Current Course Offerings

The course offerings for Koinonia Institute are continually growing. All of these courses are available to students who are currently members of Koinonia Institute. You can check the upcoming schedule by logging in and visiting the upcoming classes page.

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BIB501-1 Survey of the Old Testament

Using sound scientific facts, historical analysis, and Biblical narrative, Dr. Missler weaves together a rich tapestry of information, providing an accurate understanding of Scripture’s relation to itself, to us, and to the world at large. This class will lead the student through the entire Old Testament in a logical systematic manner. This overview of the Old Testament will emphasize the integrity of design as well as an introduction to conservative hermeneutics with an emphasis on inerrancy and using the Bible to interpret itself.

Course Objectives:

  • The Torah
  • The Historical Books
  • The Poetical Books
  • The Major Prophets
  • The Minor Prophets
  • The identity and role of the Messiah of Israel
  • Recent scientific and archaeological discoveries

Required Materials:
1)  Learn the Bible in 24 Hours (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include over 1400 computer-aided diagrams, charts, etc.)
2)  A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB501-2 Survey of the New Testament

Using sound scientific facts, historical analysis, and Biblical narrative, Dr. Missler weaves together a rich tapestry of information, providing an accurate understanding of Scripture's relation to itself, to us, and to the world at large.

This class will lead the student through the entire New Testament in a logical systematic manner. This overview of the New Testament will emphasize the integrity of design as well as an introduction to conservative hermeneutics with an emphasis on inerrancy and using the Bible to interpret itself.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the consolidated geographic presentation of the four Gospels
  • Explore the distinctive perspectives of each Gospel
  • Understand the essential messages in each of the Epistles
  • Identify Revelation as the essential capstone of the entire Bible which began in Genesis
  • Analysis of origins of the Biblical text and critique of modern texts

Required Materials:
1)  Learn the Bible in 24 Hours (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include over 1400 computer-aided diagrams, charts, etc.)
2)  A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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I501 Death of Discernment

Of all the end-time themes discussed in the Bible - such as global disasters (Mt 24), the rise of the global super-state, the identity of the Antichrist, the mark of the beast, and the Magog invasion (Ezek 38-39) - "Deception and apostasy in the church" is listed more times than any other end-time "sign of the times."

Are we currently living in the Age of Apostasy?

Course Objectives:

  • To recognize the Evidence of Apostasy in the Church
  • To explore the Causes of Apostasy in our day
  • Discover the Antidote for Apostasy

Duration: 2 Sessions
Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Ron Matsen

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I502 How We Got Our Bible

Chuck Missler, an internationally recognized Biblical authority, reviews the origin of both the Old and New Testaments in light of recent discoveries and controversies.

Course Objectives: This course will answer your questions about

  • Where did our Bible come from? How good are the texts
  • Why do we believe its origin is supernatural?
  • How do we know that it really is the Word of God?
  • How was the "Canon" defined?
  • How accurate are our translations?
  • Which version is the best?

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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I503 How to Study the Bible

From forty years of intensive Bible study and teaching, Missler shares his favorite helps, secrets and practical suggestions on how to take the Bible seriously.

Most Christians, although they want to do in-depth Bible study, know little of the types, philosophies and tools of study available. Is the Bible to be taken literally or figuratively? What study aids would be most helpful in beginning my own home study library?

Go through the Bible book by book. "Eat the elephant one bite at a time." These studies produce the most lasting results. Recognize there is a balance in the "whole counsel of God" as our risen Lord demonstrated on the Emmaus Road in Luke 24:27.

Where to Start?

A good "first book" is the Gospel of John: "A child can wade in it and an elephant can bathe in it!" Other good starting points include Genesis, Acts, Matthew, Daniel, and Revelation (Which is the only book which unequivocally promises a blessing to the reader). You are unique: let the Spirit lead you.

Course Objectives: This course will answer your questions about

  • Which translation is best?
  • Which Study Bible should I use?
  • Which commentaries and other aids are the most useful?

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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K501 Discovering God

The beginning of a person's reconciliation with God is their recognition of God. The arguement for and acainst the existence of God has raged for ages. Yet proving the existence of God is an understanding that comes from an "agregate of thougts" knit together with "summary logic."

Course Objectives: This course will answer questions like -

  • Can the existence of God be proven?
  • What are the classic arguments for the existence of God?
  • If an infinite God exists, how can He be understood by finite man?

Join Ron Matsen in the Executive Briefing Room of the River Lodge, New Zealand as he examines the subject of "Discovering God" and explore the ultimate "algorithm of complex theology."

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Ron Matsen

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K502 The Love of God

Every major theistic religion in the world encourages its followers to "Love God" which is usually expressed through religious rituals. Christianity alone tells its followers that "God Loves them." This love is understood and enjoyed through a personal relationship with Him. God's Love for us creates a Love for God which creates a Love for God's ways.

Course Objectives: This course will answers questions like -

  • What is Love and where can we find it?
  • If God is a loving god, why is there suffering in the world?
  • Why does God love us?

Join Ron Matsen in the Executiive Briefing Room of the River Lodge, New Zealand as he explores the subject of "The Love of God." Beginning with a study that unpacks 1 John 3:1 word-by-word to discover the incredible message of God's Love for mankind. Ron then examines how God displays that Love to a lost and dying world.

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Ron Matsen

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The Torah


BIB502-1 The Book of Genesis - Unit 1

This foundational unit covers Genesis Chapters 1 through 11, and thus includes the Creation, the Fall of Man, the Flood of Noah, and the Tower of Babel, etc. It devotes entire sessions on each of the Days of Creation, and explores recent perspectives from Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, quantum physics, and other scientific advances. The more one understands the current frontiers of science, the more one is comfortable with the way Genesis One reads.

Course Objectives:

  • Emphasize integrity of design of the entire Bible and its extraterrestrial origin
  • Explore many explicit and implicit allusions to the Messiah of Israel found in the Torah
  • Discover messages hidden beneath the direct text itself

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Genesis (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB502-2 The Book of Genesis - Unit 2

This course is a verse-by-verse exposition of Genesis 12 through 50, from the call of Abraham to the story of Joseph in Egypt. The saga of the Patriarchs—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the origin of the “Twelve” Tribes—is reviewed as preparation for the Nation through which the Messiah would come. (“The volume of the Book is written of me.”)

The prophetic aspects of the Genesis record, including Hebrew remezes (“types”), are explored. The Abrahamic Covenant—which is being challenged on the world scene today—is carefully analyzed. (Even the encryption of the genealogy of David in Genesis 38 is reviewed.)

This study is an essential foundation for the study of the entire Bible from both an historical and eschatological viewpoint.

Course Objectives:

  • Emphasize integrity of design of the entire Bible and its extraterrestrial origin
  • Explore many explicit and implicit allusions to the Messiah of Israel found in the Torah
  • Discover messages hidden beneath the direct text itself

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Genesis (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB503-1 The Book of Exodus - Unit 1

What is the greatest thing that God has done? Some may say “creation”, yet, how many books are devoted to the topic of creation? Primarily, Genesis, some Psalms, a couple of chapters in Job, Isaiah, etc. There is another act of God that is more profound than creation, which is redemption!

The Book of Exodus is the bedrock of God's plan of redemption, and is seen as a 'type' of the early church. It is also an adventure of discovery, since the dramatic narrative is laced with numerous hidden messages in the form of microcodes and macrocodes, each anticipating the New Testament climax.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore why Exodus is the bedrock of God's plan of redemption and is seen as a 'type' of the early church
  • Examine how the dramatic narrative is laced with numerous hidden messages, each anticipating the New Testament climax

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Exodus (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB503-2 The Book of Exodus - Unit 2

Exodus 2 continues to explore a foundational book of the Torah, which chronicles the birth of the nation through whom God would bring the Messiah, the Redeemer of all mankind. In Genesis, the family of the Patriarchs entered Egypt; in Exodus, they emerge as a nation.

In this book many fundamental Biblical foundations are established: the Law, including the Ten Commandments, and the Tabernacle and its seven furnishings. Also, numerous macrocodes (types) are encountered: the burning bush, manna, the two rock fountains, and many others.

Pivotal, of course, is the Passover, which, in addition to its historical role for the nation, becomes a primary emblem of the Messiah: John the Baptist introduces Jesus publicly by declaring, “Behold the Lamb of God who taketh away the sin of the world.” Prophecies of, and allusions to, Jesus Christ are on every page. This book of redemption is an essential background for every serious Christian.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine the duty, which redemption implies
  • Explore the Tabernacle and how it was established for Israel as a recognition that they would stumble 
  • Understand how the Tabernacle was the place for the cleansing and the reestablishment for fellowship, just as Jesus is our Tabernacle

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Exodus (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB504-1 The Book of Leviticus - Unit 1

The book of Leviticus is the only book of the Bible specifically focused on holiness. It isn't just for Jewish priests: Paul enjoins us, 'For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.' (Romans 15:4)

This book details the precepts of God's Law: its standards, conduct, and the penalties attached to violations. It details sacrifices, all of which anticipate the ultimate sacrifice: the Cross.

This study will highlight textual details that will illuminate many overlooked subtleties in the New Testament record. Again, here is an essential book for every serious Christian. Fasten your seat belts! It's going to be an exciting and highly privileged excursion!

Course Objectives:

  • Discover why a number of Biblical experts regard the Book of Leviticus as the most important book of the Bible
  • Examine why Leviticus cannot simply be "read;" it has to be studied
  • Explore why the Jew’s catechism is his calendar, and how each element is not only commemorative of past historical events, it is also prophetic: “a shadow of things to come.” (Col 2:17; Heb 10:1)

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Leviticus (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB504-2 The Book of Leviticus - Unit 2

The book of Leviticus is the only book of the Bible specifically focused on holiness. It isn’t just for Jewish priests: Paul enjoins us, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)

Unit 2 continues to examine the precepts of God’s Law: its standards, conduct, and the penalties attached to violations. It details sacrifices, all of which anticipate the ultimate sacrifice: the Cross.

This study will highlight textual details that will illuminate many overlooked subtleties in the New Testament record. Again, here is an essential book for every serious Christian. Fasten your seat belts! It's going to be an exciting and highly privileged excursion!

Course Objectives:

  • Discover why a number of Biblical experts regard the Book of Leviticus as the most important book of the Bible
  • Examine why Leviticus cannot simply be "read;" it has to be studied
  • Understand the work of Christ in redemption

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Leviticus (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB505 The Book of Numbers

Another of the foundational books of the Torah, this book also exemplifies Paul’s admonition to Christian believers: “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)

It took only three days to get Israel out of Egypt, but it took 40 years to get “Egypt” out of Israel! This book is a chronicle of failures—38 years of exile that should never have happened, but for their lack of faith—and which has crucial lessons of each of us as Christians today. The study also explores hidden surprises in the text itself.

Course Objectives:

  • Emphasize integrity of design of the entire Bible and its extraterrestrial origin
  • Explore many explicit and implicit allusions to the Messiah of Israel found in the Torah
  • Discover messages hidden beneath the direct text itself

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Numbers (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB506-1 The Book of Deuteronomy - Unit 1

The Book of Deuteronomy is essentially a series of sermons by the greatest Old Testament prophet, Moses. Regarded as the "Book of Romans" of the Torah, his review of the Law includes such crucial issues as; the legitimacy of war, the role of capital punishment, divorce, proper forms of worship, keeping the Sabbath, etc. But, surprising for many are its prophetic aspects; Israel's future-with an astonishing prediction of the Holocaust, the Diaspora, etc.

Jesus Himself quoted more from Deuteronomy than from any other portion of the Old Testament and New Testament authors spoke of Moses more frequently than any other Old Testament person. It is an apt conclusion to the most venerated portion of the Old Testament.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine God’s primary message of love not legalism through His servant Moses
  • Discover “types” and “macrocodes” found throughout
  • Explore the roles of the Goel, Kinsman-Redeemer, cities of refuge, levirate marriage, and the many calendar issues

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB506-2 The Book of Deuteronomy - Unit 2

Deuteronomy Unit 2, continues through the Book of Deuteronomy by studying Chapters 19-34. Essentially a series of sermons, the book of Deuteronomy was written by the greatest Old Testament prophet, Moses. Regarded as the “Book of Romans” of the Torah, his review of the Law includes such crucial issues as; the legitimacy of war, the role of capital punishment, divorce, proper forms of worship, keeping the Sabbath, etc. But, surprising for many are its prophetic aspects; Israel’s future—with an astonishing prediction of the Holocaust, the Diaspora, etc.

