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The Bible Minor Project

One of the value-added distinctives that sets Cedarville apart is that every student, regardless of major, receives a Bible minor. Made up of five courses, the Bible minor stretches students to think about God, His Word, and His world in whole new ways and encourages them to apply Scripture to all areas of their lives. We are excited to serve parents, churches, and the greater Body of Christ by providing these exceptional resources for personal and community study.

Bible and the Gospel Taught by Dr. Trent Rogers

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The Bible and the Gospel is the first course in Cedarville's Bible Minor sequence. Through helpful tools for biblical interpretation, you will be challenged to pursue a deep and growing relationship with Christ through personal, inductive study of God's Word. You'll study the appeal of the Gospel, the Holy Spirit's role in inspiring the Bible, the local church's role in spiritual growth, and much more.

The videos below feature Dr. Trent Rogers, Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies and Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek, as the course professor. Dr. Rogers is passionate about teaching the Bible and leading students to love and serve God.

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Course Videos

The videos below are presented in the order of the class lectures.

What is the Biblical Gospel? pt 1

In this lecture, Dr. Rogers introduces the course and articulates a biblical understanding of the Gospel.

What is the Biblical Gospel? pt 2

Dr. Rogers continues his discussion of explaining the Gospel.

What is the new identity and life produced by the gospel?

Dr. Rogers articulates a biblical understanding of Christian identity and calling.

What are spiritual disciplines?

In this lecture, Dr. Rogers walks the class through the concept of spiritual disciplines.

Why engage the Bible?

This lecture discusses the ongoing role of the Bible in the life of a believer and Dr. Rogers analyzes some key verses to explain this.

How does the Christian engage the Bible?

Dr. Rogers identifies some strategies for how to engage the Bible in daily life.

What is prayer and why should Christians pray?

In this lecture, Dr. Rogers explains the ongoing role of prayer in the life of a believer.

How should Christians engage in prayer?

Dr. Rogers continues his discussion of prayer and looks at the models of prayer seen in Scripture.

How should Christians engage in prayer? pt. 2

In this lecture, Dr. Rogers wraps up his series on how Christians should engage in prayer.

What is the Church?

This lecture begins the discussion of defining and understanding the mission of the Church.

Why engage in Church?

Dr. Rogers explains the practice of church commitment and membership.

How should Christians engage the church?

Dr. Rogers concludes his discussion on church by unpacking what it means to worship.

Why and how should Christians share the Gospel?

In this lecture, Dr. Rogers explains the biblical call to share the Gospel.

What does the Bible say about itself?

Dr. Rogers articulates a biblical understanding of the Bible.

What is the character of the Bible?

This lecture explains the doctrine of Scripture and unpacks some important theological terms about the Bible.

How does the Bible come to us?

In this lecture, Dr. Rogers explains the processes of transmission, canonization, and translation of the Bible.

What is the message of the Bible?

Dr. Rogers articulates the message of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

What role do the covenants play in the Bible?

In this lecture, Dr. Rogers explains the biblical covenants, their meaning, and how they function in the biblical storyline.

Interpretation and Biblical Theology

Dr. Rogers identifies the discipline and practice of biblical theology.

Vocabulary Tool

This lecture begins a series of discussing particular tools for analyzing Scripture, starting first with the Vocabulary Tool.

Translation, Quotation, Allusion tools

In this lecture, Dr. Rogers analyzes these tools to help understand Scripture rightly.

Copycat Tool

Dr. Rogers continues the conversation from the last lecture and introduces the Copycat Tool.

Structure Tool

Dr. Rogers explains the understanding and practices of the Structure Tool.

Context Tools

This lecture identifies the parallels, narrator's comment, tone and feel, repetition and context tools for analyzing Scripture.

Authors Purpose Tool

In this lecture, Dr. Rogers presents the author's purpose in writing.

Genre Tool pt 1

Dr. Rogers discusses the impact genre has on the biblical interpretation.

Genre Tool pt 2

Dr. Rogers continues the discussion of how different forms of communication impact the way that we read.

So What tool

In this final lecture, Dr. Rogers discusses how we can apply the information and skills learned in this class into our daily lives.

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