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BIBLICAL STUDIES

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies provides students with a strong biblical foundation for viewing all of life through the lens of the biblical redemption storyline. Students develop skills that enable them to understand the core linguistic, literary, historical, and cultural contexts of the Bible.

42 UNITS

15 WEEK SEMESTERS

ROCKLIN CAMPUS

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The BA in Biblical Studies benefits students enormously, because it is a clear, unmistakable flagship scholarly biblical degree. This degree provides strong curriculum for students seeking to be thought-leaders in church and society. The degree may be taken by those planning a teaching career in Christian schools, colleges, and universities; students preparing for pastoral and teaching ministries in the church; or those already in the pastorate. Graduates with this degree will be on track for careers in academic scholarship, as theologians and thought-leaders within the church, and as Christian writers. Also, Christian grade school teachers of the Bible would find this an excellent complement to the teacher education program. Other possible vocational uses of the major include intercultural studies professionals, Christian missionaries, those interested in language study and Bible translation, and Christian church leaders desiring a thorough biblical education.

  • Identify the core elements of the biblical storyline and explain how the individual parts contribute to and develop the storyline, and vice versa.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in one of the biblical languages (Greek or Hebrew).
  • Exegete Scripture contextually and meaningfully.
  • Synthesize biblical studies with their own personal spiritual formation.
  • Articulate the importance and relevance of strong thought-leadership for cultural change.

Concentrations
Archeology
Pastoral Ministry
Youth Ministry

Program Courses
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Libby Backfish, Ph.D.

Lead Faculty

Our goal is to help students to gain the knowledge and skills they need to interpret Scripture in light of its historical, cultural, literary, and theological contexts, and by so doing live faithful, just, and compassionate lives wherever God has called them to serve in his kingdom. – Libby Backfish

FACULTY

Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Associate Professor - The Faculty of Theology and School of Christian Leadership

Daniel Gluck, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, Associate Professor - The Faculty of Theology and School of Christian Leadership

David Timms, Ph.D.

Dean, Professor - The Faculty of Theology and School of Christian Leadership

Elizabeth H. P. Backfish, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - The Faculty of Theology and School of Christian Leadership

Fritz T. Moga, M.A.

Associate Professor - The Faculty of Theology and School of Christian Leadership

Jim Crain, M.Div

Associate Professor - The Faculty of Theology and School of Christian Leadership

Mark Moore, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor - The Faculty of Theology and School of Christian Leadership

Matthew Godshall, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - The Faculty of Theology and School of Christian Leadership

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Andrew Asane

Adjunct, Bible and Theology

James Merritt

Adjunct, Bible & Theology - Online

Jessica Rentz

Adjunct, Bible and Theology - Online

Jesus Galindo

Adjunct, Bible and Theology - Online

Kasey Sees

Adjunct, Bible and Theology

Leonard Lee

Adjunct, Bible and Theology

Matt Bach

Adjunct, Bible and Theology

Michael Pagan

Adjunct, Bible and Theology - Online

Nathan Shedd

Adjunct, Bible and Theology - Online

Samuel Withers

Adjunct, Bible and Theology

Sarah Bond

Adjunct, Bible and Theology

Scott Johnston

Adjunct, Bible and Theology

Sean Post

Adjunct, Bible and Theology - Online

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