministry, organization, recruiting and developing leadership, and programming.

Course Image Intro to Christian Ed

Overview of biblical, theological, and psychological foundations for training ministries, as well as practical instruction on teaching for various settings and ages.

Course Image World Missions

Join Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary and former Professor of World Missions at Gordon-Conwell, as he provides a biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic perspective on missions and challenges you to be a “world” Christian. You may download course files by right-clicking or holding control and clicking if using a Mac.

Course Image Communicating The Gospel II

Visiting instructor of practical theology Mary Beth McGreevy offers insights to help women and others serving in non-ordained ministry roles communicate the grace of the gospel message in significant and effective ways.

This course is a continuation of Communicating The Gospel I.

Course Image Communicating the Gospel I

Covenant Theological Seminary visiting instructor of practical theology Mary Beth McGreevy offers insights to help those serving in non-ordained ministry roles communicate the grace of the gospel message in significant and effective ways.

Course Image The Age of Reformation

The study of Christianity from the Reformation to the present, with source material readings. In this course Dr. Calhoun helps the student understand the development of Christian thought and apply church history to contemporary ideas and issues. The course also includes a brief overview of historic revivals and world missions.

Course Image Church History II

Beginning with one of the pivotal events of Church history, the Reformation, Dr. Garth Rosell continues his historical survey up to the present day – concluding with a look at the challenges that face the church in this hour of history. 

Course Image Church History I

Join Dr. Garth Rosell, professor of Church History at Gordon-Conwell, as he highlights key events and people of the first 1500 years of Christianity, and see how the Church’s history is relevant today.