John Leland Baptist College 

1300 Mt. Vernon Dr.  Georgetown, KY 40325

Phone: 502.316.8154 

Email: admin@johnlelandbaptistcollege.org 

 

 

 

 

COURSE LISTINGS AUTUMN 2017

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR ALL CLASSES IS SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 

 To register simply contact the school via email.

 

 Important Announcement

 Please be advised that beginning in January 2018 the college will change over to the Semester Hour Credit System. We have been operating under the Quarter Hour Credit System. What this means is that instead of three academic terms a year of 10 weeks each, there will be two academic terms of 15 weeks each. A three semester hour class is the equivalent of a four and a half quarter hour class; work load and tuition are adjusted to reflect the increase of credit hours; but proportionately speaking, nothing changes except the length of the academic term. If there are any questions, please contact the college.

CALENDAR:

Classes Begin: September 26th. 

Classes End: December 5th.

Final Exam Week: December 11-15th. 

Please Note: We are now offering a few classes at the doctoral level. To take a course at the doctoral level one must have an M.A. in Biblical Studies or an M.Div. For more information, please contact the college.

 ON-CAMPUS: BROMLEY, KY 

OT 450 Difficult Passages in the Old Testament. (Undergraduate) (3 Credit Hours)  

OT 650 Difficult Passages in the Old Testament. (Graduate) (3 Credit Hours)  

OT 850 Difficult Passages in the Old Testament. (Doctoral) (3 Credit Hours)

Place: Pleasant View Baptist Church, Bromley, KY 

Time: Tuesday @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Date: First class meets September 26th.  

Instructor: David Pitman, Th.D.  

Registration Deadline: September 19th. To register simply contact the school via email.   

Course Description: This course is designed to investigate selected passages of the Old Testament that have been historically problematic or controversial.

 

ON-CAMPUS: GEORGETOWN, KY 

MIN 336 Marriage and the Family. (Undergraduate Students) (3 Credit Hours)  

MIN 536 Marriage and the Family. (Graduate Students) (3 Credit Hours)  

Instructor: Bro. Donnie Burford, B.A., M.A.   

Place: Grace Baptist Church, Georgetown, KY. 

Time: Tuesday @ 6:30 PM – 9:00PM. 

Date: First class meets September 26th.   

Registration Deadline: September 19th. To register simply contact the school via email.  

Course Description: This is open to all students. It essentially covers all aspects of the Biblical teaching on marriage and the family.

 

 

ON-LINE CLASSES 

Must have Windows 2010 or newer operating system in order to take classes On-Line.

 

 HISTORY 

HIS 420 Baptist History. (Undergraduate Students) (4.5 Credit Hours) 

HIS 620 Baptist History. (Graduate Students) (4.5 Credit Hours) 

Instructor: Bro. James Duvall, M.A.    

On-Line: Must have Windows 2010 or newer operating system. 

Registration Deadline: September 19th. To register simply contact the school via email.  

Please Note: This is a required course for virtually all programs and degrees at Leland.  

Course Description: This is a study of the origin and growth of the Baptists from the time of Christ to the present. The textbook is Contending for the Faith: An Updated History of the Baptist, by Robert Ashcraft.

 

TUTORIALS 

OVERVIEW: Tutorials make up one of the unique aspects of our curriculum; we know of no other school that offers these. We believe that the pen is mightier than the sword; and therefore, one of chief goals of John Leland Baptist College is train our students to write and to write well! Tutorials are entirely “research and writing” classes done under various writing formats; as the title suggests, these are classes done under the supervision of a tutor. These courses are taken at the 400 level (undergraduate) and at the 600 level (graduate) which signifies that the work is to be done at the highest level of academic scholarship. The classes cover a wide range of interesting and important subjects all relating to the Bible and Christianity. The tutor helps the student acquire the necessary research materials and gives any needed assistance to guide the student in his or her research and writing. As the work progresses, the tutor will then read the drafts, make corrections and suggestions, return it to the students for any correction or revision, and finally grade the work on content and format. All five of the tutorial courses below are required for programs in Biblical Studies.  

Essays  

BI 461 Tutorial Research Essays. (Undergraduate Students) (3 Quarter Hours) 

BI 661 Tutorial Research Essays. (Graduate Students) (3 Quarter Hours) 

Tutor: TBA (To be announced) 

Registration Deadline: September 19th. To register simply contact the school via email.  

