DMN-813 Minister as Biblical Interpreter

This course seeks to develop and deepen the minister’s knowledge and skills as a leader and interpreter of Holy Scripture in the church and in the early years of the 21st century. This goal is accomplished through developing the student’s recognition of the historical context of both written Scripture and that of the interpreter, the spiritual purposes of Scripture, how Scripture functions in the life of the Church, modern methods of biblical criticism, when to appropriately engage in these methods, the relationship between work done in study and the words in the pulpit, and how to appropriately respond to the doctrinal situation and educational level of the church being served.