Biblical Studies - Emphasis

Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12, NRSV 

Whether you want to take a closer look at Scripture, gain a deeper knowledge of the Bible, or acquire a thorough Biblical foundation for ministry, pursuing a Biblical Studies emphasis at Northern Seminary may be the right option for you.

Northern has developed specialized courses designed to fit the specific interests and needs of students who are focused on enriching their knowledge of Scripture.

Individuals pursuing this emphasis will be equipped for ministry leadership that is:

Biblical. [Grounded in Scripture]

Combined with a comprehensive academic degree program that provides a solid foundation in the study of Scripture, church history, theology and ethics, Biblical Studies courses challenge the student to dig deeper into the Bible with courses ranging from Old or New Testament, to theology, ethics and biblical languages.

Missional. [Sharing Christ in Context]

Northern Seminary provides students with unique ways to learn how to share Christ in context. Through a variety of experiential and classroom learning experiences, students are challenged to apply knowledge to the contemporary context and are equipped for contextually-relevant ministry leadership.

Personal. [Holistic, Relational Ministry]

Individuals pursuing the Biblical Studies Emphasis benefit from Northern’s commitment to personal, holistic ministry training. From the availability of professors to engage in discussion and guide students in discerning their call, to the opportunity to connect with other students on the same path, individuals experience a community that partners with them in their journey toward effective ministry leadership.

Is this program for me?

The Biblical Studies Emphasis is for:

  • Anyone interested in deepening his or her knowledge of the Bible, theology, ethics and/or biblical languages
  • Individuals who want to be equipped for ministry leadership that is well-grounded in and framed by Bible-focused study
  • Pastors or church leaders who want to gain specialized skill for ministry with a focus on Biblical Studies

What are the requirements of the Biblical Studies Emphasis?

The Biblical Studies Emphasis can be acquired by completing a combination of any five Biblical Studies electives as part of any of the following programs:

  • Master of Divinity
  • Master’s Specialization

Examples of Biblical Studies Electives include:

  • Greek I
  • Parables of Jesus
  • Theology of Church & Culture
  • The Major Prophets
  • Introduction to Christian Ethics

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 Northern is ready to work with you to make the pursuit of theological education a present reality!