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"We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate." 
                                             --Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

“When Christianity tells you to feed the hungry it does not give you lessons in cookery. When it tells you to read the Scriptures it does not give you lessons in Hebrew and Greek, or even in English grammar. It was never intended to replace or supersede the ordinary human arts and sciences: it is rather a director which will set them all to the right jobs, and a source of energy which will give them all new life, if only they will put themselves at its disposal.”

                                                        --C.S. Lewis (Mere Christianity)

 

For information on specific courses please scroll down:

 

 

BIB213 Resources

 
BIB213  The Role of the Holy Spirit in Hermeneutics (click here)
                Read over this list carefully and turn in one typed paragraph of personal
                reflections as directed in class in answer to the following question:
                which point did you find most helpful and why?

BIB213   Fee Audio Lectures & Worksheets (click here) 

BIB213   Doriani Audio Lectures on Parables (click here)

BIB213   Doriani Audio Lectures on General Principles of Hermeneutics (click here)

BIB213   Bibliography for Background/Historical Context Paper Topics (click here)
BIB213   Bibliography of good commentaries (click here). See also the list in the back of Fee & Stuart.
BIB213   Bibliography for Bonus Reading Report (click here). Other books may be used with professor approval.
BIB213   C.S. Lewis Essay on the Need for Modern Translations (originally appeared as the introduction to J.B. Phillips' excellent NT translation)  (click here)(PDF)
BIB213   KJV History Article: King James had ulterior motives (click here)(PDF)

                KJV & J.B. Phillips Translation Samples (click here)(PDF)


 BIB213      "War of the Worlds" Homework Assignment (click here) and see below: 

           (1)     "War of the Worlds" Radio Broadcast

                               (click here) MP3 of the original broadcase from the Mercury Theatre

                     or      (click here) Real Audio of the original broadcase from the Mercury Theatre

                               (alt. local link to MP3 file on TFC server if above links don't work)

           (2)   "War of the Worlds" Historical Info (click here)

 

 

 

BIB443 Resources

BIB443  Bibliography of good commentaries (click here). See also the list in the back of Fee & Stuart's How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth.
BIB443  Babylonian Literature & Learning: Three Samples (click here)

BIB443  Moreau Critique of "Territorial Spirits" (click here)

BIB443  Gilbert Critique of "Third Wave" Theology (click here) or here for alternate local link

BIB443  Collateral Apocalyptic Readings Links (click here)

BIB443  Jerram Barrs Critique of the Left Behind Series (click here)

BIB443  "The Church and Israel" section in Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology (pages 859-863)
BIB443  What would Jesus say to the "Emerging/Emergent" Church? (click here to find out)
BIB443  Link to 144K file

 


NTE103 Resources
NTE103  Key Info Log Sample Item (click here for PDF) (click here for JPG). Key Info Items are in underlined in red; key facts you need to know are underlined in blue. For this sample one item has been underlined with blue: "Herod (the Great)". Most items will not require you to know nearly this much.
Here also is a student sample for what a Key Info Log might look like from a student who received high marks in a previous semester (click here). This much detail is generally not needed to receive full credit.
NTE 103 Key Info Log Terms Set #1 for Chaps. 1-2 (click here) Due in class @ Unit Exam #1
NTE 103 Key Info Log Terms Set #2 for Chaps. 3-6, 9 (click here) Due in class @ Unit Exam #2 
NTE 103 Key Info Log Terms Set #3 for Chaps. 10-17, 20 (click here) Due in class @ Unit Exam #3
NTE 103 Key Info Log Terms Set #4 for Chaps. 7-8, 18-19, 21-25 (click here) Due in class @ Unit Exam #4

