4 Universities with Free Theology & World Religions Courses Online #biblical

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4 Universities with Free Theology World Religions Courses Online

See our list of universities offering free online theology and world religions courses. Learn about what courses are available, what topics they cover and whether you can use them to get college credit.

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Online Theology and World Religions Courses for Credit

Free courses in theology and world religion are typically offered through a university’s humanities, theology or anthropology department. These courses don’t result in college credit, and students are not graded. Students looking for a credit-bearing option might want to consider Study.com’s vast collection of online courses. This resource offers one of the most economical options for earning college credit. The Religion 101: Intro to World Religions course could prove useful to students who would like to survey the history and belief systems of the world’s major religions. Instruction is delivered via free lesson transcripts. Registered members can also access entertaining video lessons and self-assessment quizzes for a small fee. Some of the chapters in this course are listed below:

  • Bygone Religions – Explore primal religions, mystery cults, Greek myths and Roman religious practices as well as the definition and origins of religion.
  • World Religion: Islam – Study the origin and spread of Islam and identify the scientific accomplishments during the Islamic Golden Age. Instructors also discuss the five pillars of the Islamic faith.
  • World Religion: Judaism – Learn about Jewish belief systems and laws. The history of Jewish denominations, rituals and holidays is also discussed.
  • World Religion: Christianity – Find out what’s in the Gospels and survey the history of the early church, the Crusades and the Reformation.

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Free Online Non-Credited Theology and World Religions Courses

University of California – Irvine

  • Anthropology 135A: Religion Social Order focuses on the role of religion in society. Through a series of PowerPoint presentations, students examine how religion has impacted society through art, politics and popular culture. The program explores topics as diverse as the Salem witchcraft trials and UFO sightings in addition to how the Protestant faith affected America’s development as a country. No textbook is cited as a requirement, and links to related websites and articles are provided.

University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame’s free online theology courses look at the relationship between God and humankind from a Catholic viewpoint.

  • Jesus in Scripture and Tradition explores the book of Genesis, the Gospels and the works of early Christian writers to understand the relationship between the people of Israel, Jesus Christ, and the church.
  • Introduction to the Quran: The Scripture of Islam investigates the central Islamic text, its relationship to the bible, the historical context in which it was written, the various interpretations of the text, and its role in the practices and traditions of Muslims today.

Utah State University

  • Anthropology of Religion Students interested in exploring the concept of religion as a cultural phenomenon can access video lectures, lecture notes, quizzes, visual aids and a list of additional resources. The syllabus names a general textbook, which students can purchase online. Course materials cover the rituals, language, symbols and myths of religion, along with religion’s place in society, its organizational structure and adaptability in the face of change. Though credit isn’t offered for completion of USU OpenCourseWare classes, students may be able to earn credit for knowledge acquired through a departmental examination.

Yale University

Both of these Open Yale courses include video lectures and handouts which can be downloaded separately or together as a zip file. The course pages provide links to download course pages and video lectures.

  • Introduction to the New Testament History and Literature looks at the scripture both as a chronicle of ancient Israel and as a foundation for Western ideas.
  • Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) gives students the chance to examine these books as literature and historical records.

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01/10/2017

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Expository Counseling Training Center #expository, #counseling, #center, #nouthetic, #nanc, #certified, #houston,

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Expository Counseling Training Center

Expository Counseling Training Center is the training portion of the Expository Counseling Center. ECTC (Expository Counseling Training Center) seeks to provide online and onsite based training for Biblical Counseling. ECTC provides 5 basic biblical counseling training courses that are developed by Dr. Nicolas Ellen. Each l evel of teaching is 14 weeks in length. There are also outside class readings, Scripture memorization, make-the-connection assignments, and case studies. Tuition is $350 per Level. The 5 basic biblical counseling training courses developed by Dr. Ellen have been recognized by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and are used by an ACBC Training center (The College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas) as part of their process to move individuals into ACBC certification.

