Available courses

There are many denominations, divisions and theological disputes in the modern church, but despite these types of disunity, there is a common core of belief that all faithful Christians have affirmed throughout history. For almost two millennia, this core of belief has been summarized in the Apostles' Creed. This course explains the history and use of the Apostles' Creed, as well as the details and significance of each of its articles of faith. It is based on the lecture series, The Apostles' Creed, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Van Gayton with contributions from a variety of professors.

This course is based on the Third Millennium DVD series by Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr. It gives a brief survey of the Old Testament, examining the themes of “Kingdom, Covenants and Canon.” We will see that the Old Testament is not a random amalgam of episodes, genealogies and prophetic tidbits. Instead, it is unified around the central theme of the kingdom of God, which was administered through covenants and applied to life through the Old Testament Canon.

Have you ever wondered why the New Testament gives so much attention to the kingdom of God? Or how this central theme relates to the new covenant in Christ? This course explores these two fundamental features of the New Testament by examining where they originated and what they mean for us today.This course is based on the video series of Third Millennium Ministries, with a variety of instructors.

The Book of Acts tells us of an exciting period of the expansion of the Church. But do the amazing experiences of that time necessarily set a pattern for us today? This course will help you answer some difficult questions about the work of the Holy Spirit and the ministry of the Church. It explains the background, structure, and content of the Book of Acts, including a study of the major themes and guidelines for applying the lessons of Acts today. This course is based on the video series by Dr. Hans F. Bayer, produced by Third Millennium Ministries.

Does theology sometimes seem complicated, dry and abstract to you? It shouldn't be that way, if it is done properly. This course will help you learn to build your theology on the certain foundation of the Scriptures, but also with pathos and practical application. As an introduction to theology, this course teaches the purpose and importance of doing theology, the different sources of revelation, the meaning of inspiration, the proper interpretation of Scripture, and the key distinctive emphases of reformed theology. It is based on the video lessons of Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

Many of us have read systematic theology, but we seldom consider the process behind its development. This course analyzes the steps of building systematic theology, especially the formation of technical terms, theological propositions, and doctrinal statements. It examines the legitimacy of systematic theology, the place of human logic in the process, and the dangers and benefits of this tool. It is based on the video lessons of Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

While it is often overlooked, Biblical Theology can greatly enrich our study of the Scriptures. It focuses on the historical development of theology as it progresses throughout Scripture, analyzing the acts of God as they are recorded in different periods of time. This course explains the meaning of Biblical Theology, examines the way it is developed, defends its legitimacy, and gives examples from both the Old Testament and from the New Testament of how it can be beneficial. It is based on the video lessons of Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr.

This is reading material for PTC classes.

This course briefly surveys what theologians call theology proper, or the doctrine of God. It deals with questions such as: Who is God? What are his attributes? What is His eternal plan? What are His works in history? At the most fundamental level, the Scriptures were given to us to teach us about who God is and what he has done for us. In fact, knowing God is essential for us to understand ourselves and our world. It is taught by multiple instructors.

This course gives an introductory perspective for the study of the prophets of the Old Testament. It dispels common misunderstandings about the prophets, provides guidelines for interpreting prophecy, and gives the student confidence to begin studying prophetic literature. The course is based on the Third Millennium DVD series by Dr. Richard Pratt, "He Gave Us Prophets."

Jesus Christ is the most important human being that has ever lived. He is God in the flesh, the center of all history, and the only hope for the salvation of humanity and creation. This course clarifies the biblical teachings about His person and His redemptive work. It is based on the videos produced by Third Millennium Ministries, with a variety of professors.

Have you ever wondered why the New Testament gives so much attention to the kingdom of God? Or how this central theme relates to the new covenant in Christ? This course explores these two fundamental features of the New Testament by examining where they originated and what they mean for us today.This course is based on the video series of Third Millennium Ministries, with a variety of instructors.

This course explains the background, purpose, structure and content of the book of Hebrews, one of the most challenging books in the New Testament. Many of its topics and themes are difficult to understand, but it helps when we recognize that the original audience was facing persecution and that they were tempted to turn away from Christ. That’s why the author of Hebrews placed his emphasis on standing strong in the faith, and it’s why this book is one of the most valuable and encouraging to Christians in every age. This Third Millennium course is taught by multiple instructors.