               Use the easy to follow (and occasionally modified) lists above instead of those in the textbook at the end of the chapters.  
NTE103  Debate audio link #1 (click here) (Youtube)
Craig vs. Spong
[listen from 9:30 to 1:01:00 as directed on the handout and answer the questions on the related handout]
NTE103  Debate audio link #2 (click here) (MP3)
Craig vs. Crossan
[works best in Windows Media Player]
[listen from 13:00 to 1:03:00 as directed on the handout and answer the questions on the related handout]
NTE103  Jesus Film link for online viewing (click here)  If this direct link does not work go to the following page and click to watch the "English" version (click here). For extra credit learn a new foreign language and then watch the Jesus film in that language.
NTE103  Message on Acts by Andy Stanley
Scroll down after following the link below and manually select part 3 of this 7 part series by clicking the little numbered box. (The website may default to part 1, which may start playing automatically!) If the message is not titled "Big and Bold" you are not listening to the right message.
After listening to the message turn in your answer to the following question for homework credit as directed in class: "Why am I personally not as bold as I could/should be and what can I personally do about it?"

              "Big Church" Series; Part 3: "Big and Bold"  (Don't forget to click on Part 3!)
NTE103  Divine Appointments
Listen to the following two messages as directed in class:
(1) Beth Moore (YouTube)
(2) Tony Campolo  Listen to this message through minute 22:40. You may need to click the "download" button and save or open the MP3 file before you can play it.  Pay special attention to the encounter described starting at about minute 17:00.

After listening to both messages consider the following:

In Acts (e.g., Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch; Peter and Cornelius; Paul and the Philippian Jailer) and to this very day God orchestrates what have well been called "divine appointments." Write up an example of a divine appointment in your own life and turn it in for homework credit as directed in class. When did someone's path cross yours (or vice-versa) and you knew it had to be "of God." Describe the encounter, what happened, what was said, etc.
NTE103 Acts 17 Powerpoint Slide Show & Bonus HW Question
Must be viewed from a computer that has Powerpoint installed. Be sure to run/play the slide show from the beginning if you can rather than just scrolling through the slides yourself.
For Summer School HW credit just email me the answer to the bonus question near the end of the slide show (HINT: it is a single key info log term!)
NTE103 Sample Maps for "Map Quest" Project (map 1, map 2)
You may find other/better maps on the internet or you may find better maps in a Bible atlas in the reference area of the library.

 


 

NTE243 Resources

NTE243  Bibliography of good commentaries (click here). See also the list in the back of Fee & Stuart's How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth.
NTE243  Andy Stanley Audio Link to a powerful and life-changing message on John 11.
The message is Part 3 ("When God is Late") of a 3 Part Series titled "When God?" The link below takes you to the first message which may start playing automatically. Find and listen to the third message given on 10/23/2011 (click here).
Write up 1 page of personal reflections on this message for Homework Credit.
NTE243  A helpful selection from the famous testimony of Simon Greenleaf as to the historicity and reliability of the Gospels as eyewitness evidence. (click here) (PDF).
Summarize in 1 page what you take to be his main arguments for Homework Credit.
Simon Greenleaf [1793-1853] was one of the founders of Harvard Law School and the 19th century’s greatest living expert on what counted as valid evidence in a court of law. He began examining the NT in order to disprove its validity and show that it was all fabrication and mythology. He ended by becoming a believer and writing this book: a treatise that is well worth reading in its entirety.
NTE243  The inspiring personal testimony of Lee Strobel, well-known Christian author and apologist. He began as a journalist and hard core skeptic but came to faith in Christ after studying the evidence for the empty tomb and the resurrection. (click here).
Answer the following 2 questions for Homework Credit: (1) What are Strobel's four "E" points? Briefly define/describe them and their significance. (2) What is "the Criterion of Embarassment" and why is it so important for historicity?

 

 

 

NTE333 Resources

NTE333  Bibliography of good commentaries (click here). See also the list in the back of Fee & Stuart's How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth.
NTE333  Keller Audio Lecture on 1 Corinthians 12 and Spiritual Gifts
                Listen to the message by Keller and answer the questions on the related
                worksheet for homework credit as directed in class.
                Click link for message: 4-01_Spiritual_Gifts_and_Graces.mp3
                For worksheet (click here).
NTE333  Johnson Audio Lecture "Intro to 1 Corinthians"  (click here)
NTE333  Johnson Audio Lecture "Intro to 1-2 Thessalonians"  (click here)
NTE333  Johnson Audio Lecture "Intro to 2 Corinthians" (click here)
                For each audio lecture listen to the lecture and fill out the corresponding
                worksheet for homework credit as directed in class.