Since the Expository Counseling Center respects and appreciates The Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (also known as ACBC), the ECC provides a 6 week training to prepare individuals to take the ACBC exams (which must be passed in order for one to move into ACBC certification), and 12 hours of counseling observations for individuals pursuing ACBC certification (10 hours is required in order for one to move into ACBC certification). Since Dr. Nicolas Ellen is a Fellow with ACBC, The Expository Counseling Center offers counseling supervision via Dr. Ellen for those entering phase 3 of the ACBC certification process. Tuition for the ACBC Exam Prep is $150 and $500 for phase 3 ACBC supervision. (Go to http://www.biblicalcounseling.com/ to find out more about their process for biblical counseling certification).

The Expository Counseling Center also respects and appreciates The International Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. So much so that the ECC is a certified training center with the International Association of Biblical Counselors (Go to www.iabc.net to find out more about their process for biblical counseling certification). The Expository Counseling Center has been sanctioned by the IABC to lead individuals into complete biblical counseling certification with their organization via The Expository Counseling Training Center. The ECTC will provide the biblical counseling training via the 5 basic biblical counseling courses developed by Dr. Nicolas Ellen and provide the theology and counseling exams which are produced by the IABC. ECTC will also grade the exams, and provide the 50 hours of supervision via Dr. Nicolas Ellen, in order to certify individuals as IABC Biblical Counselors. Tuition for IABC Exam Prep is $150 and $350 for IABC counseling supervision.

You will be able to purchase most of your course material through the ECC online bookstore.

In this level, students will learn the connection between systematic theology and biblical counseling. Students will evaluate the doctrine of God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Man, Sin, Salvation, Sanctification, various others doctrines and learn how genuine biblical counseling comes out of these doctrines. Students will also learn the history of the biblical counseling movement in the United States.

(14 Weeks) Tuition is $350

In this level, students will learn the basic principles of Biblical Counseling and be able to distinguish it from secular counseling and counseling that integrates psychology and the Bible. Students will learn how the Bible has it s own framework by which we can address any and all non-organic problems from the Scriptures. This includes those issues that the world would describe as psychological or mental disorders. Students will learn how to analyze issues from a biblical framework, categorize issues through a biblical framework, and provide biblical solutions through a biblical framework.

(14 Weeks) Tuition is $350

In this level, students will explore issues such as the fear of man, idolatrous lust, depression, divorce, separation, abuse, remarriage, death, trials, suffering, psychotropic drugs, biblical view of self esteem, dealing with the past and many other issues and learn to deal with them from a biblical perspective.

Level Four:Marriage and Family Basic Training Course

(14 Weeks) Tuition is $350

In this level, students will learn the foundations for marriage and family as God designed. Students will explore God’s design for marriage as well explore some basic parenting skills.

Level Five: The Dynamics of Biblical Counseling

(14 Weeks) Tuition is $350

In this level, students will learn the mechanics of biblical counseling. Students will observe 12 hours of biblical counseling as well as do some case studies. Students also will learn concepts of biblical analysis, categories of biblical change, phases and stages of biblical change, and categories of homework for counselees. Moreover, students will learn policies and procedures for governing a counseling ministry, how to use a personal data inventory form, how to use a consent to counsel form, how to organize and structure a counseling session as well as how to fill out a case report form after a session.

(6 Weeks) Tuition is $150

Students will go through each question on the ACBC Exam and learn how to answer those questions. Students will learn which resources are available to answer each question. Students will learn how to cite their sources for the answers they find from those sources provided by the training.

(6 Weeks) Tuition is $150

Students will go through each question on the IABC Exam and learn how to answer those questions. Students will learn which resources are available to answer each question. Students will also learn how to cite their sources for the answers they find from those sources provided by the training.

Students will spend 2-3 hours in class listening to a lecture and participating in small group interactions pertaining to the course. During this class time students will be able to ask questions and discuss matters pertaining to the course.

