by Angela Farlow, Student Public Relations Writer
Cedarville University is now making the courses from its Bible minor program available online at no charge. The first course, Old Testament Literature taught by Dr. Chris Miller, is currently online.
Cedarville’s Bible minor consists of five classes: The Bible and the Gospel, Old Testament Literature, New Testament Literature, Theology I and Theology II. Every undergraduate at Cedarville is required to earn the Bible minor.
“We want to put our Bible minor online as a ministry for the church, a ministry to parents and for transparency in recruiting,” said Dr. Thomas White, president of Cedarville University.
Many Christians have never had the privilege of studying the Bible in an academic setting, White continued. The Bible minor will allow church leaders to have foundational teaching of the Bible, while prospective students will have the opportunity to preview what Cedarville teaches. The online Bible minor will also allow parents to learn alongside their students and feel confident sending their children to Cedarville University.
— Thomas White
Miller has taught Old Testament Literature at Cedarville University for 28 years. Old Testament is one of the highest-ranked classes at Cedarville and one that many alumni view as a favorite.
”The Old Testament Literature course marries passionate worship with strong academics in a God honoring way,” Miller said. This is an impactful approach to learning the Bible. Instead of looking at the Bible as an ancient history book or just as a devotional study, Bible minor classes incorporate the importance of finding a healthy balance, Miller noted.
White explained, “It will take time, but eventually the entire Bible minor will be online for free to those interested.”
Dr. Jeremy Kimble’s Theology II class will be the next class available online.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Master of Divinity program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.