Biblical Studies Department
A program designed to teach the study not only of Bible content, but also how to study the Bible seriously and in depth. It culminates with a major paper where the student explains what a given passage of Scripture means and presents the explanation before his or her classmates. The program is extensive enough that the student has a good feel for the entire Bible, but of a size that it can be used as a second major with many other programs.
This program is designed to allow the student to complete a missions minor in one semester in an overseas context. Currently we work with An Tobar Nua in Galway Ireland which is a ministry outreach to Irish teens. The student does a practicum in the An Tobar Nua coffee shop, and studies Irish culture and history, as well as missions courses.
This program provides an opportunity for students to study both Greek and Hebrew. There are two tracks, one emphasizing Greek, and the other emphasizing Hebrew. The program culminates with a final course that focuses on the use of the Old Testament (Hebrew) in the New Testament (Greek).
This program provides a student the opportunity for more intensive study of the Bible and provides a balance between Old Testament and New Testament. It is especially relevant for students who want more Bible study but do not have room for a major.
This is a more traditional missions program with most of the study actually done on campus through a series of courses spread throughout the student’s time at Taylor. It does require cross cultural experience in addition to the classroom study.