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Theology and Biblical Studies

Theology and Biblical Studies
Next Start Date
  • OnlineFebruary 02, 2021

Overview

A Journey that Transforms

The Master of Arts in theology and biblical studies takes students on a path to meaningfully understand and live out what it means to be a follower of Christ in the 21st century. 

Trevecca’s graduate program in theology and biblical studies offers students an exploration of foundational, timeless and transformative truths in a contemporary context. While guiding students through up-to-date research and commentary, the program also challenges them to apply emerging methods of theological and biblical study to some of the most critical issues of our time, including:

  • Human relationships
  • How theology can inform our engagement with a quickly-diversifying culture
  • The ever-increasing capacities for technology to reshape how we think and use our imaginations 
  • How our beliefs should cause us to approach topics such as gender, economics, race, and creation care
  • The question of what it means to live faithfully in community with other Christians and how theology should impact all parts of life, from our smallest daily interactions to service in ministry

As part of the program, students will also spend significant time studying what it means to live out theological truths as they relate to race, culture, hospitality and a sense of place.

Coursework is designed to be impactful on multiple levels. The aim is for students to experience much more than just gaining head knowledge, but instead to draw together their context, academic content and their experience of formation to ask, ‘How does this shape who I am, and the way I engage the world?’

To this end, spiritual formation exercises are woven into every course. Classical practices such as reading Scripture, daily prayer and the practices of silence and simplicity are used throughout the program. Students are encouraged to bring their whole selves and come away transformed.

Although the program is 100 percent online, students have the option of attending conferences, spiritual formation retreats and summer intensives. This offers both the opportunity to experience face-to-face interaction and finish the program more quickly (in as few as 18 months instead of 24 months.) 

Some summer intensive classes are held on our Nashville campus, while others include domestic and international trips. For example, in the summer of 2021, a course is being planned that will offer students the opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom to study the life, ministry and theology of John Wesley.

This degree provides an excellent enrichment opportunity for those who are currently serving in ministry, as well as offering preparation for individuals who desire to become pastors, chaplains, educators, nonprofit directors or take on any role in full-time or part-time ministry. It’s also a wonderful option for lay people who seek to gain a foundation in biblical and theological studies, or for anyone personally interested in learning more about Scripture.

Overview

A Journey that Transforms

The Master of Arts in theology and biblical studies takes students on a path to meaningfully understand and live out what it means to be a follower of Christ in the 21st century. 

Trevecca’s graduate program in theology and biblical studies offers students an exploration of foundational, timeless and transformative truths in a contemporary context. While guiding students through up-to-date research and commentary, the program also challenges them to apply emerging methods of theological and biblical study to some of the most critical issues of our time, including:

  • Human relationships
  • How theology can inform our engagement with a quickly-diversifying culture
  • The ever-increasing capacities for technology to reshape how we think and use our imaginations 
  • How our beliefs should cause us to approach topics such as gender, economics, race, and creation care
  • The question of what it means to live faithfully in community with other Christians and how theology should impact all parts of life, from our smallest daily interactions to service in ministry

As part of the program, students will also spend significant time studying what it means to live out theological truths as they relate to race, culture, hospitality and a sense of place.

Coursework is designed to be impactful on multiple levels. The aim is for students to experience much more than just gaining head knowledge, but instead to draw together their context, academic content and their experience of formation to ask, ‘How does this shape who I am, and the way I engage the world?’

To this end, spiritual formation exercises are woven into every course. Classical practices such as reading Scripture, daily prayer and the practices of silence and simplicity are used throughout the program. Students are encouraged to bring their whole selves and come away transformed.

Although the program is 100 percent online, students have the option of attending conferences, spiritual formation retreats and summer intensives. This offers both the opportunity to experience face-to-face interaction and finish the program more quickly (in as few as 18 months instead of 24 months.) 

Some summer intensive classes are held on our Nashville campus, while others include domestic and international trips. For example, in the summer of 2021, a course is being planned that will offer students the opportunity to travel to the United Kingdom to study the life, ministry and theology of John Wesley.

This degree provides an excellent enrichment opportunity for those who are currently serving in ministry, as well as offering preparation for individuals who desire to become pastors, chaplains, educators, nonprofit directors or take on any role in full-time or part-time ministry. It’s also a wonderful option for lay people who seek to gain a foundation in biblical and theological studies, or for anyone personally interested in learning more about Scripture.