Spring 2022 Classes
INTRODUCTION TO THEOLOGY. This course will explore how we think about truth, about God, and about the Christian worldview. How do we know what we think we know? How can we speak meaningfully about God? Is Christianity reasonable? This class will examine how modern and postmodern history has affected our understanding of knowledge and faith. Using a blend of lecture and discussion, this course is ideal for students preparing for university, and will also serve as an introduction to further study in Systematic Theology. Instructors: Neil Damgaard and Loren Rees.
HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION. When Martin Luther published the Ninety-five Theses in 1517 he unleashed a course of events which would alter history. This class will study the main events and themes of the Protestant Reformation through the mid 17th-century, focusing on the five main reform movements: Lutheran, Reformed, Anglican, Anabaptist and the Counter-Reformation. We will especially focus on the relationship between faith and power, and what following Christ entailed in difficult environments. Students will discover that the main themes of the Reformation - Scripture Alone, Christ Alone and Faith Alone -- continue to be supremely relevant to the challenges of our day. Instructor: Chris Hutchinson.
INTRODUCTION TO NT GREEK. Second semester of learning the basics of Koine Greek, the language in which the New Testament was written. We will be covering the second half of Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar by William Mounce. Part of the class time each evening will be spent in translation and exposition of some biblical texts, demonstrating the use of the original languages both in pastoral and missionary settings. Instructors: Jeff Graf and Sandy Young.
INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL HEBREW. Second semester of learning the basics of biblical Hebrew, the language in which most of the Old Testament was written. This class is using as its text, A Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew by J. Weingreen. Instructor: Mark Broomell.
DATES: THURSDAYS, FEBRUARY 3 – APRIL 14, 2022. (SPRING BREAK: MARCH 10)
CLASS TIMES: 6:30 TO 7:45 pm.
LOCATION: the adult education rooms (#201, 202, 221, and 222) located on the second floor of Blacksburg Christian Fellowship at 2300 N. Main Street in Blacksburg. Use the east side entrance of the building, which is on the right hand side of the property.
TUITION: $25 per semester. At this time only one course can be taken at a time, but in the future we will consider offering two class periods each evening.