Introduction: These are short informal essays intended more or less to simply “acquaint” the student with the subject.  There are numerous subjects that fall into this category; more topics will be added to those below, and with permission the student may repeat this course.  

Procedure: The student will pick any seven (7) topics from the list below research them and write an a short essay ranging from three to five pages each. The total number of pages for the entire assignment should range somewhere between 25 and 30 pages. Spread out over an 11 week term, the student will be required to turn in one essay every week or so. More specific instruction will be provided when the student registers.  

1.        The Shroud of Turin.   

2.        On what day was Jesus crucified. 

3.        The Dead Sea Scrolls. 

4.        Foot-washing. 

5.        Divination in the Old Testament. 

6.        Baptism of the Dead. (1 Cor. 15.29) 

7.        Dominion Theology. 

8.        Diseases of the Bible. 

9.        Baptismal Regeneration.  

10.     The Essenes. 

11.     What was the shape of the cross Jesus was crucified on?  

12.     Gnosticism.  

 

Position Papers 

ENG 461 Tutorial: Position Paper Writing. (Undergraduate Students) (3 Quarter Hours) 

ENG 661 Tutorial: Position Paper Writing. (Graduate Students) (3 Quarter Hours) 

Tutor: TBA (To be announced) 

Registration Deadline: September 19th. To register simply contact the school via email.  

Introduction: A “position paper” is that of a “formal essay” in which a student takes a topic and argues for their position on the matter. Topics listed below are generally considered controversial. More topics will be added in the future, and with permission the student may repeat this course.  

Procedure: The student is to pick any four (4) topics and write approximately seven pages on each one. More specific instruction will be provided when the student registers. 

1.      Holidays. (How should a Christian view holidays like Christmas and Easter?) 

2.      The temptation of Christ. (Chiefly the question of whether Christ could be tempted and the matter of his impeccability.) 

3.      The elements of the Lord’s Supper. (Chiefly the matter of which element, wine or grape juice, should be used.) 

4.      Head-covering. (Does 1 Cor. 11.1-16 teach that a women is to where a veil in the assembly, is it still binding today, etc.) 

5.      Modest apparel. (What is “modest apparel”; discuss the issues of Christian dress.) 

6.      The Sabbath. (Chiefly its connection with the first day of the week; and how and to what degree is it binding on Christians today, if at all?) 

7.      Cremation. 

 

Annotation and Commentary 

BI 462 Tutorial: Annotation and Commentary. (Undergraduate Students) (3 Quarter Hours) 

BI 662 Tutorial: Annotation and Commentary. (Graduate Students) (3 Quarter Hours) 

Tutor: TBA (To be announced) 

Registration Deadline: September 19th. To register simply contact the school via email. 

Introduction: The student will “annotate and comment” verse by verse on important chapters or select portions of the Bible. There is little difference between an annotation and a comment, but by using both terms we are including any notation and explanation from a note of one word to a comment ranging from a sentence to a paragraph in length. The more succinct the student can be, the better the explanation will be. The chapters listed here are all portions of the Bible that we believe are very important and of special interest to Christians today; we believe our students should have a general mastery of them.  

Procedure: The student is to pick any three (3) chapters to annotate and explain. More specific instruction will be provided when the student registers. More chapters will be selected and posted in the future, and with permission the student may repeat this course.  

1. Matthew 24.                                           6. Romans 12.  

2. Revelation 20.                                       7. Colossians 3.  

3. John 10.                                                 8. John 6.  

4. Hebrews 6.                                             9. Ephesians 5.  

5. Psalms 23.  

 

Exposition 

NT 461 Tutorial in New Testament Exposition. (Undergraduate Students) (3 Quarter Hours) 

NT 661 Tutorial in New Testament Exposition. (Graduate Students) (3 Quarter Hours) 

Tutor: Bro. Van Nunen 

Prerequisites: ENG 101 Research and Writing or HIS 501 Research and Writing, and one year of Greek. No exceptions.  

Registration Deadline: September 19th. To register simply contact the school via email.  

Introduction: The Scriptures listed here are considered to be some of the most important and, in some cases, the most controversial verses in the New Testament; therefore, it is only fitting that every graduate of Leland should master them. The student will gain vital experience in accurately breaking these verses down into their smallest parts, analyzing, and expounding their meaning. 