Jesus Himself quoted more from Deuteronomy than from any other portion of the Old Testament and New Testament authors spoke of Moses more frequently than any other Old Testament person. It is an apt conclusion to the most venerated portion of the Old Testament.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine God’s primary message of love not legalism through His servant Moses
  • Discover “types” and “macrocodes” found throughout
  • Explore the roles of the Goel, Kinsman-Redeemer, cities of refuge, levirate marriage, and the many calendar issues

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:


Historical Books


BIB507 The Book of Joshua

The Book of Joshua is a warrior’s book of adventure and conquest—even the days were not long enough for some of his battles! Earning his spurs as an undercover agent, he, forty years later, was selected to take command of the Nation during the conquest of the land of the covenant—dispossessing the usurpers. 

An often overlooked aspect of this book is its anticipatory role for the Book of Revelation, in which another Yehoshua, as Commander-in-Chief, dispossesses the Planet Earth of its usurpers—first sending in two witnesses, then with a series of judgments of sevens, ultimately defeats the adversary kings with signs in the sun and moon, etc. 

This “Sixth Book of the Torah” is a book of both physical and spiritual battles with many lessons for all of us. The allocation of the land to the Twelve Tribes—and the myths of the “Ten Lost Tribes”—are also explored.

Course Objectives:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the conquest
  • Discover messages hidden beneath the direct text itself
  • Apply the teaching to our lives

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Joshua (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB508-1 The Book of Judges - Unit 1

Some have attempted to ban this book from public libraries because it is deemed unsuitable for children. It contains graphic material so explicit that it has shocked many that such passages are even in the Bible! Yet it contains some of the most colorful—and enigmatic— Biblical characters. Fans of historical romance, military history, soap operas, conspiracy, spy novels, swashbuckling adventure, or political intrigue will find it all here.

Judges is the story of a deteriorating nation—a sober warning against the deterioration in our nation, and in our personal lives. It is a study of the failures of the generations following Joshua: a repeti- tive pattern of drifting into apathy and ingratitude, followed by a petition for a deliverer, and a subsequent deliverance. “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes” continues to describe our own day. The lessons of Judges are timely and applicable to our own walk. The regions in which major defeats occurred are still in dispute today. (The world will continue to challenge the Abrahamic Covenant until it is resolved at Armageddon.)

Course Objectives:

  • See an object lesson in incomplete obedience; the cycle of sin
  • Follow the story of a deteriorating nation which serves as a sober warning against deterioration in our own nation and in our personal lives

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Judges (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:

  • September 17, 2017 • In progress

BIB508-2 The Book of Judges - Unit 2

Some have attempted to ban this book from public libraries because it is deemed unsuitable for children. It contains graphic material so explicit that it has shocked many that such passages are even in the Bible! Yet it contains some of the most colorful—and enigmatic— Biblical characters. Fans of historical romance, military history, soap operas, conspiracy, spy novels, swashbuckling adventure, or political intrigue will find it all here.

Judges is the story of a deteriorating nation—a sober warning against the deterioration in our nation, and in our personal lives. It is a study of the failures of the generations following Joshua: a repeti- tive pattern of drifting into apathy and ingratitude, followed by a petition for a deliverer, and a subsequent deliverance. “Everyone did what was right in their own eyes” continues to describe our own day. The lessons of Judges are timely and applicable to our own walk. The regions in which major defeats occurred are still in dispute today. (The world will continue to challenge the Abrahamic Covenant until it is resolved at Armageddon.)

Course Objectives:

  • See an object lesson in incomplete obedience; the cycle of sin
  • Follow the story of a deteriorating nation which serves as a sober warning against deterioration in our own nation and in our personal lives

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Judges (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:

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BIB509 The Books of Ruth and Esther

Heralded for their literary value for centuries, both the books of Ruth and Esther are filled with intrigue, romance, and action similar to that of any modern-day screen play. Ruth is venerated as an elegant love story while Esther is a dramatic account of foiled plots and retribution. However, this is not their most rewarding feature. God's use of these two faithful and pivotal Old Testament women brings a new understanding of His faithfulness and the importance of our faithful participation.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine the exemplar of the Kinsman-Redeemer and the link between Bethlehem and the line of David
  • Discover unique craftsmanship of prophetic typology unrivaled anywhere in Scripture
  • Explore the only book in the Bible in which the name of God or other divine title does not appear, unless one knows how and where to look

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Ruth and Esther (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 10 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB510-1 The Books of 1st and 2nd Samuel - Unit 1

This study examines the first two of the four historical books of "kings"; it forms a bridge between the ties of the Judges and the monarchy of Israel. It includes the installation of King Saul and the subsequent anointing and reign of David as king. This is foundational to the establishment of the Davidic dynasty and the Messianic hope.

The two books of Samuel also form a basic foundational study in the Old Testament. An understanding of this basic history is essential, not only to understanding the Old and New Testaments, but in gaining a valid perspective of eschatological issues as well.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand how Samuel, Israel’s last and greatest judge, was also a prophet (1 Sam 3:20) and a priest (9:12–13). In his old age he served as God’s adviser to Israel’s first king
  • Explore the story of two men, though the Biblical focus soon shifts from the flawed Saul to his more godly successor, David

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of 1st and 2nd Samuel (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB510-2 The Books of 1st and 2nd Samuel - Unit 2

This study continues to examine the first two of the four historical books of "kings"; it forms a bridge between the ties of the Judges and the monarchy of Israel. It includes the installation of King Saul and the subsequent anointing and reign of David as king. This is foundational to the establishment of the Davidic dynasty and the Messianic hope.

The two books of Samuel also form a basic foundational study in the Old Testament. An understanding of this basic history is essential, not only to understanding the Old and New Testaments, but in gaining a valid perspective of eschatological issues as well.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand how David's march to the throne was a difficult one
  • Examine how David is known as one of the great men of faith and how his personal qualities and faith provide examples for believers of every age

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of 1st and 2nd Samuel (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:


BIB511-1 The Books of 1st & 2nd Kings - Unit 1

This study continues the exploration of he four historical books with the career of Solomon, the subsequent civil war and the division of the nation after his death.  The deterioration of both the Northern and Southern Kingdoms is covered in some detail, all the way to their destined captivities by the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires, respectively.

Course Objectives:

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Books of 1 & 2 Kings (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB511-2 The Books of 1st & 2nd Kings - Unit 2

This study continues the exploration of he four historical books with the career of Solomon, the subsequent civil war and the division of the nation after his death.  The deterioration of both the Northern and Southern Kingdoms is covered in some detail, all the way to their destined captivities by the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires, respectively.

Course Objectives:

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB512 The Books of 1st and 2nd Chronicles

This study explores the priestly history of the Southern Kingdom, with emphasis on the Davidic dynasty and its decline, up to its subsequent captivity by the Babylonian Empire.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the priestly history of the Southern Kingdom
  • Emphasize the Davidic dynasty and its decline
  • Study the Davidic dynasty and its subsequent captivity by the Babylonian Empire

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of 1st and 2nd Chronicles (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 16 weeks
Credit: 4 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB513 The Books of Ezra & Nehemiah

These "post-exile books" record the return of the captives from Babylon (granted freedom by Cyrus upon conquering the Babylonian Empire) to the land of Israel to rebuild the Temple.

The resulting frustrations and setbacks are dealt with when Nehemiah ultimately obtains the authorization to rebuild the City of Jerusalem.

The continuing myths of the "Ten Lost Tribes" are examined. The remarkable leadership lessons of Nehemiah are also emphasized.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the the difference between the two historic decrees given to the returning exiles.
  • Examine Nehemiah's leadership during the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem.
  • Recognize how easily people return to sinful ways even after judgement.

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Ezra & Nehemiah (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB514 The Book of Job

Job is the oldest book of the Bible. Victor Hugo called it the “greatest masterpiece of the human mind.” It deals with far more than simply “Why do the innocent suffer?” The primary lesson in the Book of Job is the oldest lesson in the world and the most important lesson that is possible for us to learn: the nature of human evil.

Exploring the many discourses of Job’s “friends,” we discover the things which are really the fruit of something deeper in human nature: a deep-seated root of pride that expresses itself as independence and self-sufficiency.

Life is not a spectator sport, and the Book of Job is a behind-the-scenes peek at what prompted the entire drama. (Ephesians 6:10-12).

This study will also explore the mysterious fourth commentator; God’s provocative science quiz; and, the apparent allusions to dinosaurs and fire-breathing dragons.

Course Objectives:

  • To explore our need for a valid perspective which strips away our illusions and presents life as it really is
  • To gain an insightful perspective about how God handles evil, vindicates His character, works out His purposes, and is ultimately responsible for everything that happens
  • To gain a deeper understanding of our Creator and the infinite joy He ultimately intends if we faithfully wait for His purposed “ends” to be fully accomplished

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Job (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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Poetical Books


BIB515-1 The Book of Psalms - Unit 1

The Book of Psalms is the most often quoted reference in the New Testament. The Psalms are not only unexcelled for being inspirational and comforting; they are also one of the richest sources of prophetic insights in the entire Bible. It may come as a shock to discover how many Messianic insights are tucked away in the Psalms: from secrets of the creation, to profiles of the ultimate (and imminent) cosmic war; from the tawdry stresses of those boyhood days growing up in Nazareth, to the exaltation of establishing His Kingdom on the Planet Earth.

Psalms also emphasizes the heart and soul of humanity. It is a collection of songs and prayers that intimately express the deepest emotions experienced by mankind. It provides comfort, strength and help during our darkest moments as well as praise and joy only found through God’s everlasting love and forgiveness.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the inspiring vividness of Christ’s betrayal
  • Examine His sufferings on the cross
  • Explore Christ's ultimate victory over His enemies
  • Discover the personal application to our lives

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Psalms (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:

  • August 20, 2017 • In progress

BIB515-2 The Book of Psalms - Unit 2

The Book of Psalms is the most often quoted reference in the New Testament. The Psalms are not only unexcelled for being inspirational and comforting; they are also one of the richest sources of prophetic insights in the entire Bible. It may come as a shock to discover how many Messianic insights are tucked away in the Psalms: from secrets of the creation, to profiles of the ultimate (and imminent) cosmic war; from the tawdry stresses of those boyhood days growing up in Nazareth, to the exaltation of establishing His Kingdom on the Planet Earth.

Psalms also emphasizes the heart and soul of humanity. It is a collection of songs and prayers that intimately express the deepest emotions experienced by mankind. It provides comfort, strength and help during our darkest moments as well as praise and joy only found through God’s everlasting love and forgiveness.

Course Objectives:

  • Review the inspiring vividness of Christ’s betrayal
  • Examine His sufferings on the cross
  • Explore Christ's ultimate victory over His enemies
  • Discover the personal application to our lives

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Psalms (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB516 The Book of Proverbs & Proverbs Log

Life is not a spectator sport: this book provides practical guidance for daily challenges, collected from one who is widely regarded as the wisest man who ever lived.

In a manner suggestive of a laboratory course, a student log book will be maintained to empirically examine the actual affects of this collection on the life of the student.

Among many surprises encountered are some overlooked identities (Lemuel, Agur, Ithiel, and Ucal) and Solomon’s enigmatic riddle of the Messiah.

Course Objectives:

  • Emphasize that Proverbs is beyond keeping laws
  • Focus on leading an aggressively dynamic life
  • Understand proper and improper attitudes, conduct, and characteristics
  • Conduct a “lab experiment” by maintaining a student log book to empirically examine the actual affects of this collection on the life of the student

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Proverbs (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB517 The Book of Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes is unlike any other Old Testament book and has no parallel in literature of the Biblical world. It is a philosophical discourse as well as a considered response to the most basic questions of life. Yet, even today this wise counsel is widely ignored or misunderstood. Surpassing other wisdom literature, Ecclesiastes emphasizes the fact that human life and human goals, as ends in themselves and apart from God, are futile and meaningless. Solomon saw injustice to the poor, crooked politics, incompetent leaders, unbridled crime, materialism, and a desire for “the good old days.” It is a message for us today.

Course Objectives:

  • Consider profound and priceless advice from Solomon
  • Examine life, money, values and personal priorities
  • Discover a rewarding guidebook for those who gain wisdom

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB518 The Song of Songs

This book, also called the Song of Solomon, is one of the most neglected—and controversial —books of the Bible. It is a book about lovemaking from an author who had 700 wives and 300 concubines. So explicit are these aspects that because of its erotic content, the rabbis forbade the book to be read by anyone under the age of 30.

Almost every verse has been the subject of debate by its interpreters. Probably no other book of the Bible has such a variegated tapestry of interpretation. Yet, all Scripture speaks of the glory and beauty of our Messiah. John the Baptist recognized Christ as the Bridegroom, as Christ Himself also claimed. And Paul pressed the idiom even further, as does John in the Book of Revelation.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore why out of more than 1,000 songs of Solomon only this was designed by God to be included in the Biblical canon
  • Examine God's view of marriage and the path to intimacy
  • Discover how the Bridegroom views the Church

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of The Song of Songs (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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Major Prophets


BIB519-1 The Book of Isaiah - Unit 1

This is the most majestic of the Major Prophets; it has no rival in regards to literary style, versatility of expression and brilliance of imagery.  It is regarded as the climax of Hebrew literary art, with it epigrams and metaphors, hyperbole and parables, and astonishing encryptions.

