GRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT
ACADEMIC DEGREES & COURSEWORK
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS & COMMENTS
Professor of History and Christian Studies
HI 530: Baptist History
PhD (History), University of Texas;
Dissertation: Truth is Unkillable: The Life and Writings of Balthasar Hubmaier, Theologian to the Anabaptist
MDiv, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; including courses in Church History and Baptist History
H2142 – Baptist History
T3037 – History of Baptist Theology
Vast Ministry Experience
Highly Noted Author, Book/Article Publications include:
The Sacred Trust: Biographical Sketches of the Southern Baptist Convention Presidents
The Sacred Desk: Presidential Addresses of the Southern Baptist Convention Presidents
“Ecclesiology in the Free Churches of the Reformation,” in Gerald Cowen, Who Rules the Church? Examine Congregational Leadership and Church Government
“The Lord’s Supper: Its Participants and Relationship to Church Discipline,” in Thomas White, Jason Duesing, and Malcolm Yarnell III, eds., Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary:
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Visiting Professor, Five Universities and Seminaries
Assistant Professor of Business
CS 551: Ministry Administration and Leadership
EdD (Leadership), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dissertation: An Analysis of Five Functions of Mentoring as Perceived as Ministry Professionals and Southern Baptist College Seniors
Leadership – 64 hours
MA (Christian Education), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Church Administration – 26 hours
Qualifications for CS 551 Ministry Administration and Leadership Student Learning Outcomes 
20+ years Ministry Administration/Education Experience
Assistant Professor of History and Christian Studies
Chair, Division of World Missions and Christian Studies
PhD (Church History and Historical Theology with Missions minor), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Dissertation: The Shaping of the Two Earliest Anabaptist Catechisms
MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Church/Baptist History – 20 hours + dissertation
Several published writings in discipline
Pastoral and Mission Experience
8+ years teaching Christian Studies at College or Master’s level
Robert A. Baker Award in Church History (2004)
Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences
PY 601: Biblical Counseling
EdD (Human Development and Psychology), Harvard University
EdM (Risk and Prevention), Harvard University
Qualifications for PY 601 Biblical Counseling Student Learning Outcomes 
Numerous presentations and publications
Academic Experience (Teaching and Research)
Associate Professor of Missions and Christian Studies
CS 699: Local Church Internship
MI 501: Evangelism, Discipleship, and Church Planting
PhD (Missions with Evangelism minor), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Missions/Evangelism – 20 hours
Missions/Evangelism – 32 hours
Bible/Theology – 51 hours
Professor of Biblical Languages
PH 501: Logic and Critical Thinking
PhD (New Testament), The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
MA (Philosophy), University of Missouri
MAR (Theology), Westminster Theology Seminary
Biblical Studies – 77 hours
Greek – 18 hours
Philosophy – 27 hours
Theology – 39 hours
3 years pastoral experience
Several published writings
10+ years teaching Christian Studies at College or Master’s level
The Truett-McConnell Master of Arts in Theology will prepare you for vocational ministry in the local church. This degree provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in the areas of classical theological studies and applied ministry. You receive training in classical theological studies, such as biblical exegesis, systematic theology, Baptist history, and apologetics. You also receive training in applied ministry courses, such as a local church internship, preaching lab, and cross-cultural ministries practicum.
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CS 501: Hermeneutics – introduces the grammatical-historical method of interpretation with a focus on author-centered interpretation. Attention will be given to practical methodology as well as examinations of genre, figures of speech, historical backgrounds, word studies, grammar and syntax, and resources for Bible study.
CS 530/HI 530: Baptist History – Baptist history to the present. Development of basic doctrine and polity will be discussed, as well as historically important Baptist men and women.
CS 532: Christian Theology I – a systematic study of the biblical doctrines of Revelation, God, and Man.
CS 533: Christian Theology II – a systematic study of the biblical doctrines of Christ, Salvation, the Holy Spirit, the Church, and Last Things.
CS 534: Doctrine of Revelation – a systematic study of the doctrine of revelation, focusing on the inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture.
CS 535: Ecclesiology – addresses the theology of the Free Church tradition, especially its relationship to the state, congregational polity, revivalism, and public invitations.
CS 551: Ministry Administration & Leadership – surveys the principles of effective business administration in ministry, the elements of a business meeting, Roberts Rules of Order, tax and legal issues, leadership principles, and conflict resolution.
CS 626: Ethics in Ministry – gives attention to decision-making in regard to current moral issues including those regarding the family, sexuality, pornography, the consumption of alcohol, and obscenity.
CS 632: Contemporary Apologetics – addresses defending Christian doctrines, especially concerning the problem of evil and suffering and various cults.
CS 640: Sermon Preparation – explores the construction of a biblical sermon.
CS 641: Preaching Lab – explores the theory and practice of delivering biblical sermons, including a preaching experience with peer critique. Prerequisite: Sermon Preparation.
CS 699: Local Church Internship – provides students with ministry experience under the guidance of a qualified supervisor in a local church and assistance in developing their philosophy of ministry.
GK 501: Foundations of Biblical Greek – an introduction to the fundamentals of New Testament Greek. The course emphasizes vocalization, vocabulary building, recognition of grammatical forms, and morphology of Greek words, basic syntax, basic translation strategies, and use of language software.
GK 601: New Testament Exposition in Greek – a critical and expositional study of New Testament texts in Greek emphasizing the proper use of biblical language tools and software. Prerequisite: Foundations of Biblical Greek.
HB 501: Foundations of Biblical Hebrew – an introduction to the fundamentals of Old Testament Hebrew. The course emphasizes vocalization, vocabulary building, recognition of grammatical forms, and morphology of Hebrew words, basic syntax, basic translation strategies, and use of language software.
HB 601: Old Testament Exposition in Hebrew – a critical and expositional study of Old Testament texts in Hebrew emphasizing the proper use of biblical language tools and software. Prerequisite: Foundations of Biblical Hebrew.
MI 501: Evangelism, Discipleship & Church Planting – outlines the foundational Biblical patterns and models for expanding the kingdom of God through the local church. Specific attention is given to the New Testament teachings and practices related to evangelism, discipleship and church planting with a view to application in the student's current local church experience.
MI 601: Cross-Cultural Ministries Practicum – provides the student guidance with developing and/or participating in a selected ministry in a cross-cultural context either locally, nationally or internationally. Oversight will be provided in order to increase the student's skills and understandings essential for fruitful cross cultural ministry.
PH 501: Logic and Critical Thinking – introduces principles of correct reasoning and their application to research and writing. The course emphasizes theories of meaning, language, critical thinking, reading skills, common causes of confusion and error in thought and argument, methods of analyzing and evaluating arguments objectively, and methods of constructing sound arguments based on relevant evidence.
PY 601: Biblical Counseling – outlines the various types of therapies used in biblical counseling and the theoretical frameworks guiding these therapies. Additionally, students will explore current debates about the validity and the use of these therapies.
The Master of Arts in Theology at Truett-McConnell College equips students to fulfill the Great Commission by fostering a Christian worldview through a biblically –centered education by offering the finest traditions of liberal arts with the growing demand for Christian professionals. With a Masters of Arts in Theology, students will be able to discover and apply the meaning of any biblical text using appropriate language tools, understand and communicate biblical-theological content, and provide biblical counsel, administration, and leadership within and outside the local church.
The Master of Arts in Theology degree provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in the areas of classical theological studies and applied ministry. Students will receive training in classical theological studies, such as: biblical exegesis and systematic theology, Baptist history, and apologetics. Students will also receive training in applied ministry courses such as: local church internship, preaching lab, and cross-cultural ministries practicum.