Procedure: The student is to pick any two verses (2) from the list below and expound them. The goal here is not only to accurately expound the meaning of the verse, but to do it in such a way as to leave no question one might ask, unanswered. The student must have access to any necessary commentary and/or linguistic tools to do the work. More specific instruction will be provide when the student registers. More chapter will be selected and posted in the future, and with permission the student may repeat this course.  

1.        John 3.16    

2.        Ephesian 2.8,9   

3.        Acts 2.38 

4.        Matthew 16.18

5.     Mark 15.16   

6.   1 Corinthians 13.13 

 

 

Research Papers

TH 461 Research Tutorials in Theology. (Undergraduate Student) (3 Quarter Hours) 

TH 661 Research Tutorials in Theology. (Graduate Students) (3 Quarter Hours) 

Tutor: Bro. Van Nunen 

Prerequisites: ENG 101 Research and Writing for undergraduate students; HIS 501 Research and Writing for graduate students; or permission of the instructor.  

Introduction: The student is required to write a formal research papers with cover page, table of contents, footnotes, bibliography, etc. written strictly according to writing guidelines of the college. Subjects included here are covered in other classes but are of such importance that we believe a student should give a bit more serious thought to them. Other subjects will be posted in the future, and with permission the student may repeat this course.  

Procedure: The student should pick one (1) of the two topics below and write a formal research paper between 25-30 pages. More specific instruction will be provide when the student registers.  

1.   What is the Nature of faith?  

2.  The Atonement. 

 

ENGLISH AND LITERATURE 

ENG 101 Research and Writing. (3 Credit Hours) 

Instructor: Janet Miller, B.A. 

On-Line: Must have Windows 2010 or newer operating system. 

Course Description: This course is designed to teach the student how to properly research and write a formal college research paper. The student will be allowed to research a subject of his or her own choice (with the approval of the instructor) and will then be guided step by step through the process of writing a formal academic paper. The student will be helped in matters of proper writing style and English grammar. Note: This course is a requirement for all B.A. degrees at Leland.  

ENG 102 English Grammar and Usage. (3 Credit Hours) 

Instructor: Sis. Janet Miller, B.A.  

On-Line: Must have Windows 2010 or newer operating system. 

Note: This course is a requirement for graduation for all undergraduate programs. 

Prerequisites: ENG 101 Research and Writing.   

Course Description: This course is designed to teach the student the fundamentals of English grammar and usage. Understanding the proper rules of grammar and sentence structure are essential in communicating clear and understandable thought processes and ideas. The course is also designed to improve the student’s vocabulary.  

HIS 501 Research and Writing I. (3 Credit Hours)  

Instructor: Janet Miller, B.A.  

On-Line: Must have Windows 2010 or newer operating system. 

Note: This course is required for all Graduate programs and degrees. Students who took ENG 101 at Leland and received a grade of B or better can pick an elective instead.   

Note: The student is allowed to combine the writing assignment of this course with the writing assignment of another course.  

Course Description: This course is designed to teach the student how to properly research and write a formal college research paper at John Leland Baptist College.  

LIT 101 An Introduction to Classical Literature. (3 Credit Hours) 

Instructor: Janet Miller, B.A.   

Note: One literature course is a General Studies Requirement for all undergraduate programs.  

Course Description: As an introductory course, the student will learn how to approach and appreciate great works of literature and what constitutes a “classic.” The course will cover the different genres of literature, and the student will be introduced to great works and their authors by reviewing in summary form. The course will also provide a greater appreciation of the value of literature with its unique insight into human nature and life itself. 

 

READINGS: SUMMARIES AND REVIEWS 

 

General Information Concerning Summaries and Reviews 

 

Introduction: Beginning in 2017 John Leland Baptist College began developing a Reading List of books as a requirement for graduation. Students are responsible to carefully, completely and with understanding read a prescribed number of books of various lengths and difficulty covering various fields within our general curriculum. They include works in Science, History, Literature, Theology, Political Science, Psychology, and others. Credit is given proportionately according to the length and difficulty of the book or books.  

Procedure: All books are read under the supervision of a Reading Mentor; Mentors consist mostly of faculty members and upper level graduate students. Upon registering for a Summary and Review course, the student will be given instructions on how to proceed. The student may be evaluated in any number of different ways. The student may be required to write a Summary or Review; in some cases the Mentor may draw up some brief questions for each chapter to be answered by the student or be asked to take some brief notes of the most important matters while reading the book and to submit them on a weekly basis to the Mentor. And in other cases still, the Mentor may wish to simply hold regular discussions with the student about the book as he or she reads it. At any rate, it will be left up to the Mentor on how best to evaluate whether the student has completed the readings faithfully.   