This course gives fundamental guidelines for interpreting the Bible. Christians sometimes disagree over the meaning of particular verses or passages, and one reason for these disagreements is that there are different approaches to Bible interpretation. How do we know which approach is the most responsible? This course will help answer that question. The lessons are taught by multiple instructors.

The four gospels are key books of the Bible, since they narrate the life, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Each gospel has a unique perspective and a unique purpose. This course explains the background, the structure, the main contents, and the major themes of each gospel. It is based on the videos produced by Third Millennium Ministries.

The Book of Revelation can be both exciting and confusing. It's exciting because it records dramatic visions about the role of Jesus and the church in the history of the world. But it's also confusing because its imagery is so foreign to modern readers. Even so, the overall message is clear: King Jesus is returning in victory. This course introduces viewers to the background and primary message of the Book of Revelation, and it summarizes the structure, content, original meaning and modern application of the Book of Revelation.

This course provides a biblical orientation to Christian ethics. Many believers today have lost their moral footing. Moreover, believers who want to live ethically are frequently confused by the complexities of ethical decisions. Even so, with proper study of the Bible’s system of ethics, Christians can learn how to evaluate problems in ways that lead to biblical solutions. It is based on the DVD lessons of Dr. John M. Frame, produced by Third Millennium Ministries.

This course explores the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy, examining why they were written, what they meant to their original audience, and how we should respond to them today. The course is based on the Third Millennium videos with a variety of professors.

NOTE: This course includes the same lessons from the course "The Primeval History" and from the course "Father Abraham," as well as new lessons on the rest of the Pentateuch. If you have already studied "The Primeval History" and/or "Father Abraham," you may wish to study only the new lessons that you have not studied. If so, you should ask for your grades from the other courses to be applied to this course. (See the Syllabus for further explanation.)

This course is an introduction to the doctrine of man. In every culture throughout history, people have asked questions such as, "Who are we?" and "Why are we here?" The Bible tells us that we are God's images, created to rule over creation on his behalf and to turn the world into his earthly kingdom. Sin has damaged us and complicated our work, but by God's grace in Christ, we can be restored and our work can be completed. The course is taught by a variety of instructors.

The topic of eschatology, or the end times, has fascinated people for centuries, but what does the Bible say about this extraordinary subject? What future has God planned for his creation and his people? In this series, we examine what the Scriptures teach about the last days, including a variety of challenging topics, such as the afterlife, the general resurrection, and the consummation of Christ's messianic kingdom in the new heavens and new earth. This course is based on the lecture series, Your Kingdom Come: The Doctrine of Eschatology, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Matt Friedeman with contributions from a variety of professors.

Practically speaking, the Holy Spirit is the person of the Trinity who is most involved in our daily lives, but many Christians know far more about the Father and the Son than they do about the Spirit. In this series we'll discover how the doctrine of the Holy Spirit developed historically, and we'll explore the Spirit's dynamic work in the world, in the church, and in believers. This course is based on the lecture series, We Believe in the Holy Spirit, produced by Third Millennium Ministries and hosted by Dr. Ramesh Richard with contributions from a variety of professors.

We often struggle with individualism and legalism, as well as confusion regarding Christ's second coming. This course will help you deal with these issues as you explore the central message of Paul and review the teachings of Galatians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, and 1 and 2 Corinthians. You will gain a better understanding of the kingdom of God, and rejoice in Jesus and the amazing plans He has for His people and His world. The course is based on the video lessons of Dr. Reggie M. Kidd produced by Third Millennium Ministries.

This course offers an analysis of the epistles that Paul wrote from prison (Colossians, Ephesians, Philemon, and Philippians). As Christians we face many challenges to our faith. False teachings and worldviews assault our loyalty to Christ. Suffering tempts us to think that God is not in control, or that he does have our best interests at heart. And our relationships with other believers are often strained to the point that we doubt the value of the church. Paul responded to these types of difficulties in his letters from prison. This course is a study of these epistles, based on the video lessons of Dr. Reggie M. Kidd produced by Third Millennium Ministries.