Don’t Miss These @RTSCharlotte 2022 Summer Courses!

Michael J. Kruger

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May 2, 2022

As we wrap up the Spring 2022 term, there are some amazing classes coming up for the Summer term here at RTS Charlotte. I can’t mention all of them, but here are a few highlights below.

In particular, I want to note that Dr. Michael Haykin from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will be joining us to teach Baptist Polity and History (see below). Dr. Haykin is an exceptional church historian, and you will not want to miss his class this Summer.

These are all in-person, residential classes:

David Filson, Life & Theology of Jonathan Edwards – 2.00 Hours

The Life and Theology of Jonathan Edwards 3HT728/01 is a survey of the life and thought of “America’s Augustine,” as he has been called, with special focus upon the trans-Atlantic context of Edwards’ life and theology. Students will be introduced to the history of Edwards studies, key historiography, and the contours of his theological program, such as his vision of the beauty of the Triune God, the sweetness and excellencies of Jesus Christ, and his programmatic covenantal theology, cast in an apologetic trajectory to face the reality of importation of the European Enlightenment, all the while being faithful to a biblical-theological hermeneutic and homiletic. Special attention will be paid to the philosophical and theological influences upon Edwards and his role in the First Great Awakening. Our course will look at the ways in which Edwards is helpful for ministry in a post-truth cultural milieu.

03HT6310/01
Monday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
June 27 – July 1

Michael Haykin, Baptist Polity & History – 2.00 Hours

This course surveys different approaches to polity in Baptist life and seeks to promote a distinctively Reformed Baptist polity that is both biblical and practical.

03PT6331/01
Mon to Thu 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
July 18 – July 22

Derek Thomas, Theology of Scripture – 2.00 Hours

An exegetical, historical, and dogmatic survey of the Christian doctrine of Scripture, including such topics as revelation, inspiration, authority, infallibility, inerrancy, canonicity, hermeneutics, and self-attestation. Consideration of representative contemporary formulations of these loci is included along with recent attacks on the historical Christian doctrine of Scripture.

03ST6140/01
Monday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
June 20 – June 24

Nate Brooks, Introduction to Christian Counseling – 3.00 Hours

An overview of current trends in counseling theory and practice and role of counseling in public, private and church settings. Basic counseling skills taught in this course include interviewing, assessment and therapeutic listening in a laboratory situation. Application is made to premarital, family crisis, grief and substance abuse counseling, with emphasis on developing strategies and applying scriptural principles.

03CO5000/01
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
June 27-July 1

Will Ross, Joshua – Esther – 3.00 Hours

This overview of the literature, history, and themes of Joshua through Esther gives particular attention to the relevance of these books for the church and world today.

03OT5250/01
Mon to Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
July 11 – July 15

Michael Kruger, New Testament Canon – 2.00 Hours

This course will survey the historical development of the New Testament Canon within the context of the early Church, with special attention given to citations in the Church Fathers, manuscript collections, and canonical lists. In addition, the course will evaluate the various theological approaches to the issue of canon and the implications it has on one’s view of Scriptural authority.

03NT6500/01
Monday 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
TueWedThur 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
August 1 – August 5

Online registration is already open and classes have filled up quickly. So if you are looking to take a course this Summer, you will want to go ahead and register as soon as possible.

Of course, there are some folks out there considering taking a class, but don’t feel up to doing a whole degree program. For that reason, know that we just unveiled a slate of new certificates in biblical studies, systematic theology, biblical counseling and beyond. Each certificate requires only 8-13 hours of course credit.

For those who cannot make it to the Charlotte campus, keep in mind we still have our full slate of online classes available through our Global Campus that you can take anywhere.

For the full list of Charlotte summer classes, see here. Hope to see you on campus this summer!

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