Prof. John Muniz

Old Testament online, course code COL1000 starting Sat. 9/21


The main purpose of this course is to introduce the class to the Socio-Political, Socio-Cultural, and Socio-Religious setting of the New Testament in an effort to develop critical skills to extract meaning out of the biblical text in an intelligible and coherent manner.  The more we learn about the time, place and the culture of the people, we will gain a greater understanding of and insight into God’s word, which was spoken then and continues to be spoken now to us through his Son, Jesus Christ.  Special attention will be paid to the history of early Christianity.   


The course, Biblical Exegesis, is comprised of 12 sessions designed to introduce and discuss the theories and practice of biblical interpretation. It encourages critical use of the perspectives, tools and methods of biblical scholarship.

The goal of all exegesis is to explain what the text meant for its original audience and in its original historical setting to explain what the text mean for today in the hope of proclaiming the “Good News for God’s people.” Toward this end, we will focus each session on an aspect of the exegetical methods and complete our work with a piece of proclamation, anchored in exegesis.


The purpose of this course is two-fold:

(1) to introduce and explore the basics of Christian education through the lens of theology, philosophy, history, and developmental perspectives; and

(2) to begin and/or continue the process of seeking answers to eight questions in Christian education that have often been overlooked or glossed over in the past.

Consideration will also be given to five guiding paradigms that contemporary Christian educators use to approach the theory and practice of Christian education. A variety of techniques will be used in order for each student to articulate an awareness of the importance of Christian education for the student’s personal ministry, throughout every aspect of church life and how it impacts those within and without the church walls.


The main purpose of this course is to introduce the class to the historical understanding of the formation of the Christian Church from the days of the apostles to approximately the 20th Century.  We will examine the creeds of the Church, the roles and impact of the Church.  As we learn about the time, place and the culture of the people, we will gain a general idea about the history of world Christianity.