Theology

Bachelor of Arts

This program is designed to guide students into the rich and complex heritage of Christian belief and practice.

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This program is designed to guide students into the rich and complex heritage of Christian belief and practice. By more deeply understanding the intricacies of the Christian tradition, students will be better able to interpret it within contemporary culture and to appreciate the complex traditions of others. An important component of this involves the careful use of the Christian Scriptures, and so all BA Theology students gain competency in the study of a biblical language. Students also gain skills to think and write clearly as they analyze sophisticated theological ideas. Since a high priority in the program is placed on robust dialogue and discussion, students learn important relational and communication skills.

Finally, since theological ideas shape living and character, students are pushed to become competent and effective leaders in whatever context they find themselves. This program offers broad preparation for a variety of careers. The BA Theology also offers an excellent foundation for graduate studies in fields such as theology, religious studies, and pastoral ministry.

Requirements

The BA Theology requires 39 credit hours of theology, 12 credit hours of cognate language requirements, and six credit hours of cognate biblical studies requirements beyond the core requirements. Like most Briercrest programs, the BA Theology requires 39 credit hours of 300+ course work within the context of a 126 credit hour degree.

Students will complete the four-year BA degree Core Curriculum, as well as 6 semesters of Service and Experiential Learning. As part of their graduation requirements, all four-year BA students will also complete the Senior Portfolio (PRT 400).

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Degree Requirements

(126 credit hours: minimum 39 at 300+ level)

BA Core Curriculum

(66 credit hours)

Required Courses

(15 credit hours)

Course Credit Hours
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology 3
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology 3
THEO 203 History of Christian Theology I 3
THEO 204 History of Christian Theology II 3
RLST 410 Methods in the Study of Religion 3

Electives

(24 credit hours)

  • Choose eight courses from the following:
Any THEO course  
GRK 301 Greek Exegesis I 3
GRK 400 Greek Exegesis II 3
GRK 401 Advanced Greek Exegesis 3
HEB 300 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis I 3
HEB 301 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis II 3

Cognate Language Requirements

(12 credit hours)

  • 6 credit hours of a single biblical language (Greek or Hebrew)
  • 6 credit hours of upper level Greek or Hebrew OR of a second biblical language OR a modern foreign language

Biblical Studies Requirements

  • A Biblical Studies requirement of 6 credit hours beyond the Briercrest College Core selected from the following:
    BLST 304, 305, 306, 309, 310, 324, 325, 331, 367, 371, , 378, 381, 385, 415, 423, 425, 434, 435, 454, 461; GRK 301, 400, 401; HEB 300, 400

Electives

(9-21 credit hours)

Free Electives 9-21
PRT 400 Senior Portfolio non-credit
SL 1-6 Service and Experiential Learning non-credit

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Kevin Daugherty

kdaugherty@briercrest.ca
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Kevin was raised in a Christian home and, at the age of eight, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and Lord and was baptized at Rosemont Park Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Much later, he became a Bible major at Hardin-Simmons University, where he surrendered his life to full-time vocational service. He returned to Fort Worth to attend seminary and married Myra, who had felt called into missions since she was fourteen years old.

He then pastored a small congregation in Arkansas while he finished his PhD. Afterward, he and Myra began to look for a place on the mission field where God could use them. They ended up at the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS).

He and Myra taught at PBTS from June 2001 to March 2006. Although his primary teaching responsibilities were in the areas of theology and church history, he also taught philosophy of religion, New Testament, Greek, ethics, and preaching. They also enjoyed mentoring the students in discipleship contexts in their home and local churches. Myra hosted a students' wives Bible study on Monday nights and Kevin was active in the college and discipleship ministries of their church.

While they were serving as the Missionaries-in-Residence at Oklahoma Baptist University, God called them to Briercrest College and Seminary, and they are very excited to be serving him here.

Kevin, along with David Miller, led a Briercrest study tour in the summer of 2013, "Following Paul in Turkey and Greece."