• M.I.T. Course Descriptions – Winter 2010

    by Tom Hicks on December 22, 2009

    Winter 2010
    Dates: January 10 – March 14
    Times: Sunday Evenings 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

    Sign up by filling out Sunday’s M.I.T. bulletin insert or call the church office at 272-2304.

    New Testament Survey 200
    Instructor: Joel Thompson
    Text: New Testament Introduction by Donald Guthrie
    Room: 321 (New Member’s Room)

    This course is an overview of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament. The uniqueness and importance of each book will be seen in light of their central message and major themes.  Introductory matters of historical background, date of composition, original recipients, occasion and purpose of writing, and interpretive challenges of each book will also be addressed.

    Biblical Theology 101
    Instructor: Tom Hicks
    Text: According to Plan by Graeme Goldsworthy
    Room: 331 (Adult 4)

    What is the overall story of the Bible?  How do the Old and New Testaments fit together?  Getting a grasp of the unity of the Bible and its central message from Genesis to Revelation will help you to understand the meaning of any single biblical book or passage.  Systematic theology examines topics arranged logically, while biblical theology studies biblical themes arranged chronologically through the unfolding of redemptive history.

    Christian Worldview 200
    Instructor: Ben Robinson
    Text: Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey
    Room: 329 (Adult 3)

    A Christian worldview is necessary for any person who wants to live a Christ-honoring life in a secular society.  This course will apply biblical truth to many areas of public life (e.g., law, education, business) that many in the contemporary culture consider “off limits” to the church.  The benefit of cultivating a Christian worldview is that believers can know Jesus more intimately as Lord over every aspect of their lives.

    To receive a certificate of lay theological training, students will need to complete six 100 level courses, six 200 level courses, and six 300 level courses for a total of eighteen courses.

  • A “Thank You” from Pastor Tom

    by Tom Hicks on December 16, 2009

    As you all know, I received my PhD from Southern Seminary this past week.  I wanted to tell all of you, my church family, how much I love you and appreciate your consistent support through the entire process.  Since you may not see it otherwise, I also wanted you to see what I said about you in the preface to my dissertation:

    “I am grateful for Morningview Baptist Church and its partnership throughout the writing of this dissertation. It is an inexpressible delight to serve as your pastor. Thank you for believing in the value of this labor, for encouraging me each step along the way, and for providing the large amount of time and resources that were required to complete it. Thank you most of all for being a church that values diligent study in its pastors, and for believing the historic Christian faith, once and for all delivered to the saints.”

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