B.A. in Theological Studies (BATS)

Prerequisites for applying to the BATS course of study:

An Associate of Arts (AA) degree or 60 hours of transfer credit is required for admission.

Please note:  If you are applying to this course of study you MUST have a local mentor.  

  1. All students applying to this undergraduate program MUST have a local mentor.  It is up to the student to find his own local mentor.  TNARS will then, upon proper application submittal, approve that mentor.
  2. Local mentors must possess an appropriate graduate degree in a theological discipline from an approved seminary.
  3. Local mentors, along with completing the standard mentor questionnairemust also submit a multi-page example of his writing abilities.  This may come from his past seminary work, ministerial papers, other publications, his thesis or dissertation.
  4. Local mentors must subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and inform the TNARS administration at the time of application of any exceptions he may take to these standards.

 

Total Credits: 60

(Prerequisite is an Associate degree or equivalent)

PR201 Spirit, Church, & Last Things
BS301 Psalms and Wisdom Books
TH310 The Divine Covenants
BS310 The Gospel of Paul
BS320 OT/Redemptive History
TH401 Salvation and Regeneration
PR310 Spiritual Gifts
TH420 The Doctrine of Reconciliation
TH421 The Holy Spirit
TH430 Faith
TH440 Preaching
BS401 Life & Teaching of Jesus

PR201 Spirit, Church, & Last Things


Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Listen to Lectures:
http://www.covenantseminary.edu/resources/#!/courses-spirit-church-last-things

Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: http://www.the-highway.com/amila_Hoekema.html
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: http://the-highway.com/amilTOC_Engelsma.html
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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BS301 Psalms and Wisdom Books


Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Listen to Lectures:
http://www.covenantseminary.edu/resources/#!/lecture-series-tea-with-jerram-experiencing-the-psalms

Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures: Old Testament Survey (Only sections 18, 19, and 20 – “Poetry and Wisdom”)
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: Expositions of Holy Scripture: Psalms
Assignment:

  1. Write 20 pages on the Psalms interacting with how the book deals with a particular theme (e.g. redemption). Consult your mentor for theme approval.

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TH310 The Divine Covenants


Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Read:
The Divine Covenants By A.W. Pink    Amazon Online Version (pdf)
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures:

Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson – The First Promise
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson – The Covenant in the Old Testament
Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson – The Consummation of the Covenant

Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

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BS310 The Gospel of Paul


Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Read:
Gleanings From Paul By A.W. Pink    AMAZON ONLINE VERSION
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 30 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures:
http://www.covenantseminary.edu/resources/#!/courses-life-and-letters-of-paul

Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 30 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

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BS320 OT/Redemptive History


Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Listen to Lectures:
http://www.covenantseminary.edu/resources/#!/courses-old-testament-history-and-theology

Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: A History of the Work of Redemption
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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TH401 Salvation and Regeneration


Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Read: Doctrine of Justification
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read:
The Sovereignty of God in Salvation (Jonathan Edwards)
http://www.eternallifeministries.org/lrs_Christ2.htm
http://www.eternallifeministries.org/lrs_Spirit.htm
Charlie Martin – Synergism 

Assignment:

  1. Write 20 pages interacting with the ideas of the readings and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures:
Union With Christ
How God Converts the Human Soul

Assignment:

  1. Write 20 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

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PR310 Spiritual Gifts


Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Read:
http://entrewave.com/view/reformedonline/Spiritual%20Gifts,%20Part%201.htm
http://entrewave.com/view/reformedonline/Spiritual%20Gifts,%20part%202.htm
http://entrewave.com/view/reformedonline/Spiritual%20Gifts,%20part%203.htm
http://entrewave.com/view/reformedonline/Spiritual%20Gifts,%20part%204.htm
http://entrewave.com/view/reformedonline/Spiritual%20Gifts,%20part%205.htm
http://entrewave.com/view/reformedonline/Spiritual%20Gifts,%20part%206.htm
http://entrewave.com/view/reformedonline/Spiritual%20Gifts,%20part%207.htm
http://entrewave.com/view/reformedonline/Spiritual%20Gifts,%20part%208.htm
http://www.biblicalstudies.com/bstudy/spiritualgifts/ch17.htm
http://www.biblicalstudies.com/bstudy/spiritualgifts/ch18.htm
http://www.biblicalstudies.com/bstudy/spiritualgifts/ch21.htm
http://www.biblicalstudies.com/bstudy/spiritualgifts/ch22.htm

John MacArthur – Concerning Spiritual Gifts (all sections)

Assignment:

  1. Write 30 pages interacting with the authors ideas and giving your analysis of all readings.

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TH420 The Doctrine of Reconciliation


Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Read: The Doctrine of Reconciliation
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 30 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures:
http://www.covenantseminary.edu/resources/#!/courses-humanity-christ-and-redemption

Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 30 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

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TH421 The Holy Spirit


Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Read: The Holy Spirit
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 30 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: Work of the Holy Spirit
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 30 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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TH430 Faith


Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Read: The Life of Faith By A.W. Pink    AMAZON ONLINE VERSION
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read:
http://www.reformed.org/books/pink/saving_faith/
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: Doctrine of Justification by Faith
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

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TH440 Preaching


Credit:

6 Semester Hours

Read: The Ministry of the Word
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Read: Delivery of Sermons
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures:
http://www.covenantseminary.edu/resources/#!/courses-christ-centered-preaching

Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

Assignment: Write 2 10 page sermons on an approved passages.

Your mentor may also require preaching sermons at your local church.

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BS401 Life & Teaching of Jesus


Credit:

3 Semester Hours

Read: The Sermon on the Mount By A.W. Pink    AMAZON ONLINE VERSION
Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the book.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the author’s ideas and giving your analysis.

Listen to Lectures:
http://www.covenantseminary.edu/resources/#!/courses-life-and-teachings-of-jesus

Assignment:

  1. Write an outline of the lectures.
  2. Write 20 pages interacting with the lecture ideas and giving your analysis.

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