The writings of 66 chapters are divided into two units of 39 and 27 (ostensibly parallel to the Old and New Testaments).  This section deals with God's approaching judgment on the nation of Judah and many Gentile nations.  In some of the most striking passages in the entire Bible, it also includes references to the coming Messiah: His virgin birth and His rule on the throne of David.  It also includes a basic insight into the origin and career of Satan.

The subject matter (and the style) of the first unit is so distinct from those of the second unit that some pseudo-scholarship attribute them to two separate authors.  However, this "Deutero-Isaiah" hypothesis is shredded by an understanding of the comprehensive design as well as by explicit rebuttal from within the Scriptures themselves.

Course Objectives:

  • See how Isaiah covers a wide span of themes from the creation of the universe to the creation of a new heavens and new earth.
  • See how all the nations of the world are included in his predictions.
  • Understand Isaiah's focus on the redemptive work of the work of the Messiah.
  • Appreciate his unique Literary style of writing.

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Isaiah (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB519-2 The Book of Isaiah - Unit 2

This is the most majestic of the Major Prophets; it has no rival in regards to literary style, versatility of expression and brilliance of imagery.  It is regarded as the climax of Hebrew literary art, with its epigrams and metaphors, hyperbole and parables, and astonishing encryptions.

The writings of 66 chapters are divided into two units of 39 and 27 (ostensibly parallel to the Old and New Testaments).  This section deals with God's approaching judgment on the nation of Judah and many Gentile nations.  In some of the most striking passages in the entire Bible, it also includes references to the coming Messiah: His virgin birth and His rule on the throne of David.  It also includes a basic insight into the origin and career of Satan.

The subject matter (and the style) of the first unit is so distinct from those of the second unit that some pseudo-scholarship attribute them to two separate authors.  However, this "Deutero-Isaiah" hypothesis is shredded by an understanding of the comprehensive design as well as by explicit rebuttal from within the Scriptures themselves.

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Isaiah (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:


BIB521-1 The Book of Ezekiel - Unit 1

Ezekiel was one of the most fascinating and mystical prophets of the Old Testament. He was captive with King Jehoiachin in the second of three deportations under Nebuchadnezzar, years before Jerusalem was overthrown. Daniel who had been in Babylon years before Ezekiel arrived, is mentioned three times.

Ezekiel was colorful and enigmatic in his prophetic perspectives. He was very direct, carefully vindicating God's justice, and also provides insight on Satan's origin.

Course Objectives:

  • Discover how he used symbols and allegory more than other prophets
  • Explore his life and how his strange behavior was intended by God to be a sign to Israel
  • Examine his remarkable vision of God's Throne, which is referenced to throughout the book

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Ezekiel (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB521-2 The Book of Ezekiel - Unit 2

Ezekiel Unit 2, continues through the Book of Ezekiel by studying Chapters 26-48. This course will explore the famed vision of the Valley of the Dry Bones, which is unquestionably the monumental Biblical fulfillment of the 20th century. Beginning in the last half of the 19th century, the regathering which climaxed with the establishment of the State of Israel, is one of the most irrefutable evidences that we are on the threshold of God’s climax for the nations. The world’s challenge to the Abrahamic Covenant continues to dominate our current news headlines.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine the impending but ill-fated invasion of Gog and Magog
  • Understand the cauldron of the Middle East
  • Discover the astonishingly detailed description of the Millennial Temple

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Ezekiel (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 10 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB522 The Book of Daniel

The Book of Daniel chronicles one of the most remarkable careers in all of human history and also includes some of the most amazing passages in the entire Bible. Daniel, taken captive as a teenager, not only rises to a position of power in the world empire of the time, Babylon, but also survives to rise to an equivalent position in the empire that followed: the Persian Empire.

While the Bible generally views history—past and future—through the lens of Israel, the Book of Daniel is distinctive in that it focuses on Gentile history—both past and future. In a confidential briefing to His disciples, Jesus authenticates Daniel and points to his prophecies as the key to understanding the end times. A diligent study of the famed “Seventy Weeks” of Daniel is an essential prerequisite to any serious study of Bible prophecy.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore Gentile history - both past and future distinctive to the Book of Daniel
  • Understand how Jesus authenticates Daniel and points to his prophecies as the key to understanding the end times
  • Emphasize how a diligent study of the “Seventy Weeks” is an essential prerequisite to any serious study of Bible prophecy

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Daniel (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 14 weeks
Credit: 4 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB520-1 The Books of Jeremiah and Lamentations - Unit 1

This is the longest book in the Bible, probably the most misunderstood, and therefore the least read. Here is one of the bravest and most tender, yet most pathetic, of historical figures: a patriot and prophet. “The Weeping Prophet” presided over the terminal deterioration of his nation.

Jeremiah ministered about 80 years after Isaiah during the reigns of the last four kings of the Southern Kingdom. He was even jailed for treason because his message was so unpopular. (The parallels between the decline of his nation and that of our own are disturbingly provocative.)

His prophecies will renew our awe and respect for the precision of God’s Word. Among them is the prediction that the duration of the Babylonian captivity would be precisely 70 years (and it was—to the day!) He also records the blood curse on Jeconiah which requires the virgin birth of the Messiah. This book is quoted over fifty times in the New Testament, and over half of those are in the book of Revelation.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine Israel during the time leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem and Babylonian captivity
  • Explore the prophecies in the Book of Jeremiah
  • Examine Jeremiah's mourning over the fall of Jerusalem

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Jeremiah and Lamentations (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 11 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:

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BIB520-2 The Books of Jeremiah and Lamentations - Unit 2

The study of Jeremiah continues with the very passages that gave the New Testament its name: the “New Covenant” (which is elaborated in the Epistles to the Romans and to the Hebrews).

Another of the particularly timely prophecies of Jeremiah is the eschatological destruction of a literal Babylon on the banks of the Euphrates (which has never happened under the terms Jeremiah and Isaiah have predicted). This highly detailed episode constitutes a basic litmus test of literal hermeneutics, which lies yet ahead for each of us.

A review of Jeremiah’s Lamentations has also been appended.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine Israel during the time leading up to the destruction of Jerusalem and Babylonian captivity
  • Explore the prophecies in the Book of Jeremiah
  • Examine Jeremiah's mourning over the fall of Jerusalem

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Jeremiah and Lamentations (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 10 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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Minor Prophets


BIB525 Prophets to the Southern Kingdom

The Prophets to the Southern Kingdom (Joel, Micah, Zephaniah, and Habakkuk) spoke many promises of Israel's return to the land, Christ's second coming, and the overall time line from Babylon all the way through the Millennium. In a time of great turmoil, these men focused on the hope of the coming Messiah and His Kingdom. 

The book of Joel is a neglected book among Bible scholars. It's an important book because it records Israel's place in God's program: from Babylon all the way through the Millennium. Micah's message was heeded, repentance followed, and disaster was postponed for a century. Here was a prophet that changed history! One man can make a difference. Both Zephaniah and Jeremiah prophesied to a politically prospering people of coming judgment. Habakkuk means to embrace. Habakkuk's main theme is God's consistency with Himself in view of permitted evil. Why do bad things happen to good people? Habakkuk is among the last of the minor prophets to preach in Judah before the Babylonian captivity.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the much anticipated "Day of the Lord"
  • Explore the foretelling of Israel's regathering and return to pure Hebrew
  • Examine the call to true spirituality

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on The Prophets to the Southern Kingdom (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 13 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB523 Prophets to the Northern Kingdom:  Hosea & Amos

Hosea, a contemporary of Isaiah (for most of his ministry) and Amos (in his earlier years) was the Jeremiah of the Northern Kingdom. His main target was the Northern Kingdom, yet his message was for the people of God.

When Solomon died, Jeroboam rebelled and plunged the Northern Kingdom into a prosperous but idolatrous separation. After two centuries of abandoning their heritage, God sent Hosea to present His indictment and declare that He would use their enemies as His judgment.

Amos was sent to Israel at a time when the nation feels militarily secure and prosperous, yet is turning to idolatry and abandoning their heritage. Misplaced confidence; false sense of security; abandonment of the greatness of their nation... (Sounds familiar, doesn't it?)

Course Objectives:

  • Explore insights into God’s unique relationship with Israel, a time when they would not “be His people,” and the purpose of the Great Tribulation
  • Examine why many rank Hosea’s intense self-disclosure as one of the greatest in the Bible
  • Discover how Hosea and Amos complement each other, providing perspective on the plight of Israel and how that parallels the predicament of our country today

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on The Prophets to the Northern Kingdom (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 13 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB524 Prophets to the Gentiles

Prophets to the Gentiles: Jonah, Nahum & Obadiah are three small books of the Bible that contribute a critical perspective for all of us.

Jonah, the reluctant prophet, was called to prophesy against the pagan capital of the world, Nineveh. He attempted to shun the assignment until God explained it to him a little more clearly! His message to Nineveh: 40 days and you get yours! The greatest miracle in the book of Jonah was Nineveh's repentance, within the allotted 40 days, on speculation! They reasoned that maybe, if they repented, God might change His mind. They did. And He did.

Nahum was sent a century later to ask them to repent and Nineveh failed. Judgment resulted.

Obadiah prophesied against Israel's enemies. His book provides insights into the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ and why some countries will apparently escape the rule of the Antichrist.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the authenticity, historical, and prophetic aspect of each book
  • Examine the question asked by many, “How can a loving God even permit such a place as Hell to exist, let alone send people there?” which reveals the lack of understanding on God's love or the wickedness of sin
  • Understand the present day scenario of Israel being surrounded by those committed to “wiping her off the map,” and what is on the horizon

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on The Prophets to the Gentiles (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB526-1 Prophets of the Post Exile: Zechariah

It is an unfortunate misconception that because these books are called “The Minor Prophets,” their relevance to our lives seems to be minor. This couldn't be further from the truth. The richness of life's lessons and our prophetic hope permeate every word. Don't be tricked into missing these overwhelmingly rich studies. Post Exile Prophets - Unit 1 will examine Zechariah and Post Exile Prophets - Unit 2, will examine Haggai and Malachi.

Zechariah: Often called the Apocalypse of the Old Testament, this most challenging little book is second only to Isaiah in its distinctiveness and importance as a Messianic prophet. It also focuses on the Day of YHWH; the return of Israel in unbelief; their passing through the Great Tribulation; the siege of Jerusalem by the confederated Gentile powers; and, their deliverance by King Messiah. (Zechariah also gives us the only physical description of the Antichrist in the Scripture.) It also may hold the solution to the enigma of “Mystery Babylon” and its relation to literal Babylon in prophecy. 

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on The Prophets of the Post Exile (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 14 weeks
Credit: 4 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB526-2 Prophets of the Post Exile: Haggai/Malachi - Unit 2

It is an unfortunate misconception that because these books are called “The Minor Prophets,” their relevance to our lives seems to be minor. This couldn't be further from the truth. The richness of life's lessons and our prophetic hope permeate every word. Don't be tricked into missing these overwhelmingly rich studies. 

Haggai: The believing remnant is told about the rebuilding of the Temple after the return from Babylon. These were the right people, in the right place, wanting to do the right work, for the right reasons, yet their priorities were not right. They lived for themselves rather than for God. 

Malachi: This is the prophet through which God actually dares us to put Him to a test! He closes the Old Testament with a prophecy of a return “in the spirit of Elijah.”

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on The Prophets of the Post Exile (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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Gospels


BIB529-1 The Gospel of Matthew - Unit 1

This Gospel forms a natural bridge from the Old Testament, as Matthew’s focus is the presentation of Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Each of the Gospel writers presents a unique perspective and their selection of events, genealogies, and other aspects support their respective themes. This review of Matthew’s Gospel will attempt to maintain an overview of their composite design while focusing on Matthew’s distinctives.

Matthew profusely includes specific allusions from the Old Testament as the fulfillment of the Messianic prophesies, and, as a trained stenographer (required of customs agents), he apparently records a number of the key discourses of Christ verbatim.

Unit 1 explores the legal genealogical claim of Christ to the throne of David, His Manifesto of the Kingdom (“the Sermon on the Mount”) and His selection and initial training of the disciples in Galilee, until He ostensibly closes His public ministry in Chapter 12.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the legal genealogical claim of Christ to the throne of David
  • Discover His Manifesto of the Kingdom (“the Sermon on the Mount”)
  • Understand Christ selection and initial training of the disciples in Galilee

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Matthew (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB529-2 The Gospel of Matthew - Unit 2

This course continues Matthew’s presentation of Jesus Christ as the Messiah, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Each of the Gospel writers presents a unique perspective and their selection of events, genealogies, and other aspects support their respective themes. This review of Matthew’s Gospel attempts to maintain an overview of their composite design while focusing on Matthew’s distinctives.