 

 

 

NTE463 Resources

NTE463  Bibliography of good commentaries (click here). See also the list in the back of Fee & Stuart's How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth.
NTE463  Presentation Rubric for grading oral presentations (click here)
Read the following article paying special attention to two things: (1) similarities to ancient Greco-Roman paganism; and (2) syncretism (which term you may need to look up!). Turn in several examples of each for homework credit as directed in class.
http://www.webster.edu/~corbetre/haiti/voodoo/overview.htm
NTE463  Johnson Prison Epistles Audio Links (click here) &
                Worksheet to turn in for HW (click here)
NTE463  Johnson Pastoral Epistles Audio Links (click here) &
                Worksheet to turn in for HW (click here)
NTE463  Carson Review Questions: Philippians (click here) (PDF)
NTE463  Torrance article on "Limited Atonement" (click here)
NTE463  Pastoral Commentary HW Questions (click here) (PDF)
NTE463  Doriani "Women in Ministry" Audio Link (click here)

 

 

 

NTE473 Resources

NTE473  Bibliography of good commentaries (click here). See also the list in the back of Fee & Stuart's How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth.
NTE473  Presentation Rubric for grading oral presentations (click here)

NTE473  Johnson Galatians Audio Links (click here)
                Please fill out the related worksheet for homework credit as directed in class.

NTE473  MLK "I Have a Dream" Speech (MP3 file of speech)
NTE473  Johnson Romans Audio Links (click here)
                Please fill out the related worksheet for homework credit as directed in class.
NTE473   Ravi Zacharias on the fate of those who have never heard the Gospel.
                 Please read carefully and complete the related homework as directed in class.
NTE473  "The Church and Israel" section in Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theology (pages 859-863)
NTE473  Luther Film/DVD as historical introduction to the Protestant Reformation. Print or access the worksheet (click here) & then view the film as directed. The film is at the circulation desk on reserve for this course:  DVD 284.1092 L973z L973 2004
NTE473  Chapell Romans 8 Audio Links (click here) (Worksheet)
                Please fill out the related worksheet for homework credit as directed in class.

NTE473  Arminius Romans 9 Selection (click here) (PDF)

NTE473  Doriani "Nike Christianity" Audio Link (click here)

NTE473  Doriani Romans 12:1-2 Audio Link (click here

                 Worksheet (click here
                Please listen to the two audio lectures & fill out the related worksheet for homework credit as directed in class.

 

 

Some further odds and ends for your information and edification.  

 

 

⇒     A list from Duvall & Hays of recommended OT and NT commentaries (PDF) for term papers. See also the appendix in Fee & Stuart's How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth.

     Martin Luther on “The Importance of the Biblical Languages”  (PDF) (a must read)

     KJV Info Page with helpful in formation on this classic translation

     A perceptive article excerpt by noted theologian J. B. Torrance on problems with “Limited Atonement” 

⇒     Free QuickMem Greek Vocabulary Flash Cards  available to download

⇒     A concise introduction to the Intelligent Design Movement (PDF)

⇒     Papers relating to the controversial topics of "Spiritual Warfare" and Christian "Deliverance Ministry" answering such questions as Can Christians have Demons? and Are there such things as territorial spirits? Etc. (The opinions expressed are solely those of the respective authors).

     Seasonal:  a helpful Christian Research Institute article on Halloween (PDF)

     Cautions and critiques regarding runaway bestseller "The Shack." (The opinions expressed are solely those of the respective authors).

     Cautions and critiques regarding Rob Bell's "Love Wins". (The opinions expressed are solely those of the respective authors).

 

 

 

 


Last updated:        1/31/2014