Outside Class Reading

The students will be required to read John, Hebrews, Romans, James, 1 John, 1 Peter, Ephesians, Proverbs, 2 Peter, and Galatians. Students will also be required to read The Heart of Man and The Mental Disorders. Deceptive Diagnosis. Understanding and Developing a Biblical View of Life. Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand. So You Want to Get Married (for singles), Happy Even After (for married couples), Shepherding a Child’s Heart. With All Your Heart. Coming to Know and Walk with God. How People Change. Pursuing Godliness through the Disciplines of the Christian Faith. Every Christian a Counselor. Peacemaker. The Biblical Counseling Movement. Theology of Christian Counseling. Counseling by The Book (Revised and Expanded Edition). Why Christians Can’t Trust Psychology and A Theology of Biblical Counseling:The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry (Heath Lambert).

Students will memorize 16 Scripture verses to enhance their counseling.

Make-the-Connections and Case Studies

In order to teach students how to analyze problems through a biblical framework and to categorize problems through a biblical framework, students will be given 50 make-the-connection assignments over the course of study. These assignments will challenge the student’s skill in connecting various characteristics to a biblical framework. Students will be assigned 30 counseling cases over the entire training period to teach them how to analyze, categorize and solve problems from a biblical framework perspective.

50 hours of counseling supervision via Dr. Nicolas Ellen, will be provided for IABC students and for students in Phase 3 of ACBC certification. This will entail filling out case report forms and counseling logs, tape recording five of one’s counseling sessions to be listened to by Dr. Ellen for evaluation of one’s skill, discussing the dynamics of various counseling cases, and developing in biblical counseling methods through the 50 hours of supervision.

Attached below is a syllabus that lays out the details of each course.

Most of the curriculum for each level can be purchased online through our bookstore. The syllabus for the course will let you know what books you need for each level and when you need them. (Review the syllabus for more details.)

Special Offer To Churches

For a limited time, we have a special offer to churches who are interested in this program. Please contact us for more information.





25/08/2017

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Vintage Bible College – Seminary of Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point,

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Thank you for your interest in Vintage Bible College. VBC is a non-denominational school of ministry located in Winston-Salem, NC. We offer on-campus, distance learning, and online programs of study. We are committed to providing affordable quality education with excellence.

There has never been a better opportunity for you to take advantage of previous education and experience and allow it to work for you in the form of an earned degree. You should request a Free Academic Evaluation to determine your eligibility for an accelerated program of study.





07/08/2017

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Home – Biblical Israel Tours #bing #travel #flights

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Welcome to Biblical Israel Tours  

Biblical Tours with a Personal Pastoral Touch.   Life-changing Israel tours led by Dr. John DeLancey, pastor, teacher, and author of the book, Devotional Treasures from the Holy Land.

Thank you for visiting the web site. If you are searching for a  Christian, evangelical, rock-solid Bible-believing, in-depth, pastor/teacher led, personal, and life-changing tour to Israel, I feel humbled and honored that you found the ministry of Biblical Israel Tours.  (UPDATE.  The October-November 2015 Study Tour of Israel was the most recent tour.  We had a wonderful life-transforming time, with absolutely no safety issues.  You can follow the day-to-day experiences of this current trip HERE .)

If you are new to Biblical Israel Tours s tart HERE  to learn more about this Israel-related Christian ministry.

If you want to begin exploring all the upcoming Israel Tours start HERE  for a summary of all  scheduled in-depth trips that I am leading.

If you would like to schedule your own Physical Settings   seminar or lecture(s) for your church or classroom, start HERE to learn more. 

If you would like hear the latest about safety in Israel, go HERE for personal testimonies.

We could not have chosen a better tour.  It was an amazing and wonderful spiritual journey (Tom Marsha, NC)

As a former one-year archaeology and historical geography student in Jerusalem, and leader of 42 Israel Holyland tours and 5 Greece Turkey trips, I m excited to offer numerous in-depth upcoming trips to Israel and Greece in 2016 and 2017!

If you are interested in receiving a free tour packet, please submit your contact information (on the left column of each page) (or simply email me HERE   ) Please indicate the Israel trip that most interests you and provide your complete mailing address.





21/04/2017

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