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What You Will Learn

What you can expect to know and be able to do at the end of this course

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the New Testament books and their contents

  • Discuss critical and historical issues related to the New Testament

  • Describe the historical and geographical setting of the New Testament and the chronology of the main events referred to in the New Testament

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of key theological concepts in the New Testament

  • Discuss selected New Testament passages and their application

Requirements

  • Passion for understanding the history and the background of the New Testament

  • Be able to appreciate the richness and practical insights from themes found in the New Testament

  • Be aware that this course is a advanced degree level course. It is suitable for people who want to be enriched in their knowledge of the Bible.

Instructor

Dr. Jon Newton

John is an Associate Professor at Alphacrucis College after serving for nine years at Harvest Bible College, most recently as Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research. His goal is to promote Christian higher education and missions, including training students for Asia and Europe. Dr Jon's PhD was gained at Deakin University (conferred 2007) with a thesis entitled "Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation." The author of two books: Revelation Reclaimed: The Use and Misuse of the Apocalypse (Paternoster 2009) and The Revelation Worldview (Wipf and Stock 2015). I also edited New Frontiers: Redefining Christian Ministry for 21st Century Contexts (Mosaic 2013). I have also had a number of articles published in peer-reviewed journals such as Australian Biblical Review, Colloquium, Heythrop Journal and Journal of Pentecostal Theology. I am the editor of the Journal of Contemporary Ministry. Currently I am working on a commentary on Revelation for a new Pentecostal commentary series. My other main research interest is Australian Pentecostalism. In other areas of life, I am married to Judy (since 1977) and we attend New Horizons Christian Church, Whittlesea, having served as senior ministers of Oasis Church in Hampton, a bay side suburb of Melbourne, 2011-2018. Qualifications PhD (Deakin University) Dissertation Title Postmodernism, Christianity and the Book of Revelation 2007 MA (Australian College of Theology) 2000 BA (Hons) (ICI University, Texas)

Pastor Grant Buchanan

Prior to bible teaching Grant served as full time pastor and school chaplain. Although a lecturer in theology and biblical studies with a focus on Pauline theology and the Gospels, Grant also operates as a professional counsellor and is working towards the completion of this Doctor of Philosophy by exploring a pneumatological reading of Galatians in light of 6:15 and the impact this has on Christian identify.

Dr. Uwen Low

Uwen has recently completed his PhD in the Book of Revelation. His research interests include the Book of Revelation, visual exegesis, postcolonial criticism, performance criticism, and cultural (particularly Asian) readings of the Biblical text. Uwen was a youth pastor for a number of years prior to undertaking full time bible teaching.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Acts: Introduction

    • Acts: Introduction

  • 2

    Acts: Structure

    • Acts: Structure

  • 3

    Acts: Main Characters

    • Acts: Main Characters

  • 4

    Acts & the Holy Spirit Today

    • Acts & the Holy Spirit Today

  • 5

    Introduction to Paul

    • Introduction to Paul

  • 6

    Galatians

    • Galatians

  • 7

    1 Thessalonians

    • 1 Thessalonians

  • 8

    2 Thessalonians

    • 2 Thessalonians

  • 9

    1 Corinthians

    • 1 Corinthians

  • 10

    2 Corinthians

    • 2 Corinthians

  • 11

    Romans (1)

    • Romans (1)

  • 12

    Romans (2)

    • Romans (2)

  • 13

    Ephesians

    • Ephesians

  • 14

    Philippians

    • Philippians

  • 15

    Colossians

    • Colossians

  • 16

    Philemon

    • Philemon

  • 17

    Introduction to the Pastoral Epistles

    • Introduction to the Pastoral Epistles

  • 18

    1 Timothy

    • 1 Timothy

  • 19

    2 Timothy

    • 2 Timothy

  • 20

    Titus

    • Titus