Grading: Once the Reading Mentor has been assured that the student has read the book completely, carefully, and with understanding, the Mentor will issue a grade of “P” on the student’s official Grade Report. “P” represents a “Pass” on a Pass/Fail basis.

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE 

BS 361/561 Readings in Christian Psychology. (Elective: 1 Quarter Hour) 

The New Dare to Discipline, (1992) James Dobson. 

SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE 

SC 361/563 Readings in Creation Science. (Elective: 1 Credit Hour)

1. The World that Perished, 3rd edition, revised, John C. Whitcomb. 

2. The Early Earth, 3rd edition revised, John C. Whitcomb. 

OLD TESTAMENT 

OT 361/561 Readings in the Old Testament. (Required Reading: 1 Credit Hour) 

Gleanings in Genesis, Authur W. Pink.  

OT 362/561 Readings in the Old Testament. (Elective: 1 Credit Hour) 

Noah’s Three Sons, Arthur C. Custance.  

HISTORY 

HIS 361/561 Readings: Baptist Missionaries, William Carey. (Required Reading: 1 Credit Hour) 

William Carey (The father of modern missions). Written by S Pearce Carey. Printed by the Wakeman Trust, London. 400+ pages. This particular edition has been edited by Peter Masters. Students are allowed to purchase their own book, but be careful to get the correct edition.  

HIS 362/562 Readings: Baptist Missionaries, Adoniram Judson. (Required Reading: 1 Credit Hour) 

To the Golden Shore, Courtney Anderson. This is a biography of Adoniram Judson and is generally considered to be the best biography of this great Baptist missionary. 

HIS 363/563 Readings in Baptist History. (Elective: 1 Credit hour.)  

Theologians of the Baptist Tradition, revised edition, by Timothy George and David S. Dockery  

HIS 364/563 Reading in Baptist History. (Elective: 1 Credit Hour) 

Spurgeon, A Biography, Arnold A. Dallimore. 

THEOLOGY 

TH 361/561 Readings in Theology. (Required Reading: 1 Credit hour.) 

1. The Sovereignty of God, A. W. Pink.  

2. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. I. Packer. 

READINGS AND REFLECTIONS 

Introduction: At John Leland College we believe that nothing is more important than the careful and meditative reading of God’s word. Every student is required to carefully and completely read the Bible in its entirety. This series of Readings and Reflections is a graduation requirement for all programs at Leland. You will have other Bible reading assignments in classes throughout your studies at Leland, but this series of Readings and Reflections will assure us that you have at least one time carefully read and contemplated the entire Word of God. This requirement must be completed by the end of your sophomore year in order to continue your studies at Leland. 

Procedure: The student is free to complete this reading in any order he or she chooses, but it is generally moreprofitable to complete these readings when taking the corresponding “Survey” courses.    

Undergraduate Readings and Reflections Course Numbers 

OT 101 Readings and Reflections: Pentateuch. (1 Semester Credit Hour)

OT 102 Readings and Reflections: Historical Books. (1 Semester Credit Hour)

OT 103 Readings and Reflections: Poetical Books. (1 Semester Credit Hour)

OT 104 Readings and Reflections: The Prophets. (1 Semester Credit Hour)

NT 101 Readings and Reflections: Matthew—Luke. (1 Semester Credit Hour)

NT 102 Readings and Reflections: John—1 Corinthians. (1 Semester Credit Hour)

NT 103 Readings and Reflections: 2 Corinthians—Revelation. (1 Semester Credit Hour) 

Graduate Readings and Reflections Course Numbers 

OT 501 Readings and Reflections: Pentateuch. (1 Semester Credit Hour) 

OT 502 Readings and Reflections: Historical Books. (1 Semester Credit Hour)  

OT 503 Readings and Reflections: Poetical Books. (1 Semester Credit Hour)  

OT 504 Readings and Reflections: The Prophets. (1 Semester Credit Hour)  

NT 501 Readings and Reflections: Matthew—Luke. (1 Semester Credit Hour)  

NT 502 Readings and Reflections: John—1 Corinthians. (1 Semester Credit Hour)  

NT 503 Readings and Reflections: 2 Corinthians—Revelation. (1 Semester Credit Hour)

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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