Unit 2 continues with Christ’s training of the disciples—including a detailed analysis of the Kingdom Parables—and the famed, but often confusing, “Olivet Discourse.” Substantial emphasis is focused on the climactic Final Week, detailing the events of the Last Seder, Gethsemane, the six trials, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore Christ’s training of the disciples
  • Analyze in detail the Kingdom Parables—and the famed, but often confusing, “Olivet Discourse”
  • Focus on the climactic Final Week, detailing the events of the Last Seder, Gethsemane, the six trials, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Matthew (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB530-1 The Gospel of Mark - Unit 1

Each Gospel writer presents a unique perspective with a selection of events and observations that support his theme. The book of Mark reads like a movie script. It moves rapidly through a series of visual images, emphasizing action.

In this book, we find a rich young ruler who questioned Christ about what he needed to do to inherit eternal life. Mark's Gospel includes a detail that Matthew and Luke failed to mention, "And Jesus looking upon him loved him..." This hints at the possibility that young John Mark himself may have been that rich young man.

Mark also presents Jesus Christ as the Suffering Servant. His close relationship with Peter resulted in his intimate portrait of Christ as Peter had presented it.

Course Objectives:

  • Discover more miracles recorded in Mark than in the other Gospels
  • Understand servanthood and the importance of discipleship
  • Examine the importance of "finishing well" and that although Mark had a rather problematic beginning, he finished well, indeed

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Mark (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB530-2 The Gospel of Mark - Unit 2

This course continues Mark's presentation of Jesus Christ as the Suffering Servant. Each Gospel writer presents a unique perspective with a selection of events and observations that support his theme. The book of Mark also reads like a movie script. It moves rapidly through a series of visual images, emphasizing action.

In this book, we find a rich young ruler who questioned Christ about what he needed to do to inherit eternal life. Mark's Gospel includes a detail that Matthew and Luke failed to mention, "And Jesus looking upon him loved him..." This hints at the possibility that young John Mark himself may have been that rich young man.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore Chapters 9-16 of the book of Mark
  • Examine the days leading up to the death and resurrection of Christ
  • Understand the "controversial" last 12 verses of Mark

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Mark (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Mark (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB531-1 The Gospel of Luke - Unit 1

Luke was the “beloved physician,” who used more medical terms than Hippocrates, the “Father of Medicine.” The writings of Dr. Luke show the extent and accuracy of his medical knowledge. His are among the finest historical works in all of ancient literature. 

(Sir William Ramsay, a skeptical archaeologist, sought to disprove Luke’s record. His careful study showed that Luke was completely accurate. Ramsay became a believer.)

Luke presents Jesus Christ as the Son of Man; his purpose was to extol His humanity. (His genealogy of Christ begins with Adam, the first man.) The apparent paradox of the blood curse pronounced by God on Jeconiah (and the royal line of David) is unraveled as this genealogy is examined. 

Luke was also a poet: he alone records the lovely songs of Christmas and some of the marvelous parables. Luke gives us features omitted by Matthew and Mark: an obstetrical account of the virgin birth; 20 miracles, six exclusive to his account; and 23 parables, 18 of which are nowhere else. 

Course Objectives:

  • Examine how Luke's writings may have been trial documentation required by Roman law
  • Explore 18 parables, of which are nowhere else
  • Understand Jesus as the Son of God

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Luke (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB531-2 The Gospel of Luke - Unit 2

This course continues the review of the Gospel of Luke, with an emphasis on his unique climactic distinctives: the so-called “Olivet Discourse” (and its differences from the event recorded in Matthew 24); the Triumphal Entry (and its astonishing fulfillment of Gabriel’s prophecy in Daniel 9); and, the revealing episodes on the Emmaus Road and other post-resurrection appearances.Luke’s Gospel is the first of two volumes (with the Book of Acts as his sequel) which some believe were the trial documents that were required to precede Paul’s appeal to Caesar

Course Objectives:

  • Continue to examine how Luke's writings may have been trial documentation required by Roman law
  • Continue to explore 18 parables, of which are nowhere else
  • Understand Jesus as the Son of God

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Luke (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB532-1 The Gospel of John - Unit 1

Each of the Gospel writers presents a unique perspective, and their selection of events and other aspects supports their respective themes. John’s Gospel unabashedly presents Jesus as the Son of God, and he opens it with the “genealogy” of the Preexistent One.

John’s Gospel, from the author of five New Testament books, is the most mystical. It is clearly inexhaustible: it is shallow enough for a child to wade in; yet also deep enough “for an elephant to bathe in”! It is a fruitful place for a beginner to begin, yet it continues to reveal surprises to challenge the most sophisticated and diligent!

This Gospel includes many distinctive treasures: it explains the enigma of Moses’ brazen serpent in chapter 3; it shreds the heretical “Deutero-Isaiah” theory in chapter 12; anticipates the Rapture in chapter 14; and gives us a rare glimpse in the real “Lord’s Prayer” in chapter 17.

A tour d ’force that never fails to excite!

Course Objectives:

  • Examine why many believe this gospel is the most important for new and old Christians alike to take to heart
  • Explore seven miracles, seven discourses and seven "I AM" statements

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of John (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 10 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB532-2 The Gospel of John - Unit 2

This review of John's Gospel will climax with the final "Passion week."

The Gospel of John covers only 21 days of Jesus' 3 1/2 years of ministry, It devotes 10 (of 21) chapters to just one week; One-third of the verses (237 of 879 verses) cover a single 24-hour period in Jesus' ministry.

John provides a detailed record of the events in the Upper Room, in Gethsemane, the six trials, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection.

John's entire Gospel is intense and uniquely rewarding for both the novice and the highly seasoned and diligent.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine why many believe this gospel is the most important for new and old Christians alike to take to heart
  • Explore seven miracles, seven discourses and seven "I AM" statements

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of John (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 10 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB533-1 The Book of Acts - Unit 1

“Luke Volume II,” often called “The Acts of the Apostles,” completes the “Pentateuch of the New Testament.” The traditional title of this book is, in some respects, a misnomer: it primarily deals with the “acts” of Peter (Chapters 1-12) and Paul (Chapters 13-28). It really should be called “The Acts of the Holy Spirit.”

This review will explore the continuing mysteries of Hag Shavuot in Acts 2; the surprises in the history lesson Stephen gives the Sanhedrin in Acts 7; the controversies dealt with in the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15; the seamanship details which permitted the discovery of the anchors cut loose in Acts 27, as well as the adventures of Paul and his companions during his missionary journeys.

(Some scholars suspect that Luke’s two volumes were to satisfy legal requirements for Paul’s appeal to Caesar). Regarded by many as the most exciting and relevant book for the current believer, it is, indeed, one of the most essential for any serious student of the New Testament.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand God’s intention for His Millennial Kingdom, which includes a population of believers taken from Jews and Gentiles during this Age
  • Explore the continuing mysteries of Hag Shavout
  • Examine the surprises in the history lesson Stephen gives the Sanhedrin

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Acts (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB533-2 The Book of Acts - Unit 2

Acts - Unit 2 continues to explore "Luke Volume II," often called "The Acts of the Apostles." Acts includes both Peter and Paul as prime characters: Peter was the minister to the circumcised, as Paul was to the uncircumcised. 

The traditional title of this book is, in some respects, a misnomer: it primarily deals with the "acts" of Peter and Paul. But it really should be called "The Acts of the Holy Spirit."

Ultimately, this book is about Jesus Christ, and not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is very prominent and we will learn a great deal about Him, but as is consistent with His Mission, He bears testimony of the Son, Jesus of Nazareth!

Course Objectives:

  • Examine the "acts" of Paul and the "Uttermost part of the earth"
  • Understand the “freeness” of God’s salvation, which is Grace
  • See how the book of Acts covers the first 30 years of church history; Revelation 2 and 3 covers the next 2000

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Acts (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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Pauline Epistles


BIB534-1 The Epistle to the Romans - Unit 1

Romans is the definitive statement of Christian doctrine—the most comprehensive book in the New Testament and its impact on History is unequaled. This is the first of a trilogy on Habakkuk 2:4, “The Just shall live by faith,” which later became the mantra of the Reformation. This book will delight the greatest logician; hold the attention of the wisest of men; bring the humble soul to tears of repentance at the feet of the Savior. A God small enough for our mind would not be big enough for our need.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand that Paul's Epistle to the Romans is the most profound writing that exist anywhere
  • Explore the international outlook of a Roman citizen with both Hebrew and Greek culture of history, religion, philosophy, poetry, science, music, etc.
  • Analyze sin, the law, grace and consider the profound question, “It may be that Deity can forgive sins, but I do not see how.” (Socrates to Plato - 360 B.C.)

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Romans (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB534-2 The Epistle to the Romans - Unit 2

This study will continue Paul’s trilogy on Habakkuk 2:4, “The Just shall live by faith.”

In his definitive exposition, Paul discriminates between the Church and Israel—with different origins and distinct destinies. He spends 3 chapters on Israel’s past, present, and prophetic future.

His majestic sweep of Christian doctrine—including the struggle between the flesh and the Spirit—then culminates in practical exhortations and personal applications.

This is the essential—and inexhaustible—handbook for the serious Christian.

Course Objectives:

  • Discover the difference between the Church and Israel
  • Understand Israel’s past, present and prophetic future
  • Recognize the struggle between the Flesh and the Spirit
  • Examine practical exhortations and personal application

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Romans (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB535-1 The Epistles to the Corinthians - Unit 1

Even in the pagan world, Corinth was known for its moral corruption. To “Corinthianize” was to live in debauchery. It was Hollywood, Las Vegas, and New York all rolled into one. It was the capital of the Roman province of Achaia, the most populous and wealthy in Greece. (These letters are actually only two of Paul’s four epistles to the worldliest church. Two have been lost.)

These letters have only a modest amount of doctrine; they are mostly practical, conduct-related. Paul addresses discipline, going to court, marriage and divorce, Christian liberty, the Lord’s Supper, speaking in tongues, and spiritual gifts, etc. However, they do highlight some theological pinnacles such as the resurrection (which Paul suggests is the most important chapter in the Bible), and the physics of immortality.

These letters are rich and fundamental essentials for the serious Christian.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn more about the First Century problems in the Corinthian Church
  • Learn how the Church should deal with sin in the body
  • Gain a better understanding of the role of the Holy Spirit
  • Gain insight on how to apply the lessons of Corinthians in our daily lives

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of 1st & 2nd Corinthians (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 16 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB535-2 The Books of 1st and 2nd Corinthians - Unit 2

This course continues the exploration of the fundamental essentials for the serious Christian.

Paul’s interaction with the Corinthians involved three visits and at
least four letters, two of which appear to have been lost. The “Second
Epistle to the Corinthians” may be the fourth, or an amalgam of several
of the other Paul’s letters to the Christians at Corinth.
It is a highly personal and practical guide to the real problems
encountered in every Christian ministry.

Course Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of the final Judgements
  • Learn about real Stewardship
  • Understand our Spiritual Weapons and what the battle really is about.

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of 1st & 2nd Corinthians (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB536 The Epistle to the Galatians

The Epistle to the Galatians is regarded as one of Paul’s greatest and most important letters. It has been characterized as a “short Romans” and embraces in its six short chapters such a variety of vehement and intense emotion as could not be paralleled in any other work.

As the second of the trilogy on Habakkuk 2:4, “The just shall live by faith,” Galatians embodies the germinal teaching on Christian freedom, which separated Christianity from Judaism and which launched it upon its destiny of missionary conquest.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine how Galatians stands as a guidebook for the release from the bondage of religious legalism
  • Challenge those who would take away the grace of God, the truth of the Gospel, and the joy & freedom that goes with it
  • Understand Paul and the issues he faced

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Galations (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB537 The Epistle to the Ephesians

The Epistle to the Ephesians is the most mystical of Paul’s epistles. It is regarded by some as the highest conceptual ground in the New Testament.

It is the crown and climax of Paul’s letters: it looks at our salvation from pre-creation election to the vantage point of “the heavenlies” — a panoramic view of the wondrous and glorious works of God in Jesus Christ our Lord.

Its uniqueness also includes the revelation of Paul’s unique mandate and the character and nature of the Church. This study will also explore its singular allusion to four-dimensional hyperspace, and its detailed depiction of the seven elements of the Armor of God.

A high-altitude, spiritual flight with down-to-earth, practical consequences!

