Old Testament Survey
This course will be taught in concordance with the Bible and other Christian literature. The focus of the class will be the majors themes, stories, people, and lessons found in the Old Testament. Time will be spent daily in the Word of God, in order to study Scripture and apply it to life.
New Testament Survey
This course will focus on Jesus' life, teaching, death, and resurrection, the authors of the New Testament, the formation and dispensation of the early Christian church and time spent daily in the Word of God in order to study Scripture and apply it to life.
This course is designed to provide students with a foundational knowledge of the major doctrines of the Christian Faith held to be universal and as articulated in the Lutheran tradition. While recognizing there are differences in doctrines among Christians, the core universal beliefs are stressed. In areas of difference, effort is made to look at perspectives objectively and encourage students to work individually with parents to establish their view.
This is a single semester survey of world religions. Students in this class will be able to identify major teachings from Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Atheism, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormonism, New Age Philosophies, and Scientology. Students will focus on understanding the roots of these ideologies, and develop strategies of interaction to begin a faith dialogue of bold confession within a pluralistic society.