BIB2210EN - Tools & Methods of Biblical Studies

Course description

This course introduces students to the software and programs to aid theological and biblical research. Students will learn how to utilize the various offerings available for the benefit of helpful and productive study.

How this course benefits students

Students will learn about most of the relevant tools that are utilized by students, pastors, and scholars around the world. Having this skill-set for research and study will give students added confidence and discernment in their research.

Why this course is important

If we are not familiar with the various tools out there to aid our study and research, we may become overwhelmed at the prospect. The available materials out there provide a helpful way to aid us as we attempt to engage the Scriptures more deeply for the sake of discovering what the missio Dei is and how we are called to participate in it.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Biblical Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

As a course on methods and tools for researching and studying the Bible, this class will be rooted in understanding the Bible better and utilizing materials that help towards that end.

Missionally driven

This class will focus the means necessary for good biblical study for the purpose of mission and evangelism.

Contextually informed

Every interpretation of the Bible is situated in a given context, and so we will consider how our own context impacts interpretation for the sake of communicating the Bible in other contexts where different sensitivities are required.

Interculturally focused

The course will include a focus on how the Bible is interpreted, studied, applied, and proclaimed in diverse cultures.

Practically minded

The purpose of utilizing helpful tools for the study of the Bible well is so that we learn how to properly apply it to our lives.

Experientially transformed

The various websites, software, and programs introduced in this class will be incorporated into student projects to give them multiple ways to engage the text and experience it afresh through multiple media.