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the revelation of Paul’s unique mandate and the character and nature of the Church
  • Explore its singular allusion to four-dimensional hyperspace
  • Examine the detailed depiction of the seven elements of the Armor of God

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Ephesians (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB538 The Epistle to the Philippians

Paul certainly knew suffering, and Paul also knew true joy. And he knew joy through suffering. In his darkest hour, he wrote this letter to encourage his most intimate friends. He himself was a prisoner at the time—yet it was he who was providing encouragement to them, the faithful at Philippi!

Here is a letter that is pregnant with insights on the real priorities in life, encouragement during difficult trials, and guidance during the inevitable dark times. “Inner joy” occurs 16 times in these four brief chapters. Paul also deals with some of our thorniest issues: how to deal with “Christian” troublemakers. He very likely lost his life because of trouble caused by “Christians” in Rome!

A passage, known among scholars as the Kenosis, is among the most glorious sections of the New Testament. These verses teach the divinity of Christ, His preexistence, His equality with the Father, His incarnation and true humanity. This letter—with striking parallels to Jesus’ letter to the church at Smyrna—provides a rich and practical reward to the diligent student.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine the passage, known among scholars as the "Kenosis" teaching the divinity of Christ, His preexistence, His equality with the Father, His incarnation and true humanity
  • Explore the striking parallels to Jesus' letter to the church at Smyrna with this letter, providing a rich and practical reward to the diligent student

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Philippians (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB539 The Epistle to the Colossians

Many Bible scholars have concluded that Colossians is the most profound letter Paul ever wrote. The circumstance that prompted its writing was the introduction of heresies, which arose there and later developed into Gnosticism.

Cults misrepresent revealed truth with regard to Christ’s deity and His redemptive work. If we strive for “spiritual perfection” or “fullness” by means of formulas, disciplines, or rituals, our progress is reversed. We must beware of teachers who offer victory and fullness yet bypass simple devotion to Jesus Christ. Those familiar with the Colossian teaching will not be misled by occult deception, like New Age, or other mysticism now being foisted upon the naïve.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine if heavenly bodies have any influence over our lives
  • Explore if there is any relationship between diet and spiritual living
  • Understand if the Eastern religions have anything to offer the evangelical Christian

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Colossians (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB540 The Epistles to the Thessalonians

Paul’s epistles to the believers in Thessalonica are the two most important New Testament eschatological epistles. 1st Thessalonians is among the earliest New Testament documents: written less than 20 years after Christ’s resurrection. Every chapter refers to the Second Coming. The most famous declaration in this letter is on the Harpazo, commonly called, from the Latin, the “Rapture.”

Paul’s second letter apparently followed his first by a few months. The Thessalonians were upset. He addressed, among other things, an apparent forgery that was written “as if from Paul.” He wrote to settle their confusion over the same issues that plague most prophecy discussions today: Will the church experience the Great Tribulation? When does the Antichrist appear? There is a range of views on these issues. This course will include a careful exegesis of the critical portions of these most crucial documents.

How does your eschatological view affect your life? If it has no effect, you might reconsider what you really believe. 

Course Objectives:

  • Examine how our eschatological view affects our lives and what we believe
  • Understand our "Blessed Hope" and being prepared for the return of Jesus
  • Explore faithfulness in Christ and maintaining steadfastness in the face of persecution

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on The Epistles to the Thessalonians (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB541 The Epistles of Timothy, Titus & Philemon

If we are truly “in Christ,” then we are all called to “full-time” ministry. None of us are “part-time” Some dismiss these as just for pastors, but they are for all Christians: good, practical counsel and wisdom.

Timothy was Paul’s young protégé and became one of Paul's constant companions. Timothy may have been somewhat passive, timid, and easily intimidated. So Paul repeatedly spurred him to act. He was to let nothing, including his youth, obstruct of his duty. Titus was Paul’s troubleshooter: Paul used him to help sort out some extremely delicate situations. In Rome, Paul met a runaway slave named Onesimus, who belonged to Philemon, a church leader at Colossae. Paul led him to Christ, and then wrote Philemon, asking him to forgive and receive Onesimus as a brother in Christ. His letter is an example of intercession for us all.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the key to effectiveness in any venture is special counsel from an experienced mentor who has personally succeeded in the field
  • Explore Apostle Paul's private letters counseling two of his closest proteges

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on The Epistles of Timothy, Titus & Philemon (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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General Epistles


BIB542 The Epistle to the Hebrews

This letter is one of the two greatest theological treatises of the New Testament. It is the “Leviticus” of the New Testament, detailing how the Lord Jesus Christ is both the fulfillment and the successor to all that had gone on before.

The extreme dilemma of the Jewish Christians—especially while the Temple was still standing—was that they had come from a divinely appointed religion, with divinely appointed priests officiating in a divinely appointed Temple, accomplishing a divinely ordered service, all of which had been conferred upon them throughout their entire history.

This study will contrast conditional promises of the past with unconditional promises of the New Covenant: exchanging the shadows for substance. The Calvinist and Arminian viewpoints will be explored. This third of the trilogy on Habakkuk 2:4, “The Just shall live by faith,” addresses profound aspects of “faith” which challenge even the most diligent student.

Course Objectives:

  • Discover conditional promises of the past with unconditional promises of the New Covenant
  • Explore the difference between Calvinist and Arminian viewpoints
  • Address profound aspects of “faith” based on the third trilogy of Habakkuk 2:4

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on The Epistle to the Hebrews (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 16 weeks
Credit: 4 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB543 The Epistle of James

This widely misunderstood epistle was written by James to the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Pseudo-scholastic revisionism surrounds James, damaging the faith of those who lack depth of background or sound Scriptural grounding.

Raised as the half-brother of the Messiah Himself, James ultimately emerges as the leader of the church in Jerusalem, presiding over the pivotal council in Acts 15. The execution of the popular James (known as “old camel knees” due to his habit of prayer) may have been a key event in the circumstances that led up to the rebellion and its subsequent squelching by the Romans in 66-70 A.D. 

It bears a closer comparison to the Sermon on the Mount than any other New Testament letter, with more imperatives than any other New Testament book. The ostensible differences with Paul’s epistles are essential to understand: Paul focused on our justification before God; James focuses on the believer’s justification before men. Faith is not “believing in spite of the evidence”; faith is “obeying in spite of the consequences.”

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the nature of faith, the nature and character of God and day-to-day behavior as Christians
  • Examine the closer comparison to the Sermon on the Mount than any other New Testament letter
  • Study 60 imperatives in 108 verses seen in James more than any other New Testament book

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of James (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB544 The Epistles of Peter

As a member of the Inner Circle, Peter was present at the Transfiguration, the raising of Jairus’ daughter, and the closer circle at Gethsemane. This most vibrant personality’s letters are rich in theology as well as practical exhortation, dealing with our living hope, suffering persecution for righteousness’ sake, the use of heavenly gifts, patience in suffering, fidelity in service, and humility in ministering to one another.

Peter’s letters also have a clear eschatological orientation, focusing on the Lord’s coming and the end of the world, with warnings against false teachers—foreseeing the apostasy in which the professing church will end.

Written by one of the most colorful personalities who participated in the greatest adventures of human history, a careful study of these letters is a certain treat to the diligent student.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine Peter’s letters that have a clear eschatological orientation, focusing on the Lord’s coming and the end of the world
  • Understand warnings against false teachers-foreseeing the apostasy in which the professing church will end

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on The Epistles of Peter (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB545 The Epistles of John

Of John’s five New Testament books, these three include a sermon and two personal letters, one of which may have been written to Mary, the mother of our Lord.

His Gospel deals with our past: Salvation. Revelation deals with our future: His Glorious Appearing. John’s First Epistle deals with our present: Sanctification, and it has been called the New Testament sanctum sanctorum. It takes God’s child into the fellowship of the Father’s home. John’s bandwidth extends from the practical, the “Christian’s Bar of Soap” (1 John 1:9), to the hyperspace of our resurrection body (1 John 3:2)!

John’s second epistle appears to have been a personal letter to Mary, having been given into his responsibility at the Cross and having ultimately retired with him at Ephesus. If so, it has a number of profound implications.

John’s third, very brief, note deals with three people, all Christians: Gaius, the encourager; Diotrephes, a gossip; and Demetrius, an example to be imitated.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the various contrasts found throughout John's books
  • Examine heretical attacks and false teachers, more specifically, the Stoics; the Epicureans; and the Gnostics
  • Understand with confidence the basic tenets of faith in Christ

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on The Epistles of John (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB546 The Epistle of Jude

The smallest book of the New Testament was written by one of the four brothers of Jesus Himself, and is full of unique allusions and insights from the Old Testament: lessons from Israel in the Wilderness; the angels that sinned; the strange events in Sodom and Gomorrah; Michael and Satan’s contention over the body of Moses; and, other insights from Cain, Balaam, Korah, as well as the mysterious person known as Enoch.

Jude is the “vestibule” to the book of Revelation. It includes the oldest prophecy uttered by a prophet of the Second Coming of Christ, declared before the flood of Noah. This unique epistle was written for us today: it is the only book of the New Testament devoted entirely to apostasy. Full of surprises for the diligent student, it is a unique pleasure as well as an essential equipping.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the oldest prophecy uttered by a prophet of the Second Coming of Christ, declared before the flood of Noah
  • Understand how this unique epistle was written for us today and how it is the only book of the New Testament devoted entirely to apostasy
  • Discover surprises for the diligent student

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on The Epistle of Jude (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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Revelation


BIB547-1 The Book of Revelation - Unit 1

The Book of Revelation is the only book of the Bible that has the “audacity” to claim, “Read me, I’m special.” It is the only book that pronounces a special blessing to the student. Yet, ironically, it is often the least studied against the overall fabric of the Bible. It contains 404 verses, which include over 800 allusions from the Old Testament alone. (Perhaps that is why it often appears so strange to the New Testament reader.) The pursuit of these allusions, and “codes,” will take the diligent student into virtually every other book of the Bible.

Unit 1 focuses on the most relevant section of the Book for the contemporary New Testament reader: the Seven Letters to the Seven Churches. Four levels of significance are explored, including the history, in advance, of the entire Ecclesia, the Church.

Course Objectives:

  • Focus on the Seven Letters to the Seven Churches
  • Explore four levels of significance, including history in advance of the entire Church

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Revelation (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BIB547-2 The Book of Revelation - Unit 2

This course continues the exploration of the Book of Revelation by examining what appears to be an amplification of the “Seventieth Week” of Daniel. Unit 2 focuses on the events occurring within, and subsequent to, this most documented period of time in both the Old and New Testaments. Some of the most prevalent eschatological controversies are summarized.

Course Objectives:

  • Focus on the events occurring within and subsequent to this most documented period of time in both the Old and New Testaments
  • Explore some of the most prevalent eschatological controversies of today

Required Materials:
1) Expositional Commentary on the Book of Revelation (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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Berean Topical Electives


BTE501 Introduction to Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics is the study of theories of interpretation. This review is an essential for the serious student today who is continually challenged by the widespread disinformation and deceits promoted throughout our culture. Where did our Bible come from? How were the various books selected? Who selected which documents and why? How do we know the Bible is the “Word of God”? How do we go about studying the Bible? What about the “modern” translations? Which version is best? What kinds of helps are available and how do we best use them? 

This review will glean some of the personal perspectives and insights from six decades of taking the Bible seriously through many different phases of personal growth. Some of the dramatic, and readily accessible, technologies aiding contemporary Bible study are also introduced.

Course Objectives:

  • Review controversial views of Eschatology
  • Emphasize precision in the use of terms
  • Establish a foundation for the use of Biblical prophecy as an Apologetic
  • Survey the strategic trends presently evident on our near horizon

Duration: 4 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BTE502 Our Jewish Roots

Jewish Roots begins with a look back. We will look at the Temple and see what insights we can find concerning our makeup. We then look at the present and attempt to understand the Mosaic Feasts, with a special emphasis on Passover. Students are encouraged here to participate in the Feasts. Finally, we look to the future in order to see clearly what future prophecies have yet to be fulfilled and what their impact will be on the Israel of today.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the architecture of man and of the Tabernacle
  • Examine “The Feasts of Israel”
  • Review the history of modern Israel
  • Understand the purpose of the Great Tribulation and the final regathering of Israel

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D., Dr. Dan Stolebarger

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BTE503 Unveiling the Christmas and Easter Stories

In this updated “unveiling” of our two highly venerated holidays - Christmas and Easter. Most reasonably informed Christians are well aware that many of the traditions that surround the Christmas holidays have pagan origins and very little correlation with the actual events as recorded in the Bible. However, most of us are surprised when we discover that some of what we have been taught about “Easter” is not only in error, but deliberately so!

