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Why a Bible Minor for All Students


Why a Bible Minor for All Students

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

BibleAt Cedarville University, we take our mission statement very seriously: "Cedarville University transforms lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.” Not only is there biblical integration in every course, but all students complete a Bible minor as a part of their academic program. Always among our students’ favorites, Bible classes stretch them to think about God, His Word, and His world in whole new ways.

The Bible minor at Cedarville is made up of five courses:

  • Course One: The Bible and the Gospel focuses on the core aspects of living the Christian life and walking faithfully with the Savior. Students are first exposed to the beauty of the biblical Gospel. The goal is that they would see how God demonstrated His great love for them through the death of Christ. Students are challenged to pursue a deep and growing relationship with Christ through the personal study of God's Word. In particular, they learn how to study the Bible for themselves in a section that focuses on inductive Bible study and how habits of memorizing and studying the Word of God will produce a spiritual maturity that can endure through the tests of life.
  • Courses Two and Three: Old Testament Literature and New Testament Literature will make the Bible real as students explore the narrative, poetry and epistles of the Bible. Students will see how God’s redemptive story is unfolded in the biblical texts. Studying the whole Bible reinforces the model of interpreting and applying the Scripture learned in the Bible and the Gospel. 
  • Courses Four and Five: Theology 1 and Theology 2 build on the biblical knowledge students have learned in their previous Bible classes. The goal now is to synthesize and systematize that knowledge as they seek to understand what God says about the great questions of the past and present. We use the Bible as the foundation and final authority for theology as we also learn from the great Christian theologians of the past. 

These classes will challenge your student’s thinking. More importantly, they will transform his or her life.

Watch the video below to learn more about how Cedarville will intentionally build into your student's life through the Bible minor and daily chapel.

P.S. If you are interested in studying the Bible more deeply yourself, Cedarville has made lecture videos from several of its Bible minor courses available online at no charge. Visit The Bible Minor Project to see available courses and watch course videos. These videos are great resources for small-group study or personal enrichment.

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