Biola University - Theology Degree Courses (120+ hours)


The Bible Institute of Los Angeles (Biola University) is a private evangelical Christian university in La Mirada, California. Founded in 1908 in Los Angeles, the university has over 150 programs of study in nine schools.

On Youtube, they have published a number of recorded lectures by some of the best Evangelical Professors with the highest qualifications.

The below links lead to the playlists on youtube with more than 120 hours of academic lectures.


 

Theology (IBBST 251)

Dr. Erik Thoennes teaches this introductory class to Theology, which includes topics such as the Biblical doctrines of God, Christ, man, and sin, with reference to the history and development of Christian theology.



 

The Church and Society (TTPT 703)

Dr. Scott Rae. A study of biblical ethics and the role the local church plays in the community. Special attention will be given to major social problems such as sanctity of life, chemical abuse, domestic violence, social ills, and the political process.



 

Hermeneutics and Bible Study Methods (CSAP 527)

Dr. Walt Russell. A study of sound interpretation and application of the Bible, including analysis of presuppositions, general rules and specialized principles for various biblical genre and phenomena. A presentation of various approaches to studying the Bible.



 

Biblical Interpretation & Spiritual Formation (BBST 103)

Equipping to interpret and apply the Bible in accurate and dynamic ways for spiritual transformation and character formation. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Biblical and Theological Studies. Note(s): Must be completed during the first year.



 

General Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 200)

Dr. Doug Hayward. Fall 2011. The nature of people in culture; worldview and perception; culture change; a study of the subsystems of cultures, including social organization, religion, language and related topics.



 

Character of God (BBST 451)

Dr. Erik Thoennes. Fall 2011.

A biblical and theological exploration of God's character. Attention is given to the biblical basis for our understanding of who God is and the implications this has for our daily lives. Seeks also to gain a greater understanding of recent challenges to the classical understanding of the character of God. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Biblical and Theological Studies.



 

Jesus Lord of All (BBST 465)

by Dr. Rick Langer

Senior level capstone seminar in which the student will search the Bible and the literature dealing with the topic(s) under discussion in the course leading to the discovery of means whereby the subject area may be 'integrated' with Biblical truth. The results of the research will be incorporated in a paper or project which will be critiqued by the seminar members and by the professor. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Biblical and Theological Studies.



 

Hermeneutics & Bible Study Methods (CSAP 527)

by Ben Shin

A study of sound interpretation and application of the Bible, including analysis of presuppositions, general rules and specialized principles for various biblical genre and phenomena. A presentation of various approaches to studying the Bible.



 

Apologetics (BBST 450)

Independent student research and writing in addition to a seminar style classroom atmosphere for the study of selected texts and/or topics from either or both testaments, thematically arranged to emphasize biblical, historical and/or systematic theology. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Biblical and Theological Studies. Note(s): May be taken multiple times for credit with different content.



 

Theology III (TTTH 613)

Dr. Bob Saucy. The person and saving work of Christ. The nature and application of salvation including the person and work of the Spirit. Special emphasis on the practice of sanctification in personal Christian living.



 

Introduction to Spiritual Formation (TTSF 501)

by Dr. John Coe.

Introductory study of the nature of spiritual theology and formation, which attempts to understand the nature of new life in Christ, the process of formation in the Spirit and the directives for cooperating with His work. Attention is given to the implications of Spiritual Theology for seminary training and classroom experience. Particular attention is given to understanding the implications of life in Christ regarding guilt, shame and legalism as well as the New Covenant ministry of the Spirit in transforming the heart in light of the dynamics of original sin, early relational development and the habits of sin developed over time. Attention is also given to developmental spirituality, how the Spirit transforms the heart over time and how this affects ministries of teaching, preaching and discipleship in the church.



 

Old Testament and Poetry (TTBE 750)

by John Hutchinson

An expositional study of key passages and themes in Psalms, Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes. Special emphasis is given to the characteristics of Old Testament poetry, the unique purposes of Old Testament wisdom and hymnic literature and the theological relevance of each book in ministry today.



 

Expository Preaching (TTPT 609)

by Don Sunukjian

The process of preparation that results in sermons that are biblically accurate, easy to follow, interesting to listen to and relevant to contemporary needs. Note(s): Required of Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Ministry Leadership (Preaching and Pastoral Ministry and Women's Ministry), and Bachelor of Arts (Preaching and Pastoral Ministry) students.



 

Why God Allows Evil (CSAP 628)

by Clay Jones

An integrated survey of the problem of evil, pain, and suffering from biblical, theological and philosophical perspectives with special reference to God's ultimate goodness and love toward humankind.