Course Objectives:

  • Discover what really happened in Bethlehem two thousand years ago
  • Explore on what “loophole” the Messianic hope rests
  • Examine if there is evidence to show exactly when Jesus was crucified
  • Determine why Jesus wasn't recognized by those who knew Him best
  • Understand why Easter is celebrated on different dates each year

Duration: 4 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

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BTE505 Discouragement and Trials

The Bible is full of stories about men and women much like ourselves, who went through a variety of trials and tribulations. The challenge for Christians today is how to respond to the trials and tribulations we are going through. Should we respond as Job’s wife did by saying, “Curse God and die” (Job 2:9) or follow David’s lead, “I sought the LORD, and He answered me, And delivered me from all my fears.” (Psalm 34:4) This study will review trials that Joseph, David, Job and the Apostles went through and how they responded to trials the Lord set before them as examples for us.

This course will focus on understanding the role of discouragement in the path to spiritual maturity, achieving a realization of the purpose of trials and tribulations in Christian life and consider the Lord’s specific purpose of trials in our life, revealing His glory and at His own timing.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the role of discouragement in the path to spiritual maturity
  • Achieve a realization of the purpose of trials and tribulations in Christian life
  • Consider the Lord's specific purpose of trials in our life, revealing His glory and at His own timing

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Pastor Joe Focht

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BTE507 The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments are the hub of all of Israel’s religious and civil laws. The first four commandments pertain to the relationship of the Israelites with God, and the other six deal with social relationships within the covenant community. Pastor Joe Focht goes through each of these Ten Commandments and shows why they are still important to Christians today and how they are to be applied to our everyday Christian walk.

This course will show the applicability of the Jewish Law to the Christian walk; explain why these Ten Commandments were so important and why not following them leads to moral decay; and, demonstrates why the Law was impossible to keep and how Jesus Christ came to fulfill the Law.

Course Objectives:

  • Show the applicability of the Jewish Law to the Christian walk
  • Explain why these Ten Commandments were so important and by not following them leads to moral decay
  • Demonstrates why the Law was impossible to keep and how Jesus Christ came to fulfill the Law

Duration: 10 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Pastor Joe Focht

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BTE508 Talkin' Bout My Generation

Do you have big dreams? Are you longing for greatness? What is something that you know God is calling you to do? Are you living in a way that makes the world jealous? Are you a watcher on the wall? Can Jesus be your “Homeboy?”

Author and Pastor, Ben Courson, brings his passion for this generation to KI with, “Talkin’ Bout My Generation.” Understanding the need for his generation to seek God and live life for Him, Ben explores various topics and Scriptures that will inspire young and old alike, to take their faith more seriously.

Course Objectives:

  • Examine what it means to be a "Chosen Generation" who are ready for a revival
  • Understand what it means to have an intimate and living relationship with Jesus and yet fear Him
  • Explore the importance of waking up and not being in a lukewarm slumber

Duration: 6 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Pastor Ben Courson

Course Schedule:

  • This course currently not on the schedule

BTE620 Introduction to Biblical Cryptology

This course includes an introduction to cryptography (the study of secret writing), with a survey of codes and ciphers: transpositions and monoalphabetic, polyalphabetic, and polygraphic substitutions.

It explores the surprising use of encryptions in the Biblical text, including—but not limited to—the controversial equidistant- letter-sequences which have been so fancifully promoted.

Microcodes (“jots and tittles”), Macrocodes (strategic anticipatory structures) and Metacodes (beyond the boundaries of physical reality) are explored.

Paracryptology and extraterrestrial communication investigations are also highlighted.

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the surprising use of encryptions in the Biblical text
  • Survey codes and ciphers including transpositions and monoalphabetic, polyalphabetic and polygraphic substitutions
  • Examine paracryptology and extraterrestrial communication investigations

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:


Issachar Courses


I600 Multimedia Tool Box

This classroom contains the essential downloads, tutorials and reference materials for completing the Silver and Gold Issachar multimedia briefing courses. Additional tutorials and reference materials may be added in the future.

This is a SELF-PACED course that is also available to any KI member who wants to review or brush up on their multimedia skills. There is no prerequisite. Enrollment period is 1 year, but can be renewed if requested.

Multimedia Toolbox Overview:

  • Review/revise learning in any of these topics as and when required.
  • Access to tutorials, links and training for various programs, software and concepts.
  • Download any required software and apps required for Issachar courses.

Course Schedule:


I501 Death of Discernment

Of all the end-time themes discussed in the Bible - such as global disasters (Mt 24), the rise of the global super-state, the identity of the Antichrist, the mark of the beast, and the Magog invasion (Ezek 38-39) - "Deception and apostasy in the church" is listed more times than any other end-time "sign of the times."

Are we currently living in the Age of Apostasy?

Course Objectives:

  • To recognize the Evidence of Apostasy in the Church
  • To explore the Causes of Apostasy in our day
  • Discover the Antidote for Apostasy

Duration: 2 Sessions
Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Ron Matsen

Course Schedule:


I502 How We Got Our Bible

Chuck Missler, an internationally recognized Biblical authority, reviews the origin of both the Old and New Testaments in light of recent discoveries and controversies.

Course Objectives: This course will answer your questions about

  • Where did our Bible come from? How good are the texts
  • Why do we believe its origin is supernatural?
  • How do we know that it really is the Word of God?
  • How was the "Canon" defined?
  • How accurate are our translations?
  • Which version is the best?

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:


I503 How to Study the Bible

From forty years of intensive Bible study and teaching, Missler shares his favorite helps, secrets and practical suggestions on how to take the Bible seriously.

Most Christians, although they want to do in-depth Bible study, know little of the types, philosophies and tools of study available. Is the Bible to be taken literally or figuratively? What study aids would be most helpful in beginning my own home study library?

Go through the Bible book by book. "Eat the elephant one bite at a time." These studies produce the most lasting results. Recognize there is a balance in the "whole counsel of God" as our risen Lord demonstrated on the Emmaus Road in Luke 24:27.

Where to Start?

A good "first book" is the Gospel of John: "A child can wade in it and an elephant can bathe in it!" Other good starting points include Genesis, Acts, Matthew, Daniel, and Revelation (Which is the only book which unequivocally promises a blessing to the reader). You are unique: let the Spirit lead you.

Course Objectives: This course will answer your questions about

  • Which translation is best?
  • Which Study Bible should I use?
  • Which commentaries and other aids are the most useful?

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:


I504 End Times Scenario

Many people are becoming increasingly conscious that we are entering a unique phase of human history. Some are terrified. Some are predicting cosmic doom on the near horizon. Others are making astonishing predictions. What does the Bible really say?

Eschatology (the Study of “Last Things”) is among the most challenging avenues of study, even for the most sophisticated.

Join Dr. Chuck Missler for an intensive summary of the entire fabric of controversies and insights in this most provocative area.

Course Objectives: This course will answer your questions about

  • What are the “real” End Time events?
  • What is the most preposterous doctrine in Christianity?
  • Does the Church go through the Great Tribulation?
  • Which Kingdom do we pray for in the Lord’s Prayer?
  • Is there really a “Battle of Armageddon”? Why?
  • What Scripture did Jesus deliberately leave out in Nazareth?
  • Who is the “AntiChrist”? Is he alive today?
  • Should we expect a literal Babylon on the horizon?

Required Materials:
1) End Time Scenario - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 6 Sessions

Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:


I505 Evidence and Logic

How do we separate reliable information from unreliable information? How can we determine what is relevant evidence supporting a position from what is superfluous? How does the quantum of proof differ in the court of public opinion from the court of competent jurisdiction?

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between evidentiary burden and persuasive burden
  • Discover the difference between evidential apologetics versus pre-suppositional aplogetics.
  • Recognize how our study and understanding of the Bible sharpens our ability to discern

Required Materials:
1) Critical Thinking (MP3 CD-ROM or DVD is recommended as they include computer-aided visuals)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 2 Sessions
Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Chris Corlett

Course Schedule:


I506 Human Nature

What does it mean to be human? Philosophers, theologians, sociologists and psychologists have attempted to understand the nature of mankind for ages. Their conclusions often contradict each other which lead to confusion rather than clarification. Clearly Man is a very complicated social being. The Bible tells us that man is "fearfully and wonderfully made."

Course Objectives:

  • To understand our makeup and how it makes a difference
  • To comprehend the meaning of being "created in the image of God
  • Understand what causes our natural responses and how we can change them

Required Materials:
1) Human Nature - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Ron Matsen

Course Schedule:


I507 The Architecture of Man

Chuck provides insights on the design of computer systems garnered from his over 30 years in the computer industry. He helps us to understand our own "system design" as the Ultimate System Architect has provided it to us.

Seven times the New Testament points us to Solomon's Temple as the key to understanding ourselves.

Course Objectives:

  • To learn the pattern of our internal system design.
  • To understand why we behave the way we do.
  • To know what the Bible means by "heart" "soul" "spirit" and "mind".

Required Materials:
1) The Architecture of Man - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Missler

Course Schedule:


I508 The Holy Spirit

In 1 Corinthians chapter 12 the apostle Paul writes, “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be ignorant.” Sadly, today many Christians are poorly equipped to understand what the Bible has to say about the Holy Spirit.

Throughout the Old Testament we see the revealed power of God referred to as the “Spirit of God” (at creation, anointing prophets, etc.). Yet clearly the Holy Spirit is more than just the FORCE of God; He is a Person. In the New Testament, Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as the third person of the Triune God. To comprehend the character and conduct of the Holy Spirit you must understand that He is a Person, that He is God, and that He has a specific purpose.

Course Objectives:

  • To discuss the Person of the Holy Spirit.
  • To describe the work of the Holy Spirit.
  • To learn about the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • To understand the fruit of the Holy Spirit.

Required Materials:
1) The Holy Spirit - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 4 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Ron Matsen

Course Schedule:


I509 The Spiritual Gifts

The apostle Paul told the Corinthian Christians, “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.”

Sadly, today many people are confused about the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

Course Objectives: This course will help to answer questions like:

  • Who or what is the Holy Spirit?
  • What are the gifts of the Spirit?
  • Are the gifts of the Spirit for today?
  • Do all Christians have spiritual gifts?
  • What is the greatest sign of being filled with the Holy Spirit?

Required Materials:
1) Spiritual Gifts - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 3 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Missler

Course Schedule:


I510 The Gospel

One of the last instructions given by Jesus to the Church was, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.” (Mark 16:15)

The fact is most Christians don’t know how to share their faith effectively. Sadly, many of the people they know in the world today are wandering around, lost and without hope, having never heard the wonderful Message of Reconciliation.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand why we are told to evangelize.
  • To know the essential facts, demands and promises of the Gospel.
  • To learn how to answer the question, "What must I do to be saved?"

Required Materials:
1) The Gospel - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Ron Matsen

Course Schedule:


I511 Family Matters

Family Matters Vol. 1 - Survival Guide for Your Marriage:

The institution of marriage was created by God before the fall of man. Genesis 2:24 tells us “a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Family Matters Vol. 2 - Survival Guide for Your Home:

Today, a hostile invasion is storming into our homes aimed at the most intimate areas of our life. Most homes are truly “unwalled cities.”

Family Matters Vol. 3 - Survivial Guide for Your Children:

Your children will always need good guidance, regardless of their age; and you, as their parent, should be their first port of call when it comes to gaining direction on the uncertain sea of life.

Required Materials:
1) The Family Matters set - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).


Duration: 6 sessions
Credit: 2 credit hour
Instructor: Ron Matsen

Course Schedule:


I512 Defending the Bible

For salvation Man must understand the purpose and power of the Bible. But how do we explain our faith? If we only rely on our personal experience to explain our faith, we are no different then any other religious mystic.

Course Objectives:

  • Can the Bible be trusted or has it been corrupted over time?
  • How do we defend the Bible as the inerrant Word of God?
  • What does the Bible reveal about God and us?

Required Materials:
1) Defending the Bible - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Missler

Course Schedule:


I513 Doctrines of Demons

What does the Bible have to say about the End Times? Matthew's Gospel records the warning of Jesus where He said, "Take heed that no one deceives you." The apostle Paul expands on this by stating; "Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons."

Satan often relies on deception through disinformation. Misinformation is defined as accidental un-truth where disinformation is the intentional misrepresentation of the truth. Therefore, doctrines of demons are creeds that offer counterfeit truths.

Course Objectives:

  • What are these "doctrines of demons" that the Bible warns us about?
  • Is there "another Jesus" being accepted by many within the world today?
  • Is there "another Spirit" working in the world today?

Required Materials:
1) Doctrines of Demons - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Missler

Course Schedule:


I514 Once and Future Church

Over the many decades that I have enjoyed my love affair with the Bible, I have had the marvelous benefit of many great teachers. But I also would like to let you in on a precious secret. The greatest personal growth I've ever witnessed occurred in a home Bible study. The fellowship of those intimate home groups, where people can interact, ask questions, and hold one another accountable, was the place of growth for all of us -- teacher and student.

This was, of course, the way it all started. A group of only a dozen -- fisherman and others -- along a seaside in Galilee. Even later as Paul traveled and planted, it was the intimacy of home fellowships that provided the earliest forums for the Gospel. The declarations in the synagogues and on Mars Hill were but an initiation. Their resulting questions were responded to in small groups in homes and on hillsides.

Today, too many people get lost in church and are only getting a surface skimming of the Word of God. We encourage you to be intentional and get involved! If you are not presently in a small, weekly, Bible study group, we strongly encourage you to find one and give it a try. You may be in for a truly life-changing surprise.

Course Objectives:

  • The Way it All Started
  • The Advantages of Small Groups
  • The Home Fellowship: A Global Trend?

Required Materials:
1) Once and Future Church - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Missler

Course Schedule:


I515 Leadership For the End Times

This follows the wonderful success of the “Weathering the Coming Storm” series where Ron Matsen and Dr. Chuck Missler dealt with global, national, and personal issues impacting all of our lives today. “Leadership for the End Times” serves as the NEXT STEP in equipping ourselves with the tools and insights we need to be a guiding light to a world coping in the Last Days darkness of chaos and deceit.

Join Ron Matsen as he explores this timely topic.

Course Objectives:

  • Are “leadership skills” only something for a select few or can everyone benefit from understanding what the Bible says about leadership?
  • What are Christians called to do during these turbulent times?
  • How can you make a difference in your family, among your friends and within your community?

Required Materials:
1) Leadership for the End Times - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Missler

Course Schedule:


I516 Israel and the Church

As we watch the world events, it is clear that Israel is following her prophetic scenario, and a new chapter is about to be written—and there may be a big surprise on our near horizon!

Course Objectives:

  • Has God abandoned Israel?
  • Has the Church “replaced” Israel?
  • What does the Bible say?

Required Materials:
1) Israel and the Church; the Prodigal Heirs - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Missler

Course Schedule:


I517 Weathering the Coming Storm

Dr. Chuck Missler, an internationally known business executive, outlines our current economic predicament and defensive steps you can take to lessen the impact of the impending economic crisis. As a Bible teacher for over 30 years with a ministry reaching over 40 countries, Chuck shares some key strategies to prepare yourself spirtually and practically.

Course Objectives:

  • Is the world facing another major economic upheavel?
  • What is the best strategy to protect your family in times of economic uncertainty?
  • The Church has enjoyed a relatively peaceful existence in the West for a few centuries but with the coming persecution, how do we go about organizing home study and home-church?
  • Soul-Survival- Keeping your "lamp full" during the hard times ahead.

Required Materials:
1) Weathering the Coming Storm - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).

Duration: 6 Sessions

Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Ron Matsen

Course Schedule:


I518 The Agony of Love

Dr. Chuck Missler explores the hyperdimensional aspects of a love letter written in blood on a wooden cross erected in Judea almost two thousand years ago. Dr. Mark Eastman also highlights the medical and forensic aspects of the crucifixion.

Course Objectives: This course will help to answer some of the following questions:

  • What really happened at the Crucifixion?
  • How can one who is immortal die?
  • How can eternity be compressed into six hours?
  • What really held Jesus' body to the cross?

Required Materials:
1) The Agony of Love - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).


Duration: 2 Sessions
Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Missler / Dr. Mark Eastman

Course Schedule:


I519 The Creator

In the 20th century, astonishing discoveries have surfaced which point to the existence of a transcendent, extra-dimensional Creator. Furthermore, numerous recent discoveries now confirm the incredible scientific and historical accuracy of the Bible as well as the supernatural origin of its texts.

Course Objectives: Some of the following questions will be addressed

  • Is the Bible an integrated, supernatural message system?
  • Is its origin outside the time domain?

Required Materials:
1) The Creator Series - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).


Duration: 8 Sessions
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Missler / Dr. Mark Eastman

Course Schedule:


I520 Science and the Bible

An understanding of the reality in which we live can only be accomplished with a thorough understanding of God's Word. Every discipline of science is coming "full circle" back to what the Bible has said all along. This collection of studies includes:

Beyond Time & Space - The startling discovery of modern science is that our physical universe is actually finite.

Beyond Coincidence - The slightest change in any one of many variable prevents life.

Beyond Perception - The implication of quantum mechanics is frightening to secular scientists.

Beyond Newton - The interactions of the heavenly bodies cannot be explained by gravity alone.

Course Objectives: Some of the following questions are examined

  • Is there a reality beyond our traditional concepts of time and space?
  • Is our universe some kind of cosmic accident?
  • Has Physics finally reached the very boundaries of reality?
  • Are there "revolutions" going on in our understanding of the Cosmos?

Required Materials:
1) The Beyond Collection - Briefing packs (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).


Duration: 8 Sessions
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Missler

Course Schedule:


Silver Medallion  I620 Strategic Trend Briefings - I

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

In this course, each class member will create a 5-Minute Bullet Briefing or write a 1,200 to 1,500 word Paper on a surveillance subject.

Class members will review news and current events from a Biblical perspective and apply critical thinking to discern truth, error and bias in the sources obtained for research.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: 5-Minute Bullet Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of First Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Bullet Briefing or Paper

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

Course Schedule:

  • This course currently not on the schedule

Silver Medallion  I630 Strategic Trend Briefings - II

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

In this course, each class member will create a 5-Minute Bullet Briefing or write a 1,200 to 1,500 word Paper on a surveillance subject.

Class members will review news and current events from a Biblical perspective and apply critical thinking to discern truth, error and bias in the sources obtained for research.

The final 5-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: 5-Minute Bullet Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of First Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Bullet Briefing or Paper

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours

Course Schedule:


Silver Medallion  I640 Strategic Trend Briefings - III

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

In this course, each class member will create a 5-Minute Bullet Briefing or write a 1,200 to 1,500 word Paper on a surveillance subject.

Class members will review news and current events from a Biblical perspective and apply critical thinking to discern truth, error and bias in the sources obtained for research.

The final 5-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: 5-Minute Bullet Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of First Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Bullet Briefing or Paper

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours

Course Schedule:


I601 - Introduction to Strategic Trends

This course reviews two briefings regarding topics relevant to our lives today. Each student will also review the KI Research site, subscribe to both the KI eNews and Personal Update (Electronic) News Journal, and review 5-Minute Bullet Briefings created by KI members.

Course Objectives:

  • Learn to monitor current events applicable to a topic of interest.
  • Learn to identify and expound on the Biblical relevance of surveillance topics.
  • Practice writing to specific length parameters

Duration: 5 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Stephen C. Meyer, PhD; Chuck Missler, Ph.D. and Tom Horn

Course Schedule:


Silver Medallion  I610 Intro to Strategic Trend Reporting

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

In this course, each class member will create a 5-Minute Bullet Briefing or write a 1,200 to 1,500 word Paper on a surveillance subject.

Class members will review news and current events from a Biblical perspective and apply critical thinking to discern truth, error and bias in the sources obtained for research.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: 5-Minute Bullet Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of First Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Bullet Briefing or Paper

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours

Course Schedule:


I605 - Worldview Studies

Your worldview is your most important possession. The first (and most important) tenet in Worldview Studies is that everyone already has one. The challenge is to correct or recreate the one you have. This is not as easy as it sounds. It requires a non-trivial, God-led self-examination.

Your Worldview determines your behavior. Since you are responsible for your behavior, you are also just as responsible for your worldview.

This course is to give you a flavor of what worldviews are and how best to form yours.

Course Objectives:

  • “What is Truth” will give you a foundational perspective and information from which to rebuild a true, lasting and unshakable worldview.
  • “Jesus: Who and Why” answers the questions, Who is Jesus to you? Who is/was He really? Is He a philosophical concept, idea, a traditional value or the leader of a social movement? The only “true” worldview comes with a relationship with the One that created the world.
  • “Israel and The Church” explores the relationship between Israel, the Church and Eschatology. Of all the worlds in the Universe God chose the Earth. Of all the land on Earth God chose that bounded by the Tigris and Euphrates. Of all the people in the world God chose Israel. By His Grace and sovereign choice He allowed The Church to become partakers of the inheritance. We were grafted in to the Root that God chose. We (The Church) have no root except Israel’s.
  • “The Fulcrum of the Entire Universe” explores the road you travel. You can’t know if you are on the right road if you don’t know where you are going. The Bible is not only a devotional with instruction on how to live. It is a road map of God’s Intentions from beginning to end. You can’t understand your place within this Passion Play without first understanding what came before and what will come.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Chuck Missler, Ph.D.

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion  I810 Comprehensive Review of a Strategic Trend

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

This class is the capstone of the Issachar Track, where everything you’ve learned in the Issachar Track should come together in this Final Gold Comprehensive Briefing. In this course, each class member will create a 45-Minute Comprehensive Briefing or write a 10,500 to 11,000 word paper on either a surveillance topic from their “area of expertise” OR an Apologetics, Polemics or Eschatology topic. This course has eight sections to be completed at the student’s own speed.

Course Objectives:

Section 1: Submit Topic and Thesis
Section 2: Research Phase/Submit Research Plan
Section 3: Complete Outline
Section 4: Create First Draft
Section 5: Technical editing/submit revised draft
Section 6: QARP Review by Gold Review Panel
Section 7: Final Revisions
Section 8: Submit Final Draft for Grading

Duration: 8 sections
Credit: 4 credit hours

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements
  • Completion of Four Topical Briefings or equivalent papers
  • Enrollment in (or completion of) Fifth Topical Briefing course

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

The Final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP panel.

Course Schedule:


Koinonos Courses


SD503 The Way of Agape

What does it mean to “love God” and to love our neighbors as ourselves? The Way of Agape will provide you with a road map to understanding God's true and divine Love and the life-changing power that is found within it. By exploring these and other critical issues, Nancy Missler shows us how we can transform the failures of human love into the victories of God’s Agape Love. 

Course Objectives:

  • What is God’s Love? How does it differ from human love?
  • What does it mean to “love (agapao) God?"
  • What is the difference between heart, mind and soul?
  • Practically speaking, how do we give God our negative thoughts, emotions and desires?
  • How do we generally put others’ desires before our own?

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Nancy Missler

Course Schedule:


K501 Discovering God

The beginning of a person's reconciliation with God is their recognition of God. The arguement for and acainst the existence of God has raged for ages. Yet proving the existence of God is an understanding that comes from an "agregate of thougts" knit together with "summary logic."

Course Objectives: This course will answer questions like -

  • Can the existence of God be proven?
  • What are the classic arguments for the existence of God?
  • If an infinite God exists, how can He be understood by finite man?

Join Ron Matsen in the Executive Briefing Room of the River Lodge, New Zealand as he examines the subject of "Discovering God" and explore the ultimate "algorithm of complex theology."

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Ron Matsen

Course Schedule:


K502 The Love of God

Every major theistic religion in the world encourages its followers to "Love God" which is usually expressed through religious rituals. Christianity alone tells its followers that "God Loves them." This love is understood and enjoyed through a personal relationship with Him. God's Love for us creates a Love for God which creates a Love for God's ways.

Course Objectives: This course will answers questions like -

  • What is Love and where can we find it?
  • If God is a loving god, why is there suffering in the world?
  • Why does God love us?

Join Ron Matsen in the Executiive Briefing Room of the River Lodge, New Zealand as he explores the subject of "The Love of God." Beginning with a study that unpacks 1 John 3:1 word-by-word to discover the incredible message of God's Love for mankind. Ron then examines how God displays that Love to a lost and dying world.

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Ron Matsen

Course Schedule:


K503 The Great Commission

The last commandment of Jesus before His ascension was for His disciples to "go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." The apostle Paul tells us, "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?"

Course Objectives: This course will answer questions like -

  • How seriously should we personally take this command today?
  • Is this command somehow only limited to those who feel they have the gift of evangelism?
  • What needs to be said, understood, and believed for a person to be born-again?

Join Ron Matsen in the Executive Briefing Room of the River Lodge, New Zealand as he explores the subject of "The Great Commission" and gives practical insight into this calling to every Christian. After all, it's a matter of LIFE and DEATH to those waiting to hear your message of reconciliation.

Duration: 2 Sessions

Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Ron Matsen

Course Schedule:


K504 Inheritance and Rewards

Inheritance came to the firstborn son by virtue of his birth. Whether he actually secured it depended upon his obedience and the father's choice. Inheritance was subject to conditions and obedience. The Abrahamic Inheritance was based on Divine Oath, conditioned on obedience.

Inheritances could be forfeited. The Exodus Generation was promised an inheritance, but failed to obtain it at Kadesh-Barnea. Israel was God's "firstborn son", yet only 2 of over 2 million took possession of their inheritance. Even Moses was excluded due to his disobedience. Esau sold his inheritance for a bowl of pottage.

We have been promised an inheritance in the Kingdom to come. But is there more that is required of us than just our acceptance? Does behavior in this life really influence our future?

Course Objectives: Dr. Missler will attempt to answer questions such as

  • Are all believers going to be equal in heaven?
  • Wasn't it all decided at the cross?
  • Is there a difference between overcoming sin and bearing fruit?

Required Materials:
1) Inheritance and Rewards - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).


Duration: 2 Sessions
Credit: 1 credit hour
Instructor: Dr. Chuck Missler

Course Schedule:


K505 Ancient Texts

This course explores ancient manuscript evidence and the Dead Sea Scrolls with Dr. Peter Flint and Dr. Scott Carroll.

In this study Dr. Peter Flint, one of the foremost authorities on Paleo-Hebrew, discusses the meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, their significance for understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus and Christianity.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, which were found in caves near the Dead Sea fifteen miles east of Jerusalem from 1947 to 1956, include the oldest existing biblical manuscripts and the remarkable texts of the purist Jewish community at Qumran. The discovery of the scrolls has added dramatically to our understanding of the varieties of Judaism at the time of Jesus and the rise of Christianity, but has also promoted heated debate about the nature of these religions. As the monumental task of transcribing and translating the Dead Sea Scrolls is finally completed, people around the world are taking stock of the significance of these ancient documents. In this study, one of the world's foremost experts on the scrolls reveals the complete and fascinating story in all its detail: the amazing discovery, the intense controversies, and the significant revelations.

Dr. Scott Carroll is an Egyptologist, archeologist, and Bible scholar who is one of our foremost experts on how our Bible has been preserved, translated and transmitted over thousands of years. He gives seminars and lectures for colleges, universities and churches on the history of the Bible, bringing along with him many ancient artifacts, scrolls and historic Bibles from an extraordinary collection for which he is curator. Having been a professor at Cornerstone University in Michigan, he now serves as executive director of a Bible museum with a huge collection of outstanding significance, which earns it a world class status. Dr. Carroll is also the director of an archeological excavation at an ancient Coptic Christian monastery in Egypt.

Also in this study Dr. Scott Caroll explains how lost ancient manuscript fragments used by ancient Egyptians as wrappings for mummification have been found and identified.

Course Objectives: Some of the following topics are discussed

  • The history and meaning of the scrolls found in the caves at Qumran
  • How the archival manuscripts prove the text is essentially unchanged
  • Recent discoveries regarding the ancient texts

Required Materials:
1) Ancient Texts - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).


Duration: 6 Sessions
Credit: 2 credit hours
Instructor: Dr. Peter Flint & Dr. Scott Carroll

Course Schedule:


K506 Foundations In Creation

Confused about the creation vs. evolution controversy, science and the Bible? This seminar series will provide clarity, remove the intimidation and greatly strengthen your faith in the inspiration and authority of God's Word.

We offer answers to tough questions that are biblically sound, scientifically accurate and culturally relevant.

Course Objectives: Some of the questions that are examined

  • If God created the universe, who created God?
  • How do most non-Christians view evolution?
  • Do you think evolution and the Bible are compatible?
  • Are dinosaurs more naturally associated with evolution or the Bible?
  • How does the flood of Noah play into the days of creation and the age of the Earth?

Required Materials:
1) Foundations In Creation - Briefing pack (MP3 CD-ROM)
2) A good Bible translation (not a paraphrase).


Duration: 12 Sessions
Credit: 3 credit hours
Instructor: Jay Seegert

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion  I710 Apologetic Topical Briefing

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer [apologia]
to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear." -- 1 Peter 3:15

(Self-paced)

In this course, each class member will be creating a 15-Minute Topical Briefing or writing a 3,500-4,000 word paper with an apologetic focus. Apologetics is the discipline that deals with a rational defense of the Christian faith.

Typically attacks come from:

-- Skeptics who doubt the existence of God and/or attack belief in the God of the Bible
-- Critics and other religions who attack the inspiration, inerrancy and authority of the Bible

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

The final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP Panel.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: Topical Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of Semi-Final Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Topical Briefing or Paper

Duration: 12 Sections Self-Paced
Credit: 3 credit hours

Prerequisites:

Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion I720 Theological Controversies Topical Briefing

"It was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly
contend for the faith which was once
[for all] delivered unto the saints." -- Jude 3

(Self-Paced)

In this course, each class member will be creating a 15-Minute Topical Briefing or writing a 3,500 to 4,000 word paper on a Theological Controversy. Another term for these kinds of discussions is Polemics (puh-lem-iks). Polemics is the practice of theological controversy to refute errors of doctrine.

Polemics is a form of Apologetics, there is a distinct difference. Apologetics as classically defined deals with defending "The Faith" from the objections and attacks originating from people OUTSIDE the Christian faith, as opposed to Polemics which is dealing with Theological Controversies that result from attacks originating from WITHIN the church. These attacks come both from false teachers/false teaching and from genuine disagreements within the church.

Although Eschatological topics such as Pre-trib vs Post-trib and Futurist vs. Preterist are Theological Controversies, these won't be included in this class. You can address an Eschatological Theological Controversy in the I730 Eschatology course.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: Topical Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of Semi-Final Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Topical Briefing or Paper

Duration: 14 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements.

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

The Final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP panel.

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion I730 Eschatology Topical Briefing

"It was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly
contend for the faith which was once
[for all] delivered unto the saints." -- Jude 3

(Self-paced)

In this course, each class member will be creating a 15-Minute Topical Briefing or writing a 3,500 to 4,000 word paper on a Theological Controversy. Another term for these kinds of discussions is Polemics (puh-lem-iks). Polemics is the practice of theological controversy to refute errors of doctrine.

Polemics is a form of Apologetics, there is a distinct difference. Apologetics as classically defined deals with defending "The Faith" from the objections and attacks originating from people OUTSIDE the Christian faith, as opposed to Polemics which is dealing with Theological Controversies that result from attacks originating from WITHIN the church. These attacks come both from false teachers/false teaching and from genuine disagreements within the church.

Although Eschatological topics such as Pre-trib vs Post-trib and Futurist vs. Preterist are Theological Controversies, these won't be included in this class. You can address an Eschatological Theological Controversy in the I730 Eschatology course.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: Topical Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of Semi-Final Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Topical Briefing or Paper

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements.

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

The Final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP panel.

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion I740 Topical Briefing I

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

(Self-paced)

In this course, each class member will create a 15-Minute Topical Briefing or write a 3,500 to 4,000 word paper on either a surveillance topic or a specialized subject (Apologetics, Polemics & Eschatology).

Class members will review news and current events from a Biblical perspective and apply critical thinking to discern truth, error and bias in the sources obtained for research.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: Topical Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of Semi-Final Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Topical Briefing or Paper

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements.
  • For an Apologetic Topic: I710 Apologetic Topical Briefing
  • For a Polemic Topic: I720 Theological Controversy Topical Briefing
  • For an Eschatology Topic: I730 Eschatology Topical Briefing

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

The Final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP panel.

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion I740 Topical Briefing I

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

(Self-paced)

In this course, each class member will create a 15-Minute Topical Briefing or write a 3,500 to 4,000 word paper on either a surveillance topic or a specialized subject (Apologetics, Polemics & Eschatology).

Class members will review news and current events from a Biblical perspective and apply critical thinking to discern truth, error and bias in the sources obtained for research.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: Topical Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of Semi-Final Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Topical Briefing or Paper

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements.
  • For an Apologetic Topic: I710 Apologetic Topical Briefing
  • For a Polemic Topic: I720 Theological Controversy Topical Briefing
  • For an Eschatology Topic: I730 Eschatology Topical Briefing

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

The Final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP panel.

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion I740 Topical Briefing I

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

(Self-paced)

In this course, each class member will create a 15-Minute Topical Briefing or write a 3,500 to 4,000 word paper on either a surveillance topic or a specialized subject (Apologetics, Polemics & Eschatology).

Class members will review news and current events from a Biblical perspective and apply critical thinking to discern truth, error and bias in the sources obtained for research.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: Topical Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of Semi-Final Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Topical Briefing or Paper

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements.
  • For an Apologetic Topic: I710 Apologetic Topical Briefing
  • For a Polemic Topic: I720 Theological Controversy Topical Briefing
  • For an Eschatology Topic: I730 Eschatology Topical Briefing

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

The Final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP panel.

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion I740 Topical Briefing I

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

(Self-paced)

In this course, each class member will create a 15-Minute Topical Briefing or write a 3,500 to 4,000 word paper on either a surveillance topic or a specialized subject (Apologetics, Polemics & Eschatology).

Class members will review news and current events from a Biblical perspective and apply critical thinking to discern truth, error and bias in the sources obtained for research.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: Topical Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of Semi-Final Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Topical Briefing or Paper

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements.
  • For an Apologetic Topic: I710 Apologetic Topical Briefing
  • For a Polemic Topic: I720 Theological Controversy Topical Briefing
  • For an Eschatology Topic: I730 Eschatology Topical Briefing

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

The Final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP panel.

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion I740 Topical Briefing I

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

(Self-paced)

In this course, each class member will create a 15-Minute Topical Briefing or write a 3,500 to 4,000 word paper on either a surveillance topic or a specialized subject (Apologetics, Polemics & Eschatology).

Class members will review news and current events from a Biblical perspective and apply critical thinking to discern truth, error and bias in the sources obtained for research.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: Topical Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of Semi-Final Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Topical Briefing or Paper

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements.
  • For an Apologetic Topic: I710 Apologetic Topical Briefing
  • For a Polemic Topic: I720 Theological Controversy Topical Briefing
  • For an Eschatology Topic: I730 Eschatology Topical Briefing

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

The Final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP panel.

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion I740 Topical Briefing I

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

(Self-paced)

In this course, each class member will create a 15-Minute Topical Briefing or write a 3,500 to 4,000 word paper on either a surveillance topic or a specialized subject (Apologetics, Polemics & Eschatology).

Class members will review news and current events from a Biblical perspective and apply critical thinking to discern truth, error and bias in the sources obtained for research.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: Topical Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of Semi-Final Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Topical Briefing or Paper

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements.
  • For an Apologetic Topic: I710 Apologetic Topical Briefing
  • For a Polemic Topic: I720 Theological Controversy Topical Briefing
  • For an Eschatology Topic: I730 Eschatology Topical Briefing

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

The Final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP panel.

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion I740 Topical Briefing I

And the sons of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times,
to know what Israel ought to do
.” -- 1 Chronicles 12:32

(Self-paced)

In this course, each class member will create a 15-Minute Topical Briefing or write a 3,500 to 4,000 word paper on either a surveillance topic or a specialized subject (Apologetics, Polemics & Eschatology).

Class members will review news and current events from a Biblical perspective and apply critical thinking to discern truth, error and bias in the sources obtained for research.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: Topical Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of Semi-Final Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Topical Briefing or Paper

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements.
  • For an Apologetic Topic: I710 Apologetic Topical Briefing
  • For a Polemic Topic: I720 Theological Controversy Topical Briefing
  • For an Eschatology Topic: I730 Eschatology Topical Briefing

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

The Final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP panel.

Course Schedule:


Gold Medallion I750 Topical Briefing II

"It was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly
contend for the faith which was once
[for all] delivered unto the saints." -- Jude 3

(Self-paced)

In this course, each class member will be creating a 15-Minute Topical Briefing or writing a 3,500 to 4,000 word paper on a Theological Controversy. Another term for these kinds of discussions is Polemics (puh-lem-iks). Polemics is the practice of theological controversy to refute errors of doctrine.

Polemics is a form of Apologetics, there is a distinct difference. Apologetics as classically defined deals with defending "The Faith" from the objections and attacks originating from people OUTSIDE the Christian faith, as opposed to Polemics which is dealing with Theological Controversies that result from attacks originating from WITHIN the church. These attacks come both from false teachers/false teaching and from genuine disagreements within the church.

Although Eschatological topics such as Pre-trib vs Post-trib and Futurist vs. Preterist are Theological Controversies, these won't be included in this class. You can address an Eschatological Theological Controversy in the I730 Eschatology course.

The final 15-Minute Topical Briefing will be considered for the yearly briefing contest at the International Strategic Perspectives Conference at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Course Objectives:

  • Phase 1: Selection of Topic & Compilation of Research
  • Phase 2: Topical Briefing or Paper Preparation and Submission
  • Phase 3: Class Discussions of Semi-Final Draft using the QARP Evaluation Method
  • Phase 4: Submission of Final Draft of Topical Briefing or Paper

Duration: 12 weeks
Credit: 3 credit hours

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of ALL Silver Issachar Requirements.

Required Materials:

  • For Papers: Word Processing program
  • For Briefings: PowerPoint, Impress or equivalent
  • SoundSlides or SoundSlides Plus
  • Audacity and a good-quality computer microphone
  • Access to the I600 Multimedia Toolbox

The Final grade will be awarded by a Gold QARP panel.

Course Schedule: